AI now surpasses humans in almost all performance benchmarks

Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has released the seventh annual issue of its comprehensive AI Index report, written by an interdisciplinary team of academic and industrial experts.Continue ReadingCategor… Continue reading AI now surpasses humans in almost all performance benchmarks

Farewell Atlas, you running, spinning, backflipping robot marvel

After almost 10 years of often-jaw-dropping achievements, Boston Dynamics has said farewell to Atlas, the world’s most dynamic – and groundbreaking – humanoid robot.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Boston Dynamics, Humanoid, Robots… Continue reading Farewell Atlas, you running, spinning, backflipping robot marvel

Junk food damages growing brains so severely it affects long-term memory

Eating a fatty, sugary Western diet (read: junk food) during the crucial years of brain development impairs memory long-term, new research has found. Caused by a reduction in a neurotransmitter associated with Alzheimer’s disease, the memory impairment… Continue reading Junk food damages growing brains so severely it affects long-term memory

Free software lets you design and test warp drives with real physics

Warp drives are among the more plausible of science fiction concepts, at least from a mathematical perspective. Now, Applied Physics, a multidisciplinary group of international scientists and engineers, has launched Warp Factory, open-source software t… Continue reading Free software lets you design and test warp drives with real physics

New flu drug aims to keep you in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ of lung inflammation

If you’ve ever caught the flu, you’ve more than likely been infected with the Influenza A virus (IAV). Compared to the Influenza B virus, infection with the A type often produces more severe symptoms. But, while many of us have experienced the fever an… Continue reading New flu drug aims to keep you in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ of lung inflammation

New flu drug aims to keep you in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ of lung inflammation

If you’ve ever caught the flu, you’ve more than likely been infected with the Influenza A virus (IAV). Compared to the Influenza B virus, infection with the A type often produces more severe symptoms. But, while many of us have experienced the fever an… Continue reading New flu drug aims to keep you in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ of lung inflammation

Sleep apnea: Mouthguards less invasive, just as effective as CPAP

Obstructive sleep apnea can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, so a new study examined which sleep apnea treatments – a CPAP machine or a mouthguard that keeps the airways open – was more effective at lowering blood pressure.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Sleep apnea: Mouthguards less invasive, just as effective as CPAP

Sleep apnea: Mouthguards less invasive, just as effective as CPAP

Obstructive sleep apnea can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, so a new study examined which sleep apnea treatments – a CPAP machine or a mouthguard that keeps the airways open – was more effective at lowering blood pressure.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Sleep apnea: Mouthguards less invasive, just as effective as CPAP

Gallery: 50 new marine species found, including this unimpressed sea toad

An expedition to underwater mountains off the coast of Chile has led to the discovery of 160 species not known to live in the region, at least 50 of which are new to science. The information will inform marine protection strategies for important biodiv… Continue reading Gallery: 50 new marine species found, including this unimpressed sea toad