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At cat and mouse game from the future

Artificial intelligence is both seen as foe and friend of humans. Let’s heat up the discussion. What about mixing them? Sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? But we aren’t far from the future. A few scientists from Europe made a mouse nerve cell speak with two artificial cells over the internet. It seems they struck...

Robots to the rescue

Hand me the remote control, said the firefighter. Once bitten, twice shy is not something that naturally applies to them. Some fires, however, thwart their heroic ambitions. Take chemical plants or large depots of highly combustible materials. You never know what’s going to happen in the next second. How near you can get without putting people’s life at risk....

Peeing on the moon soon popular?

Reduce, reuse and recycle is a great economic recipe– even on the moon. European researchers, together with The European Space Agency, reached for the moon, literally, when thinking about ways to build astronauts’ work and sleeping quarters on the planet. Reduce shipping costs, they thought. Shop locally, they thought. Turns out this was a good concept. What they found...

Watch your language

Diversity in the tech industry is a delicate little plant. Machines that think and learn are on the rise. But their teachers’ language and training models are often soaked with stereotypes. These stereotypes are pesticides that would spread like wildfire with the increased use of AI. Luckily, there are some folks who care. They challenge current teaching models of...

Breathing new life into old bread

Researchers in Singapore proved some good gut instincts when they thought about how to reduce food waste. Instead of throwing away white bread that had in vain patiently sat on supermarket shelves to be turned into sandwiches, they mixed it with water and created a smoothie of sorts. Pasteurized and polished up with a dash of probiotic bacteria and...

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