In the Oct. 28 SN: Real-life vampires, the ultimate flu shot, no rings for Pluto, tsunami debris stowaways, jellyfish flouts sleep stereotypes, honey carries pesticides, teen concussion stats, a shape-shifting robot and more.
GAME CHANGER The first completely self-taught AlphaGo program tops all of its machine-learning predecessors, no contest.
“In the future, we’ll all have digital, personalized assistants,” says M. Ehsan Hoque.
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SMALL WONDER A new transistor, made with carbon nanotubes, is tinier than standard silicon versions. Four itty-bitty transistors sit between barriers (blue). Current flows through electrodes (red). Gates (yellow) turn current on and off