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    Machines Are Getting Smarter—Now They Should Explain Themselves

    Original @ Singularity Hub Neural networks’ powers of prediction have fueled the recent AI boom, but it can be hard to explain how they reach their decisions. A new technique aimed at uncovering the inner workings of language processing networks is just the latest effort to shed some light on these “black boxes.” It’s probably not surprising that we […] [...]

    Times Higher Education names MIT No. 2 university worldwide for the arts and humanities

    Original @ MIT News – Humanities Schools of Architecture and Planning; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and several centers are home to the arts and humanities at MIT. [...]

    Plant geneticists develop a new application of CRISPR to break yield barriers in crops

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have harnessed the still untapped power of genome editing to improve agricultural crops. Using tomato as an example, they have mobilized CRISPR/Cas9 technology to rapidly generate variants of the plant… [...]

    ‘Fog computing’ could improve communications during natural disasters

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a system that uses edge computing (also known as fog computing) to deal with the loss of internet access in natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and floods. The idea is to create an ad hoc decentralized network that uses computing power built into mobile phones, [...] [...]

    DNA looping architecture may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumors

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors. The study appear… [...]

    DNA looping architecture may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumors

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors. The study appear… [...]

    MIT map offers real-time, crowd-sourced flood reporting during Hurricane Irma

    Original @ MIT News – Architecture Via social media, residents can contribute to public map that increases safety and helps response planning. [...]

    Super-resolution microscopy reveals lamin protein meshwork at the inner side of the nuclear membrane

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories All creatures of the animal kingdom share one thing: the nuclear membrane. Wrapping the genetic core of the cell, this membrane, together with all the attached proteins, plays a vital role in biological functions. Despite its importance, details of its… [...]

    Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Engineers at Australia’s University of New South Wales have invented a radical new architecture for quantum computing, based on novel ‘flip-flop qubits’, that promises to make the large-scale manufacture of quantum chips dramatically cheaper – and easi… [...]

    Scientists create bioinspired, widely controllable ultrathin optical components

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A butterfly’s wings and a peacock’s feathers use nanoscale architecture to bend light and produce brilliant colors without pigments or dyes, and scientists have been trying to emulate nature’s design. [...]