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Mar 25, 2023

“Godfather of artificial intelligence” weighs in on the past and potential of AI

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

Hinton, who works with Google and mentors AI’s rising stars, started looking at artificial intelligence over 40 years ago, when it seemed like something out of a science fiction story. Hinton moved to Toronto, Canada, where the government agreed to fund his research.

“I was kind of weird because I did this stuff everyone else thought was nonsense,” Hinton told CBS News.

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Mar 25, 2023

Grimes said she got a brain gadget for her birthday from a company competing with Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, mathematics, media & arts, neuroscience, sustainability

Neurosity’s headset uses electroencephalogram technology, or EEG, to measure brain activity by placing small metal electrodes on a person’s scalp. If the electrodes detect decreased electrical activity in the brain, the Crown plays music and sounds, or pulses vibrations, hoping those actions will help the user focus.

But some developers, it seems, have taken Neurosity’s tech a step further, turning the Crown into a more traditional brain computer interface that can allow users to control a computer using only their mind.

One owner of the gadget claimed they’ve used it to drive a Tesla, moving the electric car short distances by doing some mental math, which signals to the device that the person wearing it is exerting a lot of cognitive effort.

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Mar 25, 2023

Carbon Nanotubes for Digital Logic

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology

Speaker: George Tulevski, materials science engineer at IBM Research.

The exceptional electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, coupled with their small size, makes them ideal materials for future nanoelectronic devices. The integration of these materials into advanced microprocessors requires a radical shift in fabrication from conventional top-down process to bottom-up assembly where advances in sorting and directed assembly are needed. This presentation will briefly describe the challenges to future transistor scaling, highlight the advantages of employing carbon nanotubes for digital logic and describe the recent progress in this area.

Mar 25, 2023

Carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon for first time ever

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, nanotechnology

In a world first, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors.

A big milestone for nanotechnology, this breakthrough could enable longer battery life, faster wireless communication and faster processing speeds for devices like smartphones and laptops.

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Mar 25, 2023

Peering Inside Realistic Black Holes

Posted by in category: cosmology

Astronomers finally figure out what it’s like inside an actual, spinning black hole — and where exactly it’d kill you.

Mar 25, 2023

Newly Found ‘Forbidden Planet’ Leaves Astronomers Puzzled

Posted by in category: space

A planet the same size as Jupiter has been found around a surprisingly small red dwarf star about 285 light-years from our solar system. The gas giant is so large, relative to its host star, that it threatens to up-end long-held theories about how giant planets form.

Mar 25, 2023

Scientists create mice from two males in major breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

It’s pretty well known that usually two sexes have to be involved for reproduction, but a team of scientists in Japan might have just blown that assumption out of the water. Led by Katsuhiko Hayashi, a professor of genome biology at Osaka University in Japan, the team have been able to create mice with parents who are both biologically male.

Mar 25, 2023

Sugar Shift® + Metabolism Support Probiotics + BiotiQuest®

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Restores overall digestive health

Improves glucose metabolism by reducing levels of blood glucose.

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Mar 25, 2023

I Made a Working Computer with just Redstone!

Posted by in category: computing

Hi guys! Over the last 2 months, I created a programmable 8-bit computer with just redstone. This was an insane project, and I’m super happy with how it turned out!

0:00 Intro.
0:27 Computer Overview.
1:28 Introduction to Registers and the ALU
3:37 Building the Registers.
5:00 Building the ALU
5:58 Introduction to Instruction Memory and the Program Counter.
7:44 What about loops?
9:28 Building the Program Counter.
9:57 Building the Instruction Memory.
10:55 Countdown Program in Minecraft.
11:50 One last problem.
13:01 Building the Data Memory.
14:18 Showcase.

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Mar 25, 2023

Soft Robotics Breaks Out of Its Cocoon

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A novel thermally-powered actuator can bend and stretch to move a soft, caterpillar-like robot in more than one direction.

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