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Breaking Into AI's Black Box: Anthropic Maps The Mind Of Its Claude Large Language Model

Posted in Science, Software on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

That's easier said than done because the latest generation of AI models encode information in patterns of activity, rather than particular neurons or groups of neurons.

AI Unearths Nearly A Million Potential Antibiotics To Take Out Superbugs

Posted in Medicine, Science on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

"We have been able to just accelerate the discovery of antibiotics."

The First Soil Sample From The Far Side Of The Moon Is Headed Home On China’s Chang’e-6

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

The mysterious far side of the moon is a challenging target for space missions. But China has now completed its second successful touchdown and collected a sample of lunar soil, which is currently on its way back to Earth.

Bill Gates Breaks Ground On First Gen-IV Nuclear Plant In The US

Posted in Hardware, Science on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

The idea is that the reactor generates power at a constant rate, which is the most efficient approach, and stores the energy as heat in the molten salt.

Solid-state Battery From US Cell Maker Hits New Milestone

Posted in Hardware, Science on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

Factorial is ultimately aiming for vehicle ranges over 600 miles (966 km) per charge from a 90-kWh battery that drops around 30% in weight and size compared to a conventional lithium-ion pack. The FEST batteries are also designed to be produced using the same equipment used to produce lithium-ion batteries, with minimal changes.

Donanemab For Alzheimer's Gets Unanimous Thumbs Up From FDA Panel

Posted in Medicine, Science on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

If approved, donanemab will expand the first class of disease-modifying drugs, serving as the building blocks for future generations of drugs.

Researchers Developing Ultra-sensitive Blood Test With Potential To Revolutionise Diagnosis Of Alzheimer’s

Posted in Medicine, Science on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

Researchers at the University of York are using light-based technology to develop a simple and cost-effective blood test for Alzheimer’s disease.

More Than 380,000 Cancer Patients 'not Treated On Time Since 2015'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

The NHS key target of 85% of people starting cancer treatment within 62 days has not been met since December 2015.

One Test To Detect Multiple Cancers – Where Are We Now?

Posted in Medicine, Science on 13th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

Most cancers diagnosed at an earlier stage have a better prognosis. Detecting and diagnosing cancer earlier can mean there are more treatment options for patients and, ultimately, can help people survive cancer and lead longer, better lives.

New Glioblastoma Treatment Reaches Human Brain Tumor And Helps Immune Cells Recognize Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine, Science on 11th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

Novel immunotherapy is first-in-human treatment for this brain cancer.

Glowing Dye That Clings To Cancer Cells Gives Doctors ‘second Pair Of Eyes’

Posted in Medicine, Science on 11th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

The fluorescent dye shows up cancer cells and where they may have spread into other tissues, such as the pelvis and lymph nodes.

‘Off The Charts’: The Key Breakthroughs Giving New Hope In Treating Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 11th Jun, 2024
by Alex Muller

World’s largest cancer conference in Chicago shares ‘impressive’ findings in vaccines, drug trials and AI.