BU Creates Mathematically Perfect, Sound-Blocking Ring

Researchers at Boston University have built a mathematically perfect ring with a 3D printer that can cancel out more than 90 percent of sounds. According to a recent press release, professor at the College of Engineering Xin Zhang and Department of Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Reza Ghaffarivardavagh came up with the design — which they More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Tel Aviv Deploys 'Zombie Lights' for Mobile-Obsessed Walkers

Tel Aviv has taken a small step toward protecting the lives of "smartphone zombies." The municipality has installed special LED sidewalk lights at a busy crosswalk to alert distracted pedestrians staring More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Report: China Gains on US in AI Research

China is quickly catching the U.S. in artificial intelligence research and may overtake it in the next two years, according to an analysis by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. China has broad ambitions More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Wolf-Dog Hybrid 'Yuki' Gains National Attention

A wolf-dog hybrid housed in a Florida sanctuary has gained quite the following, reports The Miami Herald. “Yuki The Giant Wolfdog” was rescued by Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples in 2008 after his owner More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Scientists Say Massive Solar Storm Struck Earth in 660 BC

Scientists announced this week that a massive solar storm occurred 2,700 years ago — and, if a similar one happens again, it could be devastating to the technological infrastructure across the Earth. USA More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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DARPA's 'AI Next' Seeks to Build in 'Common Sense'

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled some of the details of its "AI Next" artificial intelligence program to Nextgov. "AI Next" is a $ 2 billion campaign More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Report: AI Tool Matches Photos to Relatives From Civil War

A new artificial intelligence tool called Photo Sleuth is connecting modern-day individuals to their distant relatives who fought in the U.S. Civil War, Fox News reported. "Seeing my distant relative More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 8th, 2019
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NASA's First All-Female Spacewalk Set for March 29

The first all-female spacewalk will take place later this month, NASA has announced. The International Space Station spacewalk March 29 will include astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch, as well as Jackie More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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Report: Library On Tiny Disk Headed To Moon

Israel’s first private spacecraft launched toward the moon is carrying a 30-million-page archive of human knowledge etched into a DVD-size metal disc, NBC News reported. The Lunar Library is designed to preserve More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Police Phone-Hacking Tool Available on EBay for $100

A device used by law enforcement agencies to obtain data from phones has appeared on eBay, where it is sometimes listed as low as $ 100, Engadget reports. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security buy models More...