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Nov 29, 2023

Seratech bakes bricks overnight using CO2 captured from factories

Posted by in categories: education, engineering, sustainability

To commercialize the carbon-neutral bricks, Seratech is working together with a team of architects at London-based Carmody Groarke.


The brick is a product of 18 months of research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF).

Nov 28, 2023

Finally! A Fun Way to Learn Quantum Computing with QCTRL’s Black Opal

Posted by in categories: computing, education, quantum physics

Learn about quantum computing with Q-CTRL’s Black Opal!

Today, I’m diving into the interactive platform of Q-CTRL’s Black Opal to simplify quantum concepts and demonstrate quantum computing applications. This video is perfect for both beginners curious about quantum computing and seasoned professionals seeking looking for a broad overview of quantum computing applications.

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Nov 28, 2023

Contrary to reports, OpenAI probably isn’t building humanity-threatening AI

Posted by in categories: education, mathematics, robotics/AI

Has OpenAI invented an AI technology with the potential to “threaten humanity”? From some of the recent headlines, you might be inclined to think so.

Reuters and The Information first reported last week that several OpenAI staff members had, in a letter to the AI startup’s board of directors, flagged the “prowess” and “potential danger” of an internal research project known as “Q*.” This AI project, according to the reporting, could solve certain math problems — albeit only at grade-school level — but had in the researchers’ opinion a chance of building toward an elusive technical breakthrough.

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Nov 27, 2023

As the ISS turns 25, a look back at the space laboratory’s legacy

Posted by in categories: education, space

The ISS just celebrated its 25th anniversary — soon, the station will be hanging up its boots.

Nov 27, 2023

Unpacking the hype around OpenAI’s rumored new Q* model

Posted by in categories: education, mathematics, robotics/AI

If OpenAI’s new model can solve grade-school math, it could pave the way for more powerful systems.

Ever since last week’s dramatic events at OpenAI, the rumor mill has been in overdrive about why the company’s chief scientific officer, Ilya Sutskever, and its board decided to oust CEO Sam Altman.

Nov 26, 2023

Improve Your Relationship with Attachment Education & Communication Skills

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Educating couples on attachment and teaching communication skills can significantly improve their relationship Questions to inspire discussions Why is most couples therapy ineffective? —Most couples therapy is ineffective because one partner often uses it as a way to air their frustrations and try to fix the other, leading to a miserable experience for all involved.

Nov 24, 2023

Simulating the Cosmos: Is a Miniature Universe Possible?

Posted by in categories: computing, education, physics, space

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a computer answer all of the biggest questions in the universe?

In his first year of graduate school, in 2013, Michael Wagman walked into his advisor’s office and asked, “Can you help me simulate the universe?”

Wagman, a theoretical physicist and associate scientist at the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, thought it seemed like a reasonable question to ask. “We have all of these beautiful theoretical descriptions of how we think the world works, so I wanted to try and connect those formal laws of physics to my everyday experience of reality,” he says.

Nov 24, 2023

Heatherwick Studio unveils undulating mixed-use district in Tokyo

Posted by in categories: education, space travel

Aiming to create a city district that provides access to nature and a diversity of spaces, Heatherwick Studio designed Azabudai Hills to contain residential buildings, retail and restaurant spaces, a school, two temples, art galleries, offices and 24,000 square metres of public green space.

The 81,000-square-metre-development was informed by timber pergola structures with a gridded roof structure that extends like hilltops to create curving forms extending to ground level.

Heatherwick Studio added trees, flowers and meandering routes between the building and on the sloping roofs, aiming to create spaces that invite exploration and encourage social gatherings.

Nov 24, 2023

Jones Studio designs education centre to highlight “preciousness” of water

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Architecture firm Jones Studio has designed an educational centre in Arizona with the aim of raising awareness about water resources and infrastructure in the region.

The Water Education Center will form part of a Central Arizona Project (CAP) facility north of Phoenix and highlight the “contested topic of water in the west”, according to Jones Studio principal Brian Farling.

Prospective designs show a sloping weathering-steel canopy supported by stone-clad buildings on each side of the 336-mile-long (541 kilometers) canal that brings water from the Colorado River to central Arizona.

Nov 23, 2023

Your Brain: Perception Deception | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS

Posted by in categories: education, neuroscience

Neuroscientists discover the tricks and shortcuts the brain takes to help us survive.
Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/3Ic9dRS | #novapbs.
Is what you see real? Join neuroscientist Heather Berlin on a quest to understand how your brain shapes your reality, and why you can’t always trust what you perceive. In the first hour of this two-part series, learn what the latest research shows about how your brain processes and shapes the world around you, and discover the surprising tricks and shortcuts your brain takes to help you survive.

00:00 Introduction.
03:59 The Science of Optical Illusions and Blind Spots.
13:48 Is the Dress Blue and Black or White and Gold?
21:06 Yanny or Laurel? Auditory Illusions.
24:46 Is Pain an Illusion?
30:28 What is Consciousness? Blind Spots and Babies.
41:35 How is Consciousness Measured?
45:32 How the Brain Affects Memories.
50:14 Conclusion.

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