Science and Technology links (February 6th 2021)

  1. You can use artificial intelligence and satellite images to count the number of elphants found in the wild.
  2. It appears that a billion people on Earth now use an iPhone. The number would be higher if not for the pandemic.
  3. A supplement used by body builders (alpha-ketoglutarate) made old mice healthier, and they lived longer as a result. The treated mice looked biologically younger.
  4. According to an article published in Nature, the Antartic continent has not warmed in the last seven decades. The sea ice area has also grown.
  5. It appears that children with autism become less active physically over time compared to neurotypical children.
  6. We are getting a signal from the closest star to our own (Proxima Centauri) and the signal might be a sign of intelligent life.
  7. New research suggests that adding cheese and red wine to the diet daily, and lamb on a weekly basis, may also improve long-term cognitive outcomes.

Published by

Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

2 thoughts on “Science and Technology links (February 6th 2021)”

  1. The activity of kids with autism piece is glaringly obvious in hindsight. The predominant physical activity of young boys is team games. Boys with autism spectrum disorder often find themselves marginalised socially, so the opportunity to play these games is diminished accordingly.

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