Meet Mycroft: Open Source Artificial Intelligence Powered by Snappy | Ubuntu Insights

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This is a guest post by the Mycroft team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology.   If you work in technology you’ve probably had this dream.  You wake up and your whole house is a computer, a starship in cyberspace that […] Source: Meet Mycroft: Open …

Lexus just unveiled what it calls a real, working hoverboard

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Lexus posted a video on Tuesday for a vehicle we’ve all dreamed about but never thought possible: a real hoverboard.The video is short, and doesn’t show the user actually riding it, but we do see the hoverboard, called SLIDE, hovering above the ground just before a skateboarder ditches his traditional board and hops on. Source: Lexus just unveiled what it …

World’s largest laser compresses diamond to pressures of 50 million Earth atmospheres (Science Alert)

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BEC CREW SATURDAY, 23 AUGUST 2014 Share on emailShare on print Physicists in the US have compressed a synthetic diamond to pressures of 50 million Earth atmospheres to recreate conditions in the cores of giant planets. Image: National Ignition Facility A team of physicists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility in California have used the world’s largest …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

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Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into an interactive screen. The small, white hand-sized device runs any Android app and projects up to an 854 x 480 pixel, 80-inch image on any wall. At 150 lumens, it lights up any room, and …

173-Year-Old Whaling Ship Returns to Save Whales

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The world’s last remaining wooden whaling ship has sailed again. Built in 1841, retired 80 years later, and kept on display since then, the Charles W. Morgan set sail in July in the waters off … via 173-Year-Old Whaling Ship Returns to Save Whales.

Are Crows Smarter Than Children? – News Watch

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In a battle of wits, could a bird outsmart a kindergartner? Don’t be too quick to say no: One clever young bird solved a problem that has stumped 5-year-old children, according to a new study. The bird—a New Caledonian crow named Kitty—figured out that dropping rocks in one water-filled tube was the key to raising the water level in another, …

Tips to Be A More Attractive Guy – Business Insider

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Every man wants to know what will make him irresistible to women — especially when it comes to things he can change and control. How much time should he spend at the gym? What colors look best? Should he shave? We turned to science for answers. via Tips to Be A More Attractive Guy – Business Insider.