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May 30, 2023

China launches mission with first civilian to space station

Posted by in categories: economics, military, satellites

JIUQUAN — China sent three astronauts to its Tiangong space station on Tuesday, putting a civilian into orbit for the first time as it pursues plans to send a crewed mission to the Moon by the end of the decade.

The world’s second-largest economy has invested billions of dollars in its military-run space program in a push to catch up with the United States and Russia.

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May 30, 2023

The Introduction Of Robotics To Outdoor Advertising

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Car wrapping services have been around for quite a while. Startups are diving into robot wrapping as a viable form of outdoor advertising. One recent instance is my company’s partnership with Serve Robotics to increase wildfire prevention.

Considering the recent growth in global outdoor advertising and the rising cost of online ads, there’s a growing possibility of autonomous robot controllers integrating with the outdoor advertising market. Also, as Alphabet rolls out Waymo in cities, the opportunity glares at advertising agencies looking to maximize their brand reach.

Advertising with AMRs is similar to other outdoor advertising campaigns. However, you might want to pay a little more attention to mobility, especially if you intend to use road-plying service robots.

May 30, 2023

The Solar-Powered Lightyear One Will ‘Drive For Months Without Charging’

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Their aim is to develop a car that can go months without needing to be plugged in, massively boosting the sustainability of the vehicle and the freedom of its owner.

May 30, 2023

Light Control Breakthrough — Innovative Twist in Physics “A Blessing in Disguise!”

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, quantum physics

Scientists from Korea’s POSTECH and the US’ Northeastern University have successfully manipulated light using non-Hermitian meta-gratings, turning optical loss into a beneficial tool. They’ve developed a new method for controlling light direction using specially designed meta-grating couplers. This breakthrough could advance quantum sensor research and lead to a range of new applications, such as disease diagnosis and pollution detection.

Light is a very delicate and vulnerable physical phenomenon. Light can be absorbed or reflected at the surface of a material depending on the matter’s properties or change its form and be converted into thermal energy. Upon reaching a metallic material’s surface, light also tends to lose energy to the electrons inside the metal, a broad range of phenomena we call “optical loss.”

Production of ultra-small optical elements that utilize light in various ways is very difficult since the smaller the size of an optical component results in a greater optical loss. However, in recent years, the non-Hermitian theory, which uses optical loss in an entirely different way, has been applied to optics research. New findings in physics are being made adopting non-Hermitian theory that embraces optical loss, exploring ways to make use of the phenomenon, unlike general physics where optical loss is perceived as an imperfect component of an optical system. A ‘blessing in disguise’ is that which initially seems to be a disaster but which ultimately results in good luck. This research story is a blessing in disguise in physics.

May 30, 2023

Engineers Are Creating Concrete Pavement That Wirelessly Charges Electric Cars

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Well, this dream could soon be a reality. At least, it may soon be a reality in Indiana.

May 30, 2023

A sapphire Schrödinger’s cat shows that quantum effects can scale up

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

The atoms in a piece of sapphire oscillate in two directions at once, a mimic of the hypothetically dead-and-alive feline.

May 30, 2023

AI Able to Generate Video from Brain Activity

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI

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How many times have you wished you could play back your dream on your computer or phone? With this new discovery, the technology might be closer than you think.

In a research published last week on the arXiv server, researchers at the National University of Singapore and the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported that they have developed a process capable of generating video from brain scans.

May 30, 2023

Glutamatergic synaptic input to glioma cells drives brain tumour progression

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Deeply fascinating paper wherein Venkataramani et al. describe how synaptic inputs from neurons onto glioma tumor cells induce electrical activity in the tumors and stimulate their growth and invasiveness. This knowledge could lead to new treatments involving inhibition of the synapses onto gliomas which might provide hope for fighting an otherwise largely incurable form of cancer. #neurobiology #oncology #cancer #medicine

Neurons form glutamatergic synapses with glioma cells in mice and humans, and inhibition of AMPA receptors reduces glioma cell invasion and growth.

May 30, 2023

German researchers take us a step closer to making nuclear clocks

Posted by in category: habitats

The clock’s accuracy would be as high as one second for every 300 billion years.

A collaboration between researchers from various institutes in Germany has brought us a step closer to building the first-ever nuclear clock. In experiments carried out at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the researchers measure the radiative decay of thorium-229 nuclear isomer, the first instance of having achieved this feat and a critical component for building nuclear clocks.

For years atomic clocks have been our standard of accuracy when it comes to clocks.

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May 30, 2023

Engineers transform smartphone into blood pressure monitor, thanks to a 10-cent plastic clip

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mobile phones

UC San Diego engineers developed the low-cost clip that enables easy and affordable monitoring in resource-poor communities.

University of California San Diego engineers have created a low-cost clip that makes use of the camera and flash on a smartphone to measure blood pressure at the user’s fingertip.

This innovative clip, which can be produced at scale for as little as 10 cents, has the potential to revolutionize routine blood pressure monitoring and make it available to people in resource-poor regions.

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