Could there be a future with smaller, less bulky VR headsets?
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Using nanostructures on a flat piece of glass can make lenses smaller, lighter and much cheaper – while providing better image quality.
Some 17,000 U.S. troops aided in the Caribbean relief effort after hurricanes Irma and Maria. That’s roughly equivalent to the U.S. military’s humanitarian mission in the Philippines after Typhoon Hiyan in 2013.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Compared to its foreign disaster missions, the US military mobilized slowly after Maria. But in numbers, capacity and logistics coordination, its work in Puerto Rico was on par with other aid efforts.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin with President Trump on Jan. 11, 2018, a day before Trump gave the go-ahead for Medicaid work requirements.
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Calls for work requirements for Medicaid recipients ignore the fact that many already do work. A Harvard doctor points out the problems in trying to help only the 'deserving' poor.
Veteran Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astatke continues to have an extraordinary mobility and exposure to a wide range of musical sounds.
2018 : Année de l'intelligence artificielle ?
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L’intelligence artificielle a déjà envahi nos vies. Le rythme va s’accélérer. Nicolas Miailhe prend le temps de réfléchir à la situation et a lancé « The AI Initiative » : lieu de débat multiculturel.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Congress may have averted a shutdown, but don't get too excited, warns a Harvard budget expert. The deal isn't sustainable long term.
Para ilmuwan telah lama berusaha memahami jawabannya.
Orang-orang kreatif sepertinya memiliki koneksi khas di antara tiga jaringan otak yang pada umumnya bekerja terpisah.
Video games can help train the brain to hear better.
A new study finds it's possible to train the brain to better distinguish between speech and background noise.
Exercise equipment in a yard outside the East Block for condemned prisoners at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Mass incarceration harms the health of prisoners, their families and the people who work in detention centers.
New research concludes that there are many “Lost Einsteins” in America – children who had the ability to become inventors but didn’t because of where they were born.
A new analysis shows how family background influences who grows up to invent. The key to turning things around? Expose kids to more inventors.
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Comment déterminer les âges de la vie où se sont produits les divergences entre deux espèces ? Grâce aux horloges moléculaires : l’ADN comme minuterie.
While some are declaring that democracy has had its day, others see this as a time to develop more truly democratic ways of living.
Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910
Is it really time to eulogise democracy, or are we rather on the cusp of a new phase in its long and varied life?
The answer has long eluded scientists.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
Super-black feathers on these guys are like looking into a dark cave.
Male Birds of Paradise have patches of super-black plumage that absorb 99.95 percent of light. New research identified their feathers' microscopic structures that make them look so very dark.
More and more students at Harvard are examining their admission files to try to understand how they got in. The U.S. government is also plans to examine the files as part of a discrimination case filed by 63 Asian- American groups.
Students and government officials alike hope Harvard's admission files will yield clues about who gets in and why, but a Harvard researcher says their efforts will be in vain.
While California’s shocking and deadly wildfires are a tragedy making headlines, future crises lurk beneath the surface elsewhere.
From California's fires to the Rohingya, headlines can be overwhelming these days. But that doesn't mean we should neglect so-called 'silent crises,' which can quickly erupt into global disasters.
Seeds and cereals are assessed in in laboratories to check the quality of the grains.
African countries, like Nigeria and Ethiopia, increased their food production using a system-wide approach, and not the traditional reliance on isolated projects.
Zimbabweans welcome Emmerson Mnangagwa back from his brief exile in South Africa.
Zimbabwe's new leader needs to shake off his infamous reputation and the suspicion that he is merely another Mugabe in a younger frame.
HIV cells (in red) attacking an organism.
Understanding where there are high numbers of new HIV infections is important to establishing whether interventions are working or not.
Large markets in Africa support the move for more trade in goods, services and assets.
Viewed against the odds of success in getting 55 countries to foster meaningful regional integration, Africa has made commendable progress in crafting its own creative approach.