“As Spiderman and Voltaire said … with great power comes great responsibility.”
A complete classification could lead to a wealth of new materials and technologies. But some exotic phases continue to resist understanding.
What scientific discoveries will 2018 bring? We asked leaders in science, technology, and innovation what they think we can expect to see in the new year.
Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?
It made its presence felt in a variety of industries in 2017.
New method to treat arteries from cholesterol plaques.
The first clinical trials are slated to begin in the U.S. and Europe while others are stalled.
Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.
Deep learning, which is the reemergence of artificial neural networks, has recently succeeded as an approach towards artificial intelligence. In many fields, including computational linguistics, deep learning approaches have largely displaced earlier machine learning approaches, due to the superior performance they provide.
This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear force
What a year for science.
Joanne Chory has been researching plants for 30 years. She is researching a hearty edible plant that will also fight climate change.
Once incurable diseases are now in the sights of doctors.
Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit another world.
I left work a bit early to watch one of our rockets launch 10 satellites to space from Manhattan Beach! It launched in the dark but flew into sunlight…
Brown Statistics, NESS Seminar and Charles K. Colver Lectureship Series Deep learning has caused revolutions in computer perception and natural language unde…
Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic reversed symptoms of a respiratory disease in mice using age-reversing senolytic compounds.
An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a cluster of galaxies could help scientists fulfill a quest they have been on for decades: determining the nature of dark matter.
One of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in this century is a gene-editing technique called CRISPR Cas-9, which makes altering DNA fast, cheap, and easy. It’s so easy, in fact, that one company is actually offering mail-order kits that let anyone do the technique at home. That’s exciting – but should it also be terrifying?
A few years back, a remarkable new hypothesis made its way into the scientific zeitgeist – namely, that life is an inevitable consequence of physics.
When Tina Gibson got married seven years ago, the 26-year-old knew it was unlikely that she would have children naturally. Her husband, 33-year-old Benjamin Gibson, had cystic fibrosis, a condition that can make men infertile, the couple told CNN.
The US federal government has lifted an enforced moratorium on funding research into how to make viruses deadlier and more transmissible.
Have you ever had an argument because you disagree about the way something happened? You were both there, you saw the same thing, but you remember it differently.
If you’re like most of our readers, you’re probably reading this right now on your mobile, which means there’s also a chance you’re reading it on a broken, fragmented phone screen.
Danit is the coolest!
9 months of hard work and a below average grade at school didn’t stop her from taking the world by storm with her 3D clothing…
In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a pioneering gene therapy for a rare form of childhood blindness, the first such treatment cleared in the United States for an inherited disease.
Continuous automatic sampling during production aims to keep Danish biotechnology at the forefront. The equipment, and the company behind it, are the result of fruitful collaboration between businesses and universities.
Department of Energy Announces $12 Million to Advance Early-Stage Solar Research
With the growth in IoT, 5G and edge computing needs to be built out quickly. What will be required to roll this out and what opportunities will it unlock?