Mark Twain popularized the phrase “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” We might well add vehicle logs and satellite data to that statement.
How much closer are we, really, to Star Trek holodeck tech with the University of Illinois, Chicago’s new CAVE2 project?
Science hasn’t been easy on the paranormal, routinely deflating fantastic claims by hucksters purporting psychic abilities. So wouldn’t it be ironic if scientists were on the verge of making paranormal-like abilities a reality?
Tesla Motors promised to release the logs detailing New York Times critic John Broder’s road trip in the Tesla Model S electric car. They’re finally available and, if they’re accurate, it doesn’t look good for Broder.
What if a computer could produce never-before-seen lost languages from their modern descendants in a fraction of the time it takes linguistic experts?
Are we just a bunch of simulacrums living in a massively computer-generated universe? If so, would there be a way to check?
What if it turned out that what we’ve become, over the course of evolutionary eons, was about more than just an elemental relationship to the stuff that stars and planets and nebulae are made of?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been somewhere you wish you could disappear. You know, just blink right out of existence — push a button on a gadget or whip out an invisibility poncho, then vanish.
For all the political discord over climate change, one thing everyone can probably agree on is that when you’re throwing computational resources at modeling weather, the more the merrier.
Think of the new computer that just …
Keep it right here for live video of the Red Bull Stratos. Launching from Roswell, New Mexico, Felix Baumgartner will ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon then freefall back down to earth at top speeds estimated near …
Neil Young claims he’s going to change the way we listen to digital music by pairing a new iPod-competitive Pono music player (I see “Ponyo” — how about you?) with an audiophile-caliber music download service. The claims are …
You know that scene in the film Contact where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic field powerful enough to pitch nearby Navy battleships sideways, as Ellie (Jodie …