Developing Artificial Intelligence That “Thinks” Like Humans

Human Thinking Artificial Intelligence Concept

Creating human-like AI is about more than mimicking human behavior – technology must also be able to process information, or ‘think’, like humans too if it is to be fully relied upon. New research, published in the journal Patterns and led by the University of Glasgow’s School of Psychology and Neuroscience, uses 3D modeling to … Read more

Children Who Spent More Time in Nature Fared Best

Family Enjoying Nature

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers, a new study suggests. A study has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have lower … Read more

Earth Factories Creating Elements From Nuclear Transmutation

Earth Factories Creating Elements From Nuclear Transmutation

Cross-section of the Earth’s interior: crust, upper- and lower-mantle, and outer- and inner-cores. Credit: Mikio Fukuhara, Alexander Yoshino, and Nobuhisa Fujima Rather than being created solely during supernova explosions, chemical elements could also be produced deep within the Earth’s lower mantle. It has long been theorized that hydrogen, helium, and lithium were the only chemical … Read more

Russian Cosmonaut and Filmmakers Return to Earth From Space Station

Russian Cosmonaut and Filmmakers Return to Earth From Space Station

The Soyuz MS-18 crew ship with three Russian crew mates is pictured just moments from landing in the steppe of Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA TV Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Russian actress Yulia Peresild and Russian producer-director Klim Shipenko landed on Earth at 12:35 a.m. EDT Sunday, October 17 in Kazakhstan (10:35 a.m. Kazakhstan … Read more

Hubble Spies Galaxy Doomed To End Catastrophically

Hubble Spies Galaxy Doomed To End Catastrophically

By ESA/Hubble October 17, 2021 Hubble Space Telescope image of Arp 86, a peculiar pair of interacting galaxies which lies roughly 220 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus. Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA, Dark Energy Survey, J. Dalcanton This observation from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcases Arp 86, a peculiar pair of interacting … Read more

MIT Uses AI To Accelerate the Discovery of New Materials for 3D Printing

Accelerated Discovery of New 3D Printing Materials

Researchers at MIT and BASF have developed a data-driven system that accelerates the process of discovering new 3D printing materials that have multiple mechanical properties. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods. The growing popularity of 3D printing for … Read more

Bacteria Evolved a Multitude of Defense Systems That Offer Strong Immunity for Protection Against Viruses

Bacteriophage Image

Credit: Dr. Tim Blower, Durham University A new study led by a team of bioscientists from Durham University, UK, in collaboration with University of Liverpool, Northumbria University and New England Biolabs, hopes to exploit newly characterized defense systems in bacteria to compare changes to the human genome. Undergraduates at Durham University have also been working … Read more

Quantum Phase Transition Detected on a Global Scale Deep Inside the Earth

Seismological Expression of the Iron Spin Crossover in Ferropericlase in the Earth’s Lower Mantle

By Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science October 17, 2021 Illustration to accompany Nature Communications paper, “Seismological expression of the iron spin crossover in ferropericlase in the Earth’s lower mantle.” Credit: Nicoletta Barolini/Columbia Engineering Multidisciplinary team of materials physicists and geophysicists combine theoretical predictions, simulations, and seismic tomography to find spin transition in … Read more