The Kilogram Standard Is Changing
It's like taking a physics class in high school for many of us: Trying to understand the concept of mass and weight – and electromagnetism – as we try to grasp the way a kilogram is defined.
Yes, the kilogram is in question. Since 1889, the standard for 1 kilogram of weight has been the Le Grand K bar in a Paris vault. Currently, the kilogram is defined by the weight of the platinum-based ingot. It has been the basis of the international system of measuring weights. Several replicas were made and distributed around the globe.
Sophia The Robot Connects With People Emotionally
That robots can perform complicated movements with elegance is well known.
But how about a robot that can cry, laugh, and frown just like us?
Enter Sophia, a robot whose widespread appeal lies not in big, dramatic actions (her torso is often fixed to a rolling base), but rather an uncanny humanoid appearance, coupled with the ability to express emotions,
IBM Buys Red Hat In $34 Billion Deal
IBM is buying open-source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion deal, one of the biggest deals this year. The puchase could change the face of the cloud computing industry.
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Mice Grown From Parents Of Same Gender
It takes two parents of different genders to make a mammalian baby, right? Wrong. Scientists in China have bred healthy mice from two mothers using a gene-editing technology. This is a significant feat as scientists study mammalian reproduction, but carries with it ethical and safety questions.