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Listen To A Song Written By AI and Inspired By The Beatles

September 25th, 2016 at 6:46 am » Comments Off

SONY CSL Research Laboratory SONY CSL Research Laboratory has produced an AI-written song that sounds amazingly like the Beatles.



Stratolaunch – The World’s largest aircraft is almost ready

September 20th, 2016 at 6:20 am » Comments Off

SEATTLE, July 22 — Seattle-based company Vulcan Aerospace announced that its Stratolaunch Systems, an air-launch platform for rockets, is close to completion. According to the company’s website, the Stratolaunch has a wingspan of 385 feet and measures 238 feet in length. This six-engine aircraft is currently the world’s largest aircraft.



The next trick for machine learning is generating videos from photos

September 15th, 2016 at 6:36 am » Comments Off

Show a human any photograph and they’ll able to predict what happens next with pretty decent accuracy. The woman riding her bike will keep on moving. The dog will catch the frisbee. The man is going to have a pratfall. And so on. It’s such a basic skill that we don’t consider the vast amount […]



Six reasons you don’t need a college degree to excel in tech

September 13th, 2016 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

The tech industry is rapidly changing, but one thing has stayed the same: there’s a lot of demand for workers. Many people rule out the idea, though, feeling like they need a relevant degree to break into tech. However, that’s not even remotely true. Here are six reasons why you don’t need a computer science […]



Remote control of the brain is coming. How will it be used?

September 13th, 2016 at 6:42 am » Comments Off

Controlling the minds of others from a distance has long been a favourite science fiction theme – but recent advances in genetics and neuroscience suggest that we might soon have that power for real. Just over a decade ago, the bioengineer Karl Deisseroth and his colleagues at Stanford University published their paper on the optical […]



Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept sends drones to last-mile delivery

September 12th, 2016 at 6:21 am » Comments Off

When it comes to making the concept of delivery drones a reality, using vans to handle the brunt of the work is an idea that has some merit. We saw some researchers float the idea a couple of years ago and it now appears Mercedes-Benz also sees some potential in the approach. It has teamed […]



Cinematic VR Challenge shows how Virtual Reality will transform film

September 12th, 2016 at 6:12 am » Comments Off

  As the sun set over the Olympic Mountains on a warm and muggy Sunday, I trekked from the manicured suburbia of Sammamish, Wash., to Seattle’s historic Fort Lawton district, where an eclectic home, known as the Bird House, sits among low-hanging branches at the end of a quiet street. The Bird House belongs to musician Perry […]



You can now take phone calls with your finger like a secret agent

September 9th, 2016 at 6:59 am » Comments Off

A startup called Innomdle Lab is developing a watch strap named Sgnl that will let you take calls by holding your finger to your ear. The project is currently on Kickstarter, and has already amassed $211,000, blasting through its $50,000 goal in a matter of days. Innomdle Lab is planning on shipping early-bird units sold on Kickstarter […]



The Chef is a 3-D Printer

September 8th, 2016 at 6:26 am » Comments Off

  Talk about an immersive dining experience.At Food Ink, the main draw isn’t even the food, but the way in which it’s made. You see, everything at this London concept restaurant is 3D-printed. From the dishes to the dishes upon which they sit, you’re eating at the throne of technology. Because who wants hand-prepared meals […]



New study: Why Latinos in U.S. live longer – they age more slowly

September 6th, 2016 at 6:41 am » Comments Off

It’s long been a mystery as to why Latinos in the U.S., who suffer from worse health, actually live longer than other groups. Researchers dub it the “Hispanic paradox,” and a new study gets down to the molecular level to try and apply the findings on the rest of humanity.



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