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Mar 21, 2023

Protecting Infrastructure

Posted by in categories: chemistry, economics, life extension

Year 2022 Basically this mechanoluminescence material can bring illumination to the mysterious info of stress in infrastructure so there could eventually be an easier way to measure aging infrastructure.

Both in Japan and other developed countries, social infrastructure built during periods of rapid economic growth is rapidly aging, and accidents involving aging infrastructure are becoming more frequent. The useful life of infrastructure is considered to be about 50 years due to the deterioration of concrete, a key component. Concrete eventually cracks due to internal chemical reactions and external forces, and so-called “moving cracks” that are gradually progressing due to the constant application of force are particularly dangerous. However, finding such cracks is a difficult task that requires significant time and effort. That’s why Nao Terasaki, a team leader at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and his colleagues have developed a luminescent material that helps reveal dangerous cracks by making them glow.

Mar 21, 2023

Barefoot daredevil scales 440-foot skyscraper — without safety gear

Posted by in category: habitats

Talk about your skill 👏 👌 😉 The human potential is limitless:3.

Nothing — not even protocol — is going to stop this thrill seeker.

Last month, Alexis Landot made a terrifying 400-feet barefoot climb up the Tour Franklin, a glass skyscraper in Paris, France, completing the climb in just 35 minutes.

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Mar 21, 2023

How DMT Psychedelic Alters Perception of Reality

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: The psychedelic compound DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) increases connectivity across the brain, allowing for greater communication between different areas and networks. The brain changes are most prominent in brain areas linked to higher functioning, such as imagination.

Source: Imperial College London.

Scientists have gleaned new insights into how psychedelics alter conscious experience via their action on brain activity.

Mar 21, 2023

A busy week in AI

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Last week saw a plethora of new advances in AI, including the much-anticipated release of GPT-4.

Rarely, if ever, has more progress been witnessed in AI than what we are currently seeing. This is clearly an exceptional time for the field, with much hype and speculation around what the near future may bring.

Mar 21, 2023

Did We Just Change Animation Forever?

Posted by in category: computing

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Mar 21, 2023

Humans predicted to achieve immortality within the next 8 years

Posted by in categories: life extension, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

If it’s always been your dream to have the ability to live forever, you may be in luck as scientists believe we are just seven years away from achieving immortality. Futurist and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil has made predictions on when the human race will be able to live forever and when artificial intelligence (AI) will reach the singularity, and he believes it could be possible as early as 2030.

Mar 21, 2023

Fourier Transformations Reveal How AI Learns Complex Physics

Posted by in categories: climatology, mathematics, physics, robotics/AI, sustainability

One of the oldest tools in computational physics — a 200-year-old mathematical technique known as Fourier analysis — can reveal crucial information about how a form of artificial intelligence called a deep neural network learns to perform tasks involving complex physics like climate and turbulence modeling, according to a new study.

The discovery by mechanical engineering researchers at Rice University is described in an open-access study published in the journal PNAS Nexus, a sister publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“This is the first rigorous framework to explain and guide the use of deep neural networks for complex dynamical systems such as climate,” said study corresponding author Pedram Hassanzadeh. “It could substantially accelerate the use of scientific deep learning in climate science, and lead to much more reliable climate change projections.”

Mar 21, 2023

AI-powered editing tool replaces actors with CG

Posted by in category: media & arts

The divide between low-budget and high-budget filmmaking just got a whole lot smaller with the unveiling of Wonder Studio, a new AI-powered tool that allows filmmakers to simply replace real-life actors with CGI characters.

The new tool was recently unveiled by Wonder Dynamics founders Nikola Todorovic, and Tye Sheridan, star of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. The above video showcases the capabilities of Wonder Studio, where an amateur filmmaker can use their footage of an individual and replace them with a variety of different CGI characters.

Mar 20, 2023

OpenAI Research Says 80% of U.S. Workers’ Jobs Will Be Impacted

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

O.o!I for one welcome our robot overlords:3.

The for-profit AI company argues that its products will automate a vast swath of Americans’ job tasks.

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Mar 20, 2023

Scientists discovered a new type of thermonuclear explosion that may never be seen again

Posted by in category: space

Astronomers may have discovered a new type of thermonuclear explosion that only occurs in neutron stars every 1,000 years. They call it a hyperburst.

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