AI weather forecasters, mapping the human brain and the 2021 science Nobel prizes.
In this episode:
00:52 Improving the accuracy of weather forecasts with AI
Short-term rain predictions are a significant challenge for meteorologists. Now, a team of researchers have come up with an artificial-intelligence based system that weather forecasters preferred to other prediction methods.
Research article: Ravuri et al.
08:02 Research Highlights
The vaping robot that could help explain why some e-cigarettes damage lungs, and the sea-slugs that steal chloroplasts to boost egg production.
Research Highlight: This robot vapes for science
Research Highlight: Solar-powered slugs have a bright reproductive future
10:29 A map of the motor cortex
A group of researchers are undertaking an enormous task: to make a cellular atlas of the entire brain. This week, they publish a suite of papers that has accomplished this feat for one part of the brain — the motor cortex.
Research Article: BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network
News and Views: A census of cell types in the brain’s motor cortex
Editorial: Neuroscientists make strides towards deciphering the human brain
17:58 Nobel News
Flora Graham from the Nature Briefing joins us to talk about the winners of this year’s science Nobels.
News: Medicine Nobel goes to scientists who discovered biology of senses
News: Climate modellers and theorist of complex systems share physics Nobel
News: ‘Elegant’ catalysts that tell left from right scoop chemistry Nobel
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