Developing a secure, un-hackable net

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018   University College London A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un- hackable quantum network. To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been…

How can humans keep the upper hand on artificial intelligence?

Public Release: 4-Dec-2017   EPFL researchers have shown how human operators can maintain control over a system comprising several agents that are guided by artificial intelligence Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne   IMAGE: The researchers from right to left: Rachid Guerraoui, Alexandre Maurer, El Mahdi El Mhamdi, from the Distributed Programming Laboratory, EPFL. Credit: ©Alain…

Virtual reality for bacteria

Public Release: 1-Dec-2017   An interdisciplinary group of researchers interfaced individual bacteria with a computer to build a hybrid bio-digital circuit – Study published in Nature Communications Institute of Science and Technology Austria   Caption Individual cells are digitally guided along pre-specified trajectories of fluorescent gene expression. 48 Escherichia coli cells are arranged vertically in…

Cells programmed like computers to fight disease

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017   Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions – thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology by the University of Warwick University of Warwick   IMAGE: This is a figure showing RNA sequence of command. Credit: Professor Jaramillo/University of Warwick Cells can be programmed…

AI uses less than two minutes of videogame footage to recreate game engine

Public Release: 11-Sep-2017   Georgia Institute of Technology Game studios and enthusiasts may soon have a new tool at their disposal to speed up game development and experiment with different styles of play. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new approach using an artificial intelligence to learn a complete game engine, the basic…

Discovery of boron on Mars adds to evidence for habitability

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017   Boron compounds play role in stabilizing sugars needed to make RNA, a key to life DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory IMAGE: A selfie of the NASA Curiosity rover at the Murray Buttes in Gale Crater, Mars, a location where boron was found in light-toned calcium sulfate veins. Credit: CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Los Alamos,…

Monkeys with Parkinson’s disease benefit from human stem cells

Public Release: 30-Aug-2017   Transplantation of neurons made from induced pluripotent stem cells show long-term benefit in monkeys with Parkinson’s disease Center for iPS Cell Research and Application – Kyoto University IMAGE: Monkeys show reduced Parkinsonian symptoms following a donor-matched iPS cell-based therapy. Credit: Misaki Ouchida, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University…