Scientists Looking to Synthesize Salvia for Medicine

October 16, 2017 - 6:25 pm in People

Salvia is a decently well-known hallucinogen that’s gained some popularity in recent years, mostly because it’s one of the few drugs the US hasn’t made significant efforts to regulate. That lack of regulation, […] The post Scientists Looking to Synthesize…

African Dogs Vote by Sneezing, Are Painfully Cute

October 12, 2017 - 6:22 pm in Science

Every day, it seems, scientists learn new things about just how intelligent animals are. But, even though we now know that crows can hold grudges and…

Quantum Computer Cross a New Threshold

October 8, 2017 - 6:20 pm in Science

There’s been a lot of bluster surrounding quantum computers. Some say that they’re the next major step in computing, while others are more reserved…

From onboarding to hive mind, Merriam-Webster adds more than 250 words to online dictionary

October 4, 2017 - 6:17 pm in Extra

  (Merriam-Webster Image)Merriam-Webster.com, the online home for the 150-year-old dictionary brand — or, “provider of language information,” as they call themselves — has added more than 250 new words and definitions, it announced on Monday.…

Auto tune! Watch these Audi commercials which pair revving cars with popular TV theme songs

September 28, 2017 - 6:14 pm in What's hot

(Audi via YouTube)You’re gonna make it after all, Audi. The automaker took auto tuning to a new level with commercials which aired during Sunday’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Calling it a “demonstration of Audi’s unrivaled technology in honor of some…

U.S. Navy swapping $38,000 periscope joysticks for $30 Xbox controllers on high-tech submarines

September 24, 2017 - 6:12 pm in Gadgets

The cost of an Xbox 360 controller is significantly less than the joystick previously used to control the submarine periscope. (Lockheed Martin Photo)OK, so my 10-year-old kid could board an advanced U.S. Navy submarine and operate the periscope? That seems…

Drone video shows 28,000-pound scaffold being lifted 400 feet for Space Needle renovation

September 20, 2017 - 6:11 pm in Life, Science

A huge scaffold is raised to the upper platform of the Space Needle on Sept. 15. (Space Needle Photo)This might be what it felt like to witness the construction of the Space Needle back in 1962 — kind of futuristic and awe-inspiring. But because it’s 2017,…

Microsoft: Xbox One backward compatibility expanding to original Xbox games

June 30, 2017 - 12:17 pm in Life

Now there’s a logo you wouldn’t have expected to see at Microsoft’s 2017 Xbox E3 press event. That’s the original Microsoft Xbox logo, dating back more than 15 years to 2001. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, used that throwback logo to set up a surprise…

Meet Crash Override, the Hacker Superweapon

June 28, 2017 - 12:15 pm in Science

Hackers now have digital weapons that can take out power grids. Take, for example, the collapse of Ukrainian capital Kiev’s infrastructure last year. That was an attack using aggressive and adaptable malware. But […] The post Meet Crash Override, the Hacker…

Utrip partners with JetBlue to combine AI and human expertise in airline’s trip-planning portal

June 26, 2017 - 12:10 pm in Life

(JetBlue Vacations screen grab)Planning a vacation with the help of artificial intelligence just got a boost thanks to JetBlue and its new partnership with Utrip, the Seattle startup that combines local experts and machine learning to create travel itineraries.…