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Machine challenges leading theory of physics

Machine challenges leading theory of physics

Science
CernPhysicists have uncovered a potential flaw in a theory that explains how the building blocks of the Universe behave.The Standard Model (SM) is the best theory we have to explain the fine-scale workings of the world around us. But we've known for some time that the SM is a stepping stone to a more complete understanding of the cosmos.Hints of unexpected behaviour by a sub-atomic particle called the beauty quark could expose cracks in the foundations of this decades-old theory.The findings emerged from data collected by researchers working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It's a giant machine built in a 27km-long circular tunnel underneath the French-Swiss border. It smashes together beams of proton particles to probe the limits of physics as we know it.The mystery behaviour by the be...
US election 2020: ‘Why I bought a voting machine on eBay’

US election 2020: ‘Why I bought a voting machine on eBay’

Technology
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Study: MRI with machine learning reveals brain changes from PTSD

Study: MRI with machine learning reveals brain changes from PTSD

Health
Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A new machine learning approach added to conventional magnetic resonance imaging can identify the regions of the brain causing dissociative symptoms in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers found in a study published Friday by the American Journal of Psychiatry. Although MRI has long been used to document changes in the brain that occur as a result of a number of neurological conditions, bolstering the approach with machine learning enabled researchers to uncover and measure changes in functional connections between different regions of the brain in women with PTSD. Advertisement These altered connections correlated with their dissociative symptoms, including memory loss or amnesia, the researchers said. "This new work may help us to establish a new sta...
Personal mobility machine needs no help at Tokyo airport

Personal mobility machine needs no help at Tokyo airport

Technology
An autonomous mobility system that works like a wheelchair without anyone pushing it is scuttling around a Tokyo airport to help with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemicBy YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business WriterJune 8, 2020, 7:30 AM2 min read2 min readTOKYO -- An autonomous mobility system that works like a wheelchair without anyone pushing it is scuttling around a Tokyo airport to help with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The personal mobility machine seats one person and runs on its own without crashing, even when people jump out unexpectedly, for about 600 meters (660 yards) on a pre-programmed route at Haneda International Airport, WHILL, the company behind the technology, said Monday. WHILL Chief Executive Satoshi Sugie said robotics and autonomous driving tech...
Machine ‘could quadruple’ heart and lung transplants

Machine ‘could quadruple’ heart and lung transplants

Science
The number of heart and lung transplants could quadruple thanks to a "reanimation" machine used in a pioneering operation, a hospital says.The device, developed at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, managed to pump oxygenated blood into both organs in a world-first procedure. The machine can revitalise deteriorating organs allowing "donation after circulatory death" (DCD).Hospital surgeon Pedro Catarino said it was like "recharging the batteries"."It is reanimation and then it replenishes the energy stores of the heart, what we call reconditioning, which allows it be transplanted," he said."We think it could at least double and perhaps quadruple the number of [heart and lungs] available for transplant."He said it was desperate...