- How Can a Civilian Plane Accidentally Be Shot Down?
It’s not certain whether Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down because of mistaken identity, but it is plausible.
- Jibo the Family Robot Might Be Oddly Charming, or Just Plain Odd
The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
- Energy Demands of Networked Devices Skyrocket
As the Internet of things grows to encompass billions of devices, its power usage will require novel technologies for improving efficiency.
- Thermoelectric Material to Hit Market Later This Year
A California-based company is commercializing an abundant, naturally occurring material that can turn waste heat into power.
- Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices
Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery.
- An Explanation of the Evidence of Weaknesses in the Iron Dome Defense System
- Forget the Wisdom of Crowds; Neurobiologists Reveal the Wisdom of the Confident
The wisdom of crowds breaks down when people are biased. Now researchers have discovered a simple method of removing this bias–just listen to the most confident. <
Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks
One insider says the company’s current staffing isn’t able to sustain the platform.
Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?
Digital clones of the people we love could forever change how we grieve.
How to befriend a crow
I watched a bunch of crows on TikTok and now I'm trying to connect with some local birds.
Starlink signals can be reverse-engineered to work like GPS—whether SpaceX likes it or not
Elon said no thanks to using his mega-constellation for navigation. Researchers went ahead anyway.
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