Google publishes largest ever high-resolution map of brain connectivity

It’s a fruit fly brain, but it’s still impressive The new ‘connectome’ maps some 25,000 neurons in a fruit fly’s brain, a portion of which are shown here. By James Vincent  on January 22, 2020 11:06 am Scientists from Google and the Janelia Research Campus in Virginia have published the largest high-resolution map of brain connectivity in any animal, […]

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Meena is Google’s attempt at making true conversational AI

Conversational AI is a catch-all term for natural language models for artificial intelligence that can interpret human words, speak to people, or carry out tasks or computation with natural language. Written By: KHARI JOHNSON@KHARIJOHNSONJANUARY 28, 2020 1:47 PM But talk to any of the best-known AI assistants today — Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant — and […]

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Facebook’s AI Research Chief Talks AR Glasses, AI, And Machine Learning

Facebook AI Research chief AI scientist Yann LeCun believes augmented reality glasses are an ideal challenge for machine learning (ML) practitioners — a “killer app” — because they involve a confluence of unsolved problems. Perfect AR glasses will require the combination of conversational AI, computer vision, and other complex systems capable of operating with a […]

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Researchers built AI technology that uses algae to fight climate change, and they’re planning on releasing the design so anyone can build one

Daniel T. Allen  Dec 16, 2019, 4:39 PM Algae are thriving in waters in record numbers thanks to rising temperatures, and are creating dead zones where a lack of oxygen suffocates fish and other marine life below. But like plants, algae absorb carbon dioxide to grow. Researchers are betting this ancient microorganism could combat global warming by […]

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Powering All of America with Solar

Originally Published on Futurism by Victor Tangermann Solar U.S.A. Elon Musk is talking, again, about his idea to turn 10,000 square miles in the U.S. desert into a solar farm that can power the entire nation. In a Saturday Twitter reply to an article by Treehugger about Bill Gates questioning the efficiency of solar power, Musk fired back that “all you […]

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Scientists Found the Deepest Land on Earth Hiding Beneath Antarctica’s Ice

A new mapping effort revealed critical new details of Antarctica’s hidden land. Original Article Source: https://www.livescience.com/amp/new-anatarctica-map-climate-change.html The BedMachine map reveals ridges and valley’s beneath Antarctica’s ice. (Image credit: Mathieu Morlighem/UCI) A new map of the mountains, valleys and canyons hidden under Antarctica‘s ice has revealed the deepest land on Earth, and will help forecast future ice loss. […]

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Space Heater: Scientists Find New Way to Transfer Energy Through a Vacuum

Nanoscale experiments reveal that quantum effects can transmit heat between objects separated by empty space… By Charles Q. Choi on December 11, 2019 Space Heater: Scientists Find New Way to Transfer Energy Through a Vacuum. Artist’s impression of a virtual particle popping in and out of existence in a vacuum. Such quantum fluctuations are at […]

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Neurotechnological PsychoAnalytical Aids

Written By: Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory Human behavior is often explained in terms of unseen entities such as motivation, curiosity, anxiety and confidence. What has been unclear is whether these mental entities are coded by specific neurons in specific areas of the brain. Professor Adam Kepecs at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has answered some of […]

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Lambda Career Readiness

Outline of This Careers Post Click the following links to directly navigate to that section/heading of this post: Introduction to Careers and the Tech Financial Planning and Knowing Your Worth Team Dynamics and Feedback Portfolio and Artifacts *LinkedIn *Social Media in Tech *Networking *Sharing Your Story *Resumes and Cover Letters *Endorsement Expectations Presenting Your Work […]

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Coral-Tracking Satellites Monitor Reef Bleaching in Near-Real Time

The system is helping scientists in Hawaii monitor what could be the state’s most damaging ocean heat wave ever. Article Found On: Nature.comArticle Written By: Jeff Tollefson Hawaii’s coral reefs are in danger. A major marine heat wave that began in August is bleaching corals across the state, from the western shores of Kauai to […]

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