Science and Technology

Latest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including medical breakthroughs, space exploration, and new gadgets and software.

A new AI-powered satellite will create Google Maps for methane pollution

Methane emissions, be it from industrial cattle farming or fossil fuel extraction, are responsible for roughly 30 percent of the Earth’s climate change issues. But despite the massive amounts of methane emissions released into the atmosphere every year, it’s often difficult to track the pollutant—apart from being invisible to the human eye and satellites’ multispectral

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The radical new theory that wrinkles actually cause ageing

  The left side of William McElligott’s face is more wrinkled than the right after being exposed to more sunlight NEJM ON HER 120th birthday, Jeanne Calment – generally regarded as the oldest person ever to have lived – proved she still had her wits about her: “I’ve only got one wrinkle,” she wisecracked, “and

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Providing the right products at the right time with machine learning

Jorge: Certainly. My role, I will call, has two major focuses in two areas. One of them is I lead the machine learning engineering operations of the company globally. And on the other hand, I provide all of the analytical platforms that the company is using also on a global basis. So in role number

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The Puzzling Testimony of Craig Wright, Self-Styled Inventor of Bitcoin

Among various acts of alleged forgery, Hough charged that Wright backdated documents to make them seem like precursors to the original 2008 Bitcoin white paper; manipulated email communications in support of his claim to be Nakamoto; inserted material post-factum into his academic papers to imply he conceived of Bitcoin long before its release; and used

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Google Maps search not working: Why it says ‘no results found’

It appeared that Google Maps was having serious issues Wednesday morning. Users reported lots of problems, a according to Down Detector. Reports of issues on the site increased sharply from about 6:30 a.m. ET to 9 a.m. ET. Maps was working correctly for this reporter, though that does not mean there were not widespread issues

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Y Combinator puts out a new call for startups in areas like AI, spatial computing, climate tech and more

Spatial computing, climate tech, and applications of AI technology join the newly announced list of startup incubator Y Combinator’s newest request for startups, announced on Wednesday. In a blog post penned by YC Managing Direct Dalton Caldwell, the organization put out a call for the types of startups it wants to know fund, in the

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With the rise of AI, web crawlers are suddenly controversial

For three decades, a tiny text file has kept the internet from chaos. This text file has no particular legal or technical authority, and it’s not even particularly complicated. It represents a handshake deal between some of the earliest pioneers of the internet to respect each other’s wishes and build the internet in a way

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Lyft Says Extra Zero in Earnings Report Was a Typo, Crushes Investors’ Spirits

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that typos can be embarrassing and frustrating. They can also, as ride-sharing company Lyft found out on Tuesday, make everyone forget that you actually had a pretty good year. Why Bitcoin won’t reach $1,000,000 Everything started with Lyft’s press release announcing its fourth quarter and full-year 2023 financial results, which

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A piracy app outranked Netflix on the App Store before Apple pulled it

Over the past week, an app called Kimi curiously outranked well-known streaming services, such as Netflix and Prime Video, in the App Store’s list of top free entertainment apps. Now, Apple has pulled the application… most likely because it gave users access to pirated movies. As Wired reports, Kimi was disguised as an app that

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