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Google is teaching Artificial Intelligence with Romance Novels

Google is teaching conversational language skills to artificial intelligence with romance novels. The company has already used over 2000 novels to improve the conversation skills of neural networks. The Google team chose romance novels due to their high usage of conversational language. Alex Kantrowitz of Buzzfeed News explained that the novels provide a knowledge base...

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By |May 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Scientists Drilled into the Crater of the Dinosaur Killing Asteroid

Want to know more about the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs? You could be in luck: researchers drilling offshore into the heart of the impact crater of said asteroid have made their first breakthrough. The crater, discovered in 1978, is 110 miles in diameter and 12 miles in depth and is located off the coast...

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By |May 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Ivy League Economist Booted from Plane for Doing Math

A decorated economist was removed from an American Airlines flight for doing differential equations. The economist, Guido Menzio, was preparing for a speech at Queen’s University in Ontario. Menzio was attempting to work out some properties of a model he would be presenting at the talk, but the person sitting next to him thought the...

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By |May 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Are Leopards in More Danger than We Thought?

A recent study published in the scientific journal PeerJ indicates that the leopard has lost as much as 75 percent of its historic range. Leopards traditionally occupied approximately 13.5 million square miles throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Today, leopards only occupy 3.3 million square miles. Andrew Jacobson of the ZSL’s Institute of Zoology,...

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By |May 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Japan Has More Electric Car Charging Stations than Gas Stations

It’s finally happened: Japan’s total number of electric car charging stations has eclipsed gas stations throughout the country. According to Nissan, over 40,000 individual charging stations are currently operable in the country, while 34,000 gas stations exist in Japan. That’s not to say that each charging station is open to the public: in fact, many...

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By |May 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Will Kids be able to Sue Parents for Posting Baby Photos on Facebook?

Sick of having baby photos posted on Facebook by your parents? If you happen to live in France, the law may be on your side. French authorities have warned parents in France they could face fines close to 45,000 Euro and a year in prison for publishing “intimate photos” of their children via social media...

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By |May 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Anti-Virus Crashes Medical Equipment During Heart Operation

Anti-virus software exists to protect our technology, but not always at the most opportune time. An anti-virus scan interrupted a crucial piece of medical software during a heart catheterization in February. The scan in question automatically occurred on the computer with which the medical equipment was interfacing. This paused the procedure and doctors had to...

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By |May 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Want a Touch Screen that You Don’t Need to Touch?

Microsoft wants you to stop touching your touch screen. A research team with the tech giant is working on a “pre-cognitive” piece of technology for mobile device interactions. Their goal? A phone that can sense when your fingers are near and provide the controls you need, when you need them. The new technology could even...

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By |May 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Biotech Companies Want to Bring the Dead Back to Life

Brain death (the complete and irreversible loss of brain function) serves as a modern indication that someone is irreversibly dead and unable to be resuscitated. But is that really the case? Dr. Himanshu Bansal is working in conjunction with two biotech companies (Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark, Inc.) to see if this is really the...

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By |May 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

5 Must Read Tips Before Planning College Tours

Junior and Senior year are a whirlwind of activity.  With your classes, testing, homework, clubs, and sports, it can be a major pain to set aside time to start planning college tours. But this is an important part of your future: don't you want to make the most of those visits? When it comes to...

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