Tuesday, 12 November 2019

With no laws to stop them, defense firms are on track to make killer robots a reality

With no laws to stop them, defense firms are on track to make killer robots a reality

Such weapons “violate fundamental legal and ethical principles and would destabilize international peace and security,” says a Dutch NGO.

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DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new dru

DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new dru

Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new drugs and a guide to searches for extraterrestrial biology.

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Scientists discover mood-altering brain receptor

Scientists discover mood-altering brain receptor

A brain receptor believed to be linked to negative moods has been discovered in a part of the brain that contributes to pain. The paper is published in Science.

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List of Famous Atheists in Physics

List of Famous Atheists in Physics

This is the second post from a series of three articles in which religious views of well-known scientists will be listed. The other two posts, you may guess, will celebrate believers and agnostics in the field of physics. You ready for this?

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Cornish homes take part in trial to supply clean power to grid

Cornish homes take part in trial to supply clean power to grid

Hundreds of homes and businesses in Cornwall have started selling electricity to their local energy network and the national energy system in a pioneering move. The trial is the first time that traditional energy users – such as homes, hotels and businesses – have acted as suppliers in a microcosm of a full energy system.

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There’s Growing Evidence That the Universe Is Connected by Giant Structures

There’s Growing Evidence That the Universe Is Connected by Giant Structures

Scientists are finding that galaxies can move with each other across huge distances, and against the predictions of basic cosmological models. The reason why could change everything we think we know about the universe.

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Does AI Have a Place in Medicine?

Does AI Have a Place in Medicine?

Is there a place for artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of medicine? Will doctors one day be replaced by robots? The answers are “yes” and “no,” respectively. AI—the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior—is poised to transform the practice of medicine as we know it. But it is a complementary technology, designed to enhance the performance of humans—including physicians, nurses and medical researchers—in doing their jobs.

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