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Aug 12, 2023

Watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight with this free telescope livestream

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Skywatchers can enjoy the popular Perseid meteor shower from the comfort of their own homes when it peaks on Saturday (Aug.12) and Sunday (Aug. 13).

Aug 7, 2023

Airtel introduces Xstream AirFiber for ultimate 5G-powered wireless home Wi-Fi experience

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Aug 3, 2023

Pinwheel house by JM Architecture resembles ‘a white pebble in the landscape’

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Glossy white-concrete panels clad this holiday home with a pentagonal plan in Italy, which has been designed by Milan studio JM Architecture.

The dwelling is named Pinwheel after its distinctive shape, which was JM Architecture’s solution for the client’s “only request” – that it offers views of both the nearby Lake Maggiore and surrounding alpine valleys.

“While exploring several design options for a compact house to fit on this small plot, we realised that the building constraints and the client’s requirements resulted in the simple geometry of a pentagon shape,” said JM Architecture founder Jacopo Mascheroni.

Aug 1, 2023

How Studying Animal Sentience Could Help Solve the Ethical Puzzle of Sentient AI

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As ive said before we should at least attempt to reverse engineer brains of: mice, lab rats, crows, octupi, pigs, chimps, and end on the… human brain. it would be messy and expensive, and animal activsts would be runnin around it.

Lurking just below the surface of these concerns is the question of machine consciousness. Even if there is “nobody home” inside today’s AIs, some researchers wonder if they may one day exhibit a glimmer of consciousness—or more. If that happens, it will raise a slew of moral and ethical concerns, says Jonathan Birch, a professor of philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

As AI technology leaps forward, ethical questions sparked by human-AI interactions have taken on new urgency. “We don’t know whether to bring them into our moral circle, or exclude them,” said Birch. “We don’t know what the consequences will be. And I take that seriously as a genuine risk that we should start talking about. Not really because I think ChatGPT is in that category, but because I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next 10 or 20 years.”

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Jul 31, 2023

Glowing X Logo Above Twitter HQ Triggers Latest Conflict Between Musk And San Francisco

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Complaints about the logo have prompted visits to the office by a building inspector.

Jul 31, 2023

Bengaluru Startup’s Robot Can Cook 120 Delicious Meals In 3 Easy Steps

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Imagine returning home from your evening walk or gym to the aroma of freshly cooked kadhai paneer or chicken curry, which instantly reminds you of home. Now, what if you were to know that it was no human that lovingly prepared this piping hot and delicious meal, but rather, a machine?

From booking cabs to ordering food right at your doorstep, technology makes human lives easy. So it’s about time it saves humans from having to cook after a long tiring day at work, or at times when you’re just not in the mood to enter the kitchen.

The NOSH device, developed by the Euphotic Labs, was conceived by Yatin Varachhia, co-founder of the Bengaluru-based startup. The 34-year-old says the inspiration to build a device stemmed from his struggle of having good food.

Jul 30, 2023

The Challenges of Building Human Habitats in Space

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In October of 2021, NASA’s next-generation infrared observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will be launched. As the most advanced and complex space telescope ever built, the James Webb will characterize exoplanets, explore our Solar System, and address the deepest cosmological mysteries of all.

Jul 28, 2023

A Giant Planet Seems to Be Lurking Unseen in Our Solar System

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Our Solar System is a pretty busy place. There are millions of objects moving around – everything from planets, to moons, to comets, and asteroids. And each year we’re discovering more and more objects (usually small asteroids or speedy comets) that call the Solar System home.

Astronomers had found all eight of the main planets by 1846. But that doesn’t stop us from looking for more. In the past 100 years, we’ve found smaller distant bodies we call dwarf planets, which is what we now classify Pluto as.

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Jul 27, 2023

Look inside the world’s largest 3D-printed neighborhood in Texas

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The world’s largest community of 3D-printed homes is being built in Texas — and the neighborhood just unveiled its first completed house.

With walls “printed” using a concrete-based material, the single-story structure is the first of 100 such homes set to welcome residents starting September.

The community is part of a wider development in Georgetown, Texas called Wolf Ranch. It’s located about 30 miles north of Austin, the state capital, and is a collaboration between Texas construction firm ICON, homebuilding company Lennar and Danish architecture practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Jul 25, 2023

Mind-reading machines are coming — how can we keep them in check?

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Regulate scientists for hire and corporations especially. Regulate everyone as religion could be used as an excuse from exemption. There’s a local motorcycle gang that set to their club house in the town I live and it was listed as a religion. That’s a loophole.

Devices that can record and change brain activity will create privacy issues that challenge existing human-rights legislation, say researchers.

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