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Second Life Founder, Philip Rosedale, Is Quietly Creating a Next-Generation Virtual World

Second Life Founder, Philip Rosedale, Is Quietly Creating a Next-Generation Virtual World | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, humanity escapes a gritty dystopia by donning VR goggles and entering a virtual world called OASIS. Back here in a comparatively rosy 2013, we don’t have a fully immersive virtual experience—yet.
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Breakthrough in the search for dark matter from the first ever stars

Breakthrough in the search for dark matter from the first ever stars | The virtual life | Scoop.it
It's an exciting time to be a scientist.
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Some black holes erase your past

Some black holes erase your past | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Physicists argue that the world is deterministic, that your past and present uniquely determine your future, but this may not be true inside some types of black holes
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New silicon ‘Neuropixels’ probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously | KurzweilAI

New silicon ‘Neuropixels’ probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A section of a Neuropixels probe (credit: Howard Hughes Medical Institute) In a $5.5 million international collaboration, researchers and engineers have
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Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests | Expertanswer

Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests | Expertanswer | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Why we did not evolve to live forever: Unveiling the mystery of why we age

Why we did not evolve to live forever: Unveiling the mystery of why we age | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process. They have identified that genes belonging to a process called autophag
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Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate | Quanta Magazine

Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate | Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Hints of water found on TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets

The outer planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system may contain water and habitable conditions for life, writes Michael Lucy.
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'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles - YouTube

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A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on “the conceptual penis” gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” social science journal

A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on “the conceptual penis” gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” social science journal | The virtual life | Scoop.it
It's been 21 years since physicist Alan Sokal submitted a bogus paper to a special "Science Wars" issue of the cultural studies journal Social Text. His paper, "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", maintained that quantum gravity was a social construct, using many bizarre quotes from postmodern scholars to make its case. Almost immediately…
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This German Retiree Solved One of World's Most Complex Maths Problems - and No One Noticed

This German Retiree Solved One of World's Most Complex Maths Problems - and No One Noticed | The virtual life | Scoop.it
"We found it, and it's beautiful."
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Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Form of Matter: Time Crystals

It's official, time crystals are real.
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Metalens with artificial muscle simulates (and goes way beyond) human-eye and camera optical functions | KurzweilAI

Metalens with artificial muscle simulates (and goes way beyond) human-eye and camera optical functions | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A silicon-based metalens just 30 micrometers thick is mounted on a transparent, stretchy polymer film. The colored iridescence is produced by the large number
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Measuring deep-brain neurons’ electrical signals at high speed with light instead of electrodes | KurzweilAI

Measuring deep-brain neurons’ electrical signals at high speed with light instead of electrodes | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have developed a light-sensitive protein that can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how
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A new kind of spiral wave embraces disorder

A new kind of spiral wave embraces disorder | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Newly discovered spiral wave chimera is disordered in its center.
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Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found

Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found | The virtual life | Scoop.it
About half the normal matter in our universe had never been observed – until now. Two teams have finally seen it by combining millions of faint images into one
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Japanese researchers work out theoretical universal quantum computer that could scale to millions of qubits | NextBigFuture.com

Japanese researchers work out theoretical universal quantum computer that could scale to millions of qubits | NextBigFuture.com | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers work out theoretical universal quantum computer that could scale to millions of qubits
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Moonshine Link Discovered for Pariah Symmetries | Quanta Magazine

Moonshine Link Discovered for Pariah Symmetries | Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A type of symmetry so unusual that it was called a “pariah” turns out to have deep connections to number theory.
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Mathematicians Measure Infinities, Find They’re Equal | Quanta Magazine

Mathematicians Measure Infinities, Find They’re Equal | Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Two mathematicians have proved that two different infinities are equal in size, settling a long-standing question. Their proof rests on a surprising link
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[#8] Universal Biology: the Next Frontier in Science

[#8] Universal Biology: the Next Frontier in Science | The virtual life | Scoop.it
I gave a talk at a workshop on the topic of Universal Biology, a little
over a week ago, at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Tokyo. The
title of my talk was From Universal Biology to Universal Science, in which
I argued that the structure of science can be understood as a
generalization of a generalization of biology.
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Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution | Expertanswer

Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution | Expertanswer | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Scientists Say It Could Already Be "Game Over" For Climate Change

Scientists Say It Could Already Be "Game Over" For Climate Change | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Have we already blown it?
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Focus: Imaging with Your Wi-Fi Hotspot

Focus: Imaging with Your Wi-Fi Hotspot | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The Wi-Fi signals that provide internet access can also produce images of the transmitter’s 3D surroundings, even through walls.
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Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI

Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Neuron (blue) with dendrites (credit: Shelley Halpain/UC San Diego) The brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than was previously
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Scientists turn hydrogen into metal in breakthrough that could revolutionise the planet

Scientists turn hydrogen into metal in breakthrough that could revolutionise the planet | The virtual life | Scoop.it
For nearly 100 years, scientists have dreamed of turning the lightest of all the elements, hydrogen, into a metal. Now, in a stunning act of modern-day alchemy, scientists at Harvard University have finally succeeded in creating a tiny amount of what is the rarest, and possibly most valuable, material on the planet, they reported in the journal Science.
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