University of California, Berkeley, researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before.
New robots can see into their future
The International Space Station (ISS) has a ‘very diverse’ community of microbes that more closely resembled that of homes than of humans, researchers said.
Microbes found on ISS resembles homes on Earth
Imagine a bottle of laundry detergent that can sense when you're running low on soap — and automatically connect to the Internet to place an order for more.
In first, 3D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics
Artificial intelligence is getting some better perspective. Like a person who can read someone else’s penmanship without studying lots of handwriting samples, next-gen image recognition AI can more easily identify familiar sights in new situations.
New setup for image recognition AI lets a program think on its feet
An astronomer in Australia has published a new map of the cosmos' high-velocity gas. It's the most detailed map ever of the Universe's fast-moving molecular clouds.
New map details the Universe's high-velocity gas
Gorillas don't need to witnesses others cleaning their food to adopt the behavior. They can learn it on their own — spontaneously.
Gorillas can learn to clean food on their own, without social cues
Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the precursors to new drugs and plastics, according to new findings from The University of Manchester.
Uranium to replace plastic?  Chemistry breakthrough could pave the way for new materials
The lack of ability to ‘smell fear’ may reveal clues about behavior and brain development in people with autism, a new study found.
Autism affects ability to smell fear
By forcing light to go through a smaller gap than ever before, researchers have paved the way for computers based on light instead of electronics.
Squeezing light into a tiny channel brings optical computing a step closer
Since the 2009 discovery of a highly energy-efficient class of solar cell materials known as HOIPs — hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites —researchers have been working to understand exactly how these promising materials tick at the molecular level, in order to improve the durability of their performance.
Discovery could bring better efficiency to a new class of solar cells

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