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A better way to search through scientific papers

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) is not just for playing games. It also has important practical uses. One such is in Semantic Scholar, a system developed by researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, in Seattle, for the purpose of ferreting out the scientific papers most relevant to a particular problem. Read more…

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Ophelia’s strange path

IRELAND is not renowned for its great weather. It takes a lot of rain to create those forty shades of green. But it is not the kind of place you would expect to be affected by a hurricane. That, though, is what is happening today, as former Hurricane Ophelia batters Read more…

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Gravitational-wave astronomy starts in earnest

THE timing was impeccable, to the point where one might wonder if it had been stage-managed. Less than two weeks after Sweden’s Royal Academy of Science announced that it was awarding this year’s Nobel physics prize “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”, that Read more…

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