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The Science Oven

The Science Oven

How a microwave cooks your food

For five months straight, I lived in a hotel without a kitchen. Everything I ate was cooked in a microwave. At first, I craved the meals that required a convection oven. But by the end, I found I could make almost anything in a microwave. My favorite concoction was Nutella mug cake — a sinful, gooey, moist chocolate cake cooked in my favorite coffee mug in just under two minutes. More…

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Thinking machines?

Thinking machines?

The Turing test doesn’t measure a computer’s intelligence, but it does say something about its usefulness — here’s how.

Expecting the unexpected in space

Expecting the unexpected in space

NASA has a long history of repurposing old missions that finished or went wrong and ending up with great science

Our sleeping sun

Our sleeping sun

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The Science Oven

The Science Oven

How a microwave cooks your food

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

Researchers monitor the sun to capture bright beautiful images

Thinking machines?

Thinking machines?

The Turing test doesn’t measure a computer’s intelligence, but it does say something about its usefulness — here’s how.

A face to remember

A face to remember

MIT researchers’ feature tuning algorithm can make your profile photo more memorable