Answers on the Web vary from a few thousand meters to 48 kilometers. Now a pair of physicists have carried out an experiment to find out.
Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.
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When it comes to robotic flocks, do you control each machine individually or the entire swarm overall? A new programming language allows both.
Record low auction prices indicate an unsustainable solar rush is accelerating.
If police must wear body cameras, we need to make sure they’re recording when they should, and only then.
Fabrics that are transparent in the infrared can radiate body heat at rates that will significantly reduce the burden on power-hungry air-conditioning systems.
Surgery involving robots is far from perfect, according to a new study of death rates during medical procedures involving robotic equipment and techniques.
After drug cartels intimidated many local newspapers in Mexico into silence, ordinary citizens began passing on news about drug-related violence themselves. Researchers from Microsoft decided to find out why.