Researchers developed a more accurate simulation of the impact that formed Earth's largest crater -- Vredefort crater -- nearly two billion years ago. They found the impactor (most likely an asteroid) that formed Vredefort crater is much larger than previously believed. [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
Source Science Daily
Astronomers have assembled the largest-ever compilation of high-precision galaxy distances, called Cosmicflows-4. [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2022
Source Science Daily
The AI Policy Forum (AIPF) is an initiative of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing to move the global conversation about the impact of artificial intelligence from principles to practical policy implementation. Formed in late 2020, AIPF brings together leaders in government, business, and academia to develop approaches to address [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Source MIT – AI
This episode, we’re doing something a little bit different. Join us as we take a trip to a Californian vineyard to learn about how it’s deploying sensors and other forms of AI. We meet:  Dirk Heuvel, vice president of vineyard operations, McManis Family Vineyards Credits: This episode was produced by Jennifer Strong with help [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Source Technology Review – AI
Aresearch team assembled the largest-ever compilation of high-precision galaxy distances, called Cosmicflows-4. [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Source Nanowerk
A group of astronomers believe bright reflections beneath the surface of Mars' South Pole are not necessarily evidence of liquid water, but instead geological layers. [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Source Nanowerk
Wayve, a driverless-car startup based in London, has made a machine-learning model that can drive two different types of vehicle: a passenger car and a delivery van. It is the first time the same AI driver has learned to drive multiple vehicles. The news comes less than a year after Wayve [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
Source Technology Review – AI
Although Fernanda De La Torre still has several years left in her graduate studies, she’s already dreaming big when it comes to what the future has in store for her. “I dream of opening up a school one day where I could bring this world of understanding of cognition and perception [...]
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
Source MIT – AI
A new, simple, and efficient flow-based method allows researchers to pull a useful magnesium salt from natural seawater using easily available chemicals. [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
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Depending on the initial conditions used, such as nutrient levels and space constraints, bacteria tend to grow in specific ways. Researchers have created a new type of encryption scheme based on how a virtual bacterial colony grows with specific initial conditions. [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
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A review paper discussed possible benefits of using humanoid musculoskeletal robots and soft robotic systems as bioreactor platforms in producing clinically useful tendon constructs. [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
Source Nanowerk
New research sheds light on how crystals form using atomic force microscopy. [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
Source Nanowerk
The trick to making a good AI-powered chatbot might be to have humans tell it how to behave—and force the model to back up its claims using the internet, according to a new paper by Alphabet-owned AI lab DeepMind.  In a new non-peer-reviewed paper out today, the team unveils Sparrow, an [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Source Technology Review – AI
Researchers have installed electronic 'brains' on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size -- smaller than an ant's head -- so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics
Parkinson’s disease is the fastest-growing neurological disease, now affecting more than 10 million people worldwide, yet clinicians still face huge challenges in tracking its severity and progression. Clinicians typically evaluate patients by testing their motor skills and cognitive functions during clinic visits. These semisubjective measurements are often skewed by outside factors [...]
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Source MIT – AI
For over 40 years, the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP, or the Mayor’s Program) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been providing teenagers with their first work experience, but 2022 brought a new offering. Collaborating with MIT’s Personal Robots research group (PRG) and Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) this [...]
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Source MIT – AI
A mini-swarm’s worth of drones have been trained to work together to 3D-print some simple towers. One day, the method could help with challenging projects such as post-disaster construction or even repairs on buildings that are too high to access safely, the team behind it hopes. Inspired by the way bees [...]
Wed, Sep 21, 2022
Source Technology Review – AI
Researchers introduce a new neurocomputational model of the human brain that could bridge the gap in understanding AI and the biological mechanisms underlying mental disorders. [...]
Tue, Sep 20, 2022
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics
Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) don't see objects the way humans do -- using configural shape perception -- and that could be dangerous in real-world AI applications. The study employed novel visual stimuli called 'Frankensteins' to explore how the human brain and DCNNs process holistic, configural object properties. [...]
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics
A team has developed a novel approach for comparing neural networks that looks within the 'black box' of artificial intelligence to help researchers understand neural network behavior. Neural networks recognize patterns in datasets; they are used everywhere in society, in applications such as virtual assistants, facial recognition systems and self-driving [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2022
Source Science Daily – Cybernetics