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May 30, 2023

Quantum computers braided ‘anyons,’ long-sought quasiparticles with memory

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Particle-like quantum states called non-abelian anyons remember being swapped and could be useful for protecting information in quantum computers.

May 30, 2023

Data + AI Summit 2023

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The premier event for the global data, analytics and AI community returns to San Francisco June 26–29.

May 30, 2023

Can prediabetes be reversed via diet and exercise?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Diabetes — specifically type 2 diabetes— is becoming one of the most challenging health problems of the 21st century. By 2,025,380 million people worldwide are also expected to be diagnosed with diabetes.

May 30, 2023

Software offers new way to listen for signals from the stars

Posted by in categories: alien life, information science

The Breakthrough Listen Investigation for Periodic Spectral Signals (BLIPSS), led by Akshay Suresh, Cornell doctoral candidate in astronomy, is pioneering a search for periodic signals emanating from the core of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The research aims to detect repetitive patterns, a way to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) within our cosmic neighborhood.

The researchers developed software based on a Fast Folding Algorithm (FFA), an efficient search method offering enhanced sensitivity to periodic sequences of narrow pulses. Their paper, “A 4–8 GHz Galactic Center Search for Periodic Technosignatures,” was published May 30 in The Astronomical Journal.

Pulsars—rapidly rotating that sweep beams of radio energy across the Earth—are natural astrophysical objects that generate periodic signals but humans also use directed periodic transmissions for a variety of applications, including radar. Such signals would be a good way to get someone’s attention across , standing out from the background of non-periodic signals, as well as using much less energy than a transmitter that is broadcasting continuously.

May 30, 2023

Indian scientists discover gigantic alien planet, 13 times bigger than Jupiter

Posted by in categories: physics, space

An international team of scientists led by Professor Abhijit Chakraborty of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad identified the densest alien planet, 13 times the size of Jupiter.

This is the third exoplanet identified by PRL scientists. The discovery was detailed in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters.

Scientists from India, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States utilised the indigenous PRL Advanced Radial-velocity Abu-sky Search spectrograph (PARAS) at Mt. Abu’s Gurushikhar Observatory to precisely determine the planet’s mass. The exoplanet weighs 14 g/cm3.

May 30, 2023

The first 110-inch 16K TV screen is here to make your projector feel inadequate

Posted by in category: electronics

Chinese display maker BOE has unveiled a truly massive 110-inch 16K TV, putting the hordes of 4K TVs and projectors on the market to shame.

This seismically large prototype packs in a 16K resolution, with four times as many pixels as an 8K screen, and 16 times the pixel count of 4K. It was shown off at SID Display Week 2023 in Los Angeles, to celebrate BOE’s 30-year anniversary with a showcase of cutting-edge resolution far beyond the average television (via

May 30, 2023

Hyper-luxury Bugatti tower will have its residents drive up to their floor

Posted by in category: transportation

Luxury car manufacturer Bugatti has revealed the designs for its first foray into residential real estate – a 42-storey skyscraper in Dubai that will have two garage-to-penthouse car lifts.

May 30, 2023

63 new moons of Saturn discovered

Posted by in category: satellites

Saturn has become the first planet to exceed 100 known moons!

The discovery of 63 new moons of Saturn is reported by the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, bringing the gas giant’s total confirmed number to 146 and overtaking Jupiter.

Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest in our Solar System, has long captivated astronomers and space enthusiasts. In addition to its striking and beautiful ring system, the gas giant has a vast array of natural satellites.

May 30, 2023

The Science & Art of Longevity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, science

A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary physician and leading longevity expert.

“One of the most important books you’ll ever read.”—Steven D. Levitt, New York Times bestselling author of Freakonomics

Wouldn’t you like to live longer? And better? In this operating manual for longevity, Dr. Peter Attia draws on the latest science to deliver innovative nutritional interventions, techniques for optimizing exercise and sleep, and tools for addressing emotional and mental health.

May 30, 2023

What Could a Centibillionaire Do Today?

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, security

Fun thought experiment today:

What if today’s ultra-wealthy— the Musks, Bezoses, and Zuckerbergs of the world— decided to demonstrate the true extent of what AI can do today? What if money were no object? Let’s think about some ambitious, albeit costly, applications of current AI technologies that are already within our grasp.

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