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AI. Digitization. New Model Could Show That Stephen Hawking Is Right About Black Holes. One of the longest standing mysteries of black holes is what happens to stuff when it falls inside.

New Model Could Show That Stephen Hawking Is Right About Black Holes

EWAO Scientists: 'Impossible' fuel-free engine that defies the laws of Physics works. It works!

EWAO Scientists: 'Impossible' fuel-free engine that defies the laws of Physics works

An ‘impossible’ fuel-free engine that defies the laws of Physics has been proven to work by numerous independent laboratories. However, researchers are still unsure as to how it actually works. Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy? There’s no doubt that Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is extremely intelligent.

Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy?

But it seems that, when it comes to philosophy, he’s completely in the dark. The beloved American science educator and TV personality posted a video last week where he responded to a question from a philosophy undergrad about whether philosophy is a “meaningless topic.” The video, which made the entire US philosophy community collectively choke on its morning espresso, is hard to watch, because most of Nye’s statements are wrong.

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Robotics. Internet. Inovation. Nanotechnology. Technology. Fiction and Technology. What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years. Diomedes Kastanis Crunch Network Contributor Diomedes Kastanis head of technology for business unit support systems, leading Ericsson’s long-term technology vision and innovation across media, OSS, BSS and m-commerce.

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

How to join the network. NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works. A study conducted last year by NASA scientists has become the latest, and by far the highest profile, piece of evidence in favor of a seemingly impossible space thruster design that’s been evoking worldwide skepticism for some time now.

NASA tests ‘impossible’ no-fuel quantum space engine – and it actually works

Apparently annoyed by the persistent boosters of several similar but distinct designs, the space agency finally agreed to test an American-made variant called the Cannae Drive. ‘Impossible’ Quantum Space Engine Actually Works – NASA Test Suggests. A couple of years ago, researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center discovered a thruster system which actually generates thrust, despite requiring absolutely zero propellant.

‘Impossible’ Quantum Space Engine Actually Works – NASA Test Suggests

The implications of this discovery are far-reaching; applications for space flight and other technologies which require propulsion could one day become far cheaper, allowing space exploration to expand exponentially. The existence of this technology also further validates the fact that energy can be derived from tapping into the quantum vacuum, also known as “zero-point” energy or “free energy.” Stephen Hawking: “Artificial Intelligence Could End The Human Race” But How? Technology has come a long way in the millennia that mankind has thrived.

Stephen Hawking: “Artificial Intelligence Could End The Human Race” But How?

Today we see a collective dependent relationship formed with our most common electronic devices. It seems that most of us would even be lost without our phones, laptops, or tablets. Artificial Intelligence Will Be Human Holocaust: Stephen Hawking. Artificial Intelligence: Does It Spell Our End?

Artificial Intelligence Will Be Human Holocaust: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is the latest in a growing list of great thinkers who are warning us about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (or A.I), with Elon Musk, creator of Tesla doing the same just a few weeks ago (you can read our article on it here). Artificial Intelligence is a hotly debated topic, and, as we grow closer to a world where technology is developing at a rate faster than humans can keep up with, it is understandable that some of today’s great minds are warning us. According to an article on RT entitled, “Stephen Hawking: Artificial Intelligence could spell end of human race” [1], the author states: “World-famous physicist Stephen Hawking told the BBC he believes future developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to eradicate mankind.”

A.I. Vs. Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the implications of artificial intelligence - but are we taking AI seriously enough?' - Science - News. Artificial-intelligence (AI) research is now progressing rapidly.

Stephen Hawking: 'Transcendence looks at the implications of artificial intelligence - but are we taking AI seriously enough?' - Science - News

Recent landmarks such as self-driving cars, a computer winning at Jeopardy! And the digital personal assistants Siri, Google Now and Cortana are merely symptoms of an IT arms race fuelled by unprecedented investments and building on an increasingly mature theoretical foundation. Such achievements will probably pale against what the coming decades will bring. The potential benefits are huge; everything that civilisation has to offer is a product of human intelligence; we cannot predict what we might achieve when this intelligence is magnified by the tools that AI may provide, but the eradication of war, disease, and poverty would be high on anyone's list. Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Why can't we see evidence of alien life? - Chris Anderson. PlanetQuest - The Search for Another Earth.

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Dr Paul Howard Jones - What is the Internet Doing to our Brains? Interaction Design. Toys. Researchers Harness Brain Game Data. The activities of cognitive training enthusiasts give insight into the effects of lifestyle choices and age on the brain’s performance.

Researchers Harness Brain Game Data

FLICKR, HEY PAUL STUDIOSScientists from California’s Lumos Labs, maker of Web-based brain training games, are gathering data from online users to make connections between cognitive performance, lifestyle choices, and aging, according to a paper published last week (June 20) in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. For tasks testing memory and arithmetic skills—each completed by around 127,000 to 162,000 users who took a lifestyle survey—the researchers found that high performance correlated with drinking one or two alcoholic beverages per day and sleeping around 7 hours a night.

The researchers also analyzed data from the subset of users who completed individual tasks at least 25 times, in order to measure the relationship between learning ability and age. Around 23,000 to 107,000 users per task qualified as repeat users. Projects - Polytopia. $10,000 Car – That Runs On Air. Big Data: why is metadata more personal than our fingerprints.

A l’occasion du colloque « la politique des données personnelles : Big Data ou contrôle individuel « organisé par l’Institut des systèmes complexes et l’Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon qui se tenait le 21 novembre dernier, Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye (@yvesalexandre) était venu présenter ses travaux, et à travers lui, ceux du MediaLab sur ce sujet (Cf. « D’autres outils et règles pour mieux contrôler les données » ). Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye est doctorant au MIT. Il travaille au laboratoire de dynamique humaine du Media Lab, aux côtés de Sandy Pentland, dont nous avons plusieurs fois fait part des travaux. Nos données de déplacements sont encore plus personnelles que nos empreintes digitales Faire correspondre des empreintes digitales n’est pas si simple, rappelle Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye. Image : illustration de l’unicité de nos parcours repérés via des antennes mobiles. Et Yves-Alexandre de nous inviter à retrouver un de ses collègues du Media Lab.

Claire L. Evans: Greetings from the Children of Planet Earth. In 1977, NASA sent a pair of unmanned probes named Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Among the infrared spectrometers and radio receivers included on each probe were identical copies of the same non-scientific object: the Voyager Golden Record. Sheathed in a protective aluminum jacket, the Record is a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images chosen to portray the diversity of life on Earth: bird calls, whale songs, the sounds of surf, wind, and thunder, music from human cultures, and some 55 greetings in a range of languages, alive and dead. Like lonely time capsules, the records, aboard their still-functioning hosts, have long since left our solar system. The official Voyager 2 Twitter reports that the probe is currently at 13 hrs 38 mins 08 secs of light-travel time from Earth, which makes it the farthest man-made object from Earth.

And neither, of course, are we. As a species, the messages we've sent into space are piecemeal. Does the Internet shape a disciplinary society? The information-knowledge paradox.