Glassfrogs lay their eggs on leaves hanging over streams in tropical rainforests, which makes them tasty snacks for snakes, insects, and other predators. When the survivors hatch, they drop into the streams to begin life as tadpoles.
Math meets “warp drive” in a virtual reality headset that transports anyone who wears the visor into a reality twisted by hyperbolic geometry.
Every day countless headlines emerge from myriad sources across the globe, both warning of dire consequences and promising utopian futures – all thanks to artificial intelligence. AI “is transforming the workplace,” writes the Wall Street Journal, while Fortune magazine tells us that we are facing an “AI revolution” that will “change our lives.” But we don’t really understand what interacting with AI will be like – or what it should be like.
Science funding is intended to support the production of new knowledge and ideas that develop new technologies, improve medical treatments and strengthen the economy. The idea goes back to influential engineer Vannevar Bush, who headed the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II. And the evidence is that science funding does have these effects.
In order to map one of the world’s largest viruses, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope.