Posts Tagged ‘World’

The world needs Carl Sagan now more than ever

The world needs Carl Sagan now more than ever

Predicting the future can often feel like a fool’s errand, as anyone who’s ever forecasted the continued smartphone domination of Symbian and Windows Mobile would affirm. And it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in this time of transformative change and to retreat to concepts that feel comforting in their apparent completeness and coherence. The more...

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Another world from George R.R. Martin might be coming to television

Another world from George R.R. Martin might be coming to television

Game of Thrones might be coming to a close in 2018, but another world created by George R.R.R Martin could be appearing on television soon. According to Martin, Universal Cable Productions has acquired the rights to adapt his superhero series, Wild Cards. The series contains thousands of stories from hundreds of authors Martin created...

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Apple says it has the ‘most effective security organization in the world’

Apple says it has the ‘most effective security organization in the world’

Apple said in a press briefing earlier today that it has the “most effective security organization in the world,” and discussed multiple layers of iPhone security on both the hardware and software side to underscore this point. The press briefing with Apple engineers was highly technical, including details that were previously undisclosed and in...

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Here’s what needs to happen for the USMNT to keep its 2018 World Cup hopes alive

Here’s what needs to happen for the USMNT to keep its 2018 World Cup hopes alive

The United States might get eliminated from 2018 World Cup contention two years early. Here are all the scenarios going into Tuesday’s game against Guatemala (7:25 p.m. ET, ESPN2). The World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on Tuesday isn’t exactly a must-win for the United States, but it’s just about a must-not-lose. If you’ve been...

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Israel demands world powers punish Iran for missile tests

Israel demands world powers punish Iran for missile tests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Israel is calling on world powers to punish Iran for its recent test-firing of ballistic missiles. Netanyahu says Israel is directing its demand to the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — the...

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Vonn takes 13th in Women’s World Cup Alpine with fractured knee

Vonn takes 13th in Women’s World Cup Alpine with fractured knee

UPI StaffSOLDEU, Andorra, Feb. 28 (UPI) — Just one day after fracturing her left knee, American skier Lindsey Vonn took to the slopes in Andorra Sunday as the fast in the first run in the super-G. Latest News – UPI.com

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Artist Jen Bartel wants to burn your retinas with her neon world

Artist Jen Bartel wants to burn your retinas with her neon world

“If I don’t burn someone’s retinas,” artist Jen Bartel says of her work, “I’m not doing it right.” Bartel has a distinct look full of bright lights and vibrant colors, a style she describes as “Cosmic Rainbow Witch / Evil Lisa Frank.” It’s a look inspired by the ‘90s, pulling from everything from anime...

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In a world where films end as soon as their characters say the title, only Limp Bizkit survives

In a world where films end as soon as their characters say the title, only Limp Bizkit survives

The greatest movies, as everyone knows, are the ones that include a rap song on the end credits that explains the plot of the thing you just watched (see Deep Blue Sea, most Will Smith films). The second-greatest movies are the ones that have their characters say the movie’s title. It’s a little bit...

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Google’s AI will battle Go world champion live on YouTube

Google’s AI will battle Go world champion live on YouTube

Earlier this month, Google’s AI company DeepMind announced that it had built a system of neural networks capable of beating a champion Go player. This ancient Chinese board game is considered an extremely difficult challenge for a computer — far harder than chess — and DeepMind’s success was hailed as coup for AI research. However,...

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Largest known prime number in the world discovered by GIMPS in Missouri

Largest known prime number in the world discovered by GIMPS in Missouri

The largest prime number in the world has been discovered in Missouri by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search project, better known as GIMPS. The record breaking number — which, like all primes, can only be divided by itself and one — is a staggering 22 million digits in length. That’s 5 million digits longer than the...

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