Changing Lanes: Algorithm Helps AI Drive More Like HumansNews
For self-driving cars, algorithms for changing lanes are beset by one of two problems. Either, they rely on detailed statistical models of the driving environment, which are too complex to analyze on the fly; or they’re so simple that they can lead to impractically conservative decisions, such as never changing lanes at all. Now a new algorithm hopes to split the difference, allowing aggressive lane changes than the simple models do but relies only on immediate information about other vehicles’ directions and velocities to make decisions.
Linguamatics iScite 2.0 Wins Bio-IT World’s Best of Show Judges’ PrizeNews
Linguamatics today announced that Bio-IT World has awarded Linguamatics the Best of Show Judges’ Prize for Linguamatics iScite 2.0, a software-as-a-service AI scientific search application. iScite was one of 46 products considered for this prestigious award at last week’s Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston.
Understanding Lung Cancer Cell Networks Helps Create Drug TreatmentsNews
A team of scientists has identified networks inside lung cancer cells that will help understand this cancer and fight it with drug treatments.Read more
One Year on, Scientists Defend Canada’s Anti-Genetic Discrimination LawArticle
The Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA), introduced last May, made it illegal to require individuals to disclose genetic test results or to compel individuals to undergo genetic tests for any agreement or service. However, a subsequent legal challenge has prompted a robust defense of the act from scientists in the May issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).Read more
"Uber for Academics" Announces a Blockchain Token for ScienceArticle
Blockchain payment systems are in vogue right now, finding applications in everything from stock market transactions to air fares. Peerwith, an online peer-to-peer marketplace has announced a new blockchain currency with a grand aim: to solve the problem of payment transfers in academia.
The 3D Structure of Telomerase: Uncovering Its Role in Human DiseaseArticle
Researchers have published the first detailed picture and description of the 3-dimensional molecular structure of telomerase – a discovery that could enable better targeted drug screening and could result in more successful telomerase-related clinical therapeutics.Read more
Durham University Seeks to Unlock Mysteries of the CosmosArticle
To unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, a team at Durham University is using an ambitious open-source project, dubbed EAGLE-XL, that aims to simulate our entire universe in a level of detail never attempted before.Read more
Tech Solutions for Drinking Water AnalysisArticle
Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.Read more
Can Supercomputers Break Down Data Silos?Article
The University of Southampton have recently unveiled their new supercomputer, Iridis. We spoke to Oz Parchment, the University's Director of iSolutions, to find out how Iridis's power can be used to break through barriers preventing collaboration in research.Read more
EMBL Course: Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators
Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2018
SMi 2nd Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast
Jun 07 - Jun 08, 2018