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Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

Archaeology

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Environmentally Friendly

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Singularity

10 Healing Plants Which Were Used By The Native Americans To Treat Anything From Joint Pain To Cancer For Centuries

More and more people are ditching the traditional medicine and its chemically produced medications and look for natural remedies to every medical …

By 2100 Cities Are Going To Become Unbearably Warm

By 2050, 70% of the world's population could be living in cities.<p>Egan Jimenez Woodrow Wilson School<p>A heat wave is one of the deadliest forms of …

Climate Change

Black Holes Must Have Singularities, Says Einstein's Relativity

The more mass you place into a small volume of space, the stronger the gravitational pull gets. According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, there’s an astrophysical limit to how dense something can get and still remain a macroscopic, three-dimensional object. Exceed that critical value, …

Physics

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize

Zoom in close on the center of the picture above, and you can spot something you perhaps never thought you’d be able to see: a single atom. Here is a …

Quantum Mechanics

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Medicine

SoundCloud aims to pay 'hundreds of thousands' of artists

SoundCloud's CEO said its invite-only Premier program, which pays ad money to back to artists, will include hundreds of thousands of artists in two years.<p>SoundCloud expects to have hundreds of thousands of artists in payment program SoundCloud premier in the next couple years, CEO Kerry Trainor …

Music Industry

Magic Leap’s cheapest headsets will cost as much as a high-end phone, says CEO

Magic Leap is planning multiple editions of its augmented reality headsets for different levels of consumers and professionals, with the cheapest starting at the price of a “higher-end mobile phone to higher-end tablet,” says company president and CEO Rony Abovitz. “I think we’re trying to …

Augmented Reality

SpaceX Falcon Heavy: Video offers close-up view of rocket boosters landing

It was perhaps the most talked-about part of last week’s launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy: a pair of rocket boosters, making a perfectly …

Elon Musk

Researchers grew a fully mature human egg in a lab

Researchers in the UK and the US have taken human eggs in their most early stage and developed them to maturity in a lab for the first time. It's a big achievement that could open up new avenues for infertility treatment and give scientists a better understanding of how the egg development process …

Bioengineering

Scientists invent ‘super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable …

Engineering

These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we'll get in 2090

It’s easy to be apathetic about rising global temperatures, but difficult when you imagine your own future backyard.<p>There are lots of terrible things about climate change. Birds will go extinct. Bits of Florida will be swallowed up by the sea. Coffee will taste worse. But let’s be honest: we are a …

Climate Change

From startups to champions: How to focus Canada’s AI dreams

<i>Steve Irvine is the founder and CEO of integrate.ai, adviser to the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and board member for the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.</i><p>One year ago, I left my executive role at Facebook in Silicon Valley to return to Canada and build integrate.ai, an …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?<p>We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human …

Artificial Intelligence

Instagram is finally adding a scheduling feature, sort of

In a move that will bring unbridled joy to social media managers and influencers everywhere, Instagram is now allowing business profiles to schedule posts, the company announced on its Business blog today. Currently, the feature only works for photos, not videos, and it’s only available through …

APIs

Harvard Is Offering a Popular Online Architecture Course for Free

Ever wondered what it would be like to take a class at Harvard? If you're interested in architecture, you'll be thrilled to hear that Harvard's Graduate School of Design is offering its popular course, <i>The Architectural Imagination</i>, for free online. From the comfort of your own home, you'll get the …

Harvard

Superpowered Chinese Lasers Could Soon Rip Open Raw Vacuum

Physicists are getting close to building lasers powerful enough to rip matter out of a vacuum.<p>According to a report published Jan. 24 in the journal …

Physics

Waymo orders thousands of Chrysler vans for self-driving taxi service

Waymo already turned 600 Chrysler Pacifica minivans into self-driving vehicles, but apparently, those aren't enough for the company's upcoming taxi service. FCA US has revealed that it's supplying the former Google self-driving division with thousands of Chrysler Pacific minivans and that delivery …

Waymo

Particle Physics: New Laser Could Rip Apart Space Vacuum And Convert Light Into Matter

Physicists in China are on the cusp of "breaking the vacuum"—a phenomenon created by lasers of unprecedented power that physically rip particles out …

Physics

Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups

Los Angeles is becoming one of the more interesting destinations for startups and the investors that provide money for venture capital firms to place bets on young companies are increasingly starting to take notice.<p>New funds are launching in Los Angeles at a pretty feverish clip, and the latest to …

Venture Capital

OMERS expands cryptocurrency presence with $50-million Ethereum public company offering

Ontario pension giant OMERS is pushing further into the rapidly expanding cryptocurrency business through the creation of an Ethereum-focused public company that is planning to raise $50-million.<p>Newly-formed Ethereum Capital Inc. announced Monday morning it is launching a private placement co-led …

Cryptocurrency

This Startup’s Artificial Star Is For All Humanity, Whether Humanity Wants It Or Not

That shooting star you just wished on? It might have been a satellite.<p>Just in case anyone had forgotten that we live in an era when tech companies get to make decisions that impact every human being on Earth, there is now a shiny new object shooting across the night sky to remind you of it.<p>Rocket …

Space Exploration

A salamander with a genome 10 times the size of ours regrows lost limbs | Ars Technica

Most of the extra DNA appears to be irrelevant to regeneration.<p>Some human tissues, like the liver and muscles, retain the ability to regrow after …

Genetics

Can human brain be replaced by computer chip? Fingernail-sized chips to replace supercomputers soon

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have attempted to design computer chips that work like the human brain.<p>Technology companies …

The Future

4 deep learning breakthroughs business leaders should understand

It’s a given that artificial intelligence will change many things in our world in 2018. But with new developments arising at a rapid pace, how can business leaders keep up with the latest AI to improve their performance?<p>Perhaps the best place for executives to start is gaining an understanding of …

Machine Learning

MIT discovery resurrects potential of molten salt batteries for grid level power storage

One of the primary problems with renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, is that power gets generated when the wind or sun is available, …

Batteries

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

UX Design

Gene42 Receives $12.9 Million from Canadian Government for Big-Data Precision Healthcare

Data and analytics will soon be put to the test as a method for keeping track of different diseases.<p>Gene42 is building the first pan-Canadian rare …

Digital Health