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Physicists Propose New Theory of Confined Energy


Physics


Physicists have found a radical new way confine electromagnetic energy without it leaking away, akin to throwing a pebble into a pond with no splash.The theory could have broad ranging applications from explaining dark matter to nanotechnology to combating energy losses in future technologies.
 

Deep Learning Looks To Take Over Artist Jobs Now


Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence researchers have created an deep neural network system that creates artistic images of that look like they could have been created by famous artists. The system uses neural representations to separate and recombine content and style, in the likes of Picasso, Munch, Kandinsky and others.
 

Evidence that Crows Pass on Learning Socially


Animal Intelligence


Among our greatest achievements as humans, some might say, is our cumulative technological culture — the tool-using acumen that is passed from one generation to the next. As the implements we use on a daily basis are modified and refined over time, they seem to evolve right along with us.
 

The Future of Neural Interfaces


Neural Interfaces


Dr. Phillip Alvelda, Program Manager in DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO), discusses the potential of next-generation neural interfaces to improve quality of life for people and revolutionize how we engage with machines in this video. The talk was part of a two-day event held by BTO to bring together leading-edge technologists, start-ups, industry, and academic researchers to look at how advances in engineering and information sciences can be used to drive biology for technological advantage.
 

Economic Report Points To Cost Competitive Renewable Energy


Energy


A new report published on the costs of various energy sources concludes that if all the costs of generation are included (known as the levelized cost of energy), renewables turn out to be cheaper than fossil fuels.  This new data may be a spur to new investment and acceptance of renewable energy.
 

Toyota Mirai's Range Rated at 312 Miles


Automotive


Toyota recently introduced the fuel cell-powered Mirai sedan to the Japanese market, with U.S. sales scheduled to begin later this year, hoping that the car's exceptionally long range, in addition to the fact that it's a zero-emission vehicle will make it competitive with electric vehicles.
 



Alternative Medicine


A Turkish researcher has discovered a way to stimulate specific areas of the brain through what he is calling 'brainwave entrainment.'
 

Smart Drug Modafinil Proven to Enhance Cognition


Cognitive Enhancement


A new systematic review of the so-called smart drug, modafinil has been published online and shows that the drug does indeed imbue significant cognitive benefits to users, at least on a particular subset of tasks. Could this study lead the way to wider acceptance and use of the drug thought to be the inspiration for the movie, Limitless?
 

Top Apps for Car Owners

Apps


There is no doubt about it, driving at times can be a stressful experience. Whether you are making your way to your workplace or navigating the roads of a foreign land while on vacation, being behind the wheel can be difficult. With the extra amount of cars on the road, commuting time is inevitably longer and driving abroad is made more difficult with so many huge motorways to get used to.
 

Why Data Virtualization Is the Future


Big Data


The best virtualization software out there can transform relational data into non-relational data without a problem. Virtualization transforms your mainframe into an actual virtualization platform. This is an unbelievably cost-competitive way for getting to the information you need whenever you need it.

 

Researchers Study 3D Printing Glass


3D Printing


Researchers have invented a system for 3D printing glass that they are calling 'G3DP.' It is an additive manufacturing platform designed to print optically transparent glass at architectural scales.

 

D-Wave Breaks the 1000 Qubit Barrier for Quantum Computers


Quantum Computers


D-Wave has officially broken the 1000 qubit barrier with their newest quantum processor that is about double the size of previous generations, and far exceeds the size of any other quantum processor. This updated processor will allow significantly more complex computational problems.
 

Metabolic Master Switch Discovered Underlying Obesity


Health


Scientists have discovered the mechanism underlying the genomic region most strongly associated with obesity. The research, that uses CRISPR methods, has uncovered a genetic pathway that controls whether our bodies burn or store fat. Manipulating that genetic circuit could offer a new approach for obesity treatments.
 



Artificial Intelligence


In the 1990s, Jeff Hawkins became both rich and famous when he invented the Palm Pilot—a device that in no small way ushered in a whole new era of mobile computing. These days, though, he’s on a far more ambitious mission. His goal: to build a machine that can think and reason on its own by mimicking the workings of the human brain. Here, Hawkins discusses the both risks and rewards of artificial intelligence.