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Science & Environment / NewScientist

Ukraine is using AI to manage the removal of Russian landmines

There are so many Russian landmines across Ukraine that removing them could take 700 years. To prioritise areas for de-mining, the Ukrainian government has turned to an artificial intelligence model that can identify the most important regions

18 Jun 2024 3:24 pm
Watch a humanoid robot driving a car extremely slowly

A robot named Musashi with a human-like skeleton and musculature can perform basic driving tasks but this isnt the safest approach to autonomous transport

17 Jun 2024 8:25 pm
Google's new quantum computer may help us understand how magnets work

By combining two approaches to quantum computing into one device, Google has been able to simulate the behaviour of magnets in detail - and found discrepancies with our current understanding of certain magnet systems

17 Jun 2024 7:16 pm
Quantum sensor gets a read on tiny worm implanted with nanodiamonds

Tiny diamonds and quantum sensors can be used to measure conditions inside cells or living organisms, potentially offering a way to detect diseases or study biology in minute detail

12 Jun 2024 8:30 pm
The word bot is increasingly being used as an insult on social media

The meaning of the word ot on Twitter/X seems to have shifted over time, with people originally using it to flag automated accounts, but now employing it to insult people they disagree with

10 Jun 2024 3:30 pm