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Apr 24, 2024

E. coli engineered to become methanol addict to make industry feedstocks

Posted by in categories: chemistry, energy, food

Bacterium could head off food versus fuel dilemma by producing chemicals from agricultural waste.

Apr 24, 2024

Paper page — OpenELM: An Efficient Language Model Family with Open-source Training and Inference Framework

Posted by in category: futurism

Apple presents OpenELM An Efficient Language Model Family with Open-source Training and Inference Framework.

Apple presents OpenELM

An Efficient Language Model Family with Open-source Training and Inference Framework.

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Apr 24, 2024

Tiny but mighty: The Phi-3 small language models with big potential

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

That led the Microsoft Research machine learning expert to wonder how much an AI model could learn using only words a 4-year-old could understand – and ultimately to an innovative training approach that’s produced a new class of more capable small language models that promises to make AI more accessible to more people.

Large language models (LLMs) have created exciting new opportunities to be more productive and creative using AI. But their size means they can require significant computing resources to operate.

While those models will still be the gold standard for solving many types of complex tasks, Microsoft has been developing a series of small language models (SLMs) that offer many of the same capabilities found in LLMs but are smaller in size and are trained on smaller amounts of data.

Apr 24, 2024

How do you know how a medical implant will behave before it’s manufactured?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, neuroscience

Using electromagnetic fields or implanted medical devices to stimulate the brain can have benefits, but also carries risks. Computer simulations that reflect the unique complexity of each patient can help predict and solve problems before they arise.

Apr 24, 2024

New small molecule helps scientists study regeneration

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Regenerating damaged tissues or organs has been a dream of scientists for decades. Now, researchers at the FMI and Novartis Biomedical Research have discovered a new molecule that activates a protein involved in regeneration. The tool holds promise for advancing our understanding of how organisms repair damaged tissue.

Apr 24, 2024

Lutathera Delays Growth of Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

People with advanced neuroendocrine tumors in the digestive system may benefit from a treatment combination that includes the drug Lu 177-dotatate (Lutathera), according to the results of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial.

All participants in the trial, called NETTER-2, had advanced neuroendocrine tumors in the gastrointestinal tract or pancreas that had not yet been treated.

Those who received Lu 177-dotatate plus octreotide (Sandostatin) lived almost three times as long without their cancer getting worse (progression-free survival) as those who received octreotide alone—a median of nearly 23 months, versus 8.5 months. And the number of people whose tumors shrank, sometimes completely, was nearly five times greater in those who received both drugs compared to those who only received octreotide.

Apr 24, 2024

Mark Zuckerberg Just Made It Official: Meta Is Going Open-Model With Horizon OS

Posted by in categories: computing, virtual reality

The Facebook founder is letting other hardware-makers use his company’s virtual reality operating system.

Apr 24, 2024

Toshiba Europe And Single Quantum Partner to Provide Extended Long-Distance QKD Deployment Capability

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, quantum physics

PRESS RELEASE — Toshiba Europe Ltd. and Single Quantum B.V. have collaborated to test and validate long-distance deployments of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology. Following extended validation testing of Toshiba’s QKD technology and Single Quantum’s superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs), both companies are pleased to announce a solution that substantially extends the transmission range for QKD deployment over fibre connections, up to and beyond 300km.

QKD uses the quantum properties of light to generate quantum secure keys that are immune to decryption by both high performance conventional and quantum computers. Toshiba’s QKD is deployed over fibre networks, either coexisting with conventional data transmissions on deployed ‘lit’ fibres, or on dedicated quantum fibres.

Toshiba’s unique QKD technology can deliver quantum secure keys in a single fibre optic link at distances of up to 150km using standard integrated semiconductor devices. Achieving longer distance QKD fibre transmission is challenging due to the attenuation of the quantum signals along the fibre length, (the optical loss of the fibre link). To provide extended QKD transmission, operators typically concatenate fibre links together with trusted nodes along the fibre route which house QKD systems that relay the secret keys.

Apr 24, 2024

3 key ways business leaders can adopt GenAI successfully

Posted by in categories: business, finance

Successful implementation of GenAI hinges on three main factors: financial value to the organization, availability of key data and impact on the workforce.

Apr 24, 2024

Saturn’s Ocean Moon Enceladus Is Able To Support Life

Posted by in category: space

Scientists could one day find traces of life on Enceladus, an ocean-covered moon orbiting Saturn.

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