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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending June 10, 2017) - MIT Technology Review

A roundup of the most interesting papers from the arXiv:<p>Tech Obsessive?<br>Become an Insider to get the story behind the story — and before anyone else.

Artificial Intelligence May Discover the Next Blockbuster Drug - MIT Technology Review

AI is revolutionizing countless industries, but its biggest impact may be felt in medicine. Machine learning has proved capable of identifying signs …

The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor - MIT Technology Review

It might not be long before algorithms routinely save lives—as long as doctors are willing to put ever more trust in machines.<p>A team of researchers …

Machine Learning

Quantum Computers Will Analyze Every Financial Model at Once

In the movie <i>Office Space</i>, Peter Gibbons has a stroke of genius. Confronted with the utter mundanity of a life slaving away at his office park …

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle - Technabob

NASA has shown off a concept for a slick, futuristic Mars Rover. It has a shiny black body and huge wheels. In fact, it looks a lot like the …

Mars

A physicist who always dreamed of working in the US says it’s no longer the ‘global center of science’

Tucked into a corner of physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed’s otherwise very cerebral-looking office is a computer with the '90s TV show, “Twin Peaks,” paused midscene.<p>The cult classic is constantly on in the background as Arkani-Hamed works on physics problems at the Institute for Advanced Study in New …

Quirky Quarks Could Reveal Details of the Big Bang

A mysterious particle created in a blazing fireball at an atom smasher is misbehaving, a new experiment shows.<p>The particle, called a charm quark, …

Physics

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

What Happens in Your Brain When You Learn a Song

The neocortex is the part of the human brain that processes the world around us. It controls language and motor function. It helps us recognize our …

The Brain

Several Google engineers have left one of its most secretive A.I. projects to form a stealth start-up

• Groq founders previously helped create Google's Tensor Processing Unit.<br>• Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya led a $10 million investment in the …

BBC - Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist?

'Evil' behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups – and they are far from being unique to our species<p>Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that causes harm is on display.<p>These days, the …

Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories

Are there any memories you'd like to permanently remove from your head?<p>Or what if you could alter unpleasant memories so they're no longer upsetting? Or create entirely new memories of events that never occurred?<p>It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but according to a new documentary that …

Nasa announces alien life could be thriving on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

It might look like a frozen wasteland, but beneath the inhospitable surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, life could be thriving in warm underground seas, scientists believe.<p>Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has picked up the first evidence that chemical reactions are happening deep below the ice which could …

A New Path to Equal-Angle Lines

Equiangular lines are an elemental part of geometry. Mathematicians have discovered a tighter limit on the number of such lines that exist in every …

Google’s AI Explosion in One Chart - MIT Technology Review

Nature. <i>The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>. <i>The Journal of the American Medical Association</i>.<p>These are some the most elite academic …

MIT’s Nuclear Lab has an unusual plan to jump-start advanced-reactor research - MIT Technology Review

Scientists at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory have devised an unconventional plan for accelerating the development of a small, safe, cheap nuclear …

Microsoft: AI Isn’t Yet Adaptable Enough to Help Businesses - MIT Technology Review

Peter Lee, the vice president who heads Microsoft’s research division, spoke at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital event in San Francisco.<p>The AI …

Google Brain Wants Creative AI to Help Humans Make a “New Kind of Art” - MIT Technology Review

Machine-learning algorithms aren’t likely to put painters or singer-songwriters out of work anytime soon, to judge from their body of work to date. …

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 1, 2017) - MIT Technology Review

A roundup of the most interesting papers from the arXiv:<p>Meet the Experts in AI, Robotics and the Economy at EmTech Next.

Meet the Guys Who Sold “Neuralink” to Elon Musk without Even Realizing It - MIT Technology Review

Last week, we learned that Elon Musk will start a mind-computer interface company called Neuralink. The name added a brainy new entry to Musk’s …

Lightning-Fast AI Chips, Robo-Manta Rays, and the Cost of Cyber Devastation—The Download, April 6, 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Three Things You Need to Know Today<p><b>Calculating the Cost of Digital Devastation</b> <br>When a crippling cyber attack hits, who’s going to cover the cost of …

These Are The First Images of The Web of Ghostly Dark Matter That Holds Galaxies Together

We can see it!<p>Picture the Universe, and you might imagine a dark emptiness speckled with maybe trillions of galaxies, each containing many billions …

Dark Matter

A new CRISPR breakthrough could lead to simpler, cheaper disease diagnosis

The controversial laboratory tool known as CRISPR may have found a whole new world to conquer. Already the favored method of editing genes, CRISPR could soon become a low-cost diagnostic tool that could be used practically anywhere to determine if someone has an infectious disease such as Zika or …

Genetics

Astronomers may have taken the first photo of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope project's astronomers can now breathe a sigh of relief. They finally managed to observe Sagittarius A* for five sleepless nights after switching on the array on April 4th. In other words, the team might have taken the first picture of a black hole ever. There were nights …

Black Holes

DeepMind’s New Blockchain-Style System Will Track Health-Care Records - MIT Technology Review

Alphabet’s artificial intelligence outfit, DeepMind, plans to build a blockchain-style system that will carefully track how every shred of patient …

Six Years On, Fukushima’s Cleanup Looks Harder Than Ever - MIT Technology Review

It’s been six years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident—and the cleanup operations at the abandoned plant are beginning to look as dire as …

How DeepMind’s Memory Trick Helps AI Learn Faster - MIT Technology Review

Intelligent machines have humans in their sights. Deep-learning machines already have superhuman skills when it comes to tasks such as face …

Chemists Are First in Line for Quantum Computing’s Benefits - MIT Technology Review

This month IBM and Google both said they aim to commercialize quantum computers within the next few years (Google specified five), selling access to …