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Jul 24, 2023

OpenAI’s Sam Altman launches Worldcoin crypto project

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, robotics/AI

July 24 (Reuters) — Worldcoin, a cryptocurrency project founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, launched on Monday.

The project’s core offering is its World ID, which the company describes as a “digital passport” to prove that its holder is a real human, not an AI bot. To get a World ID, a customer signs up to do an in-person iris scan using Worldcoin’s ‘orb’, a silver ball approximately the size of a bowling ball. Once the orb’s iris scan verifies the person is a real human, it creates a World ID.

The company behind Worldcoin is San Francisco and Berlin-based Tools for Humanity.

Jul 24, 2023

Have Scientists Found the Source of Out-of-Body Experiences?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Researchers identified a brain region that can create sensations of weightlessness or falling, and it could help develop new forms of anesthesia.

Jul 24, 2023

Unusual galaxy cluster is an island of tranquility in the chaotic early universe

Posted by in category: space

A young galaxy cluster spotted by the Chandra X-ray Observatory may have gotten a head start on “relaxing” before is galactic siblings.

Jul 24, 2023

New advances in formation theory of supermassive black holes

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

With breakthroughs in astronomical observation, scientists now have confirmed the existence of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies. The recent release of black hole images has further charged people’s curiosity about black holes while providing additional evidence to support Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

These supermassive range in mass from millions to billions of solar masses. Astonishingly, some of these black holes have formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang. Understanding how these black holes formed and grew to such enormous mass in such a short period of time has always been an important topic in modern astrophysics.

A research team composed of Chi-Hong Lin and Ke-Jung Chen from the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (ASIAA) and Chorng-Yuan Hwang from the Institute of Astronomy at National Central University has made significant new advances in the formation theory of supermassive black holes. The research results have been published in The Astrophysical Journal.

Jul 24, 2023

SpaceX shares images of Starship Booster 9 ahead of second test flight

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Elon Musk recently stated SpaceX made ‘well over a thousand changes’ to Starship since its debut flight.

SpaceX continues to prepare for the second orbital launch attempt of Starship despite concerns over a potential delay caused by the ongoing environmental lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).

Elon Musk’s private space company, likely eager to show that preparations continue uninterrupted, has shared a number of images on Twitter of Booster 9, the Super Heavy prototype that will be used for the massive rocket’s second test flight.

Jul 24, 2023

ChatGPT creator launches eye-scanning crypto-based ID to distinguish humans from AI

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, robotics/AI

Worldcoin, a cryptocurrency project founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, was launched today.

Worldcoin, an entity offering a World ID to distinguish earthlings from artificial intelligence, was launched Monday. The company rolled out an eyeball-scanning technology and a crypto token called WLD.

Co-founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman with Alex Blania three years ago, WorldCoin said it is looking to revolutionize digital identity. It’s designed by developers at Tools for Humanity (TFH). A user can use WorldCoin to authenticate their World ID to prove they are a real person and will receive the digital currency in their account, which they can send anywhere.

Jul 24, 2023

A special new tape could make small, efficient nuclear fusion reactors possible

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, sustainability

A revolutionary new high-temperature superconducting tape could lead to the development of small, efficient tokamak nuclear fusion reactors.

A groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting tape has been devised that could prove revolutionary in our quest to develop sustainable nuclear fusion, reports IEEE Spectrum.

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Jul 24, 2023

New theory better explains how the brain stores memories

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience

How useful a memory is for future situations determines where it resides in the brain, according to a new theory proposed by researchers at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus and collaborators at UCL.

The theory, published in Nature Neuroscience, offers a new way of understanding systems consolidation, a process that transfers certain memories from the —where they are initially stored—to the neocortex—where they reside long-term.

Under the classical view of systems consolidation, all memories move from the hippocampus to the neocortex over time. But this view doesn’t always hold up; research shows some memories permanently reside in the hippocampus and are never transferred to the neocortex.

Jul 24, 2023

Russ Hurlburt — What is Consciousness?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Watch more interviews on the mystery of consciousness:

Consciousness is what we can know best and explain least. It is the inner subjective experience of what it feels like to see red or smell garlic or hear Beethoven. Consciousness has intrigued and baffled philosophers. To begin, we must define and describe consciousness. What to include in a complete definition and description of consciousness?

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Jul 24, 2023

NASA Teases Mars Transport System For 1,200 Days Of Space Travel

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

NASA shares details about its Moon house and Mars module that will see astronauts spend more than a thousand days in space.

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