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Mar 25, 2023

Reclassified galaxy is now a supermassive black hole that’s pointing directly at Earth

Posted by in category: cosmology

We don’t want to alarm you, but there’s a black hole pointing Earth squarely in the face.

Scientists have reclassified a galaxy after finding that the supermassive black hole in its centre has changed direction and it is now aiming right at us.

Mar 25, 2023

Scientist claims meteorite that fell to earth is an ‘alien probe’ that could prove extra-terrestrial life

Posted by in category: alien life

A Harvard physicist has detailed his planned expedition to Papua New Guinea with the ambitious task of gathering remnants of a meteorite that he believes could be an alien probe.

Avi Loeb who is head of the Galileo Project, the “Systematic Scientific Search for Evidence of Extraterrestrial Technological Artifacts”, hopes to find fragments CNEOS1 2014/01/08 which crashed into Earth back in 2014 during the $1.5 million mission trip he organised to visit the Pacific island nation.

Mar 25, 2023

Enjoy the Singularity: How to Be Optimistic About the Future

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity, transportation

I’m already fairly optimistic. Y2K was supposed to drop planes of the sky. Yet we’re here. You’re more likely to die in a car wreck than plane wreck yet most people are more scared of flying than driving and flipping off people with road rage.

From ChatGPT to driverless cars, we need to be hopeful about progress.

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Mar 25, 2023

These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically Improve Productivity

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience

I used to listen to classical music more. I’m going to start again. I was searching for an article that said music helps heal brain injury but I can only find ones where it’s playing instruments that does that. But the Mozart effect is healthy and relaxing.

Just another example of how much you gain by listening.

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Mar 25, 2023

How Music Helps to Heal the Injured Brain

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience

Using music to heal the brain. If you have a TBI or know someone with one like myself, music is very therapeutic. Get some nice earbuds or over the way headphones. Wired is best or get some with long battery life. I find I feel peace and relief when I listen to certain types of music.

Why neurologic music therapy should be part of standard rehabilitation care.

Mar 25, 2023

5 Best Types of Video Games for TBI Rehabilitation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment, media & arts, neuroscience

Who would have thought that video games are good for TBI? I play them sometimes. Time for that, and not just music.

Video games may help TBI patients recover their physical and cognitive abilities faster than traditional therapy, according to recent research.

Although they might seem like just a pleasant distraction, video games engage several parts of the brain at once and can even promote neuroplasticity.

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Mar 25, 2023

Gmail and Outlook users given ‘red alert’ over scary AI ‘hiding in your inbox’

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

A nefarious use for AI. Phishing emails.

SECURITY experts have issued a warning over dangerous phishing emails that are put together by artificial intelligence.

The scams are convincing and help cybercriminals connect with victims before they attack, according to security site CSO.

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Mar 25, 2023

Writers Guild Wants AI Writing Movies As Long As Humans Get All The Credit?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Published 5 mins ago.

Mar 25, 2023

Google’s Bard and Bing AI Already Citing Each Other in Neural Hall of Mirrors

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Microsoft’s Bing Chat just cited misinformation generated by Google’s Bard chatbot, just one day after Bard was released. Oof.

Mar 25, 2023

Team develops large-scale stretchable and transparent electrodes

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability, wearables

A Korean research team has developed a large-scale stretchable and transparent electrode for use as a stretchable display. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a research team, led by Dr. Sang-Soo Lee and Dr. Jeong Gon Son at KIST’s Photo-Electronic Hybrids Research Center, has developed a technology to fabricate a large-area (larger than an A4 sized paper) wavy silver nanowire network electrode that is structurally stretchable with a high degree of conductivity and transparency.

Transparent electrodes, through which electricity flows, are essential for solar cell-and touchscreen-based display devices. An (ITO)-based is currently commercialized for use. The ITO-based transparent is made of a thin layer of metallic oxides that have very low stretchability and is very fragile. Thus, the ITO electrode is not well suited for flexible and wearable devices, which are expected to quickly become mainstream products in the electronic device market. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a new transparent electrode with stretchability as one of its main features.

A nanowire is tens of nanometers in diameter, and the nano material itself is long and thin like a stick. The small size of the nanowire allows it to be bent when an external force is applied. Since it is made of silver, a silver nanowire has excellent electrical conductivity and can be used in a random network of straight to fabricate a highly transparent and flexible electrode. However, despite the fact that silver nanowire is bendable and flexible, it cannot be used as a stretchable material.

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