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10 People With Amazing and Extraordinary Superpowers

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Mister Eat it all
Michael Lotito is known as ‘Monsier Mangetout’ which means ‘Mister Eat-it-All’.
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Clean energy generated using #bacteria-powered #solar panel #renewables #science

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#Hacking Exposed NextGen #Windows10 can be hacked throught #bios #UEFI #ransomware #tech #ICT #security

#Hacking Exposed NextGen #Windows10 can be hacked throught #bios #UEFI #ransomware #tech #ICT #security | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
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#DNA computer brings ‘intelligent drugs’ a step closer #transhuman #future #chemborg #tech #biology

#DNA computer brings ‘intelligent drugs’ a step closer #transhuman #future #chemborg #tech #biology | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

A new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers is an important step towards 'intelligent' medicine.


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Machine learning could finally crack the 4,000-year-old Indus script #computer #tech #science #students #history

Machine learning could finally crack the 4,000-year-old Indus script #computer #tech #science #students #history | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
After a century of failing to crack an ancient script, linguists turn to machines
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Even tiny #bumblebee brains can solve complex problems and teach others #spirit #biology #science

Even tiny #bumblebee brains can solve complex problems and teach others #spirit #biology #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

Lars Chittka didn’t expect much when he decided to see if bumblebees could learn to pull a string for a reward. While animals from birds to apes can solve this puzzle, it seemed unlikely that bees could solve it too because they have such tiny brains. “I asked what may have seemed an entirely mad question,” says Chittka, a behavioral ecologist at Queen Mary University of London.

 

But it turned out not be mad in the slightest. In new research reported in PLOS Biology, Chittka and his colleagues got a “big surprise”: they found that bumblebees could easily be trained to pull strings for sugar water.

 

First the researchers attached strings to blue discs with sugar water in the middle, and then let the bees learn that these fake flowers held a reward. The next step was putting the flowers under plexiglass – only the very tips of the strings were within reach. This was the first test of string pulling in an insect.

 

With this training, more than half of the bees solved the puzzle, vigorously pulling the string toward them until they could drink the sweet reward in the flower. Another experiment showed that while untrained bees rarely learned this skill on their own, a few actually did. “This was even more of a surprise,” Chittka says.

 

The researchers also found that this new skill spread socially and culturally from bee to bee. After watching trained bees demonstrate their string-pulling prowess, 60 percent of untrained bees solved the problem on their own. And adding a single trained bee to a colony of untrained bees was enough for many of them to acquire the skill.

 

“This was the final surprise – there is still a common perception that humans, and especially the cultural processes seen in humans, are unique in their cognitive performances,” Chittka says. “It’s tempting to assume that a large brain is a prerequisite for such phenomena.” But, as his work shows, problem solving and cultural transmission don’t necessarily take much brainpower.


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#Science - Scientists calculate signal of gravitational wave sources #physics

#Science - Scientists calculate signal of gravitational wave sources #physics | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Theoretical physicists from the University of Basel calculated signals from a long-lost cosmological phenomena known as ‘oscillons, ’ gravitational wave sources from just after the Big Bang. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4212778/Scientists-calculate-signal-gravitational-wave-sources.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Aerial Photos of Iceland That Look Like Abstract Paintings #Iceland

Aerial Photos of Iceland That Look Like Abstract Paintings #Iceland | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

"Andre Ermolaev is a Russian photographer who takes incredible aerial and landscape photographs. In his series entitled Iceland. River., Andre shows us the beautiful environment of Iceland from above.

The rivers and streams shown, which are carrying sediment from volcanoes and glaciers give the photos the incredible colours and textures. The photographs could easily be mistaken for abstract landscape paintings."


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The day the #Pintupi Nine entered the modern world - BBC News

The day the #Pintupi Nine entered the modern world - BBC News | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
In 1984 a group of Australian Aboriginal people living a traditional nomadic life were found deep in the heart of the Gibson desert.
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#Windows Trojan hacks into embedded devices to install Mirai | #CyberSecurity #Botnets #IoT #Awareness #tech

#Windows Trojan hacks into embedded devices to install Mirai | #CyberSecurity #Botnets #IoT #Awareness #tech | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
The Trojan tries to authenticate over different protocols with factory default credentials and, if successful, deploys the Mirai bot.

