AI Software Accurately Identifies Zebrafish by Tracking Behavior

Portuguese researchers have built software that accurately identifies up to 150 individual zebrafish almost 100 percent of the time by tracking their behavior, Defense One reports. Gonzalo de Polavieja, principal investigator at the Collective Behavior Lab, along with his colleagues built idtracker.ai, where ai stands for artificial intelligence, or More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Antarctica Melt Has Accelerated 280 Percent in Past 40 Years

Antarctica's ice melt has accelerated by 280 percent in the past four decades, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and poses a major flooding threat More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Defense Contractor Seeks Ideas to Study Insect Brains in AI Race

A defense contractor wants to study tiny insect brains as it strives to create capable and efficient forms of artificial intelligence. Defense One reported on a solicitation published by Defense Advanced Research More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Chopra: What Ails Tech Can Be Cured With More Tech

Deepak Chopra — doctor, wellness adviser, meditation advocate. Gadget guy. "I believe technology is part of human evolution, and it's here to stay," the celebrity guru told The Washington Post. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Harry Reid Wants More Government UFO Studies

Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is urging lawmakers to dig into whether UFOs and aliens exist. Reid spoke with Nevada Public Radio about his life as a retired senator, which now has him battling pancreatic cancer. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Robots on Test Run in Tokyo Subways

Robots are coming to the rescue in Tokyo's subways. Facing an influx of visitors for the 2020 Olympics – as well as an aging population and low birth rate – the Tokyo Metropolitan Government More...

By SLPundit On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Economist Mag: Wood Buildings Can Save the Planet

Wood offers superior environmental benefits than brick, concrete, and steel, and should be used to construct more buildings, The Economist argues. The material helps reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Study: EU's Cannabis Potency Has Doubled in 10 Years

The THC concentration in cannabis has doubled in the past 10 years, raising the price and psychoactive potency, the U.K.'s Independent reported. The report was based on a study from the University More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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Fortnite Has Taken on Hallmarks of a Social Network

"Fortnite: Battle Royale" has mushroomed into more than just a live-streaming game, Axios reports. It has become a near-obsession for some and has taken on hallmarks of a new social network. The More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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NBC: Oumuamua Has Made Searching for Aliens Respectable

Two Harvard researchers who suggested last month a mysterious space object viewed tumbling past the sun last year, known as Oumuamua, could be an alien spacecraft has made such theories respectable, NBC News More...