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Anonymous
No.180
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Good news! AI is racist as fuck.

http://www.livescience.com/58675-artificial-intelligence-learns-biases-from-human-language.html

Archive
https://mlpol.net/archive/mlpol/13081.html

What are you doing to make pony waifus real
https://mlpol.net/archive/mlpol/11399.html
Anonymous
No.181
>Objects that can change shape within seconds after being exposed to heat demonstrate a novel 4D-printing technique that could one day be used to create medical devices that unfurl on their own in the body during surgical procedures.

>Engineers created a 3D-printed plastic lattice that quickly expands when submerged in hot water and an artificial flower that can close its petals similar to the way plants do in nature as experiments designed to demonstrate this method of 4D printing.

>The new technique significantly simplifies the process of "teaching" 3D-printed materials to change their shape when triggered to do so, said study co-author Jerry Qi, a professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/4/e1602890
Anonymous
No.182
>A new state of matter, 3D quantum liquid crystal, has been discovered that has potential applications in quantum computing.

>The discovery of the material by John Harter, postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, was almost accidental. He was studying the atomic structure of a metal compound of the element rhenium, and the data his experiments revealed about its crystal structure made little sense to him. That is, till such time as he read about the concept of 3D liquid crystals, articulated in a 2015 paper by Liang Fu, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

>This new material could help with quantum computing by being used to create a topological superconductor, which is integral to a technique called topological quantum computing. Developed by another Caltech professor, this technique can theoretically get around the inherent difficulty of quantum properties being very fragile and easily disrupted.

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6335/295
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>Scientists have found a planet the size of a jumbo Earth circling a nearby star, meaning it is one of the handful of worlds where astronomers' sensors might be powerful enough to detect signs of life.

>The new planet, known as LHS 1140b, receives enough starlight to allow for liquid water, a prerequisite for life on Earth. It lies 39 light years from our solar system — not exactly in the backyard, but close enough that telescopes now under construction may be able to spot oxygen molecules swarming around it.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/new-super-sized-earth-may-be-close-enough-to-detect-signs-of-life/ar-BBA3cjp
Anonymous
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>Ancient carvings appear to show that a comet hit Earth, triggering a mini ice age around 13,000 years ago

>Ancient symbols carved into stone at an archaeological site in Turkey tell the story of a devastating comet impact.

>Carvings made on a pillar known as the Vulture Stone suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit the Earth in around 11000 BC.

http://maajournal.com/Issues/2017/Vol17-1/Sweatman%20and%20Tsikritsis%2017%281%29.pdf
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>It's possible that we could reach Sirius in just 69 years using high velocity photon sails making use of the light from the target star itself. The brighter the star, the faster you can travel there.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.03871
Anonymous
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>Researchers capture ultrafast chemical reactions with tabletop apparatus

>For the first time, researchers have captured the ephemeral electron movements in a transient state of a chemical reaction using ultrafast, tabletop X-ray spectroscopy. The researchers used femtosecond pulses of X-ray light to catch the unraveling of a ring molecule that is important in biochemical and optoelectronic processes.

>The key to our experiment is to combine the powerful advantages of X-ray spectroscopy with femtosecond time resolution, which has only recently become possible at these photon energies," said study lead author Andrew Attar, a UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in chemistry. "We used a novel instrument to make an X-ray spectroscopic 'movie' of the electrons within the CHD molecule as it opens from a ring to a linear configuration. The spectroscopic still frames of our 'movie' encode a fingerprint of the molecular and electronic structure at a given time.

>"We have used a tabletop, laser-based light source with pulses of X-rays at energies that have so far been limited only to large-facility sources. "These studies promise to expand our understanding of the coupled evolution of molecular and electronic structure, which lies at the heart of chemistry,"

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6333/54
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>Carbon nanotubes self-assemble into tiny transistors

>Carbon nanotubes can be used to make very small electronic devices, but they are difficult to handle. Scientists have developed a method to select semiconducting nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes, paving the way for future ultra-fast electronic devices.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201606757/abstract;jsessionid=909609D335ECC324EF7BDC1759E6C868.f03t04
Anonymous
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>Photonics breakthough to lead to vastly improved wireless communication systems

>A breakthrough enabling very fast tunable delay lines on chip should facilitate bandwidth affecting the 10 billion mobile devices connected to the wireless network. The ability to provide broader bandwidth instantaneously to more users in the future will be part of the solution to the bottleneck faced by wireless networks worldwide, with applications ranging from more efficient radars to detect attacks, to the 'internet of things', fifth generation (5G) communications, and smart homes and cities.

https://www.osapublishing.org/optica/abstract.cfm?uri=optica-4-4-418
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>Researchers have created an artificial synapse capable of learning autonomously. They were also able to model the device, which is essential for developing more complex circuits.

