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Science at the Top of the News for May 14-18

The essence of science explained in 63 seconds by Richard Feynman was most-viewed item last week by subscribers to Science in the News. Other popular stories included a New York Times Magazine piece on whether children as young as 9 can be classified as psychopaths and a new font for digits, called Fatfonts, that could become all the rage in infographics. Subscribe for free daily updates.


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VIDEO: The Promise and Peril of Drones

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The automation of tasks at work and at home is just around the corner, including driving cars, piloting planes, delivering packages, and transporting weapons. Unmanned aerial vehicles are rapidly evolving to meet both society’s and the military’s needs in automation and better efficiency.
During her time as one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, Dr. Missy Cummings observed that computers could take off and land a plane more precisely than humans. Because of this breakthrough and her fascination with this growing technology, she began human–drone interaction research.

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