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Millennial life: How young adulthood today compares with prior generations

March 25th, 2019 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

Over the past 50 years – from the Silent Generation’s young adulthood to that of Millennials today – the United States has undergone large cultural and societal shifts. Now that the youngest Millennials are adults, how do they compare with those who were their age in the generations that came before them?



Trained neural nets perform much like humans on classic psychological tests

March 24th, 2019 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Neural networks were inspired by the human brain. Now AI researchers have shown that they perceive the world in similar ways. In the early part of the 20th century, a group of German experimental psychologists began to question how the brain acquires meaningful perceptions of a world that is otherwise chaotic and unpredictable. To answer […]



Imagining the Smart Cities of 2050

March 24th, 2019 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Tomorrow’s cities are reshaping almost every industry imaginable, and birthing those we’ve never heard of. Riding an explosion of sensors, megacity AI ‘brains’, high-speed networks, new materials and breakthrough green solutions, cities are quickly becoming versatile organisms, sustaining and responding to the livelihood patterns of millions. Over the next decade, cities will revolutionize everything about […]



Scientists are discovering the secrets behind whole-body DNA regeneration

March 24th, 2019 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

A team at Harvard has released a study on panther worms which revealed a regenerative master switch called early growth response, or EGR. Scientists want to know why some fauna, like some species of the humble jellyfish, can regenerate their whole bodies following an injury. In a paper published last Friday, a team at Harvard […]



Be prepared to bug out over this insect-inspired winged drone

March 23rd, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

A French inventor took to Kickstarter last week to raise funds for an insect-inspired winged drone called MetaFly. It generated quite a bit of buzz. At the time this article was published, more than 1,850 people had pledged more than $187,500 to bring the drone to market. Unlike traditional commercial drones, which use propellers to […]



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