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  • Tech News Review Week 15-21 September 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Space Engineering New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels https://phys.org/news/2020-09-moon.html Astronauts would get 200 to 1,000 times more radiation on the moon than what we experience on Earth—or five to 10 times more than passengers on a trans-Atlantic airline flight. While envisaged space colonization is the definition of Keynesian spending, and it is presented…

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  • Tech News Review Week 9-14 September 2020

    Biotech An Army of Microscopic Robots Is Ready to Patrol Your Body https://singularityhub.com/2020/09/08/an-army-of-microscopic-robots-is-ready-to-patrol-your-body/ The actuators of these microrobots can be operated by the low-power electric currents that typically flow through electronic circuits, allowing the most advanced micro-electronics research to be incorporated into modules so small they can’t be seen by the human eye. Along with…

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  • Tech News Review Week 1-8 September 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Space NASA-Funded Scientist Claims New Thruster Could Approach Light Speed https://www.wired.com/story/mach-effect-thrusters-interstellar-travel/ Although this thrust method cannot accelerate very fast, it could however persist for a long time, gradually gaining in velocity. An onboard nuclear reactor could be the solution for the electric power required. Therefore, it appears to be the only feasible solution for intergalactic…

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  • Tech News Review Week 25-31 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Quantum computing Study enables predicting computational power of early quantum computers https://phys.org/news/2020-08-enables-power-early-quantum.html Researchers on a path to build powerful and practical quantum computer https://phys.org/news/2020-08-path-powerful-quantum.html Cosmic rays may soon stymie quantum computing https://phys.org/news/2020-08-cosmic-rays-stymie-quantum.html Quantum computing progress is evident every month and it increases the likelihood of success in launching a supercomputer based on a quantum computing…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 17-23 August 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    NIST published draft publication for “explainable AI”   Acknowledging the constantly increasing making-decision-role of Artificial Intelligence, the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft publication, delineating four principles by which the explainability of AI’s decisions can be judged and evaluated.   The Institute aims to trigger a dialogue with all the interested…

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  • Tech News Review Week 18-24 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Bacteria can defuse dangerous chemicals in Passaic River | EurekAlert! Science News https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/ru-bcd081920.php Bacteria that can help dissolve highly toxic dioxins in sediments in the Passaic River - a hazardous waste site - could eventually aid cleanup efforts at other dioxin-contaminated sites. These bacteria can curb dissipated contamination, where solutions like dredging are not sufficient.…

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  • Tech News Review Week 11-17 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Quantum Computing   Quantum researchers create an error-correcting cat https://phys.org/news/2020-08-quantum-error-correcting-cat.html This versatile new device could enable many aspects of quantum computation with superconducting circuits and make quantum computers more feasible than ever.   Scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer https://phys.org/news/2020-08-scientists-quantum-states-longer.html "The broad applicability of this breakthrough, due to its simple…

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  • Tech News Review week 3-10 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Little Wheeled Robot Puts on New Shoes to Go Offroad - IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/little-wheeled-robot-puts-on-new-shoes-to-go-offroad This new robot system has a huge potential in military applications and it could definitely replace humans in terrains unsuitable for robots till now.   Hormones control paternal interest in offspring https://phys.org/news/2020-08-hormones-paternal-offspring.html Research on rats and mice has unveiled a system…

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  • Tech News Review week 27 July- 3 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Has the Summit Supercomputer Cracked COVID's Code? - IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/computing/hardware/has-the-summit-supercomputer-cracked-the-covid-code It is impressive how fast genetic data mining research uncovered a common pattern of gene activity in the lungs of symptomatic COVID-19 patients, which when compared to gene activity in healthy control populations revealed a mechanism that appears to be a key weapon in…

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  • Tech News Review Week 21-27 July 2020 , by Stelios Iordanis

    Mission Navigation Belt for hands-free and intuitive haptic navigation for soldiers - Inceptive Mind https://www.inceptivemind.com/mission-navigation-belt-hands-free-haptic-navigation-soldiers/14389/   Traditional waypoint navigation requires soldiers to regularly peek at their screens or listen to audio feedback. This can be both dangerous and cumbersome. Moreover, screen lights at night, and auditory cues may inadvertently betray soldiers’ positions. This rather simple…

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