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Researchers have devised a new type of artificially intelligent camera system that can classify images faster and more energy-efficiently. The image recognition technology that underlies today’s autonomous cars and aerial drones depends on artificial intelligence: the computers essentially teach themselves...
Condensation on a can of beer or soda provides more heat than the surrounding air, which means humid weather warms up your drink more than twice as much as dry heat does. “Probably the most important thing a beer koozie...
You can now see some of the world’s most admired ancient artifacts and sculptures in 3D from home. A new website contains over 300 digitized sculptures and fragments from the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi...
Who would have thought that in 2018 we could search the web using nothing but our voices? Voice searching is a rising trend that is making waves in the digital world. We have some epic devices and smartphones that utilize...
To predict when rush hour traffic is likely to grind to a halt, a new study suggests it may be more effective to examine how people use electricity during the night, instead of travel-time data. By analyzing household electricity...
New research sheds light on why computers are so bad at a class of tasks that even young children have no problem with: determining whether two objects in an image are the same or different. “There’s a lot of excitement...
Scientists think they know what bats are doing with genetic material they stole some 18 million years ago from an ancient virus related to Ebola. The swiped genetic sequence—a gene called VP35— has remained largely intact in the bats despite...
Ultra-bright galaxies in the early universe may be less common than scientists initially thought, according to new research. Researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe two galaxies thought to be so distant that we see them more than 13...
Donald Trump and Planned Parenthood are the top recent advertisers and young men were targeted most often, according to a new analysis of Facebook and Instagram political advertising. “We wanted to quickly give voters easy tools to understand who is...
Researchers have developed a new fabrication method that makes tiny, thin-film electronic circuits peelable from a surface. The new technique allows any object to sense its environment or be controlled through the application of a high-tech sticker, and also eliminates...