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Science Mar 09False news travels 6 times faster on Twitter than truthful news
False news -- inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact -- is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Science Oct 25Here’s why artificial intelligence isn’t out to get us
Hollywood’s dark vision of machines taking over belies how far artificial intelligence is from meaningful reality—and what it will look like when it gets there.
Science Jul 14Pokémon GO uses augmented reality — or does it?
Pokémon GO’s pocket monsters may be taking over the world—but they’re not quite part of it yet, a tech pioneer insists…
Science Jul 09Deadly Tesla crash exposes confusion over automated driving
Amid a federal investigation of a Tesla vehicle crash, ignorance of the technology’s limitations has come into focus.
Science Jul 07This camera snaps photos three billion times faster than an iPhone
A new approach to high-speed photography could help capture the clearest-ever footage of light pulses, explosions or neurons firing in the brain.
Nation May 30How might cellphone signals cause cancer?
The release of a study Friday linking cancer in rats to the type of radiation emitted by cell phones presents some of the strongest implications in more than two decades of research that higher doses of such signals could be…
Science May 05Robot surgeon sews up pig intestines
Most automated surgical systems still need hand-holding, but one new robot holds its own against humans.
Science Mar 11New Pentagon program will pay tech inventors to think like terrorists
DARPA’s new “Improv” program wants hackers to weaponize common gadgets in order to anticipate the next big threats.
Science Jul 17Researchers Consider Graphene as a Cure for Desalination Woes
Saltwater flows into the pre-treatment hall at the Kurnell desalination plant in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Bloomberg via Getty Images. The earth harbors about 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water. Unfortunately, the vast majority of that water comes…
Science Sep 29Something in the Way You Move: Cameras May Soon Recognize Criminals by Their Gait
The capture and analysis of surveillance footage has been an indispensable tool for U.S. counterterrorism and law enforcement in the past decade. Video analysis software has improved since the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- it can be programmed to identify…