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A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method For AI Saves Memory And Energy

Posted in Science, Software on 9th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

There’s still a long way to go before the technique can match the power of today’s leading AI. But if it helps us start to approach the efficiencies we see in biological brains, it might not be long before AI is everywhere.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Safely Returns Astronauts

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 9th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

The Demo-2 mission is the final major milestone for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station.

A Quick Guide To The Turbo-Charged Search For Coronavirus Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

You may have heard the rule of thumb that a new drug against a new target takes at least 10 years to develop. Thanks to previous coronaviruses SARS and MERS, scientists have a general idea of how they work.

NASA's Plan To Build A Base Camp On The Moon Sounds Like Sci-Fi, But It's Real

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

VIPER and other lunar rovers will wander around the moon's surface looking for resources humans will need in order to spend any significant amount of time there, like oxygen and water.

Can Genes Explain Why Coronavirus Seriously Sickens Some And Spares Others?

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

How might DNA play a role in how sick Covid-19 makes people?

SARS-CoV-2 July Update - Part 2

Posted in Medicine, Science on 4th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

A further update of an aggregated collection of summarized Covid19 news and research updates for July.

SARS-CoV-2 July Update - Part 1

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

An aggregated collection of summarized Covid19 news and research updates for July.

Is Digital Learning Still Second Best?

Posted in Business, Online, Reviews on 22nd Jul, 2020
by Alex Muller

Benefits of digital learning include the near-instantaneous download of course materials-rather than printing and shipping books-and being able to more easily report grades and other results.

DeepMind's Protein Folding AI Is Going After Coronavirus

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 22nd Jul, 2020
by Alex Muller

When it comes to a new virus, without predicting protein structures we're basically fighting viruses and diseases as if they were the Invisible Man.

Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

Posted in Business, Hardware, Reviews on 22nd Jul, 2020
by Alex Muller

The coronavirus epidemic is presenting us with ample opportunities for increased automation and remote delivery of goods and services.

13 Tech Solutions That Can Help Restore Earth's Biodiversity.

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2020
by Alex Muller

Borrowing tissue engineering techniques, Vaughan has figured out how to regrow 100 years' worth of coral in under 2 years.

12 Coronavirus.. What Are The Signs And Symptoms To Know About?

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2020
by Alex Muller

The NHS has urged people to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as, if you have the virus, you risk spreading it to others.