Posts Tagged ‘scinews’

scientists on twitter: preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops?

July 11, 2018

http://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/full/10.1139/facets-2018-0002#.WzmasWXTsqo.twitter

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their sewers

June 16, 2018

To monitor the health of cities’ residents, look no further than their
sewers https://CEN.ACS.org/environment/water/monitor-health-citiesresidents-look-further/96/i18 Urban metabolism metrology & wastewater-based epidemiology. Big application is measuring illicit drugs. Interesting #privacy issues.

Prehistoric proteins: Raising the dead

June 15, 2018

QT:{{”

“The oestrogen receptor achieves this by binding substances that contain a chemical structure called an aromatized A ring. Because oestrogens are the only steroid hormones to have such a ring, that criterion was enough to ensure that the receptor bound only oestrogens for many millions of years. Until, that is, the chemical industry started pumping out hundreds of substances containing such aromatized rings, which the oestrogen receptor unwittingly bound. “The endocrine disrupters are taking advantage, unfortunately, of the promiscuity that is the result of the evolutionary history of receptors,” Thornton says.”
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Prehistoric proteins: Raising the dead
http://www.nature.com/news/prehistoric-proteins-raising-the-dead-1.10261

Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

May 11, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/biology-will-be-the-next-great-computing-platform/

Google Duplex

May 11, 2018

https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/05/duplex-ai-system-for-natural-conversation.html?m=

Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone

New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text | Science | AAAS

March 18, 2018

Interesting paper by alumnus Renqiang Min on “Video Generation from Text,” using a generative #MachineLearning model.
http://www.AAAI.org/GuideBook2018/16152-72279-GB.pdf (Press report by @SilverJacket: New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text
http://www.ScienceMag.org/news/2018/02/new-algorithm-can-create-movies-just-few-snippets-text )

Video Generation from Text Yitong Li†∗, Martin Renqiang Min‡ , Dinghan Shen† , David Carlson† , Lawrence Carin† †

Revolutionary Quantum Computer is One Step Closer to Reality | Newsweek

March 10, 2018

http://www.newsweek.com/revolutionary-quantum-computer-one-step-closer-reality-after-major-836263

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

February 12, 2018

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-theory-cracks-open-the-black-box-of-deep-learning-20170921

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

sharing your genome on a blockchain

February 11, 2018

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610221/this-new-company-wants-to-sequence-your-genome-and-let-you-share-it-on-a-blockchain/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post

What to expect in 2018: science in the new year

January 13, 2018

What to expect in ’18: science in the new year
https://www.Nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00009-5 Insights from cancer & ancient #genomes. Cures from #CRISPR. Progress in
#OpenAccess. Also, lots on outer space. But nothing on #cryoEM, #DeepLearning, #QuantumComputing or the brain connectome. HT @OBahcall