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Is Virtual Reality the Surprising Solution to the Fermi Paradox?

Only decades into our “age of cosmology” — the moment when we earned the technological rights to peer deep into our cosmic home — we’ve learned that we live in a mega-palace of a universe. And we’ve also found something odd. We seem t...

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New Study Explores Why Humans Feel Empathy Toward Robots

Would you lie to a robot to avoid hurting its feelings?

If you’re like one participant in a recent study, carried out by researchers from the University of Bristol and University College London, the answer is a resounding “yes.”...

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Shamanism And The Coming Of AI/Robot Culture

There is an honest question to be asked whether shamanism, as it is presented to us in the West as ideology or world view, actually exists today. What does exist are a number of shamanic practices that differ from place to culture, fr...

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Human enhancement: Is it good for society?

Human enhancement technologies are opening up tremendous new possibilities. But they're also raising important questions about what it means to be human, and what is good or bad for our individual and collective well-being. These tech...

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Scientists create 3-D 'virtual tour' through rock

Have you ever wished you could travel inside a stone? It may seem more like magic than science, but Princeton scientists have discovered a way to make it (almost) true.

With an industrial grinder plus a super-high-resol...

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New Evidence Suggests That We Are Living in A Simulated Reality

Physicists say they may have evidence that the universe is a computer simulation.

How? They made a computer simulation of the universe. And it looks sort of like us. A long-proposed thought experiment, put forward by both p...

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Biofeedback therapy offers a mind-body approach to improving health

What if you could ease chronic pain, lower your blood pressure and improve other health issues simply with the power of your mind?

Proponents of an alternative therapy called biofeedback believe that you can train yourself to do...

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Rewiring Your Brain: Neurofeedback Goes Mainstream

Imagine a treatment that involves sitting in a chair, with electrodes attached to your skull. The electrodes are attached to a computer that measure activity in your brain and then send feedback to regulate your brainwaves. Are you ro...

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The Era of Pervasive Neurotechnology

Pervasive neurotechnology is a growing area of neuroscience, developed to enhance the brain’s performance and cognitive health. These technologies are non-invasive, meaning they do not involve surgical procedures or ingesting drugs an...

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The Dangers Of VR Becoming A Political Tool

Americans were amazed to discover the political consequences of social media. The idea that platforms utilized for sharing baby pictures and arguing about diets may be used as propaganda tools probably shouldn't have surprised us.

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Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a live, copy, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more ...

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Cure for Baldness Found in McDonald's Fries, Scientists Report

A cure for baldness could be on the horizon thanks to a chemical used in McDonald’s fries.
Scientists have regrown hair in mice using a ‘simple’ technique – using human stem cells. This generated fresh follicles capable of spr...

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The Real Applications of AI at NASA

When it comes to artificial intelligence, NASA and other space agencies are nowhere near building a"Terminator" in space. Thus, you can rest easy -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is not going to hunt you down because you are leading a rebelli...

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Moving from Population Medicine to Personalized Medicine

In the United States, despite high hopes, our health-care system still generally operates as a one-size-fits-all model. Some refer to this as a population model. This paradigm suggests that in the majority of people, an ailment — be i...

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The Universe a Vast, Consciousness-Created Virtual Reality Simulation, Claim Scientists

Two luminaries of 20th century astrophysics were Sir James Jeans and Sir Arthur Eddington. Both took seriously the view that there is more to reality than the physical universe and more to consciousness than simply brain activity.

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Data Scientists Find Connections Between Birth Month and Health

Columbia University scientists have developed a computational method to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk. The researchers used this algorithm to examine New York City medical databases and found 55 dis...

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How Lucid Dreaming Can Improve Your Waking Life

My initial urge is to believe everyone in this room is insane. Or at least willfully delusional.

I’m sitting in circle with about 20 people; men, women, some young, some old. Some look like hippies, some look like middle manager...

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Mark Zuckerberg Claims Techno-Telepathy is the Future of Social Media

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg isn't content with people sharing their every move, photo and relationship status update - now he's after your thoughts as well.

During a Facebook Live Q&A , the social media boss sai...

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Futurists Predict How We Will Merge With Technology

Books about science and especially computer science often suffer from one of two failure modes. Treatises by scientists sometimes fail to clearly communicate insights. Conversely, the work of journalists and other professional writers...

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Holistic Neuroscience- A way to permanently help your child with ADD or ADHD without medications

Holistic and neuroscience are not two words that one would generally think go together. But, the revolution in technology and computers, along with greater research and new techniques in the last decade have allowed holistic clinical ...

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Gamers Beat Scientists to Making a Protein Discovery

Gamers playing the popular online puzzle game Foldit beat scientists, college students and computer algorithms in a contest to see who could identify a particular protein's shape.

The study findings have implications for video g...

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When a Video-Game World Ends

In English, the word “apocalypse”—ety. Greek, n. apo (un-) + kaluptein (-veil)—has three non-exclusive meanings. The first and most common is simply the end of the world, whether by divine punishment or whatever tran...

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