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AI Ethics Robotics

UNKNOWN: Killer Robots | Official Trailer | Netflix

This video is from Netflix and is somewhat terrifying. Deep in the heart of the military-industrial complex, a new kind of soldier is being developed. AI-powered robots are changing the face of warfare, and increasingly making their own decisions on the battlefield. This film follows the soldiers and scientists racing to build these technologies, and […]

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Science Space

Designing A Next-Gen Ionic Thruster! (For Flight)

A YouTuber builds a working ionic thruster. Why? I have two answers. One, why not? and Secondly, for Beltalowda! In my attempt to answer that – I built a next-gen ionic thruster, and only shocked myself about a dozen times in the process. Thank you to Steven Barret at MIT for providing his airplane footage, […]

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Interesting

Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet | Dan Bricklin

Dan Bricklin changed the world forever when he codeveloped VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and grandfather of programs you probably use every day like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Join the software engineer and computing legend as he explores the tangled web of first jobs, daydreams and homework problems that led to his transformational invention.

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AI Interesting Science

How to Wire a Computer Like a Human Brain

The goal of neuromorphic computing is simple: mimic the neural structure of the brain. Seeker checks out the current generation of computer chips that’s getting closer to reaching this non-trivial engineering task.

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Quantum Computing

How Graphene Could Help Us Build Bigger and Better Quantum Computers

Quantum computers can solve problems in seconds that would take “ordinary” computers millennia, but their sensitivity to interference is major engineering obstacle. Now, researchers claim they’ve created a component that drastically cuts down on error-inducing noise. Seeker explains how graphene could make a big difference.

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Future Space

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

Seeker explains how a new kind of nuclear battery could power missions into deep space. In April of 2020, NASA researchers announced they had come up with a new approach to fusion that has the potential to power missions into deep space, and maybe even future laptops here on Earth. This is really exciting news […]

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Science

This Photon-Printed Carbon Is Stronger Than Diamond

Scientists might have reached the theoretical limit of how strong this particular material can get, designing the first-ever super-light carbon nanostructure that’s stronger than diamond. The latest development in the nanoworld of carbon comes from a team that has designed something called carbon plate-nanolattices. Under a scanning electron microscope, they look like little cubes, and […]

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Data SQL Server

Discovering, Classifying, Labeling & Protecting SQL Data

Learn all about the new data classification capabilities built into Azure SQL Database. Data Classification enables discovering, classifying, labeling & protecting the sensitive data in your databases. Examples of sensitive data include business, financial, healthcare, personally identifiable data (PII). Discovering and classifying your most sensitive data can play a pivotal role in your organizational information […]

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