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Feb 28, 2024

Space observatory in Chile unveils new maps of the universe

Posted by in categories: cosmology, mapping, physics

We are always making strides to unravel the mysteries of our universe. Now, a small observatory nestled in the Andes mountains of northern Chile has provided a snapshot of the cosmos in space. This one is clearer than we imagined.

The U.S. National Science Foundation Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS), spearheaded by astrophysicists from Johns Hopkins University, mapped a whopping 75 percent of the sky.

Feb 28, 2024

AI Is Everywhere—Including Countless Applications You’ve Likely Never Heard Of

Posted by in categories: information science, mapping, robotics/AI, transportation

One major area of our lives that uses largely “hidden” AI is transportation. Millions of flights and train trips are coordinated by AI all over the world. These AI systems are meant to optimize schedules to reduce costs and maximize efficiency.

Artificial intelligence can also manage real-time road traffic by analyzing traffic patterns, volume and other factors, and then adjusting traffic lights and signals accordingly. Navigation apps like Google Maps also use AI optimization algorithms to find the best path in their navigation systems.

AI is also present in various everyday items. Robot vacuum cleaners use AI software to process all their sensor inputs and deftly navigate our homes.

Feb 28, 2024

Beyond Binary: The Light-Driven Computing Revolution

Posted by in categories: computing, mapping

Researchers develop a computer from an array of VCSELs with optical feedback.

In our data-driven era, solving complex problems efficiently is crucial. However, traditional computers often struggle with this task when dealing with a large number of interacting variables, leading to inefficiencies such as the von Neumann bottleneck. A new type of collective state computing has emerged to address this issue by mapping these optimization problems onto something called the Ising problem in magnetism.

Understanding the Ising Problem.

Feb 27, 2024

Submolecular-scale control of phototautomerization

Posted by in category: mapping

Weak laser light confined at the apex of a scanning tunnelling microscope tip can drive the tautomerization of a free-base phthalocyanine with atomic-scale precision. The combination of tip-enhanced photoluminescence spectroscopy and hyperspectral mapping paired with theoretical modelling then unravel an excited-state mediated reaction.

Feb 23, 2024

All-atom RNA structure determination from cryo-EM maps

Posted by in categories: mapping, particle physics, robotics/AI

RNA structures are built from cryogenic electron microscopy maps using deep learning and backbone tracing.

Feb 20, 2024

Galactic Symphony: The Oscillating Wonders of the Radcliffe Wave

Posted by in categories: mapping, space

“It’s the largest coherent structure that we know of, and it’s really, really close to us,” said study co-author, Dr. Catherine Zucker.


A recent study published in Nature investigates further evidence that a gaseous cloud both looks and behaves like an oscillating ocean wave, giving birth to new stars as it traverses the Milky Way Galaxy, which has since been dubbed the Radcliffe Wave. This study was conducted by an international team of researchers led by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and holds the potential to help astronomers better understand the beautiful and fascinating aspects of our cosmos.

Image obtained from an animation of the Radcliffe Wave with our Sun (yellow dot). (Credit: Ralf Konietzka, Alyssa Goodman, and WorldWide Telescope)

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Feb 20, 2024

New neuroscience research uncovers the brain’s unique musical processing pathways

Posted by in categories: mapping, media & arts, neuroscience

A new study by researchers at UC San Francisco provides new insight into how the brain processes musical melodies. Through precise mapping of the cerebral cortex, the study uncovered that our brains process music by not only discerning pitch and the direction of pitch changes but also by predicting the sequence of upcoming notes, each task managed by distinct sets of neurons. The findings have been published in Science Advances.

Previous research had established that our brains possess specialized mechanisms for processing speech sounds, particularly in recognizing pitch changes that convey meaning and emotion. The researchers hypothesized that a similar, perhaps specialized, set of neurons might exist for music, dedicated to predicting the sequence of notes in a melody, akin to how certain neurons predict speech sounds.

“Music is both uniquely human and universally human. Studying the neuroscience of music can therefore reveal something fundamental about what it means to be human,” said lead author Narayan Sankaran, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public at UC Berkeley, who conducted the study while a researcher in the lab of UCSF’s Edward Chang.

Feb 19, 2024

METROPOLIS — Fritz Lang — New Version 2022 — 3 Hours — New English Intertitles & Music Soundtrack 4K

Posted by in categories: entertainment, mapping, media & arts

METROPOLIS a film by Fritz Lang — Version “Cobra — 2022” — 4K Remastered — 60fps — Also available on UHD 4K download!

Re-edited \& Reframed — New Time Mapping (some technical considerations below):
New Intertitles \& English Adaptation — Screenplay by Maximianno Cobra.

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Feb 17, 2024

Euclid Begins its 6-Year Survey of the Dark Universe

Posted by in categories: cosmology, mapping

ESA’s Euclid mission was launched in July 2023 and has already sent home test images showing that its instruments are ready to go. Now, the space telescope begins mapping huge swaths of the sky, focusing on an area for 70 minutes at a time. Throughout its 6-year mission, it will complete 40,000 of these ‘pointings’, eventually observing 1.5 billion galaxies in the sky. Astronomers will use this map to measure how dark matter and dark energy have changed over time.

Feb 4, 2024

Generative AI Is Coming To Google Maps

Posted by in categories: mapping, robotics/AI

The feature will make it easier for you to get suggestions on the perfect place to go.

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