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May 17, 2019

Amazing Google AI Speaks Another Language In Your Voice

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

It does so by converting audio into images instead of text.

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May 17, 2019

Scientists find new type of cell that helps tadpoles’ tails regenerate

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a specialised population of skin cells that coordinate tail regeneration in frogs. These ‘Regeneration-Organizing Cells’ help to explain one of the great mysteries of nature and may offer clues about how this ability might be achieved in mammalian tissues.

It has long been known that some animals can regrow their tails following amputation—Aristotle observed this in the fourth century B.C. — but the mechanisms that support such regenerative potential remain poorly understood.

Using ‘’, scientists at the Wellcome Trust/ Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge developed an ingenious strategy to uncover what happens in different cells when they regenerate their tails.

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May 17, 2019

AI-powered ‘knowledge engine’ a game-changer for antibiotic resistance

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

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A groundbreaking project to tackle one of the world’s most pressing and complex health challenges—antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—has secured a $1 million boost. UTS will lead a consortium of 26 researchers from 14 organisations in the development of an AMR ‘knowledge engine’ capable of predicting outbreaks and informing interventions, supported by a grant from the Medical Research Future Fund.

“AMR is not a simple problem confined to health and hospital settings,” explains project Chief Investigator, UTS Professor of Infectious Disease Steven Djordjevic. “Our pets and livestock rely on many of these same medicines, so they find their way into the food chain and into the environment through animal faeces.”

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May 17, 2019

New material could unlock potential for hydrogen powered vehicle revolution

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Scientists have discovered a new material that could hold the key to unlocking the potential of hydrogen powered vehicles.

As the world looks towards a gradual move away from fossil fuel powered cars and trucks, greener alternative technologies are being explored, such as electric battery powered vehicles.

Another ‘green’ technology with great potential is hydrogen power. However, a major obstacle has been the size, complexity, and expense of the fuel systems—until now.

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May 17, 2019

The U.S. Military Is Buying a $130 Million Laser Weapon

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

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“High energy laser weapons have been a system that the United States has wanted to add into their defense portfolio since the invention of the laser,” said senior VP of contracts at Dynetics Ronnie Chronister in a press release.

The system was designed to defend against missiles, rockets and artillery, according to Defense News. It could also prove useful against military drones and other unmanned aircraft.

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May 17, 2019

Exoskeleton Suits Are Expected To Become Commonplace

Posted by in category: cyborgs

Experts at Vanderbilt University are working on exoskeleton suits for everyday life.

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May 17, 2019

Amazing Device Turns Thoughts Into Audible Sentences

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

It’s the first brain-computer interface to synthesize an entire sentence.

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May 17, 2019

Only 80,000 koalas remain in the world, rendering them ‘functionally extinct’ — another victim of the 6th mass extinction

Posted by in category: existential risks

According to the Australian Koala Foundation, there are only 80,000 koalas left on the continent. The marsupials may now be “functionally extinct.”

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May 17, 2019

Bristol mathematician cracks Diophantine puzzle

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics

A mathematician from the University of Bristol has found a solution to part of a 64-year old mathematical problem – expressing the number 33 as the sum of three cubes.

Since the 1950s, mathematicians have wondered if all could be expressed as the sum of three cubes; whether the equation k = x³+ y³+ z³ always has a .

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May 17, 2019

‘The Big Bang Theory’ takes math notes from Carl Pomerance

Posted by in categories: cosmology, information science, mathematics, quantum physics

A prime number theory equation by mathematics professor emeritus Carl Pomerance turned up on The Big Bang Theory, where it was scrawled on a white board in the background of the hit sitcom about a group of friends and roommates who are scientists, many of them physicists at the California Institute of Technology.

In a recent paper, “Proof of the Sheldon Conjecture,” Pomerance, the John G. Kemeny Parents Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, does the math on a claim by fictional quantum physicist Sheldon Cooper that 73 is “the best ” because of several . Pomerance’s proof shows that 73 is indeed unique.

The Big Bang Theory is known for dressing the set with “Easter eggs” to delight the self-avowed science nerds in the audience. When UCLA physics professor David Saltzberg, technical consultant for The Big Bang Theory, heard about the Sheldon proof, he contacted Pomerance to ask if they could use it in the show, which was broadcast April 18.

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