'Lost' Memories Restored in Mice
May 28th, 2015
In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology in the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a team of researchers restored "lost memories" in the brains of mice.
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Killer Robots Need Regulation, Expert Warns
Terminator 3
May 27th, 2015
It's a familiar theme in Hollywood blockbusters: Scientists develops robot, robot becomes sentient, robot tries to destroy humanity. But with seemingly sci-fi technological advances inching closer to reality, artificial intelligence and robotics experts f
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Back to the Future! Real-Life Hoverboard Breaks Record
Screenshot of man on hoverboard.
May 26th, 2015
A hoverboard rider recently soared into Guinness World Records after completing the furthest-ever flight on one of these futuristic, flying skateboards.
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How Computers Can Teach Themselves to Recognize Cats
Computer Codes
May 28th, 2015
In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat, by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos.
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Damaged Robot Can 'Heal' Itself in Less Than 2 Minutes
Adaptable Robot
May 27th, 2015
Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly "heal" themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study.
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Plastic Does Decay, Creating a Crisis for 20th-Century Art
Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy, 20th-century art, plastics
May 23rd, 2015
Because conservation scientists strive to shed light on an artist’s processes and materials choices, our work can be like that of a detective.
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Ultra-Fast 'Hyperloop' Train Gets Test Track in California
Hyperloop Passenger Transport Capsule Conceptual Design Rendering
May 22nd, 2015
The "Hyperloop," a hypothetical high-speed transportation system that could shuttle people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in only 30 minutes, just sped a bit closer to reality.
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How to Play a 29-Story Game of 'Pong' (Video)
Pong video screenshot
May 27th, 2015
The story behind largest video game display in the world.
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Record-Breaking Energy Unleashed in Largest Atom Smasher
Protons collide at 13 tera-electronvolts, sending showers of particles through the CMS detector inside the Large Hadron Collider.
May 22nd, 2015
The beauty of the fallout from particles slamming into each other with record-breaking energy can be seen in images released yesterday.
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