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Jul 20, 2020

DeepMind’s AI automatically generates reinforcement learning algorithms

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Researchers at DeepMind propose a new technique that automatically discovers a reinforcement learning algorithm from scratch.

Jul 20, 2020

New Species of Glass Sponge Discovered

Posted by in category: futurism

A research team led by University of Alberta marine biologists has discovered a new species of sea sponge living off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.

These sponges form globally unique reefs that support deep-sea biodiversity and are found in all oceans of the world.

Jul 20, 2020

Your Personal Brain Signature And What It Reveals About You

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Cutting-edge neuroscience can identify your unique brain signature much like your thumbprint. What secrets does your “neural thumbprint” reveal about your mind’s inner workings?

Jul 20, 2020

Volcano eruption in Italy lights up sky

Posted by in category: futurism

No damage nor injuries were reported after the volcano erupted on the Italian island of Stromboli.

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Jul 20, 2020

How demand for robots and automation accelerated during the pandemic

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

The pandemic has accelerated demand for robots and automation. Robots have been regulated to marketing jobs, receptionist duties, and companionship for the elderly. But they’re really starting to come into their own and have practical use. Let’s take a look at how.

Supermarkets started to adopt robots to free up employees who previously spent time taking inventory to focus on disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and processing deliveries to keep shelves stocked.

These retailers insist the robots are augmenting the work of employees, not replacing them. But as panic buying stops and sales decline in the recession, companies may no longer have a need for these workers.

Jul 20, 2020

The Same Company 3D Printing KFC’s Meat Nuggets Is Printing Human Tissue in Space As Well

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, food, space


No word on whether they’ve tried to print chicken nuggets in space, though.

Jul 20, 2020

Cellular aging ‘master circuit’ discovered: Extended human lifespan to follow?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, life extension

I hope they get funding.

SAN DIEGO — The average American lives to be around 75 or 80 years old; but if you had an opportunity to slow down the aging process and live an extra couple of decades would you take it? It’s a loaded question, strife with philosophical, religious, and societal considerations. Humans have pondered the possibilities of extended, or even immortal, life for as long as we’ve inhabited this planet. But at the end of the day it’s all just a daydream, right?

Not necessarily, according to new research out of the University of California, San Diego. The study, led by UCSD molecular biologists and bioengineers, produced a groundbreaking discovery regarding the intricacies of cellular aging. In light of their findings, researchers say the notion of “dramatically” extending human life isn’t so farfetched after all.

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Jul 20, 2020

Laser propulsion: NASA’s laser-powered spacecraft will fly to Mars in 72 hours — TomoNews

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA — NASA scientist Philip Lubin is working on perfecting laser technology that could propel a light spacecraft to Mars in as little as three days.

In order for spacecraft to achieve faster speeds, Lubin proposes using an electromagnetic propulsion system that uses light and radiation, rather than the current fuel-based rocket propulsion system.

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Jul 20, 2020

Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live human cells for the first time

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry

DNA usually forms the classic double helix shape discovered in 1953—two strands wound around each other. Several other structures have been formed in test tubes, but this does not necessarily mean they form within living cells.

Quadruple helix structures, called DNA G-quadruplexes (G4s), have previously been detected in . However, the technique used required either killing the cells or using high concentrations of chemical probes to visualise G4 formation, so their actual presence within living cells under normal conditions has not been tracked, until now.

A research team from the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Leeds University have invented a fluorescent marker that is able to attach to G4s in living human cells, allowing them to see for the first time how the structure forms and what role it plays in cells.

Jul 20, 2020

Looks Like Sweden Was Right After All

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