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Destined for War: Can China and the United States Escape Thucydides’s Trap? When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United States and China could find themselves at war in the next decade.
In policy circles, this appears as unlikely as it would be unwise. And yet 100 years on, World War I offers a sobering reminder of man’s capacity for folly. IBM Uses Watson to Teach Robots Social Intelligence. Robert High, chief technology officer of Watson, talking to a robot on stage at RoboBusiness.
IBM is using some of the artificial-intelligence techniques that emerged from its Watson project to teach robots to better understand and mimic human communication. During a keynote speech at a conference called RoboBusiness held in San Jose, California, this week, Robert High, chief technology officer of Watson at IBM, demonstrated some of the techniques his team is working on using a small humanoid robot. Ignoring science isn't a Republican problem. It's an American problem. "I'm not a scientist.
" How many times have you heard that lately from politicians who are trying to duck questions about important scientific topics like climate change and vaccines? So many times that it's even become a Wikipedia entry. But what does that phrase even mean? I'm not a cardiologist. So I go to one to have my heart checked. You're right, Mr. or Ms. Samsung's new Gear VR virtual reality headset only costs $99. Hollywood, CA—You might’ve thought Gear VR was already a thing, but guess what: You were wrong.
Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator’s Edition was half-consumer product, half-dev kit, and it showed. Overly expensive, a lack of content, a slightly-cumbersome headset—all of these were real problems that made Gear VR an impressive demo device but a poor value proposition for normal people. But at Oculus Connect on Thursday, Samsung’s Peter Koo came on stage to announce a brand new Gear VR, which I guess we’ll call “Gear VR 2015” from now on. The headset looks largely the same as its predecessor, though Samsung claims it’s 22 percent lighter and “much more comfortable to wear.”
Solar Fields, Sexist Poverty and a Modern Marshall Plan. If you are allergic to fanfare you’d better bolt your doors and shutter your windows on September 25, because there is going to be a lot of it that day in the vicinity of the United Nations, when world leaders ratify the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
This is a genuinely big deal, of large consequence — let’s hope — especially for the poorest people on the planet, but you will be forgiven if some of you are rolling your eyes, or yawning, or worse. Uk.businessinsider. An Italian engineering company is taking 3D-printing to new heights, literally.
World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP), which is a company that builds 3D printers, has created a 40 foot tall, 20 foot wide printer that uses locally sourced, eco-friendly materials like clay or dirt to construct low-cost houses. The massive machine basically consists of a metal frame with a nozzle in the center that rotates forming a structure layer by layer all while consuming very little energy.
WASP built the gigantic printer, called the Big Delta, with the aim of providing housing quickly and efficiently to those in need. Rupert Baines's answer to When and why did London get so expensive? Quora. Quora. Quora. Igor Markov's answer to Why are the US and the EU backing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? I am Les Stroud (aka Survivorman), a filmmaker, outdoor adventurer, singer-songwriter and performer and I’m back for another AMA. Ask Me Anything! : IAmA.
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" I ask, "What would being happy mean to you? " The answers range from "Everything I wish for will happen" to "I will feel good all the time" to "I won't ever feel sad or disappointed. " These patients are deeply misguided: believing that bliss is a permanent, attainable state is both unrealistic and emotionally dangerous. Awful things occur that we cannot control, and that will and should at least temporarily affect how we feel. Quora. These 5 Facts Explain Why We Need the United Nations. Unless you were born before 1945, you aren’t old enough to remember the catastrophes that gave birth to the United Nations and the surge of idealism that defined its mission.
The UN charter commits the organization to, among other things, “promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,” to “reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small” and to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” Given the scope of that ambition, we shouldn’t be surprised that the UN has produced major successes over its 70 years—and major failures. Though they represent a tiny part of the UN story, these facts help bring both into sharper focus as the organization prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Quora. Five Best USB 3.0 Flash Drives. Here's the question Mark Zuckerberg asked that almost made the Indian prime minister cry.
Facebook’s Town Hall Q&As — where Facebook users around the world get to ask Mark Zuckerberg questions — aren’t typically emotional events. This changed Sunday during a special Q&A Zuckerberg held with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the 50-minute event held at the social network’s Menlo Park, Calif., campus, Modi fielded questions about government investments, the ease of doing business in India and what was being done to empower women. But it was a question from Zuckerberg himself, about family, that got an unexpectedly emotional response from the prime minister. What the End of the Moral Majority Means for Christian Communities. According to a growing number of Christian leaders and thinkers, America in 2015 looks a lot like the declining, dissolute Roman empire. Conservative blogger Rod Dreher, a Protestant-turned-Catholic-turned-Orthodox Christian, has introduced what he believes to be the best way forward for Christians embroiled in the culture wars: The Benedict Option.
