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Feb 3, 2023

After Cousin’s Diagnosis, Researcher Builds Non-Invasive Device To Detect Breast Cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Researcher Geetha Manjunath quit her job to launch Thermalytix, an AI solution that offers a radiation free and non invasive way to detect breast cancer in women.

Feb 3, 2023

Until further notice, think twice before using Google to download software

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Searching Google for downloads of popular software has always come with risks, but over the past few months, it has been downright dangerous, according to researchers and a pseudorandom collection of queries.

“Threat researchers are used to seeing a moderate flow of malvertising via Google Ads,” volunteers at Spamhaus wrote on Thursday. “However, over the past few days, researchers have witnessed a massive spike affecting numerous famous brands, with multiple malware being utilized. This is not ‘the norm.’”.

Feb 3, 2023

This one-atom chemical reaction could transform drug discovery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry

Pharmaceutical synthesis is often quite complex; simplifications are needed to speed up the initial phase of drug development and lower the cost of generic production. Now, in a study recently published in Science, researchers from Osaka University have discovered a chemical reaction that could transform drug production because of its simplicity and utility.

Pharmaceuticals generally contain a few tens of atoms and a similar number of chemical bonds between the atoms. Thus, designing complex architectures from simple precursors using the techniques of usually requires careful planning and tedious, incremental steps.

The gold standard in drug synthesis is to create, in one step, as many chemical bonds as possible. In principle, adding one atom—by forming four bonds in one step—to a drug precursor can be a means of doing so. Unfortunately, atomic carbon is generally too unstable for use in common chemical reaction conditions. This is the problem that the researchers sought to address.

Feb 3, 2023

AI models spit out photos of real people and copyrighted images

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The finding could strengthen artists’ claims that AI companies are infringing their rights.

Feb 3, 2023

Scientists Discover World’s Oldest Preserved Vertebrate Brain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

A second look at a coccocephalus wildi fossil first unearthed over 100 years could yield ancient insights into gaps of evolutionary history.

Feb 3, 2023

Asteroid Mining Startup About to Launch First Mission

Posted by in categories: materials, space travel

An asteroid mining startup called AstroForge is preparing to launch two missions to space this year, Bloomberg reports — inaugural, albeit early attempts to extract valuable resources from space rocks.

AstroForge isn’t looking to actually land on an asteroid and start extracting materials just yet. Its first mission to space, slated to launch aboard a SpaceX rideshare in April, will involve testing out ways of refining platinum from asteroid-like materials in space.

Feb 3, 2023

The Terrifying Fungus That Could Destroy The World | Unveiled

Posted by in categories: government, quantum physics

The zombie fungus from “The Last of Us”… IS REAL! Join us, and find out more!

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Feb 3, 2023

What kind of intelligence is artificial intelligence?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The initial goal of AI was to create machines that think like humans. But that is not what happened at all.

Feb 3, 2023

Researchers identify the neurons that synchronize female preferences with male courtship songs in fruit flies

Posted by in category: neuroscience

When it comes to courtship, it is important to ensure that one is interacting with a member of the same species. Animals use multiple sensory systems to confirm that potential mates are indeed suitable, with acoustic communication playing an important role in their decision making.

Although these differences have previously been reported at the behavioral level, it is not known how the neuronal circuitry underlying this decision-making has diverged between species. Now, in a new publication in Scientific Reports, a research group at Nagoya University in Japan has investigated how the auditory processing pathway has evolved and diverged between fruit fly species.

Males of several species of Drosophila (), which are regularly used in neuroscience research, vibrate their wings rhythmically during courtship, producing a courtship . The temporal components of these songs differ between species, allowing female flies to distinguish between potential mates.

Feb 3, 2023

Pretty powerful’: Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet

Posted by in category: space

LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. ( WGN) — In freezing temperatures in rural LaPorte County, Indiana, a skywatcher was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years.

Space enthusiasts like Patrick Thompson have been talking about C/2022 E3 — more commonly known as the “green comet” — for the last couple of weeks. The comet was discovered only last year as part of a survey that monitors the solar system for moving objects with a wide-field survey camera.

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