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DeepMind's New AI Teaches Itself Chess, Beats Grandmaster
DeepMind's New AI Teaches Itself Chess, Beats Grandmaster
News   Dec 07, 2018

In late 2017 DeepMind introduced AlphaZero, a single system that taught itself from scratch how to master the games of chess, shogi (Japanese chess), and Go, beating a world-champion program in each case. Today, they announce the evalutation of AlphaZero, published in the journal Science, that confirms and updates those preliminary results.

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Seeing Stress With Supercomputers
Seeing Stress With Supercomputers
News   Dec 07, 2018

It's easy to take a lot for granted. Scientists do this when they study stress, the force per unit area on an object. Scientists handle stress mathematically by assuming it to have symmetry, but new supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. The findings could help scientists design new materials such as glass or metal that doesn't ice up.

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The First Organ to be Bioprinted in Space
The First Organ to be Bioprinted in Space
News   Dec 07, 2018

Russian astronauts onboard a spacecraft have reportedly bioprinted a mouse thyroid. This is definitely a world-first in outer space bioprinting.

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Sensors Detect & Measure Cancer’s Ability to Spread
Sensors Detect & Measure Cancer’s Ability to Spread
News   Dec 06, 2018

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have engineered sensors that can detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells.

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Honeybee Protein Keeps Stem Cells Youthful
Honeybee Protein Keeps Stem Cells Youthful
News   Dec 06, 2018

An active protein component of royal jelly helps honeybees create new queens. Stanford researchers have identified a similar protein in mammals, which keeps cultured embryonic stem cells pluripotent.

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Why HIV-infected Patients Suffer Higher Rates of Cancer
Why HIV-infected Patients Suffer Higher Rates of Cancer
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine have published an article highlighting how T-cells move, multiply and invade other cells in HIV-infected patients.

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Uranium Mine Dust Hazard Years On
Uranium Mine Dust Hazard Years On
News   Dec 06, 2018

Inhaled uranium in dusts from the mines could be a factor in the high rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in former mining areas.

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Immune System on a Chip Launched to Space
Immune System on a Chip Launched to Space
News   Dec 06, 2018

Research on the ISS National Lab is creating unprecedented opportunities for scientists to study microgravity-induced changes in human physiology relevant to diseases here on Earth, and accelerates the development of translational technologies for earthly applications.

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Let Me Write That Down For You
Let Me Write That Down For You
News   Dec 06, 2018

An easy-to-make “rewritable” paper has been created that can be drawn or printed on over and over again with messages lasting for more than six months.

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Therapeutic Target for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Therapeutic Target for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers identify a new vulnerability in aggressive, metastatic prostate cancers that have become resistant to the hormonal therapies available today.

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