Biology

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Lab-Grown Brain Connects to Microchip, Recognizing Human Voices

This video from Anton Petrov makes me wonder where we are going as a society and as a species. Links: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41928-023-01069-w https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.02.28.530502v1.full.pdf https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33482329/

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Apple

Cardiologist’s In-Depth Look at the Apple Watch

Will the Apple Watch save lives? I’m an academic cardiologist & this is an in-depth, unbiased look at the science & implications of the exciting new ECG heart monitor function. Medlife Crisis analyzes the science, the statistics, the medicine and what it may mean for you, if you buy an Apple Watch.

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Future Hardware Research

Get the Inside Scoop on Neuromorphic Computing Part 1

Computer design has always been inspired by biology, especially the brain. In this episode of Architecture All Access – Mike Davies, Senior Principal Engineer and Director of Intel’s Neuromorphic Computing Lab – explains the relationship of Neuromorphic Computing and understanding the principals of brain computations at the circuit level that are enabling next-generation intelligent devices […]

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Covid Pandemic

Excess deaths, MP calls for urgent and thorough investigation

This video is from Dr. John Campbell, who has been a beacon of scientific truth throughout the last few years.

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AI Ethics Philosophy Fridays

Lab-Grown Brain Learns Pong – Is This Biological Neural Network “Sentient”?

A leading neuroscientist claims that a pong-playing clump of about a million neurons is “sentient”. What does that mean? Why did they teach a lab-grown brain to play pong? To study biological self-organization at the root of life, intelligence, and consciousness.

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Interesting Quantum Computing Science

Quantum Biology Explained by Jim Al-Khalili

Prof. Jim-Al-Khalili explains the emerging field of quantum biology and discusses how this new discipline has developed from its inception in the 1920s until fruition in the late 1990s with the discovery of quantum effects in magnetoreception, olfaction, enzyme catalysis, and photosynthesis.

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AI Robotics

The Future of Farming

Use code ISAACARTHUR14 for up to 14 FREE MEALS across your first 5 HelloFresh boxes plus free shipping at https://bit.ly/3aavuOo The future of agriculture offers many more innovations in robotics, hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics, greenhouses, and more, but will it be a future of mega-farms or a decentralized model based on smaller farms? Or both?

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AI Bioinformatics

AlphaFold: The making of a scientific breakthrough

Here is the inside story of the DeepMind team of scientists and engineers who created AlphaFold, an AI system that is recognized as a solution to “protein folding”, a grand scientific challenge for more than 50 years.

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AI Science

Protein Folding Explained and Why DeepMind’s New Solution is a Big Deal

Earlier today, I shared Lex Fridman’s discussion on DeepMind’s recent advancement on protein folding. Join DeepMind  Science Engineer Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool to explore the hidden world of proteins and why this discovery is a big deal. These tiny molecular machines underpin every biological process in every living thing and each one has a unique 3D shape […]

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