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Yahoo malware turned PCs into Bitcoin miners

Yahoo malware turned PCs into Bitcoin miners | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Malicious ads served to Yahoo users were designed to transform computers into a Bitcoin mining operation, according to a security firm. [Read more]
    
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When iPhone met world, 7 years ago today

When iPhone met world, 7 years ago today | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs was right when he declared the iPhone a revolutionary product. It redefined the smartphone category and put a powerful computer in the hands of more than a billion people around the world.
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AI Can Spot the Building Numbers in Google Maps Images

AI Can Spot the Building Numbers in Google Maps Images | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Google collects and organizes an almost unfathomable amount of data every day. It harnesses the information to provide a bunch of services and make money.
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Audi A7 takes the wheel at CES 2014

Audi A7 takes the wheel at CES 2014 | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Audi gave CNET a demonstration of its autonomous vehicle technology, which it calls Piloted Driving, during CES 2014. Read this post by Wayne Cunningham on CES 2014: Car Tech.
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Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Help Of Old Apollo Data

Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Help Of Old Apollo Data | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A revisited trove of data from NASA's Apollo missions more than 40 years ago is helping scientists answer a lingering lunar question: How fast does moon dust build up?
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Cloudy With a Chance of Beer

Cloudy With a Chance of Beer | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Weather Company’s Vikram Somaya talks about why marketers are clamoring for weather data.
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excerpt: "We have a division, WSI, that does nothing but build applications for insurance companies. There’s one that interacts with a professional hail-zone data feed: essentially, 30 minutes before a hailstorm hits an area that an insurance company covers, an SMS text is sent to everyone in that area saying, “Pull your cars in because you are about to be hit by hail.” In a medium-size hailstorm, that saves the company anywhere between $1 million and $5 million."

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Create Your Own Marvel Comic

Create Your Own Marvel Comic | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Marvel.com is the source for Marvel comics, digital comics, comic strips, and more featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes.

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Mithu's curator insight, September 9, 2013 6:15 PM

this is when all the heros sepreate insted of uniting. They have fights... litteraly! But we all know that superheros fight for big things, but this time they are fighting for a pencil. 

MOHAMED HASAN AHMED's curator insight, April 18, 2014 5:14 AM

I love it

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Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A drug that may help adults identify musical notes by ear has wider potential for language learning.
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Flipper Fail: Dolphins May be Dumber Than We Think

Flipper Fail: Dolphins May be Dumber Than We Think | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
For decades, it's been common knowledge that dolphins are among the world's smartest species. Now some researchers -- and a new book -- argue the supposed underwater geniuses aren't so special after all.
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Excerpt: "Manger described an unusually high density of so-called glial cells in the animals' brain matter. He explained that these cells act like tiny ovens to keep the brain warm. Besides, he added, dolphins have a relatively simple brain structure, and noted: "The essential features of complex neural processing of information, as observed in other mammals, are missing or poorly developed."

 
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Computer Chips That Work Like a Brain Are Coming — Just Not Yet | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Computer Chips That Work Like a Brain Are Coming — Just Not Yet | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Although mimicking the structure of the brain was one of the original technique researchers experimented with when trying to create machine intelligence, the tecnique — called neural networking — eventually fell out of favor.
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EZ Robots are ready to roll ... or walk, or scuttle

EZ Robots are ready to roll ... or walk, or scuttle | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Ez-Robot, a small company based in Calgary, Canada, has introduced its Revolution line of robots with modular parts, easy-to-use features, and snap-togeth...
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8 futuristic movies that got it hilariously wrong - Guyism

8 futuristic movies that got it hilariously wrong - Guyism | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Everybody loves predicting the future, and no medium is fonder of predicting the future than the movie industry. Unfortunately, they’re, uh, really, really bad at it.
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Epic skydiving with the Sony A7R camera

Epic skydiving with the Sony A7R camera | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
An Australian cinematographer makes a marketing video showing how you can change lenses during a skydive (if you're into that sort of thing). Read this article by Lexy Savvides on CNET.
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33rd Square: Intel Introduces a Computer the Size of an SD Card

33rd Square: Intel Introduces a Computer the Size of an SD Card | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Intel has introduced Edison, a Quark technology-based computer housed in an SD card form factor with built-in wireless capabilities and support for multiple operating systems.
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Cloning quantum information from the past | KurzweilAI

Cloning quantum information from the past | KurzweilAI | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Abstract of Physical Review Letters paper

We show that it is possible to clone quantum states to arbitrary accuracy in the presence of a Deutschian closed timelike curve (D-CTC), with a fidelity converging to one in the limit as the dimension of the CTC system becomes large—thus resolving an open conjecture [Brun et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 210402 (2009)]. This result follows from a D-CTC-assisted scheme for producing perfect clones of a quantum state prepared in a known eigenbasis, and the fact that one can reconstruct an approximation of a quantum state from empirical estimates of the probabilities of an informationally complete measurement. Our results imply more generally that every continuous, but otherwise arbitrarily nonlinear map from states to states, can be implemented to arbitrary accuracy with D-CTCs. Furthermore, our results show that Deutsch’s model for closed timelike curves is in fact a classical model, in the sense that two arbitrary, distinct density operators are perfectly distinguishable (in the limit of a large closed timelike curve system); hence, in this model quantum mechanics becomes a classical theory in which each density operator is a distinct point in a classical phase space.

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Medical Xpress: Piggy-backing proteins ride white blood cells to wipe out metastasizing cancer

Medical Xpress: Piggy-backing proteins ride white blood cells to wipe out metastasizing cancer | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Help Of Old Apollo Data

Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Help Of Old Apollo Data | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A revisited trove of data from NASA's Apollo missions more than 40 years ago is helping scientists answer a lingering lunar question: How fast does moon dust build up?
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