Edward Snowden: The Internet Is Broken In 2013, a now-infamous government contractor named Edward Snowden shined a stark light on our vulnerable communications infrastructure by leaking 10,000 classified U.S. documents to the world. One by one, they detailed a mass surveillance program in which the National Security Administration and others gathered information on citizens — via phone tracking and tapping undersea Internet cables. Three years after igniting a controversy over personal privacy, public security, and online rights that he is still very much a part of, Snowden spoke with Popular Science in December 2015 and shared his thoughts on what's still wrong and how to fix it. Popular Science: How has the Internet changed in the three years since the release? Edward Snowden: There have been a tremendous number of changes that have happened, and not just on the Internet. The Internet as a technological development has reached within the walls of every home.
Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology - Research Portal, King's College, London The Department has an international track record of research into the genetics of complex diseases with a particular focus on age-related trait diseases. It encompasses the biggest adult twin registry in the UK with over 11,000 twins used to study the genetic and environmental aetiology of age related complex traits and diseases. The Department has published over 500 research papers based on data collected from the twins and has collaborations with over 60 groups worldwide. The database has an extensive range of phenotypes obtained from twins many of whom have attended the Department for clinical visits over the last eighteen years. Our work is funded and supported by: The Wellcome Trust The Arthritis Research Campaign The British Heart Foundation The Chronic Disease Research Foundation The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and The European Commission.
Artificial Intelligence in Social Media: What AI Knows About You, and What You Need to Know For the 1964 World Fair, science fiction author Isaac Asimov wrote an article for the New York Times, envisioning what the exhibits at the event would look like in fifty years’ time. Asimov’s predictions were scrutinized and used in numerous think pieces and tech forecasts of 2014, the year that marked the passing of the five decades since the article’s publish date. Since a large body of Asimov’s work concerned itself with human relationship with artificial intelligence, much attention was focused on the following quote: “If machines are that smart today, what may not be in the works 50 years hence? It will be such computers, much miniaturized, that will serve as the “brains” of robots.”
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology Biological processes are generally based on the changes and activities on the molecular and cellular level. Here, they interact in manifold ways with the surrounding tissue. Thus, in order to understand such biological processes they need to be studied where they take place – within the living tissue. The necessary high-resolution observations are only possible with the aid of optical microscopes. Although the light-microscopy is known since the early 17th century and is an integral part of scientific research, the technique is far from being outmoded. Especially the development of fluorescent dyes has made the microscopy to one of the most important technologies of today's biomedical research.
40 Cool Inventions and Gadgets That Will Change Your Life 2016 has been an awesome year for new and innovative inventions that we are all sure to love, need, or simply must have. Some have been designed to save us time, some to save money, and some just do allow us to have more fun. The only question left for the world to answer is which one should be gotten first. Sierra Sciences, LLC - Cure Aging or Die Trying Proof of Concept Telomere biology is a relatively new science. The initial discovery of the telomere took place in 1938, and in 1997, human telomerase was cloned. Read More Skype Co-Founder Says Our Biggest Existential Threat Is Artificial Intelligence – Medium An interview with Jaan Talinn, original co-founder of Skype Paul Kemp: Welcome to another episode of The App Guy Podcast. I am your host, it’s Paul Kemp.
How to Become Virtually Immortal It’s not enough that Internet companies have entered every corner of human existence—now, some are starting to cater to non-existence. In recent years, Google and Facebook have created systems to deal with death, such as suspending inactive accounts and allowing people to bequeath their data to a surviving friend or relative. The newest entry in the e-death industry is a small start-up called Eterni.me, which is taking end-of-life services to Asimovian extremes. “We all pass away sooner or later, leaving only a few memories behind for family, friends and humanity—and eventually we are all forgotten,” the Web site reads. “But what if you could be remembered forever?” Never has the cryonics movement, with its promise of reviving frozen bodies in the future, seemed so old-school.
Barrett Brown He has spent over a year in FCI Seagoville federal prison and at one time faced over a hundred more as he awaited trial on an assortment of seventeen charges filed in three indictments that include sharing an HTTP link to information publicly released during the 2012 Stratfor email leak, and several counts of conspiring to publicize restricted information about an FBI agent. Between September 2013 and April 2014 he was held under an agreed gag order prohibiting him from discussing his case with the media. Early life and education He attended the private Episcopal School of Dallas for high school but dropped out after his sophomore year. That summer, in 1998, he interned at the Met, an alternative weekly, and spent his would-be junior year unschooling in Tanzania with his father, who was trying to start a hardwood-harvesting business. While there Brown completed high school online through Texas Tech, earning college credit.
Research teams — Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon As discussed in the scientific description of the institute (here), the IGFL research strategy is based on a tripod consisting of evolutionary sciences, developmental biology and physiology. Thus, our idea is to systematically tackle a limited number of relevant biological questions, or topics, and objects, with a large number of different and complementary approaches. The IGFL is organized in independent research teams. Each team is lead by a Principal Investigator, free to decide the scientific policy of his/her group. Interactions between the teams are actively encouraged and teams often engage in collaborations, contributing to the melting pot culture that the IGFL strives for.