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Guava: the Tropical Fruit That Can Protect Your Heart, Lower Your Blood Pressure and Much More!

Guava: the Tropical Fruit That Can Protect Your Heart, Lower Your Blood Pressure and Much More! | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
By Dr. K.J. McLaughlin
Guava is a tropical fruit grown in hot, humid and dry regions of North America and other similar climates around the world. There are several types of guava including white, red, purple, pink, and yellow.
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Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional #universe in #brain networks #neurology #biology #science

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional #universe in #brain networks #neurology #biology #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Using a sophisticated type of mathematics in a way that it has never been used before in neuroscience, a team from the Blue Brain Project has uncovered a universe of multi-dimensional geometrical structures and spaces within the networks of the brain. This research, published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, has significant implications for our understanding of the brain.

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If You Prefer to Be Alone, #Science Says You Could Be a #Genius #LOL Thats why I hate people like #Trump #Rutte #Macron #May #Juncker #EU #Usempire

If You Prefer to Be Alone, #Science Says You Could Be a #Genius #LOL Thats why I hate people like #Trump #Rutte #Macron #May #Juncker #EU #Usempire | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Do you prefer to spend your evenings snuggled in bed with a boozy beverage and Netflix? You probably have a high IQ, according to a new study.
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Skeletons Say #Arthritis is Not About Aging, It’s About Activity #FF

Skeletons Say #Arthritis is Not About Aging, It’s About Activity #FF | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Ask anyone what they think causes osteoarthritis. Chances are they will say something to the effect of, it’s simply a result of aging or it’s just a sign of your bones getting weaker because of poor diet. Now, it’s not that those answers are wrong, but they are not entirely right. In fact, a new study is shining light on our current understanding of osteoarthritis and may even prove us wrong.

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Physicists Prove That Reality Is Not — Repeat, Not — a Computer Simulation #science #physics #Tesla #Musk

Physicists Prove That Reality Is Not — Repeat, Not — a Computer Simulation #science #physics #Tesla #Musk | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Mathematical roadblocks with quantum mechanics indicate that the so-called simulation hypothesis is impossible.

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#spying #privacy #BigData No one should ever own an Echo or any other "voice assistant" product

#spying #privacy #BigData No one should ever own an Echo or any other "voice assistant" product | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
If you buy one of those intrinsically insecure, always-on “smart speakers” from Google, Amazon, Apple or other players, you’re installing a constantly listening presence in your h…

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Roger Smith's curator insight, December 9, 6:26 PM

Convenience over privacy, always has been the battle, these system just reduce your privacy to Zero.

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#FF #Plants Can Hear When They're Being Eaten — and They ... #biology 3science

#FF #Plants Can Hear When They're Being Eaten — and They ... #biology 3science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

What's the difference between plants and animals? If your answer is that animals are intelligent and plants aren't, you've got another thing coming. Evidence is mounting that plants are way more complex than scientists previously realized. Here's just one more example of their intelligence: some plants can hear when they're being eaten, and they defend themselves in response.

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#Scientist's accidental exhale leads to improved #DNA detector #FF #science #Eureka

#Scientist's accidental exhale leads to improved #DNA detector #FF #science #Eureka | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

Greg Madejski held his breath as he looked into the microscope, trying to weld two fingernail-sized chips together: a tiny chip containing a nanofilter on top of another chip with a DNA sensor.


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Controlling spin for memory storage #tech #science #computing

Controlling spin for memory storage #tech #science #computing | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Tohoku University researchers have developed a computational simulation that shows that using ultrafast laser pulses to excite electrons in a magnetic material switches them into a transient non-magnetic state. This coul
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#Scientists modify #CRISPR to epigenetically treat #diabetes, #kidney disease, muscular #dystrophy

#Scientists modify #CRISPR to epigenetically treat #diabetes, #kidney disease, muscular #dystrophy | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Salk scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes without creating breaks in the DNA, potentially circumventing a major hurdle to using gene editin

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#Avast blocked more than 34 million #Monero #cryptomining attacks in one day #security #tech #Google #Chrome #stealing energy from #PC users

#Avast blocked more than 34 million #Monero #cryptomining attacks in one day #security #tech #Google #Chrome #stealing energy from #PC users | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
On Sunday, December 3rd, we saw a peak in one of our detections, JS:Miner-I, which blocks a cryptocurrency miner that uses the cryptonight algorithm to mine Monero, a popular cryptocurrency. The algorithm is suitable for using PC CPU for mining, and the miner is run using JavaScript. We blocked JS:Miner-I from launching on our users’ PCs, preventing 34.7 million attacks in just one day. The extreme peak wasn’t the only thing that caught our attention; all the detections were launched within Google’s Chrome browser.
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International team takes down virus-spewing #Andromeda #botnet #tech #security #virus #ICT

