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  • Turning greenhouse gas into fuel

    Greenhouse gases are a major contributor to climate change. They have increased in concentration over the last century and are a very common air pollutant. Now, they may become a useful source of energy.

    SciTech | September 9, 2019
  • AI beats professionals in 6-player poker

    Poker has long been a formidable challenge facing the field of AI. Players doesn’t know their opponents’ cards or thought process in bluffing or strategy, unlike other games such as chess or Go, which do not have this hidden element. This makes existing successful machine learning strategies ineffective in poker.

    SciTech | August 19, 2019
  • Scientists make 3D heart using personalized bio-ink

    Over the last several years, 3D printing technology has allowed designers and enthusiasts to produce all sorts of items without an extensive manufacturing pipeline, from shoes to artwork to robots. There have been some applications in medicine, such as “printing” drugs and prosthetics, but never something as complex and critical as a human organ.

    SciTech | April 22, 2019
  • SpaceX and Boeing compete for funding

    It has been decades since humans last stepped foot on the moon. While unmanned landings have allowed scientists to study the lunar surface from a distance, NASA wants to do better — put humans back on the moon by 2024. Five years ago, NASA decided it would select two private providers to design and build a spacecraft that could transport U.S. astronauts to the moon. As part of its Commercial Crew ...

    SciTech | April 15, 2019
  • Mars may have deep groundwater

    The red planet might not be so red after all, at least on the inside. A new study from the University of Southern California Arid Climate and Water Research Center (AWARE) suggests that there could still be active deep groundwater wells on Mars, potentially resulting in surface streams in equatorial regions of the planet. The research follows a discovery by the Italian Space Agency in mid-2018 of ...

    SciTech | April 8, 2019