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May 24, 2022

50 years ago, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. joined forces to ensure astronauts could survive in space

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Could this happen today?

This document laid the foundation for modern space exploration and research. It is also a testament to a fading world order where nations worked together in space toward shared scientific goals despite their political differences.

Signed by President Richard Nixon and Premier Alexie Kosygin in the U.S.S.R on May 24, 1972, the agreement led to the first international crewed space mission, 1975’s Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

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May 24, 2022

Artificial Intelligence to make roads in India safer to drive

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Indias Ministry of Science and Technology said that this unique approach uses the predictive power of AI to identify risks on the road, and a collision alert system to communicate timely alerts to drivers, to make several improvements related to road safety

May 24, 2022

Self-assembling computer chips

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Circa 2010 😀 😍

Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.

May 24, 2022

Laser light points toward room-temperature quantum computer

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Circa 2021

Simple system revealed for controlling the properties of graphene electrons.

May 24, 2022

A squeezed quantum microcomb on a chip

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Circa 2021 a room temperature scalable quantum computer 😁

Microcombs operating in the deterministic quantum regime could lead to new applications. Here, the authors demonstrate a quantum microcomb consisting of 20 two-mode squeezed comb pairs, in an optical microresonator on a silicon chip.

May 24, 2022

Bam Logo

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On large, isolated construction sites, reliable remote operations are a game changer. See how BAM Nuttall remotely deployed Spot for 3D laser scanning using a p… See more.

On a large and remote construction site in Shetland, where the team is battling the elements, covering large distances every day, the Trimble and Boston Dynamics integrated robot solution has become man’s newest four-legged friend.

BAM Nuttall has successfully trialled the integrated Trimble X7 laser scanner with Boston Dynamics’ Spot® robot in a remote construction setting — utilising a private stand-alone 5G network for remote control — in the first use case of its kind.

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May 24, 2022

How Amazon robots navigate congestion

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When Amazon Robotics scientists pondered adding mobile robots to fulfillment centers, they knew Amazon’s scale would present a unique challenge: Robot congestio… See more.

Amazon fulfillment centers use thousands of mobile robots. To keep products moving, Amazon Robotics researchers have crafted unique solutions.

May 24, 2022

SpaceX States It Will to Get to Mars Before NASA While the Latter Lists its Objectives to Get There

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NASA lists objectives to get to Mars by 2040 while SpaceX states it will beat that date by a decade.

NASA releases a draft of objectives needed to achieve a human presence on the Moon and Mars by 2040. SpaceX says it will get there by 2030.

May 24, 2022

Cheap gel film pulls buckets of drinking water per day from thin air

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Water scarcity is a major problem for much of the world’s population, but with the right equipment drinking water can be wrung out of thin air. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have now demonstrated a low-cost gel film that can pull many liters of water per day out of even very dry air.

The gel is made up of two main ingredients that are cheap and common – cellulose, which comes from the cell walls of plants, and konjac gum, a widely used food additive. Those two components work together to make a gel film that can absorb water from the air and then release it on demand, without requiring much energy.

First, the porous structure of the gum attracts water to condense out of the air around it. The cellulose meanwhile is designed to respond to a gentle heat by turning hydrophobic, releasing the captured water.

May 24, 2022

Now You Can Download the Entire Universe… All 3000 TB of It

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Now you can download the universe into the palm of your hand. Scientists have created a realistic simulation of space and it’s available to all.

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