Found in the Trash: A Box of Otherworldly Notes. You know why the internet is awesome?
Because you can share the experience of someone discovering a mysterious treasure. 27 Mind Blowing Facts They Didn’t Teach You At School. Growing up I never really “enjoyed” school. It wasn’t that I was too dumb, it’s just that I couldn’t be bothered. It was too boring. I would daze out in the middle of class and not really listen to what was being said. Mozilla’s Lightbeam add-on lets you see who is tracking you. SOFTWARE FIRM Mozilla has released an add-on for its Firefox web browser that lets users keep an eye on who is tracking them and from where.
Lightbeam, otherwise known as Collusion, maps information about visited websites and their third party hangers-on. "Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the web," said Mozilla in its accompanying information. 5 greatest unsolved enigmas of humanity. Pepsi, Nestle, Coca Cola Revealed as Big Money Behind GMO Labeling Fight.
(Cornucopia Institute)Following ongoing legal pressure from campaign groups and the Washington State Attorney General's office, pro-GMO trade group the Grocery Manufacturers Association released a list of high rolling donors to their campaign aimed at blocking GMO labeling in the state.
As was expected, major food corporations and GMO users such as PepsiCo, Nestle USA, The Coca-Cola Co. and General Mills, among many others, had secretly donated millions of dollars to the GMA campaign to stop Washington Initiative 522, which would require the labeling of all products containing GMOs if passed in November. World’s first bio-robot runs on Russian artificial intelligence technology.
I-Free, a Russian mobile applications and games developer and publisher, provided the artificial intelligence (AI) technology used in the world’s first bionic man, a bio-robot named Frank, created by UK-based Shadow Robot Co.
The Bionic Man showcases the latest achievements in bionics and prosthetics. Frank was assembled with bionic parts replacing those parts and systems of the human body that are already in use in humans: limbs, skin, bones and some, but not all, internal organs. This AI technology allows Frank to recognize human speech, easily converse with people and even have a sense of humor, according to i-Free. All verbal commands and requests that Frank receives are processed remotely on i-Free’s platform; the robot’s responses are formed in the same way, and each incoming request takes only a split second to process. i-Free has supported AI research and development for many years and hosts AINL, a conference on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language.
Voynich manuscript. The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system.
The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. Some of the pages are missing, but about 240 remain. The text is written from left to right, and most of the pages have illustrations or diagrams. The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. No one has yet succeeded in deciphering the text, and it has become a famous case in the history of cryptography.
Robot Skin Can Feel Touch, Sense Chemicals, and Soak Up Solar Power. When you meet your robot overlord, it may be wearing super-intelligent skin designed by a Stanford researcher--a solar-powered, super-sensitive, chemical-sampling covering that makes your meatbag covering look pathetic.
Google X labs confirms augmented reality glasses project, releases video demo. Google's Project Glass hopes to deliver an augmented reality heads-up display Google X (Google's futuristic technology development lab) has pulled back the curtain on Project Glass, its program to develop truly useful augmented reality "Google glasses.
" Raspberry Pi SBC. The 5 Creepiest Unsolved Crimes Nobody Can Explain. The Glico Morinaga Case aka the Monster With 21 Faces In the 1980s, the Japanese food giant Ezaki Glico was blackmailed by a mysterious group of apparent super villains, calling itself the Monster with 21 faces.
It started with two armed men who broke into the home of the president of Glico, kidnapping him in front of his family. The men held the executive in a warehouse, calling the company and demanding 100 million Yen and 100 kilos of gold bullion. Treasure hunter claims to have found $3 billion wreck - US news - Life. PORTLAND, Maine — A treasure hunter said Wednesday he has located the wreck of a British merchant ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Cape Cod during World War II while carrying what he claims was a load of platinum bars now worth more than $3 billion.
If the claim proves true, it could be one of the richest sunken treasures ever discovered. But an attorney for the British government expressed doubt the vessel was carrying platinum.