engineers developed the darkest material yet

American engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed the darkest material yet, even darker than the Vantablack, which has been recognized since December 2018 as the darkest artificial material in the world. The new material (CNT) is...

Here’s what a team of robots has learned through 500 million games of hide and seek

One can learn a lot about the decision-making process of robots propelled by artificial intelligence by observing them when they are left to their own devices. That's what the OpenAI Artificial Intelligence lab research team did with its latest experiment,...

A black hole swallows a neutron star

Scientists have obtained solid proof of the existence of gravitational waves. The LIGO and Virgo observatories detected the fusion of a neutron star and a black hole. An event of rare violence occurred on August 14th. This is the merger...

Dark matter, older than the big bang?

A new theory that dark matter appeared before the big-bang trainer of the universe is advanced by American astrophysicists, who also think they have found a way to detect it. Dark matter, which makes up about a quarter of the...

Security breach exposed more than one million fingerprints

A biometric database powered by more than 5700 companies worldwide was discovered online, unprotected, by a cybersecurity research team. This database being thus accessible to everyone, unencrypted passwords, facial recognition data and more than one million fingerprints could be consulted...