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American Science News for 18 Mar 2023
Quantum computers may finally have their first real practical useNew Scientist - 18 Mar 2023 14:00
Methods to generate the random numbers we need for secure communications are all flawed in some way, but quantum computers that exist today could produce random numbers that can't be faked
Attending Live Sport Improves Well-beingNeuroscience News - 18 Mar 2023 23:53
Attending sports events has a positive impact on two measures of well-being; it helps improve life satisfaction and also reduces feelings of loneliness.
Quantum effects could be key to the chemistry of life on TitanNew Scientist - 18 Mar 2023 19:00
Saturn's moon Titan is too cold for many types of chemical reactions, but quantum tunnelling could present a loophole that would allow reactions that are crucial for life
Bird flu cases are expected to surge as birds migrate in coming weeksNew Scientist - 18 Mar 2023 18:00
H5N1 cases in birds are expected to rise in the coming weeks as migratory species wing their way across the planet. Veterinary epidemiologist Victoria Hall explains why this outbreak is different -... and what it could mean for humans
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through March 18)Singularity Hub - 18 Mar 2023 16:00
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE You Can Now Run a GPT-3-Level AI Model on Your Laptop, Phone, and Raspberry Pi Benj Edwards | Ars Technica “On Friday, a software developer named Georgi Gerganov created... a tool called “llama.cpp” that can run Meta’s new GPT-3-class AI large language model, LLaMA, locally on a Mac laptop. Soon thereafter, people worked out how to […]
Why do dogs tilt their heads?Live Science - 18 Mar 2023 11:00
Dogs commonly tilt their heads, but is it a sign of intelligence, or does it mean something else entirely?
Protein fragments that repair skin damage could be added to cosmeticsNew Scientist - 18 Mar 2023 08:00
When applied to skin on the forearms, two of these fragments increased levels of key structures that are known to make skin more elastic and youthful
Why We Disagree So OftenNeuroscience News - 18 Mar 2023 00:03
People tend to significantly overestimate how many other people hold the same conceptual beliefs of objects, events, people, concepts, and words as they do.