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Feb 16, 2021

I’ve Worked in Game Development My Whole Career — Here’s Why I’m Learning Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: entertainment, quantum physics, robotics/AI


By Amir Ebrahimi — Principal Software Engineer · ‎Unity Technologies

What opened quantum computing up for me was realizing that it’s even more connected to our physical universe than classical computing is.

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Feb 16, 2021

The Expanse Physics is Kind of Right With Circling Ships

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Check out Dementikko’s video!

If you want to mess around with the code:

Feb 16, 2021

US grants Oregon State first-ever lease for wave energy research off West Coast

Posted by in category: energy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued the first-ever lease for a wave energy research project in federal waters off the U. S. West Coast to Oregon State University. “This is the first time a lease has been issued to support the testing of wave energy equipment in federal waters off the U. S. West Coast,” said BOEM Director Amanda Lefton.

Feb 16, 2021

The Universe’s 7 biggest mysteries (and why they’re unsolved)

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

In the last decade, we’ve taken photos of a black holes, peered into the heart of atoms and looked back at the birth of the Universe. And yet, there are yawning gaps in our understanding of the Universe and the laws that govern it. These are the mysteries that will be troubling physicists and astronomers over the next decade and beyond.

Dark matter, the nature of time, aliens and supermassive black holes: these seven things will be puzzling astronomers for years to come.

Feb 16, 2021

Will be launching an additional set of 60 Starlink satellites out of Cape Canaveral, FL

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

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Feb 16, 2021

Seattle startup founder lobbies for seat on SpaceX craft that will take civilian crew to orbit

Posted by in category: space travel

The founder of a bootstrapped Seattle startup who launched his company on Kickstarter is looking to hitch a ride to space with a tech billionaire, and he’s using a video on Twitter to plead his case.

Feb 16, 2021

AI Can Now Turn You Into a Fully Digital, Realistic Talking Clone

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This new technology creates photorealistic talking clones that may eliminate the need for cameras.

Thanks to a new technology, it is possible to create photorealistic digital talking humans that may eliminate the need for cameras.

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Feb 16, 2021

Ascendance proposes a long-range, low-emission hybrid VTOL air taxi

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

Right now, the entire electric VTOL scene is a house built on a foundation of faith. Faith that the hordes of researchers beavering away on next-gen battery technology will achieve an enormous energy density breakthrough, or faith that hydrogen fuel cell powertrains will prove safe, reliable and practical in an aviation context.

Both seem likely, eventually, but the urban air taxi industry is pushing to be up and running within five years, and right now there’s no powertrain on the market that can keep these energy-intensive vertical-lift birds in the air long enough to be practical in a commercial sense.

France’s Ascendance sees an opportunity for an intermediate step. The company was founded by four ex-Airbus employees who worked on the groundbreaking E-Fan project, which back in 2015 became the first electric aircraft to cross the English Channel. Now, the team is working on a hybrid initiative to make long-range, low-emissions VTOL flight a reality even before the battery and hydrogen guys make their breakthroughs.

Feb 16, 2021

Colonization of The Moon Has Begun!!!

Posted by in category: space

Feb 16, 2021

Scientists revive brain function in dead pigs in breakthrough study

Posted by in categories: innovation, neuroscience

Experts say research raises deeper philosophical and ethical questions, creates grey area where animals were ‘not alive, but not completely dead’.