In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.
The unlikely friendship that allowed an untrained Indian mathematician to become an acclaimed academic.
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All animals capable of regenerating a lost body part, from an organ or a limb to the whole organism, use a common set of genes. This is the striking discovery of a team of researchers from the Center for Complexity and Biosystems of the University of Milan, led by Caterina La Porta. They analyzed the genetic activity in regenerating tissues from widely different speciesâfrom hydra to mice. They found that some of the genes active at the beginning of the regeneration process are the same in very different species, including mammals which have lost this function during evolution, except for the restoration of the liver. The discovery of this shared genetic signature is of great importance to understand how regeneration evolved and could be useful for future regeneration therapies.
Droughts brought on by a warming world will starve the trees of water
Automating the training of machine-learning systems could make AI much more accessible.
Gene-edited immune cells could help wipe out deadly tumors.
The National Weather Service says that the most likely explanation for an object which sent out illumination and a sonic boom throughout southwest Michigan, five other states, and Canada on Tuesday night was the breakup of a meteor, WXYZ reported. The American Meteor Society collected at least 200 reports of the incident, which for around a second was so bright it lit parts of the Detroit region like it was daytime.
2018 will be another year in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will be massive. Here we look at the key IoT predictions from the IBM Watson IoT team, which include the rise of artificial intelligence in IoT, edge computing and more.
Relativity says we live in four dimensions. String theory says it’s 10. What are ‘dimensions’ and how do they affect reality?
A speedy DNA arm like this might one day be used to 3D print molecules
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Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity.
One of the most important and fraught processes in the human body is inflammation. Inflammatory responses to injury or disease are crucial for recruiting the immune system to help the body heal, but inflammation can also cause an increase in the production of thrombin, which can lead to dangerous blood clots and other conditions. Activated protein C (APC) is a naturally occurring anti-coagulant protein with anti-inflammatory and other protective effects that has been used medically to treat severe blood infections and wounds; however, its use is limited because its inhibition of thrombin also impacts the blood’s ability to clot, increasing bleeding risk.
The unique circumstances that defined Hans Jonatan’s life made it possible for researchers to recreate his DNA almost 200 years after his death.
Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test.
Marketers will be front and center in creating the trillion-dollar market for augmented reality — if they act now.
YOU have multiple jobs, whether you know it or not. Most begin first thing in the morning, when you pick up your phone and begin generating the data that make up Silicon Valley’s most important resource.
The Arc gene, which is critical for animals’ ability to learn from experiences, has an incredible origin story.
He’s the chameleon of the sea.
The basics of making babies seem simple. You need sperm, an egg, and a womb to incubate in. Combine those, and a baby starts to grow. However, most people don’…
Every memory leaves its own imprint in the brain, and researchers are starting to work out what one looks like.
Methods used by computers programmed to run a 350-year-old equation may also offer answers to bitcoin’s out-sized demand for electricity.
The 50-qubit quantum computer could allow for advances in materials science and machine learning, among other fields.
New low-cost, non-flammable, high-capacity, rapid-charging, solid state battery could pose threat to the internal combustion engine
A diminutive protein prompts a closer look at DNA dark matter.
Evolutionary studies show how dialing back inflammation allows an embryo to implant
When the first volume of “The Art of Computer Programming” came out in 1962, it was the first book to take a deep look into the math and science of…
Molecular machines, much smaller than single cells, may one day be able to deliver drugs to kill cancer cells or patrol your body for signs of disease. But many applications of these machines require large arrays of rock-hard moving parts, which would be difficult to build with typical biological structures.