Study: Tree Rings Show Summer of 2023 Was Very Hot

VOA Learning English • voa
May 21, 2024 ~5 min

Scarlett Johansson Says ChatGPT Voice ‘Similar’ to Hers

VOA Learning English • voa
May 21, 2024 ~3 min

TikTok law threatening a ban if the app isn’t sold raises First Amendment concerns

The law forcing TikTok to be sold or banned is meant to protect Americans from Chinese government influence and privacy intrusions. But does it undermine a bedrock American principle?

Gautam Hans, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell University • conversation
May 21, 2024 ~8 min

Blue Origin Sends Oldest Person into Space

VOA Learning English • voa
May 20, 2024 ~3 min

Robotic palm mimics human touch

MIT CSAIL researchers enhance robotic precision with sophisticated tactile sensors in the palm and agile fingers, setting the stage for improvements in human-robot interaction and prosthetic technology.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
May 20, 2024 ~6 min

AI chatbots are intruding into online communities where people are trying to connect with other humans

People participate in online communities to share experiences and sympathy. AI chatbots that join the conversation can only pretend to offer either.

Casey Fiesler, Associate Professor of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
May 20, 2024 ~9 min

Severe Solar Storm Hits Earth, Causing Colorful Light Shows

VOA Learning English • voa
May 19, 2024 ~6 min

Scientists in Thailand Free Endangered Sea Turtles into the Wild

VOA Learning English • voa
May 18, 2024 ~3 min

Jelly sea creature ‘jet propulsion’ could give robots a boost

Gelatinous sea animals that swim through the ocean in giant corkscrew shapes could inspire new designs for efficient underwater vehicles.

Molly Blanchett-U. Oregon • futurity
May 17, 2024 ~7 min

AI Helps Woman Regain Voice after Brain Surgery

VOA Learning English • voa
May 16, 2024 ~6 min