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Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics – MIT News

Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics – MIT News

A new machine learning technology tested by an international team of scientists including MIT Assistant Professor Philip Harris and postdoc Dylan Rankin, both of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, can spot specific particle signatures among an ocean of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data in the blink of an eye. Sophisticated and swift, the new system…
Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? – Phys.Org

Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? – Phys.Org

Sydney Brenner’s 10-on-10: The Chronicles of Evolution is a book commissioned by A*STAR and published by Wildtype Media Group, tracing the evolution of life across ten logarithmic scales of time. The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved from simple to complex organisms. Evolutionary reasoning can help…
Tiny GPS Backpacks Uncover the Secret Life of Desert Bats – SciTechDaily

Tiny GPS Backpacks Uncover the Secret Life of Desert Bats – SciTechDaily

Yellow Winged Bat. Bats are some of the most successful desert mammals. Credit: Adrià López-Baucells A new study from the University of Helsinki using miniaturized satellite-based tags revealed that during drier periods desert bats must fly further and longer to fulfill their nightly needs. According to researchers, this signals their struggle in facing dry periods.…
Unusual ‘fire cloud’ caught on camera over Washington State – Fox News

Unusual ‘fire cloud’ caught on camera over Washington State – Fox News

NASA has captured an eerie and rare image of a ‘fire cloud’ caused by a wildfire in eastern Washington State.The phenomenon was caught on camera on Aug. 8 by atmospheric scientists aboard a modified Douglas DC-8 jetliner that NASA uses as a flying laboratory.FIRST-EVER BLACK HOLE PICTURE PROVES THE POWER OF SCIENCE, SAYS FORMER NASA ASTRONAUT…
One small step in the search for Earth-like planets – SciTech Europa

One small step in the search for Earth-like planets – SciTech Europa

iStock/cemagraphics The Kepler space telescope was launched by NASA in 2009. The telescope was intended to be used to discover earth like plants that are orbiting Sun like stars. The Kepler space telescope has discovered thousands of planets since it’s launch. By documenting transit events, the Kepler telescope has developed hundreds of thousands of stars…
Scientists develop robotic shorts that make it easier to walk and run – The Verge

Scientists develop robotic shorts that make it easier to walk and run – The...

Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking or running. Scientific American reports that the 11-pound system, which is built around a pair of flexible shorts and a motor worn on the lower back, could benefit anyone who has to…
In the Amazon, it takes a village: Community structure in rainforests revealed to be highly coordinated – Phys.Org

In the Amazon, it takes a village: Community structure in rainforests revealed to be...

Christopher Baraloto. Credit: FIU Relationships are complex, and species living in Amazonian rainforests are no exception. While local environmental factors, including soil, shape where we find certain species, there is much more to the story. An international team of scientists led by Florida International University (FIU) ecologist Jason Vleminckx examined five highly diverse groups in…
Facial recognition technique could improve hail forecasts – Phys.Org

Facial recognition technique could improve hail forecasts – Phys.Org

The shape of a severe storm, such as this one, is an important factor in whether the storm produces hail and how large the hailstones are, but current hail-prediction techniques are typically not able to take the storm's entire structure into account. NCAR scientists are experimenting with a new machine-learning technique that can process images…
Researchers Discovered a Synthesized Form of Carbon – the Cyclocarbon – Advocator

Researchers Discovered a Synthesized Form of Carbon – the Cyclocarbon – Advocator

The discovery is coming from a team of researchers from the University of Oxford and IBM Research from Zürich. Their final research leads to a synthesized ring of 18 carbon atoms, and this is the first time someone had done it. These cyclocarbons are the one that attracted attention because the other forms of carbon…
In a Dizzying New Upgrade, CRISPR Can Now Edit Several Genes at Once – ScienceAlert

In a Dizzying New Upgrade, CRISPR Can Now Edit Several Genes at Once –...

Visualisation of genes and proteins interacting. (ETH Zurich / Carlo Cosimo Campa) We've already seen many different uses for CRISPR gene editing – the precise cutting and pasting of particular genes in DNA. Now researchers have come up with an improvement to the process that could allow for dozens or even hundreds of genes to…

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