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Ikea laver robotmøbler til helt små lejligheder og værelser

Folk i større byer har mindre plads end tidligere, men teknologi kan måske gøre 12-kvadratmeter-tilværelsen bedre.

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3D-printed Mars dwelling wins NASA prize

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Identifying the risk of recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

A new study aims to provide healthy couples who have a child affected by a developmental disorder with a personalised pre-conception risk evaluation, in order to determine the likelihood of a future child being affected by the same condition.

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Could the Big Bang be Wrong?

A short history of the universe since the time of the Big Bang. We can directly observe more than 13 billion years of change, but the beginning itself is an enduring mystery. (Credit: ESA) The Big Bang is the defining narrative of modern cosmology: a bold declaration that our universe had a beginning and has a finite age, just like the humans who live within it. That finite age, in turn, is define

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Florida Roads Could See Autonomous Trucks Next Year

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Go behind the scenes as Adam Savage tests an Iron Man suit that really flies

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 9 through Sat, June 15, 2019 Editor's Pick Costa Rica Doubled Its Forest Cover In Just 30 Years! Costa Rica has a long-standing commitment to the environment. The country is now one of the leading nations of sustainability , biodiversity, and other protections. The country’s

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Planetary health and '12 years' to act

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jeffrey Kiehl Life makes us wake up to needed changes. A visit to the doctor’s office and accompanied tests indicate you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Your doctor indicates two pathways to addressing the condition before things get worse. You can change your lifestyle, or you can take medication with possible side effects. If you accept th

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US Cyber Command has reportedly been aggressively targeting Russia’s electrical grid

The United States Cyber Command has made a number of incursions into Russia’s electrical infrastructure in recent months, according to a new report in The New York Times. Officials …

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Father’s Day, 2019

On this date 11 years ago, which was Father’s Day in 2008, I posted a tribute to my own father, who was then in the final months of his extraordinary life . I’m mentioning it again this weekend, after Deb’s and my own sons have shown themselves to be wonderful fathers, both as a holiday-themed observance and because a document I linked to in the original post has vanished from its online home. Th

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Planet Plates, Metal Moon and Comet Cocktails

A roundup of some recent astrobiology-related science news — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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14 Uber and Lyft tips to make your trips easier

Some extra advice: Let them confirm your identity first. (Uber/) Uber and Lyft have helped transform the way we get around via cab, and have even put the idea of car ownership to the test in certain places. These apps have become popular, in part, to their simplicity and ease of use—just tap to ride—but even though almost everyone has them installed, not everyone will have dug deeply into all the

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Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins.

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Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins

The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins.

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Closer to Iron Man than ever before?

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When Will Renewable Energy Prices Stop Dropping

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Pope Francis declares ‘climate emergency’ and urges action

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Hong Kong’s Protesters Earn a Victory. They Will Need More.

HONG KONG —Call it a victory for Hong Kong’s protesters. But the battle is far from over. Hours after reportedly having met with a senior Chinese official, a stern-faced Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Beijing-friendly chief executive, announced that her government would temporarily suspend plans to push through a law that would allow suspected criminals to be extradited to mainland China. Her speech cap

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Dugong calf separated from mother off Thailand bonds with carers

A dugong calf that developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and found off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in …

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Facebook Wants To Make Public Comments Feel More Meaningful

If you’ve ever gone through the comments on a public Facebook post, it can sometimes feel like it is the perfect example of everything wrong about the internet and social media these …

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Dragon Quest: Australia Kicks Off Search for Possibly Extinct Lizard

The Victorian grasslands earless dragon hasn’t been observed for 50 years, but conservationists haven’t given up hope yet — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dragon Quest: Australia Kicks Off Search for Possibly Extinct Lizard

The Victorian grasslands earless dragon hasn’t been observed for 50 years, but conservationists haven’t given up hope yet — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Amazon closes down its shopping-focused Instagram rival Spark

Amazon Spark, the e-commerce giant's social network, has seemingly shut down after only a couple of years. If you don't even know what it is, we don't blame you. You …

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Steffanie Strathdee: ‘Phages have evolved to become perfect predators of bacteria’

In 2015, the scientist’s husband was almost killed by an antibiotic-resistant superbug, until she found a cure that is now saving others Infectious disease epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee’s husband survived a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection thanks to her suggestion of using an unconventional cure popular in the former Soviet Union: fighting the bug with a virus. Now the global h

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Learning to overcome my fear of singing was as easy as do-re-mi

