Debut of the global mix-master

Columbia, SC (SPX) Aug 27, 2015

Trekking across the high Canadian Arctic almost 20 years ago, Howie Scher had an unexpected encounter that helped fix the course of his career.

An undergraduate on a research expedition over summer break, Scher was part of a scientific group traveling deep into the Arctic Circle to collect basalt cores for paleomagnetic analysis. But as focused as the team was on finding rocks with magneti —> Read More

Biophysicists take small step in quest for ‘robot scientist’

Washington DC (SPX) Aug 27, 2015

Biophysicists have taken another small step forward in the quest for an automated method to infer models describing a system’s dynamics – a so-called robot scientist. Nature Communications published the finding – a practical algorithm for inferring laws of nature from time-series data of dynamical systems.

“Our algorithm is a small step,” says Ilya Nemenman, lead author of the study and a —> Read More

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