This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
Neural networks using light could lead to superfast computing.
Google’s kooky AI experiments offer a glimpse of how the technology actually works, which may prove increasingly important.
Lockheed Martin is using a fleet of drones and automated helicopters to extinguish flames and rescue people.
President-elect Trump’s promise to bring back production jobs ignores the realities of advanced manufacturing.
Scientists have used genetic engineering to make plants that grow 20 percent larger.
Mind-boggling VC funding and influential board members appear to have created a company prepared to do anything but admit defeat.
In a letter to the president, advisers say an “exponential” increase in biotechnology has created powerful tools that terrorists could exploit.
The e-tailing giant learned some hard lessons from its failure to hit it big in China, and it’s putting them to use in the subcontinent.
Using over 4,000 satellites to blanket the world in wireless broadband would be expensive compared to other approaches.