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I Used Physics to Calculate How Much Yoda Weighs

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke does a one-armed handstand with Yoda balanced on his foot. Using this, I can estimate the mass of Yoda. 24 more words

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Facebook's Human-Powered Assistant May Just Supercharge AI

Face it: Siri sucks. So often, she has no clue what you’re saying. And when she does, there’s a pretty good chance she’ll respond with nothing more than a page filled with Internet links. 50 more words

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Podcasts’ Biggest Problem Isn’t Discovery, It’s Diversity

Apps like Howl are powerful tools for bringing networks’ unknown shows to listeners, but it’s just more of the same.

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California’s Katrina Is Coming

California’s long-term lack of rain isn’t what keeps engineers, economists, and state water planners awake at night.

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This Girls’ Summer Camp Could Help Change the World of AI

SAILORS—the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer program—is the country’s first AI summer camp for girls.

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