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Like Adults, Children by Age 3 Prefer Seeing Fractal Patterns

By the time children are 3 years old they already have an adult-like preference for visual fractal patterns commonly seen in nature, according to ...


Researchers have discovered a uniquely quantum effect in erasing information that may have significant implications for the design of quantum computing chips. Their surprising discovery brings back ...

The Mathematical Values of Linear A Fraction Signs

A recent study has shed new light on the Minoan system of fractions, one of the outstanding enigmas tied to the ancient writing of ...


When you only have fossils to go off of, it's hard to tell which dinosaur traits, like size and ornamentation, are related to the animals' sex, and which traits are related to other things like age. ...
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Engineers demonstrate how a testing strategy they call 'distanced online testing' can effectively reduce students' ability to receive help from one another in order to score higher on ...

AI Identifies Social Bias Trends in Bollywood, Hollywood Movies

An automated computer analysis method designed by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists makes it possible to track social biases across decades of Bollywood and Hollywood ...

Thermodynamics of Computation: A Quest to Find the Cost of Running a Turing Machine


Brain-NET, a Deep Learning Methodology, Accurately Predicts Surgeon Certification Scores Based on Neuroimaging Data

Researchers demonstrated how a deep learning framework they call 'Brain-NET' can accurately predict a person's level of expertise in terms of their surgical motor skills, based solely ...

Language May Undermine Women in Science and Tech

Researchers examined gender stereotypes baked into 25 languages to explore why fewer women enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

What Do 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Macbeth,' and a List of Facebook Friends All Have in Common?

A new study shows how vastly complex communication networks can efficiently convey large amounts of information to the human brain. Researcher found that works of literature, musical pieces, and ...

AI Sentencing Tools Need to Be Closely Scrutinized

Judges should closely vet the AI tools they use to help them predict whether a defendant is likely to re offend, urges a new ...

Limits on Evolution Revealed by Statistical Physics

What is and is not possible for natural evolution may be explained using models and calculations from theoretical physics, say researchers. To explain this the limits of evolution, researchers ...

Solution to Century-Old Math Problem Could Predict Transmission of Infectious Diseases

An academic has achieved a milestone in statistical/mathematical physics by solving a 100-year-old physics problem -- the discrete diffusion equation in finite ...

New Model Predicts the Peaks of the COVID-19 Pandemic

研究人员描述了一个单一的功能,可以准确地描述有源Covid-19案例和死亡的所有现有数据 - 并预测即将到来的......

High Variability Is Result of Complex Data Workflows

A new study offers new evidence that the complexity of contemporary analytical methods in science contributes to the variability of research ...

New Study Estimates the Odds of Life and Intelligence Emerging Beyond Our Planet

Despite knowing when life first appeared on Earth, scientists still do not understand how life occurred, which has important implications for the likelihood of finding life elsewhere in the universe. ...

Identifying Light Sources Using Artificial Intelligence

Identifying sources of light plays an important role in the development of many photonic technologies, such as lidar, remote sensing, and microscopy. Traditionally, identifying light sources as ...

What Is an Individual? Information Theory May Provide the Answer

Despite the near-universal assumption of individuality in biology, there is little agreement about what individuals are and few rigorous quantitative methods for their identification. A new approach ...

Psychiatry: Five Clearly Defined Patterns

Psychiatrists have used a computer-based approach to assign psychotic patients diagnosed as bipolar or schizophrenic to five different subgroups. The method could lead to better therapies for ...

New Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Better Predicts Corn Yield

With some reports predicting the precision agriculture market will reach $12.9 billion by 2027, there is an increasing need to develop sophisticated data-analysis solutions that can guide management ...


Theoretical physicists have found a deep link between one of the most striking features of quantum mechanics -- quantum entanglement -- and thermalization, which is the process in which something ...

How Human Social Structures Emerge

What rules shaped humanity's original social networks? The earliest social networks were tightly knit cultural groups made of multiple biologically related families. That single group would then ...

Mathematicians Put Famous Battle of Britain 'What If' Scenarios to the Test

Mathematicians have developed a new model to explore what the impact of changes to Luftwaffe tactics would actually have been. Their approach uses statistical modelling to calculate how the Battle ...

An Algorithm for Large-Scale Genomic Analysis

The examination of Haplotypes makes it possible to understand the heritability of certain complex traits. However, genome analysis of family members is usually necessary, a tedious and expensive ...

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