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A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

February 5th, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

The Chinese “Micius” satellite has successfully set up the world’s most secure video conference, using quantum cryptography to connect scientists in Europe and China for an unhackable, intercontinental chat.



When kids get their first cell phones around the world

December 21st, 2017 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

About 45% of US children ages 10 to 12 have a smartphone with a service plan Outside the US and Europe, children tend to get their first mobile phones when they are older



Between iMessage, WhatsApp, and Messenger, SMS texting is becoming a relic of the past

December 10th, 2017 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

On December 3, 1992, a 22-year-old engineer named Neil Papworth sent the first-ever text message to his friend Richard Jarvis. It was sent from his PC computer, and Jarvis had no way of inputting a reply into his Orbitel 901 landline phone, but it was nevertheless the advent of a new type of communication. Nokia […]



Austrian and Chinese academies of sciences successfully conducted first inter-continental quantum video call

October 19th, 2017 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

The two Academy presidents Chunli Bai and Anton Zeilinger tested quantum encrypted communication between Beijing and Vienna in a live-experiment. The quantum key was transmitted via the Chinese quantum satellite Micius.



Texting trouble: Thousands injured by walking into walls

September 6th, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

We’ve all heard about the dangers of texting and driving. Turns out texting and walking isn’t so safe, either.



Tech firm starts microchipping employees so they can buy potato chips

August 4th, 2017 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

Why hire robots when you can just turn your humans into robots?



WeChat users in China will surpass 490 million users this year

July 20th, 2017 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Half of the country’s mobile phone users will access the WeChat app in 2017.



Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs — but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work.



Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with incredible accuracy

June 11th, 2017 at 8:11 pm » Comments Off

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity to ask “what can I do?” while there’s still a […]



Light bulbs watch you buy groceries

December 1st, 2016 at 9:45 pm » Comments Off

In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but they’re actually flickering faster than the human eye can see. The unique patterns each individual section of […]



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