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New evidence for small, short-lived drops of early universe quark-gluon plasma?

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Particles emerging from even the lowest energy collisions of small deuterons with large heavy nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider a US Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility...Show More Summary

India Opens Homeopathy Laboratory

As I continue my efforts to fight against pseudoscience in medicine, I often ask myself – how bad can it theoretically get? I have had this discussion with others as well, some of whom argue that we should not worry because science will win out in the long run. Science is self-corrective, and pseudoscience will […]

'Peel-and-go' printable structures fold themselves

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In a paper appearing in the American Chemical Society's journal Applied Materials and Interfaces, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and colleagues report something new: a printable structure that begins to fold itself up as soon as it's peeled off the printing platform.

Study clarifies how neural nets 'think' when processing language

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) At the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing starting this week, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are presenting a new...Show More Summary

The doubly magic nucleus of lead-208 -- it spins, though it shouldn't!

(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) We imagine atomic nuclei to be more or less spherical, chaotic clusters of protons and neutrons. Experiments at the Argonne National Laboratory, inspired by physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the PAS, are verifying these ideas. Show More Summary

Carlsten, Nguyen and Sheffield win Free-Electron Laser Prize

(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) At an international science conference hosted recently in Santa Fe, N.M., Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Bruce Carlsten, Dinh Nguyen and Richard Sheffield were awarded the 2017 Free-Electron Laser (FEL) Prize.

Virtual science lab startup Labster bags $10M to accelerate its ed tech play

Ed tech startup Labster whose software platform enables virtual simulations of laboratories for teaching life science to students, has closed a $10 million Series A round of funding led by early stage European VC firm Balderton Capital. Read More

New book on Targeting Cancer from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) The 81st Cold Spring Harbor Symposium focused on Targeting Cancer. The implications of how the underlying science can drive improvements in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic approaches was a major theme throughout the Symposium. Show More Summary

Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information

Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information: The Mars Science Laboratory and its rover centerpiece, Curiosity, is the most ambitious Mars mission yet flown by NASA. The rover’s primary mission is to find out if Mars is, or was, suitable for life. Show More Summary

Caching system could make data centers more energy efficient

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) This week, at the International Conference on Very Large Databases, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are presenting a new system for data center caching that uses flash memory, the kind of memory used in most smartphones.

Robot learns to follow orders like Alexa

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL ) In a new paper, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL present an Alexa-like system that allows robots to understand a wide range of commands that require contextual knowledge about objects and their environments. They've dubbed the system 'ComText,' for 'commands in context.'

Industry expected to advance research innovated by Army-led science consortium

(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Work to develop small autonomous robots through a 10-year effort led by the US Army Research Laboratory is helping to inform the development of future swarms of heterogeneous Army systems for air and ground -- large and small -- that work collaboratively.

The 2017 Summer Scholars Working at the SENS Research Foundation

3 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Each year, the SENS Research Foundation accepts a group of young life science academics and puts them to work on projects in aging research, both at the foundation and in allied laboratories, creating ties between research groups that can help to advance the state of the art. Show More Summary

ORNL researchers turn to deep learning to solve science's big data problem

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL researchers awarded $2 million to apply machine learning to data analysis.

New results reveal high tunability of 2-D material

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A science team at Berkeley Lab has precisely measured some previously obscured properties of a 2-D semiconducting material known as moly sulfide, which opens up a new avenue to application...

MIT 3D Printer Turns Anyone Into a Roboticist

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Start your own robot revolution with MIT CSAIL’s “Interactive Robogami” system. Researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are developing a way to design, print, and assemble a simple cyborg […] The post MIT 3D Printer Turns Anyone Into a Roboticist appeared first on Geek.com.

Treating arthritis with algae

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF are pursuing a new approach to treating arthritis. This is based on a polysaccharide, a long-chain sugar molecule, originating from brown algae. Show More Summary

Designing custom robots in a matter of minutes

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL ) Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) created a system called 'Interactive Robogami' that lets you design a robot in minutes, and then 3-D-print and assemble it in as little as four hours.

Researchers create magnetic RAM

MIPT researchers teamed up with their colleagues from the Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (IRE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the International Associated Laboratory of the Critical and Supercritical...Show More Summary

Psychic mediums tested under tightest laboratory conditions. Proven accurate. What will debunkers say now? |287|

Dr. Julie Beischel’s newly published research on assisted after-death communication sets a new standard of proof, but don’t expect science to change its stance on psychic mediums. Photo by Craig Sunter Before becoming the preeminent researcher of medium communication, or as she likes to call it, “assisted after-death communication”, Dr. Show More Summary

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