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Potentially habitable world found just 11 light years away

Potentially habitable world found just 11 light years away

A potentially habitable world, termed Ross 128 b, has been discovered just 11 light years away. It is roughly Earth-sized and orbits its parent star once every 9.9 days. Astronomers calculate that its surface temperature could lie somewhere between –60° and 20°, making it temperate and possibly capable of supporting oceans, and life. The world […]

Google Researchers Are Teaching Their AI to Build Its Own, More Powerful AI

Google Researchers Are Teaching Their AI to Build Its Own, More Powerful AI

Google has announced another big push into artificial intelligence, unveiling a new approach to machine learning where neural networks are used to build better neural networks – essentially teaching AI to teach itself. These artificial neural networks are designed to mimic the way the brain learns, and Google says its new technology, called AutoML, can […]

This robot can 3D print a building in 14 hours

This robot can 3D print a building in 14 hours

http://z.cdn.turner.com/xslo/cvp/assets/video/blank.mp4   A giant robot can now 3D print a building. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a robotic system that built the basic structure of a building in less than 14 hours. The dome-like structure is 50 feet in diameter and 12 feet high. The prototype is essentially a vehicle with […]

Apple’s cash reserves swell to $250bn, greater than the combined foreign reserves of the British government and Bank of England

Apple’s cash reserves swell to $250bn, greater than the combined foreign reserves of the British government and Bank of England

Apple’s cash pile has swelled to over $250bn (£194bn), a sum greater than the combined foreign reserves of the British government and Bank of England. The technology giant will reveal on Tuesday that its reserves have been boosted once again after making a quarterly profit of over $10bn. Its holdings have more than doubled in […]