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Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

Scientists have uncovered the secrets of the Bajau people, long-famed for their ability to hold their breath for extraordinary lengths of time<p>The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt …

Native Americans

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Major plant breakthrough to help 1.2 billon people

By altering a single gene, scientists coaxed tobacco plants — a model crop often used in experiments — to grow to near normal size with only 75 per …

How This Lithium-ion Breakthrough Could End Smartphone Battery Anxiety

It could also lead to better electric cars.<p>A team of researchers have cleared the path to enable batteries that are safer, lighter, and contain more …

Clean Energy

Contact lens-based tech could lead to better EV power source

A team of scientists from the UK have developed a material made of polymers that could become the answer to humanity's battery woes. It could apparently lead to supercapacitors -- battery alternatives that can charge really quickly -- up to 10,000 times more powerful than usual. Thus, if an …

Major breakthrough in cancer care as gene map paves way for new treatments

Scientists have heralded a “breakthrough” in cancer treatment after deciphering the genetic code of thousands of tumours providing a road map for …

Cancer

Once-Hot Material Graphene Could Be Next Battery Breakthrough

The next big thing for batteries may have fizzled out years ago.<p>Remember graphene? The advanced material -- made up of a lattice of carbon atoms -- …

Graphene

'Water-in-salt' electrolyte yields stable cathode for lithium-air battery operations

Harnessing the full electrochemical power of lithium-oxygen batteries requires an efficient, more stable electrolyte. Researchers from Boston College …

Clean Energy

A new approach to rechargeable batteries

A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by …

Clean Energy

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

Machine Learning

There's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desert

While studying the amount of carbon dioxide in the desert's air, a team of researchers was surprised to learn that large amounts of the greenhouse gas were disappearing around a region of the desert called the Tarim basin.<p>The most likely explanation, they recently reported in the journal …

Earth Science

Watch This Neural Network Generate an Infinite Number of Totally Unique Anime Characters

Last month Nvidia revealed its work on using competing neural networks to generate random, but convincing, photos of non-existent celebrities. A …

Trippy Magic Happens When AI Only Knows About Flowers, Waves, and Fires

The same way a human only knows as much as they’ve studied or experienced, an artificial intelligence is only as smart as its training. But unlike a …

After Millions of Trials, These Simulated Humans Learned to Do Perfect Backflips and Cartwheels

Using well-established machine learning techniques, researchers from University of California, Berkeley have taught simulated humanoids to perform …

Machine Learning

This AI Can Automatically Animate New Flintstones Cartoons

<i>The Flintstones</i>, a cartoon about life in the Stone Age, has just surpassed <i>The Jetsons</i>, a cartoon about life in the distant future, when it comes to …

Artificial Intelligence

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

U.S. Was Winning War Against China's Intellectual Property Theft

Then Trump took office.<p>Twelve years ago, the Chinese put my brother-in-law, Frank Williams, out of business. Frank was one of the last costume jewelry designers in Providence, R.I., a city where costume jewelry had once been a major industry. His small company, which he’d owned since 1978, had been …

China

How a lifelong procrastinator cracked the productivity riddle

“My brain isn’t lazy,” says Tim Urban, Harvard grad, musician, blogger at Wait But Why, cofounder of two successful tutoring companies, and expert …

Procrastination

Warren Buffett Once Shared This Priceless Advice to Keep People From Making Dumb Mistakes

Without this virtue helping you navigate through life's many choices, you're going to eventually fail.<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has sage-like wisdom. At 87 years young, we expect and look to the third-richest person on the planet to impart profound advice to us mere mortals.<p>No matter how …

Self-improvement

The Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail, According to 14 International Accelerators

The only mystery about startup failure is why founders keep making the same mistakes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As speakers, advisers and trainers in the entrepreneurial space, we’ve been particularly excited by our December survey of the principles of 14 …

Startups

Water purification breakthrough can even clean water from the Dead Sea

Despite all our advances, access to clean water is still a major problem – not just for developing nations, but here in the US, where water shortages …

Water

5 Leadership Rules From the Past That Don't Work Now (If You're Doing Any Of These, Stop)

Don't fall prey to these untruths<p>I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us want to be considered a successful leader. However, what worked in the past won't work now. Rapid change requires agile leaders who think differently and can adapt to the changing times. Leadership is also personal - …

Leadership

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Employment

Researchers develop Terahertz microchips that can make computers 100 times faster- Technology News, Firstpost

Researchers have developed a technology that could enable our computers — and all optic communication devices — to run 100 times faster through …

Nanotech

Quantum speed-up predicted for charging quantum batteries

While batteries have been improving in recent times, at their core today's batteries still operate on the same basic electrochemical principles …

Quantum Mechanics

Don’t Bother Trying to Outrun This Creepy Spiderbot That Transforms Into a Rolling Wheel

If the only thing more terrifying to you than a spider is a spider chasing you, you’re not going to want to watch this video of Festo’s latest …

Robotics

Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World

When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas …

Artificial Intelligence