IBM is testing a contentious idea for making computers more intelligent by trying to copy mechanisms from the human brain.
Military Scientists Solve the Mystery of the Foul-Smelling Gas That Enveloped Norway, Sweden, and Finland
When Scandanavia woke up to the strong smell of rotten eggs one day last year, the locals wondered who or what had been responsible. Now military scientists have solved the mystery.
Philosopher Nick Bostrom says major tech companies are listening to his warnings about investing in “AI safety” research.
Young social networks grow in an entirely different way to mature networks, say computer scientists who have analyzed the way Facebook grew in the heady days after it launched in 2004.
One way to combat climate change could be to release synthetic organisms that sequester carbon. How this can be done safely is a question bioengineers are now beginning to address.
AltspaceVR is building virtual hangouts that it hopes you’ll use to watch a movie with friends or play a game of life-size chess.
Powerful radar, mostly limited to the military, could soon be cheap enough for cars and consumer drones to use.
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Can deep brain stimulation affect how well and what we remember?
Thanks to Galaxy Zoo, crowdpower has revolutionized galaxy classification. But now the machines are taking over.