Science

Oxygen Observed at 250 Million Years Post Big Bang

International researchers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the Very Large Telescope to detect the formation of stars and oxygen in the galaxy MACS1149-JD1, from 13.3 billions ago, about 250 million years after the Big Bang. (May 16, 2018)

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Helium Found in Exoplanet

Researchers at University of Exeter (UK) have found helium in the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-107b using the Hubble Space Telescope. It marks the first time helium has been observed in a planet outside our solar system. (May 2, 2018)

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Asteroids Hit Us at Random

Researchers from ETH Zurich's Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology reviewed asteroid-impact data and offer that asteroids do not occur periodically, as has been hypothesized. (Mar 7, 2017 - Yes, this is over a year old but is news to me)

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New Fossils of Jurassic Crocodiles

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences have found 180myo-fossils in Hungary that provide information on how crocodiles began evolving into dolphins and orca forms. (May 11, 2018).

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Exoplanet with No Clouds Detected

Scientists at University of Exeter have detected an exoplanet that is free of clouds. The planet is about the mass of Saturn but about 20% bigger than Jupiter. (May 7, 2018)

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AI for Predicting Autism at 3 Months

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed an algorithm that can diagnose autistic spectrum disorder in children as early as 3 years old with good sensitivity and specificity. (May 1, 2018)

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George Burgin Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Natural Selection, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. George Burgin will be receiving a lifetime achievement award from the AIAA San Diego Section for his pioneering efforts over multiple decades using evolutionary computation for aerospace applications. Working with Dr. Lawrence Fogel (my dad) and under funding from NASA Langley, Burgin succeeded in programming the “Adaptive Maneuvering Logic” that was used for air-to-air combat flight training in the 1970s-1980s. Burgin also demonstrated the value of evolutionary computation in the control logic of supersonic aircraft. Already recognized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society for his pioneering efforts in evolutionary algorithms and games, I’m thrilled to see him also receive recognition for his many efforts to bring machine learning to aerospace! (Apr 19, 2018)

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