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Mar 17, 2016

Remarkable nanowires could let computers of the future grow their own chips

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, materials, mobile phones, nanotechnology, particle physics, robotics/AI

Now, we’re hitting Terminator mode with this.

If you’re worried that artificial intelligence will take over the world now that computers are powerful enough to outsmart humans at incredibly complex games, then you’re not going to like the idea that someday computers will be able to simply build their own chips without any help from humans. That’s not the case just yet, but researchers did come up with a way to grow metal wires at a molecular level.

At the same time, this is a remarkable innovation that paves the way for a future where computers are able to create high-end chip solutions just as a plant would grow leaves, rather than having humans develop computer chips using complicated nanoengineering techniques.

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Mar 17, 2016

How Do You Teach a Robot Right From Wrong? Story Time

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

If you want to teach a robot about morality, it turns out stories are a great medium for communicating social values.

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Mar 17, 2016

This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, supercomputing

A few years ago, researchers from Germany and Japan were able to simulate one percent of human brain activity for a single second. It took the processing power of one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to make that happen.

Hands down, the human brain is by far the most powerful, energy efficient computer ever created.

So what if we could harness the power of the human brain by using actual brain cells to power the next generation of computers?

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Mar 17, 2016

New Physics Research Findings Reported from Hitachi (Quasi-Adiabatic Quantum Computing Treated with c-Numbers Using the Local-Field Response)

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

More insights on a more controlled Quantum.

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week — New research on Physics Research is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Tokyo, Japan, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, “A computational method called the local-field response method is proposed, where spins evolve by responding to an effective field consisting of gradually decreasing external fields and spin-spin interactions, similarly to what is carried out in adiabatic quantum computing (AQC). This method is partly quantum-mechanical.”

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Mar 17, 2016

Necrogenomics: Gathering DNA From the Dead to Improve the Lot of the Living

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

This one kind of gives me the heebie geebies.

DNA sequencing of the deceased could lead to a number of advances in health care. A group of scientists in Denmark have launched a proposal to create the world’s first national necrogenomic database.

The idea that dead men tell no tales is about to be seriously put to shame, should a newly suggested DNA registry in Denmark become reality.

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Mar 17, 2016

Rapid Superconducting Memory Cell Control System Developed

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, materials, quantum physics

“With the operational function that we have proposed in these memory cells, there will be no need for time-consuming magnetization and demagnetization processes. This means that read and write operations will take only a few hundred picoseconds, depending on the materials and the geometry of the particular system, while conventional methods take hundreds or thousands of times longer than this,” said the study author Alexander Golubov, the head of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)’s Laboratory of Quantum Topological Phenomena in Superconducting Systems.

Golubov and colleagues at Moscow State University have proposed creating basic memory cells based on quantum effects in superconductor “sandwiches.” Superconductors were predicted in the 1960s by the British physicist Brian Josephson. The electrons in these “sandwiches,” called “Josephson junctions,” are able to tunnel from one layer of a superconductor to another, passing through the dielectric like balls passing through a perforated wall.

Today, Josephson junctions are used both in quantum devices and conventional devices. For example, superconducting qubits are used to build the D-wave quantum system, which is capable of finding the minima of complex functions using the quantum annealing algorithm. There are also ultra-fast analogue-to-digital converters, devices to detect consecutive events, and other systems that do not require fast access to large amounts of memory. There have also been attempts to use the Josephson Effect to create ordinary processors. An experimental processor of this type was created in Japan in the late 1980s. In 2014, the research agency IAPRA resumed its attempts to create a prototype of a superconducting computer.

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Mar 17, 2016

We should be more afraid of computers than we are – video

Posted by in categories: computing, food, information science, robotics/AI

Specifically, artificially intelligent computers…

As sophisticated algorithms can complete tasks we once thought impossible, computers are seeming to become a real threat to humanity. Whether they decide to pulp us into human meat paste, or simply make our work completely unnecessary, argues technology reporter Alex Hern, we should be afraid of computers.

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Mar 17, 2016

Solar Panels Grown On The Moon Could Power The Earth

Posted by in categories: satellites, solar power, sustainability

A far-out plan to create swarms of self-replicating solar panel satellites.

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Mar 17, 2016

Grow Me a Liver: Mini-Version of Human Body Part Created in Japan

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A team of Yokohama City University biologists has successfully created a tiny liver that functions as efficiently as a human one, NHK reported on Thursday.

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Mar 17, 2016

This hot robot says she wants to destroy humans

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

David Hanson’s best work yet.

They are getting really close to being passable for human. Now, it’s just a question of when they will stick a robot like ATLAS inside of something like this so it can walk around, talk, and look like a person. That will happen around 2020’ish..

Meet Sophia. Hanson Robotics human-like robot that may embody the androids of our future.

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