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'Ask This Old House' set to film in Chicago area next week

Talk about a warm welcome. "Ask This Old House" host Kevin O'Connor is scheduled to visit Underwriters Laboratories, a Northbrook-based safety science company, on Wednesday to learn about fire safety and prevention. O'Connor plans to light stuff on fire to find out why modern homes burn much faster...

Vacations Can Help Increase Brain Power

Taken properly, your vacation can increase your brain power. That's what science says. A study conducted by the Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that a vacation is critical to restoring higher-brain function that shows signs of failing because of prolonged exposure to stress. Show More Summary

Zombie Turtles Are Saving the Lives of Loggerheads

If you see what looks like a dead loggerhead turtle floating around Chesapeake Bay, don’t go near it. It could be a zombie “Frankenturtle” created in a secret laboratory at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to find other dead sea turtles. Is this an experiment to...

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Predicts the Future

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm capable of successfully predicting what will happen in a video clip based on one still clip from the footage. The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts...Show More Summary

Seeds of Tomorrow at #ASTAannual

If NASA is looking for extraordinary out in space, CASIS is looking for extraordinary right here on earth. The Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) manages the laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS), providing resources needed to launch research and innovation that comes from experiments in micro gravity. Show More Summary

Artificial Intelligence Can Fool Human Ears

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a computer algorithm that can predict and create sound effects from simply being shown videos of different surfaces being struck with a drumstick. The sounds are so realistic that human test subjects cannot accurately distinguish between...

Computers Are Now Good enough They Can Simulate Any Sound And Make You Think It’s Real

“The new algorithm, developed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, can predict the precise acoustical qualities of a sound, and then simulate it in an extremely realistic way. When analyzing a silent video clip, such as an object being hit by a drumstick, the system can produce a sound for the […]

MDI Biological Laboratory to offer lecture series on the science of aging

BAR HARBOR, MAINE - The MDI Biological Laboratory will offer three lectures for the public on the science of aging as part of its new signature course on aging. The presenters, all leaders in the field of aging research, will address...Show More Summary

Artificial intelligence creates sound effects for silent videos that fool humans

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) trained a neural network to recognize materials (e.g., metal grate, plants, concrete sidewalk) being hit with a drumstick, and synthesize sounds to accompany the actions. Show More Summary

UNM Health Sciences Center Wins Award to Expand Drug Development

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has joined a national network of scientists on the leading edge of drug discovery and development in the fight against cancer, centered at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

China plans undersea lab, 3km down

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Bloomberg News reports that the Chinese Science Ministry plans to build a laboratory on the sea floor at a depth of 3 kilometers. It's the latest salvo in its expansionist effort to take control of the South China Sea. So far there are...Show More Summary

Gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into environment, experts say

The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials, says a new report.

NRL develops new low-defect method to nitrogen dope graphene resulting in tunable bandstructure

WASHINGTON - An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Electronics Science and Technology and Materials Science and Technology Divisions, has demonstrated hyperthermal ion implantation (HyTII)...Show More Summary

MIT Team Seeks 1st Image Ever of a Black Hole --"Turns Earth Into a Radio Telescope Dish"

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole. The algorithm would stitch together data collected from radio telescopes scattered...

Tiny lasers enable next-gen microprocessors to run faster, less power-hungry

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2016 -- A group of scientists from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; the University of California, Santa Barbara; Sandia National Laboratories and Harvard University were able to fabricate tiny...Show More Summary

Samsung’s LED Component Test Lab Approved by UL for UL Total Certification Program

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced component solutions, today announced that its test lab for LED packages and modules has been qualified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a widely-recognized global safety science organization,...Show More Summary

The Kochs’ mad science: The billionaire barons have a new libertarian laboratory

A new Arizona budget bill assigns millions to Koch-backed academies to spread the gospel of free-market capitalism

New Google App Lets You Conduct Science Experiments With Your Phone

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Google’s latest free app for science-lovers of all ages transforms your smartphone into a laboratory.

Google puts a science lab in an app

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Google has created an app to turn Android devices into mobile laboratories, in the hopes it will inspire young scientists to explore, measure and test ideas about the world around them... Continue Reading Google puts a science lab in...Show More Summary

Google's New Science Journal App Turns Your Android Phone Into a Lab Full of Sensors

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’re working on a rocket destined for Mars, Google’s new Science Journal app might be a bit limited. But if you’re an aspiring scientist, the free app will turn an Android smartphone or tablet into laboratory full of experiments by grabbing data from the device’s various sound, light, and motion sensors. Read more...

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