 

Attackers have started to use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices, dispelling the widely held belief that if such devices are not directly exposed to the Internet they're less vulnerable.

 

This new Trojan found by Doctor Web, dubbed Trojan.Mirai.1, shows that attackers can also use compromised computers to target IoT devices that are not directly accessible from the internet.

 

Infected smartphones can be used in a similar way. Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have already found an Android app designed to perform brute-force password guessing attacks against routers over the local network.

 

 


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A Danish #astronaut has captured the best-ever images of rare blue flashes

A Danish #astronaut has captured the best-ever images of rare blue flashes | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
These transient features are so named because they last about 20 milliseconds.

 

Scientists don't know much about the mysterious, powerful electric discharges that sometimes occur in the upper levels of the atmosphere in conjunction with thunderstorms. The first photograph of the phenomenon—which can occur as high as about 90km above the surface of the Earth and are known variously as sprites, pixies, elves, or jets—was only taken from Earth in 1989.

 

Fortunately for scientists interested in these storms, the International Space Station offers an excellent vantage point at an altitude of about 400km. So Danish researchers devised a "Thor experiment"—named after the hammer-wielding Norse god—to study the phenomenon. As part of the experiment, an astronaut on board the station would image thunderstorms under certain conditions, and these observations would be correlated with data collected by satellites and ground-based radar and lightning detection systems.

 

It may sound easy to catch a few quick snaps of electrical storms, but given the station's movement at 28,000km/hour and ephemeral nature of these events, it's actually quite difficult. Sprites and other features got their other-worldly names precisely because they are so short-lived, lasting on the order of 20 milliseconds.

 

When Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen spent 10 days on the station in September 2015 as part of an ESA-Roscosmos contract that designated him a visiting crew member, one of his primary tasks was to complete the Thor experiment. Perched in the station's cupola, with a Nikon D4 set at 6400 ISO and recording 24 frames per second, Mogensen readied himself to capture images at locations where forecasters predicted thunderstorm activity would occur below.

 


 

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The Z Machine - Can We Make A Star? #physics #science #renewables

Professor Brian Cox visits The Z Machine, the world's most powerful laboratory radiation source as it prepares to fire up. Taken from Can We Make A Star
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Total recall: the people who never forget #HSAM #neurobiology #science

Total recall: the people who never forget #HSAM #neurobiology #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
The Long Read: An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory

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Hundreds of #ancient earthworks built in the #Amazon 1500 to 2300 years ago #history

Hundreds of #ancient earthworks built in the #Amazon 1500 to 2300 years ago #history | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over two thousand years ago by ancient people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks.
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'Lossless' #metamaterial could boost efficiency of #lasers and other light-based devices #tech

'Lossless' #metamaterial could boost efficiency of #lasers and other light-based devices #tech | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics.

 

The discovery addresses one of the biggest challenges in the field of photonics: minimizing loss of optical (light-based) signals in devices known as plasmonic metamaterials. Plasmonic metamaterials are materials engineered at the nanoscale to control light in unusual ways. They can be used to develop exotic devices ranging from invisibility cloaks to quantum computers. But a problem with metamaterials is that they typically contain metals that absorb energy from light and convert it into heat. As a result, part of the optical signal gets wasted, lowering the efficiency.

 

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, a team of photonics researchers led by electrical engineering professor Shaya Fainman at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering demonstrated a way to make up for these losses by incorporating into the metamaterial something that emits light—a semiconductor. "We're offsetting the loss introduced by the metal with gain from the semiconductor. This combination theoretically could result in zero net absorption of the signal—a 'lossless' metamaterial," said Joseph Smalley, an electrical engineering postdoctoral scholar in Fainman's group and the first author of the study.

