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Japan: Taking Cosplay to a New Level 

OSAKA — Keisuke Uranishi reports: An Osaka-based woman is amping up her creativity in a bid to make a difference as a cosplayer. Shiguma Aika is a famous cosplayer who became known outside Japan about 10 years ago. “I believe cosplay is a [...]

Interactive Panorama Lets You Stand on Mars

From @wiredscience: An interactive panorama lets you stand on Mars with @MarsCuriosity: http://t.co/2KtPRBqkF1pic.twitter.com/tlVb2XOspM — NASA (@NASA) May 2, 2014 Caked in red silt, NASA’s Curiosity rover looks like it’s been trekking [...]

Japan: Robot to Take Top University Exam

Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo‘s entrance exam, it appears. The project, led by Noriko Arai at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics, is trying to see how fast [...]

Gartner’s dark vision for tech, jobs

In a world where smart machines do most of the work, expect high unemployment, unrest and tumult ORLANDO — Patrick Thibodeau writes: Science fiction writers have long told of great upheaval as machines replace people. Now, so is research [...]

VIDEO: Ray Kurzweil – Immortality by 2045

‘In additional to radical life extension we’re going to have radical life expansion. ‘We’re going to have million of virtual environments to explore that we’re going to literally expand our brains – right now we [...]