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May 23, 2024

A new gene-editing system tackles complex diseases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, health, neuroscience

The human genome consists of around 3 billion base pairs and humans are all 99.6% identical in their genetic makeup. That small 0.4% accounts for any difference between one person and another. Specific combinations of mutations in those base pairs hold important clues about the causes of complex health issues, including heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases like schizophrenia.

May 23, 2024

Neural networks: What it takes to build brain-like computers

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Although this is still an emerging area of research, a new study has announced a leap. Researchers from the Center for Neuromorphic Engineering at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have implemented an integrated hardware system consisting of artificial neurons and synaptic devices using hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) material.

They aimed to construct building blocks of neuron-synapse-neuron structures that can be stacked to develop large-scale artificial neural networks.

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May 23, 2024

The Artificial Intelligence Era Faces a Threat from Directed Energy Weapons

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, transportation

Autonomous and AI-enabled systems increasingly rely on optical and radio frequency sensors and significant computer power. They face growing vulnerabilities from directed-energy laser and microwave weapons.

By David C. Stoudt

In May the U.S. secretary of the Air Force flew in an F-16 that engaged in a mock dogfight over the California desert while controlled by artificial intelligence. Carmakers from San Francisco to Boston are jousting to deliver driverless cars. In Norway a crewless cargo ship carries fertilizer from port to port. On the land, sea and in the air, we face the coming of such autonomous platforms—some envisioned to benefit humanity, and others meant for destruction—available to everyone, to governments, businesses and criminals.

May 23, 2024

Chinese researchers successfully revive human brain frozen for 18 months

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, neuroscience, space travel

In a stunning scientific feat in the field of cryonics, a team from Fudan University in Shanghai achieved a monumental breakthrough by successfully reviving a human brain that had been frozen for as long as 18 months. This record breaking achievement not only shatters previous records in cryogenic technology but has also been published in the esteemed academic journal Cell Reports Methods.

The team led by Shao Zhicheng created a revolutionary cryopreservation method, dubbed MEDY, which preserves the structural integrity and functionality of neural cells, allowing for the preservation of various brain tissues and human brain specimens. This advancement holds immense promise not only for research into neurological disorders but also opens up possibilities for the future of human cryopreservation technology.

Professor Joao Pedro Magalhaes from the University of Birmingham K expressed profound astonishment at the development, hailing the technology’s ability to prevent cell death and help preserve neural functionality as nothing short of miraculous. He speculated that in the future, terminally ill patients could be cryopreserved, awaiting cures that may emerge, while astronauts could be frozen for interstellar travel, awakening in distant galaxies.

May 23, 2024

A method to mitigate hallucinations in large language models

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Large language models (LLMs), artificial neural networks-based architectures that can process, generate and manipulate texts in various human languages, have recently become increasingly widespread. These models are now being used in a wide range of settings, to rapidly find answers to queries, produce content for specific purposes and interpret complex texts.

May 23, 2024

Upgrading brain storage: Quantifying how much information our synapses can hold

Posted by in category: neuroscience

With each flip you make through a deck of vocabulary word flashcards, their definitions come more quickly, more easily. This process of learning and remembering new information strengthens important connections in your brain. Recalling those new words and definitions more easily with practice is evidence that those neural connections, called synapses, can grow stronger or weaker over time—a feature known as synaptic plasticity.

May 23, 2024

Decoding gene regulation with CRISPR perturbations

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Two CRISPR tools for combinatorial genetic perturbations reveal gene regulatory networks.

May 23, 2024

Omnidirectional color wavelength tuning method unlocks new possibilities for smart photonics

Posted by in category: futurism

In the rapidly evolving field of photonics, an advancement has emerged from Korea, redefining the possibilities of structural color manipulation. Scientists have developed a pioneering technology capable of omnidirectional wavelength tuning, which promises to revolutionize a myriad of tunable photonic applications.

May 23, 2024

GEOQIT-2v1.pdf

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Quantum theoretic approach to the mind body problem.


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May 23, 2024

“Immunity & Transformation” by Brian Clement + “A short presentation on Young Plasma” by Bill Faloon

Posted by in category: futurism

Immunity & Transformation by Brian ClementBrian Clement, Ph.D., L.N, Co-Director, Hippocrates WellnessGlobally-Renowned Speaker, Author, and Weight Loss and…

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