- How Robots Can Quickly Teach Each Other to Grasp New Objects
It may take hours for a robot to figure out how to grasp a new object. But hundreds of robots could accelerate the process by sharing knowledge.
- The Quest to Make Your Shoe a Power Source
Startup Pavegen has already installed floor tiles to harness the power of footsteps; now it wants to put that technology inside your shoes.
- Don’t Blame Encryption for ISIS Attacks
Suggestions that the attacks in Paris last Friday were helped by easy access to encryption technology are not based in evidence.
- Tech Companies Are Not Trusted with Health Data
A survey finds that consumers are not eager to give health information to Google, Apple, or Microsoft, but Facebook fared worst of all.
- Why Climate Models Aren’t Better
Even as computer models grow more powerful and more precise, they remain uncertain as to regional effects.
- This Glowing Rock Wants to Monitor Your Internet of Things
Can a special security system keep hackers from messing with your connected baby monitor and door lock?
- A Robotic Tabletop Makes Simple Structures All by Itself
A surface that manipulates objects using mechanically controlled pins can put simple structures together. <
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