The discovery of a stable form of one-dimensional diamond has scientists racing to understand its properties. The first signs are that diamond nanothread will be more versatile than anyone expected.
Even as computer models grow more powerful and more precise, they remain uncertain as to regional effects.
Deep learning software has dramatically improved image recognition tools. Pinterest and Shoes.com are testing it out on shoppers.
It may take hours for a robot to figure out how to grasp a new object. But hundreds of robots could accelerate the process by sharing knowledge.
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel argues that conscious machines would deserve special moral consideration akin to our own children.
Suggestions that the attacks in Paris last Friday were helped by easy access to encryption technology are not based in evidence.
A survey finds that consumers are not eager to give health information to Google, Apple, or Microsoft, but Facebook fared worst of all.
A new biocompatible device will make it easier for researchers to determine the neurological basis of pain.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
A roundup of some of the most interesting stories about mobile technology from other sites, collected by Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for mobile.