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Dec 1, 2022

Hive Social turns off servers after researchers warn hackers can access all data

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, security

Hive Social, a social media platform that has seen meteoric growth since Elon Musk took over Twitter, abruptly shut down its service on Wednesday after a security advisory warned the site was riddled with vulnerabilities that exposed all data stored in user accounts.

“The issues we reported allow any attacker to access all data, including private posts, private messages, shared media and even deleted direct messages,” the advisory, published on Wednesday by Berlin-based security collective Zerforschung, claimed. “This also includes private email addresses and phone numbers entered during login.”

The post went on to say that after the researchers privately reported the vulnerabilities last Saturday, many of the flaws they reported remained unpatched. They headlined their post “Warning: do not use Hive Social.”

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Dec 1, 2022

MIT researchers creating robots that give birth to other robots

Posted by in categories: particle physics, robotics/AI, transportation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are building swarms of tiny robots that have built-in intelligence, allowing them to build structures, vehicles, or even larger versions of themselves.

The subunit of the robot, which is being developed at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, is called a voxel and is capable of carrying power and data.

“When we’re building these structures, you have to build in intelligence,” MIT Professor and CBA Director Neil Gershenfeld said in a statement. “What emerged was the idea of structural electronics — of making voxels that transmit power and data as well as force.”

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Dec 1, 2022

Webb Telescope releases breathtaking new image of the “Pillars of Creation”

Posted by in category: space

Astronomers love colors. A new “Pillars of Creation” image makes science very pretty.

Data from two instruments onboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are revealing the famous “Pillars of Creation” in a new way.

Dec 1, 2022

Astronomers detect “mystery molecule” in exoplanet’s atmosphere

Posted by in category: space

Thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope, we now know more about the atmosphere of WASP-39b, a distant gas giant, than any other exoplanet.

Dec 1, 2022

Nanotech strategy shows promise for treating autoimmune disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, nanotechnology

Scientists at Scripps Research have reported success in initial tests of a new, nanotech-based strategy against autoimmune diseases.

The scientists, who reported their results in ACS Nano, engineered cell-like “” that target only the driving an autoimmune reaction, leaving the rest of the immune system intact and healthy. The nanoparticles greatly delayed, and in some animals even prevented, in a mouse model of arthritis.

“The potential advantage of this approach is that it would enable safe, long-term treatment for where the immune system attacks its own tissues or organs—using a method that won’t cause broad immune suppression, as current treatments do,” says study senior author James Paulson, Ph.D., Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Chair of Chemistry in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research.

Dec 1, 2022

New AI-enabled study unravels the principles of aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, life extension, robotics/AI

New work from Gero, conducted in collaboration with researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Genome Protection Inc. and published in Nature Communications, demonstrates the power of AI combined with analytical tools borrowed from the physics of complex systems to provide insights into the nature of aging, resilience and future medical interventions for age-related diseases including cancer.

Longevity. Technology: Modern AI systems exhibit superhuman-level performance in medical diagnostics applications, such as identifying cancer on MRI scans. This time, the researchers took one step further and used AI to figure out principles that describe how the biological process of aging unfolds in time.

The researchers trained an AI algorithm on a large dataset composed of multiple blood tests taken along the life course of tens of thousands of aging mice to predict the future health state of an animal from its current state. The artificial neural network precisely projected the health condition of an aging mouse with the help of a single variable, which was termed dynamic frailty indicator (dFI) that accurately characterises the damage that an animal accumulates throughout life [1].

Dec 1, 2022

Communications system achieves fastest laser link from space yet

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, space

In May 2022, the TeraByte InfraRed Delivery (TBIRD) payload onboard a small CubeSat satellite was launched into orbit 300 miles above Earth’s surface. Since then, TBIRD has delivered terabytes of data at record-breaking rates of up to 100 gigabits per second—100 times faster than the fastest internet speeds in most cities—via an optical communication link to a ground-based receiver in California.

This data rate is more than 1,000 times higher than that of the radio-frequency links traditionally used for and the highest ever achieved by a laser link from space to ground. And these record-setting speeds were all made possible by a communications payload roughly the size of a tissue box.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory conceptualized the TBIRD mission in 2014 as a means of providing unprecedented capability to science missions at low cost. Science instruments in space today routinely generate more data than can be returned to Earth over typical space-to-ground communications links. With small, low-cost space and ground terminals, TBIRD can enable scientists from around the world to fully take advantage of laser communications to downlink all the data they could ever dream of.

Dec 1, 2022

Scientists Have Created the World’s Smallest Organism That Moves with Genetic Engineering

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, genetics

Say hello to artificial bacterium syn-3, now with “swimming” powers thanks to genetic tinkering.

Dec 1, 2022

SUPERCUT: Neuralink Show & Tell Event (23 Minutes)

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Neura Pod is a series covering topics related to Neuralink, Inc. Topics such as brain-machine interfaces, brain injuries, and artificial intelligence will be explored. Host Ryan Tanaka synthesizes informationopinions, and conducts interviews to easily learn about Neuralink and its future.


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Dec 1, 2022

WATCH: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Show and Tell Event — LIVE

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience

Tune in at 6:00pm PT / 9:00pm ET on Wed. Nov. 30 when Neuralink’s Elon Musk reveals the latest advancements in Neuralink’s brain-computer interface technology.

Neuralink: Everything to Know About Elon Musk’s Brain Chip
Elon Musk’s Next Neuralink Demo Is Coming. Here’s How to Watch

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