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Sep 25, 2022

Mapping the Human Brain Over a Lifetime

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

Summary: Researchers aim to map and track cellular changes in the human brain over a lifetime.

Source: UCSD

With a five-year, $126 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a multi-institution team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and elsewhere has launched a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas.

Sep 25, 2022

Chrysalis: Saturn’s Ancient, Missing Moon

Posted by in category: space

Swirling around the planet’s equator, the rings of Saturn are an obvious indicator that the planet is spinning at a tilt. The belted gas giant rotates at a 26.7-degree angle relative to the plane in which it orbits the sun. Because Saturn’s tilt precesses, like a spinning top, at nearly the same rate as the orbit of its neighbor Neptune.

Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun. In our solar system, it is the fourth-largest planet by size, and third densest. It is named after the Roman god of the sea.

Sep 25, 2022

Is Space Force moving fast enough for its Rapid Capabilities Office?

Posted by in categories: solar power, space, sustainability

“I need to have the processes in place for rapid fielding and acceptance of these things, and that’s not getting a lot of traction right now,” Space RCO Director Kelly Hammett said Sept. 12 at the Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md.

The Space RCO aims to develop the first few units of a defense system and then hand them off to Space Systems Command, the Space Force’s acquisition arm, to manage production. Hammett said his team is on track to deliver 10–12 projects over the next three years.

Because most of its programs are classified, the office has not revealed details on the technology and scope of its first deliveries. According to fiscal 2023 budget documents, the Space RCO is supporting an Air Force Research Laboratory effort to use solar energy to provide “logistically agile power” to forces on the ground. Its unclassified budget request included $36 million for that effort and about $9 million to support space capability studies.

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Sep 25, 2022

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman | AI for the Next Era

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Greylock general partner Reid Hoffman interviews OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. The AI research and deployment company’s primary mission is to develop and promote AI technology that benefits humanity. Founded in 2015, the company has most recently been noted for its generative transformer model GPT — 3, which uses deep learning to produce human-like text, and its image-creation platform DALL-E.

This interview took place during Greylock’s Intelligent Future event, a day-long summit featuring experts and entrepreneurs from some of today’s leading artificial intelligence organizations.
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Sep 25, 2022

Why marketers need to jump on the AI bandwagon

Posted by in categories: business, finance, information science, robotics/AI

Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here.

Marketers are standing at a precipice when it comes to strategy and automation. Advanced systems are seen as the next step in marketing, but for many businesses, the concept is still uncharted territory. However, those who don’t adopt the rapidly advancing technology into their marketing plans will quickly be at a huge disadvantage.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the U.S. market for AI-powered software, hardware and services is expected to break $120 billion by 2025. The marketing intelligence firm also found that banks and retailers were the biggest spenders on AI, with retail having already invested upwards of $5.9 billion in these systems for marketing alone in 2019. And spending on these advanced systems for this specific purpose has only increased since then. It is evident that algorithmic systems are the future of marketing, and those who don’t invest in them will be left behind.

Sep 25, 2022

Are We Living in a Simulation with David Chalmers [S3 Ep.12]

Posted by in categories: computing, cryptocurrencies, mathematics, neuroscience, virtual reality

Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman.

My guest today is David Chalmers. David is a professor of philosophy and neuroscience at NYU and the co-director of NYU Centre for Mind, Brain and Consciousness.

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Sep 25, 2022

5 Cutting-Edge Medical Experiments Could Expand Our Organ Supply, From Gene-Edited Pigs to Artificial Embryos

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Organs are in short supply. About 17 people die each day waiting for a transplant. New experimental methods of growing and tweaking organs could help.

Sep 25, 2022

A Stunning New 3D Model of The Cat’s Eye Nebula May Help Us Solve Its Mysteries

Posted by in category: life extension

The twisty eruption of a dying star has finally been revealed in all its 3D glory.

A team of scientists led by a high school graduate has reconstructed the complicated and mysterious nebulae that make up one of the most famous stellar ghosts in the sky – the Cat’s Eye Nebula.

Their model revealed the mechanisms that carved out some of the previously unexplained aspects of the nebula’s structure.

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Sep 25, 2022

Virus Modified to Kill Cancer Cells Appears to Have Saved a Patient’s Life

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists in the UK conducted a trial of an experimental cancer therapy that uses the cold sore virus to make cancer cells explode.

Sep 25, 2022

Quiet Revolution: Technologies that will change the World

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

Many technologies are greaty anticipated and predicted, and promise to change our lives. Today we will be looking at some that get less fanfare, but hold the promise to change our lives in profound ways.

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