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Nov 30, 2022

‘Holdout Humans’: Chilling Glimpse Into Our Future if We Survive Another Million Years

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This was an entertaining read for me, maybe some of you will like it too!

Most species are transitory. They go extinct, branch into new species or change over time due to random mutations and environmental shifts. A typical mammalian species can be expected to exist for a million years.

Modern humans, Homo sapiens, have been around for roughly 300,000 years. So what will happen if we make it to a million years?

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Nov 30, 2022

There must be a singularity at each black hole’s center

Posted by in categories: cosmology, singularity

We’ll never be able to extract any information about what’s inside a black hole’s event horizon. Here’s why a singularity is inevitable.

Nov 30, 2022

NASA’s Artemis 1 Delivers a New Pale Blue Dot Image

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Lifeboat Earth appears tiny in the immense blackness of space, a compelling and iconic image.

This is Lifeboat Earth, currently, the only known place where life exists in The Universe., and we are putting it at risk.

Nov 30, 2022

Robotic Fish Is Powered by ‘Robot-Blood’ and Has No Battery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

This little robot fish is 40 centimeters long and is made of a soft, rubber-like material.

It’s propelled by a dual-function fluid that is pulsated through the body of the fish through a simple circulatory mechanism – similar to blood (and otherwise described as “robot blood”).

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Nov 30, 2022

Thousands of phages found to have CRISPR gene editing system

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Los Angeles, working with a colleague from Vilnius University, has found evidence of thousands of phages with DNA strands that should allow them to conduct gene editing on other viruses or bacteria. Their paper has been published in the open-access journal Cell.

In 2012, some of the researchers on this same team discovered that CRISPR-Cas9 could be programmed using RNA to edit targeted DNA strands from other organisms (and won a Nobel prize for it). Their work emerged from findings that many types of use CRISPR-Cas systems to defend against viral attacks. Using such systems, bacteria can cut and remove strands of DNA from and store them in their own genomes to combat the same viral strain should it attack again.

Since that time, researchers have found that some viruses have similar machinery, but it was deemed to be rare. In this new effort, the researchers sought to determine actual prevalence.

Nov 30, 2022

Magnetic material mops up microplastics in water

Posted by in categories: materials, sustainability

Researchers at RMIT University have found an innovative way to rapidly remove hazardous microplastics from water using magnets.

Lead researcher Professor Nicky Eshtiaghi said existing methods could take days to remove microplastics from water, while their cheap and sustainable invention achieves better results in just one hour.

The team says they have developed adsorbents, in the form of a powder, that remove microplastics 1,000 times smaller than those currently detectable by existing .

Nov 30, 2022

Breaking the scaling limits of analog computing

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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MIT researchers have developed a technique that greatly reduces the error in an optical neural network, which uses light to process data instead of electrical signals. With their technique, the larger an optical neural network becomes, the lower the error in its computations. This could enable them to scale these devices up so they would be large enough for commercial uses.

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Nov 30, 2022

Ancient skull uncovered in China could be million-year-old Homo erectus

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Fieldwork is under way to excavate a rare, well-preserved specimen in central China.

Nov 30, 2022

20 Times More Intense: New Material Will Help Improve Phone and Television Displays

Posted by in categories: chemistry, computing, mobile phones, physics

Scientists have created, synthesized, and analyzed a new class of fluorophores, which are luminous chemical compounds. These are the new bullet systems based on cyanopyrazine. According to research, the inclusion of cyanogroup compounds in fluorophores considerably boosts the efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). This indicates they can be utilized to develop new materials to improve the brightness of smartphone, computer, and television screens. The researchers’ findings were recently published in the journal Dyes and Pigments.

The research was led by Egor Verbitskiy, the director of the Postovsky Institute of Organic Synthesis Ural Branch of RAS and a member of the Laboratory of Medical Chemistry and Advanced Organic Materials at the Ural Federal University. He states that physicists were aware that introducing cyanogroups to fluorophores can enhance the OLEDs’ properties and overall efficiency.

Nov 30, 2022

What Happens When Everyone Realises We Can Live Much Longer? We May Find Out As Soon As 2025

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Let’s not just cure cancer: let’s cure aging One of the most exciting areas of modern scientific research is the investigation of the causes and cures for aging. Not individual diseases like cancer and heart disease, but the processes which make us elderly and frail, and which thereby make us more susceptible to these diseases.

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