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Oct 19, 2018

The World of A.I.

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Judging by the breathless coverage, it can seem as if the only countries developing A.I. are the United States and China. But while companies in those two countries are leading the way in cutting-edge research and products, it’s still early for the industry and other nations are working hard to become major A.I. players. Here are six that could challenge the two juggernauts.


From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Oct 19, 2018

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Posted by in category: futurism

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Oct 19, 2018

Disruptive technology and organized religion

Posted by in categories: ethics, robotics/AI

Even in the era of AI and gene splicing, religious leaders have much to contribute in terms of moral compass and meaning.


At a recent Vatican-sponsored conference, I learned that disruptive technology and organized religion have more in common than not.

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Oct 18, 2018

Valentina Tereshkova: First Woman in Space

Posted by in category: space

Valentina Tereshkova was the world’s first woman to go into space. She was also the first to fly without a toothbrush. This is her story.

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Oct 18, 2018

CRISPR heals genetic liver disorder in mice

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

Researchers healed mice with a genetic metabolic disorder that also affects humans by using a new editing tool to target and correct genetic mutations.

Some babies are born with the metabolic disorder phenylketonuria and need a special diet so that the amino acid phenylalanine doesn’t accumulate in the body. Excess phenylalanine delays mental and motor development. If left untreated, the children may develop mental disabilities.

The cause of this metabolic disorder is a mutation in a gene that provides the blueprint for the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (Pah). The enzyme, which is produced by the cells of the liver, metabolizes phenylalanine.

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Oct 18, 2018

Crypto Quantique claims launch of first quantum-driven secure chip on silicon to strengthen IoT security

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI, security

UK-based Crypto Quantique has announced the launch of what is being claimed as the world’s most advanced security product for IoT devices – with a quantum edge.

The technology behind this solution includes world’s first quantum driven secure chip (QDSC) on silicon which, when combined with cryptographic APIs, provides highly scalable, easy-to-implement and seamless end-to-end security for any connected device.

Quantum computing differs from classical computing in that it has the potential to find patterns and insights based on data which does not exist, rather than finding patterns in vast amounts of existing data. Its potential applications include improving security through quantum physics and enhancements to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Oct 18, 2018

Rare state of matter is created in space for the first time

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

The German space agency DLR carried out the tests in January last year on the MAIUS 1 rocket, beating NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory who have also since produced a BEC in space.

The findings have been published this week in the journal Nature.

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Oct 18, 2018

Fermi Constellations

Posted by in category: cosmology

The engines of the most famous vessel in the “Star Trek” universe, the USS Enterprise, are powered by the annihilation of matter and antimatter, a process that produces energy in the form of gamma rays. More than half the gamma-ray sources cataloged by the Fermi mission come from a different type of engine — supermassive black holes in the cores of distant galaxies.

Most large galaxies harbor monster black holes millions to billions of times more massive than the Sun. When matter falls toward a supermassive black hole, the center of the host galaxy emits far more light than normal and may flare up unpredictably. Astronomers say such galaxies possess active galactic nuclei, or AGN for short.

Fermi sees the universe in gamma rays, the most energetic form of light. In its first four years, Fermi found more than 1,500 gamma-ray AGN, and it continues to find more.

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Oct 18, 2018

Ice shelf’s eerie song could be early warning system for collapse

Posted by in category: futurism

Ice shelves perform a vital function in slowing down the rate of glacier melt in Antarctica, so scientists keep an eye on them for signs of collapse. And as the continent’s largest, the Ross Ice Shelf is particularly important. After monitoring seismic activity over a few years, researchers noticed that the Ross Ice Shelf is “singing” – and listening out for changes in that song could be an early warning system for potential problems.

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Oct 18, 2018

Vincent Lafforgue Wins The 2019 Breakthrough Prize In Mathematics

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The 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics recipient is https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3/L3838” target=”_blank” rel=” nofollow noopener noreferrer” data-ga-track=” ExternalLink: https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3/L3838”>Vincent Lafforgue of the CNRS and Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble Alpes in France. Lafforgue was awarded the prize “f or ground breaking contributions to several areas of mathematics, in particular to the Langlands program in the function field case,” the Breakthrough Prize https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3/L3838” target=”_blank” rel=” nofollow noopener noreferrer” data-ga-track=” ExternalLink: https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3/L3838”>website notes. (Watch the short video “Vincent Lafforgue: 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics” Click on photo to start video.

target=”_blank” rel=” nofollow noopener noreferrer” data-ga-track=” ExternalLink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADLbv6nREyM”>here.)

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