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Apr 17, 2024

AI pinpoints where psychosis originates in the brain

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Scientists have moved a step closer to understanding the basis of the hallucinations and delusions that characterize schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Apr 17, 2024

LIFE BEYOND: Visions of Alien Life. Full Documentary Remastered (4K)

Posted by in category: alien life

Are we alone? What might alien species look like? And what could we learn from them? Proudly presenting Life Beyond Remastered, a film that weaves all 3 episodes of the series together with new content and updated visuals & audio into a feature-length experience. Massive thank you to everyone who made this possible: my subscribers, patreon members, vfx collaborators, scientists, researchers, friends, family, and more. A special thank you to Protocol Labs for their sponsorship of the series and support, please check out the work they are doing: Please watch in 4K with your best audio equipment for the proper experience! High quality 4K download is coming this week, and I will link it here. Directed by Melodysheep (John D. Boswell) Narrated by Will Crowley Featuring voices of: Douglas Rain, David Christian, Michelle Thaller, Andrew Siemion, Dan Werthimer, Avi Loeb, Ellen Stofan, David Kipping, Nick Lane, Jonathan Losos, Caleb Scharf, Jack Cohen, Shawn Domagal-Goldman, Jill Tarter, and Orson Wells Additional Visual Effects by: Unknown Dino, Julius Horsthuis, Lynn Huberty, Tim Stupak, Samuel Krug, Eren Arik, CGHadi, Jack Emmens, Konstantin Kovalenko, Eren Arik, NASA, Evolve, Adrian Bobb, Igor Puskaric, Unknown Dino, and Alan Reynaud Supported by Morrison Waud, Angela Kilic-Cave, James Upsher, Matthew Brown, TabloidA, and Juan Benet Instagram: @melodysheep_ Twitter: @musicalscience Special thanks to my $50+ Patrons: Greysen Cohen Serenelove520 Romain Gilliot Frank Buschmann Axel Vei Kimi Ushida Justin Hansemann AChillingSight Alex Cheung WJSBUTLER & CO Sebastián Soto bluetifulangel David Rovira Mackenzie Moore Robert Leiper Naomi Augustine David August Jeremiah Tims Joan Meier Michael Denny Caleb Levesque Derick Yan Brandon Sanders And thank you to my $10+ patrons!

Apr 17, 2024

Tesla set to roll out awesome new Sentry Mode feature

Posted by in categories: security, sustainability, transportation

Tesla is set to roll out an awesome new feature with Sentry Mode, allowing owners to watch the video clip recorded by the car on their phone.

Sentry Mode is a security feature on Tesla vehicles that records instances and events that occur near the car. It has helped solve things as simple as petty vandalism, like keying, and even liability in accidents.

For years, it has been available on Tesla vehicles. Yet, people are still not aware of this capability and continue to commit crimes on the cars, not realizing they are being recorded.

Apr 17, 2024

Microsoft releases native OneNote app for Apple Vision Pro

Posted by in category: computing

Microsoft on Tuesday launched a native OneNote app for visionOS, showing the company’s commitment to its customers who use Apple Vision Pro. This comes after the company released Microsoft Office apps for Apple’s mixed reality headset.

A Product Manager from the company confirmed the news in a blog post. According to Microsoft, “OneNote will make use of the infinite canvas of spatial computing and can appear side-by-side with other great Microsoft apps” already available for Apple Vision Pro. For those unfamiliar, OneNote is Microsoft’s note-taking software.

Microsoft says that the visionOS version has “many of the features available on OneNote for iPad.” This includes the ability to write notes, make a digital notebook, highlight important notes, create To Do tags, lock notes with a password, synchronize with OneDrive, and share with other people.

Apr 17, 2024

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot goes electric

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Atlas lies motionless in a prone position atop interlocking gym mats. The only soundtrack is the whirring of an electric motor. It’s not quiet, exactly, but it’s nothing compared to the hydraulic jerks of its ancestors.

As the camera pans around the robot’s back, its legs bend at the knees. It’s a natural movement, at first, before crossing into an uncanny realm, like something out of a Sam Raimi movie. The robot, which appeared to be lying on its back, has effectively switched positions with this clever bit of leg rotation.

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Apr 17, 2024

Paper page — MA-LMM: Memory-Augmented Large Multimodal Model for Long-Term Video Understanding

Posted by in category: futurism

Meta announces MA-LMM

Memory-augmented large multimodal model for long-term video understanding.

With the success of large language models (#LLMs), integrating the vision model into LLMs to build vision-language #foundation models has gained much more interest…

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Apr 17, 2024

In World First, Scientists Share What Was Almost Certainly a Conversation with a Humpback Whale

Posted by in category: futurism

Humpback whales have very complicated vocalizing behaviors, but scientists were able to call an adult female over and have a short convo.

Apr 17, 2024

Wired to learn and remember

Posted by in category: neuroscience

The role of the spinal cord is often simplified to that of a simple relay station, carrying messages between the brain and the body.

New research unveils how spinal cord nerve cells can learn and remembercompletely independent of the brain.

Apr 17, 2024

SPARDA: A Programmable Nucleic Acid Targeting Technology Like CRISPR

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

An innovative programmable tool for targeting nucleic acids has been created, utilizing a prokaryotic immune defense system—and it is not CRISPR-Cas. Russian Academy of Sciences researchers have successfully re-engineered prokaryotic Argonautes (pAgos) to utilize RNA guides for locating nucleic acid sequences. These systems have been modified to form a complex with effector nucleases.

The researchers employed a two-component system known as SPARDA (short prokaryotic Argonaute, DNase, and RNase-associated) to effectively identify DNA sequences with a notable level of sensitivity and induce collateral nuclease activity. SPARDA and other concise pAgos systems that encode diverse effectors have the potential to offer a novel programmable tool for the field of biotechnology.

The research article “DNA-targeting short Argonautes complex with effector proteins for collateral nuclease activity and bacterial population immunity” was published in Nature Microbiology.

Apr 17, 2024

Quantum electronics: Charge travels like light in bilayer graphene

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, particle physics, quantum physics

An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has demonstrated experimentally that electrons in naturally occurring double-layer graphene move like particles without any mass, in the same way that light travels. Furthermore, they have shown that the current can be “switched” on and off, which has potential for developing tiny, energy-efficient transistors—like the light switch in your house but at a nanoscale.

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