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Sep 28, 2022

New Webb Telescope image reveals an eerie portrait of a familiar galaxy

Posted by in category: space

Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument reveals a network of scaffolding behind galaxy IC 5332’s iconic spiral structure.

Sep 28, 2022

NASA Throws a DART at an Asteroid to Test How to Stop a Civilization-Killing Rock from Hitting Earth in the Future

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

DART demonstrated using a kinetic impactor to crash into a small asteroid and alter its orbital path.

Sep 28, 2022

Scientists Successfully Sent A Particle Back in Time, Is Human Time Travel Next?

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Science_Hightech — operanewsapp.

Sep 28, 2022

BIG designs an energy efficient residential complex in Amsterdam shaped like the bow of a ship

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Bjarke Ingels Group and Barcode Architects collaborated to create ‘Sluishuis’ – an angular residential complex placed above the IJ Lake in Amsterdam. The structure’s sharp geometric ends meet in the air, water, and land, creating a mesmerizing structure that seems to be jutting into the sky while resembling the bow of a ship! It is constructed on an artificial island in the IJ Lake and forms a geometrically-intriguing gateway from the lake.

Designer: Bjarke Ingels Group x Barcode Architects.

Sep 28, 2022

AI audio is on the rise and will spark new debates about the value of human effort

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

A well-known game studio is allegedly using AI voices for a video game. A clarification includes a commitment to human creativity. It’s another footnote in the debate over the value of human labor that will become more common in the future.

It’s the very debate that has erupted so vehemently around AI-generated images in recent months. Are AI images art? If so, can they be equated with human art? Are they detrimental to art? Are they even plagiarism, because the AI examines human works during training – in the inspiration phase, so to speak – and then imitates them in trace elements?

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Sep 28, 2022

Researchers identify new model of Alzheimer’s as an autoimmune disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

Scientists at the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the University Health Network, have proposed a new mechanistic model (AD2) for Alzheimer’s, looking at it not as a brain disease, but as a chronic autoimmune condition that attacks the brain.

This novel research is published today, in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

“We don’t think of Alzheimer’s as fundamentally a disease of the . We think of it as a disease of the immune system within the brain,” says Dr. Donald Weaver, co-Director of the Krembil Brain Institute and author of the paper.

Sep 28, 2022

Optimus Is Coming: Are You Ready For Tesla’s Robot Humanoid Invasion?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Tesla will be showing off a working prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot at AI Day next week. Should we be afraid for our lives?

Sep 28, 2022

Latest Computer Vision Research Present a Novel Audio-Visual Framework, ‘ECLIPSE,’ for Long-Range Video Retrieval

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Sep 28, 2022

It’s time to replace animal testing with a better alternative

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Methuselah Foundation recently announced a $1 million competition to.
encourage innovation that will enable medicine to move away from unreliable.
animal testing. The change is long overdue. In the U.S., all our food and.
drug research has been guided by the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics.
Act, which requires that every drug be tested on animals. While this was.
state-of-the-art scientific process 84 years ago, we can do much better today. The reason why is simple: Animal testing is unreliable, ineffective.

And costly.

Sep 27, 2022

13 open source projects transforming AI and machine learning

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Open source is fertile ground for transformative software, especially in cutting-edge domains like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The open source ethos and collaboration tools make it easier for teams to share code and data and build on the success of others.

This article looks at 13 open source projects that are remaking the world of AI and machine learning. Some are elaborate software packages that support new algorithms. Others are more subtly transformative. All of them are worth a look.

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