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Sep 15, 2018

How AI Can Save Our Humanity

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Give this video some time to play out but listen carefully. Kai-Fu Lee is explaining to you what the New Humanity is going to be.

Editors Note: Give this video time and allow it to play out. What you need to focus on is the propaganda behind the New Humanity.

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Sep 15, 2018

Japan’s science ministry seeks large budget increase, prioritizing massive neutrino detector

Posted by in categories: education, government, particle physics, science, space, supercomputing

Japan’s government is facing serious fiscal challenges, but its main science ministry appears hopeful that the nation is ready to once again back basic research in a big way. The Ministry of Education (MEXT) on 31 August announced an ambitious budget request that would allow Japan to compete for the world’s fastest supercomputer, build a replacement x-ray space observatory, and push ahead with a massive new particle detector.

Proposed successor to Super-Kamiokande, exascale computer and x-ray satellite win backing.

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Sep 15, 2018

Mushrooms could solve the war on plastic, says Kew Gardens

Posted by in category: materials

Fungi could be the key to winning the war on plastic, leading scientists at Kew Gardens has said.

The first ever report on the state of the world’s fungi has today revealed that if the natural properties of fungus can be harnessed and developed, plastic could be broken down naturally in weeks rather than years.

Kew Gardens and a team of over 100 scientists from 18 countries have compiled the paper, which shows how different organisms can decompose plastics, clean up radioactive material and even speed up the production of biodiesel.

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Sep 14, 2018

A Look At Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure In 2018

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Filling up a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is one of those unknowns that many buyers might not consider until it’s time to actually head to a station and fill up for the first time. We are in the unique position to try out many of the latest and greatest vehicles, including a handful of FCEVs.

A key part of the ownership experience is the fueling experience, including finding stations and the physical process of fueling up the vehicle. Thankfully, filling up is a fairly painless experience, but it is different enough to warrant a quick introduction.

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Sep 14, 2018

New photonic chip promises more robust quantum computers

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Scientists have developed a topological photonic chip to process quantum information, promising a more robust option for scalable quantum computers.

The research team, led by RMIT University’s Dr. Alberto Peruzzo, has for the first time demonstrated that can be encoded, processed and transferred at a distance with topological circuits on the chip. The research is published in Science Advances.

The breakthrough could lead to the development of new materials, new generation computers and deeper understandings of fundamental science.

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Sep 14, 2018

‘Moonbeam’ at Last? Gov. Brown Says State Will Launch Satellite

Posted by in categories: climatology, satellites, sustainability

(AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that the state plans to launch its “own damn satellite” into orbit to battle climate change.

The man the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko famously dubbed “Gov. Moonbeam” made the announcement at the conclusion of a two-day climate summit he organized in San Francisco.

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Sep 14, 2018

People wearing virtual reality headsets have worse balance and increased mental exertion

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience, virtual reality

New research published in PLOS One has found that virtual reality use impairs physical and cognitive performance while trying to balance.

“I became interested in this topic because virtual reality headsets have recently become widely available, with great potential to make rehabilitation more enjoyable and varied for patients,” said study author Steven M. Peterson of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“While many studies have explored upper-limb activities, I wanted to understand how immersive and mentally challenging a virtual reality headset is when the user is walking around and not seated. We decided to test the realism of virtual reality by looking for stress at high heights because just the perception of heights can affect how people walk and how cautious they are.”

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Sep 14, 2018

Nuclear pasta in neutron stars may be the strongest material in the universe

Posted by in category: materials

Simulations suggest that the theoretical substance known as nuclear pasta is 10 billion times as strong as steel.

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Sep 14, 2018

Type of Night Vision Based on Motion Found in Mice

Posted by in category: futurism

In a lab shrouded in darkness, scientists looking at mouse retinas discovered something eye-popping.

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Sep 14, 2018

FDA clears deep transcranial magnetic stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Promising approach to deliver personalized and non-invasive brain stimulation in clinical settings.

BrainsWay’s Brain Stimulation Device Receives FDA Approval to Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (IEEE Spectrum):

In 2013, Jerusalem-based BrainsWay began marketing a new type of brain stimulation device that uses magnetic pulses to treat major depressive disorder.

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