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Uh-oh, a robot just passed the self-awareness test

Roboticists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have built a trio of robots that were put through the classic 'wise men puzzle' test …

Robotics

8 Series So Good You'll Hope They Never End

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Books

Goodbye International Space Station, Hello Moon Village

ESA’s new director general lays out his vision for an international community on the dark side of the Moon.<p>The International Space Station has been occupied for nearly 15 years, but the astronauts' lower-Earth orbit home away from home won't be around forever—or even that much longer.<p>So while NASA …

Space Science

Meet the pentaquark, just spotted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider

For decades, physicists have looked for the pentaquark -- a type of subatomic particle long theorized to exist but never seen, despite numerous false alarms.<p>This week, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced that they had finally found their elusive …

The Turing Phone is the craziest Android device you'll see this year

“We’re walking into the cipher phone age." That's the way Turing Robotics Industries CEO SYL Chao introduces the Turing Phone, an Android smartphone that aims to put security, durability, and fashion above all else. In a myriad of ways, the Turing is anything <i>but</i> your typical phone. There's no …

Alan Turing

Model for robots with bacteria-controlled brains: Understanding the biochemical sensing between organisms could have far reaching implications in ecology, biology, and robotics

Understanding the biochemical sensing between organisms could have far reaching implications in ecology, biology, and robotics<p>A scientist used a …

Biology