Link to Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopuses are awe-inspiring creatures. They’re smart, and they can camouflage themselves by...

Link to Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopuses are awe-inspiring creatures. They’re smart, and they can camouflage themselves by...

Link to Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopuses are awe-inspiring creatures. They’re smart, and they can camouflage themselves by...

Link to Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopuses are awe-inspiring creatures. They’re smart, and they can camouflage themselves by...

Link to Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopus-like rubber skin could lead to shape-shifting robots

Octopuses are awe-inspiring creatures. They’re smart, and they can camouflage themselves by changing colors and changing the texture of their skin to mimic the environment’s. A group of scientists from Cornell University in New York and the Marine Bi… Powered by WPeMatico

Link to Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show will end after two seasons

Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show will end after two seasons

More than three years after Chelsea Handler and Netflix teamed up to “revolutionize the talk show” their quest is coming to an end. Handler tweeted that she has decided not to return after the second season of Chelsea wraps up (later this year), inst… Powered...

Link to Scoot is adding battery-swapping cars to its San Francisco lineup

Scoot is adding battery-swapping cars to its San Francisco lineup

If you spend any time in San Francisco you’ll see them. The red electric scooters with a white lighting bolt and the word “Scoot” plastered on the side of the cargo box. Scoot, the company behind these ubiquitous two-wheeled vehicles has been able to… Powered...

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs. Powered by WPeMatico

Still photographs spring to life

New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions. Powered by WPeMatico

Link to Twitter took a year to close a fake GOP account run by Russians

Twitter took a year to close a fake GOP account run by Russians

The Russian troll farm that bought ads pointing to fake news sites on Facebook also ran a fake Twitter account impersonating the Tennessee Republican Party. While it has now been permanently suspended, Buzzfeed says the platform refused to take the a… Powered by WPeMatico

Link to Google's AlphaGo AI no longer requires human input to master Go

Google's AlphaGo AI no longer requires human input to master Go

Google’s AlphaGo already beat us puny humans to become the best at the Chinese board game of Go. Now, it’s done with humans altogether. DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary behind the artificial intelligence, just announced AlphaGo Zero. The latest iter… Powered by WPeMatico

Link to The way scientific units are calculated is changing

The way scientific units are calculated is changing

Scientific units are set to receive their biggest shake-up since the inception of the modern metric system in 1960. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) — one of three committees that oversees this type of stuff — is presently lo… Powered by WPeMatico

Link to The BBC is turning to AI to improve its programming

The BBC is turning to AI to improve its programming

The BBC wants to leverage machine learning to improve its online services and the programmes it commissions every year. Today, the broadcaster announced a five-year research partnership with eight universities from across the UK. Data scientists will… Powered by WPeMatico

Link to Google honors the man who discovered the fate of dead stars

Google honors the man who discovered the fate of dead stars

There’s a constant battle between gravity and nuclear physics going on inside a star that’s only resolved when it dies. American, Indian-born scientist Subrahmanyan “Chandra” Chandrasekhar figured out how that would end — supernova and black hole or… Powered by WPeMatico

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