Uber being investigated in wake of "outrageous" data hack cover-up
Uber admitted this week that it concealed a massive data breach affecting 57 million drivers and passengers. The company is now facing government scrutiny around the world having paid hackers $100,000 to destroy information they stole and keep information about a breach in October 2016 quiet.
Source: The Guardian
Within a decade every other summer will shatter heat records
A study thas concluded that by the 2030s, every second summer over almost all of the entire Northern hemisphere will be hotter than any record-setting hot summer of the past 40 years, and by 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than anything we've experienced to date.
EU commissioner says the world is "astonishingly pessimistic" about AI
EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas believes the hyperbole around AI and alarmist views in the media risk confusing science with science fiction. “If you do any research on artificial intelligence these days, the results are astonishingly pessimistic. Nine articles out of ten on AI are negative,” said Moedas.
Source: Science Business
Robot developed to help keep hearts pumping
Researchers have developed a robot that helps to keep a heart pumping. It works by cradling the organ and uses a probe to anchor to the wall that separates the heart’s lower chambers. The robot could lead to devices that let doctors assist a heart in its normal function rather than relying on transplants.
Scientists use CRISPR to create world's smallest tape recorder
Scientists have created a "biological tape recorder" based on CRISPR DNA editing. To build their microscopic recorder, the scientists began by modifying a piece of DNA called a plasmid, and giving it the ability to create more copies of itself in the bacterial cell in response to an external signal.
AI can spot a forged painting from just one brush stroke
Researchers have invented an AI system that is able to detect an artist's work by analysing a single brush stroke. The AI is able to learn what brush strokes and features correlated to a specific artist, and broke down line drawings from famous artists like Picasso and Matisse into 80,000 brush strokes.