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About immersive selves and augmented reality
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Min avatar heter Apmel

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God Particle could destroy universe, according to Hawking

God Particle could destroy universe, according to Hawking | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The Higgs Boson particle was discovered in 2012 in CERN's Large Hadron Collider
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Symbolic regression of generative network models : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

Symbolic regression of generative network models : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Networks are a powerful abstraction with applicability to a variety of scientific fields. Models explaining their morphology and growth processes permit a wide range of phenomena to be more systematically analysed and understood. At the same time, creating such models is often challenging and requires insights that may be counter-intuitive. Yet there currently exists no general method to arrive at better models. We have developed an approach to automatically detect realistic decentralised network growth models from empirical data, employing a machine learning technique inspired by natural selection and defining a unified formalism to describe such models as computer programs. As the proposed method is completely general and does not assume any pre-existing models, it can be applied “out of the box” to any given network. To validate our approach empirically, we systematically rediscover pre-defined growth laws underlying several canonical network generation models and credible laws for diverse real-world networks. We were able to find programs that are simple enough to lead to an actual understanding of the mechanisms proposed, namely for a simple brain and a social network.
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Science as Salvation? | The Nation

Science as Salvation? | The Nation | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.
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"Spooky" Quantum Entanglement Reveals Invisible Objects

"Spooky" Quantum Entanglement Reveals Invisible Objects | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In a physics first, quantum entanglement of two-colored laser beams created pictures of otherwise unseeable objects, experimenters report.
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‘Robo Brain’ will teach robots everything from the Internet | KurzweilAI

‘Robo Brain’ will teach robots everything from the Internet | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Robo Brain logo (credit: Saxena Lab) Robo Brain is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million
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Karlos Svoboda's curator insight, August 26, 8:11 AM

I want to be connected to the internet ... 

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Defending scientism: mathematics is a part of science

Defending scientism: mathematics is a part of science | The virtual life | Scoop.it
[Editor’s Note: This essay is part of Scientia Salon’s special “scientism week” and could profitably be read alongside other entries on the same topic on this site, such as this one by John Shook a...
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Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | Enterprise | WIRED

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | Enterprise | WIRED | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Viv was named after the Latin root meaning live. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tsotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI and V in roman numerals). Ariel Zambelich When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead…
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The Language of Visual Storytelling in 360 Virtual Reality. | RealVision.ae Knowledge Base and stereoscopic 3D Blog

The Language of Visual Storytelling in 360 Virtual Reality. | RealVision.ae Knowledge Base and stereoscopic 3D Blog | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, IBM Says

A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, IBM Says | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The processor, named TrueNorth, may eventually excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers.
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The Universe, “Branes,” and the Science of Multiple Dimensions

The Universe, “Branes,” and the Science of Multiple Dimensions | The virtual life | Scoop.it
How a needle, a shower curtain, and a New England clam explain the possibility of parallel universes.

“The mystery of being is a perman
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'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed

'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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With many-worlds, all quantum mechanics is local

With many-worlds, all quantum mechanics is local | The virtual life | Scoop.it
But that doesn't make for evidence that parallel universes exist.
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Could ‘solid’ light compute previously unsolvable problems? | KurzweilAI

Could ‘solid’ light compute previously unsolvable problems? | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Oscillations of photons create an image of frozen light. At first, photons in the experiment flow easily between two superconducting sites, producing the large
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Researcher advances a new model for a cosmological enigma—dark matter

Researcher advances a new model for a cosmological enigma—dark matter | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Astrophysicists believe that about 80 percent of the substance of our universe is made up of mysterious 'dark matter' that can't be perceived by human senses or scientific instruments.
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Astronauts Just Found Life In Outer Space – Scientists Ponder How It’s Possible

Astronauts Just Found Life In Outer Space – Scientists Ponder How It’s Possible | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In what is a cool mainstream find, Russian cosmonauts have discovered LIFE clinging to the outside of the International Space Station. This is the first time living organisms have been found on the space station and scientists are not sure how it got there. The Creatures The creatures were found during a space walk to […]
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At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale | Quanta Magazine

At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Physicists have begun to explore the idea that mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature. The hypothesis could help to avoid the conclusion that our world is just a weird bubble in an endlessly foaming multiverse.
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"We Are Like Fish Who Finally Realized We Were Living In Water," Nobel Physicist Frank Wilczek - Atom Ecology

"We Are Like Fish Who Finally Realized We Were Living In Water," Nobel Physicist Frank Wilczek - Atom Ecology | The virtual life | Scoop.it
"Empty Space" is the environment of physical reality, it has the same properties everywhere and every when! It is 70% of the Universe's mass. Wilczek
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Brain to Brain Communication Using EEG Waves and the Internet

Brain to Brain Communication Using EEG Waves and the Internet | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Brain-to-brain communication was achieved recently using brain-computer interfaces, computer-brain interfaces, electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings and the internet. The developers of this brain-to-brain communication system demonstrated the transmission of information between conscious human brains without use of motor or peripheral sensory systems. This means that the information was sent from one mind to another mind without talking […]
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Karlos Svoboda's curator insight, August 25, 9:57 AM

This is technology for 20th century not for the future

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In Computers We Trust? | Quanta Magazine

In Computers We Trust? |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
As the role of computers in pure mathematics grows, researchers debate their reliability.
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Scientists Program Largest Swarm of Robots Ever | Science | WIRED

Scientists Program Largest Swarm of Robots Ever | Science | WIRED | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Alone, the simple little robot can’t do much, shuffling around on three vibrating tooth-pick legs. But working with 1,000 or more like-minded fellow bots, it becomes part of a swarm that can self-assemble into any two-dimensional shape. These are some of the first steps toward creating huge herds of tiny robots that form larger structures—including…
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3D sketching system ‘revolutionizes’ design interaction and collaboration | KurzweilAI

3D sketching system ‘revolutionizes’ design interaction and collaboration | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
University of Montreal researchers present their Hyve-3D system at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference this week (credit: University of Montreal) University of
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Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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The End of Work | Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon

The End of Work | Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Why Probability in Quantum Mechanics is Given by the Wave Function Squared | Sean Carroll

Why Probability in Quantum Mechanics is Given by the Wave Function Squared | Sean Carroll | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Quasiparticles carry entanglement to near infinite speeds

Quasiparticles carry entanglement to near infinite speeds | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In a new experimental system, the concept of "light cones" doesn't apply.
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