 

In their experiments, the researchers shined light from an infrared laser onto the metamaterial. They found that depending on which way the light is polarized—which plane or direction (up and down, side to side) all the light waves are set to vibrate—the metamaterial either reflects or emits light.

 

"This is the first material that behaves simultaneously as a metal and a semiconductor. If light is polarized one way, the metamaterial reflects light like a metal, and when light is polarized the other way, the metamaterial absorbs and emits light of a different 'color' like a semiconductor," Smalley said.metamaterial-boost-efficiency-lasers.html#jCp


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Early #brain development in infants at "high risk"  for #autism spectrum disorder So what? #LOL #Oneness #personality

Early #brain development in infants at "high risk"  for #autism spectrum disorder So what? #LOL #Oneness #personality | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
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Research: #Nature Plants Cure #Cancer, Not Chemicals

Research: #Nature Plants Cure #Cancer, Not Chemicals | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Unbeknownst to most, a Copernican revolution has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of evidence indicates that plants and not

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What happens to gene transcription during #DNA damage? #biology #chemistry #education

What happens to gene transcription during #DNA damage? #biology #chemistry #education | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

For the first time, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have described what happens at the molecular level when gene transcription slows down in response to DNA damage in a cell.


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The incredible shrinking #computer chip, smarter, no longer smaller #Moore law

The incredible shrinking #computer chip, smarter, no longer smaller #Moore law | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Leibniz Institute have built a computer chip that receives, processes and transmits data at record speeds.

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3,000-year-old royal tomb discovered in #dictatorship #Egypt #history

3,000-year-old royal tomb discovered in #dictatorship #Egypt #history | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Archaeologists cleaning the forecourt of a high official’s tomb in Egypt poked through a hole and discovered another tomb behind it — one that was built for a man more than three millennia ago.
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#Scientists reveal how the #brain maintains useful #memories

#Scientists reveal how the #brain maintains useful #memories | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Toronto, Canada, have discovered a reason why we often struggle to remember the smaller details of past experiences.

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Mystery #radiation ‘clouds’ may pose risk to air travellers #spaceweather

Mystery #radiation ‘clouds’ may pose risk to air travellers #spaceweather | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Newly discovered aerial zones where radiation levels inexplicably spike could in future require flight diversions to avoid health risks

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We finally have a #computer that can survive the surface of #Venus #astronomy #physics #science

We finally have a #computer that can survive the surface of #Venus #astronomy #physics #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Sulphuric rain is easy; not being cremated by 500°C or crushed by 90 atmospheres is hard.
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Understanding Agent Cooperation | #DeepMind #AI the first step towards #matrix #Skynet #students #MSM

Understanding Agent Cooperation | #DeepMind #AI the first step towards #matrix #Skynet #students #MSM | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
We employ deep multi-agent reinforcement learning to model the emergence of cooperation. The new notion of sequential social dilemmas allows us to model how rational agents interact, and arrive at more or less cooperative behaviours depending on the nature of the environment and the agents’ cognitive capacity.
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Son of #Stuxnet: "invisible," memory-resident #malware stalks the world's banks #tech #hacking

Son of #Stuxnet: "invisible," memory-resident #malware stalks the world's banks #tech #hacking | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Duqu 2.0 is a strain of clever, nearly undetectable malware, derived from Stuxnet, that stays resident in its hosts’ memory without ever writing persistent files to the system’s drives.

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Roger Smith's curator insight, February 8, 3:51 PM

This is something that we have been working on in the range.  Delivering undetectable malware through powershell and how to counteract it.


Facinating stuff, that could be the next wave of cyber attacks.  


 


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#DNA “Barcoding” Allows Rapid Testing of #Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Delivery

#DNA “Barcoding” Allows Rapid Testing of #Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Delivery | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

Using tiny snippets of DNA as “barcodes,” researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of the body. The technique could accelerate the development and use of gene therapies for such killers as heart disease, cancer and Parkinson’s disease.


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Immune therapy #scientists discover distinct cells that block #cancer-fighting immune cells

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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre scientists have discovered a distinct cell population in tumours that inhibits the body's immune response to fight cancer.

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