The third neural network is based on the ubiquitous convolutional neural network architecture that is widely used in image analysis, the most popular of which has been ResNet. It is this third network, based on convolutions, that has produced the surprising new sources of information about molecules that Stevens finds most interesting. But it is the combination of the three networks that adds up to the greatest predictive accuracy. … [Read more...] about ‘We are doing in a few months what would normally take a drug development process years to do’: DoE’s Argonne Labs battles COVID-19 with AI
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Sintering Whether or not they include urea, geopolymers are a promising alternative to sintering, the other main approach being explored for lunar construction, says Phil Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida and an expert on lunar resources. Sintering involves blasting regolith with high amounts of energy so that it melts together. Power is hard to come by on the Moon, and building large structures would require megawatt-scale solar farms that feed all their power to a sintering facility. It’s easier to scale polymer-based construction, but Metzger is skeptical that urine will end up being the superplasticizer of choice on the Moon. Instead, he says that polymers will likely be brought from Earth or mined from the lunar ice. … [Read more...] about On the Moon, astronaut pee will be a hot commodity
Two greats set in the past Now is the perfect time to read Lovecraft Country, the 2016 dark fantasy/horror novel by Matt Ruff, since HBO's adapted series will debut in August. Set in the Jim Crow era of the 1950s, it's structured almost as a series of short stories, although everything is inter-related and hangs together beautifully as a whole. The first quarter focuses on Atticus, a black Korean war veteran and big H.P. Lovecraft fan, despite the author's notorious racism. When his estranged father disappears, leaving a cryptic message, Atticus sets out on a road trip from Chicago's South Side to rural Massachusetts. He's accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. … [Read more...] about Ars’ summer reading guide for our very surreal summer
All these changes make for awkward times when people happily driving decade-old cars butt up against the modern driving machine. You can see this in discussions on the Internet. The Internet commenter must be heavily underrepresented in car industry focus groups, since most posts about cars tell us that the author wouldn't be caught dead letting a car brake for them, steer for them, or shift their gears. And they certainly don't want large screens to take the place of the traditional buttons and double-DIN car stereos. Yet every OEM I speak to points at customer demand for the "smartphone experience in their cars" as the driving force behind it all. … [Read more...] about Does too much technology make a car artificial?