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[VIDEO] Tesla Reveals Insanely Fast Next-Gen Roadster

Paul Ridden reports: Tesla’s Roadster first broke cover in July 2006, and was rolled out two years later. The electric sportscar was rated by the EPA as being good for 244 miles (393 km) per charge, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0-97 [...]

AI Can Be Made Legally Accountable for Its Decisions

Computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and legal scholars say AI systems should be able to explain their decisions without revealing all their secrets. By Emerging Technology from the arXiv Artificial intelligence is set to play a significantly [...]

To Stay Young, Kill Zombie Cells

An anti-aging strategy that works in mice is about to be tested in humans. Megan Scudellari, Nature magazine: Jan van Deursen was baffled by the decrepit-looking transgenic mice he created in 2000. Instead of developing tumours as expected, the [...]

[VIDEO] Young Japanese People are Not Having Sex

Nearly a third of Japanese people are entering their 30s without any sexual experience, leaving the country facing a steep population decline. Greg Wilford reports: Nearly a third of Japanese people are entering their 30s without any sexual [...]

China is Living the Future of Mobile Pay Right Now

Mainland Chinese stores and services are increasingly centered around mobile pay apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay. Chinese mobile payment volume more than doubled to $5 trillion in 2016, according to Analysys data cited by Hillhouse Capital. Mobile [...]

Insurers Using Drones to Assess Damage

The nonlife insurance industry in Japan is increasingly using small unmanned drones to assess damage suffered in disasters in an effort to enable speedier postdisaster payouts. Major nonlife insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. [...]

AI-Generated Pop Song Puts Human Composers on Notice

Rich Haridy reports: At the rate AI-generated music is progressing, it could be old-fashioned to manually compose songs in as little as a decade. The latest step forward comes with the release of “Break Free,” the first single from the [...]

5G Set to Revolutionize Tech Industry

Yukiho Takaichi and Ayuhiko Sasaki report: With an aim to start services by 2020 — when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held — development of a new communication method called the fifth-generation mobile communication technology (5G) [...]

Elon Musk Lays Out Worst-Case Scenario for AI Threat

Powerful technology will threaten all human jobs, could even spark a war, Tesla CEO says. Tim Higgins writes: Elon Musk warned a gathering of U.S. governors that they need to be concerned about the potential dangers from the rise of artificial [...]

Japan has a Plan to Put Humans on the Moon Around 2030

Japan has announced a new ambitious plan to put humans on the Moon around 2030. The move comes as both India and China are involved in greatly developing their space programs. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was created in 2003 after [...]