“They’re here … to help and improve our lives,” The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago announces on its Web site. MSI is hosting a new national touring exhibit, Robot Revolution, which explores how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together. It allows guests to step into a visionary world where robots are not just a curiosity, but a vital asset.
A new work based on 3-D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock...
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This new series of four articles takes a look at the new UK’s Medicines and Heathcare products...
This 100x photo of diatoms received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. The photograph was taken using darkfield, polarized light and Rheinberg illumination.
Review and Critique of the MRHA Data Integrity Guidance for Industry — Part 4: System Design, Definitions and Overall AssessmentMay 29, 2015 1:56 pm | by R.D. McDowall, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments
This is the final part of a series reviewing and critiquing recent MHRAguidance for industry on data integrity. The first part of the series provided a background to the guidance document and discussed the introduction. The second part reviewed the data governance system, and the third part discussed data criticality and lifecycle. This part reviews the system design, some of the definitions, and finishes with an overall assessment.
Review and Critique of the MRHA Data Integrity Guidance for Industry — Part 3: Data Criticality and Data Life CycleMay 29, 2015 12:21 pm | by R.D. McDowall, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments
This is the third of a four-part series reviewing and critiquing the recent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency guidance for industry document on data integrity. The first part of the series provided a background to the guidance document and discussed the introduction to the document. The second part reviewed and discussed the data governance system. In this part, we will look at data criticality and the data life cycle.
Review and Critique of the MRHA Data Integrity Guidance for Industry — Part 2: Data Governance SystemMay 29, 2015 11:27 am | by R.D. McDowall, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments
This is the second of a four-part series reviewing and critiquing the recent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance for industry document on data integrity. The first part of the series provided a background to the guidance document and discussed the introduction to the document. In this part, we will look at the MHRA requirement for a data governance system.
What do Rudolph Guliani, Robert Diniro, Dennis Hopper, James Brown, Arnold Palmer, Joe Torre, Dan Fogelberg, Colin Powell, John Kerry, Johnny Ramone, Francois Mitterand, Robert Frost, and Frank Zappa have in common? They have lived with, or died from, prostate cancer. Every 19 minutes, an American man dies from prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and is the most common cancer in men...
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths to link changes in the surface to interior changes. Its data includes images of the sun in 10 wavelengths every 10 seconds. When AIA images are sharpened a bit, such as this channel image, the magnetic field can be readily visualized through the bright, thin strands that are called "coronal loops."
ISC Events has announced that registration is now open for the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data event, which will be held this fall in Frankfurt, Germany. The entire conference will take place at the Frankfurt Marriott hotel, located in the city center. The three-day event will kick off with a full-day workshop on September 28, followed by the main program on September 29 and 30.
Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue — but not until they can learn to keep working when damaged. A paper shows robots automatically recover from injury in less than two minutes. A video of the work shows a six-legged robot adapt to keep walking even if two of its legs are broken. It also shows a robotic arm that learned how to correctly place an object even with several broken motors.
A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining how spacetime emerges from quantum entanglement in a more fundamental theory. Physicists and mathematicians have long sought a Theory of Everything (ToE) that unifies general relativity and quantum mechanics...
Every few years, unusual weather brings torrential rainfall and warm, nutrient-poor water to the coasts of Peru and Ecuador, devastating the fishing economies. Although this might seem like a local storm, the system — known as the El Niño–Southern Oscillation — has global effects. Typically, the next winter is much warmer in western North America, wetter in the southeastern United States, and drier in the Pacific Northwest.
Scientists have created underwater robot swarms that function like schools of fish, exchanging information to monitor the environment, searching, maintaining, exploring and harvesting resources in underwater habitats. The EU supported COCORO project explored and developed collective cognition in autonomous robots in a rich set of 10 experimental demonstrators, which are shown in 52 videos.
Pope Francis, Once a Chemist, to Issue Document Laying out Moral Justification to Fight Global WarmingMay 27, 2015 2:47 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming. Pope Francis, once a chemist, will soon issue an authoritative church document laying out the moral justification for fighting global warming, especially for the world's poorest billions.
Today’s industrial robots are remarkably efficient — as long as they’re in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be. But put them in an unfamiliar setting, where they have to think for themselves, and their efficiency plummets. And the difficulty of on-the-fly motion planning increases exponentially with the number of robots involved. For even a simple collaborative task...
‘Colouring Water’ — a photograph by Michael Angelo Richardson from the Netherlands — has won the top prize in the Sentinel-2 Colour Vision photo competition. Richardson will receive a trip to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), the European Space Agency (ESA)’s operations center in Darmstadt, Germany, as a guest at the VIP event on the night of the Sentinel-2A launch. The satellite is scheduled for liftoff on a Vega rocket...
Scientists whose research projects would significantly benefit from enhanced global network connectivity are invited to submit a project proposal to 2015 Enlighten Your Research Program Global (EYR-Global). The deadline is June 7. The EYR-Global program represents an important step forward in helping researchers in all fields to incorporate advanced global research networks to significantly improve discoveries and collaboration.