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Aug 23, 2016

System might detect doctored images and videos for the military

Posted by in categories: law enforcement, military

I see a future in TSA, FBI, CIA, local law enforcement, insurance companies’ fraud units, etc.

Purdue is leading part of an international effort to develop a system for the military that would detect doctored images and video and determine specifically how they were manipulated.

“This team has some of the most senior and skilled people out there in the field, some of whom helped to create the area of media forensics,” said Edward Delp, Purdue’s Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in a press release.

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Aug 23, 2016

Prepare to Takeoff – 2016’s AUS&R Unmanned Systems and Robotics Convention

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Anyone, planning to attend this November? It looks like the who’s who in Drones and Robotics.

The post is also available in: Hebrew :הכתבה זמינה גם ב

The Unmanned Systems and Robotics AUS&R 2016 international convention has been attracting the attention of world’s leading states and defense industries, including the US, India, Germany, DARPA governmental agency and many others, which had already registered to participate.

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Aug 23, 2016

Accessible Synthetic Biology Raises New Concerns for DIY Biological Warfare

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, habitats, military

Good; glad they are hearing us. Because it is a huge issue for sure especially with some of the things that I seen some of the researchers proposing to use CRISPR, 3D Printers, etc. to create some bizarre creatures. Example, in March to scientists in the UK wanted to use CRISPR to create a dragon; personally I didn’t expect it to be successful. However, the scientists didn’t consider the fallout to the public if they had actually succeeded.

For a few hundred dollars, anyone can start doing genetic editing in the comfort of their own home.

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Aug 23, 2016

Autism-Related Genes Discovered

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The human body has about 25,000 genes. Researchers already know of 65 genes they believe carry a risk for autism. Now, researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey have identified 2,500 more that could help create the conditions for autism.

The discovery is important because the genes could lead scientists toward finding a cause and, possibly, a treatment.

Autism and … Facebook?

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Aug 23, 2016

New approach could help turn back the clock and reverse damage for stroke patients

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience


Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the US. Every year almost 800,000 people suffer from a stroke. The impact on their lives, and the lives of those around them can be devastating.

Right now the only treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tissue plasminogen activator or tPA. This helps dissolve the blood clot causing most strokes and restores blood flow to the brain. However, to be fully effective this has to be administered within about 3–4 hours after the stroke. Many people are unable to get to the hospital in time and as a result suffer long-term damage, damage that for most people has been permanent.

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Aug 23, 2016

Architensions Presents Vertical Rising Ryde Architecture as a Living System

Posted by in category: futurism

I can see it now; tomorrow’s residential high rises listing as part of their amenities fresh fruit and veggies from your balcony.

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Aug 23, 2016

Graphene Doubles Up on Quantum Dots’ Promise in Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Researchers discover that graphene-based quantum dots can main maintain four simultaneous quantum states as opposed to just two.

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Aug 23, 2016

Defense Systems Update

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics, space

Glad defense is finally taking this seriously. Something, that many of us already had concerns about.

The properties of quantum entanglement could deliver the first hack-proof communications.

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Aug 23, 2016

Possible new particle hints that universe may not be left-handed

Posted by in category: particle physics

The possible discovery of a boson at the Large Hadron Collider suggests a restoration of symmetry between two simple things: left and right.

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Aug 23, 2016

Synopsis: Tickled by a Wigner Crystal

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Nice synopsis.

The lattice symmetry of a quantum Wigner crystal is deduced from its effect on quantized states in a nearby sheet of electrons.

Left to their own devices, electrons confined to a sheet can crystallize into an ordered array at low temperatures because of their mutual repulsion. Physicists have observed a classical version of this “Wigner crystal” in electrons floating on liquid helium and a quantum variety in electrons trapped at a semiconductor interface. But the lattice geometry of electrons in the latter has been tough to glean. A team led by Mansour Shayegan at Princeton University, New Jersey, obtained this information using a new technique, possibly providing a way to test the many-body theories that predict Wigner crystallization.

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