ARTIFICIAL EYE

An artificial eye is a prosthesis which is used to replace a missing or damaged eye. In order to accomplish the goal of creating a visual prosthesis, scientists had to develop a camera which could interact with the brain by stimulating the optic nerve. Continue reading “ARTIFICIAL EYE”

Physics boosts artificial intelligence

Researchers from Caltech and the University Of Southern California report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning techniques, they developed a method of extracting a rare Higgs boson signal from copious noise data. Continue reading “Physics boosts artificial intelligence”

Measurement promises picture of Milky Way

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have directly measured the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Milky Way Galaxy from the Sun. Continue reading “Measurement promises picture of Milky Way”

In a First, Collision of Neutron Stars Detected

For the first time, scientists have found conclusive evidence that short gamma ray burst, often observed by satellites, are indeed created by colliding neutron stars, something only speculated for decades. Joint observations have also given them an independent way of measuring the expansion rate of the universe.  Continue reading “In a First, Collision of Neutron Stars Detected”

Explain Mysterious Dimming Star

Massimo Marengo’s work in stellar astrophysics keeps returning to the mysterious dimming of Tabby’s star some 1,000 light years from Earth. This particular middle-aged star — KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s Star or Bayesian’s Star, after Tabatha Bayesian, a Louisiana State University astronomer and lead author of a 2016 paper introducing the star — is an interesting case. Continue reading “Explain Mysterious Dimming Star”

Apollo 11 Spacecraft Traveling Exhibit Lands In Space Center

Small in size but giant in its historical stature, Columbia, the Apollo 11 command module, has taken center stage at Space Center Houston, where it is premiering on display as the star of the Smithsonian’s new “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” traveling exhibit. Continue reading “Apollo 11 Spacecraft Traveling Exhibit Lands In Space Center”