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[18 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Facebook says its researchers have found a new way to use artificial intelligence to translate material on its social network faster and more accurately.
This could mean Facebook users eventually seeing everything translated immediately into their preferred language, not just post but videos too. Facebook already translates posts in more than 45 languages, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg says there is still “a lot more to do.”
For now, Facebook has made the research and its methods publicly available so developers and others can use it to build translation and other language tools. …

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[15 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

A young man in a white t-shirt pulls on a dark blue denim trucker jacket, tucks his smartphone in an inside pocket and puts in-ear headphones in his right ear.
He mounts a fixed-gear bike with flat, slightly curved wide handlebars. Riding through the streets of San Francisco, he occasionally taps or swipes his right hand over the left cuff of his jacket, as the directions he’s listening to continually pop up on the screen of this advertisement.
It’s an ad from iconic U.S. jeans maker Levi Strauss for Project Jacquard, an …

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[12 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Wind and thunderstorms had delayed the Hindenburg’s arrival in New Jersey from Germany on May 6, 1937. The father of 8-year-old Werner Doehner headed to his cabin after using his movie camera to shoot some scenes of Lakehurst Naval Air Station from the airship’s dining room.
“We didn’t see him again,” recalled Doehner, now 88 and the only person left of the 62 passengers and crew who survived the fire that killed his father, sister and 34 other souls 80 years ago Saturday.
Doehner and his parents, older brother and sister were …

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[8 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Facebook plans to hire 3,000 more people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown on its service.
The hires over the next year will be on top of the 4,500 people Facebook already has to identify crime and other questionable content for removal. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that the company is “working to make these videos easier to report so we can take the right action sooner — whether that’s responding quickly when someone needs help or taking a post down.”
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[6 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Scientists say they have switched on the world’s biggest X-ray laser, designed to capture images of structures and processes at the atomic level.
The DESY research center near Hamburg, Germany, said Thursday that bringing the laser to life for the first time “marks a new era of research in Europe.”
Operators say the first laser pulse lasted one second, a frequency that will be increased to 27,000 flashes per second by the start of September, when it officially opens for research.
Scientists hope the European XFEL project will open up new areas of …

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[4 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Alphabet Inc said on Wednesday it was investigating widespread reports about a spam campaign in which recipients received emails from known contacts that asked them to click on a link to review a Google Docs document.
“We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. We encourage you to not click through & report as phishing within Gmail,” the company said on its Google Docs Twitter account.
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[28 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020.
The ridesharing giant announced a series of partnerships to manufacture “vertical takeoff and landing” (VTOL) vehicles and put networks in place, a system dubbed Uber Elevate.
The partner cities working with Uber are Dubai and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis in Texas.
“The goal of these partnerships is to develop a new on-demand VTOL network to enable customers in the future to push a button and …

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[24 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Scientists sounded the alarm Tuesday over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk — the accumulating debris from mankind’s six-decade exploration of the cosmos.
In less than a quarter of a century, the number of orbiting fragments large enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, a conference in Germany heard.
And the estimated tally of tiny objects — which can harm or degrade spacecraft in the event of a collision, and are hard to track — is now around 150 million.
“We are very much concerned,” said Rolf Densing, …

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[23 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

People living in arid, drought-ridden areas may soon be able to get water straight from a source that’s all around them — the air, American researchers say.
Scientists have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours, they wrote in the journal Science.
“It takes water from the air and it captures it,” said Evelyn Wang, a mechanical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and co-author of the paper.
The technology could be “really great for remote areas where there’s really limited infrastructure”, …

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[16 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Google will expand the use of “fact check” tags in its search results â the tech industry’s latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories.
People who search for a topic in Google’s main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to stories that have been fact checked.
Google has been working with more than 100 news organizations and fact-checking groups , including The Associated Press, the BBC and NPR. Their conclusions will appear in search results as long as …