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Jun 3, 2023

Supermassive Black Holes Can Blow Winds Up to a Third of The Speed of Light

Posted by in categories: cosmology, evolution

They are known as ultra-fast outflows (UFOs), powerful space winds emitted by the supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the center of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) – aka. “quasars.” These winds (with a fun name!) move close to the speed of light (relativistic speeds) and regulate the behavior of SMBHs during their active phase.

These gas emissions are believed to fuel the process of star formation in galaxies but are not yet well understood. Astronomers are interested in learning more about them to improve our understanding of what governs galactic evolution.

This is the purpose of the SUper massive Black hole Winds in the x-rAYS (SUBWAYS) project, an international research effort dedicated to studying quasars using the ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope.

Jun 3, 2023

Welcome to the augmented future. Watch it bring you to your knees

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI

Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11–12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More

Back on New Year’s Day, I wrote a piece for VentureBeat predicting 2023 as the year of mixed reality. On Monday of next week, the world will see why I still believe this is true. That’s the day Apple is expected to unveil its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a product rumored to be called the “Reality Pro” and certain to set the standard for immersive experiences.

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Jun 3, 2023

Scientists reveal new details of cellular process that prevents spread of cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers have for the first time characterized a unique molecular mechanism of the early stages of programmed cell death or apoptosis, a process which plays a crucial role in prevention of cancer.

The study, which is published June 2, 2023 in Science Advances, was led by Dr. Luke Clifton at the STFC ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) in Oxfordshire, alongside co-lead Professor Gerhard Gröbner at the University of Umeå and partners at the European Spallation Source in Sweden. It is the most recent in a series of research collaborations by this team, investigating the responsible for apoptosis.

Apoptosis is essential for human life, and its disruption can cause to grow and not respond to cancer treatment. In , it is regulated by two proteins with opposing roles known as Bax and Bcl-2.

Jun 3, 2023

Is AI fear mongering just a new version of psychological conditioning?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

It’s time to toss AI onto the big pile of problems that Americans worry about constantly but do nothing to fix.

Jun 2, 2023

Revolutionary therapy clears girl’s incurable cancer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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New way of altering DNA is used to engineer an “exciting”, experimental therapy for a 13-year-old girl.

Jun 2, 2023

The Elusive Aerospike Engine Could Finally Be Ready to Fly

Posted by in category: futurism


After 70 years of fits and starts, is the long-promised nozzle design a reality at last?

Jun 2, 2023

‘They’re everywhere’: microplastics in oceans, air and human body

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, materials

Year 2022 o.o!!!

From ocean depths to mountain peaks, humans have littered the planet with tiny shards of plastic. We have even absorbed these microplastics into our bodies—with uncertain implications.

Images of plastic pollution have become familiar: a turtle suffocated by a shopping bag, washed up on beaches, or the monstrous “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” of floating detritus.

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Jun 2, 2023

Plastic-eating bacteria: Genetic engineering and environmental impact

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, genetics

Year 2022 😗😁

Discover how plastic-eating bacteria were discovered and re-engineered to help tackle the worlds plastic problem.

Jun 2, 2023

Instagram: Welcome back to Instagram

Posted by in category: futurism

Sign in to check out what your friends, family & interests have been capturing & sharing around the world.

Jun 2, 2023

SigmaOS launches a contextual AI assistant for its browser

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

While OpenAI launched an official ChatGPT app for iOS, most of the AI-powered chatbots are still best accessible through the web. And that’s why browsers are stepping up to integrate AI-aided features within their apps. LocalGlobe-and Y Combinator-backed web browser startup SigmaOS launched its own AI assistant on Thursday to a limited set of people.

The company says that the unique thing about Airis, its AI assistant, is that understands a page’s context and gives you answers based on that. Here’s a good example: if you are reading about Manchester United, ask Airis to explain “United” or ask questions about it, the bot understands that you are asking about the football team and not just the word.

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