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Opening up the black box of heterogeneous catalysis
Researchers from ICIQ's López group present a new method that allows for the rational design of heterogeneous catalysts. (2019-10-15)
Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment
Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study. (2019-10-15)
Illumination of abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment
The neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time by an international collaboration of university research teams. (2019-10-11)
Researchers use game theory to successfully identify bacterial antibiotic resistance
Washington State University researchers have developed a novel way to identify previously unrecognized antibiotic-resistance genes in bacteria. (2019-10-09)
NYU scholar makes recommendations to end disparities in stem for English learners
In her latest research article, published in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), NYU Professor Okhee Lee provides recommendations to support a federal mandate in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 which requires that English language proficiency standards align with content standards. (2019-10-08)
SwRI, international team use deep learning to create virtual 'super instrument'
A study co-written by a Southwest Research Institute scientist describes a new algorithm that combines the capabilities of two spacecraft instruments, which could result in lower cost and higher efficiency space missions. (2019-10-07)
Rewarding teamwork is key to improving primary children's spelling, says study
Pupils do better in spelling tests if teachers reward them for team -- rather than individual -- performance, according to new findings published in the peer-reviewed journal Educational Psychology. (2019-10-03)
Object identification and interaction with a smartphone knock
A KAIST team has featured a new technology, 'Knocker', which identifies objects and executes actions just by knocking on it with the smartphone. (2019-10-02)
Researchers study the mechanisms behind learning and long-term memory in the brain
With this new information, researchers will be able to learn more about long-term memory storage and the implications this may have for understanding Alzheimer's disease and other disorders that result in memory loss. (2019-10-02)
Secrets of the molecular makeup of cannabis
High levels of cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis can offset the neuropsychiatric effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by preventing activation of an emotional processing pathway, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2019-09-30)
Evolution of learning is key to better artificial intelligence
Researchers at Michigan State University say that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper published in The American Naturalist explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did -- with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence. (2019-09-20)
Parental involvement plays key role in children's academic attainment, research shows
This is a peer-reviewed mixed methods study. New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive effect on a child's academic attainment -- regardless of age or socio-economic status. (2019-09-19)
Learning to read boosts the visual brain
How does learning to read change our brain? Does reading take up brain space dedicated to seeing objects such as faces, tools or houses? (2019-09-18)
The market in your head
When bidding in a competitive market, our brains use a special type of heuristic to adjust the price depending on the success of previous attempts to buy goods. (2019-09-17)
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. (2019-09-17)
Predictable esports: Amateurs and professionals sit differently in a chair
A group of scientists from Skoltech, the MIPT, and the State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in St. (2019-09-13)
Lessons in learning
A new Harvard study shows that, though students felt like they learned more from traditional lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in active learning classrooms. (2019-09-05)
AI learns complex gene-disease patterns
A deep learning model improves the ability to identify genes potentially involved in disease. (2019-09-02)
Lack of oxygen doesn't kill infant brain cells, as previously thought
Research, conducted at OHSU and published in the Journal of Neuroscience, raises new concerns about the vulnerability of the preterm brain to hypoxia. (2019-08-29)
Small changes, big gains: Low-cost techniques dramatically boost learning in STEM classes
Low-cost, active teaching techniques -- particularly group work and worksheets -- substantially improve learning in university science classes, according to a new study involving 3,700 University of British Columbia (UBC) biology students. (2019-08-28)
AI learns to model our Universe
An international team has used AI to create a 3D simulation of the Universe. (2019-08-28)
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes
CSHL neuroscientist Anthony Zador shows how evolution and animal brains can be a rich source of inspiration for machine learning, especially to help AI tackle some enormously difficult problems, like doing the dishes. (2019-08-21)
Babbling babies' behavior changes parents' speech
New research shows baby babbling changes the way parents speak to their infants, suggesting that infants are shaping their own learning environments. (2019-08-21)
Applying machine learning in intelligent weather consultation
Machine learning is an important future research direction to incorporate weather forecast data and coupled models into a hybrid computing framework to explore and study the structure and features of observational and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data. (2019-08-20)
What's more powerful, word-of-mouth or following someone else's lead?
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, UCLA and the University of Texas published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, that reveals the power of word-of-mouth in social learning, even when compared to the power of following the example of someone we trust or admire. (2019-08-13)
Machine learning for damaging mutations prediction
Scientists from Russia and India have proposed a novel machine-learning-based method for predicting damaging mutations in the protein atomic structure. (2019-08-12)
Take a break! Brain stimulation improves motor learning
In a joint study, Jost-Julian Rumpf from the University of Leipzig and Gesa Hartwigsen from MPI CBS suggest the process of motor learning probably already begins during short interruptions of practice. (2019-08-09)
The brain inspires a new type of artificial intelligence
Using advanced experiments on neuronal cultures and large scale simulations, scientists at Bar-Ilan University have demonstrated a new type of ultrafast artifical intelligence algorithms -- based on the very slow brain dynamics -- which outperform learning rates achieved to date by state-of-the-art learning algorithms. (2019-08-09)
Why so fly: MU scientists discover some fruit flies learn better than others
Fruit flies could one day provide new avenues to discover additional genes that contribute to a person's ability to learn and remember. (2019-08-07)
Questions during shared book reading with preschoolers need to be more challenging
When it comes to challenging young minds to grow language, asking how and why during shared book reading to preschoolers can be more beneficial, according to new research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-08-06)
Surgery simulators are key to assessment of trainees
Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can help neurosurgeons develop the skills they need before they step in the operating room, according to a new study. (2019-08-02)
New study explains a secret to more efficient learning
A new study could hold the key to learning languages, teaching children colors or even studying complex theories. (2019-07-24)
Smaller class size means more success for women in STEM
A new study demonstrates that increasing class size has the largest negative impact on female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classrooms, and offers insights on ways to change the trend. (2019-07-24)
Carnegie Mellon research identifies new pathways for sensory learning in the brain
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an automated, robotic training device that allows mice to learn at their leisure. (2019-07-18)
Older adults: Daunted by a new task? Learn 3 instead
Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. (2019-07-17)
DistME: A fast and elastic distributed matrix computation engine using GPUs
DGIST announced on July 4 that Professor Min-Soo Kim's team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed the DistME (Distributed Matrix Engine) technology that can analyze 100 times more data 14 times faster than the existing technologies. (2019-07-17)
Machine learning platform guides pancreatic cyst management in patients
Researchers have created a comprehensive test based on machine learning algorithms to better guide the management of patients with pancreatic cysts -- a potential precursor of pancreatic cancer. (2019-07-17)
Take flight! Automating complex design of universal controller for hybrid drones
Hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are drones that combine the advantages of multi-copters and fixed-wing planes. (2019-07-16)
Possibilities of the biosimilar principle of learning are shown for a memristor-based neural network
Lobachevsky University scientists together with their colleagues from the National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute' (Moscow) and the National Research Center 'Demokritos' (Athens) are working on the hardware implementation of a spiking neural network based on memristors. (2019-07-12)
New superomniphobic glass soars high on butterfly wings using machine learning
Glass for technologies like displays, tablets, laptops, smartphones, and solar cells need to pass light through, but could benefit from a surface that repels water, dirt, oil, and other liquids. (2019-07-11)
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