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Seminar: “Ocean acidification and coral reefs: facilitating a systems?level understanding by working across scales and disciplines”, UC Davis, 19 August 2015

Date, time & location: 19 August 2015, 4 p.m., Bodega Marine Laboratory Lecture Hall, 2099 Westside Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 Speaker: Rebecca Albright, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Carnegie Institute for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford Host: T. Hill More information.  Filed under: Courses and training, Education

MIT Invented a Way to Fix Software Bugs Autonomously With No Source Code

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new system from MIT’s CSAIL, or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, does something incredible to fix buggy software: It borrows healthy code from other applications–and then fixes the bug without ever accessing the original source code. Read more...

Elsewhere in Science, 26 June 2015

Woman named Sandia National Laboratories director … NIH might be getting a raise … Perspectives on reproducibility … New hope for National Children’s Study … Working Life

Mount Sinai Names Environmental Health Laboratory to Honor the Late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg

Leaders from the Mount Sinai Health System formally dedicated the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory, named in recognition of the late Senator's tireless efforts to address children's environmental health concerns during almost 30 years in Congress.

Understanding images: microRNAs contribute to hair loss and follicle regression

In a piece reflecting on this month’s PLOS Genetics issue image, author Zhengquan Yu discusses the research behind Yuan et al. Author: Zhengquan Yu, State Key Laboratories for Agrobiotechnology, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China Competing interests: … Continue reading »

Gambrinus chief donates another $1 million for beer education

Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis. The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. Alvarez previously announced a similar gift, also worth $1 million, […]

The 12 Most Memorable Game Of Thrones Characters, According To A Super Computer

Technology can be pretty fascinating. Recently, an AI robot housed at MIT?s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory looked at a bunch of photos of Game of Thrones characters, ranking them in terms of memorability. The results are a little strange.Click To Continue Reading

Here's How An AI Ranks The Most Memorable Game Of Thrones Characters

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have used a special algorithm to learn which characters in Game of Thrones are the easiest to remember according to visual cues alone. Read more...

Novel laboratory works to improve population health and prepare transformational leaders

A newly published paper describes a novel virtual laboratory employing the tools of implementation science to improve population health, lower costs of its delivery and prepare future health care transformational leaders.

STRL Announces World’s Widest Color Gamut 4k Display at Open House 2015

NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories (STRL) will exhibit a 50-inch LCD display that has a very wide color gamut and uses a laser-based backlight at Open House 2015. NHK Science &.. The post STRL Announces World’s Widest Color Gamut 4k Display at Open House 2015 appeared first on Gadgets, gizmos, and tech from the East.

NSF Grant Helps Preserve Parasite Collections

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology to digitally preserve four major collections of parasite specimens donated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the past five years. Show More Summary

Can Fungi Biofuels Replace Conventional Jet Fuel?

Originally published on the ECOreport. Can fungi biofuels replace conventional jet fuel? Not yet, but Dr Birgitte K. Ahring, Director of Washington State University’s Bioproduct Sciences and Engineering Laboratory, thinks it may happen someday. Show More Summary

A review of Marcia Bartusiak's "Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved"

Black holes are unusual objects. They are now recognized as some of the most important cosmic laboratories for studying all kinds of physics phenomena, from general relativity to quantum mechanics. And yet as science writer Marcia Bartusiak...Show More Summary

Social media, #Immigration, and political knowledge in #Ukelection2015

The following is a guest post by New York University political science PhD candidate and graduate student researcher at the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory Kevin Munger. When U.K. voters go to the polls  May 7, one of the major issues they’ll be thinking about is immigration. A big story in this […]

Game of the Day: Zen Studios and Valve Turn ‘Portal’ Into a Pinball Game

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Finally a new Portal! Sort of. Zen Studios has announced that it has teamed up with Valve to create a virtual pinball game based on the popular puzzle series. “Aperture Laboratories is proud to reveal the ‘Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device’,” writes Zen Studios. Show More Summary

Navy Researchers Use Clay To Create Bulletproof Glass

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have been able to use clay to create bulletproof glass, this is being considered as a major development in materials science. The researchers were able to do this following decades of research and development. Show More Summary

The FBI, Forensic Science, and the CSI Effect

The FBI recently acknowledged that over a two decade period prior to 2000 they used a flawed forensic technique in their investigations – hair analysis. As reported in the Washington Post: Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 [...]

SOCAN webinar: “Crumbling Coral: Cold-water Reefs in the Acidic Northeast Pacific and their Implications for Other Regions of the USA”, 5 May 2015

Date & time: Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:00 pm ET Speaker: R. Christopher Chambers, Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, New Jersey Registration: ...Show More Summary

SOCAN webinar: “Effects of Elevated CO2 on the Early Life-Stages of Marine Fishes and Potential Consequences of Ocean Acidification”, 21 April 2015

Presented by R. Christopher Chambers, Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, New Jersey Date & time: Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:00pm ET Click here to register. Show More Summary

Inside the Most Futuristic Science Labs in the World

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last month, we took a look at the headquarters of the most beautiful science laboratories and research institutes in the world. Now it’s time to go inside. As it turns out, scientists and their machines, labs, and tools are even more amazing then the buildings they work in. Read more...

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