Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Astronomers image smallest exoplanet yet Exoplanet is still quite hefty at four to five times Jupiter's mass. by John Timmer (courtesy arstechinca) We're aware of a huge number of exoplanets now, but we've only seen about a...

The Future of Life Institute (FLI)  (If you have questions about this letter, please contact tegmark@mit.edu) Courtesy FutureofLife.org Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence: an Open Letter Artificial intelligence (AI) research has explored a variety of...

University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could...
Machine Learning

MIT researchers have developed a machine-learning system that can comb through repairs to open-source computer programs and learn their general properties, in order to produce new repairs for a different set of programs. The researchers...
roulette

Imagine walking into a casino with a computer strapped to your chest. Solenoid electromagnets thump against your body telling you where to place your bet on the roulette table. Suddenly, you start getting electric...

Newly discovered dinosaur’s lightweight neck spanned half the length of its body. Artist's conception of Qijianglong, chased by two carnivorous dinosaurs in southern China 160 million years ago (Illustration: Lida Xing) (Edmonton) University of Alberta paleontologists...

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted? courtesy ScienceDaily UCLA psychologists have taken a significant step toward answering these questions, identifying for the first time the...

courtesy ScienceDaily Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes.
video

Summary: In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers have successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that they believe heralds the...

When our universe first blasted into existence with a Big Bang almost 14 billion years ago, it looked much different than it does today. Instead of planets, stars and galaxies, there was an inflating...

What is artificial life, or alife for short? And why should economists care? As detailed in the entertaining monographs by Levy (1992) and Sigmund (1993), the roots of alife go at least as far back...

John Beacom, Ohio State University Neutrinos take patience. They’re worth it, and the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes that, following related prizes in 1988, 1995 and 2002. Ironically, these near-undetectable particles...