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Apr 22, 2019

Man Makes and Sells Compostable Wild Grass Straws

Posted by in categories: habitats, sustainability

Imagine being able to use grass instead of plastic for #Straws…Zero Waste Saigon, which also sells the straws, says that finding a human use for the grass, helps preserve wetlands, which provide habitat for Sarus Crane birds, because it prevents them from being turned into crop land.

This man has come up with a super sustainable — and truly biodegradable —substitute for plastic straws.

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Apr 22, 2019

Folding Secrets of Protein Unlocked by Artificial Intelligence

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

A scientist from Harvard has used Ai to create a method for successfully predicting the folded shape of any protein. The work could have massive implications for the design and development of life-saving medicine.

Apr 22, 2019

Astronomers just found a second galaxy containing no dark matter – and it may change everything we knew about how galaxies are formed

Posted by in category: cosmology

The discovery of a similar galaxy, previously found in March 2018, was met with praise and criticism as it defies existing dark matter theory.

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Apr 22, 2019

China’s LinkSpace successfully launches reusable rocket to a new height

Posted by in category: space travel

China’s private rocket company LinkSpace successfully launched a reusable rocket in east China’s Shandong Province on Friday. The RLV-T5 rocket flew to a height of 40 meters and then safely landed, in 30 seconds.

On March 27, the company finished its first low-altitude launch at a height of 20 meters.

Whenever the term “reusable rocket” is mentioned, people would at once link it to the U.S. giants like SpaceX and Blue Origin. Now, China’s LinkSpace is hoping to make its presence felt in the market.

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Apr 22, 2019

Could antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” become a bigger killer than cancer?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives. But their continued, widespread use has led to mutated bacteria that are resistant to these drugs.

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Apr 22, 2019

Qualcomm launches QCS400 SoC series: An AI-enabled chipset with far-field voice capabilities for smart speakers

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Far-field speech and voice recognition smart speaker products such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Apple HomePod, and Google Home witnessed a high level of adoption within 2 years of their commercialization. With recent advancements in adaptive noise cancellation (ANC) and beamforming technology, Qualcomm, on March 2019, unevils AI enabled Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series designed to deliver advanced multi-mic far-field voice capability with highly responsive voice activation and beamforming technologies for smart speakers such as Google Home or the Amazon Echo. The launch of new chip help device manufacturers helps manufacturers accelerate the development and commercialization of smart and networked speakers.

Qualcomm launches QCS400 SoC series: An AI-enabled chipset with far-field voice capabilties for smart speakers : MarketsandMarkets Point of View on the Market Impact.

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Apr 22, 2019

Guy Makes Real Life ‘Arc Reactor’ From Iron Man

Posted by in category: futurism

This guy made a real life ‘Iron Man’ arc reactor 😲 👏.

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Apr 22, 2019

As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

…from 2017/2018 that helped me understand the creation of Master Splinter.

Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.

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Apr 21, 2019

The outlet glacier of Vavilov Ice Cap has gone from sliding 20 meters per year to 20 meters per day

Posted by in category: space

What triggered this dramatic surge is still unknown, but with our NASA Earth satellites data we now have a time-lapse of the damage. Dive into the situation:

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Apr 21, 2019

‘Sewing machine’ robot paves the way for brain computers

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

Imagine being able to play a song on your computer just by thinking of its title. Or transmitting your thoughts to a friend over the internet without uttering a word. Scientists have now invented a ‘sewing machine’ capable of stitching electrodes into the brain, which may one day help to make such things a reality.

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