South Korea Establishes Space Agency, Targets Mars Landing

VOA Learning English • voa
June 9, 2024 ~5 min

Australian Seed Company Tests AI Gene Editing in Wheat

VOA Learning English • voa
June 7, 2024 ~4 min

Can AI tell you what your dog’s bark means?

Researchers are using AI models used for human speech to train new systems that can tell you if your dog's bark is playful or aggressive.

Kate McAlpine-Michigan • futurity
June 7, 2024 ~6 min

During sleep, brains try to predict the future

During sleep, some neurons not only replay the recent past but also anticipate future experience, research in rats shows.

Silvia Cernea Clark-Rice • futurity
June 7, 2024 ~9 min

AI search answers are the fast food of your information diet – convenient and tasty, but no substitute for good nutrition

An information scientist explains that while Google’s AI Overviews and other AI search tools may look enticing, you shouldn’t rely on them to fill all your search needs.

Chirag Shah, Professor of Information Science, University of Washington • conversation
June 7, 2024 ~8 min

Sidewalk robots could shovel snow or act as crossing guards

New research brings robot experts together with people with disabilities to come up with new ideas for robots roaming sidewalks.

Carnegie Mellon • futurity
June 6, 2024 ~8 min

New way to peek inside crystals is like X-ray vision

New research sheds light on never-before-seen interiors of crystal structures.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
June 6, 2024 ~7 min

Team finds ‘missing’ 550 million-year-old sea sponge

The discovery of a sea sponge missing from the fossil record sheds light on a mystery that's stumped scientists for years.

Kelly Izlar-Virginia Tech • futurity
June 6, 2024 ~6 min

AI plus gene editing promises to shift biotech into high gear

AI has learned the ins and outs of proteins. Gene editing gives scientists control of life’s molecular machinery. Together they could lead to a revolution in biotechnology.

Marc Zimmer, Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut College • conversation
June 6, 2024 ~8 min

Chinese Spacecraft Collects Samples from Far Side of Moon

VOA Learning English • voa
June 5, 2024 ~5 min