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Google’s Highly Scalable AI Can Generate Convincingly Humanlike Speech

Posted in Software on 2nd Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Their model not only generates high-fidelity speech with “naturalness” but that it’s highly parallelizable, meaning it’s more easily trained across multiple machines compared with conventional alternatives.

Schizophrenia As Whole-body Disorder – The 100-year-old Idea Only Now Being Proven

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

For some time, scientists have observed strong associations between schizophrenia and poor physical health.

Blood Test Reveals More Than 20 Types Of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new type of blood test that can detect more than 20 types of cancer, and even trace them back to their source.

Elon Musk Says Prototype Starship Will Fly In A Matter Of Months

Posted in Hardware, Science on 1st Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Elon Musk has given an update on SpaceX’s ambitious Starship spacecraft and booster, stating that it could be possible to launch a crewed mission as early as next year.

Oculus Confirms Multiple Prototype AR Glasses, Development Of Live Maps

Posted in Business, Hardware on 30th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

Facebook already has a few working prototypes for AR glasses, which will go beyond VR in enabling people to share both real and virtual spaces with each other, a less isolating experience.

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's New Starship Plans For Private Trips To The Moon, Mars And Beyond

Posted in Hardware, Science on 30th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

People could start flying aboard the vehicle in the next year or so, Musk said.

Eko Raises $20 Million For AI Heart Disease Monitoring And Detection Solutions

Posted in Business, Medicine on 25th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

Heart disease is a silent and often costly killer. About 610,000 people die of it in the U.S. each year, putting it at the top of the leading causes of death for women and men.

Gel-free Noninvasive Brain Computer Interfaces Is More Convenient For Your Hair

Posted in Hardware on 25th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) enable direct and near-instant communication between the brain and electronic devices.

The First Evidence That Drugs Could Turn Back The Clock On Our Biological Age

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

While not a massive change, the results caught the team off guard. “I’d expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal,” said Horvath. “That felt kind of futuristic.”

Microbiome Found To Influence Gut Serotonin Production And Blood Sugar Levels

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We found that the microbiome worsens our metabolism by signaling to cells in the gut that produce serotonin,”

SpaceX Could Have First Starlink Service By February 2020

Posted in Hardware, Science on 9th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX has already successfully deployed sixty production versions of the Starlink Satellite. 50 of those satellites are still working.

India's First Lunar Landing Attempt Ends In Silence

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

Meanwhile, the Orbiter is reported to be in good health and is expected to fulfill its mission of up to seven years studying the Moon's evolution as well as mapping minerals and water traces in the polar regions.