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Apr 28, 2018

Ask Ethan: How Big Will The Universe Get?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Dark energy means that the Universe’s expansion is accelerating. But how big will it get, and how fast?

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Apr 28, 2018

You Know That Romaine-Linked Outbreak? DNA Tech Is Fixing It

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

Whole genome sequencing is more precise than other methods, and it just keeps getting faster and cheaper. Joel Sevinsky, head of the Molecular Science Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), told the Associated Press his lab can sequence the genome of a suspected pathogen in less than 72 hours.

Whole genome sequencing is already helping researchers address food-borne outbreaks, including a 2017 salmonella outbreak that stretched across 21 states, and the current romaine outbreak.

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Apr 28, 2018

Is Facebook And Social Media Psychologically Destroying This Generation?

Posted by in category: futurism

I have noticed that people are commenting on my article after looking at the picture and not even watching the videos or reading it. This is related to the point I’m making in this article about programming.


When the top executives, that helped create Facebook and make it popular, are warning people against the destructive and negative side of it and social media, we should be listening. Find out what they said and what really going on and why…

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Apr 28, 2018

Transparent eel-like soft robot can swim silently underwater

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, drones, robotics/AI, satellites, solar power, sustainability

Apparently needs a lot of work before it can actually operate like a eel/snake. But, i’d wrap this up in skin so it could look like a snake/eel. Give it solar power skin so it could recharge its own batteries; maybe try to use that system that was supposed to be able to eat organic matter to convert into power. Then, put a bunch of sensors on it, and HD cameras for eyes, and rig it so it could transmit to satellites. And you have a pretty impressive drone that can operate in any body of water and on land close to water.


An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists at the University of California can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The foot-long robot, which is connected to an electronics board that remains on the surface, is also virtually transparent.

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Apr 27, 2018

The State of AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Andrew Ng shares what it takes to create an “AI-first company.”

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Apr 27, 2018

Shoebox-Sized Lab Can Diagnose Infectious Diseases from a Drop of Blood

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The device can already detect antibodies for measles and rubella.

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Apr 27, 2018

Scientists Discover How to Harness the Power of Quantum Spookiness

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

From tunneling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. Yet the strange properties of quantum mechanics are not mathematical quirks—they are real effects that have been seen in laboratories over and over.

One of the most iconic features of quantum mechanics is “entanglement”—describing particles that are mysteriously linked regardless of how far away from each other they are. Now three independent European research groups have managed to entangle not just a pair of particles, but separated clouds of thousands of atoms. They’ve also found a way to harness their technological potential.

When particles are entangled they share properties in a way that makes them dependent on each other, even when they are separated by large distances. Einstein famously called entanglement “spooky action at a distance,” as altering one particle in an entangled pair affects its twin instantaneously—no matter how far away it is.

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Apr 27, 2018

World’s tallest active geyser erupts in Yellowstone National Park for the 3rd time in 6 weeks

Posted by in category: futurism

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park geologists have reported the third eruption from the world’s largest active geyser in the past six weeks.

The National Park Service says a park visitor reported seeing a rare eruption of Steamboat Geyser on Friday.

Park geologists compared the report with seismic activity and the discharge of water and concluded the eruption probably started at 6:30 a.m.

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Apr 27, 2018

ALS researchers begin recreating human spinal cords on a chip

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

NIH-funded study closes in on personalized drug testing for neurological disorders.

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Apr 27, 2018

Cryptocurrencies Pose a Threat, Must Be Regulated, CEOs Say

Posted by in category: cryptocurrencies

Nasdaq Inc. Chief Executive Officer Adena Friedman and Bank of America Corp. CEO Brian Moynihan rang alarm bells about the nascent cryptocurrency market, calling for regulation of certain trading and warning about the potential to abet criminal behavior.

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