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Robots that serve beer? Thanks, MIT.

Engineers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are making robots that serve beer. And more specifically, they're making big robots that place beer cans in little robots, who then bring that beer to you, on the couch, at your desk, or by the pool. 

KNUST's Central Lab

SciDev reports on Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology's new Central Laboratory: The idea behind it is to reduce costs by sharing equipment between individual departments. And the novel collaborative approach is even more...Show More Summary

Behold, the majesty of weird, but beautiful science!

Artist or scientist? Work of art or laboratory machine? The two pairs needn't be exclusive and we've collected a batch of real-world photos to prove it. The artistry in crafting experimental machines to explore the fabric of our world rivals that used to create futuristic movie sets or avant-garde sculptures. Show More Summary

Enabling 'The Martian'

Three years ago this week, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, better known as the Curiosity rover, touched down on the surface of Mars. It did so only after the now famous "7 Minutes of Terror," a harrowing journey through the Martian atmosphere, utilizing a revolutionary entry, descent, and landing technique never before attempted. Show More Summary

A Nitty-Gritty Look at the Machines of Budget Science

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory, Sensory Motor Neuroscience, University of Birmingham. Images courtesy the artist A visual study of unsung research facilities reveals the ingenuity—and occasional absurdity—of the machines used to pump out science and statistics on a shoestring budget. Show More Summary

BBI Group Develops Rapid Test to Aid Identification and Potentially Help Minimise Spread of Ebola Virus

The BBI Group (BBI) today announced it has developed in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed, through technology transfer company Ploughshare Innovations, a rapid test for Ebola. The assay,...Show More Summary

Lost at Sea (video)

The Australian Early to Mid-Career Researcher Forum of the Australian Academy of Science has launched an ‘Inspire Australia’ video research competition to showcase innovative research being performed in laboratories and universities across Australia. The video below on ocean acidification by Tullio Rossi, PhD student at the University of Adelaide, is one of the entries of […]

“Predicting ocean acidification over the next 100 years”, 21 July 2015, Café Scientifique, Boothbay Harbor

Ever wonder what the ocean might be like if it continues to become more acidic over the next 100 years? That’s the question that scientist Steve Archer is exploring at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Archer is has conducted experiments in the Arctic and the tropics to determine effects of increasing ocean acidification on ocean […]

Are fuel cells environmentally friendly? Not always!

Fuel crucial for life cycle assessment From the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) Fuel cells are regarded as the technology of the future for both cars and household heating systems. As a result, they have a key role to play in the switch to renewable energies. But are fuel cells always…

Could Norway Serve As Europe’s Green Battery?

The Hydraulic Laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is looking at how to transform the country’s hydropower network into a giant European green battery. In a lengthy piece published on Gemini — a site dedicated...Show More Summary

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

2 months 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 months 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.

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