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Jul 21, 2023

Scientists watched cracked metal heal itself in an ‘absolutely stunning’ discovery

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Scientists have witnessed something extraordinary. According to new reports and research, scientists watched healing metal, where cracked metal fused back together without any kind of human intervention. The discovery is one that could completely change how machines work, because machines are often victims of what we call fatigue damage.

Fatigue damage is essentially one of the main ways that machines wear out, causing them to break over time. This is a natural condition that happens as machines go through repeated stress and motion, which causes microscopic cracks to form in the metal. Over time those cracks grow more, eventually spreading until the entire device breaks or fails.

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Jul 21, 2023

Belief in God, the devil falls to new low: Gallup

Posted by in category: futurism

Americans’ belief in God, the devil and other spiritual entities has fallen to a new low, according to a Gallup poll released on Thursday.

Seventy-four percent of Americans said they believe in God, while 69 percent said they believe in angels and 67 percent said they believe in heaven, the poll found. Slightly smaller shares — 59 percent and 58 percent — said they believe in hell and the devil.

Belief in all five spiritual entities has fallen between 3–5 points since 2016, the last time that Gallup polled Americans on the topic.

Jul 21, 2023

Meta’s NEW LLaMa V2 Open Source AI Terrifies OpenAI + Microsoft (3 FEATURES ANNOUNCED)

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Presenting the new open-source artificial intelligence model LLaMA V2 from Meta which challenges the likes of GPT-4 and Google’s AI offerings, plus Stability AI’s Doodle allows users to transform simple doodles into stunning high-resolution AI images.

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Jul 21, 2023

We Live in the Rarest Type of Planetary System

Posted by in category: futurism

New work suggests four distinct star system types—and finds our own in the rarest category.

Jul 21, 2023

Scientists use chemical mapping to study the spiraling arms of the Milky Way

Posted by in categories: chemistry, evolution, mapping, space

A researcher has used the technique of chemical mapping to study the spiral arms of our home galaxy: the Milky Way. According to Keith Hawkins, assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin, chemical cartography might help us better grasp the structure and evolution of our galaxy.

“Much like the early explorers, who created better and better maps of our world, we are now creating better and better maps of the Milky Way,” mentioned Hawkins in an official release.


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Jul 21, 2023

Hydrogen from sunlight: US researcher set conversion efficiency record

Posted by in categories: chemistry, energy, engineering, transportation

Built using inexpensive semiconductors, the device packs all components to make hydrogen and can be scaled.

A research team led by Aditya Mohite, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University in the US, has designed a device that can use sunlight to generate hydrogen, with a record efficiency of 20.8 percent, a press release said.

Hydrogen is being touted as the future of clean energy due to its high energy density that could be deployed even to fly large planes. However, the process of generating hydrogen is currently heavily dependent on fossil fuels. For hydrogen to herald a new future in clean energy, it needs to be produced sustainably and without carbon emissions.

Jul 21, 2023

Google is secretly pitching its AI tool to news organizations

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Will journalists and reporters soon run out of jobs?

Google is meeting with organizations under the Murdoch-owned News Corp umbrella — The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal — to pitch them its AI tool, which can produce and write news stories.

The tool’s name is reportedly Genesis, and it is being pitched by Google to enhance journalism productivity, according to an exclusive report by The New York Times.

Jul 21, 2023

The world’s fastest supercomputer with a processing power of 4 exaflops unveiled

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, space, supercomputing

The supercomputer is part of the larger constellation of inter-connected supercomputers with a combined capacity of 36 exaFLOPS.

Abu Dhabi-based technology holding group G42 has unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Condor Galaxy-1 (CG-1), which has 54 million cores and a processing capacity of four exaflops, a press release said. The supercomputer is located in Santa Clara, California, and will be operated by Cerebras, a US-based AI firm under US laws.

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology takes center stage, there is a strong demand for supercomputers to help businesses train their own models. Companies like Microsoft have offered to build the extremely expensive infrastructure and rent it out for companies to work on them.

Jul 21, 2023

Origami-inspired folding solar-powered light that charges your phone

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, sustainability

Innovative solar-powered light has helped earthquake victims around the world and now comes with phone-charging function.

As a little girl growing up in Seoul, Korea and then upstate New York, inventor Alice Min Soo Chun spent days with her mother learning origami and how a simple fold could become structured.

She went on to study Architecture at Penn State and earned her Masters at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jul 21, 2023

New GPS study shows promise for 2-hour earthquake prediction signal

Posted by in category: futurism

Scientists may have taken a significant step toward earthquake prediction, according to a recent study published in Science.

By analyzing GPS time-series data from almost 100 large earthquakes worldwide, they revealed evidence of a potential precursory phase that occurs 2 hours before a seismic rupture.

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