An alien machine already visited us, Harvard astrophysicist still contends

Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb says he has found good evidence for alien technology in the solar system, what could be called alien garbage, and that some other scientists don’t take his ideas seriously because of “groupthink.” In his new book “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), set to be […]

Machine learning could lop a year off technology design cycle — ScienceDaily

If everything moved 40,000 times faster, you could eat a fresh tomato three minutes after planting a seed. You could fly from New York to L.A. in half a second. And you’d have waited in line at airport security for that flight for 30 milliseconds. Thanks to machine learning, designing materials for new, advanced technologies […]

Machine learning improves particle accelerator diagnostics

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, a DOE User Facility, features a unique particle accelerator that nuclear physicists use to explore the heart of matter. Credit: DOE’s Jefferson Lab Operators of the primary particle accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility are getting a new tool to help them quickly […]

Researcher uses machine learning to demonstrate that DNA impacts cancer risk

Lifestyle, or put another way ‘bad habits’, is one of the textbook explanations for why some people are at higher risk for cancer. We often hear that smoking increases our risk of developing lung cancer or that a high-fat diet increases our risk of developing bowel cancer, but not all smokers get lung cancer and […]

Researchers invent an optical convolutional neural network accelerator for machine learning — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the George Washington University, together with researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the deep-tech venture startup Optelligence LLC, have developed an optical convolutional neural network accelerator capable of processing large amounts of information, on the order of petabytes, per second. This innovation, which harnesses the massive parallelism of light, heralds […]

Nazi ‘Enigma’ machine found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

Divers trying to remove old fishing nets from the Baltic sea have accidentally stumbled on a Nazi code-making machine.   The Enigma machine, as it’s called, looks a bit like a typewriter. In fact, the diver who found the device on the ocean floor initially thought that’s what the artifact was, according to AFP. But the […]

Unlocking the secrets of chemical bonding with machine learning — ScienceDaily

A new machine learning approach offers important insights into catalysis, a fundamental process that makes it possible to reduce the emission of toxic exhaust gases or produce essential materials like fabric. In a report published in Nature Communications, Hongliang Xin, associate professor of chemical engineering at Virginia Tech, and his team of researchers developed a […]

Unlocking the secrets of chemical bonding with machine learning

Image of the Bayeschem approach to unraveling the orbitalwise nature of chemical bonding at metal surfaces. Credit: Virginia Tech A new machine learning approach offers important insights into catalysis, a fundamental process that makes it possible to reduce the emission of toxic exhaust gases or produce essential materials like fabric. In a report published in […]

Divers find Nazis’ Enigma code machine in Baltic Sea

The legendary code machine was discovered during a search for abandoned fishing nets in the Bay of Gelting German divers who recently fished an Enigma encryption machine out of the Baltic Sea, used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II, handed their rare find over to a museum for restoration on […]

Using Machine Learning to Detect and Estimate Global Snowfall

Global snowfall measurement is important for hydrologic applications and to understand global energy and water cycles. Satellite-based observation from CloudSat radar has provided global snowfall estimates with relatively high quality. However, CloudSat has limited lifespan and a relatively poor temporal sampling, restricting its application for long-term snowfall monitoring. Using coincident observations between microwave […]