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Sep 22, 2023

SLAC fires up the world’s most powerful X-ray laser: LCLS-II ushers in a new era of science

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry, computing, quantum physics, science, sustainability

The newly upgraded Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory successfully produced its first X-rays, and researchers around the world are already lined up to kick off an ambitious science program.

The upgrade, called LCLS-II, creates unparalleled capabilities that will usher in a new era in research with X-rays.

Scientists will be able to examine the details of quantum materials with unprecedented resolution to drive new forms of computing and communications; reveal unpredictable and fleeting chemical events to teach us how to create more sustainable industries and ; study how carry out life’s functions to develop new types of pharmaceuticals; and study the world on the fastest timescales to open up entirely new fields of scientific investigation.

Sep 22, 2023

Intel says there will be one trillion transistors on chips by 2030

Posted by in categories: computing, materials

Year 2022 😗😁

During the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (or IEDM), Intel claimed that by 2030, there would be circuits with transistor counts of a trillion, roughly ten times the number of transistors currently available on modern CPUs.

At the meeting, Intel’s Components Research Group laid down its prediction for the future of circuits manufacturing (via sweclockers) and how new packaging technologies and materials will allow chipmakers to build chips with 10x the transistor density, keeping in Moore’s Law.

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Sep 22, 2023

Virtual Reality

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, education, health, virtual reality

Pediatric specialists at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are implementing innovative uses for immersive virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies to advance patient care and improve the patient experience.

Through the hospital’s CHARIOT program, Packard Children’s is one of the only hospitals in the world to have VR available on every unit to help engage and distract patients undergoing a range of hospital procedures. Within the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center, three unique VR projects are influencing medical education for congenital heart defects, preparing patients for procedures and aiding surgeons in the operating room. And for patients and providers looking to learn more about some of the therapies offered within our Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program, a new VR simulation helps them understand the treatments at a much closer level.

Sep 22, 2023

I Failed Two Captcha Tests This Week. Am I Still Human?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

WIRED’s spiritual advice columnist on whether modern tech makes people behave more like bots.

Sep 22, 2023

Jellyfish shown to learn from past experience for the first time

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Jellyfish are more advanced than once thought. A new study from the University of Copenhagen has demonstrated that Caribbean box jellyfish can learn at a much more complex level than ever imagined—despite only having one thousand nerve cells and no centralized brain. The finding changes our fundamental understanding of the brain and could enlighten us about our own mysterious brains.

After more than 500 million years on Earth, the immense evolutionary success of is undeniable. Still, we’ve always thought of them as simple creatures with very limited learning abilities.

The prevailing opinion is that more advanced nervous systems equate with more advanced learning potential in animals. Jellyfish and their relatives, collectively known as cnidarians, are considered to be the earliest living animals to develop nervous systems and to have fairly simple nervous systems and no centralized brain.

Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Marco Quarta, Ph.D. — Co-Founder and CEO — Rubedo Life Sciences; CEO, The Phaedon Institute

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

Discovering And Developing Medicines To Keep You Biologically Young — Dr. Marco Quarta, Ph.D. — Co-Founder and CEO, Rubedo Life Sciences; CEO, Phaedon Institute.

Dr. Marco Quarta, Ph.D. is Co-Founder and CEO of Rubedo Life Sciences (, a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of innovative therapies engineered to target cells which drive chronic age-related diseases. The company’s proprietary ALEMBIC™ drug discovery platform has engineered novel first-in-class small molecules designed to selectively target senescent cells, which play a key role in the progression of pulmonary, dermatological, oncological, neurodegenerative, fibrotic and other chronic disorders.

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Sep 22, 2023

Sci-Fi Short Film “Augmented” | DUST | Flashback Friday

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, entertainment

Fascinating… when can we expect this to be invented?

A short film set in the near future, where augmented reality has become so ubiquitous that the line between the real and virtual worlds have become blurred. When a new, dangerous technology is created that can manipulate the perception of this brave new world, who will exploit it? Who will monetize it? Who will become twisted by it?

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Sep 22, 2023

Waymo giving Angelenos chance to enjoy autonomous ride service

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Waymo is offering some Los Angeles residents the chance to ride in the self-driving car across the city.

The company is kicking off its Waymo One tour, which they say is ‘the world’s first fully autonomous ride-hailing service,’ in October.

“Chauffeured by the Waymo Driver — Waymo’s autonomous driving technology that never gets distracted, drowsy or drunk — Angelenos will discover new and stress-free ways to explore their city, whether it’s finding hidden gem thrift spots in Mid City, trying a new cafe in Koreatown or catching a concert in DTLA,” the company said.

Sep 22, 2023

Nuclear ‘pasta’ cooked up by dead stars could unravel the secrets of stellar afterlife

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

In the extreme hearts of neutron stars, fundamental particles are twisted into strange ‘pasta’ shapes that could reveal untold secrets about how dead stars evolve.

Sep 22, 2023

Violating the Universal Kasha’s Rule — Scientists Uncover Secrets of a Mysterious Blue Molecule

Posted by in categories: chemistry, energy

Scientists from IOCB Prague are the first to describe the causes of the behavior of one of the fundamental aromatic molecules, azulene. This molecule has captivated the scientific community not just with its distinct blue hue, but also with its unique properties.

Their current undertaking will influence the foundations of organic chemistry in the years to come and in practice will help harness the maximum potential of captured light energy. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).

Azulene has piqued the curiosity of chemists for many years. The question of why it is blue, despite there being no obvious reason for this, was answered almost fifty years ago by a scientist of global importance, who, coincidentally, had close ties with IOCB Prague, Prof. Josef Michl.

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