Scientists create new robots that can follow spoken instructions

Scientists create new robots that can follow spoken instructions

Scientists create new robots that can follow spoken instructions Scientists have developed robots that can follow spoken instructions. “The issue we’re addressing is language grounding, which means having a robot take natural language commands and generate behaviours that successfully complete a task,” said Dilip Arumugam, from Brown University in the US. Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed robots that can follow spoken instructions, an advance that may make it easier for people to interact with automated machines at home and workplaces. “The issue we’re addressing is language grounding, which…

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Scientists create a 3D-printed, full-sized human heart

Scientists create a 3D-printed, full-sized human heart

Scientists create a 3D-printed, full-sized human heart Scientists have developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart that closely resembles and functions like the human organ, and could help save lives of people who suffer from cardiac failure. The well-functioning artificial heart is a real necessity, researchers said. Scientists have developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart that closely resembles and functions like the human organ, and could help save lives of people who suffer from cardiac failure. The well-functioning artificial heart is a real necessity, researchers said. About 26 million people worldwide suffer…

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Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government

Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government

Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government Romanian scientists are engaged in a battle with their government about an alleged power grab that they say will lead to the diversion of research money to government cronies and will isolate Romania’s small scientific community just as it was beginning to nurture connections to the rest of the world. Research minister Șerban Valeca, an engineer appointed by the new social-democratic government in January, has dismissed almost the entire membership of four councils that provide advice on funding policy, research…

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Planet is ‘hotter than most stars’

Planet is 'hotter than most stars'

Planet is ‘hotter than most stars’   Scientists have found a hellish world where the “surface” of the planet is over 4,000C – almost as hot as our Sun. In part, that’s because KELT-9b’s host star is itself very hot, but also because this alien world resides so close to the furnace. KELT-9b takes just two days to complete one orbit of the star. Being so close means the planet cannot exist for very long – the gases in its atmosphere are being blasted with radiation and lost to space.…

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Scientists Have Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists Have Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists Have Just Discovered a New State of Matter Scientists : Researchers have just discovered evidence of a mysterious new state of matter in a real material. The state is known as ‘quantum spin liquid’ and it causes electrons – one of the fundamental, indivisible building blocks of matter – to break down into smaller quasiparticles. Scientists had first predicted the existence of this state of matter in certain magnetic materials 40 years ago, but despite multiple hints of its existence, they’ve never been able to detect evidence of it…

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Scientists discover a sixth sense on the tongue—for water

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Scientists discover a sixth sense on the tongue—for water Scientists : Viewed under a microscope, your tongue is an alien landscape, studded by fringed and bumpy buds that sense five basic tastes: salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami. But mammalian taste buds may have an additional sixth sense—for water, a new study suggests. The finding could help explain how animals can tell water from other fluids, and it adds new fodder to a centuries-old debate: Does water have a taste of its own, or is it a mere vehicle for…

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Scientists imbue robots with curiosity

Scientists imbue robots with curiosity

Scientists imbue robots with curiosity Scientists : In a twist on artificial intelligence (AI), computer scientists have programmed machines to be curious—to explore their surroundings on their own and learn for the sake of learning. The new approach could allow robots to learn even faster than they can now. Someday they might even surpass human scientists in forming hypotheses and pushing the frontiers of what’s known. “Developing curiosity is a problem that’s core to intelligence,” says George Konidaris, a computer scientist who runs the Intelligent Robot Lab at Brown University…

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Citizen scientists join the search for Planet 9

Citizen scientists join the search for Planet 9

Citizen scientists join the search for Planet 9   Astronomers want you in on the search for the solar system’s ninth planet. In the online citizen science project Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, space lovers can flip through space images and search for this potential planet as well as other far-off worlds awaiting discovery. The images, taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite, offer a peak at a vast region of uncharted territory at the far fringes of the solar system and beyond. One area of interest is a ring…

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Scientists Have Stored a Movie, a Computer OS, and an Amazon Gift Card in a Single Speck of DNA


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Scientists Have Stored a Movie, a Computer OS, and an Amazon Gift Card in a Single Speck of DNA
 Scientists have developed what they claim is the most efficient data storage technique ever, with a new DNA-encoding method that approaches the theoretical maximum for information stored per nucleotide. Using an algorithm called DNA Fountain, the researchers squeezed six files into a single speck of DNA – including a short film, an entire computer OS, and an Amazon gift card – but that’s just for starters. The team says the same…

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Stanford Scientists Observe Man Travel ‘Outside His Body’ & Into Space – What He Saw Was Remarkable

