Hey AI, What’s Shakin’? And The Spaghetti Challenge

With so many people wondering when the next earthquake, the “Big One” is going to occur, it’s awesome to know that scientists are making progress using Artificial Intelligence to predict aftershocks. Who knows? Maybe one day they will be able to predict all types of earthquakes! Check out this story, “Google and Harvard use AI to predict earthquake aftershocks,” and other cool tech news here and more on our website @ TechNews4Kids.

Aftershock Predictions Using AI

VentureBeat VentureBeat

Researchers from Harvard have teamed up with Google’s AI division and built an AI model that can predict where aftershocks will occur up to a year after a major earthquake! They used data from many famous earthquakes to train the AI, from all around the world over the past few decades. Even though there were no official seismologists participating in the study, those involved call themselves computational earth scientists. It is incredible what we, and machines can learn from data! Read more about this interesting story here.

The Spaghetti Challenge — with a twist!

MIT News MIT News

Have you ever broken dry spaghetti noodle sticks? If you’re a scientist, then you may have wondered why it always breaks into more than two pieces. That’s what piqued physicist Richard Feynman. Too bad he wasn’t around many years later when MIT students solved the mystery! I bet you never thought that breaking thousands of spaghetti sticks would help us understand crack formation and how to control fractures in building materials. Read more about it here.

You Light Up My Life!

TimeForKids TimeForKids

Did you know that some animals can actually make their own light with their bodies? This is called bioluminescence. Animals are bioluminescent for a variety of reasons — two of which are self-defense and attracting mates! Scientists are using what they are learning from it to study cancer and hopefully advance the search for the cure. Read more about it here and be sure to watch the video!

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