News: Tech & Science

Mark Zuckerberg responds to Elon Musk's warnings against AI

Friday  05:07,   25 may 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed at the 2018 Viva Technology conference in Paris, where he talked about privacy and his thoughts on artificial intelligence.During an interview at the 2018 Viva Technology conference in Paris on Thursday,[...]

Pluto may be made up of a billion comets

Friday  05:05,   25 may 2018
popsci

But we won't know until we get there. That's a lot of comets. Perhaps we’re looking at Pluto the wrong way. Perhaps we’re looking at Pluto the wrong way. Planet, dwarf planet—this semantic debate might be irrelevant, because in[...]

Pterodactyls Probably Didn't Fly Like We Think They Did

Friday  04:59,   25 may 2018
gizmodo.com.au

The popular conception of pterodactyl flight shows them in a pose with wings and legs spread far apart similar to the way bats do it. But as new research shows, it's very unlikely.When reconstructing extinct animals, paleontologists rarely, if[...]

Pterodactyls Probably Didn't Fly Like We Think They Did

Friday  04:59,   25 may 2018
gizmodo.com.au

The popular conception of pterodactyl flight shows them in a pose with wings and legs spread far apart similar to the way bats do it. But as new research shows, it's very unlikely.When reconstructing extinct animals, paleontologists rarely, if[...]

Dumpers be warned, your shopping trolley could be tracked

Friday  04:30,   25 may 2018
9news.com.au

A council in Adelaide's southern suburbs is launching a war on abandoned shopping trolleys, saying the supermarket essential is creating an eyesore and a hazard in suburban streets. The Marion Council campaign comes after workers collected more[...]

Scientists just discovered these 10 bizarre and beautiful animal species that show what it takes to survive on Earth against the odds

Thursday  17:40,   24 may 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry just released its list of the "top 10 new species for 2018." These newly discovered and named species demonstrate how large, small, beautiful, and bizarre [...]

AirPods are what the Apple Watch should’ve been

Thursday  17:34,   24 may 2018
qz

Apple has put out a string of iterative or uninspiring products over the last few years, from the iPhones that have looked the same since…Apple’s $160 wireless earbuds, first released after a string of delays in late 2016, are exceedingly useful,[...]

Uber opens new Paris hub to develop flying taxi tech

Thursday  17:34,   24 may 2018
cnet

Up, up and away! But in French.The research center, which will be Uber's first outside North America, will open this fall and see a €20 million ($23.5 million) investment over the next five[...]

Tinder Places matches you with people from your favorite hangouts

Thursday  17:34,   24 may 2018
engadget

The science involved in making a match on Tinder is rudimentary at best: you can narrow your pool of potential baes by age and distance, and after that you're largely on your own, relying on carefully selected photographs and vague bios that[...]

Scientists Believe They Spotted Six 'Dark Galaxies' Thanks to New Technology, Here's What That Means

Thursday  17:33,   24 may 2018
europe.newsweek

The search for dark galaxies may have finally come to an end.Dark galaxies live up to their name, for without nearly any stars they are void of sufficient light. This trait makes them extremely important to our understanding of how gases are[...]

Federal Court Rules That Telstra's Unlimited Mobile Ads Are Misleading

Thursday  07:32,   24 may 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Last week Optus sought Federal Court orders to force Telstra to cease using the word "unlimited" in advertisements for their $69 per month mobile plan. Yesterday it was ruled that these advertisements constitute as misleading and[...]

Russia’s Apocalypse Missile Keeps Crashing

Thursday  03:30,   24 may 2018
popularmechanics

The missile has crashed (and presumably burned) four times in four months.The use of a nuclear engine theoretically gives the new missile unlimited range, allowing it to fly thousands of miles to skirt existing U.S. air defenses. So far, however,[...]

Invasive flatworms are spreading across the globe

Thursday  03:05,   24 may 2018
msn

They are causing major ecological problems, an expert says.Several species of flatworm - including the hammerhead flatworm native to Asia - have been showing up in French cities for the better part of two decades, according to a report published[...]

Stargazing Live: ABC audience helps discover new supernova

Thursday  02:35,   24 may 2018
abc.net.au

The audience of Stargazing Live on ABC TV discovers at least one new supernova — an exploding star — as part of the citizen science effort, a finding more than a billion years in the making.Thousands of citizen scientists supplied more than 1[...]

How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse In Australia: Move To Darwin

Wednesday  16:08,   23 may 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Of all the places in this fine country we call home, Darwin is not only blessed with gorgeous afternoon thunderstorms and the best local paper headlines ever - it's also where you should be heading should the ZomPoc occur. Perth, not so[...]