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Sep 15, 2023

Underwater abode for deep-sea living open to public by 2027

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The Sentinel system facilitates extended stays underwater, allowing scientists to reside at depths of up to 200 meters for as long as 28 days.

In a bold initiative, DEEP, a leading research organization, has announced plans to construct an underwater habitat open to the public by 2027. Named Sentinel, this modular subsea abode aims to revolutionize underwater living, research, and observation by providing scientists unprecedented access to the depths of the ocean.

The Sentinel system is designed to facilitate extended stays underwater, allowing scientists to reside at depths of up to 200 meters for as long as 28 days. This innovative habitat offers a unique opportunity for researchers to study… More.

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Sep 12, 2023

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio breaks U.S. record for longest spaceflight

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Rubio surpassed the U.S. space endurance record of 355 days on Monday at the International Space Station. He arrived at the outpost last September with two Russians for a routine six months. But their stay was doubled after their Soyuz capsule developed a coolant leak while parked at the space station.

The trio will return to Earth on Sept. 27 in a replacement capsule that was sent up empty for the ride home. By then, Rubio will have spent 371 days in space, more than two weeks longer than Mark Vande Hei, the previous U.S. record holder for a single spaceflight. Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov holds the world record of 437 days, set in the mid-1990s.

Sep 11, 2023

How x-ray vision is becoming a reality | Tara Boroushaki | TEDxMIT Salon

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, habitats, information science, robotics/AI, virtual reality

This talk is about how you can use wireless signals and fuse them with vision and other sensing modalities through AI algorithms to give humans and robots X-ray vision to see objects hidden inside boxes or behind other object.

Tara Boroushaki is a Ph.D student at MIT. Her research focuses on fusing radio frequency (RF) sensing with vision through artificial intelligence. She designs algorithms and builds systems that leverage such fusion to enable capabilities that were not feasible before in applications spanning augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics, smart homes, and smart manufacturing. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Sep 8, 2023

Man tried to cross Atlantic in human-powered hamster wheel

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats

The Floridian repeat offender told the authorities that he planned on wheeling himself to London, England.

It started on August 26 when the US Coast Guard was transiting in the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for an intense hurricane when they found a weird-looking vessel in the middle of the ocean, 70 miles (110 km) off the coast of Georgia. There was a man aboard the vessel. He told the authorities that he planned on wheeling himself to London, England.

A Florida man was arrested in the middle of the ocean after he was found floating in a homemade vessel resembling a hamster wheel. But how did he get there in the first place?

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Sep 5, 2023

Lenovo’s new 27-inch, 4K monitor offers glasses-free 3D

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Lenovo’s next 27-inch 4K monitor is unlike any display it has released before. Featuring a lenticular lens and real-time eye-tracking, it’s a 3D monitor that doesn’t require any glasses. Other companies are already pushing stereoscopic products, but Lenovo’s ThinkVision 27 3D Monitor, announced at the IFA conference today, takes the glasses-free experience to a bigger screen.

The technology behind Lenovo’s 3D monitor and the accompanying software, 3D Explorer, are proprietary, a Lenovo spokesperson confirmed to Ars. 3D Explorer includes a 3D player and SDK for building 3D apps. Lenovo is targeting the monitor and app at content creators, like 3D graphic designers and developers.

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Aug 31, 2023

9000 Feet Deep — Magnetic Bacteria Discovered in Deep-Sea Vents

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Bacteria that can align themselves with the Earth’s magnetic field have been found in a new habitat. Previously spotted on land and in shallow waters, these magnetotactic bacteria have now been confirmed to thrive in the depths of a hydrothermal vent. Despite the challenging conditions, the bacteria were able to adapt and survive in an environment that was not ideal for their typical needs.

Magnetotactic bacteria are of interest not only for the role they play in Earth’s ecosystem but also in the search for extraterrestrial life. Evidence of their existence can remain in rocks for billions of years. Their magnetic inclinations can also provide a record of how magnetic poles have shifted over time. This new discovery brings hope to researchers that the magnetic bacteria might be found in yet more unexpected locations, on Earth and perhaps even on Mars.

Mars is the second smallest planet in our solar system and the fourth planet from the sun. It is a dusty, cold, desert world with a very thin atmosphere. Iron oxide is prevalent in Mars’ surface resulting in its reddish color and its nickname “The Red Planet.” Mars’ name comes from the Roman god of war.

Aug 27, 2023

Chat GPT 4 Won’t Replace Software Engineers

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Have you wondered will Chat GPT 4 replace programmers? Chat GPT is powerful, but I don’t believe it will replace software engineers any time soon. 😃

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Aug 23, 2023

NASA Turned Him Down So He Built His Own Billion Dollar Rocket Company

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This story is part of a new series of features on the subject of success, Benzinga Inspire.

In 2006, a young rocket-crazy kid from New Zealand traveled to the United States to show off his experiments to NASA, hoping to come away with an internship. Instead, he was escorted off the premises, so he went home, drew a logo on a napkin and started the process of building his own space company.

Changing His Trajectory: According to a CNBC report, Rocket Lab USA Inc RKLB founder and CEO Peter Beck started his own rocket company after NASA and other companies like Boeing Co BA wouldn’t give him a chance to pursue his dreams. Today, his space startup launches satellites for NASA and Rocket Lab is worth just shy of $2 billion.

Aug 14, 2023

Scientists Discover New Ecosystem Underneath Hydrothermal Vents

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International science team discovers deep-sea habitats, evidence of hydrothermal animals, in volcanic cavities beneath the ocean floor

Video and photos available here.

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Aug 13, 2023

After 17 Years, A Spacecraft Makes its First Visit Home Having Made History

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A spacecraft that gave us our first multiple-perspective view of the Sun is set to flyby Earth for the first time since launch 17 years ago.

NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft will pass between the Sun and Earth on Saturday, August 12th, with the agency exclaiming “our teenage spacecraft is visiting home.”

The twin STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft launched on October 25th, 2006 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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