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artificial intelligenceSingularity University Global Summit 2018

The Singularity University Global Summit 2018 is on today through Wednesday at the San Francisco Hilton at Union Square. There will be in depth coverage of various exponential technology. There will be many session on Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, space, blockchain …

agricultureA fully annotated wheat genome good be used to massively boost wheat crop yields

Wheat is one of the major sources of food for much of the world. However, because bread wheat’s genome is a large hybrid mix of three separate subgenomes, it has been difficult to produce a high-quality reference sequence. Using recent …

computersQuasi‐Solid‐State Single‐Atom Transistors are 10,000 times smaller than conventional silicon transistors

Physicist Professor Thomas Schimmel and his Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) team have developed a single-atom transistor, the smallest transistor worldwide. This quantum electronics component switches electrical current by controlled repositioning of a single atom, now also in the solid …

batteriesChina’s top battery maker will make cheaper next generation low cobalt batteries

China’s largest lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) plans to begin producing in 2019 next-generation nickel-rich batteries, which are cheaper to make and have longer life-spans. Cobalt stabilizes and extends the life of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Cobalt prices …

asianAsian Americans men in New Jersey live longer than high life expectancy Hong Kong Women

Hong Kong has been the country in longevity for the past three years. Currently the life expectancy in Hong Kong is 81.7 years for men and 87.3 years for women. The combined life expectancy is 84.5 years. This is longer …

carbonFirst Nanotubes, then Graphene and now new form of carbon schwarzites

UC Berkeley chemists have proved that three carbon structures recently created by scientists in South Korea and Japan are in fact the long-sought schwarzites, which researchers predict will have unique electrical and storage properties like those now being discovered in …

astronomy35% of exoplanets 5-10 times bigger than Earth are 50% water which is 2500 times the 0.02% of Earth

About 35% of all known exoplanets which are bigger than Earth should be water-rich. These water worlds likely formed in similar ways to the giant planet cores Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune in our own solar system. The newly-launched TESS mission …

physicsResearchers calculate that sound has negative mass and negative gravity

Researchers claim sound waves do carry mass – gravitational mass. This implies that a sound wave not only is affected by gravity but also generates a tiny gravitational field. Our findings are valid for non-relativistic media as well, and could …

future$15 million for 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer project

There is a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer. The Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum (STAQ) co-design project aims to build a quantum computer capable of solving challenging calculations within …

batteriesBreakthrough to safer solid state batteries with double the performance

The University of Michigan has a made a breakthrough towards a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte which could enable lithium-ion batteries with twice the energy performance. Current lithium-ion batteries max out with a total energy density around 600 watt-hours per liter (Wh/L) …