Predicting the Unique Shape of Craters on Asteroid (16) Psyche

Asteroid (16) Psyche, the objective of NASA’s Psyche mission to be launched in summer 2022, is likely to be a world completely different from any we explored. It may be essentially a naked planetesimal core (although with perhaps a veneer of mantle materials, see Elkins-Tanton et al. [2020]). What landforms are we going […]

Saving Lives by Predicting Dust Storms

Sometimes kilometers wide and thousands of meters tall, dust storms look like massive, advancing walls of airborne dirt. They’re so thick and form so quickly that they can cut visibility to zero in under a minute. When dust storms strike highways, they make safe driving nearly impossible. These storms can even transport infectious […]

DeepMind solves 50-year-old challenge in predicting protein folding

Image credit: Science Photo Library/Getty Images This week, the artificial intelligence (AI) program, AlphaFold, developed by Google’s DeepMind, has solved a decades-old problem in biology: determining a protein’s 3D structure based only on its amino acid sequence. The results were announced at the 14th Community Wide Experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein […]

Predicting preterm births — ScienceDaily

Predicting preterm birth can be difficult, especially for women who have not given birth. It has long been known that the best predictor of preterm birth is someone who has had a prior preterm birth; however, this information is helpful only in second and subsequent pregnancies. For women in their first pregnancy, it is a […]

Predicting colorectal cancer risk among average risk persons

IMAGE: Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine research scientists led by Thomas Imperiale, M.D., have developed and tested one of the first U.S.-based models to predict personal risk for… view more  Credit: Regenstrief Institute INDIANAPOLIS – Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine research scientists have developed and tested one of the first […]

Predicting the Next Big Frost Quake

A loud bang startled residents on the outskirts of the city of Oulu, Finland, on the evening of 6 January 2016, immediately followed by tremors that created large cracks in a nearby road and building. A research station 14 kilometers away recorded seismic events that indicated a small earthquake near Earth’s surface—an unusual […]