Imperial Valley News
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Planning algorithms for teams of robots fall into two categories: centralized algorithms, in which a single computer makes decisions for the whole team, and decentralized algorithms, in which each robot makes its own decisions based on local observations.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Jeffrey Grossman thinks we’ve been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing the real value of that diversity and complex chemistry. Coal could become the basis for solar panels, batteries, or electronic devices, he and his research team say.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - For hundreds of millions of years, Earth’s climate has remained on a fairly even keel, with some dramatic exceptions: Around 80 million years ago, the planet’s temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The Earth eventually recovered, only to swing back into the present-day ice age 50 million years ago.
Durham, North Carolina - Leading food policy experts will sit down with corporate CEOs on Wednesday, April 27, at Duke University to discuss how government and business can shape solutions to complex challenges such as food safety and security, hunger and obesity.
Seattle, Washington - The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states’ varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new University of Washington study finds.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - When looking for love, people take more risks with their money when they believe fewer potential mates are available.