International team takes down virus-spewing #Andromeda #botnet #tech #security #virus #ICT | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Infections spread across over 200 regions
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Intel® Product Security Center Intel management engine has lots of vulnerabilities #security #tech

Intel® Product Security Center Intel management engine has lots of vulnerabilities #security #tech | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
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Swarms of big #earthquakes are set to devastate #Earth in 2018 #geology #science

Swarms of big #earthquakes are set to devastate #Earth in 2018 #geology #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Montana say that even fluctuations of a millisecond could increase seismic activity.

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This is what #AI sees and hears when it watches 'The Joy of Painting' #IQ or machine? #tech

This is what #AI sees and hears when it watches 'The Joy of Painting' #IQ or machine? #tech | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Computers don't dream of electric sheep, they imagine the dulcet tones of legendary public access painter, Bob Ross. Bay Area artist and engineer Alexande

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60-Million-Year-Old #Meteorite Impact Zone Discovered on #Scotland’s Isle of Skye | #Geology | Sci-News.com

60-Million-Year-Old #Meteorite Impact Zone Discovered on #Scotland’s Isle of Skye | #Geology | Sci-News.com | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
A team of geologists has found 60 million-year-old ejecta from a previously unknown meteorite impact on the Isle of Skye, northwest Scotland. This is the first recorded mid-Paleocene impact event in the region and is coincident with the onset of magmatism in the British Paleogene Igneous Province.
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This power couple bought #bitcoin in 2013, and just donated all their gains to a #cancer hospital

This power couple bought #bitcoin in 2013, and just donated all their gains to a #cancer hospital | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Health-tech investors Halle Tecco and Jeff Hammerbacher are donating their bitcoin winnings to charity.

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#Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail #medicine #science

#Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail #medicine #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Just imagine: An optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small virus on the surface of a living cell in its natural environment.
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Fish versus bird: Marine monster leaps from sea to devour feathered prey (VIDEO) #Nature

Fish versus bird: Marine monster leaps from sea to devour feathered prey (VIDEO) #Nature | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
In a role reversal reminiscent of the rule that news equals man bites dog, the giant trevally – or king-fish – has proved to be a cold-faced marine world killer that can pluck birds right out of the sky.
Native to the Indian and Pacific Ocean atolls, the predatory creature can weigh up to 80 kilograms. The whopper featured on David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II programme on Sunday, some of whose viewers reacted in horror to its eating habits.

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#FF When #AI is made by AI, results are impressive #tech #computing

#FF When #AI is made by AI, results are impressive #tech #computing | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers exploring AI systems are making news and familiarizing the public with terms like reinforcement learning and machine learning. Recent headlines are still making some heads turn in surprise. AI software is "learning" how to replicate itself and to build its own AI child.

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The #future is here #AlphaZero #AI learns #chess #Science #tech #FF

The #future is here #AlphaZero #AI learns #chess #Science #tech #FF | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Imagine this: you tell a computer system how the pieces move — nothing more. Then you tell it to learn to play the game. And a day later — yes, just 24 hours — it has figured it out to the level that beats the strongest programs in the world convincingly! DeepMind, the company that recently created the strongest Go program in the world, turned its attention to chess, and came up with this spectacular result.
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The Biggest #DNA #Origami Structures Yet #science #tech

The Biggest #DNA #Origami Structures Yet #science #tech | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

Three new strategies for using DNA to generate large, self-assembling shapes create everything from a nanoscale teddy bear to a nanoscale Mona Lisa.


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Google has released a machine learning #AI tool that makes sense of your #genome #tech #science

Google has released a machine learning #AI tool that makes sense of your #genome #tech #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it

AI tools could help us turn information gleaned from genetic sequencing into life-saving therapies. Almost 15 years after scientists first sequenced the human genome, making sense of the enormous amount of data that encodes human life remains a formidable challenge. But it is also precisely the sort of problem that machine learning excels at.

 

Google has now released a tool called DeepVariant that uses the latest AI techniques to build a more accurate picture of a person’s genome from sequencing data. DeepVariant helps turn high-throughput sequencing readouts into a picture of a full genome. It automatically identifies small insertion and deletion mutations and single-base-pair mutations in sequencing data.

