Great historical Sankey visualization of where we get energy from and what we use it for. The introduction of electricity and subsequent redistribution in 1882 starts the technology shift. Now that renewables are not only a climate necessity, but also less expensive than other sources, this helps illustrate the current priorities and opportunities.
Not really a unified field theory announcement, but interesting and makes some intuitive sense. Looking forward to further development, hopefully with at least one possibility of testing or predicting something new.
Protein folding has been a huge problem for decades so this is a major breakthrough. Remains to be seen if this training set will be adequate for application to prions and other cases, but enormous progress in any case.
Considering most high-rise buildings have a light coating on the windows already, getting energy out of that changes the carbon footprint of the building enormously. Can be manufactured in quantity, and can be inserted between layers of double insulated glass allowing for retrofit.
Not everyday the world gets something this complex delivered to it from the cold spots of the solar system. It's a carbonaceous chondrite, with molecules like amino acids, purines, and sugars. Amazing stuff
Giving cash to high functioning homeless folks got them housed faster, and the program ended up paying for itself compared to the number of nights that would have been spent in shelters. Given a chunk of cash, functional people will probably choose to solve the problem.
Clearly it should be possible to train an AI to recognize a range of expressions from hate speech through dog whistles. Let's start there and work our way into privilege, microaggressions and silencing. Release early and release often.
By measuring distorted light backscatter in undersea fiber optic cables it is possible to find fault lines and detect seismic activity. Brilliant application, hoping this rolls out over the next few years.
Brilliant new technique for repairing metal foams using an initial polymer coating as a marker and then electroplating. Having recently dealt with welding aluminum, I'm looking forward to better fab options.
Veillonella gut bacteria metabolizes lactic acid produced by exercise and converts it into propionate, a short chain fatty acid the body uses as fuel.Potential supplement for those in earlier training stages
You can make an old brain work like it was young again by synchronizing hemispheres using electrical stimulation. The effect lasts less than an hour and the long term impacts of the stimulation are unknown.
Important breakthrough in plant efficiency, but lots of questions. Are the plants less resilient? Why is the USDA patenting things? How is a massively domesticated crop like corn a baseline for what's reasonable?