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Unusual concentration of black holes discovered

[ad_1]     23rd February 2021 Unusual concentration of black holes discovered The core of NGC 6397, a globular cluster about 8,000 light years from Earth, has been found to contain an unusual concentration of black holes, based on new data from the Hubble Space Telescope and Gaia observatory.     Scientists had been expecting to find an intermediate-mass black …

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This Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Retro Game Console While Learning Basic STEM

[ad_1] We all know the importance of STEM education. The trick is figuring out how to get kids interested. After all, it’s not like you can reason with kids. You can’t just sit down and patiently explain that STEM instills creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, or that, in our ever-changing and increasingly technological world, STEM skills will prepare …

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Drones Programmed to Take the Perfect Picture of You Could Be the Future of Facial Recognition

[ad_1] Facial recognition technology has been banned by multiple US cities, including Portland, Boston, and San Francisco. Besides the very real risk of the tech being biased against minorities, the technology also carries with it an uneasy sense that we’re creeping towards a surveillance state. Despite these concerns, though, work to improve facial recognition tech is still forging ahead, with …

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First cloning of endangered American animal

[ad_1]     22nd February 2021 First cloning of endangered American animal Scientists in the U.S. have successfully cloned an endangered black-footed ferret, using DNA from an identical animal frozen since 1988.   Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in partnership with conservationists, zoos, and a biotech company, has announced the first …

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Astronomers Discover Hannibal Lecter Stars That Wear Planet Corpses

[ad_1] Scientists found something ghastly embedded in the edges of dying stars. Hello, Clarice Researchers have discovered chunks of planet corpses embedded in the atmosphere surrounding dead stars — the ghastly remnants of star systems that may have once looked somewhat like our own. In a paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of European scientists detail how …

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Artificial Island in the North Sea Will Harvest Wind Energy at a Huge Scale

[ad_1] Wind is to the North Sea as sun is to the Sahara. And just as the latter is a tantalizing location to generate solar power, so the former is for making electricity from wind. Of course, it comes with a special set of engineering challenges. You have to assemble, lift, and anchor (or float) giant wind turbines in the …

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Microbes Are Making Merry on Your Mattress. But These Bed Sheets Can Put a Stop to It.

[ad_1] If you had any idea how many bacteria, germs, and other microbes were festering on your towels and sheets it would probably be enough to make you move into some underground germ-free research facility out of The Andromeda Strain. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to such impossible lengths to free yourself from 99.9 percent of the microbes that …

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2100-2149 Future Timeline | Timeline | Technology | Singularity | 2020 | 2050 | 2100 | 2150 | 2200 | 21st century | 22nd century | 23rd century | Humanity | Predictions

[ad_1]       2100 Human intelligence is being vastly amplified by AI Ubiquitous, large-scale automation has led to vast swathes of human employees being replaced by virtual or robotic counterparts. Strong AI now occupies almost every level of business, government, the military, manufacturing and service sectors. Rather than being separate entities, these AIs are often merged with human minds, …

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MIT Aims to One Day Grow Your Kitchen Table in a Lab

[ad_1] You’ve likely heard the buzz around lab-grown (or cultured) meat. We can now take a few cells from a live animal and grow those cells into a piece of meat. The process is kinder to animals, consumes fewer resources, and has less environmental impact. MIT researchers will soon publish a paper describing a proof-of-concept for lab-grown plant tissues, like …

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Watch London’s Cool, Quirky Augmented Reality Art Exhibit at Home

[ad_1] It hasn’t been a great few months for museums, what with the pandemic shutting many of them down and forcing the rest to greatly limit visitors. But a new, well-timed art exhibit went on display last month in London, and no reservations or masks were required. Unreal City was an augmented reality art exhibit presented by Acute Art and …