Viasat on Tuesday announced its new service is up and running, which will provide the fastest satellite-based home internet network available in the U.S. The company - one of the few in the space industry that is publicly traded - launched its ViaSat-2 craft into orbit on June 1 and it is now ready to provide American homes with streaming and download speeds of up to 100 megabytes per second (mbps).
Tencent is the first company in Asia to pass $500 billion market cap mark. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi explains what's behind the massive conglomerate.
On Monday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles approved new rules that would allow self-driving cars to hit the road without a human behind the wheel, ready to take over at any time.
IBM yesterday announced it would be providing the AI brain for a robot being built by Airbus to accompany astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). When only the best of the best will do, it looks like Watson has the right stuff.
A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The 'black box' is becoming transparent, and that's a big deal. Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of artificial intelligence.
A red Tesla convertible hitched a ride to space with a SpaceX rocket in early February, bringing with it what may be the largest load of earthly bacteria to ever enter space.
the thoughts in our brain are essentially signals. already these signals are being read and interpreted by computers, allowing people who are...
Some immunotherapy approaches rely on stimulating the immune system throughout the body. Others target naturally occurring checkpoints that limit the anti-cancer activity of immune cells. Still others, like the CAR T-cell therapy recently approved to treat some types of leukemia and lymphomas, require a patient's immune cells to be removed from the body and genetically engineered to attack the tumor cells.
Self-healing smart coatings could someday make scratches on cell phones a thing of the past. But researchers often have to compromise between strength and the ability to self-repair when developing these materials. Now, one ...
A universal basic income (UBI) allowing all Americans to live above the poverty line would have a cost equal to less than 3 percent of the nation's GDP, according to a new study by Georgetown University in Qatar professor Karl Widerquist.
For 2017, Europe passed a new landmark in its transition to a renewable energy supply: For the first time, more of its electricity came from the sun, wind and biomass than from coal. The news, published this week by climate think tanks Sandbag and Agora Energiewende, is part of a worldwide trend for renewables.
This afternoon, SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket of the year from Florida, but the company chose not to land the booster after takeoff and instead dispensed it in the ocean. In a weird twist, the Falcon 9 still managed to survive its fall into the deep sea waters and is bobbing intact in the Atlantic.
Light, which travels at a speed of 300,000 km/sec in a vacuum, can be slowed down and even stopped completely by methods that involve trapping the light inside crystals or ultracold clouds of atoms. Now in a new study, researchers ...
The automation of many of our jobs - even those that have long seemed safe - is fully inevitable at this point. One study predicts that about 38 percent of American jobs will be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s, which is not that far away.