Remains of a Rare Flying Reptile Dug Up in Australia

VOA Learning English • voa
June 20, 2024 ~4 min

Small planets may be best targets in hunt for ‘second Earth’

A rocky planet with a large moon may have good potential to host life, given that the moon controls essential aspects for life on Earth.

David Andreatta - U. Rochester • futurity
June 20, 2024 ~7 min

‘Glassy gels’ are stretchy, sticky, and super tough

"Glassy gels" are super hard but can stretch up to five times their original length without breaking and then return to their original shape.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
June 20, 2024 ~6 min

We’re using drones to map the temperatures of lizards and this could boost reptile conservation

New research documents how drones were used to track the temperatures of the Bay Islands anole lizard on the Honduran island of Utila.

Emma Higgins, Lecturer in Ecology, University of South Wales • conversation
June 20, 2024 ~6 min

Apple Partners with OpenAI to Bring AI Tools to iOS Devices

VOA Learning English • voa
June 19, 2024 ~5 min

People are worried about the media using AI for stories of consequence, but less so for sports and entertainment

People are concerned about the use of AI in newsrooms, but it depends on the type of news. Sports and entertainment don’t draw the same concern.

Nic Newman, Senior Research Associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford • conversation
June 19, 2024 ~8 min

Lynn Conway was a trans woman in tech − and underappreciated for decades after she helped launch the computing revolution

The trailblazing engineer was co-inventor of a technique for designing computer chips that laid the groundwork for the computing revolution.

Mar Hicks, Associate Professor of Data Science, University of Virginia • conversation
June 19, 2024 ~7 min

Researchers leverage shadows to model 3D scenes, including objects blocked from view

This technique could lead to safer autonomous vehicles, more efficient AR/VR headsets, or faster warehouse robots.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
June 18, 2024 ~8 min

Research Explores How Space Travel Affects Human Body

VOA Learning English • voa
June 17, 2024 ~5 min

Understanding the visual knowledge of language models

LLMs trained primarily on text can generate complex visual concepts through code with self-correction. Researchers used these illustrations to train an image-free computer vision system to recognize real photos.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 17, 2024 ~6 min