 

High-throughput sequencing became widely available in the 2000s and has made genome sequencing more accessible. But the data produced using such systems has offered only a limited, error-prone snapshot of a full genome. It is typically challenging for scientists to distinguish small mutations from random errors generated during the sequencing process, especially in repetitive portions of a genome. These mutations may be directly relevant to diseases such as cancer.

 

A number of tools exist for interpreting these readouts, including GATK, VarDict, and FreeBayes. However, these software programs typically use simpler statistical and machine-learning approaches to identifying mutations by attempting to rule out read errors. “One of the challenges is in difficult parts of the genome, where each of the tools has strengths and weaknesses,” says Brad Chapman, a research scientist at Harvard’s School of Public Health who tested an early version of DeepVariant. “These difficult regions are increasingly important for clinical sequencing, and it’s important to have multiple methods.”

 

DeepVariant was developed by researchers from the Google Brain team, a group that focuses on developing and applying AI techniques, and Verily, another Alphabet subsidiary that is focused on the life sciences. The team collected millions of high-throughput reads and fully sequenced genomes from the Genome in a Bottle (GIAB)  project, a public-private effort to promote genomic sequencing tools and techniques. They fed the data to a deep-learning system and painstakingly tweaked the parameters of the model until it learned to interpret sequenced data with a high level of accuracy.

 

Last year, DeepVariant won first place in the PrecisionFDA Truth Challenge, a contest run by the FDA to promote more accurate genetic sequencing. “The success of DeepVariant is important because it demonstrates that in genomics, deep learning can be used to automatically train systems that perform better than complicated hand-engineered systems,” says Brendan Frey, CEO of Deep Genomics.

 

The release of DeepVariant is the latest sign that machine learning may be poised to boost progress in genomics. Deep Genomics is one of several companies trying to use AI approaches such as deep learning to tease out genetic causes of diseases and to identify potential drug therapies (see “An AI-Driven Genomics Company Is Turning to Drugs”).

 

Deep Genomics aims to develop drugs by using deep learning to find patterns in genomic and medical data. Frey says AI will eventually go well beyond helping to sequence genomic data. “The gap that is currently blocking medicine right now is in our inability to accurately map genetic variants to disease mechanisms and to use that knowledge to rapidly identify life-saving therapies,” he says.

 

Another prominent company in this area is Wuxi Nextcode, which has offices in Shanghai, Reykjavik, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wuxi Nextcode has amassed the world’s largest collection of fully sequenced human genomes, and the company is investing heavily in machine-learning methods.

 

DeepVariant will also be available on the Google Cloud Platform. Google and its competitors are furiously adding machine-learning features to their cloud platforms in an effort to lure anyone who might want to tap into the latest AI techniques (see “Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry”).

 

In general, AI figures to help many aspects of medicine take big leaps forward in the coming years. There are opportunities to mine many different kinds of medical data—from images or medical records, for example— to predict ailments that a human doctor might miss (see “The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor” and “A New Algorithm for Palliative Care”).


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Google turns the sci-fi which amazed us on the big screen yesterday into today's reality. 

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#WikiLeaks #Vault8 This publication will enable #investigative #journalists, forensic experts and the general public to better identify and understand covert #CIA infrastructure components.

#WikiLeaks #Vault8 This publication will enable #investigative #journalists, forensic experts and the general public to better identify and understand covert #CIA infrastructure components. | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Source code and analysis for CIA software projects including those described in the Vault7 series. This publication will enable investigative journalists, forensic experts and the general public to better identify and understand covert CIA infrastructure components.
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Researchers Discover How #Antibiotic Power of #Garlic Fights Chronic Infections #health

Researchers Discover How #Antibiotic Power of #Garlic Fights Chronic Infections #health | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Only together we can make a difference! The truth awaits to be known.
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the keys to living longer. Improve your #health with the latest evidence-based anti-aging research #science

the keys to living longer. Improve your #health with the latest evidence-based anti-aging research #science | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
the latest health and wellness news with the keys to living longer. Improve your health with the latest evidence-based anti-aging research.
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Living #Light: An #LED Lamp Entirely Powered By An Organic Living Plant #science #future

Living #Light: An #LED Lamp Entirely Powered By An Organic Living Plant #science #future | Limitless learning Universe | Scoop.it
Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has crafted an actual working lamp - Living Lamp, that is entirely powered by a living plant.

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