Seeing what cannot be seen…
Identifying geological features in a densely vegetated, steep, and rough terrain can be almost impossible. Imagery like LiDAR can help researchers see through the tree cover, but subtle landforms can often be missed by the human eye. A team of scientists has tapped into the power of machine learning to identify hidden geologic features. Specifically, […]
Building on faults…
The ancient Incan sanctuary of Machu Picchu is considered one of humanity’s greatest architectural achievements. Built in a remote Andean setting atop a narrow ridge high above a precipitous river canyon, the site is renowned for its perfect integration with the spectacular landscape. But the sanctuary’s location has long puzzled scientists: Why did the Incas […]
The origin of life. Creation through Self.
A famous experiment in 1953 showed that amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, could have formed spontaneously under the atmospheric conditions of early Earth. However, just because molecules could form doesn’t mean that the process was likely. Now, researchers have demonstrated that energetically feasible interactions between just two small molecules — hydrogen cyanide and […]
AI imagining… Humans living…
AI passes theory of mind test by imagining itself in another’s shoes. (1) This is great. For the computer. But we should test ourself. Imagine you are a computer. But you can’t imagine how that can be, can you? See? Forget about what you can do. Focus on what you cannot. These are the things […]
Old faded photographs…
We believe sand castles die quickly. But they last more than us. For you see, we die every second! Reborn again. Only to die once more… And our photographs will become faded memories. And the sand will still be there. For the next kid to play as well…
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