Software able to read a synopsis of Lord of the Rings and answer questions about it could beef up Facebook search.
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Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.
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Relativistic spacecraft must interact with the cosmic microwave background in a way that produces a unique light signature. And that means we should be able to spot any nearby, according to a new analysis.
By studying the network of links between Indian recipes, computer scientists have discovered that the presence of certain spices makes a meal much less likely to contain ingredients with flavors in common.
The ability to spot faces from any angle, and even when partially occluded, has always been a uniquely human capability. Not anymore.