AI Suggested 40,000 New Possible Chemical Weapons in Just Six Hours

AI Suggested 40,000 New Possible Chemical Weapons in Just Six Hours

It took less than six hours for drug-developing AI to invent 40,000 potentially lethal molecules. Researchers put AI normally used to search for helpful drugs into a kind of “bad actor” mode to show how easily it could be abused at a biological arms control conference…


MIT’s Robotic Cheetah Taught Itself How to Run and Set a New Speed Record in the Process

To make their Mini Cheetah better equipped to skillfully scramble across varying terrains, robotics researchers at MIT’s CSAIL used AI-powered simulations to quickly teach the bot to adapt its walking style as needed. That included learning how to run, which resulted in a new gait that allows the robot to move faster than it ever has before…


Bionic Eye That Mimics How Pupils Respond to Light May Improve Vision

A thin material sent nerve-like signals to an alloy fibre in an artificial eye model, causing the eye’s pupil to dilate and contract in response to varying light levels, which could one day help treat certain visual impairments…


Review: The Mac Studio Shows Us Exactly Why Apple Left Intel Behind

Apple Silicon Macs have gotten more interesting the deeper into the transition we’ve gotten. The MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini all looked and felt exactly like the Macs they replaced, just with better performance and much better battery life. The 24-inch iMac and 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros were throwbacks to the colorful G3 iMacs and titanium PowerBooks from two decades ago. And now we’ve gotten to the Mac Studio, the first totally new Apple Silicon Mac…


Government Scientists to Scan Great Pyramid With Cosmic Rays to Find Secrets

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the world’s most iconic and cherished monuments. But though this ancient structure is instantly recognizable from the outside, its interior is still filled with mysteries, including newly-discovered hidden chambers that have likely remained unexplored since they were built 4,500 years ago…

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