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Sep 20, 2016

Quantum chip keeps you guessing

Posted by in categories: computing, economics, finance, nanotechnology, quantum physics

Random numbers have become important in daily life, given how they are at the heart of e-commerce and secure communications and also form the basis of statistical methods of solving problems in engineering and economics. And yet, truly random numbers are difficult to generate. A series of seemingly random numbers can still show patterns, and this can lead to frauds in e-commerce or errors in computations. Carlos Abellani, Waldimar Amaya, David Domenech, Pascual Munoz, Jose Capmany, Stefano Longhi, Morgan W Michell and Valerio Pruneri from the Institutes of Science and Technology and the Institute of Research and Advanced Studies at Barcelona, Polytechnic University and the firm, VLC Photonica, at Valencia and the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology at Milan, describe in the Optical Society’s journal, Optica, a method of using quantum effects to generate truly random numbers with the help of a miniature device that can be embedded in a mobile phone. The operative quality of random numbers is that those in a series cannot be predicted from the preceding ones, nor even any of the digits that appear in them.

Once a random number has been exchanged by a pair of correspondents, they can base a code on this number and keep their exchanges confidential. Devices like computers, which handle e-commerce transactions, thus routinely generate hundreds of large random numbers. The numbers generated by a complex formula are based on a “seed” number to get started, and do pass many statistical tests of randomness. The numbers, however, are not truly random and if a third party should guess the “seed” that was used, he/she could work out the numbers and impersonate others in transactions. Real random numbers are created not by a formula but by physical processes, like the last digits of the number of grains in a handful of sand, the throw of honest dice or even the last digit of the daily stock market index.

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Sep 20, 2016

DARPA sees future wars won with hypersonic weapons and artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

“I think highly autonomous warfighting is certainly in the future.”

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Sep 20, 2016

Alarms Raised Over DARPA-Funded ‘Neural Dust’

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

Alarms are being raised over the recent advancements in a new DARPA-funded technology known as “electroceuticals,” with the possibility that dark forces could be unleashed in a world where millions have hundreds of tiny neural dust sensors gathering and transmitting the most personal of information into external computer networks. The fears being that non-state actors, hostile nations, and could hack into the most secure and sensitive databases, gaining access to in-body telemetry from a head of state or sending nefarious commands directly into their brain unleashing havoc.

Engineers at UC Berkeley have cracked the millimetre barrier producing the first dust-sized wireless sensor small enough to implant into the body and be parked next to a muscle, nerve or organ. These motes are sprinkled thoughout the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time. The neural dust sensor is born from a DARPA funded weapons program. (DARPA is also the organization responsible for creating the Internet).

We already have zero ability to keep foreign actors, hostile groups, not to mention cybercriminals, from hacking into the most secure and sensitive databases. If they gained access to in-body telemetry from a head of state or sent nefarious commands directly into their brain, what havoc they could wreak.

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Sep 20, 2016

Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, health, robotics/AI

Cancer is like a computer virus and can be ‘solved’ by cracking the code, according to Microsoft. The computer software company says its researchers are using artificial intelligence in a new healthcare initiative to target cancerous cells and eliminate the disease.

One of the projects within this new healthcare enterprise involves utilizing machine learning and natural language processing to help lead researchers sift through all the research data available and come up with a treatment plan for individual cancer patients.

IBM is working on something similar using a program called Watson Oncology, which analyzes patient health info against research data.

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Sep 20, 2016

China is more innovative than people think

Posted by in categories: business, economics, government

China has its sights to be the World’s SV.


Editor’s Note:

The New York Times business bestseller Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle which explores the roots of Israeli innovation has garnered global attention and won its co-authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer worldwide fame overnight. In a recent interview with Global Times reporter Zhang Ni (GT) in Beijing, Singer (S), who served as an adviser to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee before moving to Israel in 1994, said he believes China is more innovative than people think. He suggested that China is ahead of the US in some aspects, as Facebook is now trying to copy China’s WeChat.

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Sep 20, 2016

Russia Plans Lunar Settlement by 2045

Posted by in category: space travel

Want to immigrate? Why not to Russian Space Settlement.


Roscosmos has revealed plans to send a manned mission to the moon between 2025 and 2045 – some 60 years after Neil Armstrong’s Apollo mission ended the space race between the US and Soviet Russia.

Russian Academy of Cosmonautics member Yury Karash previously said: “Back in the 1960s the Soviet Union was competing head-to-head with the United States.

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Sep 20, 2016

IRL: September 20, 2016 | NATO Chief Says Russia Could Invade Europe Within 48 Hours & Other News

Posted by in category: futurism

Yikes!


Russia could launch an attack on Europe within 48 hours, Donald Trump Jr. equates Syrian refugees with poisoned Skittles & other news.

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Sep 20, 2016

Dawn of the super human: U. S. is daunted by Russia’s “enhanced human operation”

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, military, neuroscience, transhumanism

Pentagon accused Russia that the country is working on “enhanced human operation” to create an army of superhuman soldiers. Russia’s Sputnik issues the news.

U.S. Army chiefs are claiming that Moscow is working to create bionic superhuman soldiers with brain implants. And the soldiers will be fuelled by steroids. Usage of steroid will increase the tolerance capability and make the soldiers more resilient. While the brain implant or chip will assist a soldier to fight for a longer time even in extreme warfare. It will also force the soldiers to fight and obey the command at any cost. The sole purpose is to strengthen the soldiers to make them stronger and tougher in battles.

Yet, the U.S. opponent is working to use microscopic technology so that soldiers can cure themselves without any assistance of physicians.

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Sep 20, 2016

Teleportation step toward quantum internet

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

Is everyone ready for a new teleporting net?


Physicists have set a new bar for quantum teleportation: moving information from one place to another without physically sending anything between the locations.

Two separate teams managed to teleport information across several kilometres of optical fibre network in two cities.

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Sep 20, 2016

Haier Introduces New Disruptive Refrigeration Technology

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Nice method for refrig.; now imagine it in autos/ various forms of transportation, buildings, appliances, etc.


NEW YORK, NY – 9/20/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Haier, a global leader in consumer electronics and appliances has launched a new compressor-free solid-state refrigeration technology. Haier created this new technology through integrating Silicon Valley resources, Haier Group R&D, Haier America R&D, Liquid King, Xi’an Jiaotong University, South China University of Technology and other resources. The new technology breaks the technological bottlenecks of compressor-based refrigeration appliance that have been used in the industry for a century.

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