For those working in the field of advanced artificial intelligence, getting a computer to simulate brain activity is a gargantuan task, but it may be easier to manage if the hardware is designed more like brain hardware to start with. This emerging field is called neuromorphic computing. And now engineers at MIT may have overcome a significant hurdle - the design of a chip with artificial synapses.
To date, Einstein's theory of general relativity may have stood up to test after test, but that doesn't mean it's infallible - or that scientists should stop trying to test it. Every time the theory holds, we learn something valuable about the Universe. In 2012, the discovery of a new star system showed promise as a new testing ground. And now it, too, has been proven by an international team of researchers to fall right in line with Einstein's theory.
Back when vertebrates were just emerging, the world was inhabited by some pretty peculiar creatures. We know of their existence from the impressions left behind in shale beds hundreds of millions of years old, once sediment at the bottom of a body of water. Now researchers have found a new species, a bristle-covered worm with long feelers on its head, and it's helping us understand how annelid heads evolved - a group of animals that today includes earthworms and leeches.
My town has some pretty great public art tucked away in out-of-the-way places.
One of the more prominent pieces is a series of painted panels of people enjoying nature.
But the last one is sorta creepy. It's supposed to be people watching a comet, but... Heaven's Gate, maybe..? https://t.co/bgFND41d6f
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".