DeepMind, Alphabet’s London-based artificial intelligence unit, has produced software that can predict the shape of some proteins, a significant development that could transform the life sciences, according to some experts. For decades, scientists have been grappling with the way proteins in the human body develop unique three-dimensional shapes. On Monday, DeepMind said a new AI-software...
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For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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