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Stanford Scientists Observe Man Travel ‘Outside His Body’ & Into Space – What He Saw Was Remarkable It was more than four decades ago when NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft was launched into space. For the first time ever, our world was able to witness the very first spacecraft to fly directly through the asteroid belt and make observations of Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system. Before this happened, the CIA and NSA, in conjunction with Stanford University, were involved in what was called “Remote Viewing.” Remote viewing can be…

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Scientists turn SPINACH LEAVES into working human heart tissue

Scientists turn SPINACH LEAVES into working human heart tissue

Scientists turn SPINACH LEAVES into working human heart tissue Researchers have turned a spinach leaf into working heart tissue. Scientists : The breakthrough could be revolutionary as scientists appear to have found a way to solve the problem of recreating the tiny, networks of blood vessels that branch throughout human tissue. Up until this point, scientists had tried to use 3D-printing to recreate such delicate and intricate networks, but the technique was unsuccessful.     In this sequence, a spinach leaf is stripped of its plant cells, a process called decellularization,…

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Scientists want to CLONE Leonardo da Vinci

Scientists want to CLONE Leonardo da Vinci

Scientists want to CLONE Leonardo da Vinci Scientists : A great ethical debate surrounds the possibility of giving life through cloning techniques to historical characters. While some claim that it cannot be ethical in any way to artificially reproduce human life, others believe that the possibility of bringing back great minds from the past could help solve many of the problems that plague humanity today. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is considered one…

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BREAKING 2017 SCIENTISTS CONFIRMS ‘Baltic Sea Anomaly’ a crashed UFO

BREAKING 2017 SCIENTISTS CONFIRMS ‘Baltic Sea Anomaly’ a crashed UFO

 BREAKING 2017 SCIENTISTS CONFIRMS ‘Baltic Sea Anomaly’ a crashed UFO BREAKING : UFO conspiracy theories argue that evidence of unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrial visitors is being suppressed by various governments, and politicians in every country, most notably the officials of Washington DC. Such conspiracy theories commonly argue that Earth governments, especially the Government of the United States, are in communication and/or cooperation with extraterrestrials despite public claims to the contrary, and further that some of these theories claim that the governments are explicitly allowing alien abduction. Various UFO conspiracy…

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Scientists say signals from certain stars are “probably aliens”

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Scientists say signals from certain stars are “probably aliens” Scientists writing in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific have found unusual signals emanating from a group of stars that are “signals probably from extraterrestrial intelligence.” The signals “have exactly the shape of a signal predicted in the previous publication and are therefore in agreement with this [extraterrestrial intelligence] hypothesis.” Their paper, “Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars,” details their hypothesis that these signals indicate some sort of alien intelligence.…

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Catastrophic space junk collision ‘inevitable’ without action, scientists warn

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Catastrophic space junk collision ‘inevitable’ without action, scientists warn Satellites like the International Space Station could be at risk unless scientists take urgent action.(Supplied: NASA) A catastrophic space junk collision that would render the upper reaches of the atmosphere unusable is not a matter of if, but when, space environment experts have warned. Space Environment Research Centre CEO Ben Greene said a lack of data on junk in orbit was “endangering access to space”. “There is so much debris that it is colliding with itself, and creating more debris. A…

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Robots to be made more HUMAN-LIKE as scientists give androids touch sensitive bionic skin

Robots to be made more HUMAN-LIKE as scientists give androids touch sensitive bionic skin

Robots to be made more HUMAN-LIKE as scientists give androids touch sensitive bionic skin RESEARCHERS have developed a ‘bionic skin’ which will be able to give robots a sense of touch. The aim to make robots as human-like as possible with the likes of artificial intelligence is in full swing, and researchers have now created a 3D printed, stretchable bionic skin which will allow the machines to sense objects through touch. Initially, the skin will be used on surgical devices to benefit medical professionals who are using machines for micro-surgery.…

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New baldness cause accidentally discovered by scientists could lead to hair loss treatment

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New baldness cause accidentally discovered by scientists could lead to hair loss treatment Immune cells are found to play a key role in prompting the growth of new hairs after old ones fall out A new cause of baldness has been accidentally discovered by scientists in the US in a breakthrough that could help develop a way to regrow hair. The researchers were investigating the role played by anti-inflammatory immune cells called Tregs in skin health generally. They found a way to temporarily remove the Tregs from the skin of…

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Juno probe reveals more of Jupiter’s surprises

Juno probe reveals more of Jupiter's surprises

Juno probe reveals more of Jupiter’s surprises NASA’s Juno spacecraft is finding a world of surprises as it orbits giant Jupiter, scientists said Thursday, from the turbulent upper atmosphere where countless cyclones churn across the poles to its deep interior where a larger-than-expected “fuzzy” core may lurk beneath a crushing layer of metallic hydrogen. Data collected by Juno’s microwave radiometer reveal unexpected structure in the atmosphere up to 220 miles below the cloud tops — as deep as the instrument can “see” — and not the uniform mixing scientists had…

