Cofounder of Google DeepMind Mustafa Suleyman. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch) DeepMind, a Google-owned artificial intelligence company, has developed an AI system that can accurately identify 50 different types of eye condition as accurately as a doctor. The system — capable of analysing 3D retinal OCT scans for early signs of conditions like glaucoma,
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MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) – Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show. Cars drive through Ramon Crater during the Perseid meteor shower near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel,
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Plexal EntranceGrimshaw Architects Plexal is the innovation centre and coworking space at Here East in the heart of the Olympic east London. Tech startups and scaleups from across industries (everything from AI and cybersecurity to HealthTech and EdTech) connect and collaborate in a unique environment. 12 female-founded businesses recently took part in Plexiglass: an eight-week
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Normally, when you think of particle accelerators you think of very large structures that are made of lots of shiny metal, wires hanging from the ceiling and are normally located in remote locations. But imagine an accelerator that you could hold in your hand, or even
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FOCA, Bosnia (Reuters) – A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye. A meteor streaks across the skies over the Sand Pyramids during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in the village
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The heat wave that has swept Europe over the summer may not be very pleasant for the human population, but rare pink tropical birds at a nature reserve in southwest England sure seem excited. Officials at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Slimbridge, a wetland wildlife reserve in Gloucestershire, said in a statement Thursday that six Andean flamingos laid
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Saturday would have been Eijkman’s 160th birthday.Jynto via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thiamine_cation_3D_ball.png) In the 1870s, an epidemic struck Indonesia. The disease was familiar to people in east Asia; Indonesians knew it as beriberi, from the word “beri” which means “weak,” and it had been an occasional problem in the region for thousands of years. But suddenly
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A small hydropower dam in Zambia with a capacity of 1 MWUNIDO In 2008, Switzerland introduced a feed-in tariff to promote the expansion of renewable energy sources.  While the law incentivized sources such as wind and solar, the developers of small hydropower projects were the biggest beneficiaries: following passage of the feed-in tariff, 116 small
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The rooftops of our cities are wowefully under-utilised, despite the constant-battle for land (Image credit: Shutterstock) With space at a premium, cities are exploring new ways to make better use of their rooftops. Our cities have never been denser, taller, or busier than they are now, and with that, comes the constant battle for land.
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When it comes to online dating, a majority of men and women pursue partners who are “out of their league”, reaching out to people who are 25 percent more desirable than themselves, according to a new study. University of Michigan professors Elizabeth Bruch and M.E.J. Newman, who study human behaviour, analysed the messages between heterosexual
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Birds perceive colors in categories just like humans do: a recent study shows that zebra finches perceive red or orange, even when reality is a shade somewhere in between A female zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) with colored discs that she had been trained to flip over. The birds were rewarded with a food treat hidden
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock As Russian gold hunters sifted through rocks they came across something entirely more valuable, a meteorite found to host an alien mineral we have yet to document. The mineral was found in the Uakit meteorite, which was named for the tiny town in eastern Russia
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