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Not quite total recall: How limits on what humans can remember is helping us ‘teach’ AI

Shelly Fan | 
An artificial neural network learns by adjusting synaptic weights—how strongly one artificial neuron connects to another—which in turn leads to ...
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Meet the cyborg who can help decode the human brain

Shelly Fan | 
His motion capture suit, sensor-embedded gloves, and virtual reality eyewear were already enough to turn heads. But what stopped people ...
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‘Swallowable surgeons’: Battalion of salt-crystal sized microbots in development that could revolutionize medicine

Shelly Fan | 
Drs. Marc Miskin, Itai Cohen, and Paul McEuen at Cornell University spearheaded a collaboration that tackled one of the most pressing ...
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Venus shows signs of life. Here’s what it means

Monica Grady | 
We have only had the briefest of glimpses of a barren landscape from the two Russian landers that made it down to ...
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Could lab-grown sushi save rapidly declining fish populations?

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
[A]according to the Global Aquaculture Alliance, 3.1 billion people around the world now rely on fish and seafood for a ...
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Nature has given us a blueprint for longevity. We just need to decode it

Shelly Fan | 
Our aging process extends for years, during which we experience a slew of age-related disorders. Diabetes. Heart disease. Dementia. Surprisingly, ...
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Electroacupuncture: Promising pain therapy or quackery?

Shelly Fan | 
One idea [for alternative pain relief] is to specifically stimulate nerves that act as highway carriers of pain signals and ...
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One year in, 9 boys with muscular dystrophy show remarkable progress from gene therapy

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Nine boys aged 6 to 12 who have been living with [Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy] since birth received a gene therapy ...
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Teaching AI to think ethically

Edd Gent | 
[M]athematicians have developed a model that can help businesses spot when commercial AI systems might make shady choices in the ...
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Concerned about ‘fake news’? It could get a lot worse with AI

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Fake news has certainly become a widespread and insidious problem, and in a year when we’re dealing with both a ...
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Unlocking the ‘deepest secrets of our brains as we grow and age’

Shelly Fan | 
Just as our human relationships and connections can nudge, push, or dramatically shift societal values and consequences, the connections between ...
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Bioprinting human ears inside living mice—all without a single surgical cut

Shelly Fan | 
Tissue engineering just got wilder and weirder. Using nothing but light and bioink, scientists were able to directly print a ...
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Platinum mesh device moves us closer to wearable or implantable artificial kidney

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Kidneys clean our blood using nephrons, which are essentially filters that let fluid and waste products through while blocking blood ...
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Monkey mind control? Ultrasound pulses influence decision making

Shelly Fan | 
A team of scientists was pulsing imperceptible ultrasound waves through his skull into frontal parts of his brain, and tacitly ...
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Ultimate fitness hack: Imagine being able to build muscles with a gene therapy

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Trying to hack fitness is a multi-million-dollar industry; we’ve all seen at least one ad featuring a purported miracle product ...
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‘AI in archeology’ pinpointing new excavation sites at an ‘unimaginable’ pace

Peter Rejcek | 
Archaeologists have uncovered scores of long-abandoned settlements along coastal Madagascar that reveal environmental connections to modern-day communities. They have detected ...
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A different approach to finding alien life: What if ET breathes hydrogen instead of oxygen?

David Rothery | 
The first time we find evidence of life on a planet orbiting another star (an exoplanet), it is probably going ...
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Smartphone DNA testing app offers ‘ultra-portable’ health and environmental monitoring tool

Edd Gent | 
On-the-spot DNA tests could prove invaluable to doctors, farmers, and officials responsible for food safety or environmental monitoring. Now Chinese ...
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‘Digital’ contact tracing: How would the US react to coronavirus containment effort that tracks our cell phones?

Shelly Fan | 
There’s a reason contact tracing has survived the test of time: it works. Thanks to epic efforts at hunting down ...