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Is a scientific definition of consciousness possible? | KurzweilAI

Is a scientific definition of consciousness possible? | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Consciousness emerges from communication between brain areas (194 regions of interest were studied) and is mainly tied to cortico-cortical (left and center)
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Quantum computer that 'computes without running' sets efficiency record

Quantum computer that 'computes without running' sets efficiency record | The virtual life | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Due to quantum effects, it's possible to build a quantum computer that computes without running—or as the scientists explain, "the result of a computation may be learned without actually running the computer." So far, however, the efficiency of this process, which is called counterfactual computation (CFC), has had an upper limit of 50%, limiting its practical applications.
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New theory leads to radiationless revolution

New theory leads to radiationless revolution | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Physicists have found a radical new way confine electromagnetic energy without it leaking away, akin to throwing a pebble into a pond with no splash.
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A Surprise Source of Life’s Code | Quanta Magazine

A Surprise Source of Life’s Code |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Emerging data suggests the seemingly impossible — that mysterious new genes arise from “junk” DNA.
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‘Diamonds from the sky’ approach turns CO2 into valuable products - American Chemical Society

‘Diamonds from the sky’ approach turns CO2 into valuable products - American Chemical Society | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Dark Energy Survey finds more celestial neighbors

Dark Energy Survey finds more celestial neighbors | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The observation of new dwarf galaxy candidates could mean our sky is more crowded than we thought.
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With Discovery, 3 Scientists Chip Away At An Unsolvable Math Problem

With Discovery, 3 Scientists Chip Away At An Unsolvable Math Problem | The virtual life | Scoop.it
For decades, we have known of only 14 convex pentagons that can do something called "tiling the plane." Now there is a 15th shape, but mathematicians are still far from knowing exactly how many exist.
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Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime | The virtual life | Scoop.it
We spoke to seven scholars and futurists about the singularity and the uncertain future of religion.
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Theories of Everything, Mapped | Quanta Magazine

Theories of Everything, Mapped |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Explore the deepest mysteries at the frontier of fundamental physics, and the most promising ideas put forth to solve them.
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At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life | Quanta Magazine

At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A new technique for finding and characterizing microbes has boosted the number of known bacteria by almost 50 percent, revealing a hidden world all around us.
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A simulated robot with bacterial brain | KurzweilAI

A simulated robot with bacterial brain | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Computational Simulation of microbiome-host interactions. (A) A basic gene circuit forms the core of all simulated gene network behavior. (B) Green fluorescent
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W bosons remain left-handed

W bosons remain left-handed | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A new result from the LHCb collaboration weakens previous hints at the existence of a new type of W boson.
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There's a Dark Matter 'Bridge' Between the Milky Way and the Virgo Cluster

There's a Dark Matter 'Bridge' Between the Milky Way and the Virgo Cluster | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Astrophysicists offer an explanation for a lingering mystery: the disc-like distributions of satellite dwarf galaxies.
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‘Artificial leaf’ harnesses sunlight for efficient, safe hydrogen fuel production | KurzweilAI

‘Artificial leaf’ harnesses sunlight for efficient, safe hydrogen fuel production | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Illustration of an efficient, robust and integrated solar-driven prototype featuring protected photoelectrochemical assembly coupled with oxygen and hydrogen
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Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard model

Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard model | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The Standard Model of particle physics, which explains most of the known behaviors and interactions of fundamental subatomic particles, has held up remarkably well over several decades. This far-reaching theory does have a few shortcomings, however—most notably that it doesn't account for gravity. In hopes of revealing new, non-standard particles and forces, physicists have been on the hunt for conditions and behaviors that directly violate the Standard Model.
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Researchers show that an iron bar is capable of decision-making

Researchers show that an iron bar is capable of decision-making | The virtual life | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Decision-making—the ability to choose one path out of several options—is generally considered a cognitive ability possessed by biological systems, but not by physical objects. Now in a new study, researchers have shown that any rigid physical (i.e., non-living) object, such as an iron bar, is capable of decision-making by gaining information from its surroundings accompanied by physical fluctuations.
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Making hydrogen fuel from water and visible light highly efficient

Making hydrogen fuel from water and visible light highly efficient | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Mimicking photosynthesis is not easy. The bottleneck of artificial photosynthesis is visible light as converting it into other energy is not efficient. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have found a way to solve this issue, leading to an efficient technique to produce hydrogen fuel. Last week, the Journal of Physical Chemistry published their work.
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Physicists Unveil First Quantum Interconnect | MIT Technology Review

Physicists Unveil First Quantum Interconnect | MIT Technology Review | The virtual life | Scoop.it
An international team of physicists has found a way to connect quantum devices in a way that transports entanglement between them.
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Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas giant that suddenly
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Superconducting Shield Could Protect Astronauts From Radiation

Superconducting Shield Could Protect Astronauts From Radiation | The virtual life | Scoop.it
One of the problems with manned deep space travel is the amount of radiation astronauts will receive. While a mission to Mars won’t necessarily be fatal, the increased radiation from both the Sun and cosmic rays could pose some health complications, such as a bigger risk of developing cancer.
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IceCube sees highest-energy neutrino ever found

IceCube sees highest-energy neutrino ever found | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Observations of this kind could lead scientists to the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
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Tiny black holes could trigger collapse of universe—except that they don't

Tiny black holes could trigger collapse of universe—except that they don't | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Instead, some new physics must stave off doom, analysis suggests
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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.
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Origins of life: New model may explain emergence of self-replication on early Earth

Origins of life: New model may explain emergence of self-replication on early Earth | The virtual life | Scoop.it
When life on Earth began nearly 4 billion years ago, long before humans, dinosaurs or even the earliest single-celled forms of life roamed, it may have started as a hiccup rather than a roar: small, simple molecular building blocks known as "monomers" coming together into longer "polymer" chains and falling apart in the warm pools of primordial ooze over and over again.
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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth | The virtual life | Scoop.it
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
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The New Laws of Explosive Networks | Quanta Magazine

The New Laws of Explosive Networks |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Researchers are uncovering the hidden laws that reveal how the Internet grows, how viruses spread, and how financial bubbles burst.
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