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Apr 24, 2024

Quantum forces used to automatically assemble tiny device

Posted by in category: quantum physics

The very weak forces of attraction caused by the Casimir effect can now be used to manipulate microscopic gold flakes and turn them into a light-trapping tool.

By Karmela Padavic-Callaghan

Apr 24, 2024

Mark Zuckerberg appeared to take a shot at Apple’s Vision Pro

Posted by in category: augmented reality

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to take a hit at Apple’s Vision Pro in Meta’s first-quarter earnings call on Wednesday.

Zuckerberg said he didn’t think augmented reality glasses would make it in the mainstream market until it had “full holographic displays.” The comment appears to show his skepticism of the potential success of a product like Apple’s Vision Pro.

Apr 24, 2024

Why animals run faster than their robot doppelgängers… for now

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The sum is greater than its parts.

Apr 24, 2024

Nvidia Dgx Gh200

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

First @NVIDIA DGX H200 in the world, hand-delivered to OpenAI and dedicated by Jensen “to advance AI, computing, and humanity”: v/ @gdb.

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Apr 24, 2024

A Paradigm Shift in RAM Is About to Make Computing Unstoppable

Posted by in category: computing

Scientists unlocked the secret to blazing-fast memory.

Apr 24, 2024

How Viruses Created Human Intelligence and Turned Us Super Complex

Posted by in category: futurism

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Apr 24, 2024

Astrophysics research advances understanding of how gamma-ray bursts produce light

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, physics, surveillance

Two piloted one-seat eVTOLs flew in formation during an exciting premiere by Jetson, opening the road for a wide range of missions in the future.

Apr 24, 2024

Russia Is Working on a 128-Core Supercomputing Platform: Report

Posted by in category: supercomputing

The country’s notoriously ancient computer systems are due for an upgrade.

Apr 24, 2024

MIT’s new 3D printer can create its own parameters so that users don’t have to

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, sustainability

A team of scientists have developed a new FDM 3D printer that can automatically create parameters for unknown materials.

Material presets for mass-manufactured polymers can be found on most 3D printers. However, the 3D printing parameters for sustainable and recycled materials need to be manually adjusted. This trial and error process can be frustrating and time-consuming, limiting the adoption of environmentally friendly filaments.

Experts from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Greece’s National Center for Scientific Research (Demokritos) are working to change this.

Apr 24, 2024

Seeding the Stars

Posted by in categories: engineering, environmental, media & arts, space

The galaxy is a vast place with billions of potential new worlds for humanity to colonize, but interstellar space is so enormous that reaching even the nearest stars and planets by spaceship would take decades at best, and maybe many centuries. Even on arrival terraforming those barren planets would take just as long.

Two options for overcoming the immensity of space and time are the Seed Ship and the Data Ship, automated vessels able to colonize the worlds for us. We will examine those today, their advantages, limitations, and misconceptions, and variations of them we might use to seed the stars.
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