Category Archives: Vitenskap

IBM’s supercomputer: Jeopardy was too easy, time to cure cancer | Ars Technica

IBM’s Watson, the supercomputer that gave our best two Jeopardy-playing humans what-for in three nights of play two years ago, is now showing mortals how to do better at another classic human struggle: curing cancer. Watson has spent the last year parsing data on cancer treatments from the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Center, and is now being offered as a cloud-based application for determining the best course of action for cancer patients.

Via IBM’s supercomputer: Jeopardy was too easy, time to cure cancer | Ars Technica.

Re-re-re-thinking the rise of mammals and death of the dinosaurs | Ars Technica

A new analysis, published in Science now pushes back against the molecular data. A large team of authors tracked thousands of individual traits in more than 125 species (40 of them known only from fossils) to build the biggest reconstruction of the history of mammals ever attempted. In doing so, they find the first placental mammal probably didn’t exist until after the non-avian dinosaurs were gone, the study even provides some hints of what it might have looked like.

Via Re-re-re-thinking the rise of mammals and death of the dinosaurs | Ars Technica.