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Jun 22, 2024

Advances in nanoscale force measurement opens doors to unprecedented biological insights

Posted by in categories: biological, nanotechnology

New research has revealed a new way to measure incredibly minute forces at the nanoscale in water, pushing the boundaries of what scientists know about the microscopic world.

Jun 22, 2024

The World Will Soon Witness “One Of The Rarest Space Events Of Our Lives”

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

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The event is so rare because of its large size – 375 meters (1230 feet) average diameter – as well as its proximity to the Earth.

“The 2029 flyby is an incredibly rare event,” ESA explained in an X post. “By comparing impact craters across the Solar System with the sizes and orbits of all known asteroids, scientists believe that an asteroid as large as Apophis only comes this close to Earth once every 5,000 to 10,000 years.

Jun 22, 2024

Mathematicians Accidentally Found a New Way to Represent Pi

Posted by in categories: mathematics, particle physics, quantum physics

Our favorite mathematical constant, pi (π), describing the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, has taken on new meaning.

The new representation was borne out of the twists and turns of string theory, and two mathematicians’ attempts to better describe particle collisions.

“Our efforts, initially, were never to find a way to look at pi,” says Aninda Sinha of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) who co-authored the new work with fellow IISc mathematician Arnab Priya Saha.

Jun 22, 2024

Kansas — Portrait (He Knew) (1977) (Remaster) [720p HD]

Posted by in categories: entertainment, military

“Portrait (He Knew)” was released in 1977 on the album Point Of Know Return. It was clearly about Albert Einstein although not a lot of people seemed to be aware of the fact. It was a great song for a video, and one of my favorite on this particular album, the other’s being “Nobody Home”, “Closet Chronicles”, and “Dust In The Wind”. Point of Know Return was HUGE in 1978! I remember listening to it over and over and over…loved the many instrumental breaks and solos. The video is just layers and layers of masked images and masked video. Tried for some really cool effects and found some pretty neat ones…’specially fond of that tree recoil effect from the atom bomb at that cool little note drag! Anyway, as usual…I hope you find something to enjoy. [Lyrics] He had a thousand ideas, you might have heard his name He lived alone with his vision Not looking for fortune or fame Never said too much to speak of He was off on another plane The words that he said were a mystery Nobody’s sure he was sane But he knew, he knew more than me or you No one could see his view, Oh where was he going to He was in search of an answer The nature of what we are He was trying to do it a new way He was bright as a star But nobody understood him “His numbers are not the way” He’s lost in the deepest enigma Which no one’s unraveled today But he knew, he knew more than me or you No one could see his view, Oh where was he going to And he tried, but before he could tell us he died When he left us the people cried, Oh where was he going to? He had a different idea A glimpse of the master plan He could see into the future A true visionary man But there’s something he never told us It died when he went away If only he could have been with us No telling what he might say But he knew, he knew more than me or you No one could see his view Oh, where was he going to But he knew, you could tell by the picture he drew It was totally something new, Oh where was he going to?

Jun 22, 2024

Principal component-based clinical aging clocks identify signatures of healthy aging and targets for clinical intervention

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Using a dimensionality reduction approach, Fong et al. generated a clinical aging clock (PCAge) that delineates healthy and unhealthy aging trajectories. They provide a streamlined version (LinAge) that maintains predictive power, and they demonstrate how the clock can be tailored to available data using the CALERIE study.

Jun 22, 2024

ChatGPT-written “The Last Screenwriter” sparks debate on the role of AI in the film industry

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

AI take over of entertainment industry by 2029–2030 still on pace.

1/ Swiss director Peter Luisi has made a movie called “The Last Screenwriter”, the script for which he says was largely written by the AI ChatGPT.

A London theater has canceled the world premiere of a movie allegedly written entirely by ChatGPT. The director plans to release the movie online.

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Jun 22, 2024

Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Immunotherapy side effects happen when the immune system that has been prompted to act against the cancer also acts against healthy cells and tissues in the body. Learn about the types of side effects that immunotherapy might cause and where to go for more information.

Jun 22, 2024

AI Is Wreaking Havoc on Global Power Systems

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

From the article:

Goldman Sachs estimates that US utility companies will have to invest roughly $50 billion in new power generation capacity to support data centers.

New artificial intelligence data centers are coming online so fast that the electricity demand is straining global power grids and threatening clean energy goals.

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Jun 22, 2024

Anthropic has a fast new AI model — and a clever new way to interact with chatbots

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

GPT-4o. Gemini 1.5. And now Claude 3.5 Sonnet.

Jun 22, 2024

I tested out a buzzy new text-to-video AI model from China

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Kuaishou’s generative video model Kling, which could be poised to transform how short clips are created for platforms like TikTok.

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