Google on Monday announced TensorFlow, a new machine learning system that is being utilized throughout Google’s line of products.
The new system is “faster, smarter, and more flexible” than the previous
Boston Children’s Hospital is harnessing IBM’s Watson supercomputer to help doctors identify possible options for the diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric diseases.
Initially, Watson will analyze massive volumes of scientific
In the Disruptive Podcast series, Terrence McNally speaks directly with Wyss Institute researchers, exploring what motivates them and how they envision our future as might be impacted by their disruptive
Cinemagoers have long been fascinated by fictional robots, but they’re not usually realistic — until now. Thanks to technological advancements, some of the classic movie robots are now a realistic possibility.
This past September, the NCCR Digital Fabrication welcomed Jim Drury from Reuters TV. In this 2 minute video on the autonomous construction robot, the “In situ Fabricator” (IF). Drury captures relevant questions regarding
By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL
A researcher from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed an obstacle-detection system that allows a drone to autonomously dip, dart and dive
Archaeologists have found one of the biggest raptors ever, one that used to roam what is now Hell Creek in South Dakota. Hence, the name: Dakotaraptor. Discover reports that this beast was about 16 feet long with sickle-like claws of nearly 10 inches,
The remains of an ostrich-like creature with preserved feathers and soft tissue is shedding light on how dinosaur’s used their plumage and further strengthens the linkages between these ancient beasts and modern birds.
A paleontology student at the University of Alberta discovered the 75
A gaping crack the length of six football fields that opened up in a matter of one to two weeks in northern Wyoming is likely the product of a landslide, geologists said.
A hunter looking for antelope discovered the jagged gash near Ten Sleep, a town
The rats in the New York’s subways may be scary but they would have been no match for their distant relatives who once lived in Southeast Asia.
Those rats, according to archaeologists with The Australian National University (ANU) who discovered fossils of seven giant rat species
The path to Mars goes through the moon — or the region of space near the moon, anyway.
NASA aims to put boots on Mars in the 2030s after first gathering human-spaceflight experience and expertise in low Earth orbit and the "proving ground" of cis-lunar
Scientists have long puzzled over just how Mars went from a warm and wet environment to the cold and arid planet depicted in the movie “The Martian.”
Now, they appear to have the answer.
Data from NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission released Thursday show
It’s hard to miss the groove marks that crisscross the moon Phobos.
But rather than scars from a past encounter with an asteroid or another space object, NASA scientists believe they reflect the structural failure – much like cracks in the foundation of your home -
An ancient ocean of magma once existed on top of Earth's core, new experiments suggest.
This research could help explain puzzling findings seen deep within the Earth, researchers said.
Previous calculations suggested a giant ocean of magma, or molten rock, might have existed in the lowermost
The Great Pyramid in Giza had researchers seeing spots recently. Heat spots, that is.
While on the hunt for hidden chambers within the pyramid, a group of architects and scientists from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan discovered that higher temperatures registered on three adjacent stones located
It was exactly 40 years ago Tuesday when "the winds of November came early" and took the legendary Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and 29 souls to the bottom of Lake Superior, a disaster memorialized in book and song that remains mired in maritime mystery.