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Jan 31, 2023

Tuning Into Brainwave Rhythms Speeds up Learning in Adults

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Tuning into a person’s brain wave cycle before they perform a learning task can dramatically improve the speed at which cognitive skills improve.

Source: University of Cambridge.

Scientists have shown for the first time that briefly tuning into a person’s individual brainwave cycle before they perform a learning task dramatically boosts the speed at which cognitive skills improve.

Jan 31, 2023

Creating ‘ghostly mirrors’ for high-power lasers

Posted by in category: transportation

Laser-driven ‘mirrors’ capable of reflecting or manipulating light have been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde.

The ‘mirrors’ exist for only a fragment of time but could help to reduce the size of ultra-high power lasers, which currently occupy buildings the size of aircraft hangars, to university basement sizes.

They have potential to be developed into a variety of plasma-based, high damage-threshold optical elements that could lead to small footprint, ultra-high-power, ultra-short pulse systems.

Jan 31, 2023

MIT neuroscientist shares 4 things she never does to eliminate ‘brain fog and forgetfulness’

Posted by in categories: food, neuroscience

Brain fog can be caused by stress or eating the wrong foods. Neuroscientist Tara Swart Bieber shares how she boosts mental clarity, memory and concentration.

Jan 31, 2023

Toroidal Propellers Turn Your Drones And Boats Into Noiseless Machines

Posted by in category: drones

MIT lincoln laboratory and US-based sharrow marine have proposed unique toroidal propellers that could revolutionize aerial + marine sectors.

Jan 31, 2023

Scientists Reveal New Potential Therapeutic Targets for Mental and Neurological Disorders

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mathematics, media & arts, neuroscience

A recent study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine found that the removal of cilia from the striatum region of the brain negatively impacted time perception and judgement, opening the possibility for new therapeutic targets for mental and neurological conditions such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person communicates and interacts with others. It is characterized by difficulty with social communication and interaction, as well as repetitive behaviors and interests. ASD can range from mild to severe, and individuals with ASD may have a wide range of abilities and challenges. It is a spectrum disorder because the symptoms and characteristics of ASD can vary widely from person to person. Some people with ASD are highly skilled in certain areas, such as music or math, while others may have significant learning disabilities.

Jan 31, 2023

What Is Wright’s Law

Posted by in categories: business, internet, satellites

Here’s some interesting SpaceX News!

For the last few months, SpaceX has been having trouble launching Starlink satellites, once going almost two months between Starlink launches. The problem wasn’t that SpaceX was launching less often, but that SpaceX had a surge in business. The long-term solution was to go from 61 launches last year to about 100 launches this year. (SpaceX only did 31 launches in 2021, so they are growing rapidly!)

This month was much better for Starlink launches, with 3 this month. The key to squeezing in 3 launches was that SpaceX did 7 launches this month which is a 7 12 = 84 launch rate, definitely higher than last’s years 61 launch rate.

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Jan 31, 2023

Researchers Invent a Wearable Ultrasound Patch to Provide Real-Time Pictures of the Heart

Posted by in category: wearables

A patch this small and worn for 24 hours may replace the use of ultrasound equipment to do diagnostic imaging of the heart.

The patch records images and data related to heart function for 24 hours and could replace ultrasound technology in current use.

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Jan 31, 2023

Hindenburg report crushes Adani empire: $52 billion evaporate in a week

Posted by in category: futurism

Hindenburg Research accuses the group of being the “biggest con in corporate history.”

U.S. investor Hindenburg Research has released a report and a statement accusing Indian conglomerate Adani Group of being the “biggest con in corporate history,” according to a report by the research group on Tuesday.

Adani’s fortune dropped by more than $22 billion to around $97 billion in the first trading hours of Friday, 27th January 2023, as per the Forbes Real Times Billionaire Index.

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Jan 31, 2023

Tennessee high-schoolers build prosthetic hand for classmate in need

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

It was one of the teachers of the school’s engineering program who suggested that their classmates could help him by developing a robotic hand.

15-year-old Tennessee boy Sergio Peralta now has a robotic hand, thanks to his classmates. A group of high school students designed a robotic hand for their newcomer.

“In the first days of school, I honestly felt like hiding my hand,” he said to CBS News.

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Jan 31, 2023

ChatGPT And Reimagining Human Intelligence

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

By now you have probably heard about ChatGPT (and used it!). Even to those familiar with AI tools, ChatGPT generated a wow moment. Perhaps it is the sheer breadth of possible applications, the accessibility, or the ease of use. In any event, people are scrambling to figure out what it means for them and their businesses. There appear to be three main reactions to date — ignore, ban (with or without detection), or embrace. While completely understandable as short-term reactions, the first two are not intermediate or long-term practical. The technology is too powerful, too easy to use, and too helpful to too many people.

What does ChatGPT mean for how we consider human intelligence? The key to benefiting from these technologies is to better understand what humans are capable of.

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