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How 9/11 Changed Skyscraper Design

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I thank God every single day that I survived. Sometimes, being late for work can save your life. To say that the attacks changed our lives would be an epic understatement. But I do often wonder how the attacks changed the design of skyscrapers. Apparently, […]

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Science

Intelligence Without Brains?

How much brain do you need to be intelligence?  What is intelligence, anyways? It’s a question that comes up a lot in AI research. Bees and ants perform marvels as colonies, though each individual insect has barely any brain. Plants—with no brain at all—exhibit behaviors that, by any definition, count as intelligent. Brace yourself for […]

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