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Sep 12, 2021

Scientists Debut Magnet Powerful Enough to Lift an Aircraft Carrier

Posted by in categories: military, nuclear energy

Researchers at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor debuted the first part of a massive magnet they’ll use to build a fusion reactor.

Sep 12, 2021

Metoprolol in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Severe coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) can progress to an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which involves alveolar infiltration by activated neutrophils. The beta-blocker metoprolol has been shown to ameliorate exacerbated inflammation in the myocardial infarction setting.

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Madrid, Spain Drs Clemente-Moragón and Martínez-Milla contributed equally to this work.

Sep 12, 2021

Why China does not want its robots making a big splash in the ocean

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

With complex structures – including a strong, flexible mechanical arm carrying various tools – the splash created by a deep sea mining robot was akin to that of humans. But unlike a free-fall diver, the robot was lowered by a rope and the swing caused by wind and waves added uncertainty to its motion, according to the researchers.

Robots are perfecting their diving skills in preparation for the serious business of tapping into mineral resources in the seabed.

Sep 12, 2021

Atomically-Thin, Twisted Graphene Has Unique Properties That Could Advance Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Researchers describe how electrons move through two-dimensional layered graphene 0 findings that could lead to advances in the design of future quantum computing platforms.

New research published in Physical Review Letters describes how electrons move through two different configurations of bilayer graphene, the atomically-thin form of carbon. This study, the result of a collaboration between Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University, and Columbia University 0 provides insights that researchers could use to design more powerful and secure quantum computing platforms in the future.

“Today’s computer chips are based on our knowledge of how electrons move in semiconductors, specifically silicon,” says first and co-corresponding author Zhongwei Dai, a postdoc at Brookhaven. “But the physical properties of silicon are reaching a physical limit in terms of how small transistors can be made and how many can fit on a chip. If we can understand how electrons move at the small scale of a few nanometers in the reduced dimensions of 2-D materials, we may be able to unlock another way to utilize electrons for quantum information science.”

Sep 12, 2021

Magnetic Properties of Star-Forming Dense Cores — The Last Piece in the Puzzle of Star Formation

Posted by in category: space

Magnetic fields in space are sometimes called the last piece in the puzzle of star formation. They are much harder to measure than the masses or motions of star-forming clouds, and their strength is still uncertain. If they are strong, they can deflect or even oppose gas flowing into a young stellar core as it collapses under the influence of gravity. If they are moderate in strength, however, they act more flexibly and guide the flow, but don’t prevent it.

Early measurements of field strengths in molecular clouds were based on radiation from molecules whose energy levels are sensitive to magnetic field strengths. Those data suggested the fields were of moderate strength, but those conclusions were tentative. More recent observations with stronger signals measured the polarized radiation from dust grains aligned with the magnetic field. These observations obtain the field strength from the changes in field direction across the cloud map.


Sep 12, 2021

Look: NASA’s futuristic eVTOL helicopter is ready for flight tests

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, space travel

NASA and Joby’s eVTOL craft could be the weird plane/chopper fusion of the future.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is also America’s civilian aerospace research organization. In that role, it has been instrumental in developing new technologies ranging from rocket engines to aircraft control systems.

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Sep 12, 2021

Asperger’s, Autism & You

Posted by in category: neuroscience

My guest tomorrow on Womens Radio Station at 1pm is Dr Ian Hale. Author of ‘Asperger’s Autism & You’

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Sep 12, 2021

The Metaverse, Web3, and the Inevitability of NFTs

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, sustainability, virtual reality

As I begin to understand the future of the internet and its evolving technology, I believe this author has it right and has cleverly synthesized a coherent image of a future sustainable as NFT, VR, AR and Metaverse Web 3.0. #Metaverse #NFT #web3 #VR #AR

NFTs are here to stay and will be foundational to our new world.

Sep 12, 2021

SpaceX names 2 new recovery ships after NASA astronauts

Posted by in category: space travel

The recovery ships “Bob” and “Doug” are named after the first crew SpaceX launched for NASA.

SpaceX’s new recovery ships “Bob” and “Doug” sailed into Port Canaveral this month and are named for NASA astronauts.

Sep 12, 2021

GPT-4 Will Have 100 Trillion Parameters — 500x the Size of GPT-3

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Are there any limits to large neural networks?

OpenAI will release GPT-4 in the next few years. It will have around 100 trillion parameters.

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