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14736
Anonymous
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>New Material Provides an Elastic “Second Skin” with applications from medicine to cosmetics.

>Scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis.

>The material, a silicone-based polymer that could be applied on the skin as a thin, imperceptible coating, mimics the mechanical and elastic properties of healthy, youthful skin. In tests with human subjects, the researchers found that the material was able to reshape “eye bags” under the lower eyelids and also enhance skin hydration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkpT5BihMio
Anonymous
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So I saw something about the great cold spot of the universe some how being able to prove parallel universes. Explain?
>I understand CBR
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>A new airport design with a circular runway could be quieter, easier to land on in all weathers and handle 4 times the traffic of a traditional runway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39643292
Anonymous
No.193
>>191
Oh noes, I've been noticed. Um, I'm not sure what you're talking about, but I did find this

>PARALLEL UNIVERSES DO EXIST AND RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE THE STRONGEST EVIDENCE
http://www.physics-astronomy.com/2017/04/a-supervoid-is-unlikely-toexplain-cold.html#.WQMj-PnytEY

But I also found this
>WHAT! NO PARALLEL UNIVERSE? COSMIC COLD SPOT JUST DATA ARTIFACT
https://www.universetoday.com/40413/what-no-parallel-universe-cosmic-cold-spot-just-data-artifact/

But who you're really looking for is a British chap who went by the name of "Space Elevator." I'm mostly just reposting his work from the archive
Anonymous
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Is Life on Earth Premature from a Cosmic Perspective?

>The universe is 13.8 billion years old, while our planet formed just 4.5 billion years ago. Some scientists think this time gap means that life on other planets could be billions of years older than ours. However, new theoretical work suggests that present-day life is actually premature from a cosmic perspective.

>“If you ask, ‘When is life most likely to emerge?’ you might naively say, ‘Now,'” says lead author Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “But we find that the chance of life grows much higher in the distant future.”

https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.08448
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>Scientists have unveiled the first ever practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer.

>Professor Winfried Hensinger, head of the Ion Quantum Technology Group at the University of Sussex, who has been leading this research, said: “For many years, people said that it was completely impossible to construct an actual quantum computer. With our work we have not only shown that it can be done but now we are delivering a nuts and bolts construction plan to build an actual large-scale machine.”

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/2/e1601540
Anonymous
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>Researchers from MIT have developed a new model that could help scientists design materials for artificial photosynthesis.

>Plants and other photosynthetic organisms use a wide variety of pigments to absorb different wavelengths of light. MIT researchers have now developed a theoretical model to predict the spectrum of light absorbed by aggregates of these pigments, based on their structure.

>The new model could help guide scientists in designing new types of solar cells made of organic materials that efficiently capture light and funnel the light-induced excitation, according to the researchers.

https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.013001
Anonymous
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>Scientists observed conventional superconductivity at minus 70 degrees celsius and a pressure of 1.5 million bar. Something that typically requires much lower temperatures, usually approching absolute zero. Superconductivity is the conduction of electricity with zero resistance.

>“With our experiments we have set a new record for the temperature at which a material becomes superconductive,” says Mikhael Eremets. His team has also been the first to prove in an experiment that there are conventional superconductors with a high transition temperature. Theoretical calculations had already predicted this for certain substances including H2S. “There is a lot of potential in looking for other materials in which conventional superconductivity occurs at high temperatures,” says the physicist. “There is theoretically no limit for the transition temperature of conventional superconductors, and our experiments give reason to hope that superconductivity can even occur at room temperature.”

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7567/full/nature14964.html
Anonymous
No.198
https://discord.gg/CcwSuXx
mlp + science, and stuff
Anonymous
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>Of all the designs submitted for Trumps wall, Otra Nation may be the only one advocating for a dismantling of the existing fence line. ... Otra Nation would provide better border security than any physical wall could by using a high-tech system of biometric surveillance and universal smart ID cards.

>"Otra Nation will be the world’s first shared co-nation open to citizens of both countries and co-maintained by Mexico and the United States of America," the group says in their proposal.

>Far from the wall Trump envisions, the MADE collective wants to build a high-speed, electric hyperloop connecting different parts of Otra Nation. According to the group’s proposal, the new co-nation would be six miles wide and span the 1,200 miles from San Diego/Tijuana to the Gulf Coast.

http://fusion.net/story/396986/otra-nation-the-high-tech-ecotopia-border-wall-proposal-that-trump-needs-to-see/

They certainly have all the relevant buzzwords lined up. Seems unrealistic, but what does /mlpol/ think about the "here, but no further" aspect?

