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How Sounds Can Help You Solve Problems In Your Sleep

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

55 percent more puzzles were solved if the subject had its corresponding sound played overnight while they slept.

NASA Buying Ten SLS Rocket Launches Through 2035

Posted in Hardware, Science on 19th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Next Big Future's opinion: The Lunar Gateway will not actually improve lunar exploration. It is a system designed to justify SLS.

Boeing Tapped To Build 10 Core Stages For Artemis Missions

Posted in Science on 18th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

When the SLS goes into service, it will be able to launch the 27-tonne manned Orion spacecraft into a translunar orbit as well as be able to put up to 130 tonnes (the equivalent of 22 elephants) into low-Earth orbit.

First "molecular Clock" For Kids Could Reveal Early Signs Of Autism

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

'This powerful and easy-to-use tool could be used by clinicians to identify why some children aren’t meeting early milestones and potentially diagnose children with developmental disorders earlier in life'

In China, You Can No Longer Buy A Smartphone Without A Face Scan

Posted in Business on 14th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Despite a outcry on Chinese social media, it seems unlikely that critics will prove successful in pushing against it/

UK To Send 'walking' Spider Robot To The Moon In Its First Lunar Rover Mission

Posted in Hardware, Science on 13th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

The UK's first ever moon rover will launch into space in 2021 in a bid to unlock the secrets of the lunar surface.

America's Deadly Obesity Epidemic

Posted in Medicine on 13th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

A public health emergency is shortening lives and supersizing health-care costs.

Deep Learning Networks Can’t Generalize; But They’re Learning From The Brain

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Without a slew of correct assumptions to guide the deep neural nets in their learning, “generalization is impossible.”

California Officially Bans Police Use Of Facial Recognition In Body Cameras

Posted in Business, Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Continuing the growing pushback against facial recognition technology, California has now passed a new law banning the tech in connection with data gathered by police body cameras. The law comes into effect at the beginning of 2020 and will expire after three years.

AI Startups On Pace To Break Funding Records In 2019

Posted in Business, Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Artificial intelligence’s potential to transform a growing range of industries has venture capitalists writing checks to promising startups at a rate that will likely set a new record in 2019 for the industry.

Google Brain’s ROBEL Benchmark Lets Devs Track AI Quality On Affordable Robots

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

More affordable robots designed to work with platforms and performance benchmarks make adoption more likely by developers, students, or startups interested in iterating to advance the field.

NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover Descent Stage Separation

Posted in Hardware, Science on 7th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA engineers have completed a successful separation test of the Mars 2020 rover and its descent stage that will deliver it to the surface of the Red Planet.