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May 26, 2024

New method minimizes alignment errors in microlens array production

Posted by in category: futurism

Double-sided microlens arrays (DSMLAs) play a crucial role in improving the performance of optical devices, supporting applications from advanced imaging systems to laser beam homogenization. However, traditional manufacturing methods often struggle with alignment errors that diminish the functionality and efficiency of these arrays.

May 25, 2024

In a first, MRI-compatible surgical robot enters human clinical trials

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

AiM’s MRI robot successful in trial:


A recent cadaver trial demonstrated the success of AiM’s MRI-guided robot in deep brain stimulation, marking a milestone in neurosurgery.

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May 25, 2024

Metals strengthen with increasing temperature at extreme strain rates

Posted by in category: futurism

Microballistic impact testing at strain rates greater than 106 s−1 shows that pure metals, including copper, gold and titanium, become stronger with increasing temperature.

May 25, 2024

DARPA Unveils Concepts for Future VTOL Uncrewed Aerial Systems

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

DARPA has showcased six innovative design concepts for its AdvaNced airCraft Infrastructure-Less Launch And RecoverY (ANCILLARY) program, aimed at enhancing the capabilities of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) uncrewed aerial systems (UAS).

May 25, 2024

‘Intelligence Explosion’ Theory Explained by Dr. Ben Goertzel #bengoertzel #raykurzweil #agi #ai

Posted by in categories: Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

May 25, 2024

Euryphysics: a (somewhat) new conceptual model of mind, reality and psi

Posted by in category: mathematics

Awodey, Steve, Álvaro Pelayo, Michael A. Warren (2013). Voevodsky’s Univalence Axiom in homotopy type theory. Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

Bakhtin, Mikhail (1984). Bakhtin’s analysis of Dostoevsky. Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. U. Minn. Press.

Carpenter, James (2012). First Sight: ESP and Parapsychology in Everyday Life. Rowan & Littlefield.

May 25, 2024

Giving advanced AI human like values

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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May 25, 2024

Media: Artificial to cosmist intelligence

Posted by in category: futurism

May 25, 2024

Top China VC Kai-Fu Lee says his prediction that AI will displace 50% of jobs by 2027 is ‘uncannily accurate’

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

“These are things that are superhuman, and we think this will be in every industry, will probably replace 50% of human jobs, create a huge amount of wealth for mankind and wipe out poverty,” https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/27/kai-fu-lee-robots-will-repla…jobs.html” rel=“noopener” class=””>Lee told CNBC at the time, later forecasting that it would happen in the next 10 years.

Fast forward seven years to the Fortune Innovation forum in Hong Kong this past March, when he sat down with Fortune editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell.

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May 25, 2024

You leave a ‘microbe fingerprint’ on every piece of clothing you wear—and it could help forensic scientists solve crimes

Posted by in category: biological

When you think of a criminal investigation, you might picture detectives meticulously collecting and analyzing evidence found at the scene: weapons, biological fluids, footprints and fingerprints. However, this is just the beginning of an attempt to reconstruct the events and individuals involved in the crime.

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