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This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

The case against killer robots, from a guy actually working on artificial intelligence

Andrew Ng builds artificial intelligence systems for a living. He taught AI at Stanford, built AI at Google, and then moved to the Chinese search …

A Ten-Minute History of Robotics

Present-day robotics hasn't turned out quite as the futurists intended: for better or worse, we don't live in a world of robot butlers and Skynet. …

Robotics

Alimentos come-cerebros que matarán tu inteligencia

Hay súper alimentos como la avena, que son más buenos que ayudar a una abuelita a cruzar la calle, pero también hay otros que son verdaderos villanos …

Joint Semantic Segmentation and 3D Reconstruction from Monocular Video

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Squared Circle Pattern for Camera Calbration

The traditional chessboard is not very accurate due to the <i>corner</i> concept, the motion blur from camera, etc. This new pattern was designed to combine …

Britpop

What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

One of the most difficult concepts to grasp would be how general relativity treats time as just the fourth dimension. The difficulty is more …

Science of war 1: how to spot enemy guns using ancient geometry

At the beginning of World War 1 neither side had effective methods that could pinpoint the location of enemy artillery. Dr Karl explains the maths of …

Nobel Prize

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …