News 2017  

December 31, 2017

Optimized Virtual Screening Workflow. Towards Target-Based Polynomial Scoring Functions for HIV-1 Protease. CCHTS   


December 22, 2017

Will artificial intelligence become conscious? Kurzweilai.net  


December 21, 2017    

This week in science: 15 December-21 December 2017. Source: nature.com       


December 18, 2017

How to program DNA like we do computers. Kurzweilai.net  


December 14, 2017

This week in science: 8 December-14 December 2017. Source: nature.com    


December 11, 2017

AlphaZero’s ‘alien’ superhuman-level program masters chess in 24 hours with no domain knowledge. Kurzweilai.net  


December 7, 2017

This week in science: 1 December-7 December 2017. Source: nature.com    


December 6, 2017

New technology allows robots to visualize their own future. Kurzweilai.net  


November 30, 2017

This week in science: 24 November-30 November 2017. Source: nature.com    


November 26, 2017

Space dust may transport life between worlds. Kurzweilai.net  


November 24, 2017

Using microrobots to diagnose and treat illness in remote areas of the body. Kurzweilai.net  


November 23, 2017

This week in science: 17 November-23 November 2017. Source: nature.com    

Take a fantastic 3D voyage through the brain with immersive VR system. Kurzweilai.net  


November 18, 2017

Disturbing video depicts near-future ubiquitous lethal autonomous weapons. Kurzweilai.net  


November 17, 2017

How to open the blood-brain-barrier with precision for safer drug delivery. Kurzweilai.net  


November 16, 2017

This week in science: 10 November-16 November 2017. Source: nature.com    


November 15, 2017

Nearly every job is becoming more digital — Brookings study. Kurzweilai.net  


November 13, 2017

Mapping connections of single neurons using a holographic light beam. Kurzweilai.net  


November 9, 2017

This week in science: 3 November-9 November 2017. Source: nature.com    


November 8, 2017

New silicon ‘Neuropixels’ probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously. Kurzweilai.net  


November 6, 2017

Scientists decipher mechanisms in cells for extending human longevity. Kurzweilai.net    


November 2, 2017

This week in science: 27 October-2 November 2017. Source: nature.com    


November 1, 2017

Daydreaming means you’re smart and creative. Kurzweilai.net  


October 30, 2017

A tool to debug ‘black box’ deep-learning neural networks. Kurzweilai.net  


October 27, 2017

Researchers watch video images people are seeing, decoded from their fMRI brain scans in near-real-time. Source: Kurzweilai.net        


October 26, 2017

This week in science: 20 October-26 October 2017. Source: nature.com    


October 25, 2017

IBM scientists say radical new ‘in-memory’ computing architecture will speed up computers by 200 times. Source: Kurzweilai.net        


October 19, 2017

This week in science: 13 October-19 October 2017. Source: nature.com  


October 18, 2017       

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Supervised machine learning techniques to predict binding affinity. A study for cyclin-dependent kinase 2: 18 October 2017. Source: BBRC  

AlphaGo Zero trains itself to be most powerful Go player in the world. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

Leading brain-training game improves memory and attention better than competing method. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


October 16, 2017

Scientists report first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars. Source: Kurzweilai.net        


October 13, 2017

Ray Kurzweil + Peter Diamandis: Disruptive Technologies, Mind-Boggling Predictions, and ‘Dangerous Ideas’. Source: Kurzweilai.net        


October 12, 2017

This week in science: 6 October-12 October 2017. Source: nature.com    


October 11, 2017

Controlled by a synthetic gene circuit, self-assembling bacteria build working electronic sensors. Source: Kurzweilai.net        


October 5, 2017

This week in science: 29 September-5 October 2017. Source: nature.com    


October 2, 2017

Ray Kurzweil on The Age of Spiritual Machines: A 1999 TV interview. Source: Kurzweilai.net        


September 29, 2017

Why futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about technology stealing your job — Fortune. Source: Kurzweilai.net        

Intel’s new ‘Loihi’ chip mimics neurons and synapses in the human brain. Source: Kurzweilai.net        


September 28, 2017

This week in science: 22 September-28 September 2017. Source: nature.com    


September 27, 2017

Human vs. deep-neural-network performance in object recognition. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


September 21, 2017

This week in science: 15 September-21 September 2017. Source: nature.com    


September 20, 2017

Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots. Source: Kurzweilai.net     


September 14, 2017

This week in science: 8 September-14 September 2017. Source: nature.com    


September 15, 2017

Walking DNA nanorobot could deliver a drug to a precise location in your body. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


September 7, 2017

This week in science: 1 September-7 September 2017. Source: nature.com    


September 3, 2017

Leading AI country will be ‘ruler of the world,’ says Putin. Source: Kurzweilai.net     


September 1, 2017

A single-molecule room-temperature transistor made from 14 atoms. Source: Kurzweilai.net     


August 31, 2017

This week in science: 25 August-31 August 2017. Source: nature.com    


August 30, 2017

Astronomers detect 15 high-frequency ‘fast radio bursts’ from distant galaxy. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


August 29, 2017

Will AI enable the third stage of life? Source: Kurzweilai.net      


August 25, 2017

How to design a custom robot in minutes without being a roboticist. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


August 24, 2017

This week in science: 18 August-24 August 2017. Source: nature.com    


August 21, 2017

A breakthrough new method for 3D-printing living tissues. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


August 17, 2017

This week in science: 11 August-17 August 2017. Source: nature.com  


August 10, 2017

This week in science: 4 August-10 August 2017. Source: nature.com  


August 4, 2017

How to turn a crystal into an erasable electrical circuit. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


August 3, 2017

This week in science: 28 July-3 August 2017. Source: nature.com  


August 2, 2017

Saturn moon Titan has chemical that could form bio-like ‘membranes’ says NASA. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


July 28, 2017

A living programmable biocomputing device based on RNA. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


July 27, 2017

This week in science: 21 July-27 July 2017. Source: nature.com  


July 24, 2017

How to run faster, smarter AI apps on smartphones. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


July 21, 2017

Supersapiens, the Rise of the Mind. Source: Kurzweilai.net    

Is anyone home? A way to find out if AI has become self-aware. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


July 20, 2017

This week in science: 14 July-20 July 2017. Source: nature.com  


July 17, 2017

Drinking coffee associated with lower risk of death from all causes, study finds. Source: Kurzweilai.net    

Neural stem cells steered by electric fields can repair brain damage. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


July 14, 2017

Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


Understanding the Structural Basis for Inhibition of Cyclin-Dependent Kinases. New Pieces in the Molecular Puzzle. Source: Bentham Science    


July 13, 2017


This week in science: 7 July-13 July 2017. Source: nature.com   


July 12, 2017

Scientists Used CRISPR to Put a GIF Inside a Living Organism’s DNA. Source: MIT Technology Review   


July 11, 2017

Can a new airship unlock the Amazon? Source: BBC - Future  


July 7, 2017

AI transforms science. Source: Science   


July 6, 2017

This week in science: 30 June-6 July 2017. Source: nature.com   


July 5, 2017

Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting damaged neurons. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


June 30, 2017

‘Mind reading’ technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


June 29, 2017

This week in science: 23 June-29 June 2017. Source: nature.com   


June 28, 2017

How to capture videos of brains in real time. Source: Kurzweilai.net


June 22, 2017

This week in science: 16 June-22 June 2017. Source: nature.com   


June 19, 2017

Crystal ‘domain walls’ may lead to tinier electronic devices. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


June 16, 2017

New chemical method could revolutionize graphene use in electronics. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


June 15, 2017

This week in science: 9 June-15 June 2017. Source: nature.com   

Graphene-based computer would be 1,000 times faster than silicon-based, use 100th the power. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


