Computer AI passes the Turing Test for the first time in history

09.06.2014 [19:39]
A computer program has officially passed the historic Turing Test, a 65 year old experiment that seeks to find the point at which a computer can pass as a human being in text-based conversation ...

NASA transmitted to Earth on a laser beam

09.06.2014 [18:09]
The space agency says the achievement is like "a person aiming a laser pointer at the end of a human hair 30 feet away and keeping it there while walking.” Hitting a target 260 miles away with a laser beam while travelling at 17,500 mph might ...

Smoking and breast cancer gene combine 'to raise risk'

08.06.2014 [15:49]
Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to "enormously" increase the chance of developing lung cancer, a study of 27,000 people has suggested ...

Trees Become Refrigerators for Koalas

04.06.2014 [19:42]
When they wrap their limbs around the wide trunks of acacia trees, koalas aren’t just trying to keep from falling—the trees help the marsupials cool off, researchers have discovered. The findings could impact koala conservation efforts as well as forecasts on how climate change will affect the animals. ...

Bees Build Mental Maps to Get Home

04.06.2014 [19:22]
Researchers have long marveled at the complex navigation abilities of bees. [click image to enlarge]. Bees, like birds and butterflies, use the Sun as a compass for navigation, whereas mammals typically find their way by remembering familiar landmarks on a continuous mental map. However, the latest research suggests ...

Prunes May Be the Answer to Successful Weight Loss

03.06.2014 [15:36]
Researchers from the University of Liverpool found that consuming prunes as part of a healthy life-style intervention produced significant changes in body weight, including an average of 2.3 percent reduction in waist circumference. Those who ate the dried fruit lost more weight than those who ate tastier items, ConsumerAffairs reported ...

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

02.06.2014 [17:35]
In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae. OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible ...

Google ready to pump billions into Internet-beaming satellites

02.06.2014 [17:32]
Google will spend more than $1 billion on deploying its first Internet-beaming satellite fleet, The Wall Street Journal has learned, with the company expected to start its Internet program with 180 small satellites that will be orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites, and which would help Google bring the ...

Hi-tech NASA sandals to collect data from space

31.05.2014 [15:01]
NASA has sent pair of sandals with tiny devices into space that will help scientists monitor the effects of low gravity on astronauts' bodies. A crew of Russian, German and US astronauts docked with the International Space Station (ISS) brought with them some NASA-designed footwear called ForceShoes ...

"Aliens" to be found within the next 20 years say astronomers

30.05.2014 [14:37]
Aliens almost definitely exist. At least, that's what two astronomers told Congress this week, as they appealed for continued funding to research life beyond Earth. According to ABC News, Dan Werthimer, director of the SETI [search for extraterrestrial intelligence] Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, told the House ...

Samsung unveils 'Simband' wristband to measure health, fitness

29.05.2014 [22:57]
Samsung has moved deeper into the wearable technology market with a new wristband it claims can give a range of real-time health and fitness information. At an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, the world's biggest mobile phone maker ...

Is Wills going to be an air ambulance pilot? Prince wants to fly again before becoming a full-time royal

26.05.2014 [14:35]
Prince William could become an air ambulance helicopter pilot instead of starting full-time royal duties this year. He gave up his job as an RAF search and rescue pilot eight months ago to start a ...

10-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis lands Armani campaign

23.05.2014 [19:06]
Having made Poochie & Co's dog-bags her red carpet signature before she hit the double-digit age bracket, it was only a matter of time before Quvenzhané Wallis landed a fashion campaign. And here she is modelling for Armani Junior - but this time with a real-life puppy for a companion. ...

Prehistoric hunting scenes unearthed in Spanish cave

23.05.2014 [16:02]
Threat of vandalism puts ancient paintings at risk A series of hunting scenes dating from 7,000 years ago have been found by archaeologists on the six-metre long wall of a small cave in the region of Vilafranca in Castellón ...

NASA will test a “flying saucer”, which will deliver astronauts to Mars

20.05.2014 [20:22]
NASA approached establishment of transport communication between Earth and Mars. The space Agency will experience a flying saucer, which can deliver astronauts and cargo to the Red planet. The device will rise to 55 kilometers and will develop a speed, which is 3.5 times higher ...

Named products that are in the aircraft become tastier

19.05.2014 [19:57]
Most of the products become tasteless at high altitude, in a dry and noisy aircraft, but not tomato juice and cocktails. This theory was put forward and our own experience has confirmed Barry Smith, the founder of the Center for the Study of Feelings at the University of London ...

Teen breaks record for fastest text

16.05.2014 [18:53]
A 16-year-old from Brazil can dash off a wordy, complicated, text message in the time most of us can thumb "Where R U?" and the folks with Guinness World Records have noticed ...

Cyprus found untouched ancient burial

15.05.2014 [18:09]
Cypriot workers stumbled upon three ancient burial during excavation in the village of Agios Silas west of the city of Limassol on the south coast of Cyprus. This was announced by state television on Wednesday CYBC. Bucket opened the cave in which were found, according to preliminary estimates, the remains of seven people and personal belongings buried, as well as various artifacts ...

New jellyfish species identified in Gulf of Venice

15.05.2014 [12:07]
Scientists in Italy say they have discovered a new species of jellyfish in the Gulf of Venice. Sightings of yellow jellyfish in the North Adriatic Sea were reported to a citizen science project last year, said Ferdinando Boero, a zoologist. ...