Artificial intelligent brain

Could Artificial Intelligence Become Self-Aware?

May 25, 2023

So-called “weak” AI is here, but “strong” or self-aware AI is yet to come. Weak AI can suggest similar purchases based on your shopping history, but strong AI would be closer to a nonorganic brain. Can artificial intelligence achieve self-awareness? […]

Drone hovering in the sky

Why Are Drones So Popular?

May 10, 2023

Over the last 10 years, the prominence of small-scale drones has skyrocketed. From hobbyists to delivery services, the skies are becoming increasingly populated. Why do drones seem to be everywhere these days? […]

Hacker on computer

How Do Hackers Use Ransomware?

February 3, 2023

Hackers and other bad actors use the Internet to commit cybercrimes. From identity theft to catfishing, methods of cybercrime seem to be increasing as the years go by. How do hackers use ransomware? […]

Electrician repairing a solar panel

How Do Solar Panels Make Electricity?

January 18, 2023

Solar panels convert sunlight directly into electricity, but how? The process involves semiconducting materials and the photoelectric effect. The process was first observed by Heinrich Hertz in 1887. […]

Close up of someone using their cellphone outdoors at night

Why Do Some Twitter Accounts Have a Blue Check?

November 29, 2022

The internet has always had an identity authentication problem. Every year, users still fall for attacks from a supposed deposed royalty asking for money to return to the throne. How do you know if someone online is real? […]

Promises and Peril of Technology cover image
Series Spotlight

Tech Leaders Explore “Promises and Perils of Technology”

July 21, 2022

Technology is evolving and being implemented at lightning speed. Cryptocurrency, renewed plans for space travel, increased focus on STEM, and other related topics have spiked in news coverage. A new Wondrium series gets info from tech leaders. […]

A top-secret documents in the dark

Does an Effective Government Need Secrecy?

October 16, 2021

The people who have leaked information on the American government are seen either as traitors or heroes. This reveals a large gap in how people think the government should work. […]

Robotic hand with cylinder and shape sorting toy.

The Pros and Cons of Autonomous Learning Machines

October 16, 2021

Not all autonomous machines can learn by definition. To learn is to be able to draw on past experiences to deal with unexpected situations. Such capabilities are still limited but growing in the robotic world. […]

Illustration of a futuristic CPU

Quantum Computers Are the Future

October 16, 2021

The silicon chip installed in basically every machine we use is based on a binary code of 1s and 0s. But now that the tables are turning, it seems there might be a bright light in the future of machine learning. […]

1 2 3 7