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brainHuman Mini-brains in a Dish Are Generating Brain-like Activity

Brain organoids (aka mini-brains) — are 3D cellular models that represent aspects of the human brain in the laboratory. Brain organoids help researchers track human development, unravel the molecular events that lead to disease and test new treatments. They aren’t …

satellitesUS Spy Satellites at Diffraction Limit for Resolution Since 1971

The image tweeted by Trump was at about 10-centimeter resolution. It was likely a picture taken by the US224 satellite. This was one of the upgraded keyhole satellites that have the same mirror as the Hubble Telescope (2.4 meters). It …

computersOpen Source Web Crawling is About Ten to Fifteen Years Behind Google

In 1999, it took Google one month to crawl and build an index of about 50 million pages. In 2012, the same task was accomplished in less than one minute. The 2012 capability is about 50,000 times faster. This is …

brazilMost of the Brazil Fires are Controlled Slash and Burn Farming Fires

Most of the fires in Brazil were likely set by farmers preparing the land for next year’s planting. This is common farming method said the scientists from the University of Maryland. The fires are burning on agricultural land where the …

antiagingJuvenescence Raises $100 Million With Goal of Increasing Human Lifespan to 150 Years

Juvenescence is creating antiaging therapies using artificial intelligence and biotechnology with a near term goal of extending human lifespan to 150 years. They just raised $100 million in a Series B round, including a total of $10 million from its …

grapheneGraphene-lined Clothing Could Prevent Mosquito Bites

Graphene sheets can block the signals mosquitos use to identify a blood meal, potentially enabling a new chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention. Researchers showed that multilayer graphene can provide a two-fold defense against mosquito bites. The ultra-thin yet strong …

chinaChina’s Quantum Satellite Security Has Been Broken

China created a satellite for secure distribution of keys for encrypted data. The hope was that this would enable totally secure unbreakable transmission of the keys for coded data. Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a secure communication method which implements …

antiagingUnderestimating Life Expectancy Improvements on Insurance Policies

General Electric has recently been accused of accounting fraud for not properly reporting the cost of providing Long Term Care to old people on insurance policies sold many years ago. All of the insurance companies that sold long-term care insurance …

adiabatic quantum computerClassical, Quantum and Simulated Quantum Computers Work Together

Nextbigfuture spoke with an experienced quantum computing machine learning solutions lead from 1qbit. 1qbit solves problems with quantum computer solutions with D-Wave Systems quantum and with Fujitsu’s digital (classical computer hardware) annealing system. They also have worked with many other …