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#Fish can recognize human faces, study shows #biology #science

#Fish can recognize human faces, study shows #biology #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers found archerfish can tell a familiar human face from dozens of new faces with surprising accuracy. It's the first time fish have shown this ability.
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Tiny #ocean organism has big role in #climate regulation | (e) #Science News

Tiny #ocean organism has big role in #climate regulation | (e) #Science News | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that a tiny, yet plentiful, ocean organism is playing an important role in the regulation of the Earth's climate.

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#Google has developed a 'big red button' that can be used to interrupt #AI and stop it from causing harm #computing #science

#Google has developed a 'big red button' that can be used to interrupt #AI and stop it from causing harm #computing #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
The AI research lab, which employs about 250 people in London, teamed up with academics at the University of Oxford.
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#FF #Windows 10 und alle Vorgänger unsicher: Unheimliche Sicherheitslücke gibt Hackern Freifahrtschein für PCs #tech #ICT #privacy

#FF #Windows 10 und alle Vorgänger unsicher: Unheimliche Sicherheitslücke gibt Hackern Freifahrtschein für PCs #tech #ICT #privacy | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Ein Hacker namens BuggiCorp hat eine schwerwiegende Sicherheitslücke in allen Windows-Versionen seit Windows 2000 entdeckt. Über den Bug kann ein Hacker seiner Malware die höchsten Zugriff auf die höchste Systemsicherheits-Stufe verschaffen.

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#FF Human #stupidity has no limits #Einstein Plan to build human genome. Consequences? #science #biology

#FF Human #stupidity has no limits #Einstein Plan to build human genome. Consequences? #science #biology | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

"Today a group of 25 scientists officially announced their plan to build a human genome from scratch within the next 10 years. They have also given more details about their intended applications for the synthetic DNA – but not everyone is convinced by their approach. The team bills this grand challenge as a natural extension of the Human Genome Project. If that was about reading – or sequencing – the code of life, this new project proposes to write it, chemically synthesising each letter or base pair. Poring over our DNA has limitations, the team argues. “Reading the genome can only get you so far,” says Susan Rosser, a co-author on the paper and the director of the Mammalian Synthetic Biology Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh, UK. “At some point you have to build it.” The team, which is led by maverick geneticist George Church at Harvard University and Andrew Hessler of design software company Autodesk, says it is aiming to launch the ambitious initiative – known as The Human Genome Project–Write – this year, depending on raising an initial £100 million."


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#foodforthought #Harvard wants to build #AI that works as fast as the human #brain #neuroscience #DNA #mRNA

#foodforthought #Harvard wants to build #AI that works as fast as the human #brain #neuroscience #DNA #mRNA | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers at Harvard University will use the money to study the brain processes that make humans so good at recognising patterns.

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This is an important project to follow.

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#UK's oldest hand-written document 'at Roman #London dig' - BBC News

#UK's oldest hand-written document 'at Roman #London dig' - BBC News | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Roman tablets discovered during excavations in London include the oldest hand-written document ever found in Britain, archaeologists say.
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#DRIDEX Poses as Fake Certificate in Latest #Spam Run - TrendLabs #Security #tech #ICT

#DRIDEX Poses as Fake Certificate in Latest #Spam Run - TrendLabs #Security #tech #ICT | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
At a glance, it seems that DRIDEX has dwindled its activities or operation, appearing only for a few days this May. This is quite unusual given that in the past five months or so, this prevalent online banking threat has always been active in the computing landscape. Last May 25, 2016, we observed a sudden spike in DRIDEX–related spam emails after its seeming ‘hiatus.’ This spam campaign mostly affected users in the United States, Brazil, China, Germany, and Japan.
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Researchers propose a new way of using big #RNA-Seq data for clinical diagnosis #medicine #science

Researchers propose a new way of using big #RNA-Seq data for clinical diagnosis #medicine #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
The big omics data are challenging translational bioinformatics in an unprecedented way for its complexities and volumes. How to employ big omics data to

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Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs #AI #tech #science

Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs #AI #tech #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Welcome to the new world of artificial intelligence. Soon, we won't program computers. We'll train them. Like dolphins. Or dogs. Or humans.

 

Over the past several years, the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley have aggressively pursued an approach to computing called machine learning. In traditional programming, an engineer writes explicit, step-by-step instructions for the computer to follow. With machine learning, programmers don’t encode computers with instructions. They train them. If you want to teach a neural network to recognize a cat, for instance, you don’t tell it to look for whiskers, ears, fur, and eyes. You simply show it thousands and thousands of photos of cats, and eventually it works things out. If it keeps misclassifying foxes as cats, you don’t rewrite the code. You just keep coaching it.

 

This approach is not new—it’s been around for decades—but it has recently become immensely more powerful, thanks in part to the rise of deep neural networks, massively distributed computational systems that mimic the multilayered connections of neurons in the brain. And already, whether you realize it or not, machine learning powers large swaths of our online activity. Facebook uses it to determine which stories show up in your News Feed, and Google Photos uses it to identify faces.

 

Machine learning runs Microsoft’s Skype Translator, which converts speech to different languages in real time. Self-driving cars use machine learning to avoid accidents. Even Google’s search engine—for so many years a towering edifice of human-written rules—has begun to rely on these deep neural networks. In February the company replaced its longtime head of search with machine-learning expert John Giannandrea, and it has initiated a major program to retrain its engineers in these new techniques. “By building learning systems,” Giannandrea told reporters this fall, “we don’t have to write these rules anymore.”


