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Synthetic Sentience – media.ccc.de Joscha Science Playlists: ’37c3′ videos starting here / audio Despite the rapid progress of AI capabilities, the core question of Artificial Intelligence seems to be still unanswered: What does it take to create a mind? Let us explore the boundaries of AI: sentience, self awareness, and the possibility of machine consciousness. …

United States legislation promoting the semiconductor industry and public basic research “CHIPS Act” redirects here. For other uses, see Chips Act. CHIPS and Science Act Other short titles CHIPS Act of 2022 Research and Development, Competition, and Innovation Act Supreme Court Security Funding Act of 2022 Long title Making appropriations for Legislative Branch for the …

By keeping the mouse in place on the treadmill — rather than allowing it to run through a natural environment or physical maze — neurobiologists can use tools to view and map the brain as the mouse traverses a virtual space. Ultimately, this helps researchers grasp general principles of how activated neural circuits encode information …

Hundreds of apple varieties once popular in the United States have disappeared.Credit: Leah Choi for Nature When Jude Schuenemeyer picked the apple up off the ground in December 2017, he wondered whether his two-decade search was over. It was a firm winter apple, orange in colour with a distinctive ribbed shape and wider than it …

Geospatial Data Science with Julia presents a fresh approach to data science with geospatial data and the programming language. It contains best practices for writing clean, readable and performant code in geoscientific applications involving sophisticated representations of the (sub)surface of the Earth such as unstructured meshes made of 2D and 3D geometries. By reading this …

“Thousands of scientists are cutting back on Twitter, seeding angst and uncertainty.” And Mastodon was the most common destination if they opened a new social media account elsewhere. This news spread quickly through both Mastodon and Science Twitter. It was the headline of a news feature in the journal Nature a couple of days ago, …

In 2020’s “Tenet,” Christopher Nolan blew up a 747, and for his latest feature, “Oppenheimer,” he recreated the Trinity Test without using visual effects, opting to find a way to do it in-camera instead. “Obviously, we couldn’t make an explosion the size of the actual explosion so we used trickery,” cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema explains, …

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Flying cars. Space tourism. Safe reentry for astronauts coming back from Mars. These technologies are still science fiction, but some won’t be for much longer, according to Charles “Mike” Fremaux, NASA Langley Research Center’s chief engineer for intelligent flight systems. To test these concepts, particularly in regard to public and military …

2021 What Do Hackathons Do? Understanding Participation in Hackathons Through Program Theory Analysis Jeanette Falk, Aarhus University; et al. Gopinaath Kannabiran, University of CopenhagenNicolai Brodersen Hansen, Aalborg University Falx: Synthesis-Powered Visualization Authoring Chenglong Wang, University of Washington; et al. Yu Feng, University of California, Santa BarbaraRastislav Bodik, University of WashingtonIsil Dillig, University of Texas at …

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