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Mar 30, 2018

A Material World – Building a Future from the Atoms Up: Rob Moore Public Lecture

Posted by in categories: materials, particle physics

Wednesday Apr. 4, 2018 at 7 PM ET

The live webcast will appear on this page.

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Mar 30, 2018

France to spend $1.8 billion on AI to compete with U.S., China

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

PARIS (Reuters) — French President Emmanuel Macron promised 1.5 billion euros ($1.85 billion) of public funding into artificial intelligence by 2022 in a bid to reverse a brain drain and catch up with the dominant U.S. and Chinese tech giants.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the Artificial Intelligence for Humanity event in Paris, France, March 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent/Pool via Reuters.

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Mar 30, 2018

Steve Horvath – Aging and the Epigenetic Clocks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension, robotics/AI

Today we bring you an interview with Professor Steve Horvath pioneer of the epigenetic clocks of aging.

Steve Horvath is a Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics at UCLA. His research sits at the intersection of biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, cancer research, genetics, epidemiology, epigenomics, machine learning, and systems biology.

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Mar 30, 2018

Astronomers find the ‘impossible’: a galaxy without dark matter

Posted by in category: cosmology

Stupefied astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first and only known galaxy without dark matter, the invisible and poorly-understood substance thought to make up a quarter of the Universe.

The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed, they reported in the journal Nature.

“This is really bizarre,” said co-author Roberto Abraham, an astronomer at the University of Toronto.

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Mar 30, 2018

Robotic SKI exoskeleton Reservations

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

Push Beyond Your Limits. Go Stronger, Longer, and Safer.

Experience the first of its kind robotic powered exoskeleton to superpower your knees during alpine skiing and snowboarding. The sensors and the software on the exoskeleton senses user intent and automatically adjusts torque at the knee via air actuators effectively mimicking the quadricep muscles. The device is fully programmable and automated but with manual overrides thus always keeping user in control.

Extend your ski day, access longer challenging terrain, make stronger turns, or simply enjoy the sport without the pain. All the while keeping your knees safer.

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Mar 29, 2018

IBM Scientists First to Demo Rocking Brownian Motors for Nanoparticles

Posted by in categories: chemistry, nanotechnology, particle physics

Today, our IBM Research team published the first real world demonstration of a rocking Brownian motor for nanoparticles in the peer-review journal Science. The motors propel nanoscale particles along predefined racetracks to enable researchers to separate nanoparticle populations with unprecedented precision. The reported findings show great potential for lab-on-a-chip applications in material science, environmental sciences or biochemistry.

No More Fairy Tales

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Mar 29, 2018

GSLV mission is successful as GSAT-6A satellite put into orbit

Posted by in category: satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-6A on board a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) F08 and placed it in the designated orbit.

GSLV F08, fitted with an indigenously developed cryogenic third stage, carrying 2140 kg GSAT-6A, lifted off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at 4.56 pm and about 17 minutes later, three-stage rocket injected the satellite into a geosynchronous orbit.

ISRO scientists broke into celebrations at the mission control centre after the satellite was placed in the precise orbit.

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Mar 29, 2018

China sends twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space

Posted by in category: satellites

China on Friday sent twin satellites into space with a single carrier rocket, adding two more members for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

The Long March-3B carrier rocket lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 1:56 a.m. The launch was the 269th mission for the Long March rocket family.

The twin satellites are coded as the 30th and 31st satellites in the BDS.

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Mar 29, 2018

Microsoft inches closer to commercially-viable quantum computing

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Microsoft’s quest to create a powerful quantum computer comes closer to reality with the help of an elementary particle.

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Mar 29, 2018

Facebook Starts Fact Checking Photos and Videos in This Country

Posted by in category: futurism

Facebook and the AFP, or Agence France-Presse, are now fact checking photos and videos in France as a way to stop fake news from spreading.

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