In the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, Jospin Hassan didn’t have access to the education opportunities he sought. So, he decided to create his own.  Hassan knew the booming fields of data science and artificial intelligence could bring job opportunities to his community and help solve local challenges. After earning a [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2024
Source MIT – AI
Scientists have decoded the electronic structure of water, opening up new perspectives for technological and environmental applications. [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2024
Source Nanowerk
MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) has been awarded $1,365,000 in funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support its involvement with an innovative project, “Forming the Smart Grid Deployment Consortium (SGDC) and Expanding the HILLTOP+ Platform.” The grant was made available through ARC's Appalachian Regional Initiative for [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2024
Source MIT – AI
Researchers are getting closer to building a tiny electron accelerator based on 'accelerator-on-a-chip' technology with broad potential applications in studying physics as well as medical and industrial uses. [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2024
Source Nanowerk
A new record for electrical energy generation from CIGS solar cells has been reached. Scientists have achieved a 23.64 percent efficiency. [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2024
Source Science Daily
When a star like our Sun reaches the end of its life, it can ingest the surrounding planets and asteroids that were born with it. Now, researchers have found a unique signature of this process for the first time -- a scar imprinted on the surface of a white dwarf [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2024
Source Science Daily
In the ever-evolving landscape of customer experiences, AI has become a beacon guiding businesses toward seamless interactions. While AI has been transforming businesses long before the latest wave of viral chatbots, the emergence of generative AI and large language models represents a paradigm shift in how enterprises engage with customers [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2024
Source Technology Review – AI
For the first time, scientists are using certain photon detectors - devices that can detect individual light particles - for so-called homodyne detection. [...]
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Source Nanowerk
Innovative defective carbon layer coatings that optimize molybdenum oxide grain interfaces substantially enhance reductive C-N coupling, enabling greener and more selective amine chemical synthesis. [...]
Sun, Feb 25, 2024
Source Nanowerk
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A new study combines deep learning with neural activity data from mice to unlock the mystery of how they navigate their environment. By analyzing the firing patterns of "head direction" neurons and "grid cells," researchers can now accurately predict a mouse's location and orientation, shedding light on the complex brain [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2024
Source Neuroscience News – Deep Learning
Nearly 30 years ago, scientists discovered a unique class of anticancer molecules in a family of bryozoans, a phylum of marine invertebrates found in tropical waters. The chemical structures of these molecules, which consist of a dense, highly complex knot of oxidized rings and nitrogen atoms, has attracted the interest [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2024
Source Science Daily
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has found the best evidence yet for emission from a neutron star at the site of a recently observed supernova. The supernova, known as SN 1987A, was a core-collapse supernova, meaning the compacted remains at its core formed either a neutron star or a black [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2024
Source Science Daily
An AI-trained surgical robot that can make a few stitches on its own is a small step toward systems that can aid surgeons with such repetitive tasks. A video taken by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows the two-armed robot completing six stitches in a row on a simple [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2024
Source Technology Review – AI
Scientists introduce what they call 'simultaneous and heterogeneous multithreading' or SHMT. This system doubles computer processing speeds with existing hardware by simultaneously using graphics processing units (GPUs), hardware accelerators for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), or digital signal processing units to process information. [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2024
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics
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Researchers have developed an AI method that can predict Alzheimer's Disease up to seven years before the onset of symptoms, utilizing machine learning to analyze patient records. Their study highlights high cholesterol and osteoporosis—particularly in women—as key predictors, showcasing AI's potential to unveil complex disease patterns and biological drivers. [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2024
Source Neuroscience News – Deep Learning
At some point over the last two decades, productivity applications enabled humans (and machines!) to create information at the speed of digital—faster than any person could possibly consume or understand it. Modern inboxes and document folders are filled with information: digital haystacks with needles of insight that too often remain [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2024
Source Technology Review – AI
Gary Marcus meets me outside the post office of Vancouver’s Granville Island wearing neon-coral sneakers and a blue Arc’teryx jacket. I’m in town for a family thing, and Marcus has lived in the city since 2018, after 20 years in New York City. “I just find it to be paradise,” [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2024
Source Technology Review – AI
Any drug that is taken orally must pass through the lining of the digestive tract. Transporter proteins found on cells that line the GI tract help with this process, but for many drugs, it’s unknown which of those transporters they use to exit the digestive tract. Identifying the transporters used by [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2024
Source MIT – AI
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Researchers developed an artificial intelligence model that accurately determines the sex of individuals based on brain scans, with over 90% success. This breakthrough supports the theory that significant sex differences in brain organization exist, challenging long-standing controversies. [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2024
Source Neuroscience News – Deep Learning
A few years ago, MIT researchers invented a cryptographic ID tag that is several times smaller and significantly cheaper than the traditional radio frequency tags (RFIDs) that are often affixed to products to verify their authenticity. This tiny tag, which offers improved security over RFIDs, utilizes terahertz waves, which are smaller [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2024
Source MIT – AI
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Researchers developed an innovative AI tool, DeepGO-SE, that excels in predicting the functions of unknown proteins, marking a significant advance in bioinformatics. Leveraging large language models and logical entailment, this tool can deduce molecular functions even for proteins without existing database matches, offering a groundbreaking approach to understanding cellular mechanisms. [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2024
Source Neuroscience News – Deep Learning
Fossils of a marine animal that lived 500 million years ago, combined with computer simulations, informed the design of a new soft robot. [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2024
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics
Engineers have studied how insects navigate, for the purpose of developing energy-efficient robots. [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2024
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics
Many people are familiar with facial recognition systems that unlock smartphones and game systems or allow access to our bank accounts online. But the current technology can require boxy projectors and lenses. Now, researchers report on a sleeker 3D surface imaging system with flatter, simplified optics. In proof-of-concept demonstrations, the [...]
Fri, Feb 02, 2024
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics