Can smart house paint cool your home? – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/how-to/can-high-tech-house-paint-cool-your-home/?ftag=CAD3c77551&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756We test claims that a coat of paint can act like air conditioning. Spoiler Alert: It seems like any white paint is amazing at keeping your house cool.
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UPS has new electric trucks that look straight out of a Pixar moviehttps://www.engadget.com/2018/05/09/ups-electric-trucks-arrival/UPS has revealed sleek new electric trucks that look like they’ve rolled straight out of Pixar’s Cars series. The company revealed it’s working with vehicle manufacturer Arrival on a pilot fleet of 35 lightweight electric trucks that look far more futuristic than the standard boxy vehicles. UPS says the trucks have a longer range than other delivery vehicles, reaching around 150 miles on a single charge. As with all electric vehicles, they have zero emissions. UPS plans to test the trucks in London and Paris this year.
Facebook ending News Feed experiment condemned as ‘Orwellian’ | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/01/facebook-news-feed-experiment-media-posts?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=266179&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Company announces end to trial in which professional news posts were removed from users’ feeds in six countries. The backlash from news organizations in the affected countries was swift. “Facebook doesn’t think about consequences and has no interest at all in what is happening inside its test countries,” wrote the Slovakian journalist Filip Struhárik, one of the most prominent critics of the experiment. In December, Struhárik used CrowdTangle data to show that the experiment was hurting professional media more than fake news.
The Experimental Drug Treatment to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease | Timehttp://time.com/5159880/please-be-the-drug/Peter, 77, is one of the 2,700 people around the world who are expected to volunteer to test what researchers believe could be the first drug to halt Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of the volunteers will receive the drug, and one-third will get a placebo. They won’t know which one they received until they have participated for 18 months.
This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks likehttps://www.engadget.com/2018/01/09/this-is-what-a-50-qubit-quantum-computer-looks-like/From afar, it looks like a steampunk chandelier. An intricate collection of tubes and wires that culminate in a small steel cylinder at the bottom. It is, in fact, one of the most sophisticated quantum computers ever built. The processor inside has 50 quantum bits, or qubits, that process tasks in a (potentially) revolutionary way. Normally, information is created and stored as a series of ones and zeroes. Qubits can represent both values at the same time (known as superposition), which means a quantum computer can theoretically test the two simultaneously.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/02/travel/29travel-tips-quiz.html?recid=0yegwVBeIsQ4Ndh1ovDtelZsTzB&sl_rec=thompson_sample_dedup_sticky&contentCollection=smarter-living&mData=articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2017%252F12%252F08%252Fsmarter-living%252Fblack-ice-driving.html%253Frecid%253D0yegwVBeIsQ4Ndh1ovDtelZsTzB%2526sl_l%253D1%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky%26articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252Finteractive%252F2018%252F01%252F02%252Ftravel%252F29travel-tips-quiz.html%253Frecid%253D0yegwVBeIsQ4Ndh1ovDtelZsTzB%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=smarterLiving-promo-region®ion=smarterLiving-promo-region&WT.nav=smarterLiving-promo-region&_r=0How savvy a traveler are you? Here are a few questions, culled from recent articles in our Travel Tips collection, to test your travel smarts.
What’s New for Designers, December 2017 | Webdesigner Depothttps://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2017/12/whats-new-for-designers-december-2017/?ref=donvy.comThe holiday season is upon us, and that’s the perfect time to give yourself a few design goodies. While the season for new releases has slowed some, there are still plenty of news design tools and beta releases to test out. Take the opportunity to play with some of these great new elements for designers.
JPL Pits Human Against AI in Drone Race, But Who Wins? – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/jpl-pits-human-against-ai-in-drone-race-but-who-wins-1724472/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleResearchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently conducted the ultimate test of artificial versus human intelligence: drone racing. JPL capped off two years of drone autonomy research (funded by Google) with an October competition between their AI and world-class pilot Ken Loo.
What’s the future of programming? The answer lies in functional languages – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/whats-the-future-of-programming-the-answer-lies-in-functional-languages/?bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472&ftag=TRE684d531Simon Peyton Jones describes functional programming languages like Haskell as a proving ground where programmers can test new ideas.
Science Bites: Simple blood test for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, HDAC2 inhibition may prevent memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients
Science Bites: Simple blood test for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, HDAC2 inhibition may prevent memory loss in Alzheimer’s patientshttp://today.mims.com/simple-blood-test-for-early-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-hdac2-inhibition-may-prevent-memory-loss?elq_mid=37457&elq_cid=28942Recent discoveries have unveiled a new diagnostic method and a potential new target for treatment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers from the Department of Energy have also discovered a unique substance that closely mimics the pattern of forgetfulness that occurs in the brain.