Also bump.
Anonymous
No.200
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>biometric surveillance
>just an ID card
This is nothing more than a fucking passport, and we know Mexicans don't use them today.
Will cost 10 times more than a wall. Looks like shit, and will amount to nothing.
Just what I think of it.
Anonymous
No.201
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if it's going to become a thing, I still want an actual wall on the border and that thing better be implemented in mexico territory.
Anonymous
No.202
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"Biotech surveillance" and any sort of electronic "virtual fence" is an attempt to build a wall that can be willfully ignored. The people advocating these non-walls want a border that future presidents can direct the border patrol to neglect
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I wouldn't mind no wall if they replace the wall with landmines
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>>203
I like this idea. It is cheep and effective. One question thou, is there any animals (of importance) that could be hurt by this?
Anonymous
No.205
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Bad news! The research they're referring to uses IAT as a basis that lacks consistency of results making it unreliable as a source.
Anonymous
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Were implicit association tests ever firmly debunked?
Anonymous
No.207
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It's more that they've never shown a robust body of evidence that is internally consistent and without bias.
Anonymous
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Not really technology and science, but it is news.

Good news, too! Ebola is back in africa!
https://www.afrika-news.com/ebola-outbreak-dr-congo/

Bad news: They seem to have a vaccine ready.

Deo iuvante Ebolare āeriae fiēs
Africae inundātō
Anonymous
No.209
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>>208
I LOVE YOU, EBOLA-CHAN!!!
Anonymous
No.210
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She's not dead!! Good luck Ebola Chan!
Anonymous
No.211
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I would think something designed for objectivity would be.
Anonymous
No.212
TLDR: natural gas trapped in ice, "potentially more energy than in all other fossil fuels combined"

>China said Thursday it has successfully extracted samples of natural gas hydrate for the first time in the South China Sea.

>The samples came from the Shenhu area in the northern part of the sea, starting last Wednesday about 200 meters below the seabed at a depth of 1,266 meters, the China Geographical Survey said.

>The institution under the Ministry of Land and Resources said about 16,000 cubic meters of gas, almost all methane, were extracted on average each day and described its trial mining as achieving a "historic breakthrough."

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/China-says-succeeded-in-extracting-gas-hydrates-in-South-China-Sea

>Gas hydrate, methane hydrate in particular, is a cage-like structure of crystallized ice, inside of which are trapped molecules of methane, the chief constituent of natural gas.

>According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), global estimates vary, but the energy content of methane in hydrates is "immense, possibly exceeding the combined energy content of all other known fossil fuels".

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Energy-Breakthrough-China-Has-Successfully-Mined-Fire-Ice-From-The-Sea.html

This Anon's prediction: Windmills for show and gas for energy for the foreseeable future.
Anonymous
No.213
>Using AI to make pony waifus real

Bioengineer that shit. There are people working on engineering pigs to grow human organs. Why not engineer some pones with human wombs?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-take-first-steps-to-growing-human-organs-in-pigs/
Anonymous
No.214
>Traditional jet engines create thrust by mixing compressed air with fuel and igniting it. The burning mixture expands rapidly and is blasted out of the back of the engine, pushing it forwards. Instead of fuel, plasma jet engines use electricity to generate electromagnetic fields. These compress and excite a gas, such as air or argon, into a plasma

>The challenge was to develop an air-breathing plasma propulsion engine that could be used for take-off as well as high-altitude flying. “We are the first to produce fast and powerful plasma jets at ground level,” says Göksel. “These jets of plasma can reach speeds of up to 20 kilometres a second.”

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431264-500-plasma-jet-engines-that-could-take-you-from-the-ground-to-space/

