Varying opinions on the rise and prominence of GMOs has led to a lot of controversy. Many people, regardless of their stance, still feel entitled to know what they’re consuming, and if it’s the product of laboratory research.
Energy company Tepco has published photos and video from an underwater drone sent into the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant to locate the melted fuel debris from inside its No.3 reactor, one of those which melted down during the 2011 disaster.
It seems a new frontier has been reached in the fast-paced world of Artificial Intelligence, but as fast as technology is able to advance, it can still be reproached for moral retrogression.
Should girls and young teens wear makeup? That’s usually a debate surrounding maturity and self-image. Maybe the more important question is this – are cosmetics safe for girls and teens?
IBM, the computing giant, wants to get rid of both. The company said Monday that it has achieved a breakthrough in security technology that will allow every business, from banks to retailers to travel-booking companies, to encrypt their customer data on a massive scale — turning most, if not all, of their digital information into gibberish that is illegible to thieves with its new mainframe.
Device-maker Motorola will work with artificial intelligence software startup Neurala to build “real-time learning for a person of interest search” on products such as the Si500 body camera for police, the firm announced Monday.
Alcohol consumption is associated with negative changes in gray matter volume and in white matter integrity, while cannabis use is not, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction.
The 3-inch long insects are named after Idaho’s Mormon pioneers (we don’t actually know what their religious preferences are). But we do know they create problems every few years when swarms of the flightless insects cause major damage to crops, particularly alfalfa hay.
Tech giants are currently scrambling to sculpt their own unique AI proposition, be it IBM with its Watson APIs for ‘cognitive business’ or Salesforce pitching Einstein as a way to better connect with customers. Microsoft, however, are sculpting a slightly different AI proposition, one that is caring, sharing and for the good of the world.
Although it was launched last year, Google Smart Reply didn’t come to my attention until this past May. At the bottom of an email, I noticed three boxed selections containing built-in responses. They were fairly similar to what I would’ve typed out: “Thanks!” or “Sounds good.” or “Got it.”
Researchers have identified a neural circuit in the brains of mice that plays a role in social dominance. Stimulating the neurons in this circuit significantly boosted a mouse’s chance of becoming the “winner” during aggressive encounters with other mice. Many species in the animal kingdom compete with each other to form a system of social hierarchy. From this hierarchy, a phenomenon called the “winner effect” has been observed, whereby each victory against a peer increases the victor’s probability of winning the next social dominance showdown.
As you can imagine, drones competing in the Drone Racing League (DRL) like to go fast. As for how fast, the DRL has just set an impressive new record for other drone racers to aspire to.
What at first seemed like creeping tip-toe incrementalism toward the use of biometric ID for travel is quickly becoming a warp-speed reality.
Engineers will soon conduct a crucial test of a futuristic technology championed by entrepreneur Elon Musk that seeks to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers and cargo packed into pods through an intercity system of vacuum tubes.
Along with assurances that we’re facing an imminent takeover of industrial production by robots and other artificial intelligence (AI), we’re also being told that AI can develop its own systems of communication and operation, without help from humans.
Researchers find that concrete structures can actually REDUCE air pollution by adsorbing sulfur dioxide
Could one effective solution to air pollution have been under our noses all along? That seems to be case, according to researchers from Stony Brook University. Dr. Alex Orlov and his colleagues have discovered that concrete structures can adsorb and remove sulfur dioxide from the air, reported ScienceDaily.com.
This week, a team of scientists report that they have successfully embedded a short film into the DNA of living bacteria cells.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) handed out $65 million to six research teams, who have four years to come up with the terrifying new technology.
It’s time to pour one out for Windows Phone 8.1, as Microsoft officially ended support for the mobile platform today.