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Self-Taught AI May Have a Lot in Common With the Human Brain

For a decade now, many of the most impressive artificial intelligence systems have been taught using a huge inventory of labeled data. An...

A Wheel Made of ‘Odd Matter’ Spontaneously Rolls Uphill

In a physics lab in Amsterdam, there’s a wheel that can spontaneously roll uphill by wiggling.This “odd wheel” looks simple: just six small...

Epigenetic ‘Clocks’ Predict Animals’ True Biological Age

A new tool from Belsky and his colleagues, introduced in 2020 and updated earlier this year, acts as an aging speedometer. In creating...

The Webb Space Telescope Snaps Its First Photo of an Exoplanet

The JWST’s size and sensitivity enabled it to collect more light from this planet than any previous observatory has obtained. (Its photo looks...

Electric Fish Genomes Reveal How Evolution Repeats Itself

Along the murky bottom of the Amazon River, serpentine fish called electric eels scour the gloom for unwary frogs or other small prey....

How the Physics of Nothing Underlies Everything

Most of the quantum fields that fill our universe have one, and only one, preferred state, in which they’ll remain for eternity. Most,...

At Long Last, Mathematical Proof That Black Holes Are Stable

In 1963, the mathematician Roy Kerr found a solution to Einstein’s equations that precisely described the spacetime outside what we now call a...

A Father-Son Team Solves a Geometry Problem With Infinite Folds

After their 2015 success, the researchers set out to use their flattening technique to address all finite polyhedra. This change made the problem...

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Africa Bitcoin Conference Starts December 5th – Tech Zone Daily

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