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Dec 3, 2022

UK rules that AI cannot patent inventions

Posted by in categories: government, information science, robotics/AI

The UK government has announced that artificial intelligence algorithms that come up with new technologies will not be able to patent their inventions.

The Intellectual Property Office said on Tuesday that it also plans to tweak existing laws to make it easier for people and institutions to use AI, machine learning and data mining software in order to rapidly advance research and innovation without requiring extensive permissions from copyright owners.

Dec 3, 2022

Link between breast implants after mastectomy, risk of lymphoma: Research

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

“The risk of developing ALCL is actually much lower than the risk of experiencing a relapse of breast cancer,” says lead author Connor J. Kinslow, MD, a resident in radiation oncology at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

“Based on our findings, we do not believe that women should be dissuaded from having implant-based breast reconstruction after mastectomy solely due to the risk of ALCL.”

The new study was designed to provide women with accurate information about risk and is the first to look at rates of ALCL in breast cancer survivors who’ve had breast implants after mastectomy.

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Dec 3, 2022

AI predicts crime a week before it happens — study

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

‘It will tell you what’s going to happen in future,’ says University of Chicago professor. ‘It’s not magical, there are limitations… but it works really well’

New AI crime prediction tech is reminiscent of the 2002 sci-fi film Minority report, based on the 1956 short story by Philip K. Dick

An artificial intelligence algorithm that can predict crimes a week in advance with a 90 per cent accuracy has been demonstrated for the first time.

Dec 3, 2022

Next Generation Therapies For Rejuvenation | Dr Noah Davidsohn Interview Series Ep5/5

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

“Our goal is to re-regulate all of your genes back to an earlier state.” Excellent. Hurry please. I’m 51.

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Dec 3, 2022

Mushroom-based substrates create flexible and sustainable electronics

Posted by in categories: physics, sustainability

Fungal mycelium skins can be used as substrates for electronic devices, physicists and materials sci.

Dec 3, 2022

Physicists create ‘holographic wormhole’ inside quantum computer

Posted by in categories: computing, cosmology, quantum physics

This would be great for teleporting objects for shipping across the planet or cosmos eventually. 😀

Scientists have created a “holographic wormhole” inside a quantum computer for the first time.

The pioneering experiment allows researchers to study the ways that theoretical wormholes and quantum physics interact, and could help solve some of the most difficult and perplexing parts of science.

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Dec 3, 2022

New quantum light source paves the way to a quantum internet

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, nanotechnology, particle physics, quantum physics

Conventional light sources for fiber-optic telecommunications emit many photons at the same time. Photons are particles of light that move as waves. In today €™s telecommunication networks, information is transmitted by modulating the properties of light waves traveling in optical fibers, similar to how radio waves are modulated in AM and FM channels.

In quantum communication, however, information is encoded in the phase of a single photon – the photon €™s position in the wave in which it travels. This makes it possible to connect quantum sensors in a network spanning great distances and to connect quantum computers together.

Researchers recently produced single-photon sources with operating wavelengths compatible with existing fiber communication networks. They did so by placing molybdenum ditelluride semiconductor layers just atoms thick on top of an array of nano-size pillars (Nature Communications, “Site-Controlled Telecom-Wavelength Single-Photon Emitters in Atomically-thin MoTe 2 ”).

Dec 3, 2022

JWST has taken pictures of clouds on Saturn’s moon Titan

Posted by in category: space

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have taken images revealing clouds floating across the skies of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. These images will help researchers understand weather patterns on Titan, the only world other than Earth known to have liquid oceans on its surface.

The left image was taken by JWST on 4 November. Near the top of the image is Kraken Mare, Titan’s largest known sea, flanked by two fluffy white clouds. It is currently summertime in Titan’s northern hemisphere, the time when clouds were expected to form most easily because of the increased sunshine on the surface. These observations confirm the presence of those seasonal clouds.

In an effort to find out whether the clouds were moving or changing shape, the JWST team reached out to researchers at the Keck Observatory and asked them to take follow-up observations. The image from Keck, taken on 6 November, is on the right.

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Dec 2, 2022

After first private space mission, space factories in the works in India

Posted by in categories: economics, government, policy, satellites, space

After the successful completion of India’s first space mission, homegrown firms are now looking to set up manufacturing facilities for satellites etc. Homegrown space startups, Pixxel and Dhruva Space, are eyeing new assembly facilities for satellite manufacturing in the country, following successful satellite launch missions on November 26.

Satellite manufacturing is an integral part of India’s plans for the space sector. The government’s liberalized space policy, which is said to be in the final stages of completion, is expected to allow the country’s firms to take a larger share of the global space market. At present, India accounts for only 2% of the global space economy, according to data shared by Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (MoS) for science, technology and earth sciences, in the Lok Sabha in August.

The two companies are also part of a growing crop of homegrown private space startups that are launching the final trial phase of their products and services. On November 18, Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace became India’s first private firm to launch its own rocket. Pixxel and Dhruva’s satellites were successfully deployed in their intended low-earth orbits (LEOs) on November 26. India’s upcoming space policy is expected to invite more participation from such startups, taking some of the load off ISRO and its coffers.

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Dec 2, 2022

Astronomers Spot The Biggest Galaxy Ever, And The Scale Will Break Your Brain

Posted by in category: space

Earlier this year, astronomers found an absolute monster of a galaxy.

Lurking some 3 billion light-years away, Alcyoneus is a giant radio galaxy reaching 5 megaparsecs into space. That’s 16.3 million light-years long, and it constitutes the largest known structure of galactic origin.

The discovery highlights our poor understanding of these colossi, and what drives their incredible growth.

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