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Wednesday April 26, 2017 @ 05:14:49 PM mt

David Hasselhoff Stars in a New Short Filmand All His Lines Were Written by AI



Last year, an AI named Benjamin wrote a weird and entertaining science fiction short film called Sunspring. Now, Benjamins back in a new film titled Its No Game. Like its predecessor, the short is a surprisingly effective blend of human and machine talentplus a healthy dose of the surreal. Watch the film below to see []

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Wednesday April 26, 2017 @ 09:24:28 AM mt

CRISPR Pill May Be Key in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance



Even since Alexander Fleming stumbled across penicillinthe first antibiotic drugscientists knew our fight with evolution was on. Most antibiotics work by blocking biological processes that allow bacteria to thrive and multiply. With prolonged, low-dosage use, however, antibiotics become a source of pressure that forces bacteria to evolveand because these microorganisms are extremely adept at swapping []

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Wednesday April 26, 2017 @ 01:38:33 AM mt

This Weeks Awesome Stories From Around the Web Through April 15



TRANSPORTATION Zunum's Hybrid Jet Could Finally Make Electric Flight a Reality Eric Adams | WIRED "As crazy as it sounds, the aviation industry finds itself fascinated by electric airplanes, which require less fuel and make less noise than conventional aircraft. So far, though, the technology remains hobbled by the limitations of battery technology." PRIVACY & []

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Tuesday April 25, 2017 @ 10:19:14 AM mt

How Leaders Can Make Innovation Everyones Day Job



This article is part of a new series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of rapid change in an increasingly disruptive world. The first article in the series, How the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World, broadly outlines four critical leadership skillsfuturist, technologist, innovator, and humanitarianand how they []

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Tuesday April 25, 2017 @ 01:07:31 AM mt

Will Tech-Driven Deflation Export Japans Economic Woes to the World



In the post-war years and into the 80s, no economy could match Japans for sheer speed and growth. Since then, however, Japan has struggled to overcome slower growth and stubborn deflation. The countrys struggling economy even seems to be defeatingPrime Minister Shinzo Abes once lauded Abenomics stimulus program. Worse still, there doesnt seem to be []

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Monday April 24, 2017 @ 12:49:23 PM mt

Science Has Outgrown the Human Mind and Its Limited Capacities



The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into []

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Monday April 24, 2017 @ 01:50:36 AM mt

This Drone Is on a Mission to Rid Your City of Dog Poop



Nothing ruins a pleasant afternoon stroll down your neighborhood sidewalk or favorite city street like stepping in dog poop. Even if you dont step in it, having to look down to make sure youre avoiding it is no fun. And most dog owners have had at least one day when, darn it, they ran out []

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Sunday April 23, 2017 @ 09:58:58 AM mt

Google Says Machine Learning Chips Make AI Faster and More Efficient



Google recently bared the inner workings of its dedicated machine learning chip, the TPU, marking the latest skirmish in the arms race for AI hardware supremacy. Shorthand for Tensor Processing Unit, the chip has been tailored for use with Googles open-source machine learning library TensorFlow, and has been in use in Googles data centers since []

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Sunday April 23, 2017 @ 02:55:20 AM mt

Scientists Hacked a Cells DNA and Made a Biocomputer Out of It



Our brains are often compared to computers, but in truth, the billions of cells in our bodies may be a better analogy. The squishy sacks of goop may seem a far cry from rigid chips and bundled wires, but cells are experts at taking inputs, running them through a complicated series of logic gates and []

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Saturday April 22, 2017 @ 11:41:57 AM mt

This Weeks Awesome Stories From Around the Web Through April 22



VIRTUAL REALITY Facebook's Bizarre VR App Is Exactly Why Zuck Bought Oculus Peter Rubin | WIRED "When you launch Spaces from within your Oculus Rift headset, though, it logs into your Facebook account. The same one that you, along with nearly 2 billion other people on the planet, use on a regular basis. The same []

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