Tech

  1. neurons
    Artificial Intelligence

    An AI used art to control monkeys’ brain cells

    Art created by an artificial intelligence exacts unprecedented control over nerve cells tied to vision in monkey brains, and could lead to new neuroscience experiments.

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  2. ALMA telescope
    Astronomy

    How scientists took the first picture of a black hole

    Here’s how scientists connected eight observatories across the world to create one Earth-sized telescope in order to create an image of a black hole.

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  3. multiplication
    Math

    Mathematicians may have found the fastest way to multiply huge numbers

    A new theoretical method for multiplying enormous figures appears to achieve a speed first predicted decades ago.

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  4. person on dialysis
    Health & Medicine

    Blood vessels built from a patient’s cells could help people on dialysis

    Bioengineered blood vessels could provide a safer alternative than donor vessels or synthetic implants.

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  5. Tech

    Readers respond to classroom robots, soil erosion and more

    Readers had comments and questions about robots in classrooms, benzodiazepines and more.

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  6. robotic gripper grabbing an apple
    Tech

    An origami design helps this robot lift delicate and heavy cargo

    Fragile items, such as soft fruits, as well as heavier goods are in safe hands with a new robotic gripper.

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  7. Apple headquarters
    Science & Society

    Nine companies are steering the future of artificial intelligence

    In ‘The Big Nine,’ futurist Amy Webb explores the political and economic factors that are shaping artificial intelligence.

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  8. doctor carrying donor organ
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, doctors lamented a dearth of organ donors

    Fifty years ago, surgeons’ supply of heart donations was woefully low.

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  9. International Linear Collider
    Physics

    Japan puts plans for the world’s next big particle collider on hold

    The jury is still out on whether Japan will host the world’s first “Higgs factory” — the International Linear Collider.

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  10. nanosponge
    Health & Medicine

    Nanosponges sop up toxins and help repair tissues

    Nanoparticles coated with blood cell membranes can move through the body to clean up toxins or heal tissues — without instigating an immune reaction.

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  11. baby wearing wire sensors
    Health & Medicine

    Wireless patches can comfortably monitor sick babies’ health

    New skin sensors that wirelessly transmit health data could offer a less invasive way to keep tabs on newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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  12. data mining illustration
    Artificial Intelligence

    Why a data scientist warns against always trusting AI’s scientific discoveries

    Artificial intelligence that helps make scientific discoveries needs to get better at admitting its uncertainty, Genevera Allen says.

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