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May 28, 2015

MIT Cheetah Bot Can Now Jump Over Obstacles on its Own




 Robotics
It is a literal a leap for robotic development: researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles while running — making this the first four-legged robot to do so.

Are You Ready To Have A Conversation With Your Computer?



Are You Ready To Have A Conversation With Your Computer?

 Artificial Intelligence
IBM's Watson artificial intelligence system is now dramatically better at understanding human conversations thanks to a newly developed deep learning algorithm.

Reading Brains To Find Out Your Next Move




 Neuroscience
Researchers have mapped a specific neural pathway to figure out if it is the location of the mechanism that enables animals to code their plan to get from one place to another. Their study confirms the medial prefrontal cortex via a thalamic nucleus to the hippocampus, is that this pathway.

May 26, 2015

Scientists Reverse Aging in Human Cell Lines



Scientists Reverse Aging in Human Cell Lines

 Aging
Scientists have effectively reversed aging in human cell lines. They found that, contrary to the mitochondrial theory of aging, epigenetic regulation controls age-associated defects.

How Human-Computer Interfaces Are Already Improving Human Life



How Human-Computer Interfaces Are Already Improving Human Life


 Gadgets
Human-computer interfaces, in the form of wearable tech and assistance for the disabled especially, are already improving everyday life. Here are a few examples.

May 25, 2015

Robots Learn on Their Own Through Trial and Error



Robots Learn on Their Own Through Trial and Error

 Artificial Intelligence
Robotics researchers have engineered new algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks by trial and error, using a process that more closely approximates the way people learn.

May 24, 2015

The Science Behind Young Drivers



The Science Behind Young Drivers

 Automotive
The poor driving habits of young drivers may be more about brain development than actual experience, according to new research.

May 23, 2015

Infections Found To Affect IQ



Infections Found To Affect IQ

 Intelligence
New research shows that infections can impair cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition.

May 21, 2015

5 Things You Didn’t Know There Was an App For



5 Things You Didn’t Know There Was an App For

 Apps
Finding an app for your mobile device is still a surprising activity sometimes as this list of not-so mainstream apps demonstrates.  From fishing to starting your car, there are many things you didn't know your smartphone is capable of.

May 20, 2015

Black Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Reaches New Highs



Black Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Reaches New Highs

 Solar Energy
Researchers have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1 percent efficiency on nanostructured silicon solar cells. The achievement is almost a four percent absolute increase to their previous record.

Need Help Troubleshooting Your iPhone?



iPhone Troubleshooting

 Gadgets
Do you have issues with your iPhone, MacBook or iPad? If so, this quick troubleshooting infographic could be exactly what you need. 

Brain Area Identified That Integrates Speech’s Rhythms



Brain Area Identified That Integrates Speech’s Rhythms

 Neuroscience
Scientists have found an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech. The new study advances our understanding of how people make sense of spoken language.