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A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021
Invisibility cloaks. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence. A Facebook for genes. These were just a few of the startling topics IFTF explored at our Technology Horizons Program conference in on the "Future of Science." More than a dozen scientists from UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, Scripps Research Institute, SETI, and private industry shared their edgiest research driving transformations in science. MythBusters' Adam Savage weighed in on the future of science education. All of their presentations were signals supporting IFTF's new "Future of Science" forecast, laid out in a new map titled "A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021" (featured on CNN's What's Next and BoingBoing). The map focuses on six big stories of science that will play out over the next decade: Decrypting the Brain, Hacking Space, Massively Multiplayer Data, Sea the Future, Strange Matter, and Engineered Evolution. Those stories are emerging from a new ecology of science shifting toward openness, collaboration, reuse, and increased citizen engagement in scientific research.
A group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa, has succeeded in making further advances with SOINN, their machine learning algorithm, which can now use the internet to learn how to perform new tasks. The system, which is under development as an artificial brain for autonomous mental development robots, is currently being used to learn about objects in photos using image searches on the internet. It can also take aspects of other known objects and combine them to make guesses about objects it doesn't yet recognize.
Via Szabolcs Kósa, Wildcat2030
The “small molecule universe” (SMU), the set of all synthetically feasible organic molecules of 500 Da molecular weight or less, is estimated to contain over 1060 structures, making exhaustive searches for structures of interest impractical. Here, we describe the construction of a “representative universal library” spanning the SMU that samples the full extent of feasible small molecule chemistries. This library was generated using the newly developed Algorithm for Chemical Space Exploration with Stochastic Search (ACSESS). ACSESS makes two important contributions to chemical space exploration: it allows the systematic search of the unexplored regions of the small molecule universe, and it facilitates the mining of chemical libraries that do not yet exist, providing a near-infinite source of diverse novel compounds.
Aaron M. Virshup†§, Julia Contreras-García†§, Peter Wipf‡§, Weitao Yang*†§, and David N. Beratan
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP
Publication Date (Web): April 2, 2013
Via Anthony Beal
Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.
I weed out all the junk. And besides, who needs another post in why storytelling is important?? Where's the beef?? We want the meat!
I've written reviews of each article to share what I like best, what you can get from reading the article, or what may be missing in the article.
How To Find A Topic: Click on the Filter tab above, and type in a keyword. All the articles with that keyword will appear.
I may occassionally review an article that I think is problematic as a way to educate us all, although most I will simply pass over. If you wonder if I've seen an article that is not included here, send me a message and I'll respond.
And I hope you will also visit my website for more tips and tools, & take the free Story IQ assessment so you can see how well developed your storytelling skills and knowledge is: http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=storytelling-skills-ni-part-
The first synthesis of the heterocyclic marine natural product, acremolin, is reported along with the revision of the structure from a 1H-azirine to a substituted N2,3-ethenoguanine (5-methyl-7-isopropyl-4,5-dihydroimidazo[2,1-b]purine). Additional properties of acremolin are also described including its 1H–15N-HMBC and fluorescence spectra.
Lawrence A. Januar† and Tadeusz F. Molinski
Org. Lett., Article ASAP
Publication Date (Web): May 1, 2013
The Web We Want is an educational handbook developed by European Schoolnet for 13-16 year olds aimed at helping to reflect on online experiences and responsibilities. The handbook has been developed with and by young people, and has reflective exercises about the Internet for students to think and write about.