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Saturday, 18 April 2015
Artificial intelligence research using neural networks has taken off, with a $400-million boost from Google, in part thanks to Canadian Geoffrey Hinton. Three summers ago, at the age of 64, Geoffrey...
Saturday, 18 April 2015
In 1% Skepticism, I suggest that it's reasonable to have about a 1% credence that some radically skeptical scenario holds (e.g., this is a dream or we're in a short-term sim), sometimes making...
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals' physiology and...
Friday, 17 April 2015
Your bones are savvy. They are light yet strong and they repair themselves when they break. What’s more – although you can’t tell – your bones continually renew themselves, replacing old bone for new...
Friday, 17 April 2015
Researchers from Heidelberg and Vienna investigate statistical description of quantum systems. A cloud of quantum particles can have several temperatures at once, as demonstrated in experiments...
Friday, 17 April 2015
The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the...

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An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal, published in Acta Astronautica, combines...