SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
NOW THAT SCIENTISTS CAN READ THE HUMAN GENOME, THEY WANT TO WRITE ONE
Synthetic DNA could help you live a longer, healthier life.
WORLD'S OLDEST FOSSILS POSSIBLY UNCOVERED IN CANADA
Ancient traces of microbial life that are between 3.77 billion and 4.29 billion years old might have been unearthed in a rocky outcropping in Canada, a new study suggests.
IT'S OFFICIAL. COOLING TO ABSOLUTE ZERO IS MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE
Scientists have proven the third law of thermodynamics. Proving this law true will help many areas of science, including quantum computing.
A SCIENTIST IS 3D PRINTING BLOOD VESSELS FOR SICK CHILDREN
Scientists are developing flexible materials to 3D print blood vessels for treating vascular defects in children. The team has been awarded a grant totaling $211,000 from the NIH for their cause.
GHOSTLY BLUE GLOW IN TASMANIA BAY MAY SIGNAL TROUBLE
An ethereal blue light riding the waves along a beach in Tasmania may be enchanting, but it's actually a signal that the bay may be in danger.
FACTS ABOUT BROMINE
Smelly element No. 35, bromine, is a fairly abundant element but has a rare property: it is the only nonmetal to exist in liquid form at room temperature, and one of only two elements (the other being mercury) that is liquid at room temperature and pressure.
'GILDED LADY' AND OTHER EXQUISITE MUMMIES ON DISPLAY IN NYC
An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair at "Mummies," an exhibit opening Monday (March 20) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.
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.
FACTS ABOUT GROUNDHOGS
Groundhogs, also called woodchucks, are large rodents. They are also one of the 14 species of marmot, or ground squirrels.
"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.