After a disappointing clinical trial in 2015, scientists are trying anew to mend failing hearts with a gene.
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This is mind-boggling. China installs enough solar panels to cover a football pitch (better known to those of us in the US as a soccer field) every hour…
Will you be among the first to pick your kids’ IQ? As machine learning unlocks predictions from DNA databases, scientists say parents could have choices never before possible.
It’s not easy to bounce a single particle of light off a single atom that is less than a billionth of a metre wide. However, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore have shown they can double the odds of success, an innovation that might be useful in quantum computing and metrology. The findings were published 31 October in Nature Communications.
Particles known as “bottom mesons” are not decaying in the way the Standard Model of particle physics says they should, and it’s causing some excitement
An international collaboration of physicists has developed a lower-energy, laser-based system for testing quantum gravity theories.
Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a new platform based on the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to alter the way human cells respond to external signals, and provide new opportunities for stopping cancer cells from developing.
Perovskites are a type of mineral and class of materials, and have been attracting a great deal of attention for their potential applications to technologies such as those used in solar cells. These unique materials have well-ordered structures and show many interesting properties that could be useful in other areas of electronics. Such a variety of properties in the same structural backbone allows different kinds of perovskites, with different properties, to be evenly joined together without breaking lattice coherency. Being able to examine the structures at these interfaces is important for researchers studying perovskites, but currently used techniques have insufficient resolution or produce complex results that are very difficult to analyze.
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A new system for creating code that manipulates tensors yields programs that are 100 times as efficient as those produced by existing software packages, with ramifications for big-data analysis and machine learning.
In the coming years, government space agencies and private companies plan to send a dizzying number of rockets into space. Here’s a definitive timeline of their plans so far.
As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they’re still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you…
China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction. The newly opened Tianjin Binhai Library situated at the Binhai Cultural Center covers an enormous 33,700 square meters (362,744 square feet) space. The library itself has about 1.2 million books …
This is the mayor’s solution to feeding the hungry in Brazil’s megacity of São Paulo where long-term poverty as become the norm.
Last year, Dr. Sergio Canavero created quite the ruckus (to put it mildly) when he vowed to be the first person to transplant a human head onto a deceased donor’s body. Yes, he is planning on attempting the world’s first human head transplant (or body transplant, depending on how you look at it).
In fact, it has been about a year since his initial proclamation, and the Italian neurosurgeon still stands firm on his declaration, despite claims from other experts that it is nothing but a PR Stunt (at best) or a hoax. Some have even hypothesized it’s all just a plot meant to promote Metal Gear Solid.
Swiss researchers have successfully entangled 16 million atoms with a single photon, but macroscopic results are a long way off. Michael Lucy reports.
An upgraded version of the game-playing AI teaches itself every trick in the Go book, using a new form of machine learning.
Next up, predicting human speech with a brain-computer interface.
Biohacker Josiah Zayner wants to create a world where anyone is free and able to experiment on their own DNA.
The ticking of the bodyclock can help us fight cancer, safeguard our hearts, time our meals, and enhance our intelligence
One researcher called it “the ultimate in the miniaturization of machinery.”
Saturn’s magnetic field may be weakening, suggesting the planet may face an uncertain fate.
Google’s AutoML makes it easier to design better AI.
One of the biggest confusions about “Artificial Intelligence” is that it is a very vague term. That’s because Artificial Intelligence or AI is a term that was coined way back in 1955 with extreme…
Other particles – electrons, neutrinos, photons and more – can exist on their own. But quarks never will. Here’s why. Earlier this week, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the…
New energy storage technologies could allow copper wires to simultaneously conduct electricity and store power in a variety of applications, …