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Nov 27, 2020

Is coronavirus accelerating the growth of plant-based meat?

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Sales for the category have exploded as the pandemic disrupts business as usual. Is this because people are turning away from animal-based eating, or is it keeping with the segment’s trends?

Nov 27, 2020

Teleport with Pepper

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This time, from his home in Manchester, Daniel visits Michael in Sheffield Robotics lab in a Pepper robot. Hilarity ensues.

Nov 27, 2020

An Oregon mink farm has a COVID-19 outbreak among animals and workers

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The farm has been placed under quarantine, and staff have been told to self-isolate.

Nov 27, 2020

NASA’s Sigma lecturer talks accomplishments on the 50th anniversary of the 14-by-22 subsonic tunnel

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And since revving up in 1970, the subsonic tunnel, considered a low-speed facility that can hit a maximum 235 miles per hour, has cranked out 650 tests.

Nov 27, 2020

Exploring the use of artificial intelligence in architecture

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Over the past few decades, artificial intelligence (AI) tools have been used to analyze data or complete basic tasks in an increasing number of fields, ranging from computer science to manufacturing, medicine, physics, biology and even artistic disciplines. Researchers at University of Michigan have recently been investigating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in architecture. Their most recent paper, published in the International Journal of Architectural Computing, specifically explores the potential of AI as a tool to create new architectural designs.

“My partner, Sandra Manninger, and myself, have a long-standing obsession with the idea to cross pollinate the fields of and AI,” Matias del Campo, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore. “We first got in touch with AI research in 1998, when we were introduced to the OFAI (The Austrian Institute of Artificial Intelligence) through a mutual friend, Dr. Arthur Flexer and we held the first course in Machine Learning for Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, in 2006.”

Several years after they first became interested in the potential uses of AI in architecture, del Campo and Manninger started collaborating with the Robotics Department at University of Michigan. Working with Jessy Grizzle, the department’s director, and Alexandra Carlson, one of her Ph.D. students, they were able to significantly expand their research. Their study featured in the International Journal of Architectural Computing is the latest of a series of research efforts in which they investigated the use of AI techniques for designing architectural solutions.

Nov 27, 2020

Ultracold atoms put high-temperature superconductors under the microscope

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Physicists use a Bose-Einstein condensate to study phase transitions in an iron pnictide superconductor.

Physicists have deployed a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) as a “quantum microscope” to study phase transitions in a high-temperature superconductor. The experiment marks the first time a BEC has been used to probe such a complicated condensed-matter phenomenon, and the results – a solution to a puzzle involving transition temperatures in iron pnictide superconductors – suggest that the technique could help untangle the complex factors that enhance and inhibit high-temperature superconductivity.

A BEC is a state of matter that forms when a gas of bosons (particles with integer quantum spin) is cooled to such low temperatures that all the bosons fall into the same quantum state. Under these conditions, the bosons are highly sensitive to tiny fluctuations in the local magnetic field, which perturb their collective wavefunction and create patches of greater and lesser density in the gas. These variations in density can then be detected using optical techniques.

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Nov 27, 2020

T Cells with Upgraded Molecular Computers Can Sort Out Tumor Targets

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, computing

Synthetic biology tools used to engineer T cells that work like living computers and recognize antigen combinations in solid tumors.

Nov 27, 2020

Apple Wins a Patent for Future Smart iPhone Cases and Watch Bands that use Quantum Tunneling Material

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, quantum physics

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 68 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple’s invention that reveals breakthrough quantum tunneling touch sensitive materials for future iPhone smart cases and Apple Watch bands.

Nov 27, 2020

Underlying Features of Epigenetic Aging Clocks | Morgan Levine, Yale University

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Methylation definition at 5:05, 27:20 a lil about reprogramming, 32:00 q&a, 47:44 Aubrey chimes in, 57:00 Keith Comito(and other throughout)

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Nov 27, 2020

Mars Personalised Petcare: High Tech, Genetics and Wearables

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AI, Genetics, and Health-Tech / Wearables — 21st Century Technologies For Healthy Companion Animals.

Ira Pastor ideaXme life sciences ambassador interviews Dr. Angela Hughes, the Global Scientific Advocacy Relations Senior Manager and Veterinary Geneticist at Mars Petcare.

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