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Feb 19, 2024

Largest Reservoir of Water in Space Holds 140 Trillion Times More Water Than Earth’s Oceans?

Posted by in category: cosmology

This is very cool. I didn’t know that something could hold so much more water than than our Earth. I can see something having more water but trillions of times?


The water is in the form of vapor distributed around a black hole said to be 20 billion times more massive than the sun.

Feb 19, 2024

Universe expands by merging with ‘baby’ universes, theory suggests

Posted by in category: cosmology

Scientists have proposed an intriguing theory on our universe’s rapid expansion.


For years, scientists have grappled with the enigma of the universe expanding rapidly.

Observations like the redshift of galaxies and the cosmic microwave background hint at this cosmic phenomenon, but a complete explanation remains elusive.

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Feb 19, 2024

Lizard-like robots could help ‘prevent catastrophes’ in US Navy, says expert

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Doug Philippone, a venture capitalist, has explained to a media house the importance of lizard-like robots for the future of US Armed Forces like the United States Navy.


Wall climbing robots are used for non-destructive testing inspections of tanks, boilers, pressure vessels, piping, and more, explains Gecko Robotics. These robots utilize specially designed sensor payloads to inspect wall thickness, pitting, and numerous forms of degradation.

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Feb 19, 2024

Rocket Lab, Astroscale launch historic mission to monitor space junk

Posted by in category: satellites

The ADRAS-J satellite, which weighs 150 kilograms (330 pounds), lifted off on top of an Electron rocket from Rocket Lab’s launch site in New Zealand at 9:52 am EST (1452 GMT; 3:52 am local New Zealand time on February 19).

Lift-off for #OnCloserInspection! ADRAS-J is on its way to orbit. pic.twitter.com/1cu9BI7BBp — Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) February 18, 2024

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Feb 19, 2024

MIT develops tamper-proof ID tag for cheaper and secure authentication

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, security

RFID tags are commonly used to verify the authenticity of products, but they have some drawbacks. They are relatively large, expensive, and vulnerable to counterfeiting. A team of MIT engineers has developed a new type of ID tag that overcomes these limitations by using terahertz waves, which are smaller and faster than radio waves.

The new tag is a cryptographic chip several times smaller and cheaper than RFID tags. It also offers improved security, using the unique pattern of metal particles in the glue that attaches the tag to the item as a fingerprint. This way, the authentication system will detect tampering if someone tries to peel off the tag and stick it to a fake item.

Feb 19, 2024

Private lander Odysseus takes selfies with Earth on its way to Moon

Posted by in categories: space travel, sustainability

Odysseus is one of the first landers to participate in NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, which aims to deliver science and technology payloads to the lunar surface using commercial partners. The CLPS program is a key component of NASA’s Artemis program, which plans to establish a sustainable human presence on the moon by the end of the 2020s.

Intuitive Machines successfully transmitted its first IM-1 mission images to Earth on February 16, 2024. The images were captured shortly after separation from @SpaceX’s second stage on Intuitive Machines’ first journey to the Moon under @NASA’s CLPS initiative. pic.twitter.com/9LccL6q5tF — Intuitive Machines (@Int_Machines) February 17, 2024

Odysseus is carrying six NASA experiments and technology demonstrations, along with six private payloads, on its current IM-1 mission. The lander is expected to touch the moon on February 22, near the lunar equator.

Feb 19, 2024

Paper page — SPAR: Personalized Content-Based Recommendation via Long Engagement Attention

Posted by in category: futurism

Meta presents SPAR

Personalized content-based recommendation via long engagement attention.


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Feb 19, 2024

Paper page — In Search of Needles in a 10M Haystack: Recurrent Memory Finds What LLMs Miss

Posted by in category: futurism

In search of needles in a 10M haystack.

Recurrent memory finds what llms miss.


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Feb 19, 2024

Introducing Sora — OpenAI’s text-to-video model

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Our text-to-video model. Sora can create videos of up to 60 seconds featuring highly detailed scenes, complex camera motion, and multiple ch…

Feb 19, 2024

Samsung’s first foldable and rollable tablet just revealed in patent — here’s your first look

Posted by in category: futurism

Two cutting-edge display technologies in one device.

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