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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.

By | Posted June 13, 2014

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

By | Posted December 16, 2013

Our sleeping sun

Our sleeping sun

Scientists wonder what’s in store as sun activity lingers at lowest in over a century

By | Posted December 2, 2013

Will Comet ISON survive?

Will Comet ISON survive?

Tiny ice ball meets giant fireball

By | Posted November 27, 2013

Steering for safety

Steering for safety

A proposal to replace the steering wheel is getting some traction

By | Posted November 8, 2013

Online drug dealers take a hit

Online drug dealers take a hit

Federal crackdown on underground drug markets makes future of online drug vending unclear

By | Posted November 5, 2013

A light touch

A light touch

New twist on microscopic technique lets users feel the forces pressing in on particles

By | Posted October 17, 2013

Theoretical chemists win Nobel Prize in chemistry by tackling physics

Theoretical chemists win Nobel Prize in chemistry by tackling physics

Researchers are awarded for taking their chemical experiment to cyberspace

By | Posted October 9, 2013

Two theorists, Englert and Higgs, share Nobel Prize in physics

Two theorists, Englert and Higgs, share Nobel Prize in physics

The scientists, along with others, predicted an invisible force field affecting all matter.

By | Posted October 8, 2013

Mishaps in space

Mishaps in space

Unexpected and dangerous events can occur during spacewalks

By | Posted December 21, 2012

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