SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
"AI BRAIN SCANS" REVEAL HOW SYNTHETIC INTELLIGENCE THINK
Graphcore has produce a series of images that show what it looks like when its development chip runs various AI software, such as Microsoft Research's ResNet-34 architecture. Looking at these images is similar to looking at a scan from a brain to see how it works as both processes involve connections between different parts of a system.
SEE WHAT PAST GENERATIONS THOUGHT TODAY'S CITIES WOULD LOOK LIKE
These images depict how people in the past expected Los Angeles and other cities to look in the future, with some envisioning sunken roads and others predicting towering skyscrapers. While some predictions aren't too far off, others illustrate worlds that look very different from the ones we currently inhabit.
CASPIAN SEA: LARGEST INLAND BODY OF WATER
The Caspian Sea is the Earth's largest inland body of water. It lies at the junction of Europe and Asia, with the Caucasus Mountains to the west and the steppes of Central Asia to the east.
COULD A SPACECRAFT FLY TO THE SUN?
Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, the red planet Mars and even distant interstellar space, but could we send a spaceship to the scorching sun?
The answer is yes, and it's happening soon.
In 2018, NASA plans to launch the Solar Probe Plus mission to the sun.
MIT'S SUPER-THIN WIRES ARE LEADING TO A NEW AGE IN BRAIN IMPLANTS
Researchers have developed fibers roughly 200 micrometers across that mimic the flexibility of brain tissue and can be used to manipulate electrical, chemical, or optical signals. Previous devices were specialized, so these small, all-in-one fibers could allow us to do more in neuroscience research, which could lead to breakthroughs in medical treatments and BCIs.
TWO NEW NASA INSTITUTES WILL PREPARE US TO LIVE AWAY FROM EARTH
NASA has decided to fund two Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) to help prepare humanity to colonize other parts of the universe. Experts like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking agree that humanity must venture to live outside of our planet.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND FIRST EVIDENCE FOR JULIUS CAESAR'S INVASION OF BRITAIN
The first Roman invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar in 55BC is a historical fact, with vivid accounts passed down by Tacitus, Cicero and Caesar himself.
SEA ICE HITS RECORD LOWS AT BOTH POLES
Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another
winter heat wave
stunted sea ice growth over the weekend.
NEW MATERIALS CONDUCT ELECTRICITY AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
Researchers have developed two-dimensional material with breakthrough electric and magnetic properties. These have the potential to make quantum computers work in more regular conditions.
GRUESOME WASP NAMED AFTER SHAPE-SHIFTING 'STAR TREK' CHARACTER
A group of wasps with a gruesome lifestyle has just gained 15 new members. Like their kin, the newbies make a habit of laying their eggs in developing insects.