A new study, which shows that less than half the psychology studies researchers reviewed could be replicated, is just the latest in a series of depressing revelations about the reliability of scientific research.
Currently, the fastest supercomputer in the world, the Milky Way 2 from China, makes use of complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology which relies on tens of megawatts in order to power itself. [...]
Even current worst-case scenarios about the threat of global sea level rise may be too optimistic, NASA says. The “basic physics” of ice and water on a warming planet strongly suggest that sea levels around the globe are rising, and will continue to rise, at a dangerously accelerated rate. [...]
Computer security engineers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, of the infamous Wired piece on smart car hacking, have been hired by Uber to develop security protocols for their planned line of self driving vehicles. [...]
A new discovery at a 23,000-year-old site on the shores of the Sea of Galilee has uncovered the earliest evidence of plant cultivation in the Levant—a find that pushes back the beginnings of farming some 11,000 years. [...]