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Aug 4, 2021

Report: Some Los Alamos nuclear waste too hazardous to move

Posted by in categories: chemistry, government, nuclear energy

Los Alamos National Laboratory has identified 45 barrels of radioactive waste so potentially explosive — due to being mixed with incompatible chemicals — that crews have been told not to move them and instead block off the area around the containers, according to a government watchdog’s report.

The safety board estimated an exploding waste canister could expose workers to 760 rem, far beyond the threshold of a lethal dose. A rem is a unit used to measure radiation exposure. In i ts latest weekly report, the safety board said crews at Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos, also known as N3B — the contractor in charge of cleaning up the lab’s legacy waste — have pegged 60 barrels with volatile mixtures and have relocated 15 drums to the domed area.

Forty-five barrels are deemed too dangerous to move, raising questions of what ultimately can be done with them and how hazardous it would be to keep them in their current spot.

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Aug 4, 2021

After Black Fungus, now ‘Bone Death’ Scare Emerges: New Post Covid Complication Explained

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

It looks like the superbug still has a lot other “surprises” for us. There was the black fungus, now we have bone death(osteonecrosis). And this can reveal itself 1 to 2 months after recovery. A painful goodbye present, perhaps?

After Mucormycosis, a new disease that causes the death of bone tissues is posing new threats for Covid-19 survivors. Three confirmed cases of ‘Bone Death’ have already been reported in Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital. The 3 patients, under the age of 40, developed the disease 2 months after they were treated for Covid-19.

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Aug 4, 2021

Kazuhiro Gomi & Dr. Joe Alexander — Bio-Digital Twins, Quantum Computing, Precision Medicine — NTT

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, computing, engineering, health, nanotechnology, quantum physics, wearables

Bio-Digital Twins, Quantum Computing, And Precision Medicine — Mr. Kazuhiro Gomi, President and CEO, and Dr. Joe Alexander, MD, Ph.D., Director, Medical and Health Informatics (MEI) Lab, NTT Research.

Mr. Kazuhiro Gomi, is President and CEO of NTT Research (, a division of The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, commonly known as NTT (, a Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Gomi has been at NTT for more than 30 years and was involved in product management/product development activities at the beginning of his tenure. In September of 2009, Mr. Gomi was first named to the Global Telecoms Business Power100 — a list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry. He was the CEO of NTT America Inc. from 2010 to 2019 and also served on the Board of Directors at NTT Communications from 2012 to 2019. Mr. Gomi received a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Tokyo. Mr. Gomi is a member of the board at US Japan Council, a non-profit organization aimed at fostering a better relationship between the US and Japan.

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Aug 4, 2021

Rechargeable cement-based battery could let buildings store energy

Posted by in categories: energy, materials

The vision of a concrete building that can store energy like a giant battery could someday be a reality.

Aug 4, 2021

Sign in to Cloudera + theCUBE event

Posted by in categories: business, climatology

Turn your data into value faster. Join us with Cloudera, NVIDIA, Forrester, and Accenture on Aug 5th to learn how.

Speed is everything in a hyper-competitive business climate. Learn how to turn your data into value faster with a hybrid data platform.

Aug 3, 2021

Google researchers made a time crystal inside a quantum computer

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

A time crystal is a unique phase of matter that flips between two states with no energy input necessary – first proposed in 2012, this type of matter has now been created inside a quantum computer built by Google. The discovery is one of the first real-world problems solved by a quantum computer, and could also be harnessed to improve them.

Aug 3, 2021

Black holes born with magnetic fields quickly shed them

Posted by in categories: computing, cosmology

Like a shaggy dog in springtime, some black holes have to shed. New computer simulations reveal how black holes might discard their magnetic fields.

Unlike dogs with their varied fur coats, isolated black holes are mostly identical. They are characterized by only their mass, spin and electric charge. According to a rule known as the no-hair theorem, any other distinguishing characteristics, or “hair,” are quickly cast off. That includes magnetic fields.

The rule applies to black holes in a vacuum, where magnetic fields can simply slip away. But, says astrophysicist Ashley Bransgrove of Columbia University, “what we were thinking about is what happens in a more realistic scenario.” A magnetized black hole would typically be surrounded by electrically charged matter called plasma, and scientists didn’t know how — or even if — such black holes would undergo hair loss.

Aug 3, 2021

Corvus Robotics’ Autonomous Drones Tackle Warehouses

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Flying robots can do warehouse inventory way faster than humans.

Aug 3, 2021

Tesla Now Has More Than 1.25 Million Pre-Orders For The Cybertruck

Posted by in category: futurism

Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders have exceeded 1.25 million according to unofficial data coming from a fan-sourced online reservation tracker.

Aug 3, 2021

Veteran software engineer launches AI startup Hal9 while battling long COVID and pandemic concerns

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Is there ever really a good time to launch a startup?

That’s the question Javier Luraschi was asking and sort of answering for himself in discussing his effort to “democratize artificial intelligence” through his new company called Hal9.

And while getting a startup off the ground is challenging enough under normal circumstances, Luraschi made his move during the COVID-19 pandemic and while suffering the effects of and searching for answers to long COVID, a condition in which people experience symptoms of the illness for extended periods of time.