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The virtual life
About immersive selves and augmented reality
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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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Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997, study finds

Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997, study finds | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study says.
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Life and Rocks May Have Co-Evolved on Earth

Life and Rocks May Have Co-Evolved on Earth | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A Carnegie geologist makes the case that minerals have evolved over time and may have helped spark life
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Genetic ‘intelligence networks’ discovered in the brain | KurzweilAI

Genetic ‘intelligence networks’ discovered in the brain | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Color-coded heatmap of gradient of expression of the M1 gene network, spanning fetal development to late adulthood and expressed in distinct cortical regions
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The Physical Origin of Universal Computing

The Physical Origin of Universal Computing | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The physical nature of computers might reveal deep truths about their uniquely powerful abstract abilities
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Electronic plants developed at Linköping University

Electronic plants developed at Linköping University | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, under the leadership of Professor Magnus Berggren, have used the vascular system of living roses to build key components of electronic circuits.
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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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That Weird Star That Doesn’t Have Alien Megastructures Around It? It Keeps Getting Weirder.

That Weird Star That Doesn’t Have Alien Megastructures Around It? It Keeps Getting Weirder. | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A star that made headlines due to weird brightness dips - leading to speculations of aliens building structures around it - is even weirder than we tho ...
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The First International Beauty Contest Judged by Artificial Intelligence

The First International Beauty Contest Judged by Artificial Intelligence | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Welcome to Beauty.AI, the first beauty contest judged by an all-robot jury. Robots and humans are welcome to join
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Nearby star hosts closest alien planet in the ‘habitable zone’ | KurzweilAI

Nearby star hosts closest alien planet in the ‘habitable zone’ | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
  A simulation of the orbital configuration of the Wolf 1061 system. Wolf 1061 is an inactive red dwarf star, smaller and cooler than our sun, 14 light
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Paradox at the heart of mathematics makes physics problem unanswerable

Paradox at the heart of mathematics makes physics problem unanswerable | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Gödel’s incompleteness theorems are connected to unsolvable calculations in quantum physics.
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Baby Galaxies Found Swaddled in Dark Matter Knot : DNews

Baby Galaxies Found Swaddled in Dark Matter Knot : DNews | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In new observations, an extremely concentrated knot of ancient galaxies undergoing energetic star formation at the dawn of our universe has been spied embedded in a knot of dark matter.
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