Tag: "intelligent" at biology news
US citizens hail court ruling
...y. According to others, the decision reveals that intelligent
design is a disguised form of religious creationis...n, the cornerstone of modern biology, and promoted intelligent
design as alternative to evolution. Judge Jones wrote in his decision released today ( http://www.p...
Scientist honored with second-most cited research paper of the decade
... goal is to solve one of the greatest mysteries in intelligent
drug design- how specific, targeted drugs can kill viruses or cancer cells by finding their way around the human body's complex chemistry and innumerable defenses. The 1997 paper describes a computer program used to process the data coming from X-ra...
Finding life on Mars and outer space begins by examining Earth's inner space
...think of finding life on other planets as locating intelligent
life forms elsewhere in our galaxy. But astrobiologists are approaching this question by looking for simple, microbial life forms in the backyard of our own Solar System," said Jack Farmer, Ph.D., an astrobiologist at Arizona State University. "Most...
Astronomer announces shortlist of stellar candidates for habitable worlds
...dio transmissions from stellar neighborhoods where intelligent
civilizations might lurk or they can try to actual...hose seeking only to listen for radio signals from intelligent
civilizations--the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence or SETI--and five candidates for those w...
Anti-evolutionism in AmericaWhat's ahead?
... of successful court challenges to the teaching of intelligent
design. "The goal of this symposium," said organizer Dr. Irving Wainer of the National Institute on Aging, "is to set the basis for a united effort of the scientific community, allied with the religious, educational and business sectors, to educate...
AAAS denounces anti-evolution laws as hundreds of K-12 teachers convene for 'Front Line' event
...ge teachers and students to explore the concept of intelligent
design or other non-scientific "alternatives" to e...rict Court Judge John E. Jones III, who found that intelligent
design is based on religion, not science. Science and religion "need not be incompatible," AAAS off...
At Berkeley: Intelligently designed molecular evolution
...roducts, have been created through, of all things, intelligent
design. A team of researchers with the Lawrence B...sling said. "We are recapitulating evolution into intelligent
design. In the case of this particular Grand fir enzyme synthase, it naturally makes a soup of smal...
...dely known, it will raise awareness that these are intelligent
animals who deserve respect and protection.'...
Royal Museum to host 'improbable' science event
...audience will have a chance to prove they are most intelligent
person on the planet or at least in the room and music will be provided by the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group singing " The Count of Infinity". The free event at the museum will last from 2.30-4pm and is co-sponsored by The Royal Society a...
Biggest physics meeting of the year
...New York Times will describe how the evolution and intelligent
design issue has been covered in her newspaper. (Tuesday night, March 14, Marriot Hotel, Grand Salon V) BUILDING A BETTER VIRUS Viruses are very simple organisms, consisting of little more than a membrane surrounding genetic material. The microor...
The 'oxygen imperative'
...at oxygen would be a good proxy for the search for intelligent
life elsewhere in the universe. "If you can detect oxygen or ozone in the atmosphere," Raymond said, "that would be a great marker, along with water, for finding a habitable planet." Raymond and Segr's findings suggest that additional evolutionary se...
Dover 'intelligent design' decision to be topic of national forum
...ers to read a statement to students that suggested intelligent
design (ID) is as valid a theory as evolution to explain life's beginnings. Jones wrote that what he saw presented at the six-week-long trial showed "overwhelming evidence . . . that ID is a religious view, a mere relabeling of creationism, and not a...
FSU to host national forum on the future of science education
...Dover" will focus heavily on the issue of teaching intelligent
design versus evolution, particularly in light of ... discussion. The forum also will extend beyond the intelligent
design controversy to examine how a greater emphasis on science education is essential to the nation...
FDG PET takes its place as a valuable tool in diagnosing fevers of unknown origin
...an earlier diagnosis saves time since PET leads to intelligent
further testing, not a buckshot approach," he added. PET is a safe, effective and painless biological imaging exam that uses very small amounts of radioactive material targeted to specific organs, bones or tissues. Radiotracers (such as FDG) are inj...
Microbes transform 'safest' PBDEs into more harmful compounds
...formed into more toxic forms, we need to make more intelligent
policy decisions with respect to how, or even if, we should use these compounds," Alvarez-Cohen says. PBDEs are used in televisions, computers, wire insulation, upholstery and many other products containing plastic and foam. If these products overhea...
Controlling robots that search for Mars life
...nd will be capable of operating autonomously using intelligent
onboard software. Automated control a major advance This automated mode of operation is a major advance for ESA, long used to controlling spacecraft directly using human controllers. And not only will the rover's onboard control systems be new...
BACS breathes perception into robots
...imize existing learning algorithms, and to realize intelligent
artificial systems. The scientific work being carried out under BACS makes robots with new capabilities a real prospect: robots capable of handling incomplete information, analyzing their environment, acquiring context-specific knowledge, interpret...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt receive $15 million from NSF to found center to improve quality of life
...neering knowledge base enabling the development of intelligent
systems that co-exist and work with people, particularly those with impairments. These intelligent
systems could include devices that a person carries or wears, a mobile system that a person rides or...
UC Riverside researchers show how the brain turns on innate behavior
...ations in engineering new behaviors in animals and intelligent
robots. Innate or "instinctive" behaviors are inborn and do not require learning or prior experience to be performed. Examples include courtship and sexual behaviors, escape and defensive maneuvers, and aggression. Using the common fruit fly ...
Top researcher-educators receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
...applying advanced neural concepts to the design of intelligent
controllers that can adapt quickly and reduce crashes in damaged civilian and military aircraft. She has become a leader in the new field of adaptive dynamic programming, which provides general-purpose methods for managing and designing complex syste...
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