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The First 1,000-Year-Old Person Could Already Be Alive, Thanks to A.I.

Ben Goertzel is excited for the future.<p>The first human to live for 1,000 years may have already been born. Ben Goertzel, founder and CEO of …

Immune System

Chinese firm claims its laser rifle burns clothes and skin up to 800m away

A Chinese firm wants to arm the country’s police forces with a whole new kind of weapon for the battlefield: an assault rifle that fires lasers and can burn your clothes and skin from up to 800m away. Oh, and those lasers are silent, invisible, and can pass through glass windows too.<p>The rifle (not …

Huge meta-study confirms link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis

One of the most compelling hypotheses in scientific research today is the growing belief that psychiatric disorders are potentially related to immune …

AI's health advice is as good as a doctor's, startup says

AI can now offer health advice as good as what you'd get from a human doctor, says a UK-based startup.<p>Babylon Health said Wednesday that it gave its artificial intelligence technology the same test required of would-be general practitioners in Britain and that the AI performed better than …

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to blame for the wide assortment of gadgets that use the Android operating …

Social Media

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Technology (India)

The power of quantum technology in 2018

<b>The power of quantum technology in 2018: how does this develop nowadays</b><p>Quantum technology is a new field in physics, derived from quantum physics …

A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”<p>When Josiah Zayner watched a biotech CEO drop his pants at a biohacking conference and inject himself with an untested herpes treatment, he realized things had gone off the rails.<p>Zayner is no stranger to stunts in …

Today, Michio Kaku described what life will look like in twenty years

by Jolene Creighton February 11, 2018 Future Society 37648<p>Earlier today, Michio Kaku spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai. I was fortunate …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The quantum computing apocalypse is imminent

In the ancient world, they used cubits as an important data unit, but the new data unit of the future is the qubit — the quantum bits that will change the face of computing.<p>Quantum bits are the basic units of information in quantum computing, a new type of computer in which particles like electrons …

‘Star Wars’ Fans Recreated The Obi-Wan Vs. Darth Vader Duel From ‘A New Hope’ With Impressive Results

The fateful duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> has taken some flack from fans in recent years for its relatively clunky and slow action. Fair or not, that’s just how it is. Of course, we know that Sir Alec Guinness, who was 63-years-old when filming, wasn’t able to …

Stop Joking About Fleeing Earth for Newly Discovered Planets

Exploring the galaxy will only give our problems more room to expand.<p>How did we lose the universe? When, last month, NASA announced the discovery of seven new Earth-like exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, a dwarf star only 40 light years from us, it felt strange: not the beginning of something, but …

A Brutal 500-Page Math Proof Even Experts Can't Understand Is About to Be Published

WTF?<p>His name is Shinichi Mochizuki, and depending on how fluent you are in the fringes of number theory, he's either a peerless mathematical …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Galaxies

This is how your brain physically changes when you consume whole turmeric

Turmeric is regarded as miraculous spice whose positive effects on the body are backed up by more than 600 health benefits. This is mostly due to its …

Wellness

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Mental Health

Introducing 'dark DNA' – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

Mutations

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

Watch: These Mind-Blowing iPhone Augmented Reality Demos Show the Power of Apple’s ARKit

Want to take a peek at the future of mobile augmented reality (AR)? Then you’re in luck: A number of developers have been busy hacking away on …

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Particles

Lab-grown cartilage mimics the real thing

Biomedical engineers have created an artificial, lab-grown tissue that mirrors natural cartilage.<p>The tissue, grown under tension but without a …

Scientists Demonstrate "Liquid Light" at Room Temperature for the First Time

A Strange Form of Matter<p>Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in …

Deep Learning at the Speed of Light on Nanophotonic Chips

Deep learning has transformed the field of artificial intelligence, but the limitations of conventional computer hardware are already hindering …

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model

Research, published this week in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, offers hope for people with Huntington's disease. Gene editing could be the …

Genetics