A team of geologists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a deep neural network machine learning model that studies earth’s geomagnetic field data for faster warnings before earthquakes and tsunamis.
The study is the first to provide evidence-based estimate on number of faces humans can recognize. It puts the number at a staggering 5000 on average.
A lot of what we see and experience today are the results of countless scientific researches. Even at this exact moment, more developments and advancements are taking place. Here's a list of 5 of the most interesting science facts.
In a 2013 paper “The End Of History Illusion” published in the journal Science, three psychologists documented that people, regardless of their ages, are unable to predict change in their personalities and preferences as they transition towards the adulthood. The paper highlights the way individual of all ages think the person they are now is the final version of themselves, and that they won’t change in the future.
An unseen but extremely powerful cosmic burst has sent out sonic boom through the cosmos. This rare occurrence is an example of what astronomers call an orphan afterglow – the phenomenon astronomers have been chasing after for years, which now has been found although the explosion was totally unseen.
The agriculture sector is facing significant challenges as it looks to the future. Approximately one in nine people on earth don't have enough food to live healthy lives, and the world's population is expected to grow from around 7.5 billion to almost 10 billion by 2050. Natural resources are already stressed, and climate change is threatening to worsen environmental challenges.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter. One half of the prize goes to Arnold while the other half is shared by Smith and Winter.
A combined team of neuroscientists from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University have successfully demonstrated a device that connects participants’ brain, enabling them to share their thoughts and cooperate while playing a Tetris-style video game together.
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discovering how the immune system can fight off cancer.