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Feb 2, 2023

A scientific breakthrough… A bird that has been extinct for centuries is about to come back to life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

According to scientific reports, this study relies on studying the DNA of the bird known as “Dodo”, which lived on the island of Mauritius in the middle of the Indian Ocean until the late seventeenth century, and was unable to fly. It may seem like a fantasy, because the animal has been extinct for centuries, but scientists make it clear that their quest is based on very carefully studied steps.

Feb 1, 2023

Ultrafast water permeation through nanochannels with a densely fluorous interior surface

Posted by in categories: innovation, sustainability

The key innovation in this new desalination technology is fluorine, a hydrophobic element that that’s long been prized for its desire to be left alone. It’s no accident that fluorine is a key ingredient in Teflon, which is used on non-stick pans to keep fried eggs from sticking and inside pipes to make fluids flow more efficiently. At the nanoscopic level, fluorine repels negatively charged ions, including the chlorine in salt (NaCl). Its electric properties also break down clumps of water molecules that can keep the liquid from flowing as freely as possible. -(IE)

-Desalination is something people need to consider with rising sea levels and changing weather patterns, like drought.


Oligoamide nanoring-based fluorous nanochannels in bilayer membranes enable ultrafast water permeation and desalination.

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Feb 1, 2023

Meta’s AI expert: ChatGPT is not revolutionary but ‘nicely done’

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Yann LeCun, Meta’s chief artificial intelligence (AI) scientist shared his thoughts on ChatGPT.

ChatGPT has been making headlines worldwide, but not all are impressed. Yann LeCun, Meta’s chief artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, had some harsh words for the program in an hour-and-a-half talk hosted by the Collective Forecast. This online, interactive discussion series is organized by Collective.

“In terms of underlying techniques, ChatGPT is not particularly innovative,” said LeCun on Zoom last week.

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Jan 28, 2023

Toroidal propellers: A noise-killing game changer in air and water

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

It’s rare to hear a new invention that has this much impact potential and doesn’t really need any more work to go commercial.


These strangely-shaped twisted-toroid propellers look like a revolutionary (sorry) advance for the aviation and marine sectors. Radically quieter than traditional propellers in both air and water, they’re also showing some huge efficiency gains.

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Jan 28, 2023

Amazing New Google AI Learns Millions of Tasks In Minutes w/o Training + Reinforcement Learning

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

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Breakthrough Google DeepMind Adaptive AI agents, known as AdA, are able to learning millions of tasks within minutes each with reinforcement learning, matching the speed and ability of a skilled human gamer, all without using training data. A New InstructPix2Pix text to image artificial intelligence can do photo editing with simple text instructions. A new dataset called OMMO enables novel view synthesis, surface reconstruction, and multi-modal NeRF.

AI News Timestamps:
0:00 New Google DeepMind Reinforcement Learning AI
3:11 New InstructPix2Pix Artificial Intelligence.
6:29 OMMO NeRF View Synthesis.

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Jan 25, 2023

Researchers reveal shapeshifting humanoid robots that can turn themselves into liquid

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Objects are also magnetic and can conduct electricity Researchers reveal person-shaped robot that can turn themselves into liquid Researchers have created humanoid, miniature robots that can shapeshift and turn into liquid. The breakthrough could allow for the creation of more robots that can shift between liquid and solid, allowing them to be used in a variety of situations.

Jan 25, 2023

Recyclable mobile phone batteries are a step closer with rust-busting invention

Posted by in categories: innovation, mobile phones

Mobile phone batteries with a lifetime up to three times longer than today’s technology could be a reality thanks to an innovation led by engineers at RMIT University.

Rather than disposing of batteries after two or three years, we could have recyclable batteries that last for up to nine years, the team says, by using high-frequency to remove rust that inhibits battery performance.

The research is published in Nature Communications.

Jan 24, 2023

ChatGPT is ‘not particularly innovative,’ and ‘nothing revolutionary’, says Meta’s chief AI scientist

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

The public perceives OpenAI’s ChatGPT as revolutionary, but the same techniques are being used and the same kind of work is going on at many research labs, says the deep learning pioneer.

Jan 24, 2023

My thoughts exactly

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

To be clear: I’m not criticizing OpenAI’s work nor their claims.

I’m trying to correct a *perception* by the public & the media who see chatGPT as this incredibly new, innovative, & unique technological breakthrough that is far ahead of everyone else.

It’s just not.

Jan 23, 2023

Glial brain cells: the backbone for memory formation

Posted by in categories: innovation, neuroscience

Bonn University.

These specialized cells, once thought to merely insulate nerve fibers or maintain proper operating conditions for neurons, are now believed to play a significant role when it comes to understanding our surroundings. This breakthrough discovery was reported in the journal Nature Communications.

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