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Feb 12, 2021

Popular Energy Drinks’ Harmful Effects on Heart Revealed in New Research

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, food

Popular energy drinks may give you a boost, but they may also contribute to possible serious heart conditions, findings show.

A team of researchers, led by a Texas A&M University professor, has found that some energy drinks have adverse effects on the muscle cells of the heart.

The study, led by Dr. Ivan Rusyn, a professor in the Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS) Department at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology. In it, researchers observed cardiomyocytes – human heart cells grown in a laboratory – exposed to some energy drinks showed an increased beat rate and other factors affecting cardiac function.

Feb 12, 2021

Both Hope and Tianwen-1 now orbiting Mars

Posted by in category: space travel

More Space news.

The Chinese Tianwen-1 mission to Mars successfully entered Mars orbit on February 102021, only one day after the United Arab Emirates mission Hope arrived at the red planet on February 9. They’ll be followed soon by NASA’s Perseverance mission which is set to arrive and land on February 18.

Feb 12, 2021

Aging industry blindspots | S Arrison, 100 Plus Capital, K Pfleger,, M West, AgeX

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, life extension, robotics/AI, singularity

57:03 “A tool that would be used for millenia.”

Foresight biotech & health extension group sponsored by 100 plus capital.

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Feb 12, 2021

Q-CTRL’s new AI toolset allows quantum computers to self-optimize

Posted by in categories: information science, quantum physics, robotics/AI

The toolset runs with Q-CTRL’s flagship BOULDER OPAL software for developers and R&D teams, automated closed-loop hardware optimization is also trained to obtain new experimental data/results from quantum computers while simultaneously running optimizations for algorithms. It can be used as a standalone tool or in tandem with a machine-learner online optimization package (M-LOOP) that manages quantum experiments autonomously.

Feb 12, 2021

New research tackles a central challenge of powerful quantum computing

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, supercomputing

To build a universal quantum computer from fragile quantum components, effective implementation of quantum error correction (QEC) is an essential requirement and a central challenge. QEC is used in quantum computing, which has the potential to solve scientific problems beyond the scope of supercomputers, to protect quantum information from errors due to various noise.

Feb 12, 2021

Observations inspect radio emission from two magnetars

Posted by in category: space

Using the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have conducted a study of two magnetars known as PSR J1622−4950 and 1E 1547.0−5408. Results of this investigation, published February 4 on, provide important information about radio emission from these two sources.

Feb 12, 2021

Bladeless Turbines For Renewable Energy

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Bladeless turbines for wind energy. 😃

Feb 12, 2021

The cinemas now hiring out their screens to gamers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

With cinemas badly hit by Covid-19 restrictions they are looking for new revenue streams. 🎮

Feb 11, 2021

The man behind Fortnite is making the riskiest bet of his career. The payoff could be huge

Posted by in categories: economics, law

Now Sweeney, 50, is embarking on the biggest battle in his company’s 30-year history: Epic is suing Apple and Google in a legal challenge that could remake the future of the digital economy.

Over the course of his career Tim Sweeney has been unafraid to take on tech industry giants.

Feb 11, 2021

Pigs can play video games with their snouts, scientists find

Posted by in category: futurism

Despite poor vision and a severe lack of thumbs, Hamlet and other pigs could learn to be gamers.