The key? A computational flattening algorithm.
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It uses radio waves to pinpoint items, even when they're hidden from view.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
Why you’ve probably never heard of Computer Space, which launched the video game industry 50 years ago
Computer Space lacked a critical ingredient that the other games possessed: gravity.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill some antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Logic puzzles can teach reasoning in a fun way that doesn't feel like work.
Sometimes the value of soft skills feels almost secretive—like some scrap of knowledge handed down through an ancient society of corporate recruiters. Of course, that’s not the case or that’s […]
Mixed messages and competing interests have left college students feeling lost and stressed.
Some of the world's most prestigious universities aren't in America.
They say that atoms are mostly 99.99999% empty space. But quantum physics says otherwise. If you were to look at what your body is made of, at smaller and more […]
Why the effects of aging are detrimental to being the U.S. president.
Comedy, A.I.-style. Our roving reporter, Evan Fleischer, went into The Laughing Room and here's what happened
The Human Diagnosis Project project is building the world's "open medical intelligence" system.
Never draw a conclusion, no matter how ‘obvious,’ without doing the experiment first. We all love our most cherished ideas about how the world and the Universe works. Our conception […]
Technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few generations. In the early 1960s, computer mainframes the size of semi-truck trailers that used transistors were considered cutting-edge because […]
The result validate Einstein on a whole new scale, and pose serious problems for alternative, modified theories of gravity. In 1915, Albert Einstein put forth a new theory of gravity: General […]
Here are some of the best books on the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of artificial intelligence.
A well-deserved award for the discovery over a century in the making. “Well, I walked into Building 20 and looked in at the various little labs. There was a bunch of […]
All 24 cantons would meet at St Stephen's cathedral in Vienna
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
A live-blog event happened a week ago, but you can catch the entire thing anew here, right now! “We have never observed infinity in nature. Whenever you have infinities in […]
The tale of a young man driven to his death for fighting for what is right, and the young woman picking up where he left off.
By equipping chefs with sensor-fitted gloves, robots can easily learn the specific ways they prepare meals, opening the door to professionally prepared home meals.
The nature of our Universe defies our intuition. That just might be the greatest thing of all. “I asked the Zebra,are you black with white stripes?Or white with black stripes?And […]
Crowdfunding relies on building online communities around projects, but what can it do for physical, local communities? Neighborhoods are the original social networks, according to Henry Grabar in a recent […]
A tribute to Aaron Swartz, the young hero of freedom for information, driven to his death on Friday by the US Department for Justice
RIP Aaron Swartz, you will not be forgotten.
Next week, I will be teaming up with Chris Mooney at Cal Tech for an evening lecture followed by a day long science communication seminar for the university’s graduate students […]
On Feb. 27, 09, Prof. Krugman in his NYT column stated that “ this budget looks very, very good”, that worries me!rnrn