Category Archives: SCIENCE & TECH

America’s Fastest Spy Plane May Be Back—and Hypersonic – Bloomberg

For years, Lockheed Martin Corp. has been developing a successor to one of the fastest aircraft the world has ever seen, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Cold War reconnaissance craft that the U.S. Air Force retired almost three decades ago. Lockheed officials have said the hypersonic SR-72—dubbed the “Son of Blackbird” by one trade journal—could fly by 2030. FOLLOW THE LINK

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Frozen humans brought back to life ‘in just ten years’ | Daily Star

The incredible announcement comes from Dennis Kowalski, president of the US-based Cryonics Institute – an organisation spearheading the human freezing process. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, Dennis said that the technology is advancing so quickly that he can’t keep up with demand. He said: “If you take something like CPR, that would have seemed unbelievable 100 years ago. “Now

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Alibaba’s AI Outguns Humans in Reading Test – Bloomberg

Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. put its deep neural network model through its paces last week, asking the AI to provide exact answers to more than 100,000 questions comprising a quiz that’s considered one of the world’s most authoritative machine-reading gauges.

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How the iPhone’s Health app helped authorities gather details about a brutal murder – BGR

Apple’s Health app, which has come standard with iOS for years now, has the ability to track a user’s daily steps and other types of physical activity. And as it turns out, data from the suspect’s Health app may help corroborate police theories as to when and how the aforementioned crimes were committed. Specifically, data gleaned from Hussein K’s Health

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US to ‘carefully’ review GM request on autonomous car: Chao

Detroit (AFP) – Regulators will “carefully and responsibly” review General Motors’ request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday. “It is now coming to the stage with the rapid advancement of self-driving technology that this request is now a reality,” Chao said on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show. “So

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New IVF technique is ‘most exciting advance in 40 years’ | Daily Mail Online

The developing embryos are photographed while in incubators every 10 to 20 minutes and then sent to a computer to rank the eggs using algorithms. Research including 24,000 documented treatments led by leading fertility expert Professor Simon Fishel compared IVF babies born with and without the new technique. Parents Paul and Paula Chapman were the first to use the new

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