Self driving car technology could eliminate the distracted driving-related statistic that has over 1000 people being injured everyday, and over eight being killed. As Elon Musk's latest news shows, the technology may be a lot closer than we think.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Stephen Hawking recently spoke at the launch of the new Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence in Cambridge. At the event, he said the rise of AI would transform every aspect of our lives and was a global event on a par with the industrial revolution.
Black pepper is considered the “King of Spices” throughout the world due to its pungent principle ingredient, piperine. Piperine is not only a flavour enhancer, but also has been found to be a natural remedy for many common ailments, and now it is being shown to help another super-spice, turmeric unlock its health benefits when combined together.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Microsoft researchers say they’ve developed speech recognition system that can understand a human conversation as well as people do. The work shows that when the speech recognition software “listened” to people talking, it was able to transcribe the conversation with the same or fewer errors than professional – human – transcriptionists.
As our daily lives rely more and more on electronic devices, it has become imperative for people who own them to know how to fix them when needed. Rather than simply throwing away the item or paying hundreds of dollars to have it repaired, most electronics are now made so that they can be fixed by their owners.
Friday, October 14, 2016
With the new zippy WALKCAR scooter, you can just carry your electric transportation in your bag. The 2.8 kilogram WALKCAR is about the size of a laptop, and can take you where you want to go for about an hour per charge.
Stanford University and Korean chip maker SK Hynix have entered into a partnership agreement, with the aim being the creation of a neuromorphic chip. The group is planning to develop the Artificial Neural Network Devices utilizing using newly discovered ferroelectric materials. The development could be a big step for the development of neuromorphic computing.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Scientists have taken some initial steps toward the creation of bioengineered human hearts using donor hearts stripped of cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. The work could lead to custom grown transplantable organs with near zero rejection rates in the future.
A new study has collected data about the brain activity of poker players. The study set out to record the levels of brain activity in poker players operating at different levels of competence: the beginner, the amateur and the professional.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Racing to the Singularity, DeepMind has introduced a new form of memory-augmented neural network called a 'differentiable neural computer', and shown that it can learn to use its memory to answer questions about complex, structured data, including artificially generated stories, family trees, and even a map of the London Underground.
Fedor is a new humanoid robot developed in Russia for the space program. Although the robot is being designed for space, the list of tasks it impressively performs in a recently released video makes it look like a late entry audition tape for the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
For the do-it-yourselfer, a handy smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. This infographic features apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, match paint colors, and more.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Apart from being treasured for its own essential purity and beauty, and being a global standard of value, gold is used in many electronics for its conductivity and resistance to tarnishing. Gold continues to be mined worldwide, but producers are looking to more sustainable technologies as they extract and process this precious resource.
If you are also among those photography enthusiasts, who love to capture the moment with your mobile phone, here are some techniques you need to excel in. As the lines of the digital world are getting more and more constricted over mobile screens, soon the digital camera lens will be available in mobile phones.