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Feb 23, 2024

Unlocking Nature’s Secrets: Revolutionary Imaging Unveils Plant Degradation Mysteries

Posted by in categories: chemistry, energy

For years, researchers have dedicated themselves to developing methods that can effectively and economically break down plant materials, enabling their transformation into valuable bioproducts that enhance our daily lives.

Bio-based fuels, detergents, nutritional supplements, and even plastics are the result of this work. And while scientists have found ways to degrade plants to the extent needed to produce a range of products, certain polymers such as lignin, which is a primary ingredient in the cell wall of plants, remain incredibly difficult to affordably break down without adding pollutants back into the environment. These polymers can be left behind as waste products with no further use.

A specialized microbial community composed of fungus, leafcutter ants, and bacteria is known to naturally degrade plants, turning them into nutrients and other components that are absorbed and used by surrounding organisms and systems. But identifying all components and biochemical reactions needed for the process remained a significant challenge—until now.

Feb 23, 2024

The Dual-Laser Revolution: A New Design for Quantum Computers

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, finance, quantum physics

Creating a quantum computer powerful enough to tackle problems we cannot solve with current computers remains a big challenge for quantum physicists. A well-functioning quantum simulator – a specific type of quantum computer – could lead to new discoveries about how the world works at the smallest scales. Quantum scientist Natalia Chepiga from Delft University of Technology has developed a guide on how to upgrade these machines so that they can simulate even more complex quantum systems. The study is now published in Physical Review Letters.

“Creating useful quantum computers and quantum simulators is one of the most important and debated topics in quantum science today, with the potential to revolutionize society,” says researcher Natalia Chepiga. Quantum simulators are a type of quantum computer, Chepiga explains: “Quantum simulators are meant to address open problems of quantum physics to further push our understanding of nature. Quantum computers will have wide applications in various areas of social life, for example in finances, encryption, and data storage.”

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Feb 23, 2024

Quantum Breakthrough in High-Temperature Superconductivity

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

An international team of scientists has made a new discovery that may help to unlock the microscopic mystery of high-temperature superconductivity and address the world’s energy problems.

In a paper published in the journal Nature, Swinburne University of Technology’s Associate Professor Hui Hu collaborated with researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in a new experimental observation quantifying the pseudogap pairing in a strongly attractive interacting cloud of fermionic lithium atoms.

Feb 23, 2024

Evading Bacterial Resistance: Scientists Develop Groundbreaking New Antibiotic

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago and Harvard University have created an antibiotic that may provide medicine a new tool to combat bacteria resistant to drugs and the illnesses they trigger.

The antibiotic, cresomycin, described in Science, effectively suppresses pathogenic bacteria that have become resistant to many commonly prescribed antimicrobial drugs.

The promising novel antibiotic is the latest finding for a longtime research partnership between the group of Yury Polikanov, associate professor of biological sciences at UIC, and colleagues at Harvard. The UIC scientists provide critical insights into cellular mechanisms and structure that help the researchers at Harvard design and synthesize new drugs.

Feb 23, 2024

Tyler Perry Puts $800M Studio Expansion on Hold After Seeing OpenAI’s Sora: “Jobs Are Going to Be Lost”

Posted by in categories: employment, government, life extension, robotics/AI

Called it. already impacting. not even a week later.

I just used AI in two films that are going to be announced soon. That kept me out of makeup for hours. In post and on set, I was able to use this AI technology to avoid ever having to sit through hours of aging makeup.

How are you thinking about approaching the threat that AI poses to certain job categories at your studio and on your productions?

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Feb 22, 2024

WongKinYiu/yolov9: Implementation of paper — YOLOv9: Learning What You Want to Learn Using Programmable Gradient Information

Posted by in category: futurism

YOLOv9 is better than any convolution or transformer based object detectors.

Implementation of paper -: Learning What You Want to Learn Using Programmable Gradient Information — WongKinYiu/yolov9.

Feb 22, 2024

What determines greatness?/¿Qué es lo que determina la grandeza?

Posted by in category: space

What would I have told my past self, back when my days started to get painful, confusing, and suffocating?

It is not yet possible to travel in time, but if you need the answer, I will tell you.

I would have said: You share the same nature as the cosmos. You are part of it, and therefore, it is likely that you are governed by the same principles. So trust that you will grow. Soon, the pressure of tragic experiences that now seem like grotesque monsters will be nothing more than proof that you can continue growing. Soon, you will look at these facts as you look at a small, lost asteroid — once it has fulfilled its task of making you grow, it will slowly be lost in infinity. But you will have expanded.

Feb 22, 2024

Solar Storm Alert — Live

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, space

Breaking X6.3 Solar flare erupted from the sun! What caused the cell phone communications to go down on the morning of the 22 of Feb 24? Timing was in line with X1.9 and X1.7 solar storms, but where they really strong enough or did something else occur? Either way this is a call to prepare!

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Feb 22, 2024

Private lander makes first US moon landing in more than 50 years

Posted by in category: space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact.

Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company that built and managed the craft, confirmed that it had landed upright. But it did not provide additional details, including whether the lander had reached its intended destination near the moon’s south pole. The company ended its live webcast soon after identifying a lone, weak signal from the lander.

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Feb 22, 2024

Moon landing LIVE: Watch Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander

Posted by in categories: business, space

Houston-based company Intuitive Machines’ lunar lander, nicknamed Odysseus, attempts landing on the surface of the moon. A smooth touchdown would put the U.S. back in business on the moon for the first time since NASA astronauts closed out the Apollo program in 1972. The company, if successful, would become the first private outfit to ace a moon landing. #moonlanding #odysseus #intuitivemachines #nasa #IM1 #space #live #livestream.

Thumbnail image credit: Intuitive Machines.

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