Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says | HuffPost. Fake news on Facebook is a real problem. These college students came up with a fix in 36 hours. Anant Goel, Nabanita De, Qinglin Chen and Mark Craft at Princeton’s hackathon (Anant Goel) When Nabanita De scrolled through her Facebook feed recently, she felt afraid.
There were so many posts with competing information and accusations about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that she didn’t know how to begin deciphering the fearmongering from the reality. The social media site has faced criticism since the presidential election for its role in disseminating fake and misleading stories that are indistinguishable from real news. Because Facebook’s algorithm is designed to determine what its individual users want to see, people often see only that which validates their existing beliefs regardless of whether the information being shared is true. And they were able to do it. Consider these points before sharing a news article on Facebook. It could be fake. Consider these points before sharing a news article on Facebook.
They’ve called it FiB. When a link cannot be verified, it looks like this: Towards quantum Internet: Researchers teleport particle of light six kilometres. What if you could behave like the crew on the Starship Enterprise and teleport yourself home or anywhere else in the world? As a human, you're probably not going to realize this any time soon; if you're a photon, you might want to keep reading. Through a collaboration between the University of Calgary, The City of Calgary and researchers in the United States, a group of physicists led by Wolfgang Tittel, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary have successfully demonstrated teleportation of a photon (an elementary particle of light) over a straight-line distance of six kilometres using The City of Calgary's fibre optic cable infrastructure.
The project began with an Urban Alliance seed grant in 2014. This accomplishment, which set a new record for distance of transferring a quantum state by teleportation, has landed the researchers a spot in the prestigious Nature Photonics scientific journal. Experiment draws on 'spooky action at a distance' Quantum Teleportation Enters the Real World - D-brief. (Credit: asharkyu/Shutterstock) Two separate teams of scientists have taken quantum teleportation from the lab into the real world. Researchers working in Calgary, Canada and Hefei, China, used existing fiber optics networks to transmit small units of information across cities via quantum entanglement — Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance.” Stepping Outside the Lab According to quantum mechanics, some objects, like photons or electrons, can be entangled. This means that no matter how far apart they are, what happens to one will affect the other instantaneously. To Einstein, this seemed ridiculous, because it entailed information moving faster than the speed of light, something he deemed impossible.
A few experiments in the lab had previously managed to send information using quantum entanglement. Both experiments encode a message into a photon and send it to a way station of sorts. Beam Me Up Scotty? FCC chair: Corporations shouldn't control access to the internet. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved its strongest set of net neutrality rules yet. Prior to the vote, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler pointed to the 4 million comments his agency received from the public throughout the process, using them as an example of why corporations shouldn't dictate access to the internet. "Those 4 million comments also illustrate the importance of an open and unfettered network, and the role it plays as a core of free expression and democratic principles," Wheeler said. "While some other countries try to control the internet, the action that we take today is an irrefutable reflection of the principle that no one, whether government or corporate, should control a free and open access to the internet.
" Wheeler hit the same point again and again in his speech: "The internet is the ultimate vehicle for free expression. The internet is simply too important to allow broadband providers to be the ones making the rules. " What is network neutrality? How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last. CANCUN, Mexico — In 2009, one or more prestigious researchers received a CD by mail that contained pictures and other materials from a recent scientific conference they attended in Houston. The scientists didn't know it then, but the disc also delivered a malicious payload developed by a highly advanced hacking operation that had been active since at least 2001.
The CD, it seems, was tampered with on its way through the mail. It wasn't the first time the operators—dubbed the "Equation Group" by researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab—had secretly intercepted a package in transit, booby-trapped its contents, and sent it to its intended destination. In 2002 or 2003, Equation Group members did something similar with an Oracle database installation CD in order to infect a different target with malware from the group's extensive library. A long list of almost superhuman technical feats illustrate Equation Group's extraordinary skill, painstaking work, and unlimited resources. Everyone is focused on the wrong issue in the net neutrality debate. On Monday, President Obama unveiled a plan for strong network neutrality regulations.
Before long, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had both denounced the president's proposal. Yet the views of these elected officials will be almost irrelevant to determining how the internet is regulated in the next few years. Instead, the future of network neutrality rests in the hands of Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler. But Wheeler has to work within the framework of an outdated statute that hasn't been updated in 18 years. He can probably make modern regulations fit into a 1990s framework, but it requires a lot of unnecessary legwork and will produce a less-durable, less functional outcome than we'd get if congress would do its job and change laws to fit changing circumstances. Reclassification: a square peg in a round hole Wheeler is trying to shoehorn modern net neutrality rules into an 18-year-old legal framework.
Quantum Network Experiment Could Change The Way We Communicate : Tech. Apr 09, 2013 02:07 PM EDT The theory that entangled particles, once separated, are still capable of reflecting each other instantly is a phenomenon even Albert Einstein seemed unsettled by, famously calling it, when done at a distance, "spooky.
" Decades after the great scientist's death, however, researchers are ready to put it into action at a distance that's never been seen before - 250 miles. As explained in a proposal published by the Institute of Physics and the New Physics Journal, researchers explain how, with only a few small changes to the International Space Station (ISS), they would be able to test the theory of quantum entanglement over a distance nearly three times that done so far. Already equipped on the ISS is the NghtPod - a Nikon camera with a 400 mm lens pointed at earth through a window in the Cupola Module.
