Thursday, October 19, 2017

3 Ways Technology Is Empowering Our Children’s Education Options

The classroom is changing faster than you might think. While old norms are still firmly in place, students are finding ways to branch out and become more empowered learners. Students who make the most of technology are finding new ways to control their own education and make meaningful connections before college.
Re-Engineering the World: How to Make Modern Infrastructures Green and Clean

The history of consumerism has been one of creation, use, and disposal of various items. Unfortunately, this has left the planet in possession of the end result of these practices—a lot of rubbish. Everything from used and/or unneeded goods to abandoned buildings and more leave behind a use and discard mentality which has been a tell-tale side effect of consumerism and human behavior, in general.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Only a Year Ago DeepMind's AlphaGo Defeated the Best Human At Go - Now It Has Become Superhuman

The version of DeepMind's AlphaGo that beat Lee Sedol last year had trained on thousands of human amateur and professional games to learn how to play Go. Now, the latest version, 'AlphaGo Zero' has skipped this step and mastered the game by playing against itself, starting from completely random play. In doing so, AlphaGo Zero has surpassed human level of play and defeated the previously published champion-defeating version of AlphaGo by a shocking score of 100 games to 0.

The Hidden Dangers of Quantum Computing

Though it may sound like something from a science fiction movie, quantum computing is increasingly becoming an all too real reality - and, at its core, a potential threat to our society.

Alphabet is Going to Create a Futuristic City on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's Alphabet has announced 'Sidewalk Toronto,' a project that aims to Make Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront into a global hub for urban innovation. The urban development is expected to exceed $1 billion.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Brain Waves Research Identifies Different Types of Learning

A new study by MIT researchers has identified neural signatures of explicit and implicit learning and that different types of learning correspond with different brainwave frequencies. The findings, “could help doctors diagnose and treat learning disabilities and cognitive diseases.”

Tooth Tech: 5 Fascinating Ways Dental Care May Change in the Future

Dental care and the field of dentistry has been evolving constantly in a bid to provide the best services and satisfy patient needs. The quest to look for better ways to serve patients has seen the development and emergence of new technologies aimed at making the dental experience as comfortable as it can possibly become.

The Science Behind Skateboarding: Physics in Human Movement

Equipped with a simple plank of wood on roller-skate wheels, the first skateboarders had a single goal: stay on the board. And if you’ve ever tried skating at all, you know how easy it is to fall. Over time, advancements in design, materials, and technique have fully utilized physics to enable gravity-defying acrobatic stunts by professional and amateur skateboarders alike.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Ray Kurzweil Relates How He Became Fascinated with Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. In an interview at Singularity University, he talked about his long history with artificial intelligence, and where the technology is going.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

5 Reasons Solar Power is an Energy of the Future

Only a few years ago, solar power was a technology that barely made headlines in the field of energy generation. However, as of recently, solar power has started to gain momentum in becoming a potential energy technology that could help make gas, oil, and other types of energy nonexistent.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Christof Koch Charts a Path to the Merger of Humans and AI

Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, recently discussed the future of artificial intelligence and humanity at the Geekwire Summit. According to Koch, in order to compete with AI in the future, we will have no choice but to become cyborgs.

Self-Driving Trucks Just Might Be The Most Practical Autonomous Vehicles

Of all the vehicle choices you can make, a pickup truck is unquestionably the most practical. The ability to transport goods makes trucks extra useful, and since people don’t obsess over cosmetic issues, you don’t have to worry about where you park a truck.

How Online Coding Camps are Changing Tech Education

Long gone are the days when software engineers learned their trade by studying at a four year university. What is equally unlikely in today’s world is for an aspiring coder to learn various programming languages through self-taught, book study. Instead, the next wave of coders is increasingly looking towards coding boot camp programs as a means of getting on the fast track to a programming career.

5 Gadgets for a Better Cycling Experience

Do you love cycling? Or do you have friends or family members that love cycling? If you love cycling, are you fulfilled in the experience you are getting? Do you want to enhance your  cycling adventures? Cycling is fun, and there is no doubt about it, whether you are cycling for sport, recreation or commuting. Many people are happy riding some sort of bicycle these days.