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Jun 16, 2019

LulzBot 3D Bioprinting Collaboration Brings New Innovations

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting

New LulzBot bioprinting hardware coming 2019 with long term goal of printing real functional tissues.

Jun 16, 2019

Toward artificial intelligence that learns to write code

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Researchers combine deep learning and symbolic reasoning for a more flexible way of teaching computers to program.

Jun 16, 2019

Over-the-air wireless charging will come to smartphones

Posted by in category: mobile phones

That’s not all. Imagine charging your smartwatch while you wear it.

Jun 16, 2019

Ebola vaccine shows ‘very impressive’ performance in outbreak

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The experimental Ebola vaccine being used to try to contain the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is protective 97.5% of the time.

Jun 16, 2019

Quantum Computing, Now and in the (Not Too Distant) Future

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

To date, more than 110,000 users have run more than 7 million experiments on the public IBM Q Experience devices, publishing more than 145 third-party research papers based on experiments run on the devices. The IBM Q Network has grown to 45 organizations all over the world, including Fortune 500 companies, research labs, academic institutions, and startups. This goal of helping industries and individuals get “quantum ready” with real quantum hardware is what makes IBM Q stand out.

SF: What are the main technological hurdles that still need to be resolved before quantum computing goes mainstream?

JW: Today’s approximate or noisy quantum computers have a coherence time of about 100 microseconds. That’s the time in which an experiment can be run on a quantum processor before errors take over. Error mitigation and error correction will need to be resolved before we have a fault-tolerant quantum computer.

Jun 16, 2019

Space Gets 100 Times Cheaper By 2023 and We Will Get Moon Bases and More

Posted by in categories: satellites, solar power, sustainability

If SpaceX gets a fully reusable Super Heavy Starship flying to orbit in 2020 and then has 100 fully reusable flights by 2023 then the cost of space will drop by 100 times. This will start fulfilling the plans for lunar bases, lunar mining, and space-based solar power.

If each Super Heavy Starship costs $300 million and has $1 million in operating and maintenance cost per flight then the per flight cost is $4 million. Super Heavy Starship is supposed to launch about 100 tons to orbit.

Assuming that 800 Starlink satellites are launched by April 2020, then SpaceX will start doubling its revenue from $2–3 billion to $5–6 billion in 2020 and ten billion in 2021. This will mean that SpaceX will be able to afford to build dozens of Super Heavy Starships.

Jun 16, 2019

Bill Gates just backed a chip startup that uses light to turbocharge AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Luminous Computing has developed an optical microchip that runs AI models much faster than other semiconductors while using less power.

Jun 16, 2019

Blood donation breakthrough sees scientists convert all types to O using gut bacteria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

In a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives, scientists have found a way to convert all blood types to the universal type that is safe for all patients to receive, by using microbes found in the human gut.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have figured out how to convert blood types A, B and AB into the universal Type O, which all patients can receive in a transfusion, regardless of their own blood type.

Jun 16, 2019

Nothing Is Solid & Everything Is Energy – Scientists Explain The World of Quantum Physics

Posted by in categories: energy, quantum physics

What we perceive as our physical material world, is really not physical or material at all, in fact, it is far from it. This has been proven time and time again by multiple Nobel Prize (among many other scientists around the world) winning physicists, one of them being Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist who made significant contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Niels Bohr

At the turn of the nineteenth century, physicists started to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter. In doing so, the belief that a physical, Newtonian material universe that was at the very heart of scientific knowing was dropped, and the realization that matter is nothing but an illusion replaced it. Scientists began to recognize that everything in the Universe is made out of energy.

Jun 16, 2019

Germany Opens 62-Mile Bicycle Highway That’s Completely Car-Free

Posted by in category: transportation

Germany has opened the first three-mile stretch of a bicycle highway that will eventually span over 62 miles, connecting 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum, and Hamm, as well as four universities. And this highway is an entirely separate roadway that will remain completely car-free.