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Level Ex raises $11 million for a real surgeon simulator

Developer Level Ex raised $11 million in a Series A round of financing to continue creating games that are aimed at replicating operating room scenarios. It previously created the virtual surgery training app Airway Ex, and with the funds it’s just raised, it will also start to experiment with …

Medical Technology

Dassault Systemes announces launch of SOLIDWORKS 2018 3D design and engineering application

Global 3D experience major <b>Dassault Systemes</b> on Wednesday announced the launch of "SOLIDWORKS 2018," the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design …

Adding this unlikely ingredient to your chocolate cake will make it extra fluffy

Experts claim this kitchen cupboard staple it will add a 'dream-like' texture to your baking<p>When it comes to baking we all have those little tips and …

Cute 550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin

• Home<br>• ><br>• Tiny House<br>• ><br>• Cute 550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin<p>posted 10 months ago<br>Categories: Tiny House<p>FabCab offers this tiny house called TimberCab 550, a …

Tiny House Movement

The Wheelhaus "Caboose" Wins Big on Style Points

This is perhaps one of my favorite designs – the Caboose as it’s known is made by Wheelhaus. They’re based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and you can …

Tiny House Movement

Sleek Low Cost Cabin Construction

The Glass and Wood House<p>The Neiling House, located in Berlin, was designed by Peter Grundmann in collaboration with Thomas Pohl. The project was …

Cabins

Small Chinese Apartment Mixes Modern and Traditional Elements

Architects Guo Donghai and Yan Linglin were tasked with creating a simple, traditional Chinese home in the heart of Shanghai. The project was …

Interior Design

A Place You Thought Only Existed In Your Imagination

Chic Treehouses in a Gorgeous Setting<p>If you’ve ever imagined a lush green forest setting stocked full with cute little treehouses, then I hate to …

Treehouses

Garður Landhouse / Studio Granda

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Garður is a large parcel of land on the east bank of the Ytri Rangá river. It’s a harsh landscape with …

Indigenous Peoples

Virtual reality brings ninth century Viking invaders' camp to life

Exhibition to feature scenes and artefacts from large-scale winter base where soldiers prepared to conquer Anglo-Saxons in 872<p>The Viking armies that invaded Britain in the ninth century were far larger than had previously been realised, according to academic research that forms the basis for a …

15 Last-Minute Bake Sale Goodies (Because You Totally Didn't Forget)

You thought the school bake sale was on your calendar, until you realize it's in a few hours and you completely forgot. Or maybe you volunteered to …

Google’s second generation TPU chips takes machine learning processing to a new level

Google announced its next generation of its custom Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) machine learning chips at Google I/O today. These chips, which are designed specifically to speed up machine learning tasks, are supposed to be more capable than CPUs or even GPUs at these tasks and are an upgrade …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

Researchers Find Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Brain Lesions That Lead to Strokes

Another connection between the gut and the brain.<p>In yet another study that has connected conditions in the gut to diseases of the brain, scientists …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Google Chrome is about to revolutionize virtual reality

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google announced last week that the latest version of Chrome, its popular web browser, will support virtual reality (VR) on the web, allowing any user to view VR …

Mixed Reality

AI learns to recognize exotic states of matter

It's difficult for humans to identify phase transitions, or exotic states of matter that come about through unusual transitions (say, a material becoming a superconductor). They might not have to do all the hard work going forward, however. Two sets of researchers have shown that you can teach …

The Natural History Museum And Google Just Released 300,000 Digital Specimens Online

The archives feature fossils from dinosaurs, mammoths and dodos.<p>The Natural History Museum has joined forces with Google to publish 300,000 digital …

Possible New Whale Species Discovered In Pacific Ocean

A story of a corpse, a Japanese legend, and misidentified displays<p>Since the 1940s, Japanese whalers have spoken of a rare whale variety, a smaller and darker version of the Baird’s beaked whale. They called the animal <i>karasu</i>, or raven, and said that you could only see them at the Namuro Strait …

A Little Design maximises space in tiny 22-metre-square Taiwan apartment

Taiwanese studio A Little Design has renovated a 22-metre-square micro apartment to serve every need of its occupant (+ slideshow).<p>A bath, …

Interior Design

The best non-alcoholic drinks for summer

There are many perks of buying and writing about wine. The chance to travel is top of my list, but the one that garners the most envy is free wine. On average 15 bottles a week, much of which is then distributed to grateful neighbours on Friday.<p>It is actually surprisingly easy to not have too much …

Giant Artwork Reflects The Gorgeous Complexity of The Human Brain

The new work at The Franklin Institute may be the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of the brain ever.<p>Your brain has approximately 86 billion neurons joined together through some 100 trillion connections, giving rise to a complex biological machine capable of pulling off amazing feats. …

Lilwil’s personalized learning engine teaches teachers how to teach

Every student has a unique learning style, but it’s tough for teachers to figure out whether they learn best through lectures, images, reading, self-directed practice or group projects. By using publicly available education progress data and personality analysis, Lilwil is able to automatically …

Helix conducts research as you write

Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like JSTOR or PubMed, which don’t have the reliable search capabilities of an engine like Google — so …

Where do Neanderthals come from? Oldest DNA reveals clues.

The oldest Neanderthal DNA yet has been extracted and studied, highlighting the shift among anthropologists away from seeing Neanderthals as …

Sima de los Huesos: DNA secrets of 430,000-year-old 'pit of bones' hominins revealed

The oldest relatives of Neanderthals have been identified through the DNA of hominins found at the 430,000-year-old Sima de los Huesos site in …

Canadian scientists raise alarm over inadequate computing resources

Scientists across Canada who need access to fast and powerful supercomputers to conduct their federally funded research say they are falling behind their international competitors, or having to switch to less ambitious projects because the country's digital research infrastructure is insufficient …

Hawaii to come up with management plan to help coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii is gathering information from the scientific community and local stakeholders to create a comprehensive coral reef management plan, but officials said Monday they will not yet impose a requested moratorium on collecting aquarium fish.<p>Officials said that after …

Explore The Great Barrier Reef Inside A Giant Gas Tank

A 360-degree panorama might just inspire conservation action<p>There’s an ocean inside an enormous gas storage tank in Leipzig, Germany. For the past 12 years, artist and architect Yadegar Asisi has been operating the space as a platform for his large-scale panoramic works. The art is projected onto …