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Feb 1, 2023

Ultrafast water permeation through nanochannels with a densely fluorous interior surface

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The key innovation in this new desalination technology is fluorine, a hydrophobic element that that’s long been prized for its desire to be left alone. It’s no accident that fluorine is a key ingredient in Teflon, which is used on non-stick pans to keep fried eggs from sticking and inside pipes to make fluids flow more efficiently. At the nanoscopic level, fluorine repels negatively charged ions, including the chlorine in salt (NaCl). Its electric properties also break down clumps of water molecules that can keep the liquid from flowing as freely as possible. -(IE)

-Desalination is something people need to consider with rising sea levels and changing weather patterns, like drought.

Oligoamide nanoring-based fluorous nanochannels in bilayer membranes enable ultrafast water permeation and desalination.

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Feb 1, 2023

The race of the AI labs heats up

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An “epic race for AI supremacy” is underway, reports The Economist. To find out who is leading, the publication ran Google’s yet-to-be launched chatbox against ChatGPT. The results are mixed.

Feb 1, 2023

ChatGPT with Rob Miles — Computerphile

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A massive topic deserves a massive video. Rob Miles discusses ChatGPT and how it may not be dangerous, yet.

More from Rob Miles:

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Feb 1, 2023

Google is asking employees to test potential ChatGPT competitors, including a chatbot called ‘Apprentice Bard’

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Google is testing new artificial intelligence-powered chat products that are likely to influence a future public product launch. They include a new chatbot and a potential way to integrate it into a search engine.

The Alphabet company is working on a project under its cloud unit called “Atlas,” which is a “code red” effort to respond to ChatGPT, the large language chatbot that took the public by storm when it launched late last year.

Feb 1, 2023

Former Instagram Co-Founders Launch AI-Powered Personalized News App, Artifact

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram, have launched a brand new app called Artifact. This revolutionary software uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide users with a personalized news feed. Currently, an invitation code is required to access the app; however, individuals can join a waitlist in order to gain early access. Systrom and Krieger left Instagram back in 2018 after working for eight years at the Facebook-owned company. Although they publicly stated that their departure was due to their desire to explore creativity and curiosity again, tensions between the two co-founders and CEO Mark Zuckerberg were also reported. Last year, the duo debuted a website dedicated to tracking the spread of COVID-19.

Feb 1, 2023

Flawless Truesync on “Fall”

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Feb 1, 2023

Researchers Prove AI Art Generators Can Simply Copy Existing Images

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Current diffusion-based AI models can and will reproduce copyrighted images from its data set, though rarely. It will get worse the bigger these systems become.

Feb 1, 2023


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Artificial intelligence and the soul.

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Feb 1, 2023

Look! New JWST Shows a Billion-Year-Old Spiral Galaxy in Stunning Detail

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JWST is good at spotting very faint, very distant objects like ancient galaxies, because it views the universe in infrared light, whose wavelengths are slightly longer than the ones our unaided eyes can see. Light from distant objects, which are moving even farther away from us as the universe expands, gets stretched into those longer wavelengths.

Although this is the most recent image the JWST team has processed and released to the public, it was one of the first images the telescope actually took. During the early summer of 2022, astronomers and engineers were firing up Webb’s instruments and getting them ready to do real science observations. This stunning image of spiral galaxy LEDA 2,046,648 was part of the process of commissioning JWST’s Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (which was recently out of order for two weeks thanks to a run-in with a cosmic ray).

Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Stanley Plotkin, MD — The Godfather Of Vaccines Discussing The Future Of Vaccinology

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The godfather of vaccines discussing the future of vaccinology — dr. stanley plotkin, MD.

Dr. Stanley Plotkin, MD (, is an American physician, scientist, and scholar, who in the 1960s, while working at Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, played a pivotal role in discovery of a vaccine against rubella virus (which is now used worldwide as a key component of the MMR vaccine), and has worked extensively on the development and application of a wide range of other vaccines including those for polio, rabies, varicella, rotavirus and cytomegalovirus (

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