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Sep 29, 2023

New York is simultaneously sinking and rising, but why?

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

Areas of New York City are sinking while others are rising at varying rates due to both natural and man-made factors.

One of the key indicators of climate change is the rise in sea levels at a global scale, with recent rates being unprecedented in the last 2,500 years. In an exciting study published yesterday, 27 September, NASA-based scientists found that some areas of New York City are sinking while others are rising at varying rates due to natural and man-made factors.

Interesting Engineering had reported earlier on a similar study, which said that New York is sinking due to a natural phenomenon called subsidence, where heavy objects, like buildings, gradually settle over time or when… More.

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Sep 29, 2023

Brain surgery using AI will be possible within two years

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

The UK government says AI could be “a real game-changer” for healthcare.

A leading neurosurgeon in the UK has said that brain surgery using artificial intelligence (AI) is possible within two years, making it safer and more effective.

“You could, in a few years, have an AI system that has seen more operations than any human has ever or could ever see,” Dr. Hani Marcus told BBC. Dr. Marcus is a consultant neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University College (UCL) London Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Sep 29, 2023

Antimatter attracted by gravity find CERN scientists

Posted by in category: particle physics

Gravitational acceleration of anti-matter is close to that of matter on Earth and scientists are now working to measure it accurately.

Experiments conducted by the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) collaboration at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, have shown that antihydrogen particles, too are pulled downward by gravity and do not levitate as some physicists suggest a press release said.

Antihydrogen is the simplest antimatter particle that we know exists. The opposite of hydrogen contains antimatter components such as an antiproton, a negatively charged proton, and a positron, a positively charged electron.

Sep 29, 2023

US intelligence agencies may get AI intel bots soon

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

In order to compete with China, U.S. agencies like the CIA are developing AI tools to explore their potential to sift through mountains of data.

United States Intelligence agencies, like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), plan to get their own ChatGPT-style tool, reports Bloomberg.


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Sep 29, 2023

Mihai Gruieti: ‘AI doesn’t take jobs, it transforms them’

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Mihai Gruieti, the CEO of Digital Gate Amg who is dedicated to advancing embedded systems encourages tech professionals to embrace AI adaptation rather than harbor apprehensions.

As you wake up to the sound of an alarm clock, head out for a run with your headphones on, and return home to bake breakfast cookies in a microwave/oven. Ever thought of how such electronics are functional and advancing so rapidly?

Now, imagine a small-sized computer that can perform a specific task but each chip is customizable for different industries and jobs. Even operating a microwave or listening to music on headphones are all operational due to embedded system applications.

Sep 29, 2023

Meta targets youth with AI-powered personality chatbots

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Meta Platforms will showcase the new AI chatbot with distinct personalities at this week’s Meta Connect conference.

Meta announced the launch of a variety of AI-powered persona-based chatbot prototypes less than two months ago with an aim to keep up the artificial intelligence race, joining other tech giants.

Now, Mark Zuckerberg’s company is all set to release generative AI chatbots with distinct personalities across its social media applications. The roll-out announcement is expected to be made at the Meta Connect conference, which commences tomorrow from September 27 to 28.

Sep 29, 2023

Autonomous drone could help end high-speed car chases in NY

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

The drone can travel at 45 miles an hour and read license plates from 800 feet away. It can be equipped with a speaker and a spotlight. Who needs a police car for a chase now?

A new high-tech autonomous drone, unveiled by California-based company Skydio, could help New York Police end high-speed car chases. The company which has supplied drones for both military and utility purposes, is working to use drones as first responders (DFR) for the police in the US.

A decade ago, Skydio began its journey as a company that provides athletes with a ‘follow-me-everywhere’ drone that could help shoot videos from the air while on the move. Three years ago, the company made a significant pivot as it looked… More.

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Sep 29, 2023

Scientists achieve the tricky task of compressing liquids

Posted by in category: futurism

Using a metal–organic framework, researchers reduced the volume of a water-based mixture by 7%.

Sep 29, 2023

Atomic clocks on the horizon: Unveiling the power of scandium

Posted by in category: energy

An international research team has made a groundbreaking discovery at the European XFEL X-ray laser, bringing us closer to realizing the potential of atomic clocks.

They achieved this by exciting a highly promising transition in the nucleus of scandium, a readily available element, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) announced. This unique resonance demands X-rays with an energy of 12.4 kiloelectronvolts (keV), an astonishing 10,000 times the energy of visible light, with a remarkable width of only 1.4 femtoelectronvolts (feV), equivalent to one second in 300 billion years.

Ralf Röhlsberger, a DESY researcher, emphasizes the significance of this achievement: “This corresponds to one second in 300 billion years.” Such precision would redefine the boundaries of timekeeping accuracy.

Sep 29, 2023

Steven Pinker shares his “relentless optimism” about human progress

Posted by in category: life extension

Brilliant. News is about rare events, especially bad things. Massive amounts of raw data is boring — but tells a completely different story.

If you follow the news closely, chances are your view of the state of the world is not super optimistic. From war in Ukraine to a warming planet to global poverty and hunger, there’s plenty to get upset about. But what if things are actually getting…better?

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