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Computers Are Learning to Read?But They're *Still* Not So Smart
A tool called BERT can now outperform us on advanced reading-comprehension tests. It's also revealed how far AI has to go.
21 hours ago
Wired Science
Computers Are Learning to Read?But They're *Still* Not So Smart
All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science
A Parisian zoo has opened an unusual new exhibit: a blob of slime mold with almost 720 sexes.
1 day ago
Wired Science
All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science
Juul Pulls Pods, Roll-Royce Builds a Flying Lab, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
2 days ago
Wired Science
Juul Pulls Pods, Roll-Royce Builds a Flying Lab, and More News
Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around?
With some basic physics, there are several ways to figure it out in real time. Which is good, because you're going to run out of air.
2 days ago
Wired Science
Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around?
A Netflix Series Explores the Brave New World of Crispr
From malaria-ridden villages in Burkina Faso to fertility clinics in Ukraine, *Unnatural Selection* takes viewers deep into the gene-editing revolution.
2 days ago
Wired Science
A Netflix Series Explores the Brave New World of Crispr
Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe
A geoengineering nonprofit wants to spread silicate beads over polar sea ice to prevent the absorption of heat, but some scientists have their doubts.
2 days ago
Wired Science
Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe
How 3 D Printing, Vertical Farming, and Materials Science Are Overhauling Food
Food. What we eat, and how we grow it, will be fundamentally transformed in the next decade. Already, indoor farming is projected to be a US$40.25 billion industry by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 9.65 percent. Meanwhile, the food 3 D printing industry is expected to grow at an even higher ...
19 hours ago
SingularityHUB
How 3 D Printing, Vertical Farming, and Materials Science Are Overhauling Food
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 19)
AUTOMATION Alphabet's Wing Starts Drone Deliveries to US Homes Kris Holt &124; Engadget "Alphabet's Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from Fed Ex, Walgreens and local retailer ...
1 day ago
SingularityHUB
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 19)
Why Principles Over Practices Are the Key to Timeless Success
Why do some leaders and teams achieve great success in complex, uncertain, and fast-changing environments, while others who are equally capable struggle? Earlier this year, I found myself in a room with the heads of various competing departments of a large, bureaucratic organization. They had been tasked ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
Why Principles Over Practices Are the Key to Timeless Success
Scientists create "artificial skin" that could make smartphones ticklish
Scientists have developed an "artificial skin" that they say can wrap around devices such as smartphones and make them ticklish.The prototype, which has been designed to look like and mimic human skin, responds to different forms of human contact such as tickling, caressing and pinching.
22 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Scientists create "artificial skin" that could make smartphones ticklish
Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor
Egypt revealed Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor. The antiquities ministry officially unveiled the discovery made at Asasif, a necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River, at a press ...
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor
Scientists: Movement Detected Along California Fault That Could Cause an 8-Magnitude Earthquake
Scientists say a part of the Garlock fault slipped after being triggered by the series of earthquakes in July
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Scientists: Movement Detected Along California Fault That Could Cause an 8-Magnitude Earthquake
Buzz Aldrin shares latest moonshot vision: No to NASA's Gateway, but yes to China
WASHINGTON, D.C. " Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin says there's no need for the lunar-orbiting Gateway outpost that plays a key role in NASA's vision to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Instead, he envisions a differently configured transportation system that makes use of commercial rockets under ...
6 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Buzz Aldrin shares latest moonshot vision: No to NASA's Gateway, but yes to China
Why giant squid, the once mythical kraken of the deep, are still mystifying scientists 150 years after they were discovered
Giant squid have been recorded in US waters for the first time in history. These photos show why they are still so mysterious.
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
Why giant squid, the once mythical kraken of the deep, are still mystifying scientists 150 years after they were discovered
Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices
A new interface takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables or computers.
20 hours ago
Science Daily
Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have now turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.
20 hours ago
Science Daily
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
Researchers quantify Cas9-caused off-target mutagenesis in mice
Scientists are finding new ways to improve the use of the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 and reduce the chances of off-target mutations in laboratory mice, according to new results. The findings will help scientists contextualize a common concern related to gene editing and identify new strategies to improve its ...
1 day ago
Science Daily
Researchers quantify Cas9-caused off-target mutagenesis in mice
Limiting mealtimes may increase your motivation for exercise
Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a new study. The study suggests that a surge in levels of appetite-promoting hormone, ghrelin, after a period of fasting prompted mice to initiate voluntary exercise. ...
1 day ago
Science Daily
Limiting mealtimes may increase your motivation for exercise
SNAP provides a model for ensuring a right to food
Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is effective in addressing the right to food in the US, and that the program can serve as an example for countries that struggle to provide food for ...
2 days ago
Science Daily
SNAP provides a model for ensuring a right to food
Land management practices to reduce nitrogen load may be affected by climate changes
Nitrogen from agricultural production is a major cause of pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and contributes to large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Illinois and other Midwestern states have set goals to reduce nitrogen load through strategies that include different land management practices. ...
2 days ago
Science Daily
Land management practices to reduce nitrogen load may be affected by climate changes
Why NASA's First All-Women Spacewalk Made History
Two women on Earth, Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal, had a chat about two women astronauts in medium-sized spacesuits.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Why NASA's First All-Women Spacewalk Made History
NASA Astronauts Complete the First All-Female Spacewalk
Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace a power controller.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
NASA Astronauts Complete the First All-Female Spacewalk
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