An Overview of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an ever-growing field of study dedicated to the creation of intelligent machines that are adaptable to certain situations that arise. In contrast to normal machines, AI systems are programmed to think on their own and assess their environment to make the appropriate changes for solutions. Continue reading

From Infinity to the Brain

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Brain

We have watched the science of medical imaging grow so much over the last several decades that perhaps we should not be surprised at another potentially huge leap in this technology. But, when you start talking about using space born technology here on earth to help cure brain tumors, that is exciting. Continue reading

AstroBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-04-27

Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Making Region

Several million stars are vying for attention in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula. 30 Doradus is the brightest star-forming region in our galactic neighbourhood and home to the most massive stars ever seen. Continue reading

AstroBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-03-30

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site Seen in Unprecedented Detail

The clearest view yet of the famous Apollo 11 landing site on the moon was captured by a NASA spacecraft in orbit around our planet’s natural satellite. The agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter zeroed in on Mare Tranquillitatis, or the Sea of Tranquility — the place where humans first touched down on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. Continue reading