IBM’s Watson could help veterans suffering from PTSD

IBM’s Watson could help veterans suffering from PTSD

IBM’s artificially intelligent computer system, which goes by the name of Watson, has been making waves across numerous fields since it first gained international attention by beating the odds on Jeopardy! back in 2011. The potential for this kind of technology in everything from enterprise to medicine is virtually limitless. This potential is why the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is turning to IBM to help them address the issues that have plagued the department for the past couple of years. From underreporting veteran … [Read More...]

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Russia is considering building its own space station

The International Space Station (ISS) was created thanks to a combined effort from the United States, Europe, and Russia. For years it has served as example of the amazing things that the nations of the world can achieve when they set aside their difference and work together. Unfortunately, growing … [Read More...]

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Lasers can help detect “peak edibleness” in certain fruits

Lasers can help detect “peak edibleness” in certain fruits

A new study published to Applied Optics on Wednesday reveals that team of researchers from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale de Brest in France have developed a method that could enable farmers to harvest climacteric fruits, such as apples and bananas, at … [Read More...]

Europe greenlights its Extremely Large Telescope

Europe greenlights its Extremely Large Telescope

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced that its main governing body, the Council, has approved the organization’s planned construction project in Chile, meaning that humans will have access to the appropriately named "European Extremely Large Telescope" by 2024, according to … [Read More...]

North Korea suspected of hacking Sony Pictures

North Korea suspected of hacking Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures didn’t have a very good Thanksgiving, having been hacked about a week ago, possibly by North Korea. Whoever they were, the hackers managed to acquire DVD-quality downloads of Fury and a few other unleased Sony films and then released them into the web, according to Torrent … [Read More...]

Taliban members create DIY drone using a bird and some explosives

Taliban members create DIY drone using a bird and some explosives

Authorities in Afghanistan have discovered what they called a “do-it-yourself drone” that was supposedly made by the Taliban, according to Gizmodo.  What they mean by this is that somebody equipped a bird, no bigger than an eagle, with a surveillance camera, a GPS tracker, and an explosive … [Read More...]

Humans might not have killed off the American mastodon

Humans might not have killed off the American mastodon

For the longest time, humans have been blamed for hunting the American mastodon, an ancient relative of the modern elephant, to extinction. However, new radiocarbon dating of fossils from North America suggests that the American mastodon’s extinction predates human colonization of the continent, … [Read More...]

Amazon deploys robot army to meet Cyber Monday demand

Amazon deploys robot army to meet Cyber Monday demand

Amazon warehouses across the United States are hard at work trying to fulfill the massive amount of orders from the retail giant’s week-long Cyber Monday event. In order to improve shipping speeds and cut operating costs by 20%, the company has rolled out 15,000 robot assistants in ten of its … [Read More...]

2015 Lexus RX

Stylish, Sporty, and an Easy to Love SUV: The 2015 Lexus RX

When looking for a great luxury SUV, shoppers need look no further than the Lexus RX. The RX offers a very easy to enjoy size and is a great SUV for a family with plenty of space, lots of luxury appointments, a good fuel economy, and flexible cargo space. With 2015 being its sixteenth year, the RX … [Read More...]

Single molecule technology could revolutionize flash storage

Single molecule technology could revolutionize flash storage

Moore’s law, named after one of the co-founders of Intel, states that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit will double approximately every two years. Unfortunately, as features on chips continue to shrink, there comes a point where we begin to bump against basic physics, according … [Read More...]

The British company wants to crowdfund a mission to the moon

This British company wants to crowdfund a mission to the moon

Described by its creators as “the most inspirational lunar project since the Apollo landings,” a new project on Kickstarter known as Lunar Mission One is looking for £600,000 ($940,000) in crowdfunding to send an unmanned robotic landing module to a completely unexplored area of the moon, according … [Read More...]

US Marshals Service to auction off 50,000 Bitcoins in December

US Marshals Service to auction off 50,000 Bitcoins in December

The United States Marshal’s Service has announced an auction, set for December 4th, where the 50,000 Bitcoins that were confiscated from Ross Ulbricht, better known by his moniker Dread Pirate Roberts, the alleged founder of the online black market website known as Silk Road, according to The New … [Read More...]