Put your finger through a thin soap film and it’ll pop out of existence in the blink of an eye. Physicists have recorded exactly how this behaviour occurs using high-speed cameras to see how the soap film retracts when it is punctured.
How far can this technique be pushed? Is it possible, for example, to release one edge of a flat soap film and record how it retracts?
The conventional view is that this kind of experiment is impractical because edge effects make a perfectly straight rupture impossible.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
The walls are closing in on Clearview AI
The controversial face recognition company was just fined $10 million for scraping UK faces from the web. That might not be the end of it.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
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