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Feb 10, 2020

Call of Duty Black Ops 5 release update as Modern Warfare steals 2020 limelight

Posted by in category: military

THE Call of Duty Black Ops 5 release date is expected to be announced in the coming months by Activision, but it doesn’t appear that it will be stealing the limelight from Modern Warfare.

Feb 10, 2020

Cruise Ship’s Coronavirus Outbreak Leaves Crew Nowhere to Hide

Posted by in category: biotech/medical


Cases of the new virus on the quarantined Diamond Princess reached 135 Monday, including 20 Americans. Conditions below decks could risk further spread.

Feb 10, 2020

Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations

Posted by in category: futurism

The spacecraft’s science instruments were turned off by a fault protection routine, which allows the spacecraft to automatically take actions to protect itself.

Feb 10, 2020

US Air Force Scraps Major Hypersonic Weapon Program Amid Budget Squeeze

Posted by in category: military

The Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) program has been killed by the US Air Force as the service looks to make budget cuts in the area of hypersonic prototyping in the coming year.

Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek revealed Monday that budget pressure, rather than performance, influenced the service’s decision to abandon its HCSW program and continue its development of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) — its other hypersonic weapon program.

“We will continue to work collaboratively with our sister services to see how we can most effectively leverage each other’s capabilities, ensuring the most prudent use of taxpayer dollars,” she said in a statement emailed to Defense News on February 10.

Feb 10, 2020

Halo Infinite’s New Game Engine Lays The Groundwork For Future Halo

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Halo Infinite is coming this year as a launch title for Xbox Series X.

Feb 10, 2020

Researchers use models and experiments to guide and harness transition waves in multi-stable mechanical structures

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

If you’ve ever opened an umbrella or set up a folding chair, you’ve used a deployable structure—an object that can transition from a compact state to an expanded one. You’ve probably noticed that such structures usually require rather complicated locking mechanisms to hold them in place. And, if you’ve ever tried to open an umbrella in the wind or fold a particularly persnickety folding chair, you know that today’s deployable structures aren’t always reliable or autonomous.

Now, a team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have harnessed the to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.

The research is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Feb 10, 2020

DNA-like material could bring even smaller transistors

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology

Computer chips use billions of tiny switches, called transistors, to process information. The more transistors on a chip, the faster the computer.

A material shaped like a one-dimensional DNA helix might further push the limits on a transistor’s size. The material comes from a rare earth element called tellurium.

Researchers found that the material, encapsulated in a nanotube made of boron nitride, helps build a with a diameter of two nanometers. Transistors on the market are made of bulkier silicon and range between 10 and 20 nanometers in scale.

Feb 10, 2020

The human brain’s meticulous interface with the bloodstream now on a precision chip

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

A scrupulous gatekeeper stands between the brain and its circulatory system to let in the good and keep out the bad, but this porter, called the blood-brain barrier, also blocks trial drugs to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s or cancer from getting into the brain.

Now a team led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has engineered a way of studying the barrier more closely with the intent of helping drug developers do the same. In a new study, the researchers cultured the human on a , recreating its physiology more realistically than predecessor chips.

The new chip devised a healthy environment for the barrier’s central component, a brain cell called the , which is not a neuron, but which acts as neurons’ intercessors with the circulatory system. Astrocytes interface in with cells in the vasculature called endothelial cells to collaborate with them as the blood-brain barrier.

Feb 10, 2020

Don’t fear Intelligent Machines. Work with them: Kasparov

Posted by in categories: futurism, supercomputing

This story begins in 1985 when at age 22, I became the World Chess Champion after beating Anatoly Karpov.

We must face our fears if we want to get the most out of technology — and we must conquer those fears if we want to get the best out of humanity, says Garry Kasparov. One of the greatest chess players in history, Kasparov lost a memorable match to IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in 1997. Now he shares his vision for a future where intelligent machines help us turn our grandest dreams into reality.

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Feb 10, 2020

Debt Nation

Posted by in category: futurism

I’ve got a secret!

A little bird told me the Steele Hawes was going to have a special guest on tomorrow, Tuesday February 11th at 2:30 PM US Pacific Time:

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