Nov. 18, 2019 — In learning new tasks, neuron networks in the brain of mice become more refined and selective. Charting changes in neural activity can help inform the design of better computational models for … read more
Nov. 26, 2019 — Half as many diagnosed with depression, a delayed manifestation of Parkinson’s, a reduced risk of developing vascular dementia — but not Alzheimer’s. These connections were discovered by researchers when they compared 200,000 people who had participated in a long-distance cross-country ski race between 1989 and 2010 with a matched cohort of the … read more
Nov. 25, 2019 — Touch surfaces have become ubiquitous and enable users to intuitively manipulate the displayed contents with their fingers. One limitation is that they cannot represent various types of surface states of real objects such as texture. Now, a research team proposes StickyTouch, a novel tactile display that represents adhesive information on a surface. Adhesion control can be achieved by a … read more
Nov. 25, 2019 — A team of researchers has unearthed a well-preserved Styracosaurus skull — and its facial imperfections have implications for how paleontologists identify new species of dinosaurs. Nicknamed Hannah, the dinosaur was a Styracosaurus — a horned dinosaur over five meters in length with a fan of long horns. Paleontologists have learned much from those horns — because they aren’t … read more
Nov. 20, 2019 — New research raises questions about hiring algorithms and the tech companies who develop and use them: How unbiased is the automated screening process? How are the algorithms built? And by whom, toward what end, and with what … read more
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