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Jun 20, 2024

Google Helpless to Stop Its AI From Recommending Glue on Pizza

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

As of this week, Google’s AI was still telling people to put glue on pizza — and in the process, it misrepresented a journalist’s work.

Jun 20, 2024

Electric Vehicles Could Soon Recharge in 10 Minutes, BYD and CATL on the Verge of Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Battery technology is undergoing a rapid evolution. Recent years have seen significant improvements in both range and charging speed for EVs. BYD and CATL’s upcoming batteries are the latest example, aiming to revolutionize charging times. These companies are reportedly set to debut their ultra-fast-charging LFP batteries by the end of this year, potentially eliminating the need for lengthy charging stops during road trips.

The key to these rapid charge times lies in the 6C charging rate boasted by both the BYD Blade 2.0 and CATL Qilin 2.0 battery packs. In simpler terms, the “6” signifies that the charging multiplier is six times the battery capacity. For instance, a 100-amp-hour battery could be charged with a massive 600-amp current.

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Jun 20, 2024

Astronomers discover the 1st-ever merging galaxy cores at cosmic dawn

Posted by in category: cosmology

Two superluminous quasars, or active black holes at the centers of large galaxies, were found just 900 million years after the Big Bang — the earliest detection of a pair of merging quasars ever seen.

Jun 20, 2024

Dr Valerie Sarisky-Reed — Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office — U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Bioenergy Innovation For The U.S. Bioeconomy — Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed Ph.D. — Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Jun 20, 2024

Fermat’s Library

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

“The Uncanny Valley” published by Masahiro Mori in 1970 explores how our affinity for robots changes as they become more human-like.

This paper has had a big impact on human-computer interaction and is especially relevant today’s #AI landscape.


Fermat’s Library is a platform for illuminating academic papers.

Jun 20, 2024

Taming the Machine, with Nell Watson

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, information science, military, robotics/AI

Those who rush to leverage AI’s power without adequate preparation face difficult blowback, scandals, and could provoke harsh regulatory measures. However, those who have a balanced, informed view on the risks and benefits of AI, and who, with care and knowledge, avoid either complacent optimism or defeatist pessimism, can harness AI’s potential, and tap into an incredible variety of services of an ever-improving quality.

These are some words from the introduction of the new book, “Taming the machine: ethically harness the power of AI”, whose author, Nell Watson, joins us in this episode.

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Jun 20, 2024

Targeted Covalent Inhibition of Telomerase

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

I think this could lead to immortality basically allowing for limited growth of dna structures but still offering unlimited lifespan. In short this also prevents cancer aswell.


Telomerase is a ribonuceloprotein complex responsible for maintaining telomeres and protecting chromosomal integrity. The human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is expressed in ∼90% of cancer cells where it confers the capacity for limitless proliferation. Along with its established role in telomere lengthening, telomerase also serves noncanonical extra-telomeric roles in oncogenic signaling, resistance to apoptosis, and enhanced DNA damage response. We report a new class of natural-product-inspired covalent inhibitors of telomerase that target the catalytic active site.

Jun 20, 2024

Nicotine rebalances NAD+ homeostasis and improves aging-related symptoms in male mice by enhancing NAMPT activity

Posted by in categories: food, life extension

This also an amazing supplement that also exists in all foods called nad plus that stops age related symptoms.


Nicotine, a metabolite of the NAD+ metabolic pathway, has been found to possess anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, yet the underlying molecular mechanisms remained unknown. Here, the authors show that low-dose nicotine promotes SIRT1 deacetylation of NAMPT and enhanced NAMPT activity which boosts NAD generation and improves age related symptoms.

Jun 20, 2024

Comparative genomics of mortal and immortal cnidarians unveils novel keys behind rejuvenation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Though hardly conclusive, this study strongly suggests that boosting NAD+ levels in humans could have incredible health benefits.

That’s where Basis comes in.

Created by Elysium Health, Basis is a proprietary formulation of crystalline nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, which the human body converts into NAD+. In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, it was demonstrated that, on average, Basis increases NAD+ levels by 40 percent. These elevated NAD+ levels won’t necessarily stop the aging process. But they will certainly maximize cellular health, boost energy, and support healthy sleep. This in turn should allow people who are in good health to maintain it longer, and thus age better.

Jun 20, 2024

Meet the designers printing houses out of salt and clay

Posted by in category: futurism

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello may have met as graduate students in architecture at Columbia University, but it quickly became clear that “architecture” would prove an inadequate term to describe their eclectic body of work.

As the pair started working together in 2002, they became increasingly aware that “sometimes the forces that enable architecture, chiefly capitalism, can corrupt the architect’s social agenda,” Rael says. “This became the impetus to rethink how and why architecture should be created.”

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