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Colliding Dead Stars May Explain the Milky Way’s Mysterious Antimatter

Colliding Dead Stars May Explain the Milky Way's Mysterious Antimatter

An artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova. | The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds. The work may solve a 40-year-old astrophysics mystery, the study’s researchers said. For every particle of normal matter, there is an …

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Synthetically Produced Melanin Could Be the Ultimate Sunscreen

Synthetically Produced Melanin Could Be the Ultimate Sunscreen

The lab-produced material could have practical implications for the treatment of melanin-deficient disorders such as vitiligo and albinism. With summer quickly approaching, many of us are looking forward to beach vacations, picnics, and swimming at the local pool. But with increased sun exposure comes an increased risk of skin damage that sunscreen can’t always protect against. Last week, researchers at …

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Weather again delays launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket

Weather again delays launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket

Rocket Lab’s launch site on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab Weather again delayed the first launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket. Wind conditions at the company’s New Zealand launch site subsided to allow the rocket to roll out to the launch pad, but the company said concerns about “triboelectrification,” or static electric charges as the rocket passed …

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Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests a new study led by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers, published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) . The findings could help scientists develop new ways of treating hypoxia – lack …

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Technology taking over: Google’s artificial intelligence beats Chinese master in Ancient game of Go

Technology taking over: Google's artificial intelligence beats Chinese master in Ancient game of Go

The victory over the world’s top player, which many thought would take decades to achieve, underlines the potential of artificial intelligence to take on humans at complex tasks. Photo: Reuters A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm’s AI ambitions as …

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Google’s AlphaGo A.I. beats world’s number one in ancient game of Go

Google's AlphaGo A.I. beats world's number one in ancient game of Go

Wuzhen, China — Computer 1, human 0. The rise of the machine was fully evident Tuesday when a Google computer beat the world’s number one player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, signifying a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Global champ Chinese player Ke Jie , lost his first game against Google DeepMind computer program AlphaGo in Wuzhen. With …

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When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame?

When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame?

Artificial intelligence is not just creeping into our personal lives and workplaces—it’s also beginning to appear in the doctor’s office. The prospect of being diagnosed by an AI might feel foreign and impersonal at first, but what if you were told that a robot physician was more likely to give you a correct diagnosis? Medical error is currently the third …

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Razorthink Named Top 25 APAC Artificial Intelligence Company by CIO Advisor

Razorthink Named Top 25 APAC Artificial Intelligence Company by CIO Advisor

Industry Recognizes Razorthink Again for Innovation in AI Data Science LIVERMORE, CA –(Marketwired – May 23, 2017) – Razorthink Inc. , a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence Data Science for the Enterprise, today announced that CIO Advisor has selected Razorthink as a top 25 Artificial Intelligence Company in APAC . In selecting Razorthink, the CIO Advisor editorial team conducted extensive research …

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The New Age of Analytics: Artificial Intelligence and Data are Not Enough to Power Your Business

The New Age of Analytics: Artificial Intelligence and Data are Not Enough to Power Your Business

In this special guest feature, Rosemary Radich, Head of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics for AccuWeather , discusses the importance of the weather data dimension as an adjunct to traditional data sources in capturing the broader picture impacting behavior and results from machine learning. In her critical role overseeing AccuWeather’s dedicated global weather data science and analytics team, Radich identifies …

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Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D material

Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D material

Self-assembly of a metal-organic framework. Credit: Northwestern University Directed by design rules developed by the scientists, uranium atoms and organic linkers self-assemble into a beautiful crystal—a large, airy 3-D net of very roomy and useful pores. The pores are so roomy, in fact, that the scientists have nestled a large enzyme inside a pore—no small feat. The material can act …

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