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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Machine Learning Takes On Antibiotic Resistance

By KATHERINE HARMON COURAGE

To combat resistant bacteria and refill the trickling antibiotic pipeline, scientists are getting help from deep learning networks.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE  (2019)

 

Foundations Built for a General Theory of Neural Networks

By KEVIN HARTNETT

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MICROBIOLOGY(2018)
 

‘Broadband’ Networks of Viruses May Help Bacteria Evolve Faster

By JONATHAN LAMBERT

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MATERIALS SCIENCE
 

Ideal Glass Would Explain Why Glass Exists at All

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

Glass is anything that’s rigid like a crystal, yet made of disordered molecules like a liquid. To understand why it exists, researchers are attempting to create the perfect, still-hypothetical “ideal glass.”

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QUANTUM PHYSICS(2019)

 

With a Simple Twist, a ‘Magic’ Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics

By DAVID H. FREEMAN

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Q&A
 

Cryptography Pioneer Seeks Secure Elections the
Low-Tech Way

By SUSAN D'AGOSTINO

Ronald Rivest helped come up with the RSA algorithm, which safeguards online commerce. Now he’s hoping to make democratic elections more trustworthy.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2016)

 

The Devil in the Polling Data

By PRADEEP MUTALIK
 

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QUANTIZED ACADEMY
 

How Rational Math Catches Slippery Irrational Numbers

By PATRICK HONNER

Finding the best way to approximate the ever-elusive irrational numbers pits the infinitely large against the infinitely small.

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NUMBER THEORY(2019)

 

New Proof Settles How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi

By KEVIN HARTNETT
 

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THE JOY OF X
 

Tadashi Tokieda’s Special
Kind of Magic

Hosted by STEVEN STROGATZ

The mathematician Tadashi Tokieda and host Steven Strogatz explore what we can learn about the world from simple “toys” with remarkable physical or mathematical properties.

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QUANTA SCIENCE PODCAST
 

Heat-Loving Microbes, Once Dormant, Thrive Over Decades-Old Fire

Podcast produced by SUSAN VALOT; story by CARRIE ARNOLD

In harsh ecosystems around the world, microbiologists are finding evidence that “microbial seed banks” protect biodiversity from changing conditions.

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