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Feb 19, 2024

World’s first desktop computers unearthed in London house clearance

Posted by in category: computing

Apart from these two found, there is one other Q1 computer in the world.

Two of the world’s first desktop computers have been found during a London house clearance. The Q1, launched in 1972, paved the way for computing as we know it today.

Feb 19, 2024

Scientists harness AI to predict dementia 15 years before symptoms appear

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

Study uses AI and blood samples from 50,000 to predict dementia 15 years in advance, offering hope for early intervention.

Feb 19, 2024

EpiSci chosen for US AI hypersonic missile tracking system software

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, space

EpiSci has won a $1.6 million contract with the US Space Development Agency to flesh out its AI-powered, hypersonic missile tracking system.

The SDA and EpiSci have partnered to create AI software that detects hypersonic missiles using satellite technology, AI, and advanced analytics.

Feb 19, 2024

Amazon develops world’s largest text-to-speech model with ‘emergent’ qualities

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The new model is called Big Adaptive Streamable TTS with Emergent abilities — BASE TTS.

In what is being called the largest text-to-speech model ever developed, researchers at Amazon AGI have made waves after creating the Big Adaptive Streamable TTS with Emergent abilities (BASE TTS).

Text-to-Speech (TTS) models are used in the development of voice assistants for smart devices and are employed to convert written text into spoken words, allowing voice assistants to communicate with users in a natural and human-like manner.

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Feb 19, 2024

Scientist shows Focused Ultrasound can Reach Deep into the Brain to Relieve Pain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Research reveals potential of using low-intensity focused ultrasound for pain management. Scientists have found soundwaves from low-intensity focused ultrasound aimed at a place deep in the brain called the insula can reduce both the perception of pain and other effects of pain, such as heart rate changes.

You feel a pain, so you pop a couple of ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If the pain is severe or chronic, you might be prescribed something stronger — an opioid pain killer that can be addictive under some circumstances.

But what if you could ease pain by non-invasively manipulating a spot inside your brain where pain is registered?

Feb 19, 2024

Gas on the run — ALMA spots the Shadow of a Molecular Outflow from a Quasar when the Universe was less than one billion years old

Posted by in category: cosmology

Theoretical predictions have been confirmed with the discovery of an outflow of molecular gas from a quasar when the Universe was less than a billion years old.

A quasar is a compact region powered by a supermassive black hole located in the center of a massive galaxy.

They are extremely luminous, with a point-like appearance similar to stars, and are extremely distant from Earth.

Feb 19, 2024

Quantum computers move closer to the assembly line

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

The industry is discovering new ways to standardize the production of the novel machines.

Feb 19, 2024

Scientists Unveil First-Ever Images of a Cell Building Its ‘Molecular Highway’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

A team of researchers in Spain has achieved a breakthrough by capturing the world’s first detailed images of a human cell’s ‘highway network’ beginning to emerge.

The high-resolution images and atomic-scale film help explain a longstanding puzzle of how small structures called microtubules form during cell division. The discovery could progress the development of targeted treatments for cancer, and many other conditions.

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Feb 19, 2024

Quantinuum-led Scientists’ Non-Abelian Topological Order Study Published in Nature

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Last year, a Quantinuum-led team of scientists announced that they were able to realize and control a state of matter known as non-Abelian topological order within a quantum processor. The team published their results in the pre-print server ArXiv, outlining how they accomplished what many experts considered a far-off advance — if possible at all – and what the scientists hoped could be an advance toward revolutionizing the way we approach quantum computing.

That advance has now been officially peer reviewed in Nature, marking another important step in the scientific process – and maybe even a significant step in the quest for fault-tolerant quantum computers, a quantum device that could handle operations with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency.

“Our key finding is that non-Abelian topological orders can experimentally be prepared with high fidelities on par with Abelian states like the surface code,” the team writes. “Non-Abelian states are among the most intricately entangled quantum states theoretically known to exist, and carry promise for new types of quantum information processing. Their realization evidences the rapid development of quantum devices and opens several new questions.”

Feb 19, 2024

Transcriptional condensates: a blessing or a curse for gene regulation?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

In this Mini Review, the authors discuss the relationship between condensate formation, genome organization, and transcriptional activity, focusing on the experimental evidence behind the role of transcriptional condensates in gene regulation.

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