Only problem is getting a power source good enough.
No.215
I wonder, couldn't we move some of this discussion to /cyb/? This thread is pretty low-traffic, but so is that board.
Anonymous
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>Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers
>Ring isn't just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers.
>An investigation by EFF of the Ring doorbell app for Android found it to be packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Four main analytics and marketing companies were discovered to be receiving information such as the names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/ring-doorbell-app-packed-third-party-trackers
Anonymous
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>Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data
>An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation
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Tumbler that Changes Color Based on Temperature.mp4
Info: A real carbon fiber tumbler with temperature-sensitive, color-changing properties.
Anonymous
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>>1066
That's pretty cool.
Anonymous
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>Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet
>Oregon Residents Connect to Decentralized Internet Service Powered by Crypto
>Essentially, a mesh network (meshnet) is a local network topology that allows people to relay and share bandwidth and route data from/to other participants. If the network grows stronger, it can operate in a non-hierarchical fashion and the more cooperation the better the network will perform. Althea’s meshnet service provides people with the incentive to host decentralized ISPs in any community, rather than relying on the monopolized services provided by cable and fiber-optic providers.
https://news.bitcoin.com/coronavirus-p2p-connectivity-crypto-meshnet-internet/
https://youtu.be/5MedoQ6Hy2Y
Anonymous
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>Apple iOS 13.5 Upgrade Includes Contact Tracing API
>To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. Fears of the worst sort are already cropping up as Apple has not made completely clear what software developers will be able to access and use the new core features that allow for Contact Tracing.
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/05/apple-ios-13-5-upgrade-includes-contact-tracing-api.html
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>What critical thinking? Wayback Machine is now complicit in Big Tech censorship
>The webpage archive service Wayback Machine’s decision to additionally label already-deleted articles as ‘disinformation’ is internet history revisionism that comes at a time when critical thinking is desperately needed.
>Earlier this month, Wayback Machine took heed of MIT Technology Review’s protests that they are breathing life into debunked coronavirus ‘hoaxes’, and took to retroactively labelling past web pages and content removed from their original pages with warnings decrying the information presented as false.
>By towing the censorship line like it has, Wayback Machine — which has offered a valuable service up until this point — is now complicit. The division and disparity in the enforced rules between different voices reveals that behind the mask lies an agenda.
>By tarnishing some — but not all — voices with the disinformation brush, much of the media, academia, and (predominantly) big tech are putting ideological allegiances before anything else. Now, as ever, is not the time for that. Once we know more, we can evaluate what is wrong and what is right. However, if we continue to censor the past, attaching intent to some but not to others, we will be unable to evaluate anything at all.
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/489118-wayback-machine-big-tech-censorship/
Anonymous
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World's Biggest Outdoor Vertical Wind Tunnel.mp4
World's Biggest Outdoor Vertical Wind Tunnel.
Anonymous
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>Piercing the digital veil: Creepy AI tech can generate photo-realistic faces from extremely pixelated images
>Researchers have pitted two artificial intelligence networks against each other in order to produce photo-realistic faces from pixelated images. They insist that the system cannot be used to identify people… for now.
>The PULSE (Photo Upsampling via Latent Space Exploration) system generates faces that are completely artificial, and produces photos of 64 times greater resolution than the original, or eight times more detail than earlier methods could achieve.
https://www.rt.com/news/492091-ai-tech-undo-pixelation/
Anonymous
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>"Zero Logs" VPN Company Exposes Millions Of User Logs
>A Hong Kong-based UFO VPN - which claims a 'zero logs' policy, maintained a database without any password, exposing over 20 million user logs per day which consisted of 894 GB of data.
>The logs reportedly included passwords, IP addresses, geographical location, connection timestamps, session tokens, device information and the OS used.
>This is in stark contrast to UFO VPN's stated privacy policy that "We do not track user activities outside of our Site, nor do we track the website browsing or connection activities of users who are using our Services."
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/zero-logs-vpn-company-exposes-millions-user-logs
Anonymous
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>The Backdoor of Backdoors
>Intel and AMD CPUs have embedded backdoors that enable root mode. As the know-how of Intel chips was transferred to Israel the threat to national security is evident and those responsible are walking free.
Anonymous
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>Government Contractor Embedded Software in 500+ Mobile Apps to Spy on Users
>A Virginia-based federal contractor has been using more than 500 mobile applications to track unwitting Americans, according to a Friday report.
>Anomaly Six LLC has installed its proprietary software kit, or SDK, on hundreds of unnamed applications, according to the report in The Wall Street Journal. App makers allow companies to pay to install the software on their apps in order to track customers. The companies generally sell the data for advertisers to use in targeting customers.
>The company denied providing the data to the U.S. government, despite holding what it described as “unclassified but confidential” contracts with federal agencies.
https://www.mediaite.com/news/government-contractor-embedded-software-in-500-mobile-apps-to-spy-on-users-wsj/
Anonymous
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>Pentagon Releases Huge Slice Of Spectrum For 5G
>The unprecedented collaboration between Technocrats in the military establishment and their counterparts in the corporate world is on full display to empower the Internet of Things across America. This process is driven by the White House.
https://www.technocracy.news/pentagon-releases-huge-slice-of-spectrum-for-5g/