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Scientists hunt down super rare T. Rex ant and are shocked at what they find

Scientists hunt down super rare T. Rex ant and are shocked at what they find

Scientists hunt down super rare T. Rex ant and are shocked at what they find Scientists : In nature, creatures that look ferocious and intimidating oftentimes have personalities to match. So, when researchers finally managed to find an active colony of an ant species with a frightening appearance and a name that literally means “tyrant ants,” they expected to observe some seriously aggressive insect action. What they got instead has left them completely puzzled, and with more questions than answers. Scientists have known that the Tyrannomyrmex rex ant exists for a…

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God knows, scientists are more religious than you think

God knows, scientists are more religious than you think

God knows, scientists are more religious than you think Scientists : We all know science and religion don’t meet, right? After all, the recent  “Ham on Nye” duel between atheist Science Guy Bill Nye and creationist advocate Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis was a national sensation. We all know wrong – or mostly so, says sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund. In the land of science, it turns out, there nearly as many believers and churchgoers as there are to be found in the nation at large and many in each…

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Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet

Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet

Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet Scientists :Even at only around 4 light-years, a trip from Earth to Proxima b might still take tens of thousands of years Scientists :By now, you probably have heard that astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet orbiting the star closest to our sun. That star, Proxima Centauri, is 4.2 light-years away. In miles, that’s like 25 trillion. The new planet’s name is Proxima b. Because its star is so relatively close, some people wonder whether it would be possible to go there.…

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Tiny microrobots team up and move full-size car

Tiny microrobots team up and move full-size car

Tiny microrobots team up and move full-size car   Scientists create itty bitty robots that work together like ants to move immense objects Microrobots : A group of ants can move objects many times larger and heavier than themselves. This ability inspired a team of researchers to develop small robots that can do the same thing. The team created 29-millimeter (1.1-inch) long robots that can get a firm grip on the ground. In tests, six of the ‘bots have just worked together to tow a full-size car. They didn’t move…

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Teaching robots right from wrong

Teaching robots right from wrong

Teaching robots right from wrong   Scientists and philosophers team up to help robots make good choices Teaching : You’re rushing across the school parking lot to get to your first class on time when you notice a friend is in trouble. She’s texting and listening to music on her headphones. Unawares, she’s also heading straight for a gaping hole in the sidewalk. What do you do? The answer seems pretty simple: Run over and try to stop her before she hurts herself. Who cares if you might be a…

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Scientists concludes Humans did NOT evolve alongside OTHER life on Earth

Scientists concludes Humans did NOT evolve alongside OTHER life on Earth

Scientists concludes Humans did NOT evolve alongside OTHER life on Earth According to a Scientists : controversial book written by a renowned environmentalist and ecologist,  human beings did not evolve ALONGSIDE other lifeforms on Earth. In fact, mankind did not evolve from that particular strain of life, but evolved elsewhere and was transported to Earth (as fully evolved Homo sapiens) between 60,000 and 200,000 years ago. What if we have been searching for alien life not knowing that we are in fact the aliens of Earth? A new theory proposed by Dr.…

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Evidence Of Aliens? 5 Recent Signs We Are Not Alone

Evidence Of Aliens? 5 Recent Signs We Are Not Alone

Evidence Of Aliens? 5 Recent Signs We Are Not Alone The universe is not just vaster than we imagine, but vaster than we can imagine. Scientists estimate the cosmos contains hundreds of billions of galaxies. In all probability, somewhere deep in space there is a sun much like our own, which is shining on an alien civilization that is quite likely very different from ours. Perhaps, this extraterrestrial society is far more advanced than we are. Maybe, they have mastered intergalactic space travel and have visited our planet. Most scientists…

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Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. The team believe an asteroid triggered 150m-high waves when it plunged into an ocean thought to have existed on northern Mars three billion years ago. Lomonosov crater in the planet’s northern plains fits the bill as the source of tsunami deposits identified on the surface. Details were outlined at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Although the idea has lost some of its currency in recent…

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Scientists develop partially living 3D printed bio bots to lay principles for future builds

Scientists develop partially living 3D printed bio bots to lay principles for future builds

Scientists develop partially living 3D printed bio bots to lay principles for future builds Researchers at University of Illinois in the US made a soft 3D printed scaffold measuring a centimetre or two in length and seeded it with muscle cells.   Scientists have 3D printed small, soft bio-bots with living tissues that can not only walk and swim, but also have the ability to age as well as heal if there is an injury. Researchers at University of Illinois in the US made a soft 3D printed scaffold measuring a…

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Earth Just had a Near Miss With an Asteroid

