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May 7, 2016

A breakthrough in science of memory: How a “Spotless Mind” could soon be Reality

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience, science

We could see commercials for the “Spotless Mind” someday and in various releases. However, why stop there?

Recently, scientists did find the gene that ties serial and mass murders together as a cause for their evil deeds and CRISPR could someday eliminate these people from existing which is a great thing. However, what happens if folks in power believe everyone in Europe and the US cannot have any religious belief and/ or values in order (in their own belief) to keep everyone equal; so they use this technolgy to eradicate how people believe or view the world. Just imagine; like John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

Jim Carrey’s role as shy and morose Joel Barish in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is deeply memorable in the context of his predominantly comedic repertoire of movie roles. And context is everything when it comes to recollection of memories. Though the kind of memory erasing technologies showcased in Eternal Sunshine may be too farfetched to ever become reality, scientists have nonetheless managed to make astounding progress in understanding and manipulating memories.

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May 7, 2016

DARPA looking to develop new technology to ID cybercriminals

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, government, law enforcement

CRISPR to take bio- and dirty-bombs to new levels.
Great; however, QC needs to be front and center on this; or, I see a bunch of funding spent on research that will be render useless by the time it goes to market due to the progress in QC.

I truly feel bad for the labs who are having to tests for bio- and dirty-bomb material. Really a dangerous job.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking for research proposals to develop a system that would enable the government and law enforcement to identify the actual individual behind a cyber attack.

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May 7, 2016

Harold Cohen, a Pioneer of Computer-Generated Art, Dies at 87

Posted by in category: computing

Harold Cohen, an abstract painter who developed Aaron, one of the first and eventually one of the most complex computer software programs for generating works of art, died on April 27 at his home in Encinitas, Calif. He was 87.

The cause was congestive heart failure, his son, Paul, said.

Mr. Cohen was a painter growing weary with the traditional practice of art in the late 1960s when he taught himself, out of curiosity, how to program a computer.

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May 7, 2016

Robot to sit for China’s national college entrance exam

Posted by in categories: mathematics, robotics/AI

A Chinese robot is set to compete with grade 12 students during the country’s national college entrance examination next year and get a score qualifying it to enter first-class universities.

The robot being designed will appear in three exams – math, Chinese and a comprehensive test of liberal arts, which includes history, politics and geography, said Lin Hui, CEO of an artificial intelligence company in Chengdu.

The robot will have to finish the exams during designated periods like the other examinees. It will take its exams in a closed room with just proctors and a notary present.

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May 7, 2016

New study looks into the everyday miracle that is water

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Whatever the truth about claims that cloud-seeding was responsible for the floods in March, one thing is certain – during the downpours, thousands of people in the UAE were exposed to a bizarre quantum substance at the focus of ­intense scientific research.

Colourless and odourless, its behaviour is unlike that of any other known compound. While most shrink when they freeze, this stuff expands. It’s very hard to be heated up but once turned into liquid, it’s extremely resistant to pressure.

Exposure to it in any form can be fatal. Its liquid form is responsible for dozens of deaths each year in the UAE.

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May 7, 2016

Mechanism of Hepatocellular Toxicity Decoded With Quantum Chemical Computations

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Finally, how Quantum Chemical Computations is changing our world today.


Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common forms of cancer, and the primary cause has been attributed to liver fibrosis by chemical toxins, which is followed by liver cirrhosis.

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May 7, 2016

Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet for Over Two Years

Posted by in categories: government, internet, quantum physics

Old article from 3 yrs ago shared by MIT on Los Alamos Q-Net. Cannot wait for it; I believe we’re reading for it.

A quantum internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages has been running at Los Alamos National Labs for the last two and a half years, say researchers.

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May 7, 2016

Sens. Ask USDA to Boost Broadband Speed Benchmark

Posted by in category: business

A bipartisan group of senators has asked the USDA to update the broadband speed definitions of its Community Connect grant program, which, like the FCC’s Universal Service Program, provides subsidies to build out broadband in areas where there isn’t a business case, in this case focused on rural areas.

They want the definition for high speed to be upped to 10 Mbps.

The USDA this month upped the speeds for the Broadband Access Loan Program to 10 mbps, but Community Connect was only increased to 4 Mbps. The senators signaled that did not cut it.

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May 7, 2016

Disrupting manufacturing: Innovation and the future of skilled labor

Posted by in categories: education, habitats, robotics/AI, security

Again, we all must ask ourselves “What is it that we all need and want v. being told what we need and want by a 20 something old who gets take out or heats up a tv dinner, etc. And, truly what makes sense from an investment, ROI, and security risk adverse investment approach.” 1st, I like making and having my own choices in how I run my house, and operating style at work and private life. 2nd, I don’t trust our out dated digital infrastructure to warrant a great investment in all things AI.

Until I see AI that assist me instead of trying to work against me or replace me as well as having security; then not bought in 100%.

The U.S. manufacturing sector has changed rapidly in the last decade and continues to change as new techonolgy innovations emerge. Daniel Araya and Christopher Sulavik discuss how schools can react to educate a skilled labor force for this new era of robot technolgies.

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May 7, 2016

Pre-programming Artificial Intelligence is a Risky Business

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

Glad to see more folks understanding what I had shared 6 months ago about AI and having entire teams of comprised of the standard SV male. It doesn’t work for AI and will be a barrier in it’s adoption. AI (more than any technology to date) requires a multi-cultural diverse team that reflects the consumers that they are trying to cater to.

Until this one dimensional male dominated engeering teams become more diverse to align with the buying public along with improving the weak under lying connected infrastructure including the net are corrected; AI will not see it’s full potential in the market.

I will ask again, how does a 28 or 33 year male understand how a 48 or 51 year old woman who has been a famers wife feels and her needs; or how does a 28 year old male understands what a 38 or 40 year old female living in the Hamptons needs are for her home, or boutique spa shop geared to other women?.

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