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Computer Tracks Spider Species By Analyzing Webs
An artificial intelligence scans spiders' webs to determine which species are in the area.
FYI: Why Don’t Spiders Get Trapped In Their Own Webs?
Find out how these arachnids avoid getting trapped in their goo.
Physicists Demonstrate Working Quantum Router, a Step Toward a Quantum Internet
As much as we love our silicon semiconductors, quantum computers are very much a technology of the future. Instead of … Continued
How the Designer of Apple’s Mouse is Helping 32 Million Americans Sign Up For Healthcare
Ideo, who built Apple's first mouse, is now designing an open-source project to keep the field even for all comers
Do You “Possess” What You View Online?
The New York Court of Appeals just ruled that "viewing" child porn online is not the same as "possessing" it. But is the idea of "possessing" a digital file outdated?
Can Treating Your Life As a Game Make You a Better Person?
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
And Yet… And Yet…
Do we really gain anything from the ceaseless profusion of data?
Spiders Fleeing Pakistan’s Floodwater Take to the Trees
Giant webs give the landscape an eerie feel
New Web Tool Shows Exact Effects of Potential Asteroid Impacts
Asteroids and comets come in all shapes and sizes—from small pebbles, to larger SUV-sized fragments, to massive asteroids like Ceres, … Continued
Stretchable Sensor Mesh Could Act as Strong, Smart Skin for Planes, Cars and Robots
A new flexible mesh can envelop airplanes, cars and other devices in a spidery cloak of sensors, designed to act … Continued