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Sony’s AI Drives a Race Car Like a Champ

The company built GT Sophy to master the game Gran Turismo, but it may help the development of real self-driving cars.

 

Sony’s AI Drives a Race Car Like a Champ

The company built GT Sophy to master the game Gran Turismo, but it may help the development of real self-driving cars.

Fusion energy record suggests we really could build artificial suns

Experiment at the Joint European Tokamak in Oxford saw a super-hot plasma sustained for 5 seconds, producing a record 59 megajoules of heat energy

Can Super-Fast Battery Charging Fix the Electric Car?

The dominant trend in EV batteries is that bigger is better. Maybe with speedier charging, automakers could do more with less.

You’re (Maybe) Gonna Need a Patent for That Woolly Mammoth

Scientists are racing to bring extinct species back from the dead. But does a resurrected mammoth belong to nature, or us?

The Collapse of the Nvidia Deal Leaves Arm Exposed

The combination would have been the biggest in chip history. Arm, which licenses designs to Google, Apple, and others, now faces increased competition.

The IRS Drops Facial Recognition Verification After Uproar

Privacy advocates and lawmakers from both major parties objected to the agency’s use of a third-party system to confirm taxpayers’ identities.

US arms maker ends production of controversial depleted uranium rounds

Northrop Grumman makes depleted uranium rounds for the US Army, but has made a surprise announcement it will no longer do so, suggesting the controversial weapons are becoming unacceptable

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