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Feb 21, 2024

Did OpenAI Sora Just Kickstart The Era Of Generative Video?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Just a few weeks back, I wrote that we are probably still some way from being able to create a movie from a natural language prompt.

OpenAI’s Sora, a groundbreaking text-to-video model, has catapulted the AI community years ahead, offering near-photorealistic videos from text prompts.

Feb 21, 2024

Gemma: Introducing new state-of-the-art open models

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Gemma 2B and Gemma 7B are smaller open-source AI models for language tasks in English.

Google has released Gemma 2B and 7B, a pair of open-source AI models that let developers use the research that went into its flagship Gemini more freely.

Gemma is a family of lightweight, state-of-the art open models built from the same research and technology used to create the Gemini models.

Feb 21, 2024

Adobe launches AI assistant that can search and summarize PDFs

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The company plans to release a subscription plan for the tool after it is out of beta.

Adobe’s new AI Assistant instantly generates summaries and insights from long documents, answers questions and formats information for sharing in emails, reports and presentations.

Feb 21, 2024

AI to forecast real-time plasma instabilities in nuclear fusion reactor

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, robotics/AI

Fusion powers the Sun, and, by extension, makes life on Earth possible.

Researchers use AI to predict and prevent plasma instabilities in fusion reactors, averting reaction disruptions. Experiments show AI forecasts issues 300 milliseconds early, allowing real-time adjustments for stability.

Feb 21, 2024

US scientists make ultra-thin pacemaker that’s powered by light

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Inspired by photovoltaic cells, the technology could also be used for neuromodulation and treating diseases like Parkinson’s.

Using two layers of P-type silicon, researchers made an ultra thin membrane that converts light into electric charges to adjust the heart’s beat.

Feb 21, 2024

US company reveals largest capsule ever built for human space travel

Posted by in categories: internet, space travel

Space Perspective, a US-based company, is set to revolutionize the way humans experience space.

The capsule has large vertical windows for panoramic views and innovative window technology that shields against harmful sunlight wavelengths and regulates the interior temperature.

This spacious capsule is designed to comfortably host eight Explorers (the travelers) along with a Captain.

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Feb 21, 2024

Computer glitch caused Firefly Aerospace to send payload to wrong orbit

Posted by in categories: computing, space travel

Firefly Aerospace sent a Lockheed Martin payload to the wrong orbit in December, and it is now ‘implementing corrections’ for future missions.

Feb 21, 2024

Ex-SpaceX engineers unveil Arc Sport, 570 horsepower electric wakeboat

Posted by in categories: engineering, sustainability, transportation

Discover the Arc Sport, a revolutionary electric wake boat engineered for performance, sustainability, and seamless user experience.

Former SpaceX engineers have unleashed their latest innovation, the Arc Sport, onto the waters, redefining the landscape of wake sports. Combining cutting-edge aerospace engineering with electric vehicle (EV) technology, the Arc Spor t promises an exhilarating experience like no other.

Boasting a massive 226 kWh battery capacity and a robust 570 horsepower (425 kW) motor, this engineering marvel delivers more than double the torque of its gas-powered counterparts.

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Feb 21, 2024

Scientists unlock key to reversible, non-hormonal male birth control

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, sex

The team found that administering an HDAC inhibitor orally effectively halted sperm production and fertility in mice while preserving the sex drive.

Researchers are grappling with the challenge of developing effective male contraceptives as existing attempts to block sperm production, maturation, or fertilization have fallen short, either offering incomplete protection or leading to severe side effects.

Now, a team of researchers at the Salk Institute in the US has developed a novel approach to halting sperm production, which is both non-hormonal and reversible, marking a significant advancement in male contraception research.

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Feb 21, 2024

MIT unveils adaptive smart glove that makes touch the teacher

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI, virtual reality

MIT researchers unveil a revolutionary smart glove integrating tactile feedback for enhanced learning, robotics, and virtual reality interactions.

Discover how MIT’s new smart glove is transforming education, robotics, and virtual reality experiences with personalized tactile feedback.

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