As robots become ever more present in daily life, the question of how to control their behaviour naturally arises. Does Asimov have the answer?
Do tragedies force us to expand our views on controversial topics such as gun control? Unfortunately not, say Web researchers who have studied surfing habits during America’s worst school shooting.
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Nobody has figured out how to spot the most influential spreaders of information in a real-world network. Now that looks set to change with important implications, not least for the superspreaders themselves.
An electromechanical limb developed by Segway maker DEKA now needs a manufacturer to mass-produce it.
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All over the world, weather radar images are being plagued by signals from the latest generation of five GHz Wi-Fi. Now Austrian researchers have developed a fix.
Sometimes encrypting messages isn’t enough, and the very act of sending them must be hidden as well. Now physicists have discovered how to camouflage messages and guarantee that they remain hidden.
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