SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
AN AI JUST CREATED AND NAMED NEW PAINT COLORS, AND THEY'RE HILARIOUS
Neural networking rabblerouser, Janelle Shane, has programmed an artificial intelligence to create and name paint colors. The names range from pure nonsense to spot on accurate.
THE U.S. MILITARY JUST TEAMED WITH BOEING, AND THEY'RE BUILDING A HYPERSONIC SPACE PLANE
DARPA's XS-1 experimental space plane will be designed and built by Boeing and should be in the air by 2020. If the project is a success, it will make lower launch costs and launch-on-demand a reality.
MERMAIDS & MERMEN: FACTS & LEGENDS
Mermaids and other Marine Monsters
With most of our blue planet covered by water, it's little wonder that, centuries ago, the oceans were believed to hide mysterious creatures including sea serpents and mermaids.
AI AND ROBOTS WILL CHANGE THE WAY WE CREATE AND CONSUME CONTENT
The future of entertainment in on its way toward some major changes. The rapid pace of technological advancement is allowing more content to be created in more ways. Also, with the rise of automation, more people will be able to pursue creative endeavors.
WHY SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE AT RISK FOR HEART DISEASE
Not getting enough sleep is linked to an increased risk of dying early, a new study finds.
KEEPING COOL: THE SCIENCE OF SWEAT
While sweating, or perspiration, can be embarrassing, it is an important body function. Sweating, and a lack of sweating, can also be a helpful sign that there is something wrong with the body.
SCIENTISTS ARE USING CRISPR TO "PROGRAM" LIVING CELLS
Scientists from the University of Washington have constructed digital logic gates in living cells. Though they're not the first to do so, the researchers' living circuitry is the largest and most complex of any created thus far.
PLACEBOS ARE EFFECTIVE EVEN WHEN PATIENTS KNOW THEY AREN’T RECEIVING ACTUAL DRUGS
This research has doctors refocusing on the mind’s power to heal.
WHALES ONLY RECENTLY EVOLVED INTO GIANTS
Gigantism seems like a past phenomenon, given that enormous animals such as Megalodon and Tyrannosaurus rex died out millions of years ago.
TECH EXPERTS DISAGREE WILDLY ON THE FUTURE IMPACT OF AI
Elon Musk has given a doomsday prophecy on the topic of AI, going as far as to invest $1 billion into researching how to use it safely.
. Other experts have different perspectives on the future of AI, but all are agreed that this is an important topic, and how we use this powerful technology must be thoroughly thought through.