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Newton's third law states that for every action there is an equal reaction in the opposite direction. This law has been relieving us for over 400
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Dogs who hear a bell every day at chowtime become classically trained to drool at its mere sound, as Ivan Pavlov, a physiologist in the 1890s
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Most people can hear so easily that it is difficult to understand how much information our brains need to process and decode. It must take in
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Artificial intelligence is the new Alchemy? Is artificial intelligence the new alchemy? Are the algorithms that control our lives, from social media
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Animals create a mental map of their environment by leaping, running, swimming, and scurrying through it. This map is used to find food, navigate
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Wavelets, mathematical tools that can be used to analyze and comprehend information in a data-driven world have been essential. Many researchers
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The machine learning industry is plagued by the sheer size of artificial neural networks, and the resulting outsized successes. This creates
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Integrated information theory is an attempt to quantify consciousness and attach numbers to it. In essence, yes. IIT proposes a quantity called "phi"
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It is easy to sort a collection of shapes. You can find triangles in your own pile, squares elsewhere, and circles here. If you take this task
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To prepare for an unusual photo shoot two years ago, scientists pulled the wings of thousands of fruit fly larvae and placed each flake of iridescent