Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting

A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. Although their work was performed in a laboratory setting, the experiment closely mimics real-life conditions, and the results could be used to predict the timing of a real earthquake.  The team, from the University of Cambridge, … Continue reading “Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting”

Nain Singh Rawat’s 187th birthday Google Doodle

Nain Singh Rawat was one of the first of the late 19th century Indian explorers who explored the Himalayas for the British. He hailed from the Johar Valley of Kumaon. He mapped the trade route through Nepal to Tibet, determined for the first time the location and altitude of Lhasa, and mapped a large section of … Continue reading “Nain Singh Rawat’s 187th birthday Google Doodle”

WPI Researchers Developing Autonomous Snake-like Robots to Support Search-and-Rescue Teams

A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a three-year, $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to create autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate more naturally and easily through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams. … Continue reading “WPI Researchers Developing Autonomous Snake-like Robots to Support Search-and-Rescue Teams”

S. Chandrasekhar’s 107th Birthday Google Doodle

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an Indian and American astrophysicist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A. Fowler “for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars”. His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the best current theoretical models of the … Continue reading “S. Chandrasekhar’s 107th Birthday Google Doodle”

Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection

Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries. Every year 40,000 women die from breast cancer in the U.S. alone. When cancers are found early, they can often be cured. Mammograms are the best test available, but they’re still imperfect and often result in false positive results that … Continue reading “Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection”