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May 25, 2024

Scientists Found a Paradox in Evolution—and It May Become the Next Rule of Biology

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution

A new study unexpectedly reveals that cells thrive on chaos.

May 25, 2024

Scientist Proposes a New Universal Law of Biology That May Explain Aging

Posted by in categories: biological, life extension, mathematics, physics

Life appears to require at least some instability. This fact should be considered a biological universality, proposes University of Southern California molecular biologist John Tower.

Biological laws are thought to be rare and describe patterns or organizing principles that appear to be generally ubiquitous. While they can be squishier than the absolutes of math or physics, such rules in biology nevertheless help us better understand the complex processes that govern life.

Most examples we’ve found so far seem to concern themselves with the conservation of materials or energy, and therefore life’s tendency towards stability.

May 25, 2024

Why physicists now question the fate of the Universe

Posted by in categories: physics, space

For nearly 25 years, we thought we knew how the Universe would end. Now, new measurements point to a profoundly different conclusion.

May 25, 2024

Managing extreme AI risks amid rapid progress

Posted by in categories: governance, robotics/AI

Preparation requires technical research and development, as well as adaptive, proactive governance.

Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, […], Andrew Yao, Dawn Song, […], Pieter Abbeel, Trevor Darrell, Yuval Noah Harari, Ya-Qin Zhang, Lan Xue, […], Shai Shalev-Shwartz, Gillian Hadfield, Jeff Clune, Tegan Maharaj, Frank Hutter, Atılım Güneş Baydin, Sheila McIlraith, Qiqi Gao, Ashwin Acharya, David Krueger, Anca Dragan, Philip Torr, Stuart Russell, Daniel Kahneman, Jan Brauner [email protected], and Sören Mindermann +22 authors +20 authors +15 authors fewer Authors Info & Affiliations


May 25, 2024

AI could solve our ‘hardest problems,’ says Amazon CTO Werner Vogels

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Amazon’s Chief Technology Officer discusses how the company is using artificial intelligence (AI).

May 25, 2024

Science Experiments That Will Change The World — Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, education, life extension, neuroscience, science

I love the first line.

In this video I spoke with Rupert Sheldrake about the science experiments that will change the world, taking us from morphic resonance, telepathy to aging research.

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May 25, 2024

Aberdeen’s soft robotic arm could help people recovering from stroke

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

Device aids stroke, physio patients:

The ‘robotic arm’ is a lightweight equipment that uses flexible, inflatable material to give support as the arm makes basic movements.

May 25, 2024

Big tech has distracted world from existential risk of AI, says top scientist

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI

Max Tegmark argues that the downplaying is not accidental and threatens to delay, until it’s too late, the strict regulations needed.

May 25, 2024

Physicists Uncover Unusual New Quantum State Known As “Dirac Spin Liquid”

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

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong discovered Dirac spinons in the material YCu3-Br, providing evidence of a quantum spin liquid state and potentially advancing applications in quantum computing and high-temperature superconductivity.

Quasiparticles are fascinating entities that arise from collective behavior within materials and can be treated as a group of particles. Specifically, Dirac spinons are anticipated to exhibit unique characteristics similar to Dirac particles in high-energy physics and Dirac electrons in graphene and quantum moiré materials, such as a linear dispersion relation between energy and momentum. However, spin-½ charge-neutral quasiparticles had not been observed in quantum magnets until this work.

‘“To find Dirac spinons in quantum magnets has been the dream of generations of condensed matter physicists; now that we have seen the evidence of them, one can start to think about the countless potential applications of such highly entangled quantum material. Who knows, maybe one-day people will build quantum computers with it, just as people have been doing in the past half-century with silicon,’” said Professor Meng, HKU physicist and one of the corresponding authors of the paper.

May 25, 2024

James Webb telescope sees ‘birth’ of 3 of the universe’s earliest galaxies in world-1st observations

Posted by in category: space

The James Webb Space Telescope may have spotted the birth of some of the earliest galaxies in the universe for the first time ever, new research hints.

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