Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Algorithms could learn to recognize objects from a few examples, not millions; may better model human cognition.
Dec. 23, 2015 • ~8 min
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