I thought I couldn’t sing. Then I discovered there’s no such thing as ‘tone deaf’ – and that singing is not very different to speaking It’s lunchtime on a sunny day in early June. I’m standing on London’s Fleet Street outside an imposing door that’s sandwiched between a solicitor’s office and Ye Olde Cock Tavern. I feel nervous and sticky-palmed. A message pings into my phone. It’s from my 17-yea

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How Apollo Astronauts Didn’t Get Lost Going to the Moon

A mockup of the Apollo Guidance Computer that navigated Apollo's way to the Moon. MIT Library. Driving, say, to a friend’s house, we usually have directions to follow like “turn left at the light then it’s the third door on the right.” The same isn’t true when going to the Moon; there are no signposts guiding the way. So how exactly did Apollo astronauts know where they were going when they went t

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Koonin’s case for yet another review of climate science

We watch long YouTube videos so you don’t have to . In the seemingly endless deliberations on whether there should be a ‘red team’ exercise to review various climate science reports, Scott Waldman reported last week that the original architect of the idea, Steve Koonin, had given a talk on touching on the topic at Purdue University in Indiana last month. Since the talk is online , I thought it mi

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Elizabeth Gilbert Is Owning Her Past Mistakes

Like Spinal Tap, Elizabeth Gilbert goes to 11 . Whether it’s the depths of her despair in Eat, Pray, Love, the intensity of her research in her fiction, or the openness with which she shares her life— romantic and otherwise —with her rabid fans, she lives in bold. Gilbert has something of a two-track career toggling between carefully crafted fiction and confessional creative essays . The latter,

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Space Photos of the Week: Salt of the Jupiter Moon

Plus: gamma rays, InSight’s claw, and the Milky Way’s chill black hole.

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UTMB researchers learned how to better combat muscle loss during space flights

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A Busy Engineer Developed a Chatting Bot to Text his Girlfriend

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 15)

HEALTH Laser Destroys Cancer Cells Circulating in the Blood Emily Waltz | IEEE Spectrum “Tumor cells that spread cancer via the bloodstream face a new foe: a laser beam, shined from outside the skin, that finds and kills these metastatic little demons on the spot.” ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Bill Gates Just Backed a Chip Startup That Uses Light to Turbocharge AI Martin Giles | MIT Technology Review

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Weekend reads: How much is integrity worth?; killing the science poster; future of megajournals in doubt?

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a big announcement: You can now receive alerts about retractions … Continue reading Weekend reads: How much is integrity wor

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The Milky Way May Have Already Collided With Another Galaxy

A new analysis suggests that our galaxy may have collided with another recently discovered dwarf galaxy called Antlia 2. The post The Milky Way May Have Already Collided With Another Galaxy appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Was Darwin Wrong?

A journalist recounts the epic story of modern challenges to evolutionary dogma. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Sugar on Snow

When you were young you took me out one night to where you had been sugaring, and we toasted with our cups of snow, over which the amber sweetness of trees had been poured. Each spring now I check the taps, since you have moved away. Maybe it’s the sleight of hand of age, but each year the sap sluices, it seems, later and later, too cold to run. Another week, I tell myself. If you have the secret

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Strømper af Nylon-garn viser overordentlig elasticitet og styrke

En af de nye ingeniørbøger i Ingeniørens digitale arkiv er Raastoffernes Mobilisering fra 1942, hvor man bl.a. kan læse om, de fuldt syntetiske spindestoffer, der netop var kommet frem i USA. Den komplicerede fremstillingsproces gav til gengæld nylonstrømper en langt bedre styrke og modstandsdygt…

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Fra Red Dead til God of War: Ni spilfotografier, der gør gaming til kunst

Dedikerede spillere går på opdagelse i computerspillets verden for at skabe fotokunst.

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Security News This Week: Telegram Says China Is Behind DDoS

Voting machine security gets a boost, Have I Been Pwned is for sale, and more of the week's top security news.

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Was Darwin Wrong?

A journalist recounts the epic story of modern challenges to evolutionary dogma. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Hackers behind the world’s deadliest code are probing US power firms

A group called Xenotime, which began by targeting oil and gas facilities in the Middle East, now has electrical utilities in the US and Asia in its sights.

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Lama Rod Owens – the price of the ticket to freedom

"What I'm interested in is deep, systematic change. What I understand now is that real change doesn't happen until change on the inside begins to happen." "Masculinity is not inherently toxic. Patriarchy is toxic. We have to let that energy go so we can stop forcing other people to do emotional labor for us." None Like Mick Jagger, the Indian prince we know as The Buddha taught that we can't get

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Analogue Mega SG Review: The Sega Genesis Reborn

Analogue's Mega SG is an easy way to play old Sega Genesis game cartridges on a modern TV, no-fuss and no-frills.

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Big Changes Needed to Fight Harassment, Group Tells US Biomedical Agency

Advisory panel says US National Institutes of Health should treat sexual harassment more seriously and do more to help affected researchers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Scientists Develop New Laser That Can Find and Destroy Cancer Cells in the Blood

This technology can screen the blood from above the skin.

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What Happens If You Don't Take Out a Splinter?

It can be a freeing feeling to shuck off your shoes and walk outside barefoot…until you get a splinter.

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How British Airways Is Using AI To Revamp Air Travel

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Solar wind drones for monitoring the ocean.

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How to make the perfect crêpe according to fluid dynamics

It’s hard to make crêpe batter spread evenly before it cooks, but an analysis of the physics involved says a tilt and swirl of the pan gives the perfect pancake

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What Nancy Pelosi Learned From the Clinton Impeachment

When Republicans voted on impeachment more than 20 years ago, Nancy Pelosi was right there on the House floor, watching as the GOP plunged headfirst into the process without broad public support or the clear prospect of conviction in the Senate. For many establishment Democrats of a certain age—say, those who are now eligible for Medicare—the lesson from that time is clear: Impeaching Bill Clinto

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New York City Flexes Again, Extending Cap on Uber and Lyft

Officials want to extend the city's limit on the number of for-hire vehicles, and may consider a congestion charge.

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Lamborghini Huracán EVO Sees the Future, Makes You Look Great

The super smart supercar predicts what you'll do next—and helps you make it happen.

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‘Sign In With Apple’ Earns Mixed Reactions From App Makers

Soon, you'll be able to log into third-party apps using your Apple ID. The move has its fans, but also its critics.

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Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

New UK research predicts extremes of weather will hit food production Global heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of

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From Public Shame to the Courtroom

The writer Jon Ronson once observed that every day in the social-media era, “a new person emerges as a magnificent hero or a sickening villain. It’s all very sweeping.” In Ronson’s 2015 book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed , his subjects found themselves beset by angry detractors for, say, an insensitive Twitter joke or Facebook photo. They lost jobs, received threats, even pondered suicide. And

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Lateral thinking: The reason you’ve heard of Nintendo and Marvel

Since the explosion of the knowledge economy in the 1990s, generalist inventors have been making larger and more important contributions than specialists. One theory is that the rise of rapid communication technologies allowed the information created by specialists to be rapidly disseminated, meaning generalists can combine information across disciplines to invent something new. Here, David Epste

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Stenalderen genskabt på fundament af fakta og fantasi

PLUS. Man må tænke kreativt, når gamle stolpehuller er en af de vigtigste rettesnore, og materialerne er tæt på uopdrivelige. Det gjorde de på Stenaldercenter Ertebølle.

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France's 'wolf brigade': Alps guards with licence to kill

As the sun sets over the southern French Alps on a cool evening in early June, a flock of sheep huddle in an enclosure at an altitude of 1,500 metres.

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France's 'wolf brigade': Alps guards with licence to kill

As the sun sets over the southern French Alps on a cool evening in early June, a flock of sheep huddle in an enclosure at an altitude of 1,500 metres.

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Womankind's giant leap: who will be the first female moonwalker?

Who will take the giant leap for womankind?

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Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

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Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

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Controlling temperatures for inexpensive plant experiments

A study out of Clemson University has demonstrated that inexpensive, easy-to-use temperature controllers are able to provide reliable set temperatures for the detailed observation of developmental rates in response to different temperature treatments.

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High tunnels for specialty crops: The hope and the hinderance

A study out of Indiana and Purdue Universities sought to gain a better understanding, from the perspective of farmers, of the challenges and advantageous opportunities associated with using high tunnels for specialty crops in Indiana.

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Japan to set 5G network relay devices on traffic signals

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Jeff Bezos wants to build the infrastructure for space startups

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Drone deliveries are advancing in health care

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Internet users comprise more than half of world's population: Report

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Cognitive Model Priors for Predicting Human Decisions

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Controlling temperatures for inexpensive plant experiments

A study out of Clemson University has demonstrated that inexpensive, easy-to-use temperature controllers are able to provide reliable set temperatures for the detailed observation of developmental rates in response to different temperature treatments.

