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Jan 27, 2016

The Death of General Relativity Lurks in a Black Hole’s Shadow

Posted by in category: cosmology

Scientists are compiling a picture of the shadow of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and it could reveal general relatively breaking down.

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Jan 27, 2016

Google DeepMind

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

The list of uniquely human achievements has just become shorter: Google’s AI has defeated the reigning 3-time European Go champion.


DeepMind’s program AlphaGo, masters the ancient game of Go. First ever program to defeat a human professional player!

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Jan 27, 2016

Enormous Structures Might Be Hiding in the Middle of Our Galaxy

Posted by in category: space

All the matter we cannot see.

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Jan 27, 2016

Google DeepMind: Ground-breaking AlphaGo masters the game of Go

Posted by in categories: business, computing, entertainment, information science, robotics/AI

In a paper published in Nature on 28th January 2016, we describe a new approach to computer Go. This is the first time ever that a computer program “AlphaGo” has defeated a human professional player.

The game of Go is widely viewed as an unsolved “grand challenge” for artificial intelligence. Games are a great testing ground for inventing smarter, more flexible algorithms that have the ability to tackle problems in ways similar to humans. The first classic game mastered by a computer was noughts and crosses (also known as tic-tac-toe) in 1952. But until now, one game has thwarted A.I. researchers: the ancient game of Go.

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Jan 27, 2016

Airbus & OneWeb Create OneWeb Satellites Company

Posted by in categories: satellites, space, transportation

Space Tourism … and Much More.

Copyright ©2016 Parabolic Arc.

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Jan 27, 2016

Animation/FX Reel on Vimeo

Posted by in category: singularity

Truly beautiful stuff! How far we’ve come from going to a dimly lit, coin op arcade filled with venerable games like PAC-Man and Afterburner! The Singularity accelerates every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day,. Being alive in this era of progress is truly a gift.


This is “Animation/FX Reel” by blurstudioinc on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who lovethem.

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Jan 27, 2016

In Major AI Breakthrough, Google System Secretly Beats Top Player at the Ancient Game of Go

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

As recently as this month, top AI experts outside Google questioned whether such a victory could be achieved anytime soon.

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Jan 27, 2016

Charles Bombardier has improved hypersonic design able to go 24 times the speed of sound with counterflow air cooling

Posted by in category: transportation

The Antipode is the second hypersonic jet by Canadian inventor and engineer, Charles Bombardier. The Antipode design is a 10-seat private jet that uses rocket boosters to take off, detaches the rockets at altitude of 12km, fires its hypersonic engines to hit speeds of Mach 24 (20,000 km/h), and gets you from New York to London in 11 minutes.

To cool the jet from the heat of hypersonic travel.

It would channel some of the air, flowing at supersonic speed, through a nozzle located on the nose of the aircraft, producing a counterflowing jet of air that would induce LPM (a novel aerodynamic phenomenon called ‘long penetration mode), which would in turn lead to a drop in surface temperature due to aeroheating and a reduction of the shockwave and noise caused by breaking the sound barrier.

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Jan 27, 2016

A breath of fresh air in Canada — By Richard Branson | Virgin

Posted by in categories: human trajectories, policy

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“I was fortunate enough to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently. Seeing a young, exciting Prime Minister and his colleagues in action was a breath of fresh air. At Davos, where too many people focus on the negatives, he was optimistic on topics ranging from drug policy to climate change to diversity.”

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Jan 27, 2016

New record in nanoelectronics at ultralow temperatures

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, quantum physics

Another Quantum Breakthrough through ultra- low temp nanoelectronics- Sub-millikelvin nanoelectronic circuits and is another step on the way to develop new quantum technologies including quantum computers and sensors.


The first ever measurement of the temperature of electrons in a nanoelectronic device a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero was demonstrated in a joint research project performed by Lancaster University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, and Aivon Ltd.

The team managed to make the electrons in a circuit on a silicon chip colder than had previously been achieved.

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