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Dec 5, 2021

DeepMind’s AI helps untangle the mathematics of knots

Posted by in categories: mathematics, robotics/AI

Computer simulations and visualizations of knots and other objects have long helped mathematicians to look for patterns and develop their intuition, says Jeffrey Weeks, a mathematician based in Canton, New York, who has pioneered some of those techniques since the 1980s. But, he adds, “Getting the computer to seek out patterns takes the research process to a qualitatively different level.”

The authors say the approach, described in a paper in the 2 December issue of Nature1, could benefit other areas of maths that involve large data sets.

Dec 5, 2021

A conversation with AI luminaries | Amazon Science

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science

Amazon Scholars Michael I. Jordan and Michael Kearns, and Amazon vice president and distinguished scientist Bernhard Schölkopf discuss the future of AI ahead of NeurIPS 2021. Watch the recorded event where these industry luminaries cover a range of topics including the history of ML in the past decade, its social impacts, the role of causal reasoning in ML, and whether or not autonomous, general-purpose intelligence should really be the aim of AI.

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Dec 5, 2021

Scientists Discover Enormous Black Hole Right Near Our Galaxy

Posted by in category: cosmology

Astronomers from the University of Texas have spotted a gigantic black hole at the heart of our galaxy’s many dwarf satellite galaxies — meaning that, in intergalactic terms, it’s just a stone’s throw away from our own Solar System.

The newly discovered black hole, dubbed Leo I, is roughly the same size as the suspected black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

It also appears to be a bit of an oddball. By measuring the gravitational pull it has on the stars surrounding it, the researchers found that it’s absolutely massive compared to the size of its host galaxy.

Dec 5, 2021

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Dec 5, 2021

5 Most Promising Anti-Aging Compounds (Updated 2022)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Due to last years success, I am back with an updated list of my 5 most promising anti-aging compounds.

There are more than 200 different geroprotective compounds. Some of these are already available as supplements, some are in clinical trials and some have FDA approval. Which are my top 5 that I think i most promising in terms of their anti-aging effects (so focusing more on healthspan than lifespan). And note the use of “promising” — there is still much work to be done to better investigate the long-term safety, dose and timings of different supplements which you should always bear in mind.

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Dec 5, 2021

Scientists capture highest-resolution image of atoms

Posted by in category: particle physics

Cornell University researchers have recorded the highest-resolution image of atoms ever.

Dec 5, 2021

Amazon brings automated secrets detection to CodeGuru

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Amazon has launched a new secrets detection feature that automatically finds private system credentials “hidden” in public source code.

Dec 5, 2021

Synthetic Organelles Let Researchers Control Cell Behavior

Posted by in category: futurism

A technique that reversibly bundles tagged cargo into artificial membraneless compartments gives scientists the ability to switch cell processes on and off.

Dec 5, 2021

The Metaverse Is Coming, and the World Is Not Ready for It

Posted by in categories: economics, virtual reality

Virtual environments have also shown promise for activists resisting digital authoritarianism. On Minecraft, Reporters Without Borders has sponsored an Uncensored Library where users could see content by dissident writers that had been censored in countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia and Vietnam. It’s possible that the metaverse may bring new promise for freedom and transparency across borders.

But the metaverse’s consequences may be even more radical.

If it becomes as all-encompassing as some predict, the metaverse may foster virtual communities, networks and economies that transcend borders and national identities. Individuals might one day identify primarily with metaverse-based decentralized autonomous organizations with their own quasi-foreign policies. Such a transition could mandate the reconceptualization of geopolitical affairs from the ground up.

Dec 5, 2021

Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, sex

A gene editing technique may prevent the slaughter of animals not needed by the livestock industry.

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