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High tunnels for specialty crops: The hope and the hinderance

A study out of Indiana and Purdue Universities sought to gain a better understanding, from the perspective of farmers, of the challenges and advantageous opportunities associated with using high tunnels for specialty crops in Indiana.

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Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count

John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS) has investigated the desirability for, and practicality of, producing snack peppers, both sweet and hot, with low seed count.

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US auto workers at VW plant reject bid to unionize

The United Auto Workers union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly voting down a move to organize the factory for a second time.

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Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count

John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS) has investigated the desirability for, and practicality of, producing snack peppers, both sweet and hot, with low seed count.

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Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts

Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China. (Image credit: Xinhua Wu/Science Advances)

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Ugens debat: Er brint den eneste løsning?

To danske forskere kommer i tidsskriftet Nature Energy med en række anbefalinger til kolleger inden for forskning i spaltning af vand. Ingeniørens omtale af artiklen blev ugens mest debatterede på ing.dk – og ikke alle så problemerne i brintproduktion på samme måde.

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Why Europe’s Far Right Is Targeting Gender Studies

When Federico Batini, an Italian academic, wanted to research classroom bullying, he distributed a questionnaire to 54 schools in central Italy. The survey was carried out in partnership with local education authorities and sought to explore the extent to which young people faced racial, homophobic, or gender-based discrimination from their peers. But instead of learning more about students’ expe

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We must transform our lives and values to save this burning planet | Susanna Rustin

In decades to come we must rethink our agriculture, our love of consumption and our short-termist priorities. It won’t be easy The case for action to tackle the climate emergency, on a scale far beyond anything that has yet been attempted, is increasingly widely understood. Almost three decades after the first UN climate treaty was agreed in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and despite the commitments thr

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Se handsken som ger robotar känsel

Dagens robotar brukar förlita sig på kameraögon när de ska greppa ett okänt föremål. De är ganska fumliga. En ny handske ska göra dem bättre på att känna igen saker med händerna.

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Lyssna: Så här låter musikaliska toner för en apa

Brus eller klara toner verkar kvitta för en apa. Hjärnan hos en makak reagerar ungefär likadant i båda fallen. Den mänskliga hjärnan är annorlunda – vilket forskare kopplar till vår unika förmåga att uppfatta musik och tal.

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This neural network detects whether faces have been Photoshopped

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China Innovation. New Technological Inventions And Advancement In China

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Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals…

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More electric cars means more mining, but recycling could help minimize the impact

The Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia is a critical source of lithium. (Diego Delso/) Some environmentalist often imagine a future where electric cars put oil companies out of business. Firms would stop injecting known carcinogens into the ground to break up the layer of hard, shale rock hiding stores of fuel, and they would no longer plumb the ocean depths for oil, letting sticky black goo leak into th

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Presynaptic NMDARs and astrocytes ally to control circuit-specific information flow [Commentaries]

The entorhinal cortex (EC) conveys spatial, limbic, and sensory information to the hippocampus, which performs critical brain functions, including learning and memory processes and spatial information coding. Axons from superficial [layer (L)2] EC neurons make excitatory synapses onto granule cells (GCs) of the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG), which prepare the…

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Organic interfaces enhance strontium content of marine barite [Commentaries]

The history of life and environmental change on Earth is told largely by physical and chemical indicators hosted within the sedimentary rock record. Barite (BaSO4) is one of the few minerals that is known to crystallize from seawater, and due to its relatively high chemical resiliency in nature, its trace…

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MZB1 folding and unfolding the role of IgA [Commentaries]

The immune system sustains a continuous dialogue with the endogenous microbial communities residing at the mucosal surfaces, mediated by many factors, including IgA, the most abundant antibody isotype. In PNAS, Xiong et al. (1) explore the role of a B cell-specific factor in regulation of IgA secretion in the gut….

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What do you think social media will look like in 2030?

Social media has done a lot of good in the world but there are still many groups of people that are unsatisfied with the experience of it. They're particularly unsatisfied with the experience of mainstream social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and its derivatives, YouTube and Reddit (yes, I do count Reddit in this group). How do you think this will evolve social media

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Would You use and Trust an AI Doctor?

You just woke up with a massive headache, fever, gut hurting that turns to vomiting and diarrhea, yeah! ​ If you could contact an AI doctor online and have your computer set up so it can take your blood pressure, temp, heart rate and collect your photo scan to see other symptoms that would be interpreted by an AI doctor would you use and trust it? ​ Could just be the flu, or food poisoning, appen

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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Biggest News From E3

Peter Rubin joins the show this week to tell us about the major announcements made at the videogame industry’s big conference.

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