Black Goo

La Mancha Negra (The Black Stain) is a mysterious black substance that has oozed from roads in Caracas, Venezuela, first appearing in 1986.[1] Since the appearance of La Mancha Negra, it has caused multiple car accidents and claimed many lives.[2] Determining the cause of the substance has proven difficult and there are still no definitive explanations,[3] despite almost two decades of …

Prince Charles warns the world of ‘Grey Goo’

Source: The Guardian Gray goo (also can be spelled as: grey goo) is a hypothetical global catastrophic scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating machines consume all biomass on Earth while building more of themselves,[1][2] a scenario that has been called ecophagy (the literal consumption of the ecosystem).[3] The original idea assumed machines were …

2016: Jaw-dropping photos taken above CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

THESE incredible photos taken above CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have provoked dramatic conspiracy theories and stoked fears that "new portals" are being opened. The images were apparently taken on June 24, the same day CERN scientists began a new Awake experiment to change the way it smashes particles together. The film in question - What …

Large Hadron Collider switches on again at far higher level of power

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is about to start smashing subatomic particles together at unheard-of energy levels to reveal more of the secrets of the universe. Ten years ago, the collider unearthed the so-called ‘God particle’, the Higgs boson. From next Tuesday, it will start again — running for four years at an all-time-high energy of …

Engineer who claimed Google AI has thoughts, feelings is placed on leave | KSNT 27 News

A Google engineer who argued that the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) is sentient has been placed on personal leave. A spokesperson for the company declined to elaborate on the reasons behind the suspension, noting that it is “a longstanding, private personnel matter.” Multiple news outlets have reported that Blake Lemoine, the senior software engineer from …

Scientists have crafted living skin for robots

Technologies are blurring the line between human and machine. Now, scientists are taking the next step: developing human-like skin for robots. Though it sounds like the stuff of science fiction, in a study published Thursday in the journal Matter, researchers described how they developed skin tissue for robots that looks and moves just like ours. "We have shown that …

‘Demonic’ AI generating its own secret written language that nobody can understand

A popular AI tool that turns text into images appears to be creating its 'own language' of indecipherable gibberish and using it to categorise different pictures. The DALL-E tool, which uses AI to generate images from text, is seemingly generating nonsense text when instructed to create images featuring printed words. Computer science PhD student Giannis Daras took …

AI surveillance cameras now being used to detect potential threats

AI surveillance cameras now being used to detect potential threatsAI surveillance cameras now being used to detect potential threats A green flash pulsates across the monitor set up in another corner of the room after the video management system recognizes a potential threat in the room. "As you can see it's pulsing green within about …