Undersea internet cables can detect earthquakes and may soon warn of a tsunami

Science fiction novelist Neil Stephenson wrote in wired 1996. “Once the cable is in place, it is treated not as a technological artifact but almost as if it were a naturally occurring mineral formation that could be exploited in any number of different ways.” Each cable is roughly the thickness of a garden hose, but … Read more

AI independently discovered in alternative physics

Get any physics book and you’ll find formula after formula that describes how things swing, fly, swerve and stop. The formulas describe the actions that we can observe, but may be behind each of them combinations of factors that are not immediately obvious. Now, it appears that a new artificial intelligence program developed by researchers … Read more