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Mar 21, 2019

The Air Force Is Building AI to Fly Fighter Jets Called “Skyborg”

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The plan is to have AI flying fighter planes by 2023.

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Mar 21, 2019

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

Posted by in categories: cosmology, space travel

Humans have figured out how to send spacecraft into the deep reaches of the solar system, but it will take major advances in spaceflight before we can hop over to other star systems or traverse the Milky Way. In the meantime, though, it doesn’t hurt to think about cool ways we might one day be able to accomplish that dream.

Enter: the “halo drive,” a concept that proposes leveraging the power of black holes and other gravitationally powerful phenomena to accelerate future spacecraft to near-light speeds.

Conceived by David Kipping, an astronomer at Columbia University, the halo drive involves shooting lasers at objects such as black holes or neutron stars in order to get a speed boost when the light beam boomerangs back to its starting point.

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Mar 21, 2019

Profundizar y conocer todo lo que acontece en torno al ámbito genético y sus avances

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

A good intro to QUANTUM COMPUTERS, at 5 levels of explanations — from kid-level to expert.

WIRED has challenged IBM’s Dr. Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) to explain quantum computing to 5 different people; a child, teen, a college student, a grad student and a professional.

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Mar 21, 2019

Interactomics + Super (or Quantum) Computers + Machine Learning : the Future of Medicine?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mathematics, quantum physics, robotics/AI

My latest blog entry: What is INTERACTOMICS, and how it could shape the future of Medicine in the 21st century?

Science / Math blog.

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Mar 21, 2019

Elon Musk says he owes his success to a 3-step problem-solving trick used by Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

It has nothing to do with how hard he works, and everything to do with how he thinks.

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Mar 21, 2019

In The Know Innovation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Scoliosis can now be treated with this minimally invasive surgery.

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Mar 21, 2019

Why an Incredible New CERN Observation Has Physicists Popping Champagne

Posted by in categories: physics, space

Scientists have announced the observation of “CP violation in a D meson” at CERN, a discovery that will appear in physics textbooks for years to come. You’re probably wondering what exactly it means.

The Universe is full of regular matter. There’s also antimatter, which exists even here on Earth, but there’s much less of it. This new observation is important on its own, but it also takes physicists another step closer to explaining where all the antimatter has disappeared to.

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Mar 21, 2019

Scientists have found a way to levitate objects with light

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, space travel

Turns out the key to making things lighter than air is…light!

California scientists think they’ve found a way to make objects levitate using concentrated light — a theory that could even propel spacecraft farther than they’ve ever traveled before, according to a report.

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology believe that by covering the surfaces of objects with microscopic nanoscale patterns specially designed to interact with beams of light, they could be propelled without fuel — and potentially by light sources millions of miles away, according to

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Mar 21, 2019

Finally! A DNA Computer That Can Actually Be Reprogrammed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, information science

DNA computers have to date only been able to run one algorithm, but a new design shows how these machines can be made more flexible—and useful.

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Mar 21, 2019

In Switzerland, a giant new machine is sucking carbon directly from the air

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

Circa 2017

Experts debate whether technology is useful for curbing climate change.

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