Winter 2016

New algorithms for recognizing and categorizing data

New algorithms for recognizing and categorizing data






Humans have the incredible capacity to learn how to recognize and categorize stimuli, even if only given a small portion of the object or rotating it to a different angle. However, this task is difficult for machines, which must follow strict commands that are often unique to specific situations. Any […]

 
 

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs






It is easy to abandon one’s baggage when one is caught in the chaos that is characteristic of airports and train stations. However, the consequence of such a mistake is not light. The emergency services have to enter the scene on the assumption that the baggage is an improvised explosive […]

 
 

Evidence of a new epoch

Evidence of a new epoch






While there is little doubt that human development – including deforestation and urban development – has changed the landscape of the Earth, scientists are still debating whether human activity has become significant enough to define a new epoch in the geological time scale. An international team of scientists, the Anthropocene […]

 
 

Ouch! Opioid blockers and the production of pain

Ouch! Opioid blockers and the production of pain






Pain serves an important function in alerting the body to negative inputs and preventing damage. However, some people with a mutation in the SCN9A gene, which codes for the critical sodium channel Nav1.7, are unable to sense any pain at all (1). Pain insensitivity is an extremely rare condition, with […]

 
 
 
 
 

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