- 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. <
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal
The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove.
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.
How Charm Industrial hopes to use crops to cut steel emissions
The startup believes its bio-oil, once converted into syngas, could help clean up the dirtiest industrial sector.
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