MIT’s new tool erases anything or anyone from old photos

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:38

1984’s Ministry of Truth has arrived.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (PNN) - October 8, 2018 - We’re all guilty of the Crop. You know, that group photo where you look so good that - sorry bestie, apologies grandma, see ya, ex - you carefully crop out the other person.

But what if there was a tool that could erase people and things automatically - a magic wand that could do hours of imperfect Photoshop work in an instant? Now, thanks to an MIT Media Lab project led by Matt Groh, that tool is real - if still imperfect.

5G network uses same EMF waves as Pentagon crowd control system

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:33

WASHINGTON (PNN) - October 5, 2018 - The global rollout of 5G is well underway, and we soon may see new small cell towers near all schools, on every residential street, dispersed throughout the natural environment, and pretty much everywhere. But the safety of this technology is in serious question, and there is a raging battle to stop the taxpayer-funded implementation of 5G.

The Army may have found its next rifle in a Colorado garage

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:31

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (PNN) - October 1, 2018 - The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants.

They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader.

Newfound dwarf planet may lead to mysterious Planet Nine!

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:53

WASHINGTON (PNN) - October 2, 2018 - Scientists have discovered yet another marker on the trail toward the putative Planet Nine.

That clue is 2015 TG387, a newfound object in the far outer solar system, way beyond Pluto. The orbit of 2015 TG387 shares peculiarities with those of other extremely far flung bodies, which appear to have been shaped by the gravity of a very large object in that distant, frigid realm - the hypothesized Planet Nine, also known as Planet X.

Tim Berners-Lee reveals his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:46

BOSTON, Massachusetts (PNN) - September 29, 2018 - Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the Web itself. It’s a crisp autumn day in Boston, where Berners-Lee works out of an office above a boxing gym. After politely offering me a cup of coffee, he leads us into a sparse conference room. At one end of a long table is a battered laptop covered with stickers. Here, on this computer, he is working on a plan to radically alter how all of us live and work on the Web.

Astronomer warns that Earth could be crushed by particle accelerator

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:16

LONDON, England (PNN) - October 1, 2018 - Martin Rees, a well-respected British cosmologist, has a warning about particle accelerators. There is a small but very real possibility of disaster. Rees claims Earth could be crushed to the size of a soccer field by particle accelerators.

Google Chrome begins syncing all browser data to your identity without asking

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:01

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornia (PNN) - September 24, 2018 - Google users are concerned about their browsing privacy after a recent update at Google secretly logs Chrome browser users into their online Google accounts, syncing data without asking, a move one expert says has “enormous implications for user privacy and trust.”

Scientists just gave octopuses ecstasy for the first time and the results were profound

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:55

BALTIMORE, Maryland (PNN) - September 21, 2018 - An incredibly profound observation of the effects of methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on octopuses was just published this week in Current Biology. The findings of the study titled,A Conserved Role for Serotonergic Neurotransmission in Mediating Social Behavior in Octopus, suggest incredible implications for how social behavior is built into the very molecules coded by our DNA.

Senior Google scientist resigns over forfeiture of company values in China

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:29

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornia (PNN) - September 14, 2018 - A senior Google research scientist has quit the company in protest over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.

Jack Poulson worked for Google’s research and machine intelligence department, where he was focused on improving the accuracy of the company’s search systems.

Scientists reveal technique to make unlimited renewable energy

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 19:02

CAMBRIDGE, England (PNN) - September 4, 2018 - Scientists have developed a way to transform sunlight into fuel that could lead to an unlimited source of renewable energy.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have reached this milestone by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

They did this through using a technique called semi-artificial photosynthesis that is based on the same process plants use to convert sunlight into energy.