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Mar 29, 2022

‘Informational simplicity’ may explain why nature favors symmetry

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In biology, symmetry is typically the rule rather than the exception. Our bodies have left and right halves, starfish radiate from a central point and even trees, though not largely symmetrical, still produce symmetrical flowers. In fact, asymmetry in biology seems quite rare by comparison.

Does this mean that evolution has a preference for symmetry? In a new study, an international group of researchers, led by Iain Johnston, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Bergen in Norway, says it does.

Mar 28, 2022

1000X More Efficient Neural Networks: Building An Artificial Brain With 86 Billion Physical (But Not Biological) Neurons

Posted by in categories: biological, robotics/AI

Which, to me, sounds both unimaginably complex and sublimely simple.

Sort of like, perhaps, like our brains.

Building chips with analogs of biological neurons and dendrites and neural networks like our brains is also key to the massive efficiency gains Rain Neuromorphics is claiming: 1,000 times more efficient than existing digital chips from companies like Nvidia.

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Mar 28, 2022

Biological physics should be recognised as a major discipline within physics, claims report

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First “decadal survey” into biological physics says further advances can only emerge in the subject with additional investment.

Mar 26, 2022

Life’s Preference for Symmetry Is Like ‘A New Law of Nature’

Posted by in categories: biological, computing

Techniques from computer science may help explain the tendency in biology for structures to repeat themselves.

Mar 22, 2022

AI-Powered Algorithm Developed Thousands of Deadly Biological Weapon in Just 6 Hours!

Posted by in categories: biological, information science, robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence could help humanity solve many of the global issues in a positive way. See more about what AI-powered algorithms can do when influenced by human abuse.

Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Samantha Weeks, Ph.D. — Polaris Dawn — Science & Research Director

Posted by in categories: biological, science, space travel

Research On Humans Adapting, Living & Working In Space — Colonel (ret) Dr. Samantha Weeks, Ph.D., Polaris Dawn, Science & Research Director

Colonel (ret) Dr. Samantha “Combo” Weeks, Ph.D. is the Science & Research Director, of the Polaris Dawn Program (, a planned private human spaceflight mission, operated by SpaceX on behalf of Shift4 Payments CEO Jared Isaacman, planned to launch using the Crew Dragon capsule.

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Mar 20, 2022

Marmots may hold the secret to longevity

Posted by in categories: biological, life extension

This disparity gets at the difference between one’s chronological age — how old they are in years — and their biological age, which is how their body has aged naturally and in response to its environment. The two can diverge in ways that are either blessings or curses. Hence why those who grow up under extreme stress or in polluted environments may look much older than they actually are.

And yellow-bellied marmots can tell us something about these two ages.

Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventer) are no burrow-dwelling meteorologists like the groundhog. They may sound craven, but these quirky critters, also known as whistle pigs, make for fascinating subjects: the cat-sized rodents have a longer lifespan than expected for a mammal of their size. On average, marmots live 15 years.

Mar 17, 2022

Exocortex: Thought this might be of some interest

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, neuroscience, transhumanism

An is an external information processing system that augments the brain’s biological high-level cognitive processes.

An individual’s would be comprised of external memory modules 0, processors 0, IO devices and software systems that would interact with, and augment, a person’s biological brain. Typically this interaction is described as being conducted through a direct brain-computer interface 0, making these extensions functionally part of the individual’s mind.

Individuals with significant exocortices can be classified as transhuman beings.

Mar 17, 2022

The World in 2300: Top 9 Future Technologies

Posted by in categories: biological, bitcoin, finance, mathematics, physics, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

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Mar 12, 2022

A bio-inspired mechano-photonic artificial synapse

Posted by in categories: biological, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Multifunctional and diverse artificial neural systems can incorporate multimodal plasticity, memory and supervised learning functions to assist neuromorphic computation. In a new report, Jinran Yu and a research team in nanoenergy, nanoscience and materials science in China and the US., presented a bioinspired mechano-photonic artificial synapse with synergistic mechanical and optical plasticity. The team used an optoelectronic transistor made of graphene/molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) heterostructure and an integrated triboelectric nanogenerator to compose the artificial synapse. They controlled the charge transfer/exchange in the heterostructure with triboelectric potential and modulated the optoelectronic synapse behaviors readily, including postsynaptic photocurrents, photosensitivity and photoconductivity. The mechano-photonic artificial synapse is a promising implementation to mimic the complex biological nervous system and promote the development of interactive artificial intelligence. The work is now published on Science Advances.

Brain-inspired neural networks.

The human brain can integrate cognition, learning and memory tasks via auditory, visual, olfactory and somatosensory interactions. This process is difficult to be mimicked using conventional von Neumann architectures that require additional sophisticated functions. Brain-inspired neural networks are made of various synaptic devices to transmit information and process using the synaptic weight. Emerging photonic synapse combine the optical and electric neuromorphic modulation and computation to offer a favorable option with high bandwidth, fast speed and low cross-talk to significantly reduce power consumption. Biomechanical motions including touch, eye blinking and arm waving are other ubiquitous triggers or interactive signals to operate electronics during artificial synapse plasticization. In this work, Yu et al. presented a mechano-photonic artificial synapse with synergistic mechanical and optical plasticity.

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