AI Applications: Top World Artificial Intelligence Applications

Only the mention of AI and the mind invokes images of Terminator machines destroying the entire world. Luckily, the current picture is significantly more positive. So, let us investigate how AI is helping our planet and at last benefiting humanity. Inside this site on Artificial Intelligence software, I’ll be discussing how AI has influenced various […]

OmniTact: A Multi-Directional High-Resolution Touch Sensor review

Touch has been shown to be important for dexterous manipulation in robotics. Lately, the GelSight detector has captured significant interest in learning-based robotics because of the low price and wealthy sign. The reason why learning-based systems work well with GelSight detectors is that they output high-resolution tactile images from which many different features such as […]

Chinese technology products are already showing advantages

“Made in China” demonstrates its technological superiority in the epidemic. The world is using new technologies to combat new coronaviruses, such as digital development, artificial intelligence, and big data … In this field, China is undoubtedly a model. This country can use faster speed to promote the development of future technology projects such as artificial […]

This is a bumblebee landing on an iridescent target. Image credit: Karin Kjernsmo.

Study: Intense Iridescence Confuses Bumblebees

Although using flashy colors as camouflage may seem counterintuitive, iridescence obstructs the bumblebee’s ability to identify shape, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. This is a bumblebee landing on an iridescent target. Image credit: Karin Kjernsmo. Iridescence is a taxonomically widespread and striking form of animal coloration which uses regular […]

Panoz-Brown et al show that rats remember a stream of multiple episodes and the order in which they occur by engaging hippocampal-dependent episodic memory replay; rats remember the order of events using episodic memory replay and that replay is part of long-term memory, resistant to interference, and hippocampal dependent. The discovery could help advance the development of new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Image credit: Panoz-Brown et al, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.006.

Non-Human Animals Can Mentally Replay Past Events: Study

A team of Indiana University researchers has reported the first evidence that non-human animals (rats) can replay a stream of multiple episodic memories. The study was published in the journal Current Biology. Panoz-Brown et al show that rats remember a stream of multiple episodes and the order in which they occur by engaging hippocampal-dependent episodic […]

The swamp sparrow (Melospiza georgiana). Image credit: Simon Pierre Barrette / CC BY-SA 3.0.

Swamp Sparrows Have Time-Honored Song Traditions, Study Shows

By faithfully copying the most popular songs, swamp sparrows (Melospiza georgiana) create time-honored song traditions that can be just as long-lasting as human traditions, according to a new study, published in the journal Nature Communications. In fact, song traditions in swamp sparrows often last hundreds of years, with some songs going back further than that. […]

Justine et al report new findings obtained mainly by citizen science in metropolitan France and overseas French territories in the Caribbean (Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint Barthélemy), South America (French Guiana), and Indian Ocean (La Réunion, Mayotte). Image credit: Jean-Lou Justine.

Giant Hammerhead Flatworms Invade France and Its Overseas Territories

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Jean-Lou Justine of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, has identified at least five species of invasive hammerhead flatworms living in metropolitan France, a few European countries, and overseas French territories in three continents. Justine et al report new findings obtained mainly by citizen science in metropolitan […]

The five newfound species of snail-eating snakes, from top left to bottom right: the Bev Ridgely’s snail-eater (Sibon bevridgelyi), male; the Bob Ridgely’s snail-eater (Dipsas bobridgelyi), male; the Klebba’s snail-eater (Dipsas klebbai), male; the Oswaldo Báez’ snail-eater (Dipsas oswaldobaezi), female; and the George Jett’s snail-eater (Dipsas georgejetti), male. Image credit: Arteaga et al, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.766.24523.

Scientists Discover Five New Species of South American Snail-Eating Snakes

An international team of researchers has discovered five new species of snail-eaters (tribe Dipsadini) living in the forests of Ecuador and Peru. The five newfound species of snail-eating snakes, from top left to bottom right: the Bev Ridgely’s snail-eater (Sibon bevridgelyi), male; the Bob Ridgely’s snail-eater (Dipsas bobridgelyi), male; the Klebba’s snail-eater (Dipsas klebbai), male; […]

Thioflavin S positive amyloid plaques in the hippocampus (left) and cortex of lab mice inoculated with the artificial human prion, rhuPrion. Image credit: Kim et al, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04584-z.

Scientists Synthesize First Artificial Human Prion

A team of scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has created the first artificial human prion. Thioflavin S positive amyloid plaques in the hippocampus (left) and cortex of lab mice inoculated with the artificial human prion, rhuPrion. Image credit: Kim et al, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04584-z. Human prions — proteins that have folded incorrectly […]