AI has not yet lived up to its hype, but there is already cause for concern about its influence.
On the floor of the Mediterranean, Laurent Ballesta and three other explorers discovered amazing sea life, and signs of our impact on a mysterious landscape.
With punk rocker audacity and aerospace bona fides, Dezső Molnár is out to build a street-legal flying car.
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The sheer size of the Titanic was a sight to behold in 1912, but over 100 years later, how does this vessel compare to a modern cruise ship?
In a proof-of-concept study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs identified positive samples with 96% accuracy.
Inside music tech's battle for your brain, your ears, and your emotions.
In the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017, you can now see our planet in an entirely new dimension — time.
People rated a physicist’s talk as 19.3% better when they listened to it in high (vs low) audio quality. They also thought he was smarter and liked him more.
During lockdown, the travel game GeoGuessr has gone viral, inadvertently highlighting inequalities in Google Maps.
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New technologies may have introduced genetic errors to the human gene pool. How long will they last? And how could they affect us?
How warnings of AI doom gave way to primal fear of primates posting
Can Google be trusted to evaluate its own AI?
The city’s tech industry enjoyed big-time growth despite—or because of?—the nation’s difficult past year.
Medical research to benefit people is first conducted in animals. Creating a new biomedical model by inserting human immune cells into pigs may lead to new insights and treatments.
A team of researchers at MIT report that they’ve translated the vibrations of a spider web into musical tones. What’s more, they raise the prospect of someday communicating with spiders, using...
US president’s first budget proposal emphasizes applied research and public health, and aims to tackle climate change and racial injustice.
China's top disease control official has said the efficacy of the country's Covid vaccines is low, in a rare admission of weakness.
Yuri Gagarin belied the West's austere impression of the Soviet Union – a charming, easygoing Russian with a ready smile. The first man in space became a powerful propaganda tool.
Max Hodak says it could try to ‘generate novel diversity’ but the task has puzzled scientists for years
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When we invented non-fungible tokens, we were trying to protect artists. But tech-world opportunism has struck again.
Travel through time and explore the greatest mathematicians and biggest mathematical discoveries in history.
Uğur Şahin, cofounder and CEO of BioNTech, became a billionaire thanks to his company’s success in creating one of the first Covid-19 vaccines. Here the scientist talks about what’s next.
We must never doubt Elon Musk again
So I optimize my setup to showing really, really good letters. A good monitor is essential for that. Not nice to have. A MUST. And in “good” I mean, as good as you can get. These are my thoughts,...
Since 2009, coders have created thousands of amazing experiments using Chrome, Android, AI, WebVR, AR and more. We're showcasing projects here, along with helpful tools and resources, to inspire...
As simple as that sounds, the process of actually developing new antiviral treatments is overwhelmingly complicated.
Explore studies on pig intelligence, social interaction, and individual emotion. Find out how smart pigs are and how they compare to other animals.
Idempotence is the property of a software that when run 1 or more times, it only has the effect of being run once. I'll describe a process I'm making at work, and describe the problems that...
Rice University computer scientists have demonstrated artificial intelligence (AI) software that runs on commodity processors and trains deep neural networks 15 times faster than platforms based...
Irony of ironies...
An entire lineage of French rabbits has been doing handstands for nearly a century.
Ancient human lineages interbred commonly in Europe, as well as the Middle East.
Once upon a time I decided to train a neural net to generate pickup lines. Once I started collecting the training data I began to regret it when I saw how awful the existing lines were.