NASA Data Using AI Identify 50 Potentially New Planets

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Recently, a team of researchers led by David Armstrong at the University of Warwick created a AI breakthrough. The team trained a machine-learning algorithm to identify planets outside our solar system called “exoplanets.” The algorithm quickly discovered 50 potential planets.  “Our models can validate thousands of unseen candidates in seconds,” the study’s authors wrote in the abstract to […]

Best Times to See Planets

Stargazing is one thing, but seeing the planets is another. If you have your constellation game down, then try honing your planet game. Since these celestial bodies aren’t anywhere near as bright as stars are, seeing them requires good timing, good equipment, and dark skies.  Mercury There are still two chances to see Mercury this […]

Lawsuit Accuses Facebook of Watching Instagram Users Through Phone Cameras

Facebook is once again facing accusations of spying on its users. On Thursday, a plaintiff filed suit in San Francisco, accusing Facebook of illicitly using iPhone cameras to spy on users of Instagram, an app owned by Facebook. The complaint, first reported by Bloomberg, is an extension of a July media report that Instagram accessed iPhone […]

Musk Says Gates Has “No Clue” When it Comes to Electric Vehicles

Big Tech’s billionaires are beefing. This weekend, the world’s fourth-richest man, Elon Musk, cast doubt on the superior knowledge of the world’s second-richest man, Bill Gates. After Gates suggested that electric trucks were not feasible replacements for long-haul petroleum-powered vehicles, Musk tweeted that the Microsoft founder “has no clue.” Big and Heavy Musk’s clap-back was […]

FAA Gives Amazon the Green Light for Drone Delivery

Amazon just got one step closer to near-instant delivery. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave Amazon approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones. The announcement is a milestone in the retail giant’s longtime effort toward unmanned delivery. The FAA says it now gives Amazon broad privileges to “safely and efficiently deliver packages […]

Musk Reveals Update on Neuralink

Some of us are truly addicted to our phones. But could you imagine becoming truly symbiotic with your mobile device? The idea of connecting brain and machine has been a sci-fi fascination for ages. In last year’s HBO series Years and Years, one character even attempts to become “trans-human” by implanting a computerized plate directly into […]

Drones to Deliver Medicine

Having a drone deliver medicine seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, but believe it or not, it’s already happening today. Given the demand for delivery drivers in densely populated areas, remote and rural communities that need medical supplies are suffering, which has caused a demand for non-human delivery methods. In October 2019, the […]