Facebook algorithms choose the most engaging Instagram posts to cross-promote the network -- which accidentally promoted this death threat. Instagram apologized and said the notification post was not a paid ad.
The robot design algorithms take suggested shapes and convert them into complex, telescoping structures that can twist, turn, and pack into itself. The program could help design shape-shifting robots in the future.
An international group of researchers, working on complex computer models for predicting the behavior of electrons, have discovered that those very computational models might not be as accurate as they should be.