Antisocial behavior online can make people’s lives miserable. So an algorithm that can spot trolls more quickly should be a boon, say the computer scientists who developed it.
Startup unveils a control system it hopes will become the industry standard for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Fully autonomous weapons should be outlawed before they are developed, says a human-rights scholar.
Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
And there’s a 50:50 chance of a Three Mile Island-scale disaster in the next 10 years, according to the largest statistical analysis of nuclear accidents ever undertaken.
A Stanford professor claims to have invented a Bitcoin-like system that can handle payments faster and with more security.
Manufactured sapphire is incredibly strong and scratch resistant. Now falling costs and technology improvements could make it competitive with glass.
Physicists have mapped out how to create quantum music, an experience that will be profoundly different for every member of the audience, they say.