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Dec 8, 2023

Why 2023 was the year of the e-bike and not the self-driving car

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

E-bikes and self-driving cars both entered the year with momentum. Only one maintained it.

Dec 8, 2023

This cyborg cockroach could be the future of earthquake search and rescue

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

From drivable bionic animals to machines made from muscle, biohybrid robots are on their way to a variety of uses.

Dec 8, 2023

The way to Better Mental Health may go through your Stomach

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, neuroscience

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered how Lactobacillus, a bacterium found in fermented foods and yogurt, helps the body manage stress and may help prevent depression and anxiety.

The findings open the door to new therapies to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.

UVA researcher Alban Gaultier and collaborators say the discovery is notable because it pinpoints the role of Lactobacillus, separating it out from all the other microorganisms that naturally live in and on our bodies.

Dec 8, 2023

ChatGPT creates Persuasive, Phony Medical Report

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A common truism among statisticians is that “the data don’t lie.” However, recent findings by Italian researchers may make those who study data think twice before making such assumptions.

Giuseppe Giannaccare, an eye surgeon at the University of Cagliari in Italy, reports that ChatGPT has conjured reams of persuasive phony data to support one surgical eye procedure over another.

“GPT-4 created a fake dataset of hundreds of patients in a matter of minutes,” Giannaccare said. “This was a surprising—yet frightening—experience.”

Dec 8, 2023

Science is a human right − and its future is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Posted by in categories: futurism, science

There has been a sharp uptick in crimes specifically targeting Muslim and Jewish people since the war between Israel and Hamas broke out in October 2023.

Dec 8, 2023

We cannot see the fourth dimension but according to studies, this is what a tesseract should be【video】

Posted by in category: futurism

We cannot see the fourth dimension but according to studies, this is what a tesseract should be. The version without sound. Your browser does not support the video tag. original link We cannot see the fourth dimension but according to studies, this is what a tesseract should be by redditor WorldlyBlackberry819.

Dec 8, 2023

Aliens Will Never Invade Earth Because It’s ‘Trash’

Posted by in category: space

The young man quickly replied, “Aliens will never invade Earth because it’s trash.”

“Total trash,” his sister confirmed.

They seemed as sure of that as the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. To them, our planet has become nothing more than a cosmic landfill in our galaxy, populated with the worst that humanity can offer. Aliens, they assured me, would no more come here than we would jump into a vat of raw sewage.

Dec 8, 2023

The Pentagon is moving toward letting AI weapons autonomously decide to kill humans

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

The use of drones capable of deciding whether to kill humans is alarming critics.

Dec 8, 2023

Report: Nuclear war in US would wipe out 90 percent of the population

Posted by in category: existential risks

A nuclear attack on the United States’ missile silos would blow radioactive fallout to every state and parts of Mexico and Canada, killing more than 300 million people in its wake.

Dec 8, 2023

Why is the US ramping up production of plutonium ‘pits’ for nuclear weapons?

Posted by in category: military

The Pentagon is concerned about the US nuclear arsenal’s viability, but critics worry about a renewed arms race.

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