Dreher asks whether Christians ought to emulate the 5th-century Roman saint, and undertake “communal withdrawal from the mainstream, for the sake of sheltering one’s faith and family from corrosive modernity and cultivating a more traditional way of life?” Saint Benedict was born around 480 AD in Nursia, Italy, an area of southeastern Umbria now best known for its wild-boar sausage. Dreher first issued his call back in 2013. Since then, and especially in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. ELI5: Does a company forcing you to change your password every 6 months (for example) actually increase security? As far as I'm concerned it just causes me to forget my password. : explainlikeimfive. I was in North Korea twice for 12 days for my documentary project. Ask me anything from fake grocery stores to computer without keyboards! AMA! : IAmA. The One Secret Thing All Successful People Do. 1958 - Global Warming - It's NOT newly known.
Quora. Quora. Several Startups Are Selling Robot Workmates. This robot, developed by Clearpath Robotics, can carry heavy loads around a factory or warehouse. Those who work in professions from warehouse staff to hotel concierges may soon count a robot among their colleagues. While Amazon has pioneered the use of robots in its fulfillment centers, its robots are still largely separated from human workers (see “Inside Amazon”). The next generation of workplace bots will work in much closer proximity to regular employees. Quora. 'Unfinished Business': When Working Families Can't Do It All. World cities. Uk.businessinsider. What Does Donald Trump's 'Great' America Look Like? ELI5: Why is it normal to give all of our money to banks? Why are people who keep their cash looked at as 'odd'? : explainlikeimfive.
The Source Of Creativity : TED Radio Hour. Some Supplements Are Basically Drugs. Applying for a home loan. LR75kIO. Last-minute Nexus rumors: $379 for the 5X, $499 for the 6P. Uk.businessinsider. When Schools Overlook Introverts: Why Quiet Time is Important for the Learning Process. When Susan Cain published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking nearly four years ago, it was immediately met with acclaim. Obama's Global Warming, Syria Push at UN.
15215036166_6536971f04_h. Challenges Ongoing Classification of the CIA Torture Program. Earlier this week, OpenTheGovernment.org filed a detailed complaint with the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), arguing that even after the release of the Senate torture report’s executive summary last December, the Executive Branch is wrongfully classifying information about the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program.
Specifically, OpenTheGovernment.org argues that at least five categories of information about the torture program are being kept secret in violation of the Executive Order that governs national security classification. Americans for Less Secrecy, More DemocracyOpenTheGovernment.org seeks to advance the public's right to know and to reduce secrec. Photos et vidéos de Edward Snowden (@Snowden) Mount Everest to be declared off-limits to inexperienced climbers, says Nepal. What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital. Dronestream (@dronestream) Geografi. Map of Life: An interactive look at flora and fauna.
Map of Life: An interactive look at flora and fauna On May 10, 2012, scientists from Yale University presented “Map of Life”, a virtual large-scale project with crowdsourcing potential. The interactive global map www.mappinglife.org gives a comprehensive overview of the global distribution of animal and plant species. Maps That Prove You Don't Really Know Earth. Worldometers - real time world statistics. FBI and DEA under review for use of NSA mass surveillance data. The Justice Department is investigating the FBI’s use of information taken directly from mass surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA)’s collection of telephone metadata. ELI5: How did humans become so smart and why are we the only ones? : explainlikeimfive.
You’re Not Too Tired To Create. You’re Too Distracted. — Life Learning. Taliban attack airport after seizing northern Afghan city. Self-control saps memory resources. My Paradoxical Quest to Build a Personal Brand. Five Useful Cooking Techniques No One Teaches You. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Uk.businessinsider. Quora. Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Lumia event: what to expect. Why Japanese Kids Can Walk to School Alone. Stockton mayor was briefly detained on return flight from China. How to Dispel Your Illusions by Freeman Dyson. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places.
Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World. The Rise of the Outrageously Long Commute. Masters Of The Universe Oral History. How to Improve Your Character Stats and Level Up in Real Life. ELI5: Why do secret service wear suits and ties when if they need to run, move quickly, or do anything else that seems like the most restrictive attire? : explainlikeimfive. From rescuer to rescued: Doctor and paramedic save each other's lives 30 years apart. Corporate tax dodging is 'corruption': World Bank chief. This Color Blot Test Will Determine What Your Subconscious Is Obsessed With. Quora. Rare Film Is Glimpse Of A Distant America : NPR History Dept.
Uk.businessinsider. Internet of Things That Lie: the future of regulation is demonology / Boing Boing. Virtual Reality for Mice Reveals the Workings of the Brain. What Hiring Managers Wish You Knew About Applying for a Job. Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men. Record 94,610,000 Americans Not in Labor Force. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. ELI5: How were languages created? Did we just get better at grunting? : explainlikeimfive. Russian Jets Strike IS Command Centre In Syria. Uk.businessinsider. SolarCity Boasts Record Panels as It Moves to Manufacturing. There are laws making it illegal to collect data on open land.
History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Why we’re better off with fewer friends. How Often You Should Wash Your Clothes, According to Science. Alphabet to Become Official Google Holding Company At Markets Close.