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Jun 23, 2018

Space station experiment will create the coldest spot in the universe

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

The high-flying experiment could shed new light on some of the biggest mysteries in physics.


NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory will create the coldest spot in the universe to study the weird quantum behavior of atoms at ultra-cold temperatures.

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Jun 23, 2018

Meet PowerDolphin the UNDERWATER drone!

Posted by in category: drones

You can now explore the ocean while sipping a pina colada on the beach!

Courtesy: PowerVision Europe

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Jun 23, 2018

U.S. faces ‘unprecedented threat’ from China on tech takeover

Posted by in categories: law, military

I dont see it as a threat. Honestly, some of the US scientific community was getting really cocky, and really lazy, which is never a good combination. The US scientific community wanted to lock Crispr in a closet for 50 years. 30 years ago they could of gotten away with it. With China as it is now, they are forced to do research they would of rather hidden away.


China’s “Thousand Talents” program to tap into its citizens educated or employed in the U.S. is a key part of multi-pronged efforts to transfer, replicate and eventually overtake U.S. military and commercial technology, according to American intelligence officials.

The program, begun in 2008, is far from secret. But its unadvertised goal is “to facilitate the legal and illicit transfer of U.S. technology, intellectual property and know-how” to China, according to an unclassified analysis by the National Intelligence Council, the branch of U.S. intelligence that assesses long-term trends.

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Jun 23, 2018

This AI has been debating real humans — and doing a pretty good job

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The best AI in the world is some where in the IQ range of the high 50’s to low 60’s, and is doing this kind of stuff. Should be pretty interesting to see what the average human level AI of 2029 can do.


IBM’s Project Debater has shown off its talents in public for the first time.

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Jun 23, 2018

This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Posted by in category: particle physics

Super-Kamiokande (or “Super-K” as it’s sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were air.

Studying these particles is helping scientists detect dying stars and learn more about the universe. Business Insider spoke to three scientists about how the giant gold chamber works — and the dangers of conducting experiments inside it.

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Jun 23, 2018

A Neuroscientist Says Video Games Positively Affect the Brain in Two Ways

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

Ever watch ‘Your Brain on Blank’? Ever have a question about the brain? Then you’re in the right place. Join us as neuroscience Ph.D. candidate Shannon Odell takes a few minutes to answer some of the write-in questions from our viewers about how different stimuli affect your brain.

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Jun 23, 2018

Moths Can Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field to Navigate

Posted by in category: futurism

These plain brown moths can complete long distance migrations by moonlight, using the magnetic field like a compass.

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Jun 23, 2018

World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

You didn’t think scientists would let IBM’s “world’s smallest computer” boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing ‘computer’ measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM’s former record-setter. It’s so small that one grain of rice seems gigantic in comparison — and it’s so sensitive that its transmission LED could instigate currents in its circuits.

The size limitations forced researchers to get creative to reduce the effect of light. They switched from diodes to switched capacitors, and had to fight the relative increase in electrical noise that comes from running on a device that uses so little power.

The result is a sensor that can measure changes in extremely small regions, like a group of cells in your body. Scientists have suspected that tumors are slightly hotter than healthy tissue, but it’s been difficult to verify this until now. The minuscule device could both check this claim and, if it proves true, gauge the effectiveness of cancer treatments. The team also envisions this helping to diagnose glaucoma from inside the eye, monitor biochemical processes and even study tiny snails.

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Jun 23, 2018

This Engineer Is Building an Armada of Saildrones That Could Remake Weather Forecasting

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

https://bloom.bg/2Ggfedp


Engineer and adventurer Richard Jenkins has made oceangoing robots that could revolutionize fishing, drilling, and environmental science. His aim: a thousand of them.

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Jun 23, 2018

This floating robotic factory will build satellites and spaceships in orbit

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI, satellites

The Archinaut, a system made of 3D printers and robotic arms, could be the flying factory humans need to colonize space.

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