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October 15, 2020
Can a computer pass for human? And more importantly, can a computer beat a human at Jeopardy? It’s all fun and games unt..
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October 8, 2020
A leap in the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence causes concern about the dangers ahead.
A leap in the power of machine..
October 5, 2020
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October 1, 2020
The development of smartphone Artificial Intelligence from early government research funding and the first experimental ..
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September 24, 2020
With six different kinds of pieces, 64 squares to move in, and billions of possible combinations of moves, chess is a go..
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September 23, 2020
Today, pizza powers a $100 billion dollar global industry -- but when the Carney brothers opened the very first Pizza Hu..
Today, pizza powers a $100 bil..
September 17, 2020
Artificial Intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction. And it’s about to get much more powerful: machines th..
Artificial Intelligence is no ..
September 10, 2020
As the Earth heats up, air conditioning is quickly shifting from a luxury to a necessity. But our reliance on ACs is als..
As the Earth heats up, air con..
September 8, 2020
There are few people who have thought more about pandemics than epidemiologist Larry Brilliant. He worked with the World..
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Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypn..
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September 3, 2020
Summer blockbusters. Phoenix, Arizona. President Ronald Reagan. What do all these things have in common? They might neve..
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August 27, 2020
Muggy. Sticky. Miserable.
For eons, that’s just what summer was. In fact, when air conditioning first became available..
Muggy. Sticky. Miserable.
August 20, 2020
The video game industry has certainly matured over the years. But does it still have the sense of open-ended innovation ..
The video game industry has ce..
August 18, 2020
The coronavirus has put our lives on pause, but it’s kicked the science behind vaccines into hyperdrive. Science writer ..
The coronavirus has put our li..
In 1980s Los Angeles, a group of prep school boys got together to make investments together, get rich quick, and live la..
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August 13, 2020
It's 1975 and Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell is setting his sights on the next frontier in video games: the home.
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August 6, 2020
Nolan Bushnell's Computer Space was the world's first commercial video game, but it failed to win over the masses. Now B..
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July 30, 2020
Call of Duty, Fortnite, Animal Crossing.... The video game industry generates billions of dollars each year. But not so ..
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July 28, 2020
Back-to-school season is here, but students across the country aren’t going anywhere. Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s education cor..
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July 23, 2020
Since World War II, scientists have continued to use radar to explore what we can’t see or hear ourselves. And their use..
Since World War II, scientists..
July 16, 2020
As German bombers raze England’s cities, American scientists race to build the world’s first air-to-air radar system. Bu..
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July 15, 2020
Blood Ties Season 2 is out now!
Blood Ties is a scripted audio drama starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, Dominic Monagha..
Blood Ties Season 2 is out now..
July 9, 2020
As World War II rages on, American and English scientists race to develop a microwave radar system. But both sets of sci..
As World War II rages on, Amer..
July 7, 2020
When National Geographic science editor Nsikan Akpan began researching his latest article on the coronavirus, he asked e..
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July 2, 2020
What technology won WWII? Most people would say the atomic bomb, but the real answer is radar.
As a small island countr..
What technology won WWII? Most..