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Endless oscillations

According to classical physics, the universe tends to equilibrium but the same does not apply to quantum systems, which are destined to shift constantly between different configurations without ever finding peace. A theoretical study conducted by SISSA and the University of Oxford illustrates this dramatic difference and explains that in order to be described correctly one-dimensional quantum systems should be thought of as being defined on discrete points in space. 

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Researchers develop a novel device to image the minute forces and actions involved in cell membrane hemifusion

Cells are biological wonders. Throughout billions of years of existence on Earth, these tiny units of life have evolved to collaborate at the smallest levels in promoting, preserving and protecting the organism they comprise. Among these functions is the transport of lipids and other biomacromolecules between cells via membrane adhesion and fusion-processes that occur in many biological functions, including waste transport, egg fertilization and digestion.

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Choice Conversations: Real AGI with Peter Voss – Artificial Intelligence Series Part 4

For the fourth installment of the Artificial Intelligence series, Darrell Becker and I interview Peter Voss.  Peter is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer and scientist who has been active in the field of artificial intelligence for decades.  He shares with us his first hand experience in the industry: where it began, where it’s currently at, where it is going, and talks us through the myriad of ways in which AI will be beneficial to the human race.  What motivates an artificial intelligence?  How does morality play in?  Do we need to worry about a weaponized AI?  We cover all of this and more in this entertaining and enlightening discussion.
 
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Geoffrey S Bok

OC (Original Content)
A great etymological coincidence has appeared in the words:
“occult” vs “occlusion,” also “oculus,” which is Latin for “eye” …

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Cat Eyes and Other Radical Ideas to Re-Engineer Humans for the Future

If we don’t do something about climate change, humanity is screwed. But do what? Carbon emissions keep creeping up, geoengineering is potentially dangerous, and we continue to stew in endless political debates. One bioethicist has a radical idea: Re-engineer humans for a better planet.

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