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Neuroscientists find cortical columns in brain not uniform, challenging large-scale simulation models | KurzweilAI

Neuroscientists find cortical columns in brain not uniform, challenging large-scale simulation models | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Cell-type-specific 3D reconstruction of five neighboring barrel columns in rat vibrissal cortex (credit: Marcel Oberlaender et al.) Despite a long-held
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Disturbing New Study Shows The Pacific Ocean May Suffocate In Just 15 Years

Disturbing New Study Shows The Pacific Ocean May Suffocate In Just 15 Years | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The same human activity that is causing the world's oceans to warm, rise, and acidify is also robbing those same oceans of oxygen. Furthermore, the impact of
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BioViva follows controversial anti-aging quest

BioViva follows controversial anti-aging quest | The virtual life | Scoop.it
BioViva founder Elizabeth Parrish subjected herself to experimental anti-aging gene therapy last year, and now a foundation is reporting the first results.
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Better tests for Schrodinger cats

Better tests for Schrodinger cats | The virtual life | Scoop.it
While Bell inequalities have been proven to be an optimal tool for ruling out local realism in quantum experiments, Lucas Clemente and Johannes Kofler from the Theory Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optic
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$100-Million Plan Will Send Probes to the Nearest Star

$100-Million Plan Will Send Probes to the Nearest Star | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Funded by Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner and with the blessing of Stephen Hawking, Breakthrough Starshot aims to send probes to Alpha Centauri in a generation
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Top Scientists Weigh In On Whether We All Live In A Hologram

Top Scientists Weigh In On Whether We All Live In A Hologram | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Maybe we're just blips on some cosmic computer screen.
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Study of ancient Japanese hunter-gatherers suggests warfare not inherent in human nature

Study of ancient Japanese hunter-gatherers suggests warfare not inherent in human nature | The virtual life | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A team of Japanese researchers (and one from the U.K.) has found evidence in the remains of ancient Japanese people that suggests that people are not necessarily predisposed to living a violent existence or eve
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Automated lip-reading invented | KurzweilAI

Automated lip-reading invented | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
(credit: MGM) New lip-reading technology developed at the University of East Anglia could help in solving crimes and provide communication assistance for
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Dark matter might be made of super-heavy particles almost as big as human cells

Dark matter might be made of super-heavy particles almost as big as human cells | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Research suggests it could one-third the size of human cells.
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'It’s unraveling, every piece of it is unraveling, they’re all in lockstep together'

'It’s unraveling, every piece of it is unraveling, they’re all in lockstep together' | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The record for hottest measured global temperature was set in 2014. That record lasted a whole year, as 2015 was even...
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Is dark matter subatomic particles, a superfluid, or both? — Sabine Hossenfelder — Aeon Essays

Quantum effects are not just subatomic: they can be expressed across galaxies, and solve the puzzle of dark matter
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Large-scale conspiracies would quickly reveal themselves, Oxford researchers show

Large-scale conspiracies would quickly reveal themselves, Oxford researchers show | The virtual life | Scoop.it
If you’re thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher. While we can all keep a secret, a study by Dr David Rob…
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Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought | KurzweilAI

Memory capacity of brain is 10 times more than previously thought | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In a computational reconstruction of brain tissue in the hippocampus, Salk and UT-Austin scientists found the unusual occurrence of two synapses from the axon
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Just 40 light years from Earth, three planets might host life forms adapted to infrared worlds

Just 40 light years from Earth, three planets might host life forms adapted to infrared worlds | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Is there life beyond our solar system? If there is, our best bet for finding it may lie in three nearby, Earth-like exoplanets.
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Entanglement Made Simple | Quanta Magazine

Entanglement Made Simple |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
How quantum entanglement connects with the “many worlds” of quantum theory.
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Quantum weirdness may hide an orderly reality after all

Quantum weirdness may hide an orderly reality after all | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A reboot of a classic quantum experiment suggests that photons have a well-defined trajectory, resurrecting a previously dismissed theory
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The Network Behind the Cosmic Web

The Network Behind the Cosmic Web | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The concept of the cosmic web, viewing the Universe as a set of discrete galaxies held together by gravity, is deeply engrained in cosmology. Yet, little is known about the most effective construction and the characteristics of the underlying network. Here we explore and visualize the cosmic web as a network.
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Laborious Cretin's comment, April 15, 8:20 AM
The Sticky Geometry of the Cosmic Web https://youtu.be/wI12X2zczqI
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Scientists say the 'R' in RNA may be abundant in space

Scientists say the 'R' in RNA may be abundant in space | The virtual life | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the sugar ribose - the "R" in RNA - is probably found in comets and asteroids that zip through the solar system and may be more abundant throughout the universe than was previously thought.
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Is the black hole at our galaxy’s centre a quantum computer? – Sabine Hossenfelder | Aeon Essays

Might nature’s bottomless pits actually be ultra-efficient quantum computers? That could explain why data never dies
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Laborious Cretin's comment, March 31, 3:33 PM
Nice article though I would argue parts also. Mixed quantum state is more likely than computation. Decoherence, extreme time and space distortion, programing language, Ect... Not to get into what is it computing things. What is it encrypting the universe or just the black holes information? If so it would still look like gibberish. But I would say a mixed quantum states from one point of view is likely. As far as bottomless infinite. I prefer to see it as a virtual infinity with what black holes show. they have cutoff points and limits and do not keep growing after points and eating more matter. But that's just my perspective. Nice to see others looking at black holes in new ways.
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Researcher links mass extinctions to 'Planet X'

Researcher links mass extinctions to 'Planet X' | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Periodic mass extinctions on Earth, as indicated in the global fossil record, could be linked to a suspected ninth planet, according to research published by a faculty member of the University of Arkansas Department of Mathematica
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Here's How We Could Reach Mars In Just 30 Minutes

Here's How We Could Reach Mars In Just 30 Minutes | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Faster forms of spacecraft propulsion have been a dream for decades, but now one researcher thinks he has a solid idea. Known as directed energy propulsion, it would involve firing a laser at a tiny spacecraft to speed it up to a significant fraction of the speed of light, potentially allowing for missions to Mars in less than an hour, rather than the months it takes at the moment.
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Gravitational waves found in 1.3 billion year old black hole collision — NOVA Next | PBS

Gravitational waves found in 1.3 billion year old black hole collision — NOVA Next | PBS | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The LIGO observatory has found ripples in spacetime predicted by Einstein almost exactly 100 years ago.
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How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches | MIT Technology Review

How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches | MIT Technology Review | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Political speeches are often written for politicians by trusted aides and confidantes. Could an AI algorithm do as well?
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The newest prime number is more than 22 million digits long

The newest prime number is more than 22 million digits long | The virtual life | Scoop.it
With the right software, anyone can find the next prime number.
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