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Star Trek 'Starfleet logo' spotted on Mars

14th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A NASA spacecraft has spotted curious shapes on the surface of Mars closely resembling the Starfleet logo from the sci-fi hit TV show, Star Trek. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured images of a series of the chevron-style contours on the surface of the red planet. The […]

San Francisco using AI to make charging decisions colourblind

13th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteProsecutors in San Francisco are to use artificial intelligence to try to reduce racial bias when considering whether to charge suspects with a crime. In a world first, District Attorney George Gascon said he hoped the technology would “take race out of the equation” in the courts. Mr […]

Man sues cryonics company for $1m and wants dad's head returned

12th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter A US man is suing a cryonics company for $1m (£950,000) and wants his father’s head returned, after he claims it wrongly cremated his father’s body and sent the remains in the post. Laurence Pilgeram had agreed to pay $120,000 (£9,500) to […]

Facebook to launch London hub to fight harmful content

12th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook is opening an engineering centre in London as part of its strategy to keep harmful content away from its platform. The new centre which will build tools and artificial intelligence (AI) systems to detect and remove harmful content and behaviour from the social media site, will create […]

New Facebook app will pay users for their data

12th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users’ data. The company was criticised earlier this year when it was revealed to have paid children as young as […]

Huge metal mass is 'weighing the moon down', scientists say

11th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA large gravitational anomaly has been discovered beneath the surface of the moon by researchers at Baylor University in Texas. The anomaly was discovered when the scientists measured subtle changes in the strength of gravity around the moon, analysing data collected from NASA missions. Researchers suspect it may […]

Huawei: We don't have to cooperate with Chinese state

10th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent The head of cyber security at Chinese tech giant Huawei has told MPs that his firm is not obliged to work with the Chinese government “on anything whatsoever”, despite a Chinese law which appears to require collaboration with the state. Article 22 […]

Keanu Reeves and new Xbox: All gaming news from E3

10th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteKeanu Reeves, George RR Martin and the next generation of the Xbox console – the E3 games conference doesn’t really start until Tuesday and there’s been a lot of news already. If this news all leans heavily towards Microsoft products and launches, that’s because Sony decided not to […]

Snoopy module from Apollo 10 mission may have been found

9th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe famous lunar module from the Apollo 10 mission is believed to have been found – 50 years after it was released into space. Named Snoopy after the cartoon dog, the four metre wide module was believed to have been lost forever after the 1969 mission. It was […]

Potential for esports to be medal event at Olympic Games

9th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteChip maker Intel has been in talks with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the potential for esports to join the Games. The body responsible for the Olympics has shown interest in competitive videos games, but concerns over violence have caused hesitations about whether it could make the […]

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