Is This New Design a Major Step Toward Portable AI Devices?

Researchers in the emerging field of “neuromorphic computing” have attempted to design computer chips that work like the human brain. Instead of carrying out computations based on binary, on/off signaling, like digital chips do today, the elements of a “brain on a chip” would work in an analog fashion, exchanging a gradient of signals, or “weights,” much like neurons that activate in various ways depending on the type and number of ions that flow across a synapse.

Details

Using Food to Teach About the Environment

For someone like me, who thinks and reads about food all the time, it is hard, if not impossible, to ignore the prevalence of news reports about the detrimental effects of our food choices on the environment. Recently the buzz centered on food waste, methane release, and the impact on global climate.

Details

Coastal Project to Address Climate Adaptation

Rapid climate change and an increasing range of climate impacts are already being felt along the U.S. coast, and new research suggests that Northeast coastal waters may be more vulnerable to climate change and ocean acidification than previously thought.

Details

Are Doctors Over Prescribing ADHD Medications?

Children have been told to be seen and not heard. Unfortunately if a child has a higher amount of energy then other children his age he may be medically labeled with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Details