This Huge Hologram-Like 3D Display Is Made of Thousands of Tiny LED Lights

This Huge Hologram-Like 3D Display Is Made of Thousands of Tiny LED Lights Though we don’t quite have the technology to make three-dimensional holograms a reality yet, companies like PORTL and Microsoft are working on it. But a third company decided to forego the traditional approach and came up with…

OpenAI’s GPT-3 Algorithm Is Now Producing Billions of Words a Day

OpenAI’s GPT-3 Algorithm Is Now Producing Billions of Words a Day When OpenAI released its huge natural-language algorithm GPT-3 last summer, jaws dropped. Coders and developers with special access to an early API rapidly discovered new (and unexpected) things GPT-3 could do with naught but a prompt. It wrote passable…

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through April 3)

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through April 3) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Here’s How We’ll Know an AI Is Conscious Joel Frohlich | Nautilus “Just as ethical tragedies arise when we pull the plug on patients who are aware yet unresponsive, similar tragedies will arise if we pull the…

Xenobots 2.0: These Living Robots Self-Assemble From Frog Skin Cells

Xenobots 2.0: These Living Robots Self-Assemble From Frog Skin Cells The line between animals and machines was already getting blurry after a team of scientists and roboticists unveiled the first living robots last year. Now the same team has released version 2.0 of their so-called xenobots, and they’re faster, stronger,…

The US Just Set Ambitious Offshore Wind Power Targets. What Will It Take to Meet Them?

The US Just Set Ambitious Offshore Wind Power Targets. What Will It Take to Meet Them? The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays,…

Watch Hypnotic Drone Footage of Boiling Lava Taken Inside Iceland Volcano’s Crater

Watch Hypnotic Drone Footage of Boiling Lava Taken Inside Iceland Volcano’s Crater The proliferation of drones bearing cameras has brought many a new sight. Like, a bird’s-eye-view of sharks casually swimming at the local beach—which is, let’s just say, unsettling—or, now, an eyewitness view of a high dive into an…

Boston Dynamics’ New Warehouse Robot, Stretch, Moves 800 Boxes an Hour

Boston Dynamics’ New Warehouse Robot, Stretch, Moves 800 Boxes an Hour This week, Boston Dynamics (whose dancing robots video I still can’t watch without cracking up) unveiled the newest addition to its robot menagerie. Stretch is the less aesthetically pleasing but highly practical cousin of Atlas, Handle, and Spot, and…

How Scientists Used Ultrasound to Read Monkeys’ Minds

How Scientists Used Ultrasound to Read Monkeys’ Minds Thanks to neural implants, mind reading is no longer science fiction. As I’m writing this sentence, a tiny chip with arrays of electrodes could sit on my brain, listening in on the crackling of my neurons firing as my hands dance across…

Fiber Optics Could Be the Key to Million-Qubit Quantum Computers

Fiber Optics Could Be the Key to Million-Qubit Quantum Computers Bridging the gap between the cryogenically-cooled inner workings of quantum computers and the conventional electronics that control them is an outstanding challenge. Current approaches look unlikely to scale, but new research suggests optical fiber could be the key to creating…

Watch a Robot 3D Printing the Rocket for Relativity Space’s First Orbital Launch

Watch a Robot 3D Printing the Rocket for Relativity Space’s First Orbital Launch Relativity Space has the audacious goal of 3D printing 95 percent of a rocket and sending it to orbit. Getting to space is hard. But completely reinventing how rockets are manufactured at the same time? Harder. Six-year-old…

Hear Black Holes and Galaxies Sing in These Captivating NASA ‘Sonifications’

Hear Black Holes and Galaxies Sing in These Captivating NASA ‘Sonifications’ The universe is brimming with light that’s invisible to us humans. The electromagnetic spectrum extends far beyond visible light in both directions. Longer wavelengths include radio waves and shorter wavelengths reach into X-rays and gamma rays. To study the…

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through March 27)

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through March 27) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Could Enable ‘Swarm Warfare’ for Tomorrow’s Fighter Jets Will Knight | Wired “Last March, [the Pentagon’s] Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) invited teams to develop AI systems capable of controlling fighter jets in aerial…

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