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lasersIonQ Has the Most Powerful Quantum Computers With 79 Trapped Ion Qubits and 160 Stored Qubits

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IonQ just made a presentation on two new trapped ion quantum computers with 160 stored and 79 processing qubits. This is more qubits than the best noisy superconducting quantum computers which is currently the Google 72 Qubit Bristlecone processor. Highlights …

internetHuman Doctors are Better Than Dr. Google and the FDA Advice is Better than CNN

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Online symptom diagnosis is correct about one-third to one-half of the time. The One-half of the time is only when the right diagnosis in the top three responses. Doctors are better but doctors are still far from perfect. Medical error …

antiagingMaster Oogway’s Real Relatives Reveal Secrets for Living Up to 250 Years

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The oldest giant tortoises are revealing their genetic secrets for living up to 250 years. They are animals that are in the range of human size. Female giant tortoises are about 250 pounds and male giant tortoises are about 500 …

artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

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A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

air pollutionWhy is Geoengineered Cooling Bad and Untested if We Have Been Doing it With Sulfur Dioxide Air Pollution for Decades?

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A report in Nature says that China’s sulfur dioxide air pollution has been geoengineering earth cooling by up to 0.7 degrees celsius for decades. China reduced sulfur dioxide emissions from its power plants by 7–14% between 2014 and 2016. Mainstream …

MarsElon Musk Warns of Rapid AI Improvement and Talks Mars Trips and Neuralink

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Elon Musk talked about the capabilities of AI. The examples he cites were AI putting words in your mouth, AlphaGo beating the top 50 human players at the same time, dealing with radiation on trips to Mars and the Brain …

foodKitchen Science Magic for Easily Cleaning Burnt Food from Pots and Pans

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This is a bit of everyday science-based kitchen magic. Junskitchen is a Youtube channel primarily focused upon cooking and his cats. However, here is a video where he shows how to easily clean burnt on food from pots and pans. …

astronomyA Total of Ten Black Hole Collisions and a Neutron Star Collision Have Been Detected

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The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave observatories report four more gravitation wave detections. The total number of gravitational waves we have every detected is now 11. Ten were caused by black hole collisions and one was by neutron stars colliding. …

chinaScientist Who Gene Edited the First Human Embryos Born as Babies is Missing

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The chinese geneticist who has gene edited twin baby girls is reportedly missing. He Jianku caused a controversy for being the first case that we publicly know of for the genetic modification of the human germline. The Shenzhen University where …

scienceAliens Might Have Filled Space With Junk Like We Fill Our Oceans and Orbit

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If there are technological aliens in our galaxy, then it is possible that their space junk could be part of the Interstellar material that makes it to our solar system. How much depends upon how many technological alien civilizations there …