June 14, 2017

High-speed light-based systems could replace supercomputers for certain ‘deep learning’ calculations. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


June 8, 2017

This week in science: 2 June-8 June 2017. Source: nature.com   


June 5, 2017

How to design and build your own robot. Source: Kurzweilai.net 


June 1, 2017

This week in science: 26 May-1 June 2017. Source: nature.com   


May 31, 2017

Common antioxidant could slow symptoms of aging in human skin. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


New antibiotic could eliminate the global threat of antibiotic-resistant infections. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


May 25, 2017

This week in science: 19 May-25 May 2017. Source: nature.com   


May 22, 2017

When AI improves human performance instead of taking over. Source: Kurzweilai.net


May 18, 2017

This week in science: 12 May-18 May 2017. Source: nature.com   


May 11, 2017

This week in science: 5 May-11 May 2017. Source: nature.com   

Humanity must populate a new planet within 100 years, warns Stephen Hawking, PhD. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


May 10, 2017

A deep-learning tool that lets you clone an artistic style onto a photo. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


May 5, 2017

Deep learning-based bionic hand grasps objects automatically. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


May 4, 2017

This week in science: 28 April-4 May 2017. Source: nature.com   


May 3, 2017

New nuclear magnetic resonance technique offers ‘molecular window’ for live disease diagnosis. Source: Kurzweilai.net 


April 27, 2017

This week in science: 21 April-27 April 2017. Source: nature.com   


April 26, 2017

AI will upload and access our memories, predicts Siri co-inventor. Source: Kurzweilai.net   

Quadriplegia patient uses brain-computer interface to move his arm by just thinking. Source: Kurzweilai.net 


April 24, 2017

The first 2D microprocessor — based on a layer of just 3 atoms. Source: Kurzweilai.net 


April 21, 2017

‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University. Source: Kurzweilai.net 


April 20, 2017

This week in science: 14 April-20 April 2017. Source: nature.com   


April 19, 2017

What if you could type directly from your brain at 100 words per minute? Source: Kurzweilai.net  


April 18, 2017

 

Neuron-recording nanowires could help screen drugs for neurological diseases. Source: Kurzweilai.net 


April 16, 2017

Could there be life below Saturn’s moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s moon Europa?Source: Kurzweilai.net  


April 13, 2017

This week in science: 7 April-13 April 2017. Source: nature.com   


April 12, 2017

Graphene-oxide sieve turns seawater into drinking water. Source: Kurzweilai.net   

Nanopores map small changes in DNA for early cancer detection. Source: Kurzweilai.net   

Glowing nanoparticles open new window for live optical biological imaging. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


April 10, 2017

Alpha Go to take on world’s number one Go player in China. Source: Kurzweilai.net   

Carnegie Mellon University AI beats top Chinese poker players. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


April 6, 2017

This week in science: 31 March-6 April 2017. Source: nature.com   

Astronomers detect atmosphere around Earth-like planet. Source: Kurzweilai.net   

Neural probes for the spinal cord. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


April 5, 2017

Silicon Valley’s quest to live forever. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


April 4, 2017

National Geographic | Beyond Human: how humans are shaping our own evolution. Source: Kurzweil    


March 31, 2017

This advance could finally make graphene-based semiconductor chips feasible. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


March 30, 2017

This week in science: 24 March-30 March 2017. Source: nature.com   


March 29, 2017

Graphene-based neural probe detects brain activity at high resolution and signal quality. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

Global night-time lights provide unfiltered data on human activities and socio-economic factors. Source: Kurzweilai.net    


March 27, 2017

Travelers to Mars risk leukemia cancer, weakened immune function from radiation, NASA-funded study finds. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


March 26, 2017

Scientists reverse aging in mice by repairing damaged DNA. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


March 24th, 2017

Mayo Clinic discovers high-intensity aerobic training can reverse aging. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


March 23, 2017

This week in science: 17 March-23 March 2017. Source: nature.com   

Systematic drug repositioning through mining adverse event data in ClinicalTrials.gov. Source: PeerJ   


