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Feb 28, 2024

Tesla next-gen Roadster will be a collaboration with SpaceX: Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared a number of notable updates for the next-generation Roadster. Apart from stating that Tesla is aiming to unveil the upcoming all-electric supercar later this year, Musk also provided some interesting tidbits about the vehicle. Among these is the fact that the new Roadster would be the product of Musk’s two largest companies — Tesla and SpaceX.

The new Roadster has been pushed far back in the company’s list of projects for years. Initially unveiled in late 2017 during the Tesla Semi’s unveiling, the Roadster was announced with a target availability date of 2020. The year came and went, of course, and the next-generation Roadster has mostly been forgotten, especially with Tesla getting busy with the Cybertruck.

But with the Cybertruck now being produced and the company now working on its next-generation platform, it would appear that Tesla is finally ready to work on releasing the new Roadster. Over the years, Musk’s comments about the vehicle have become wilder, with the CEO noting that the supercar should be able to fly for short “hops” due to a dedicated SpaceX package that would incorporate rocket tech in the car.

Feb 28, 2024

Scientists closer to finding quantum gravity theory after measuring gravity on microscopic level

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Scientists are a step closer to unraveling the mysterious forces of the universe after working out how to measure gravity on a microscopic level.

Experts have never fully understood how the force that was discovered by Isaac Newton works in the tiny quantum world. Even Einstein was baffled by quantum gravity and, in his , said there is no realistic experiment that could show a quantum version of gravity.

But now physicists at the University of Southampton, working with scientists in Europe, have successfully detected a weak gravitational pull on a tiny particle using a new technique.

Feb 28, 2024

Researchers produce 3D model of the ribosome and visualize how it is made

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Human cells contain ribosomes, a complex machine that produces proteins for the rest of the body. Now the researchers have come closer to understanding how the ribosome works.

“It is amazing that we can visualize the atomic details of the ribosome. Because they are tiny—around 20–30 nanometers,” says Associate Professor Eva Kummer from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, who is responsible for the new study published in Nature Communications.

The ribosome is a part of the human cell consisting of ribosomal RNA and ribosomal proteins. It is like a factory that builds proteins by following a set of instructions inherent in the genes.

Feb 28, 2024

The quantum world: Dreams and delusions | Roger Penrose, Sabine Hossenfelder, Michio Kaku, and more!

Posted by in categories: computing, genetics, quantum physics

Watch some of the biggest names in physics debate the mysteries of the quantum and its future, including Roger Penrose, Sabine Hossenfelder, Avshalom Elitzur, Michio Kaku, Suchitra Sebastian, Priya Natarajan, Joscha Bach, Erik Verlinde, Hilary Lawson and Bjørn Ekeberg.

From string theory to quantum gravity and quantum computers, the quantum discourse is all the buzz in physics and beyond. But what is possible and what mere fantasy? Can we bring together relativity and quantum mechanics? Will we ever find a unified theory to explain our universe?

Continue reading “The quantum world: Dreams and delusions | Roger Penrose, Sabine Hossenfelder, Michio Kaku, and more!” »

Feb 28, 2024

A Banned Pesticide Is Found in Quaker Oats and Cheerios Products

Posted by in category: chemistry

A pilot study but possibly concerning. A banned pesticide found in Cheerios and Quaker oats. They suggest sticking to organic. The pesticide got in there by importing ingredients.


This week, the Environmental Working Group, revealed findings from a study that shows that chlormequat chloride, a chemical banned in the U.S. was found in some of our favorite cereals. Here’s what the experts say.

Feb 28, 2024

Adobe’s new prototype generative AI tool is the “Photoshop” of music-making and editing

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

Project Music GenAI Control can generate audio using text prompts and provides editing features to customize the results within the same workflow.

Adobe’s latest generative AI experiment aims to help people create and customize music without any professional audio experience.


Audio is generated by text prompts, with editing built into the same workflow.

Continue reading “Adobe’s new prototype generative AI tool is the ‘Photoshop’ of music-making and editing” »

Feb 28, 2024

Bitcoin’s so high, it crashed Coinbase today

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin’s rally is turning out to be bad news for Coinbase, the crypto trading app that has just confirmed some of its customers are seeing a zero balance across their Coinbase accounts. “Your assets are safe,” the firm assured the app’s users via a Status page on its website, adding that its team is investigating the issue and will provide an update shortly. [Update: The company has since said the issues are improving but the app is seeing “heightened traffic.”]

The app’s crash today has to do with the recent demand for Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency that recently surged to $60,000 — close to its all-time high last seen in 2021. The price of Bitcoin climbed in the wake of U.S. bitcoin spot ETFs, driving a 42% price rally this month. According to Reuters, this was the largest monthly gain the digital asset had seen since December 2020. As of the time of writing, Bitcoin was up above $61,448, or a 7.66% increase today.

The sharp rise has fueled renewed interest in apps like Coinbase, which allows users to buy, sell, and hold crypto products in a digital wallet. This rapid increase in demand, including from more casual crypto investors, have seemingly contributed to the app’s current issues, as Coinbase says the app is experiencing issues from high traffic.

Feb 28, 2024

Liveliness is a sports community app for finding new workout buddies

Posted by in category: futurism

Finding people who share your active passion — to go hiking, biking, running, whatever — is a pretty enduring problem. Existing friends and family aren’t always going to be into the same sporty pursuits as you and making new buddies at the gym or crag can be kinda awkward. Ditto trying your luck on random Facebook or WhatsApp groups. Step forward.

Feb 28, 2024

The Evolution Of Rugby: A Journey Into The Future With AI

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

In the rugged, adrenaline-fueled world of rugby, a quiet yet profound revolution is underway.


Imagine where tradition meets cutting-edge technology, where the raw physicality and strategic depth of rugby are enhanced by the power of AI. Well, it’s already here.

Feb 28, 2024

Moving Bits — Moving Beliefs, AI Is About To Get Physical

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Have you ever thought about what happens when digital AI systems are put into a physical context?


He’s an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS).

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