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#Spacecraft nears #Pluto after THREE BILLION mile journey #Newhorizons #astronomy #science

#Spacecraft nears #Pluto after THREE BILLION mile journey #Newhorizons #astronomy #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
A lonely spacecraft is nearing Pluto after a three billion-mile journey lasting almost nine years. Nasa’s New Horizons probe awoke from hibernation on December 6 and is preparing to explore the Solar System’s mysterious ‘ninth planet’.
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The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

(Phys.org)—Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time.

 

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle. The breakthrough work is published in Nature Communications.

 

When UV light hits a metal surface, it causes an emission of electrons. Albert Einstein explained this "photoelectric" effect by proposing that light – thought to only be a wave – is also a stream of particles. Even though a variety of experiments have successfully observed both the particle- and wave-like behaviors of light, they have never been able to observe both at the same time.

 

A research team led by Fabrizio Carbone at EPFL has now carried out an experiment with a clever twist: using electrons to image light. The researchers have captured, for the first time ever, a single snapshot of light behaving simultaneously as both a wave and a stream of particles.

 

The experiment is set up like this: A pulse of laser light is fired at a tiny metallic nanowire. The laser adds energy to the charged particles in the nanowire, causing them to vibrate. Light travels along this tiny wire in two possible directions, like cars on a highway. When waves traveling in opposite directions meet each other they form a new wave that looks like it is standing in place. Here, this standing wave becomes the source of light for the experiment, radiating around the nanowire.


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#Armenia #genocide #Germany guilt? #Deutschland all countries have a dark past!? #history

#Armenia #genocide #Germany guilt? #Deutschland all countries have a dark past!? #history | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Witness or accomplice? At a congress in Berlin, historians have been debating Germany’s role in the genocide of Armenians 100 years ago. New findings show that Germany’s complicity is greater than previously assumed.
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Matt #Damon delivered a moving politically-charged commencement speech at #MIT #science

Matt #Damon delivered a moving politically-charged commencement speech at #MIT #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
The actor delivered a powerful speech on the problems the world faces to the MIT class of 2016.
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#Physicists discover an infinite number of #quantum speed limits

#Physicists discover an infinite number of #quantum speed limits | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
In order to determine how fast quantum technologies can ultimately operate, physicists have established the concept of "quantum speed limits." Quantum speed limits impose limitations on how fast a quantum system can transition from one state to another, so that such a transition requires a minimum amount of time (typically on the order of nanoseconds). This means, for example, that a future quantum computer will not be able to perform computations faster than a certain time determined by these limits.

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Researchers develop technique allowing them to map important regulatory #DNA regions synthetic #biology #science

Researchers develop technique allowing them to map important regulatory #DNA regions synthetic #biology #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

For a long time dismissed as "junk DNA", we now know that also the regions between the genes fulfil vital functions. Mutations in those DNA regions can severely impair development in humans and may lead to serious diseases later in life. Until now, however, regulatory DNA regions have been hard to find. Scientists around Prof. Julien Gagneur, Professor for Computational Biology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Prof. Patrick Cramer at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen have now developed a method to find regulatory DNA regions which are active and controlling genes.


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Elon Musk really believes humans may just exist in some other civilization's video game. #Matrix #science #quantumphysics

Elon Musk really believes humans may just exist in some other civilization's video game. #Matrix #science #quantumphysics | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
He's now banned himself from discussing the topic in hot tubs.
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Dagger in #Tutankhamun's tomb was made with iron from a #meteorite #history #science #archeology

Dagger in #Tutankhamun's tomb was made with iron from a #meteorite #history #science #archeology | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers who analysed metal composition of dagger within wrapping of mummified teenage king say it ‘strongly suggests an extraterrestrial origin’
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Through Mowgli's Eyes Pt. 1 "Kaa's Jungle" 360 Experience - Disney's The Jungle Book #VR #tech

Are you brave enough to trussssst her? See Kaa’s Jungle Through Mowgli’s Eyes, a 360 Experience. See the film in theatres April 15, 2016. Directed by Jo
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#Hemp plastics #biodegradable #environment #health #greenpeace

#Hemp plastics #biodegradable #environment #health #greenpeace | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Hemp PlasticsPlastics can be derived from plant cellulose, and since hemp is the greatest cellulose producer on Earth (hemp hurds can be 85% cellulose), it only makes sense- Hemp
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The Citizens Hearing on Disclosure April 29th Richard #Dolan **HD** #UFO #Aliens

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure will attempt to accomplish what the U. S. Congress has failed to do for forty-five years - seek out the facts surroundin
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Synthetic #Biology Market is Expected to Reach $38.7 Billion. its not about #science #health its about #$$$$$$$$

Synthetic #Biology Market is Expected to Reach $38.7 Billion. its not about #science #health its about #$$$$$$$$ | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
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Major Cell Phone #Radiation Study Reignites #Cancer Questions #iphone #android #tech #apple #health

Major Cell Phone #Radiation Study Reignites #Cancer Questions #iphone #android #tech #apple #health | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats
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How the hidden #mathematics of living cells could help us decipher the #brain

How the hidden #mathematics of living cells could help us decipher the #brain | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

So will we ever be able to model something as complex as the human brain using computers? After all, biological systems use symmetry and interaction to do things that even the most powerful computers cannot do – like surviving, adapting and reproducing. This is one reason why binary logic often falls short of describing how living things or human intelligence work. But our new research suggests there are alternatives: by using the mathematics that describe biological networks in the computers of the future, we may be able to make them more complex and similar to living systems like the brain.

 

How the hidden mathematics of living cells could help us decipher the brain

Chrystopher Nehaniv

https://theconversation.com/how-the-hidden-mathematics-of-living-cells-could-help-us-decipher-the-brain-59483

 


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