AI implants will allow us to control our homes with our thoughts within 20 years

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:21

HAMPSHIRE, England (PNN) - October 15, 2017 - A senior inventor at IBM has forecast artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bone.

John McNamara, who works at IBM Hursley Innovation Center, in Hampshire, submitted evidence to the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee, which is considering the economic, ethical and social implications of AI.

Scientists claim to have proof that time travel exists

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:13

QUEENSLAND, Australia (PNN) - October 7, 2017 - Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles traveling through time. They showed that one photon can pass through a wormhole and then interact with its older self. Their findings were published in Nature Communications.

Smart devices are listening to and saving everything you say

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:18

Here’s how to stop it.

October 2, 2017 - The idea that the smart devices in your home and on your phone are listening to you - and recording what you are saying - is nothing new, and many Amerikans have become complacent with the breach of their privacy because of the convenience provided by the technology. However, it is still possible to maintain some crucial privacy with some of the most popular apps. Here are a few steps you can take.

Landmark study establishes link between the aluminum in most vaccines and autism

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:15

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada (PNN) - September 23, 2017 - A peer-reviewed study published online this week and set to be published in the December volume of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia, has established a link between a popular aluminum vaccine ingredient and autism.

Kalashnikov unveils anti-drone weapon

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:52

Kalashnikov, makers of the Ar-15 assault weapon, have produced an anti-drone weapon, which can bring down a drone without using explosives. Everybody should own one.

See video

New handheld pen allows surgeons to detect cancer in 10 seconds and remove all trace of disease

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:34

DALLAS, Texas (PNN) - September 8, 2017 - A revolutionary new handheld "pen" allows surgeons to test for cancer in seconds.

The device gives medics a better chance of removing “every last trace” of the disease.

Researchers at the University of Texas say the device is capable of identifying cancerous cells more than 150 times faster than existing technology.

Saudi Arabian “honesty” app takes Internet by storm

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:05

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (PNN) - September 3, 2017 - Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his "honesty" app has shone a spotlight on the conservative kingdom's nascent tech scene.

Commentary: Artificial intelligence poses no greater risk than government

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:01

By Bill Frezza

August 30, 2017 - I’ve been listening with great amusement to the wailing and gnashing of teeth of pundits preaching about the dangers that lie ahead once super-intelligent artificial intelligence is unleashed on mankind with powers to do us wrong.

What if we lose control of them? What if we can’t pull the plug? What if despite our best efforts to design AI to be our servants and not our masters they turn against us, either with malevolent intent or through unintended consequences driven by the fact that they will never be human so they can’t share our values?

Mankind has survived tyrants, homicidal maniacs, thieves, fools, and congressmen. How could AI be worse?

Physicists just achieved quantum teleportation underwater for the first time

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:17

SHANGHAI, China (PNN) - August 28, 2017 - Chinese scientists have successfully sent information between entangled particles through sea water, the first time this type of quantum communication has been achieved underwater.

In this proof-of-concept experiment, information was sent across a 3.3-meter (10.8-foot) long tank of seawater, but the researchers predict they should be able to use the same technique to send unhackable communications close to 900 meters (0.55 miles) through open water.

Scientists remotely hack a brain and control body movements

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/23/2017 - 18:08

BUFFALO, New York (PNN) - August 18, 2017 - Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t authorize. It’s an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction nightmare for real, albeit on a much smaller scale, and they were even able to prompt their test subject to run, freeze in place, or even completely lose control over its limbs. Thankfully, the research will be used for good rather than evil… for now.