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Giraffes' complex social networks (ScienceAlert)

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Female giraffes have more complex social networks than previously thought, understanding how these work will help researchers develop bette
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Sleep-Learning Was a Myth, But You Could Strengthen Memories While You Snooze | Science

Sleep-Learning Was a Myth, But You Could Strengthen Memories While You Snooze | Science | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Neuroscientists find that sound and smell cues could solidify lessons you learn during the day
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In the Future, Will We Be Growing Fruit in Home Bioreactors? | Innovation

In the Future, Will We Be Growing Fruit in Home Bioreactors? | Innovation | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

A team of molecular biologists wants you to forget about strawberries and, instead, take
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Are you a cyborg? | KurzweilAI

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Bioprinting a brain Cryogenic 3D-printing soft hydrogels. Top: the bioprinting process. Bottom: SEM image of general microstructure (scale bar: 100 µm).
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AI algorithm with ‘social skills’ teaches humans how to collaborate | KurzweilAI

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(credit: Iyad Rahwan) An international team has developed an AI algorithm with social skills that has outperformed humans in the ability to cooperate with
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Can a Video Game Train You To Hear Better In a Crowded Room? | Innovation

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A new study finds it's possible to teach the brain to better distinguish between speech and background noise
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Greek Yogurt Fuels Your Morning...And Your Plane? | Innovation

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Researchers have developed a method for turning yogurt whey into bio-oil, which could potentially be processed into biofuel for planes
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Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates all traces of cancer in mice | KurzweilAI

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Effects of in situ vaccination with CpG and anti-OX40 agents. Left: Mice genetically engineered to spontaneously develop breast cancers in all 10 of their
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Researchers hack cell biology to create complex shapes that form living tissue | KurzweilAI

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This image shows the shapes made of living tissue, engineered by the researchers. By patterning mechanically active mouse or human cells to thin layers of
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Tracking a thought’s fleeting trip through the brain | KurzweilAI

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Repeating a word: as the brain receives (yellow), interpretes (red), and responds (blue) within a second, the prefrontal cortex (red) coordinates all areas of
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Using microrobots to diagnose and treat illness in remote areas of the body | KurzweilAI

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Spirulina algae coated with magnetic particles to form a microrobot. Devices such as these could be developed to diagnose and treat illness in hard-to-reach
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Brainwave ‘mirroring’ neurotechnology improves post-traumatic stress symptoms | KurzweilAI

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Patient receiving a real-time reflection of her frontal-lobe brainwave activity as a stream of audio tones through earbuds. (credit: Brain State
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Could Video Gamers Make Our Food Supply Safer?

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An effort to combat poisonous molds that contaminate crops is looking to tap the puzzle-solving skills of amateur gamers

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A sneak peak at radical future user interfaces for phones, computers, and VR | KurzweilAI

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Grabity: a wearable haptic interface for simulating weight and grasping in VR (credit: UIST 2017) Drawing in air, touchless control of virtual objects,

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Watch This Human Inkjet Printer Create a Portrait in 300 Hours With 3 Million Hand-Drawn Dots

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It's hard not to marvel at artist David Bayo's painstaking stipple technique, on display in this time-lapse video.
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The "Father of Artificial Intelligence" Says Singularity Is 30 Years Away

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Jürgen Schmidhuber weighs in on what the advent of the singularity will mean for the world: a revolution comparable to the appearance of life on Earth.
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Meet the Robots of the 2018 Olympics | Innovation

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The Pyeongchang games will have bots to clean, dance, serve drinks, provide translation and more
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How Museums Are Becoming More Sensory-Friendly For Those With Autism | Innovation

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An increasing number of institutions are developing programs that make exhibitions more accessible to those with developmental disabilities
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Astronomers Spot Signs of Planets Outside the Milky Way | Smart News

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Researchers estimate that more than a trillion planets may lurk beyond our galaxy's bounds
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The Princess Leia project: ‘volumetric’ 3D images that float in ‘thin air’ | KurzweilAI

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Inspired by the iconic Stars Wars scene with Princess Leia in distress, Brigham Young University engineers and physicists have created the Princess Leia
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Rocket Lab Launched This Glittery Sphere Into Orbit

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The sphere reflects so much sunlight it can be seen from Earth with the naked eye
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Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships

Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The brains of close friends react to the world in similar ways, so does this mean we form natural echo chambers?

 

You may have a lot of things in common with your friends and brain activity could be one of them. According to a new study that investigated the neural responses of those in real-world social networks, you are more likely to perceive the world in the same way your friends do and this can be seen in patterns of neural activity.

 

The investigation by scientists at Dartmouth College, published today inNature Communications, examined the brains of 42 first-year graduate students, monitoring their responses to a collection of video clips. What they found was that close friends within this group had the most similar neural activity patterns, followed by friends-of-friends, then friends-of-friends-of-friends. The less subjects identified as friends, the more different their neural responses tended to be.

 

"Neural responses to dynamic, naturalistic stimuli, like videos, can give us a window into people's unconstrained, spontaneous thought processes as they unfold,” says lead author Carolyn Parkinson, who at the time of the study was a postdoctoral fellow in psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth. “Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."

 

The 42 students were part of a 279-person cohort that filled out a survey to glean who they considered friends in the year group. The researchers gauged closeness based on mutually expressed friendships, and used this to estimate social distances between individuals. The selection of 42 subjects were each shown a range of videos, covering everything from politics to comedy, to elicit a variety of responses.

 

The fact friends tended to neurologically respond similarly suggests these people perceive the world in similar ways. “Whether we naturally gravitate towards people who perceive, think about and respond to things like we do or whether we become more similar over time, through shared experiences, we don't know,” notes Thalia Wheatley, co-author of the study and an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth.

 

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 30, 11:08 PM
Friends show similar neural activity; also good to remember that it has been earlier shown that friends share more genes than would be expected by chance. 
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This Is the Largest Known Prime Number Yet

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The newly discovered prime is 23 million digits long
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Will artificial intelligence become conscious? | KurzweilAI

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(Credit: EPFL/Blue Brain Project) By Subhash Kak, Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University Forget about
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This voice-authentication wearable could block voice-assistant or bank spoofing | KurzweilAI

This voice-authentication wearable could block voice-assistant or bank spoofing | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Alexa, turn off my security system. (credit: Amazon) University of Michigan (U-M) scientists have developed a voice-authentication system for reducing

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Faster big-data analysis

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A new system for creating code that manipulates tensors yields programs that are 100 times as efficient as those produced by existing software packages, with ramifications for big-data analysis and machine learning.

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