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Apr 22, 2024

Michio Kaku: 3 mind-blowing predictions about the future | Big Think

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Michio Kaku: 3 mind-blowing predictions about the future Watch the newest video from Big Think: skills from the world’s top m…

Apr 22, 2024

China releases world’s first high-precision geological map of moon

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China released the world’s first set of high-precision geological maps of the moon drawn by China’s scientific research team on Sunday, mainly based on scientific exploration data from the Chang’e Project.

The highest precision geological atlas of the whole moon, with a scale of 1:2.5 million, can visualize the craters on the lunar surface, rocks and minerals found on the satellite of the Earth, and what kind of geological activity the moon has experienced.

As the internationally used geological maps of the moon obtained by the Apollo program of the US cannot reflect the latest research results of mankind in recent decades, they are no longer able to meet the needs of future scientific research and lunar exploration, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Apr 22, 2024

Russia prepares 128-core server platform for supercomputers: Report

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But where do they plan to manufacture them?

Apr 22, 2024

Scientists make first-ever functional graphene semiconductor

Posted by in categories: electronics, materials

Experts have been busy working on producing advanced materials for modern electronic devices to meet this escalating demand.

Now, a significant milestone in this endeavor has been achieved by a team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who have successfully engineered the world’s first functional semiconductor using graphene.

Apr 22, 2024

Pregnant Women’s Diet Affects Facial Features of Their Children, Scientists Find

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Do you have a big nose you despise? Or pointy features you find annoying?

Well, blame your mother and her late night pregnancy cravings for chocolate ice cream dusted with Flaming Hot Cheetos.

A new study in Nature Communications suggests that your mother’s diet during pregnancy is a significant factor in how your facial features are shaped due to a complex dance between gene expression and how much protein she ate while you were a fetus swimming inside her tummy — putting a new spin on the phrase “you are what you eat.”

Apr 22, 2024

«AI gold rush»: global IT investments will grow by 8% — to $5 trillion in 2024

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Global IT investments are expected to increase by 8% in 2024 compared to 2023 and amount to $5.06 trillion.

About it says in the latest forecast of the American research and consulting company Gartner, which specializes in IT markets.

The consulting company noted that «classic» enterprises still lag far behind IT companies in terms of spending.

Apr 21, 2024

The World’s First X-Ray Of A Single Atom

Posted by in category: particle physics

Scientists could see what those atoms got up to in the molecules they were placed in.

Apr 21, 2024

Obscure $10 billion chip firm you never heard of finally delivers crucial tech for AI future — Astera Labs showcased its Aries 6 PCIe retimer board as it targets future Nvidia HGX boards

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

The Aries 6 PCIe retimer board got a first showing at GTC2024.

Apr 21, 2024

Women in AI: Anna Korhonen studies the intersection between linguistics and AI

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To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight, TechCrunch has been publishing a series of interviews focused on remarkable women who’ve contributed to the AI revolution. We’re publishing these pieces throughout the year as the AI boom continues, highlighting key work that often goes unrecognized. Read more profiles here.

In the spotlight today: Anna Korhonen is a professor of natural language processing (NLP) at the University of Cambridge. She’s also a senior research fellow at Churchill College, a fellow at the Association for Computational Linguistics, and a fellow at the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems.

Korhonen previously served as a fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and she has a PhD in computer science and master’s degrees in both computer science and linguistics. She researches NLP and how to develop, adapt and apply computational techniques to meet the needs of AI. She has a particular interest in responsible and “human-centric” NLP that — in her own words — “draws on the understanding of human cognitive, social and creative intelligence.”

Apr 21, 2024

Two companies enter historic, multimillion-dollar deal to manufacture solar panels domestically — here’s how it could affect American energy

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

A couple of solar-sector manufacturers have a powerhouse agreement that reaches a unique benchmark. Thanks to a $400 million, three-year deal between Heliene and Suniva, solar panels and cells will be entirely made in the U.S., a unique combination until now.

Electrek reports that to this point, solar cells — the contraption that turns sunlight into electricity — were imported.

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