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Foresight Institute

ONLY ONE DAY LEFT TO CLAIM YOUR EARLY BIRD FOR Vision Weekend – Foresight Institute!

With only one month to go until our Vision Weekend please find a…

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Climate Reality

This is mind-boggling. China installs enough solar panels to cover a football pitch (better known to those of us in the US as a soccer field) every hour…

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Lens trick doubles odds for quantum interaction

It’s not easy to bounce a single particle of light off a single atom that is less than a billionth of a metre wide. However, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore have shown they can double the odds of success, an innovation that might be useful in quantum computing and metrology. The findings were published 31 October in Nature Communications.

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Physicists are Using Lasers to Test Quantum Gravity Theories

An international collaboration of physicists has developed a lower-energy, laser-based system for testing quantum gravity theories.

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Bayesian probability-based computer program rolls the dice on perovskite interfaces

Perovskites are a type of mineral and class of materials, and have been attracting a great deal of attention for their potential applications to technologies such as those used in solar cells. These unique materials have well-ordered structures and show many interesting properties that could be useful in other areas of electronics. Such a variety of properties in the same structural backbone allows different kinds of perovskites, with different properties, to be evenly joined together without breaking lattice coherency. Being able to examine the structures at these interfaces is important for researchers studying perovskites, but currently used techniques have insufficient resolution or produce complex results that are very difficult to analyze.

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Faster big-data analysis

A new system for creating code that manipulates tensors yields programs that are 100 times as efficient as those produced by existing software packages, with ramifications for big-data analysis and machine learning.

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China Just Unveiled The Most Futuristic Library Ever

China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction. The newly opened Tianjin Binhai Library situated at the Binhai Cultural Center covers an enormous 33,700 square meters (362,744 square feet) space. The library itself has about 1.2 million books …

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teleSUR English

This is the mayor’s solution to feeding the hungry in Brazil’s megacity of São Paulo where long-term poverty as become the norm.

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World’s First Human Head Transplant Will Take Place in December

Last year, Dr. Sergio Canavero created quite the ruckus (to put it mildly) when he vowed to be the first person to transplant a human head onto a deceased donor’s body. Yes, he is planning on attempting the world’s first human head transplant (or body transplant, depending on how you look at it).

In fact, it has been about a year since his initial proclamation, and the Italian neurosurgeon still stands firm on his declaration, despite claims from other experts that it is nothing but a PR Stunt (at best) or a hoax. Some have even hypothesized it’s all just a plot meant to promote Metal Gear Solid.