By replacing the camera with a single-photon counting module, physicists explain that they would be able to carry out two different experiments. This Is Proof That Dolphins Have Human-Like Intelligence and Their Own 'Language' Dolphins are one of the most amazing and intelligent animal species on the planet. Their playful nature, friendly behavior and remarkable intelligence make people all over the world adore them. Moreover, it appears that dolphins demonstrate skills and awareness previously attributed only to humans. Human-like intelligence Scientists at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in the US, used MRI scanners to map the brains of dolphins and then compared the received data with that of other intelligent mammals, particularly primates.
The scans showed that dolphin brains are up to five times larger for their body size compared to other animals of similar size. At the same time, their neocortex, a part of the brain responsible for higher thinking and emotion processing, was particularly large. “Dolphins are sophisticated, self-aware, highly intelligent beings with individual personalities, autonomy and an inner life. Deciphering the dolphin language Dr. Are we all PSYCHIC? Scientists believe that animals - including humans - have a collective consciousness.
Behaviours found to spread throughout species seemingly telepathicallyThese behaviours were adopted among groups that had never metThis led scientists to believe they're spread via a collective consciousnessBlue tits and macaques among species that share behaviours this wayReport in 2010 claimed to have proved humans have similar psychic skills However, these claims have been dismissed some scientists in more recent reports By Victoria Woollaston Published: 14:58 GMT, 19 November 2013 | Updated: 16:03 GMT, 19 November 2013 Some may call it coincidence, while others call it a sixth sense but why do people think about someone right before they call, for example, or ‘have a feeling’ something is about to happen before it does?
It may be due to something called collective consciousness - a term used by certain scientists to describe the practice of humans, and animals, sharing behaviours and ideas with each other telepathically. A similar practice was more recently observed among blue tits. Wireless world record: Researchers transfer data at 100Gbps through the air. One of the major obstacles for delivering faster Internet to the home is the sheer amount of work and money it takes to lay the cable.
Now, researchers are coming up with a workaround that transmits the data wirelessly. The latest effort, from researchers at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, has set a new world record for wireless data transmission. They've managed to hit 100 gigabits per second while transmitting data over 20 meters, using a frequency of 237.5 GHz. A previous effort by the same group reached 40 Gbps over 1 kilometer. “For rural areas in particular, this technology represents an inexpensive and flexible alternative to optical fiber networks, whose extension can often not be justified from an economic point of view,” Professor Ingmar Kallfass said, according to TGDaily. With this technology, service providers could connect the gaps in their networks by pointing a laser (or “beam-focusing antenna”) across two transmission towers. The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on - Quartz. Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless.
Undaunted and on deadline—the tower needed a new foundation, and delays meant millions of dollars in losses—he re-wrote the app himself. That’s when he discovered just how hard it is to connect to sensors via the standard long-distance industrial wireless protocol, known as Zigbee. It took him months of hacking just to create a system that could send him a single number—which represented the strain on each of the cables—from the sensors he was using.
Surely, he thought, there must be a better way. The result is an in-the-works project called Flutter. Flutter’s range is 3,200 feet in open air, but multiple Flutters can also cover even larger areas in a “mesh” network. 2012 Internet Trends (Update) Silent Circle's latest app democratizes encryption. Governments won't be happy. Courtesy of Silent Circle For the past few months, some of the world’s leading cryptographers have been keeping a closely guarded secret about a pioneering new invention. Today, they’ve decided it’s time to tell all. Ryan Gallagher is a journalist who reports on surveillance, security, and civil liberties. Follow Back in October, the startup tech firm Silent Circle ruffled governments’ feathers with a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app to allow people to make secure phone calls and send texts easily.
Now, the company is pushing things even further—with a groundbreaking encrypted data transfer app that will enable people to send files securely from a smartphone or tablet at the touch of a button. (For now, it’s just being released for iPhones and iPads, though Android versions should come soon.) “This has never been done before,” boasts Mike Janke, Silent Circle’s CEO. True, he’s a businessman with a product to sell—but I think he is right. Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography - Language.
Nanoparticles Enable 3D Printing for Cell Phone Antennas. After nanotechnology manages to develop a solution for mobile devices so that they don’t need to be charged every day, I would like if nanotech could lead to a solution for the dropped call. Mobile phones where the batteries run down in a few hours are really annoying but I think dropped calls from bad reception runs a close second in my annoyance scale. I may not have to wait that long if research at the University of Illinois in making a 3D antenna for mobile phones can successfully make it commercially available cell phones. The research, which was initially published in the Wiley journal Advanced Materials, employed an ink jet printing method that used silver nanoparticles and were sprayed on the inside or the ourside of a small hemispherical dome. “To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of 3D printed antennas on curvilinear surfaces,” Jennifer A.
According Jennifer T. Liquid antennas turn seawater into signal. The US Navy has created a device which turns a jet of sea water into an impromptu liquid antenna, creating a powerful, high frequency broadcast tower for ships, emergency situations and easy transportation. Created by SPAWAR System Center Pacific, the sea water antenna uses the magnetic induction properties of salt to make ordinary ocean water transmit and receive radio signals. As the pillar of water is squirted through the current probe, a magnetic field is created and signal comes through to a hooked-up communication device.
Plus, depending on the height of the stream of water, you can get UHF, VHF and HF broadcasts, all from the same jet of H2O. You can even set up multiple jets of water, at different heights, to broadcast on different bands simultaneously. Handy. The idea could prove particularly useful for ships, which struggle to find room for all the antennas on board.