Barren and desolate, Mars is one of the most inhospitable places imaginable. There’s hardly any air and we couldn’t breath it if there was. There’s no soil, so growing food is infeasible. The atmosphere is full of carbon dioxide, so relying heavily on life support systems is a must. So what is it about Big Red that draws the attention of the human race so intensely?
Data from the $4 billion Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest atom smasher, have greatly increased what physicists know about the Higgs boson. The subatomic particle is responsible for giving other elementary particles mass. But what exactly have we discovered about the elusive Higgs field? Will it lead us to the next great scientific discovery of the 21st century?
Come with me if you want to live. Science fiction fans know the line all too well. The Terminator is a cybernetic organism of living tissue over metal endoskeleton. In this movie series, our own artificial intelligence becomes self aware, annihilating the planet with nuclear weapons in the process. But can machine learning really become that advanced? Can a machine truly be self aware?