AI Classification of Blood Cells Reaches Level of Human ExpertsNews
For the first time, researchers show that deep learning algorithms perform similar to human experts when classifying blood samples from patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Their proof of concept study paves the way for an automated, standardized and on-hand sample analysis in the near future.READ MORE
Reverse-engineered Simulations Could Power New Scientific DiscoveriesNews
What does a simulation tell us? It's a question asked across many fields, such as epidemiology and climate science. Probabilistic programming offers a solution –essentially reverse-engineering the simulation – but this is a complex, computing power-heavy technique. A new project, capable of controlling existing simulators and running at large-scale on HPC platforms, could revolutionize the field.READ MORE
MIT researchers have successfully tested a new high-tech method that could help inspectors verify the destruction of nuclear weapons. The method uses neutron beams to establish certain facts about the warheads in question — and, crucially, uses an isotopic filter that physically encrypts the information in the measured data.
A new toolkit goes beyond existing machine learning methods by measuring body posture in animals with high speed and accuracy. The deep learning toolkit, called DeepPoseKit, combines previous methods for pose estimation with state-of-the-art developments in computer science.READ MORE
An MIT student has invented a novel algorithm that produces a portamento effect between any two audio signals in real-time. In experiments, the algorithm seamlessly merged various audio clips, such as a piano note gliding into a human voice, and one song blending into another.READ MORE
A new study has suggested that young people who are dependent upon their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness.READ MORE
Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi have enabled, for the first time, determining whether the person behind a wall is the same individual who appears in given video footage, using only a pair of WiFi transceivers outside.
A new type of vaccine that can be stored at warmer temperatures, removing the need for refrigeration, has been developed for mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya in a major advance in vaccine technology.READ MORE
Researchers have developed a soft, flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes. The skin's system of soft sensors and actuators enable the artificial skin to conform to the exact shape of a wearer's wrist. Strain sensors continuously measure the skin's deformation so that the haptic feedback can be adjusted in real time to produce a sense of touch that's as realistic as possible.
An international research team has shown that today's Iranian population is composed of partially highly heterogeneous ethnic groups, exhibiting a high degree of genetic variation.READ MORE
Artificial intelligence (AI) appears to detect diseases from medical imaging with similar levels of accuracy as health-care professionals, according to research led by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.READ MORE