Synthetic Enamel Could Make Teeth Stronger and Smarter

Enamel, the tough outer covering of a tooth, is the hardest substance in the human body. It is also notoriously difficult to replicate artificially. Throughout history, dentists have repaired damaged and decayed teeth with everything from beeswax to mercury composites to modern ceramic- or resin-based materials. But they might soon have a synthetic option that … Read more

Rocket scientists aren’t any smarter than the rest of us, science says

The phrase “It’s not rocket science” is commonly used to describe tasks that aren’t difficult or complicated. But are rocket scientists really smarter than everyone else? That was a vital question that researchers sought to answer in a new study published in the annual light-hearted Christmas issue of the high-profile medical journal BMJ; the study … Read more

DeepMind experiment shows AI must grow smarter, not just bigger

The dominant approach to building more advanced artificial intelligences is simply to scale up their computing power, but AI firm DeepMind says we are reaching a point of diminishing returns Technology 8 December 2021 By Matthew Sparkes Training large artificial intelligences requires a lot of computing power sefa ozel/Getty Images DeepMind says that teaching machines … Read more