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China’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays ... but do the robots make the grade? Almost a quarter of the country’s schools are testing ‘thinking’ technology designed to assess everything from an essay’s style and structure to its logic and remove human error
Sir Richard Branson to blast himself into space 'in months' after training as an astronaut: 'We're talking about months not years - so it's close. There are exciting times ahead,' says billionaire entrepeneur
New traffic lights technology will be tested in the UK. The lights will be able to communicate wirelessly with vehicles as they approach, allowing them to pass along timing information to help vehicles determine what speed will allow the driver to cruise along with minimal stoppages
Unmanned VTOL drone can evacuate wounded soldiers and disaster victims, deliver cargo - Internal lift rotors give the drone the ability to land and take off almost anywhere it can find a large SUV-sized horizontal surface.
Research suggests rising temperatures are encouraging antibiotic resistance in cities across the United States. Until now, health researchers assumed antibiotic resistance was primarily the result of overprescription and overuse. But a new study suggests climate change is also to blame.
CRISPR gene-editing could help feed future generations - By making mutations in 13 genes, scientists produced a crop of rice with 25-31 percent high yield. Without CRISPR, the crop would’ve required trial and error with millions of plants to reach a similar goal, according to researchers.
Emirati builds his own wind turbine at home - Al Obaidi’s wind turbine is also innovative and unique as it is able to work and produce electricity with minimal to no wind at all, thanks to the use of solar power.
Nasa's Golden Record may baffle alien life, say researchers - Rather than the peaceful, intelligent beings that the US space agency hoped to portray, humans may come across as a species that loves to argue, speaks gibberish, and sees beauty in flowers that roar like chainsaws.
Forget fears of automation, your job is probably bullshit anyway - A subversive new book argues that many of us are working in meaningless “bullshit jobs”. Let automation continue and liberate people through universal basic income
Elon Musk wants to create a site to rate journalists: "Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication," Musk tweeted
Eric Schmidt shoots down Elon Musk's doomsday vision of AI's threat to humanity: 'Elon is exactly wrong'. Schmidt said Musk "is wrong" because he "doesn't understand the benefits that this technology will provide to making every human being smarter."
Social media posts may signal whether a protest will become violent. Researchers found that people are more likely to endorse violence when they moralize the issue that they are protesting -- and when they believe that others in their social network moralize that issue, too.
CRISPR knockout mutations usually work by causing nonsense mediated mRNA decay. A new study finds that these types of mutations can trigger the up-regulation of homologous (similar) genes. This presents another potential hurdle for CRISPR, both in conventional research and in the clinic.
Calls for junk food to have graphic cigarette-style warnings on packaging - Graphic health warnings on food packets – similar to those used for cigarettes – could prompt people to abandon “hedonistic impulses” and choose healthier foods, an Australian study suggests.
NASA currently developing a stasis chamber that could induce an extended state of torpor, or metabolic inactivity medically brought on by lowering body temperature to the point of mild hypothermia, that could allow astronauts to snooze for at least two weeks on end during longer missions.