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Drum dance and science: Tuktoyaktuk summer camp combines STEM with traditional skills

Drum dance and science: Tuktoyaktuk summer camp combines STEM with traditional skills

On a rainy Thursday in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, last week a group of children, using paper and a sewing needle, built an amplifier for the turntables they were learning to build. It was part of a four-week camp in July that incorporates traditional learning with science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM fields. “I …

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Because researchers are teaching this AI to fly a plane

Because researchers are teaching this AI to fly a plane

In February, for the first time, a Black Hawk helicopter flew alone with no humans on board. The autonomous military helicopter project involved both DARPA and Sikorsky, which produces the UH-60 helicopters. Meanwhile, in some places, companies like Zipline and Wing deliver goods via drones. Other companies are working on electric air taxis to transport …

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Besieged Spider Biologist Resigns from University |  Science

Besieged Spider Biologist Resigns from University | Science

With a fundamental research misconduct hearing approaching, a behavioral ecologist under fire for more than 2 years for data irregularities or possible fabrication in dozens of publications has resigned from his prestigious position at McMaster University, Science He learned. The Canadian school confirmed in a statement yesterday that it has reached a “confidential” agreement with …

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Astronomers question their science after distant galaxy emits bizarre radio signals that “go the wrong way”

Astronomers question their science after distant galaxy emits bizarre radio signals that “go the wrong way”

Representative image of the MACS J0717 galaxy cluster (X-ray: NASA / CXC / SAO / van Weeren et al .; Optical: NASA / STScI; Radio: NSF / NRAO / VLA) The apple falls from the tree because gravity follows precise rules on our planet. We feel sleepy after eating rice because it helps release the …

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Surveys Commissioned by the 16th Century Spanish King Provide an Unprecedented Ecological Snapshot |  Science

Surveys Commissioned by the 16th Century Spanish King Provide an Unprecedented Ecological Snapshot | Science

In the 1770s, when King Philip II of Spain sent emissaries to monitor the flora and fauna of the villages of central and southern Spain, he was not thinking about ecological networks or extinction. He just wanted to know exactly what he owned. Thus, he asked at least two people in each village to describe …

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“New Era in Digital Biology”: AI Reveals Structures of Almost All Known Proteins |  Science

“New Era in Digital Biology”: AI Reveals Structures of Almost All Known Proteins | Science

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind stunned many scientists with the release of expected structures for around 350,000 proteins, part of the work recognized as ScienceThe turning point of the year 2021. Yesterday, DeepMind and its partners went far, far beyond. The company has unveiled the likely …

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Ordinary Computers Can Beat Google’s Quantum Computer After All |  Science

Ordinary Computers Can Beat Google’s Quantum Computer After All | Science

If the era of quantum computing began 3 years ago, its rising sun may have been hiding behind a cloud. In 2019, Google researchers claimed they passed a milestone known as quantum supremacy when their Sycamore quantum computer performed an abstruse computation in 200 seconds that would have blocked a supercomputer for 10,000 years. Now, …

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With innovative bioreactor as uterus, mouse stem cells are transformed into embryos full of organs |  Science

With innovative bioreactor as uterus, mouse stem cells are transformed into embryos full of organs | Science

What happens in embryonic development is one of nature’s best kept secrets, which unfolds deep inside the mother’s body. Now, the researchers have opened a new window on the process. They made artificial mouse embryos from stem cells, with no need for sperm or eggs, and used an innovative bioreactor to grow their creations longer …

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