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Another Win For Senolytics: Fighting Aging At The Cellular Level

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Aging triggers a type of immune cells to pump out CD38, a nasty chemical from immune cells that eats up NAD. But why? More importantly, how can we stop it?

Will The Coronavirus Evolve To Be Less Deadly?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Regular boosters may be necessary as the virus cycles, not because the virus is rapidly evolving, but because human immunity may wane.

90% Of The Global Power Capacity Added In 2020 Was Renewables

Posted in Business, Science on 16th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

"The future looks even brighter with new capacity additions on course to set fresh records this year and next."

Emissive Brings VR Expeditions To Museums

Posted in Hardware, Software on 6th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Virtual expeditions are also timely given current restrictions around global travel.

NASA Provides $370 Million For Breakthrough Space Technologies

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 6th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

NASA provided $370 million in funding for space technologies that are at a tipping point.

Alphabet's New Project Uses AI To Try To Diagnose Depression From Brain Waves

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

EEGs have been widely used to study swallowing, classify mental states, and diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders such as neurogenic pain and epilepsy, as well as to classify emotions.

New Display Could Paint Stunning VR Worlds

Posted in Business, Hardware on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

They're looking beyond headsets too, writing, "An ultrahigh density of 10,000 pixels per inch readily meets the requirements for the next-generation microdisplays that can be fabricated on glasses or contact lenses."

Giving Robots A Hybrid, Human-Like ‘Brain’ Can Make Them Smarter

Posted in Hardware, Software on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

The robot the researchers have built is small and rudimentary, and the algorithms being run on the analog circuit are fairly basic. But the principle is a promising one, and there is currently a huge amount of R&D going into neuromorphic and memristor-based analog computing hardware.

Using AI To Analyze Drinking Water For Safety And Quality Control

Posted in Business, Software on 28th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

Water analytics startup Ketos has announced it raised $18 million in funding. It is part of a growing effort to use progress in AI to automate important parts of our lives, such as drinking water safety.

Developing A Virtual Environment To Spur Development Of Helpful Home Robots

Posted in Hardware, Software on 28th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

"Our ultimate goal is to build AI agents that can work with real humans. Our platform opens up exciting directions of future work, such as online goal inference and direct communication between agents," the researchers wrote

Research Aims To Develop AI Can Learn Common Sense From Animals

Posted in Featured, Reviews, Science, Software on 27th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

A prerequisite for training agents to use common sense will be 3D-simulated worlds with realistic physics.

Machine Learning Ai Used To Predict Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Develop

Posted in Medicine, Software on 23rd Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

“One day, doctors might be able to use speech and blood tests in conjunction with each other, leveraging AI to help them predict the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and laying the groundwork for preventative measures.”