Big Picture Science – Know Laughing Matter: Tony Veale
by Gary Niederhoff on July 20, 2011
Part 5 of Know Laughing Matter, featuring Tony Veale, computer scientist and natural language processing researcher. University College, Dublin, Ireland, on his work in programming computers to tell jokes. Plus, more jokes from listeners. (TRT 6:33)
There's a new big dipper in the nighttime sky.
No, it's not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but... (read more)