One of the greatest lessons I’ve ever learned in my life is that everything is connected. This is a tough concept to grasp when our physical senses want so intensely to convince us that we are separate. But as I mention is just about every article of mine, everything is energy and therefore there is no divide, but a mere convincing and illusory perception of it.
Based on the outcome of millions of video game sessions it monitored, the results indicate that as artificial intelligence becomes more complex, it is more likely to take extreme measures to ensure victory, including sabotage and greed.
Will US Scientists backing permanent gene editing of humans be a step forward against disease or a dangerous step toward playing God? Read this!
The Bike Washing Machine encourages you to conserve energy and get fit while completing household tasks.
Saul Cunningham at the Australian National University in Canberra says that using drones to pollinate flowers is an intriguing idea but may not be economically feasible. “If you think about the almond industry, for example, you have orchards that stretch for kilometres and each individual tree can support 50,000 flowers,” he says. “So the scale on which you would have to operate your robotic pollinators is mind-boggling.”
Have you ever wondered what a tribe that always lived isolated from civilization would look like? See these real photos.
Just what are these changes that are so profoundly shaping evolution? Pollution, eutrophication, urbanisation, land clearance, habitat fragmentation, global climate change, over-hunting/fishing, invasion by exotic species, domestication, to name just a few.
Evidence suggests to scientists that the next magnetic field reversal — which is long overdue — could be closer than expected, though the timeframe for that in geological terms is still in thousand-year increments. The poles flipping would not likely portend the apocalypse, but there would be significant global consequences.
Using gene-editing techniques known as CRISPR/Cas9, an international team of researchers created what’s known scientifically as a chimera — an organism that contains cells from two or more different species.The creation of this interspecies chimera has been hailed as a significant first step towards generating human hearts, livers, kidneys, and other organs for patients in need.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants his automated grocery store to feature a ground level where shoppers can touch and physically select items — typical food products that people like to touch, beer, fruit, etc. On the second floor, a small army of robots toils away, where they furiously bag items for the customers browsing below. This is another example of how automation’s already rapid encroachment on the human job market has gone into overdrive.
There’s a lot about sleep that we don’t understand, like why we even sleep in the first place, for example. But we do know that sleep deprivation can lead to all kinds of health problems and not sleeping can lead to death. Here are more groundbreaking discoveries about sleep.
The small-scale wind turbine can generate 5 kWh/kW per day — with only a one-time investment of US$750. So for the cost of an iPhone, you can go off-grid and power an entire household for a lifetime, even at low wind speeds.
A recent fraudulent study that claimed the uncomfortable “pause” in warming was really no pause at all. That study, pretending warming had never stopped, was timed to help negotiating nations at the Climate Summit in Paris. It was timed to help them enact draconian economic measures to reduce warming. But, Bates reveals, that study was cooked on several counts. It was such a mess no self-respecting scientist would sign on to it.
Should you trust your intuition or logic? This video says both. Watch now and discover when it’s best to trust one over the other.