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LIGO announcement vaults astronomy out of its silent movie era into the talkies

LIGO announcement vaults astronomy out of its silent movie era into the talkies

When LIGO detected its first gravitational wave back in September 2015, I was pretty excited to say the least. As part of a decades-long endeavor, our whole team was ecstatic to observe gravitational waves – which are literally ripples in space – caused by two black holes smashing together. It was the first time that Einstein’s predictions about these […] … learn more→

These 4 technologies will change your life

These 4 technologies will change your life

Emerging technologies have strong potential to revoluntaize the way we live. If recent technology updates prove anything, it’s that these innovations can impact in the realm of commercial, residential and even the military. Many of the imagined science fiction technology has come to pass in recent years and these four technologies will create a more […] … learn more→

Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts

Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts

Digital technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. So it was only a matter of time before the ways people interact with the past and ancient artefacts in museum settings became digital, too. The problem is that technology can be extremely expensive. Many museums just don’t have the funding to obtain, develop […] … learn more→

The only safe email is text-only email

The only safe email is text-only email

It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishing scam. Any one of the endless stream of innocent-looking emails you receive throughout the day could be trying to con you into handing […] … learn more→

Never mind killer robots – even the good ones are scarily unpredictable

Never mind killer robots – even the good ones are scarily unpredictable

The heads of more than 100 of the world’s top artificial intelligence companies are very alarmed about the development of “killer robots”. In an open letter to the UN, these business leaders – including Tesla’s Elon Musk and the founders of Google’s DeepMind AI firm – warned that autonomous weapon technology could be misused by […] … learn more→

How advancing technologies can help with early cancer detection

How advancing technologies can help with early cancer detection

Cancer is an ugly side effect of an individual’s habits, environment and DNA. For instance, the American Lung Association states roughly 415,000 people have received a lung cancer diagnosis in their lifetime and it caused 1.6 million deaths in 2012. Luckily, researchers are gaining important knowledge on how cancers develop and progress with the help […] … learn more→

Who are the ultimate beneficiaries of mobile app, business or customers?

Who are the ultimate beneficiaries of mobile app, business or customers?

With routine life packed with a schedule, time is always something that entire human colony is running short of. Back in the date, there was a time, people strive hard to go out dine and wine which is now totally altered as people in the current generation are striving hard to stay at home, lie […] … learn more→

Three reasons to think twice about mapping the brain

Three reasons to think twice about mapping the brain

The brain has a geography that matters. The cerebral cortex (the grey outer layer of the brain) is folded into our skulls in such a way as to reduce the wiring length of our neurons and improve cognitive function. Needless to say, this folding is incredibly complex. In order to examine and make sense of […] … learn more→

The most exciting technological advancements of today

The most exciting technological advancements of today

There’s no doubt that technology plays an important role in our daily lives. Everything we see around us is the result of technological advancement, one way or the other. Every generation has had its own share of technological advancements, from the invention of transportation to that of computers. Here are some of the most exciting […] … learn more→

Inside the fight against malware attacks

Inside the fight against malware attacks

When malicious software attacks, computer scientists and security researchers want to know how the attackers got into what was supposed to be a secure system, and what they’re actually doing that’s causing problems for users. It’s a growing problem, affecting government projects, retail stores and individuals around the world. However, fighting malware is a cyclical […] … learn more→