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May 26, 2024

Isaac Newton predicted when the world is going to end and we haven’t got long left

Posted by in category: futurism

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In 1,704, Sir Isaac Newton predicted the year that the world was going to come to an end, however it’s not the apocalypse you’re probably thinking of.

May 26, 2024

Diabetes drug Ozempic reduces risk of death from kidney disease

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The study indicates Ozempic reduces kidney failure risk and may delay dialysis need.

The research suggests that Ozempic, commonly used to treat diabetes, may offer significant benefits for individuals with kidney disease.

May 26, 2024

Squishy robots learn to bend, stretch and squirm on command

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

MIT scientists train shape-shifting, slimy robots that can seamlessly squeeze through narrow spaces by contorting their bodies on command.

May 26, 2024

What is the best theory of consciousness we have right now?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Theories of consciousness.

May 26, 2024

Intelligent Neuroprostheses: Brain-Controlled Devices Mimic Natural Motor Control

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, neuroscience, robotics/AI

Researchers have tested a range of neuroprosthetic devices, from wheelchairs to robots to advanced limbs, that work with their users to intelligently perform tasks.

They work by decoding brain signals to determine the actions their users want to take, and then use advanced robotics to do the work of the spinal cord in orchestrating the movements. The use of shared control — new to neuroprostheses — “empowers users to perform complex tasks,” says José del R. Millán, who presented the new work at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) conference in San Francisco today.

Millán, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, began working on “brain-computer interfaces” (BCIs), designing devices that use people’s own brain activity to restore hand grasping and locomotion, or provide mobility via wheelchairs or telepresence robots, using people’s own brain activity.

May 26, 2024

State-dependent responses to intracranial brain stimulation in a patient with depression

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

This is something I wish i had.

Acute mapping of responses to focal electrical neuromodulation in a patient with treatment-resistant depression reveals distinct mood and symptom changes that are highly context dependent.

May 26, 2024

$1,800,000,000,000 Bank Says Customer and Employee Data Has Been Exposed and Accessed in Mysterious Breach

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance

One of the largest banks in the world says a data breach has exposed customer and employee information.

In a statement, Santander says it’s aware of “unauthorized access” to a third-party database containing information on an undisclosed number of customers and employees.

The bank, which has $1.8 trillion in total assets and operates in ten markets across Europe and the Americas, says customers of Santander Chile, Spain and Uruguay are affected.

May 26, 2024

Microplastics entering blood could further harm cardiovascular health

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Cardiovascular health may be further endangered by microplastic particles that find their way into human blood, a new study suggests.

May 26, 2024

The S-Matrix Is the Oracle Physicists Turn To in Times of Crisis

Posted by in categories: mathematics, particle physics

The Standard Model Lagrangian specifies all known particles that might come into being during a collision and how they might interact.

particle physics

By Matt von Hippel

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May 26, 2024

Diamonds grown at normal pressure in just 15 minutes

Posted by in categories: climatology, particle physics

Diamonds are famously formed under high pressure and temperature, which is partly why they’re so valuable. But now, scientists have created diamonds in a lab under regular pressure in just 15 minutes.

Diamonds are basically just plain old carbon that’s been put under immense pressure and temperature, causing the atoms to crystallize into a particular structure. On Earth, the only place with the right natural conditions is deep in the mantle, hundreds of miles down. Only later are they brought closer to the surface, hitching rides in volcanic eruptions, which makes them pretty rare. Couple that with some of the most insidious marketing in history, and you’ve got a highly sought-after little rock.

Scientists have been growing diamonds in labs for decades, but it usually still needs those extreme conditions – almost 50,000 atmospheres of pressure, and temperatures of about 1,500 °C (2,732 °F). But a new technique has now produced diamonds under normal pressure levels and cooler temperatures.

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