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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)
How does playing with other children affect toddlers' language learning?
Toddlers are surprisingly good at processing the speech of other young children, according to a new study. (2019-07-10)
Good home learning in early years boosts your secondary school achievements
The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child's early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement. (2019-07-07)
Researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder
Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and difficulty standing or walking. (2019-07-03)
Researchers cast neural nets to simulate molecular motion
New work from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Florida is showing that artificial neural nets can be trained to encode quantum mechanical laws to describe the motions of molecules, supercharging simulations potentially across a broad range of fields. (2019-07-02)
Sleep readies synapses for learning
Synapses in the hippocampus are larger and stronger after sleep deprivation, according to new research in mice published in JNeurosci. (2019-07-01)
Snails show that variety is the key to success if you want to remember more
Neuroscientists at the University of Sussex have revealed the factors that impact on memory interference, showing that a change is as good as a rest when it comes to retaining more information. (2019-06-26)
Babies can learn link between language and ethnicity, study suggests
Eleven-month-old infants can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity, recent research from the University of British Columbia suggests. (2019-06-25)
Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level
A team of scientists from the Universities of Oxford, Cornell and San Jose State, collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new Machine Learning (ML) technique, to finally understand how electrons behave in important quantum materials. (2019-06-25)
Music students do better in school than non-musical peers
High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. (2019-06-24)
An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers' job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers' job satisfaction. (2019-06-11)
Engineers use graph networks to accurately predict properties of molecules and crystals
Nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed new deep learning models that can accurately predict the properties of molecules and crystals. (2019-06-10)
Lettuce have it! Machine learning for cr-optimization
At Earlham Institute, artificial intelligence-based techniques such as machine learning is moving from being merely an exciting premise to having real-life applications, where it's needed most: improving efficiency and precision on the farm. (2019-06-10)
Machine learning approach for low-dose CT imaging yields superior results
Machine learning has the potential to vastly advance medical imaging, particularly computerized tomography (CT) scanning, by reducing radiation exposure and improving image quality. (2019-06-10)
Pitt and CMU researchers discover how the brain changes when mastering a new skill
Researchers have discovered what happens in the brain as people learn how to perform tasks, which could lead to improved lives for people with brain injuries. (2019-06-10)
Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals
Using a new model that couples human behaviour to climate systems, researchers discovered including social processes can alter climate change predictions, a finding that may help reduce global warming. (2019-06-06)
Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental
Many people, including educators, believe learning styles are set at birth and predict both academic and career success even though there is no scientific evidence to support this common myth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-05-30)
DeepMind's new gamer AI goes 'for the win' in multiplayer first-person video games
DeepMind researchers have taught artificially intelligent gamers to play a popular 3D multiplayer first-person video game with human-like skills -- a previously insurmountable task. (2019-05-30)
Intelligent algorithms for genome research
In order to find out which genes are responsible for diseases such as cancer or diabetes, scientists nowadays frequently resort to using machine-learning models. (2019-05-29)
Early statin treatment may help children with Fragile X
Children with an inherited form of intellectual disability and autism could be helped by a medicine commonly used to lower cholesterol, if used early in life, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2019-05-29)
Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning and recovery
A combination of visual training and a recently developed brain stimulation technique boosts learning in healthy adults and cortically blind patients, according to research published in JNeurosci. (2019-05-27)
Brain stimulation enhances visual learning speed and efficiency
Brain stimulation, when coupled with visual training therapy, has dramatic effects on increasing learning speed and retention in both healthy adults and patients who have experienced vision loss due to stroke or other brain injury. (2019-05-27)
Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality
Scientists from the University of Bristol's Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL) and ETH Zurich have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change. (2019-05-23)
What we think we know -- but might not -- pushes us to learn more
Our doubts about what we think we know pique our curiosity and motivate us to learn more, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. (2019-05-23)
New framework improves performance of deep neural networks
Researchers have developed a new framework for building deep neural networks via grammar-guided network generators. (2019-05-21)
Artificial intelligence becomes life-long learner with new framework
A project of the US Army has developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence systems to better learn new tasks while forgetting less of what they have learned regarding previous tasks. (2019-05-20)
'Brand Me' presentations increase students' confidence and enhance their employability
The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their employability. (2019-05-17)
Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning
A team of researchers from Osaka University and The University of Tokyo developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography (MEG), demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological disease diagnoses using MEG. (2019-05-16)
The insular cortex processes pain and drives learning from pain
Neuroscientists at EPFL have discovered an area of the brain, the insular cortex, that processes painful experiences and thereby drives learning from aversive events. (2019-05-16)
Machine learning predicts mechanical properties of porous materials
Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some, could be as important to the 21st century as plastics were to the 20th. (2019-05-15)
Framework improves 'continual learning' for artificial intelligence
Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while 'forgetting' less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks. (2019-05-15)
Study: Treats might mask animal intelligence
Rewards are necessary for learning, but may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study with rodents and ferrets. (2019-05-14)
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