Stephen Hawking on Reddit: Ask Him a Question on Artificial Intelligence
Stephen Hawking
July 27th, 2015
Got questions about artificial intelligence? Stephen Hawking has answers.
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Why Pendulum Clocks Mysteriously Sync Up
Pendulum clocks swinging in exactly the opposite direction from each other.
July 23rd, 2015
The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall synchronize over time may finally be solved, scientists say.
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No Humans Allowed! Test 'City' for Driverless Cars Opens
Mcity street view.
July 20th, 2015
Imagine a town with crosswalks but no pedestrians, cars and trucks but no drivers. Welcome to Mcity, a fake "town" built by researchers who are testing out the driverless cars of the future.
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Ban Killer Robots Before They Take Over, Stephen Hawking & Elon Musk Say
killer robot
July 27th, 2015
A number of prominent scientists have signed on to a letter warning that autonomous weapons should be banned.
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Lasers Could Blast Tiny Spacecraft to the Stars
Laser sail
July 21st, 2015
Blasting tiny, waferlike sailing spacecraft with powerful lasers could slash interstellar flight times from thousands of years to mere decades, one researcher says.
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Incredible Drone Photos: Contest-Winning Images from Above
dronies, dronestagram, lost island
July 20th, 2015
The second annual Dronestagram Aerial Photography Contest brought these incredible images to light.
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Bendy Liquid Metal Coils Could Make Stretchable Loudspeakers
Stretchable Acoustic Device
July 16th, 2015
Coils of liquid metal could be used to make stretchable loudspeakers and microphones, potentially leading to new kinds of hearing aids, heart monitors, and wearable and implantable devices, researchers say.
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Dark Pion Particles May Explain Universe's Invisible Matter
Researchers propose that dark matter is a kind of invisible, intangible version of a pion, or a type of meson — a category of particles made up of quarks and antiquarks.
July 25th, 2015
Dark matter is the mysterious stuff that cosmologists think makes up 85 percent of matter in the universe. A new theory says dark matter might resemble a known particle. If true, it would open up a window onto an invisible, dark matter version of physics.
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Pull Over, America! This Adorable Hitchhiking Robot Needs a Lift
HitchBOT catches a ride.
July 21st, 2015
Think you'd never pick up a hitchhiker? Then you've probably never met hitchBOT.
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High-Flying Photography: Drones Snap Spectacular, Contest-Winning Images
dronies, dronestagram, Snorkeling with Sharks
July 20th, 2015
Whether they're capturing panoramic views of tulip fields or snapping thrilling images of cliff divers plunging into the sea, one thing is for certain: Drones can take awesome pictures.
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