It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence. Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort
The current fashionable theme in energy is ‘peak oil demand’ and the accompanying possible stranding of fossil fuel resources, with the resulting damage to the equity value of producing companies. This
When someone talks about AI, or machine learning, or deep convolutional networks, what they’re really talking about is — as is the case for so many computing concepts — a lot of carefully manicured math.
Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one
The Advanced Technologies Group Center in Pittsburgh, where Uber is building autonomous cars, is a gleaming white vision of the future. Self-driving cars are no longer a far-flung prophecy; they’re descending
Watch: stars orbit the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy. No astronomer has even seen a black hole through a telescope. They’re dark, often occluded by matter, and actually very small
It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too. The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move and
A theory that challenges Newton’s and Einstein’s gravity and nixes dark matter passed its first test
Margot Brouwer of Leiden University is brave—and you need to be, if you’re challenging Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton in one fell swoop. Brouwer and her colleagues believe that the laws of gravity, determined
Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based,
Gliese 710 could cause cometary havoc when it comes within 0.2 light years of Earth. In just over a million years, Earth inhabitants will get a closer look at a star than they might want. Gliese 710 is
Physics tells us they could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one. When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole.