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May 10, 2016

Artificial intelligence turns $20 into $11,000 in Kentucky Derby bet

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

An artificial intelligence platform that has previously predicted the winners of the Oscars and the Super Bowl has now won the “holy grail” of gambling: the Kentucky Derby Superfecta.

The human-based artificial intelligence—called UNU—predicted the first, second, third and fourth horses in the Derby at 540–1 odds, earning the technology’s inventor Louis Rosenberg $10,842 from a $20 dollar bet.

The technology wins holy grail of betting by predicting Kentucky Derby Superfecta.

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May 10, 2016

CoinFac Brings Quantum Computing Technology To Cryptocurrency Mining

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics, information science, quantum physics, supercomputing

QC meets Blockchaining; nice.

CoinFac Limited, a technology company, has recently introduced the next generation quantum computing technology into cryptocurrency mining, allowing current Bitcoin and Altcoin miners to enjoy a 4,000 times speed increase.

Quantum computing is being perceived as the next generation of supercomputers capable of processing dense digital information and generating multi-sequential algorithmic solutions 100,000 times faster than conventional computers. With each quantum computing server costing at an exorbitant price tag of $5 Million — $10 Million, this revolutionary concoction comprising advanced technological servers with a new wave of currency systems, brings about the most uprising event in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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May 10, 2016

DARPA Robot Space Plane will replace the Space Shuttle

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, space travel

Besides it not being a true space vehicle, XS-1 will be notable because it’ll be a drone, a robot space ship.

It will launch itself to the edge of space (basically 100 kilometers up there) and release its payload into LEO. It’s being called a plane because it’ll take-off and land like a plane on every mission.

DARPA’s toy will then be refueled and launched again. DARPA wants its space plane to be so reliable it can fly “10 times in 10 days.” DARPA expects the cost of a space plane flight to come to a measly $5 million compared to the $450 million once spent to launch a space shuttle.

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May 10, 2016

DARPA is building acoustic GPS for submarines and UUVs

Posted by in categories: government, military, mobile phones, satellites

A new underwater GPS.

For all the benefits that the Global Positioning System provides to landlubbers and surface ships, GPS signals can’t penetrate seawater and therefore can’t be used by oceangoing vehicles like submarines or UUVs. That’s why DARPA is creating an acoustic navigation system, dubbed POSYDON (Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation), and has awarded the Draper group with its development contract.

The space-based GPS system relies on a constellation of satellites that remain in a fixed position relative to the surface of the Earth. The GPS receiver in your phone or car’s navigation system triangulates the signals it receives from those satellites to determine your position. The POSYDON system will perform the same basic function, just with sound instead. The plan is to set up a small number of long-range acoustic sources that a submarine or UUV could use to similarly triangulate its position without having to surface.

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May 10, 2016

2016 Sensors Expo & Conference to Feature Industry Pioneers as Keynote Speakers

Posted by in categories: electronics, futurism

For all the sensor enthusiists and hobbists out there; here is a conference just for you.

/ / — NEWTON, MA — (Marketwired) — 05/10/16 — The nation’s leading event focusing exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, Sensors Expo & Conference (#Sensors16) today unveiled the two industry heavyweights who will keynote the 2016 event. Dr. Ken Gabriel, widely regarded as the founder of the Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) industry, will kick off the event on Wednesday, June 22nd; Ray Zinn, author of “Tough Things First” and Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, will give his keynote address on Thursday, June 23rd. As the industry’s premier event, the 2016 Sensors Expo & Conference will bring together the foremost thought leaders and innovators to discuss the latest developments in sensing technologies and outline opportunities for the future. To learn more or to register, please visit

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ken Gabriel A veteran technologist with a distinguished track record of success across the public and private sectors, Dr. Ken Gabriel is credited with creating the MEMS industry through his role as co-founder of Akustica, a fabless semiconductor company that commercialized MEMS audio devices and sensors. In addition, Gabriel currently serves as Deputy Director of the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) Group at Google and is the CEO of Draper Laboratory. He has also held the role of Deputy Director, and then Acting Director, of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Department of Defense where he led an agency with an annual budget of $3 billion that is charged with managing the Department’s portfolio of its most cutting edge projects to both create and avoid technology surprise.

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May 10, 2016

Nanocars rev up for the world’s biggest small race

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, particle physics, transportation

Get ready for the 2016 Nano Grand Prix.

Nanotechnology is going to the next level, with minuscule racing cars made of individual atoms.

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May 10, 2016

Offer-value Cells in Brain Helps in Making Everyday Decisions

Posted by in category: neuroscience

A small brain structure is used for everyday decisions.

Choosing what shirt to buy, what to order for lunch, how much to save, are some of the few decisions we make. These are prompted by a group of neurons.

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May 10, 2016

Early life stress accelerates maturation of key brain region in male mice

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Scientists studying how stress in early childhood affects the brain have new evidence from a study in male mice that a key region, the hippocampus, appears to mature faster.

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May 10, 2016

Modeling, simulation help optimize chemotherapy to combat brain tumor

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

I would rather discovering something to permanently and is truly effective to replace Chemo.

Pharmacologic modeling and simulation has been used for the first time to translate promising laboratory results into a phase I clinical trial for pediatric brain tumor patients.

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May 10, 2016

Gene Therapy to Treat Progressive Vision Loss

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

University of Oxford scientists have developed a gene therapy that has shown promise in treating choroideremia, a rare disorder that causes progressive vision loss, mostly in males.

Doctors tested the treatment method on six patients with choroideremia by injecting numerous healthy genes into the eye to replace missing ones in the retina. The purpose of this therapy is to hinder or prevent loss of sight, according to Oxford’s announcement.

Results varied for each participant. Two patients experienced a big improvement in vision that lasted for four years, but a decline occurred in the other untreated eye. Three separate patients maintained their vision in the treated eye over four years whereas the sixth recipient who was given a lower dose succumbed to vision decline in both eyes.

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