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Nov 25, 2022

An automated system for the assessment and grading of adolescent delinquency using a machine learning-based soft voting framework

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Adolescent (or juvenile) delinquency is defined as the habitual engagement in unlawful behavior of a minor under the age of majority. According to studies, the likelihood of acquiring a deviant personality increases significantly during adolescence. As a result, identifying deviant youth early and providing proper medical counseling makes perfect sense. Due to the scarcity of qualified clinicians, human appraisal of individual adolescent behavior is subjective and time-consuming. As a result, a machine learning-based intelligent automated system for assessing and grading delinquency levels in teenagers at an early stage must be devised.

Nov 25, 2022

Artificial Intelligence Agent Is a Winner at (the Game of) Diplomacy

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An artificial intelligence (AI) agent named CICERO has mastered the online board game of Diplomacy. This is according to a new study by the Meta Fundamental AI Research Diplomacy Team (FAIR) that will be published today (November 22) in the journal Science.

AI has already been successful at playing competitive games like chess and Go which can be learned using only self-play training. However, games like Diplomacy, which require natural language negotiation, cooperation, and competition between multiple players, have been challenging.

The new agent developed by FAIR is not only capable of imitating natural language, but more importantly, it also analyzes some of the goals, beliefs, and intentions of its human partners in the game. It uses that information to figure out a plan of action that accounts for aligned and competing interests, and to communicate that plan in natural language, the researchers say.

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Nov 25, 2022

In a First, Scientists See How Water Stores Extra Protons

Posted by in category: futurism

Scientists capture complex structure in a molecule-deep pool of ice.

Nov 25, 2022

AI: The Beast or Jerusalem? | Jonathan Pageau & Jim Keller | #308

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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Jonathan Pageau, and Jim Keller dive into the world of artificial intelligence, debating the pros and cons of technological achievement, and ascertaining whether smarter tech is something to fear or encourage.

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Nov 24, 2022

Making Cosmic Magnets on Earth

Posted by in categories: habitats, physics, space

Greer and Ivanov agree that existing, albeit limited, data on tetrataenite’s magnetic properties suggest that it may not match high-performance neodymium-based magnets. But the researchers maintain that optimization of the tetrataenite casting process could improve its magnetic properties and thus make it a worthwhile option. “It is good to have a wider range of permanent magnet materials, because that allows better balancing of such factors as magnetic performance and environmental impact,” Greer says. “A one-for-one swap with rare-earth magnets is not necessarily the goal.”

For now, the team has demonstrated how to make a piece of tetrataenite, but they say that future work will focus on how to consolidate many pieces into a bulk magnet. “The analogy here would be that we have shown we can make a brick—a piece of tetrataenite—but not yet a house—a magnet,” Greer says.

Beyond materials science, the researchers hint that this work may even impact astrophysics research as scientists reconsider how long it takes for tetrataenite to develop in a meteorite and how fast the cooling rate is in that space environment.

Nov 24, 2022

Two Paths to a Magnetic Gradiometer

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

From the slivers of natural magnetite used as the earliest magnetic compasses to today’s cryogenically cooled superconducting quantum interference devices, researchers have employed many diverse means to measure magnetic fields. Now Robert Cooper at George Mason University, Virginia, and colleagues have added two more [1]. Their instruments, which are variations on a high-precision instrument called an optically pumped atomic magnetometer, are the first demonstrations of “intrinsic radio-frequency gradiometers.” These devices are especially suited to measure weak, local radio-frequency sources while excluding background fields.

At the heart of an optically pumped atomic magnetometer lies a gas of alkali atoms whose spins are aligned by a circularly polarized laser—the optical pump. The presence of an external magnetic field perturbs the spin axis of these atoms, showing up as a change in the polarization direction of the probe beam—a second, linearly polarized laser that is also transmitted through the gas.

In the devices devised by Cooper and his colleagues, the probe beam makes multiple passes through the alkali gas, maximizing the device’s sensitivity to weak fields. In one setup, a high-power probe beam takes a single M-shaped route through the gas, passing twice through a pair of vapor cells. In the other, a low-power beam traces overlapping V-shaped paths, passing 46 times through a single vapor cell.

Nov 24, 2022

A Dense, Cold Gas of Europium Atoms

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A Bose-Einstein condensate of europium atoms provides a new experimental platform for studying quantum spin interactions.

Nov 24, 2022

Researchers suggest that wormholes may look almost identical to black holes

Posted by in category: cosmology

A group of researchers at Sofia University has found evidence that suggests the reason that a wormhole has never been observed is that they appear almost identical to black holes.

In their paper published in the journal Physical Review D Petya Nedkova, Galin Gyulchev, Stoytcho Yazadjiev and Valentin Delijski describe studying theoretical linear polarization from an that would be situated around a class of static traversable wormholes and compared the findings to images of .

For many years, scientists and science fiction writers have considered the theoretical possibility of a . Such an object, suggests, would take the form of a tunnel of sorts that connects two different parts of the universe. Moving through the tunnel would allow for travel to distant destinations in ways not available to spaceships incapable of moving faster than the —by taking a shortcut.

Nov 24, 2022

New CRISPR-based tool inserts large DNA sequences at desired sites in cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Building on the CRISPR gene-editing system, MIT researchers have designed a new tool that can snip out faulty genes and replace them with new ones, in a safer and more efficient way.

Using this system, the researchers showed that they could deliver as long as 36,000 DNA base pairs to several types of human cells, as well as to liver cells in mice. The new technique, known as PASTE, could hold promise for treating diseases that are caused by with a large number of mutations, such as cystic fibrosis.

“It’s a new genetic way of potentially targeting these really hard to treat diseases,” says Omar Abudayyeh, a McGovern Fellow at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research. “We wanted to work toward what was supposed to do at its original inception, which is to replace genes, not just correct individual mutations.”

Nov 24, 2022

Study explores how emotions elicited

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, neuroscience

Some neuroscience studies suggest that distinct human emotional states are associated with greater activity in different regions of the brain. For instance, while some parts of the brain have been associated with all emotional responses, the hypothalamus has often been linked to sexual responses and feelings of intimacy, the hippocampus to the retrieval of emotion-eliciting memories, and the amygdala to fear and anger.

Humans can experience emotional responses to an extremely wide range of sensory and environmental stimuli, including the food they consume. So far, however, relatively few studies have explored the link between emotional states elicited by different food flavors and activity in different parts the (i.e., the part of the brain responsible for higher cognitive processes).

Researchers at Niigata University, Hyogo College of Medicine, Meiji University, the Sakagami Dental Clinic and Otemae Junior College have recently carried out a study investigating the elicited by differently flavored chewing gums and the cortical activity associated with these responses. Their findings, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, highlight the potential role of the left prefrontal cortex in eliciting emotional states during the consumption of palatable (i.e., pleasant-tasting) or less flavorful foods.

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