March 22, 2017

Do-it-yourself robotics kit gives science, tech, engineering, math students tools to automate biology and chemistry experiments. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error. Source: BBC   


March 20th, 2017

Graphene sheets allow for very-low-cost diagnostic devices. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


March 18, 2017

Buzz Aldrin takes you to Mars in VR. Source: BBC  


March 17, 2017

Space X plans global space internet. Source: Kurzweilai.net 

The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand it. Source: Kurzweilai.net 


March 16, 2017

First nanoengineered retinal implant could help the blind regain functional vision. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

Transcranial alternating current stimulation used to boost working memory. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

This week in science: 10 March-16 March 2017. Source: nature.com   


March 14, 2017

Future ‘lightwave’ computers could run 100,000 times faster. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


March 10, 2017

Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

A biocompatible stretchable material for brain implants and ‘electronic skin’. Source: Kurzweilai.net   

Engineers shrink atomic-force microscope to dime-sized device. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


March 9, 2017

IBM-led international research team stores one bit of data on a single atom. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

This week in science: 3 March-9 March 2017. Source: nature.com   

Preparing for our posthuman future of artificial intelligence. Source: Kurzweilai.net   


March 8, 2017 

The quest to crystallize time. Source: nature.com     


March 7, 2017

How to control robots with your mind. Source: Kurzweilai.net      


March 3, 2017

Should we use CRISPR to domesticate wild plants, creating ‘biologically inspired organisms’? Source: Kurzweilai.net  


March 3, 2017    

Programmable shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


March 2, 2017         

This week in science: 24 February-2 March 2017. Source: nature.com   


February 27, 2017       

Neural networks promise sharpest-ever telescope images. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


February 24, 2017    

An ultra-low-power artificial synapse for neural-network computing. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

Why you should eat 10 portions of fruit or vegetables a day. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


February 23, 2017    

This week in science: 17 February-23 February 2017. Source: nature.com    


February 21, 2017   

NASA announces Wed. news conference on ‘discovery beyond our solar system’. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


February 17, 2017  

Manipulating silicon atoms to create future ultra-fast, ultra-low-power chip technology. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


February 16, 2017 

This week in science: 10 February-16 February 2017. Source: nature.com   


February 14, 2017

How to build your own bio-bot. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


February 9, 2017

This week in science: 3 February-9 February 2017. Source: nature.com    


February 8, 2017

New machine-learning algorithms may revolutionize drug discovery — and our understanding of life. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


February 3, 2017

Beneficial AI conference develops ‘Asilomar AI principles’ to guide future AI research. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


February 2, 2017

Brain-computer interface enables completely locked-in patients to communicate for the first time. Source: Kurzweilai.net  

This week in science: 27 January-2 February 2017. Source: nature.com    


January 31, 2017

Carnegie Mellon AI beats top poker pros — a first. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 31, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers find mentally stimulating activities after age 70 associated with lower new cognitive-impairment risk. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 27, 2017

Scientists discover precise DNA sequence code critical for turning genes on. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 26, 2017

This week in science: 20 January-26 January 2017. Source: nature.com    


January 25, 2017

A deep learning algorithm outperforms some board-certified dermatologists in diagnosis of skin cancer. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 20, 2017   

AI system performs better than 75 percent of American adults on standard visual intelligence test. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 20, 2017

A ‘smart’ patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 19, 2017

This week in science: 13 January-19 January 2017. Source: nature.com    


January 13, 2017

Intricate microdevices that can be safely implanted. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 12, 2017

SAnDReS 1.0.2 is now available. Source: sandres.net     

This week in science: 6 January-12 January 2017. Source: nature.com    


January 6, 2017

A transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 6, 2017

MIT researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known. Source: Kurzweilai.net  


January 5, 2017                     

This week in science: 23 December 2016-5 January 2017. Source: nature.com