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Galactic Goldilocks zone – the region around a black hole where the temperature supports life – has been proposed by a group of scientists from Harvard University. The team found that AGN-powered photosynthesis in our galaxy is over 1,100 light-years across, from Sagittarius A*. Scientists usually focus on the “Goldilocks zones” in every search for alien life. It is a centrifugal region surrounding a star where the temperature supports the existence of liquid water on the surface of an existing orbiting plant. Some scientists now bel...
The market for double-eyelid surgery in China is expected to worth over US$100 billion this year. It’s not difficult to see why. More than half of the people in East Asia are born without a fold in the eyelid – a feature gravely cherished by most of the population. According to 25-year old Beijing resident Sharon Lu, double-eyelid surgery has since 2017 become “as easy as getting a new haircut.” This trend has since last year escalated into a more serious social problem: Snapchat dysmorphia. Cosmetic doctor Tijion Esho, founder of th...
Early Tuesday morning, Facebook announced details of its new cryptocurrency, Libra which is expected to allow people to send money to their loved ones and also buy things without any extra fee attached. As part of the announcement, Facebook released a white paper that explains Libra cryptocurrency and how the system works. The official public launch of the system is expected to take place in the first half of 2020 and you can buy out Facebook cryptocurrency either online or at local grocery stores with the aid of the Libra identificat...
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious space move in February 2018 made headlines in after the private American aerospace company launched a cherry-red Tesla car (Roadster) into space on a rocket to Mars. Now, a team of Russian scientists is making a mockery of Musk by sending a red toy car into space last week. While SpaceX launched a full-sized car into orbit with a dummy “Starman” behind the vehicle’s wheel, Russia’s Tomsk State University researchers sent a toy car that’s a replica of red Zhiguli owned by the country’s Roscosmos ...
NVIDIA Research team has made life easier for novice painters with a new deep learning tool: GauGAN that will turn rough doodles sketched into a Microsoft-like paint into “photorealistic masterpieces.” GauGAN converts ordinary lines and patches into “lifelike images” using GAN or generative adversarial networks, the famous class of machine learning systems developed in 2014 by Ian Goodfellow. GauGAN, which could be used to draw a landscape with all possible real-life features, could be a powerful tool to everyone; architects, urban p...
Tesla has announced plans to introduce a new in-car video game that is unlike any of those we have seen on Tesla infotainment systems. While it’s completely ingenious to play old Atari games in your Tesla car using a controller, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday at E3 video game expo disclosed that the company is going to include the 2018 racing game “Beach Buggy Racing 2” to your game collections. That’s not completely all the fun, anyway. Instead of controlling the virtual vehicles using an Xbox controller or a traditional controller...
You know how it goes. At some point, you jump in the DNA testing bandwagon and order a 23andMe kit. You get the results in a few days only to find out you’ve unwittingly opened a can of promiscuous worms. Your father and Uncle David come to blows because the test says that Julie is not your cousin but your biological sister. It’s understandably a very traumatic experience and one 23andMe wants you to encounter on this Father’s Day at a reduced price. 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry Kits test for wellness factors, carrier statuses, and h...
“Doctors could soon prescribe sex robots to patients with sexual dysfunction,” said Dr. Marianne Brandon at the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society’s Mental Health Symposium. Sex robots could help patients with sexual dysfunction meet their needs, she mentions in her presentation and is soon to add that they could also gravely hamper social relationships. People who do use sex robots could endanger their intimate relationship with their partner and it could also affect the entire society in the long run. In her presentatio...
Mary Meeker – “Queen of the internet” has delivered her much anticipated annual internet trends report, which highlights the most essential statistics and technology trends on the internet. The Bond Capital founder and former Kleiner Perkins general partner made her presentation on Tuesday at Vox/Recode’s Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mary Meeker started producing the report since 1995 when she was an analyst at Morgan Stanley. Below are some of the striking highlights from Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report: ...
Reddit on Monday night launched a bizarre subdomain called “newsbyAI” where it plans to be posting fake news articles written by sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms. The AI-written articles, which read almost like the real thing, will cover information from business reporting to celebrity gossip. This is another practical illustration that artificial intelligence can effectively be used to spread convincing propaganda and fake news online. So far, nearly all the articles shared on the subreddit page newsbyAI are written...