China to New York in Two Hours: Chinese Researchers Unveil Hypersonic Jet Design

Chinese researchers have unveiled a hypersonic plane design to take cargo and passengers from Beijing to New York in about two hours, one-seventh of the time it currently takes to make the trip. "It will...

A-peeling? Japanese farmers invent edible banana skin

If you don’t like bananas then read no more – if you do then today is a day of joy Daniel Hurst in Tokyo First there were avocados with no stones; now we have bananas with...

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: Mysterious 200-year-old Storm May Be About to End

By Katherine Hignett A ferocious storm has battered Jupiter for at least 188 years. From Earth, it is observed as red swirling clouds racing counter-clockwise in what is known as the planet's "Great Red Spot." But...

Google Retinal Scans Can Predict if You Will Have a Heart Attack

By Anthony Cuthbertson Scientists working for Google’s parent company Alphabet have used artificial intelligence to determine a person’s risk of having a heart attack from their retinal scan. The method—detailed in a paper published on Monday in...

Surprise! ‘Some Genes Function More Actively After Death’ – Expert

Genetic material could be used to pinpoint the time of a person’s death, according to a new study from the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, published in the journal Nature Communications. Radio Sputnik...

The Discovery of Gravitational Waves Marks the Start of a New Era in Astronomy

Eugenio Coccia, one of the scientists who have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, talked to Sputnik about his research and the work of the international scientific community. Italian professor Eugenio Coccia — president of the Gran...

ArabNet Beirut signals continued growth of Silicon Lebanon

It is time for ArabNet Beirut 2018, three intensive days for exhibiting, networking, business deals, startup pitches, and breaking news announcements on VC funding expected for Lebanon and the IT sector. by TK Maloy and...

Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

Social network instructed to delete illegally collected data or face €100m in fines after it loses case over consent and tracking Samuel Gibbs Facebook has been ordered by a Belgian court to stop collecting data...

Mitsubishi Electric shines spotlight on new AI technology at R&D event

by Naomi Schanen Mitsubishi Electric Corp. launched a research and development open house event in Tokyo this week to showcase their latest advanced research products. The main focus of the event was the company’s new...

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and we’re not ready for what comes...

Matt Weinberger Silicon Valley companies think that smart glasses, like the Magic Leap, will one day replace the smartphone.  That could be good: As we worry about smartphone addiction, glasses could present a way...

Warfare Upgrade: NATO Vows to Develop Cybersecurity Infrastructure

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday at a news conference in Brussels that NATO member states expressed their readiness to modernize the Alliance's command structure. “We will establish a new joint force command for the...

The post-text future: Is this the beginning of the end?

The way people are consuming content is radically changing. by Yehia El Amine BEIRUT: Let’s make this short: what you’re doing now, reading prose on a screen, is going out of style. If a person were to...

Behind Israel’s High-Tech Reputation Is a Low-Tech Economy

By Gwen Ackerman When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasts about his country’s powerhouse technology, he glosses over the fax machines that banks still use, the homes that take nearly three years to build...

Google Chrome’s ad blocker launches tomorrow

PCmag As it gears up to launch Chrome's built-in ad blocker tomorrow, Google today shared some details about how the new feature will work. First announced in June, the new feature will remove only the most...

To Fly Faster, Humans Look to the Mysteries of Shark Skin

By Sydney Pereira Updated | The shortfin mako shark, one of the fastest shark species, can move upwards of 60 miles per hour through the water. The shark's ability to dart so quickly has much to do with...

Facebook launches $10 million community awards to reward leaders

Facebook has launched a community leadership program that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as part of its push to...

UK unveils new technology to fight extremist content online

Source: Associated Press LONDON: The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such content...

Lebanon to initiate wide-scale fiber optic project

The project, announced during a launch event held at the Grand Serail, would replace Lebanon's outdated copper wire infrastructure with fibre optic cables in an effort to boost the country's sluggish internet speeds. by Georgi...

How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives

By THE NEW YORK TIMES In Phoenix, Ariz., cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are barking commands at tiny machines, with the machines responding. On our smartphones, apps can now recognize faces...

Kodi CRACKDOWN – Millions will be blocked from illegal streams TONIGHT

THE latest Kodi blocks are coming from UEFA as they implement new bans aimed at tackling illicit streaming of Champions League matches. By David Snelling Football fans hoping to illegally stream tonight’s Champions League clashes could...