Earth Just had a Near Miss With an Asteroid

Earth Just had a Near Miss With an Asteroid Scientists on Earth and in space were shocked when an asteroid flew by Earth early morning Monday. Experts estimated the size of the asteroid close to that of a 10-storey building. Astronomers from the University of Arizona Catalina Sky Survey spotted the asteroid named 2017 AG13 on Saturday. Citing a video feed from Slooh, it noted that the distance between the flyby measured 239,000 miles, nearly half the distance between the Earth and the Moon. 2017 AG13 Asteroid The 2017 AG13…

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Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists

Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists

Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists David Rose penned an attack described by expert as “so wrong it’s hard to know where to start” This NOAA/NASA image released January 23, 2017, shows the release of the first image from NOAAs newest satellite, GOES-16, in the latest step in a new age of weather satellites. Photograph: HANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images Sunday 5 February 2017 16.54 GMTLast modified on Sunday 5 February 2017 16.56 GMT launches : In this new political era, climate scientists and their science are…

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Martian Gardens’ Help Scientists Find the Best Veggies to Grow on Mars

Martian Gardens' Help Scientists Find the Best Veggies to Grow on Mars

Martian Gardens’ Help Scientists Find the Best Veggies to Grow on Mars Simulated “Martian gardens” allow NASA scientists to test which plants can be grown on Mars. This photo shows the results of a preliminary study on lettuce plants. From left to right: lettuce seeds grown in potting soil, Martian simulant with added nutrients, and simulant without nutrients. Credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis Simulated “Martian gardens” are helping NASA scientists learn which plants astronauts might be able to grow on the Red Planet. A human round-trip journey to Mars may take as…

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Scientists Find Way to Send Passwords via Human Body

Scientists Find Way to Send Passwords via Human Body

Scientists Find Way to Send Passwords via Human Body A new technique devised by a team of researchers at the University of Washington leverages the signals already generated by fingerprint sensors on smartphones and laptop touchpads to transmit data through the human body. Scientists : Example applications for on-body communication using the fingerprint sensors on smartphones. The smartphone can securely send information to doorknobs or glucose sensors over the body. Image credit: Vikram Iyer / University of Washington. “Fingerprint sensors have so far been used as an input device. What…

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Scientists use high-tech scans to study T. rex’s little arms

Scientists use high-tech scans to study T. rex's little arms

Scientists use high-tech scans to study T. rex’s little arms Scientistis :Tyrannosaurus rex was big and ferocious, but it also had tiny arms. That amusing fact has been fodder for an Internet meme mocking the creature’s little arms— the prehistoric predator probably couldn’t even do things like clap its hands, for example. Now, new research is focused on better understanding the T. rex’s little arms. Scientists* took an arm off a T-rex called SUE from the Field Museum in Chicago for an intense scan at Argonne National Laboratory, part of the…

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Scientists Make Anti-Aging Breakthrough During Skin Cell Study

Scientists Make Anti-Aging Breakthrough During Skin Cell Study

Scientists* Make Anti-Aging Breakthrough During Skin Cell Study For the first time, scientists* have identified the activity of a metabolic enzyme found in the batteries of human skin cells as being key to the declines of aging. A Newcastle University study, published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, has found that the activity of mitochondrial complex II significantly decreases in older skin. CHECK OUT: 5 Common Kitchen Products Are the Recipe for Great Skin and Hair This discovery brings experts a step closer to developing powerful anti-aging treatments and…

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Warming world harming insects’ reproduction, says study

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

Warming world harming insects’ reproduction, says study A warming world harms insects’ ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn. UK researchers also found that insects in northern latitudes were more vulnerable than their southern-dwelling cousins. The team added that many insects were unable to move great distances while they are juveniles. Therefore, they are at risk from a warming climate. The findings have been published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. “You get an extreme heat weather event that [the insect] cannot escape from because they are…

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Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests Religious people are more likely to have a poorer understanding of the world and are more likely to believe objects like rocks and paper have human qualities, scientists say. Researchers at the University of Helsinki compared believers in God or the paranormal to people with autism after finding they tend to struggle to understand the realities of the world around us. Religious beliefs were linked with a weaker ability to understand physical and biological phenomenon such as volcanoes, flowers, rocks and wind without giving them…

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Candidate for ‘missing element’ in Earth’s core

New candidate for 'missing element' in Earth's core

Candidate* for ‘missing element’ in Earth’s core Japanese scientists believe they have established the identity of a “missing element” within the Earth’s core.hey have been searching for the element for decades, believing it makes up a significant proportion of our planet’s centre, after iron and nickel. Now by recreating the high temperatures and pressures found in the deep interior, experiments suggest the most likely candidate* i Ohtani from the University of Tokyo told BBC News: “We believe that silicon is a major element – about 5% [of the Earth’s inner core]…

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