Archive for the ‘innovation’ category: Page 128

Jul 27, 2018

Uc Berkeley Aging Research And Technology Innovation Summit

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

August 17th sees our friends at UC Berkeley hosting an aging research summit which is shaping up to be pretty interesting.

Please join us for a day of speakers, awards, poster sessions, and valuable networking focused on cutting-edge aging research and technologies. Our aim is no less than to reimagine aging and elder care. A percentage of the proceeds from this event will support scholarships for students interested in research on aging & elder care…

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Jul 23, 2018

12 Innovations That Could Make Reverse Aging a Reality

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Who wants to live forever? Thanks to these scientific breakthroughs, increased lifespans and reverse aging could be possible.

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Jul 20, 2018

DARPA Plans Bugbot ‘Olympics’ to Foster Breakthrough in Tiny Machines

Posted by in categories: drones, innovation

Interesting how this drone universe is heading…

Redesigning tiny motors and limbs could make microbots a reality.

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Jul 16, 2018

The tools – and weapons – China can use for tech supremacy

Posted by in categories: economics, innovation

Two weeks ago Abacus examined the extent to which China lags behind the world’s advanced economies in technological innovation, and looked at Beijing’s aim of closing the gap and taking the lead in key emerging technologies.

Some techniques Beijing will use are similar to past episodes of industrial planning. Others are newer, reflecting China’s recently acquired economic strength and confidence.

By Tom Holland

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Jul 15, 2018

Innovative new instrument to seek habitable worlds

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

A new infrared instrument on a telescope in Hawaii will let astronomers find more exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars. The discoveries may include rocky worlds that are potentially habitable.

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Jul 13, 2018

Nuclear excitation by electron capture seen at long last

Posted by in categories: innovation, nuclear energy

Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source.

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Jul 11, 2018

Science fiction becomes science fact as researchers create liquid metal heartbeat

Posted by in categories: innovation, physics

In a breakthrough discovery, University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers have created a “heartbeat” effect in liquid metal, causing the metal to pulse rhythmically in a manner similar to a beating heart.

Their findings are published in the 11 July issue of Physical Review Letters, the world’s premier journal for fundamental physics research.

The researchers produced the heartbeat by electrochemically stimulating a drop of liquid gallium, causing it to oscillate in a regular and predictable manner. Gallium (Ga) is a soft silvery metal with a low melting point, becoming liquid at temperatures greater than 29.7C.

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Jul 1, 2018

AI on Track to Achieving Superintelligence?

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Should we be fearful of artificial intelligence and the pace at which it’s progressing? Or should we fear fear itself and the risk of it stifling innovation?

Wherever this may be heading, the march of progress shows fews signs of slowing down. Which companies and countries are leading the way?

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Jun 17, 2018

IBM overcomes von Neumann bottleneck for AI hundreds of time faster using hundreds of times less energy

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

IBM Research AI team demonstrated deep neural network (DNN) training with large arrays of analog memory devices at the same accuracy as a Graphical Processing Unit (GPU)-based system. This is a major step on the path to the kind of hardware accelerators necessary for the next AI breakthroughs. Why? Because delivering the Future of AI will require vastly expanding the scale of AI calculations.

Above – Crossbar arrays of non-volatile memories can accelerate the training of fully connected neural networks by performing computation at the location of the data.

This new approach allows deep neural networks to run hundreds of times faster than with GPUs, using hundreds of times less energy.

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Jun 15, 2018

Hong Kong Market Could Open Cash Flood Gates for U.S. Biotechs — Bioquark Inc.

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, business, economics, finance, health, innovation, life extension, neuroscience, science