Physics in the News

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Diversity in the Robot Reporter Newsroom

(Credit: The Verge)

The Associated Press recently announced a big new hire: A robot reporter from Automated Insights (AI) would be employed to write up to 4,400 earnings report stories per quarter. (Credit: The Verge)

via towcenter

Bee-Inspired bots skitter and swarm at NYC’s Museum of Mathematics

Credit: Rsorokanich

Credit: Rsorokanich

via gizmodo

Fear a terrifying killer robot revolution?

MIT's robot fingers get a grip. (Credit: Melanie Gonick/MIT)

MIT’s robot fingers get a grip. (Credit: Melanie Gonick/MIT)

via theregister

Can Our Minds Control Electronic Devices?

Brainwave electrodes for regenerative musical performance (Credit: BY-SA 3.0)

Brainwave electrodes for regenerative musical performance (Credit: BY-SA 3.0)

via theepochtimes

Does anyone outside Silicon Valley even want a smart watch?

In the past week, I’ve been called “Inspector Gadget” twice, had a near-calamitous accident involving spray-on sunblock, and felt my arm vibrate so often I started treating it as a phantom limb. (Credit: Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine)

In the past week, I’ve been called “Inspector Gadget” twice, had a near-calamitous accident involving spray-on sunblock, and felt my arm vibrate so often I started treating it as a phantom limb. (Credit: Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine)

via nymag

NASA Rover’s images show laser spark martian rock(VIDEO)

via sciencedaily

US Department of Energy funds new 5-year search for ‘dark light’

 US Department of Energy is funding Dr. Peter W. Graham research effort to the tune of $750,000.

US Department of Energy is funding Dr. Peter W. Graham research effort to the tune of $750,000.

via geek.com

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