Showing posts with label On the verge of science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label On the verge of science. Show all posts

23 August, 2021

Is Blockchain a Supply-chain Disrupter?

The first blockchain was conceptualized by a person (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto, developed bitcoin, authored the bitcoin white paper, in 2008.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Is Bitcoin a prize game, not real money since the existence of Satoshi Nakamoto - the person or persons who developed bitcoin - is formally unknown, but he holds 5 controlling percent of the total number of bitcoins currently in circulation, should it be in the jurisdiction of the gambling commission?

Many people live well to explore what blockchain is all about, is it really a Ponzi scheme, or some other lie? Is it unsustainable and absurd, coattails?

Elon Musk is a great advocator of blockchain. The logical antecedent of Musk overcoming fear is buying, getting to know service/product.

Key events:
  1.  $ 1 billion  investment in OpenAI
  2.  $ 1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin
In the end, they work together as Elon Musk being a winner, the boss.

Nowadays TeslaAIBot Twitter emerges with lots of 'sketches' - stealing attention, entertaining simple people - Twitter is a sandbox for Elon Musk?! His blockchain propaganda is inappropriate when our planet is very polluted by engineering affairs and subsequently costs of living are going up. Much inconsistency and controversy can be found analyzing his public appearance. Blockchain must speed up necessary technical changes in respect to the environment, but I can't see it as a universal basic income (UBI) replacement the way Elon Musk does.

It's no wonder some people believing in globalization fell for it - for the story of mighty digital money that will make the world a better place where no one will be left behind. 

03 March, 2021

Happy World Maths Day!

A Call for Unity
I'm not an expert, unfortunately, and I'm here a bit on shaky ground, but I believe there should be a clearer way of calculating. There are some controversial standards — PEMDAS, BEDMAS, BODMAS, BIDMAS — mnemonics of the order of operations. I can understand countries wanting to have freedom of expression, but maths should be a more exact science. I would say intuitively there can be only one type of this particular mnemonics and it should correlate perfectly with the observations in physics.

23 February, 2021

Quantum Computing Is Becoming Big - There Are Over 250 Apps Using D-Wave

The D-Wave is the first and only quantum computer built for businesses. User-developed apps on D-Wave systems are quantum chemistry simulation, automotive design, preventative healthcare, logistics, and many other applications. The D-Wave uses a quantum annealing process instead of quantum supremacy (gate model) for computation and has already gained the power of 5000 qubits.

13 December, 2020

Fragments of Energy - True Fundamental Building Blocks of the Universe?

Lately, a new theory of everything, the ultimate theory that is explaining both macro and the micro-universe has emerged: Fragments of Energy.

The problem
General relativity breaks when it's applied to the micro-scale, and quantum mechanics breaks when it's applied to the macro scale. There is also a problem with wave-particle duality which is very important but confusing.

Introducing "Fragments of Energy"
  • Jeffrey Eischen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, NC State Univ and Larry M. Silverberg North Carolina State University
  • explaining overall physical system using newer mathematical tools
In a way, it reminds me of my phrase "amount of energy" - described in a forum post here.

10 September, 2020

04 August, 2020

More on Atmospheric Incubator and Space Elevator

Atmospheric Incubator - it's important that such construction has propulsion - otherwise, it would act as a parachute, slowing down a planet orbiting a star.

Space Elevator - it's important to know that such construction slightly slows down the planet rotation - it pollutes the environment a bit.

Read more:

03 August, 2020

Welcome Home NASA Astronauts

Return of the astronauts was something the whole world can 'take pleasure in' as an achievement of humanity. No matter wherever you are on Earth, this is a good thing and I hope it brightens your day
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX
SpaceX Demo-2 Landing (NHQ202008020018)Image Description - The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is seen as it lands with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The Demo-2 test flight for NASA's Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

31 July, 2020

Happy SysAdmin Day!

The operating system (OS) is extremely complex, a good SysAdmin is very important. There are tons of programming languages, but only a few are adequate to program OS. SysAdmin usually monitors data flow in order to discover and fix the malfunction, highly skilled people and constant education is needed to achieve that goal. Good luck!

12 July, 2020

»Planet Nine« in the Scope of Astronomers

»Planet Nine« is a hypothetical planet in the outer region of the Solar System, it could explain the unusual movements in that area. According to scientists - https://www.space.com/planet-nine-black-hole-test-lsst.html - »Planet Nine« could be a grapefruit-sized black hole.  The hypothetical planet will be heavily studied in Vera C. Rubin Observatory that's being built. Vera C. Rubin Observatory is expected to be operational by the end of the year. I hope we will find answers about unusual movements in the outer region of the Solar System, I have full confidence in the astronomers that they will succeed. I remember the discovery of the Higgs boson, it was really a breakthrough, to confirm the theory - The Standard Model of particle physics. Maybe we can expect similar breakthroughs in the near future regarding our Solar System. 
Science is competitive, aggressive, demanding. It is also imaginative, inspiring, uplifting.
Vera Rubin, American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates

19 April, 2020

The Future of MPEG Standards

MPEG-1, -2, -4, -5, -7, -21, then MPEG-A, -B, -C, -D, -E, -G, -H, -I, -M, -U, -V, furthermore MPEG-CICP, MPEG-DASH, MPEG-IoMT and finally MPEG-MAR. Since much of the possibilities are depleted I would say the future of MPEG is in the Greek alphabet: -α, -β, -γ, -δ, -ε and so on 😃

Seriously, MPEG has tons of cool standards to come: High Efficiency Video Coding (MPEG-H Part 2), MPEG-IoMT for Internet of Things, Compression of Neural Networks, MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework.

Read more about "New Protocols, Standards, File Types":
https://www.blogger.luka.jagor.info/2019/02/new-protocols-standards-file-types.html

MPEG Event starts tomorrow – the next big meeting - “MPEG 130 – Alpbach”, 4 days in a row. The Alpbach meeting will not be held physically, but online. Good luck to you all.

11 March, 2020

Big Artificial Intelligence Enhancement

According to Tesler's Theorem:
AI is whatever hasn't been done yet.
Google has programmed open-source TensorFlow Quantum - bringing together the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing. Xanadu AI now also has the same merge with their own open-source quantum framework.
A quantum computer is a new type of computer that stores and acts on information in its quantum form.
Dave Bacon, Google AI Quantum team

27 February, 2020

Beware – Online Marketplaces Are Dangerous

Most dangerous items:
  • USB chargers
  • Plastic toys
  • Children's clothing
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms that don't work
  • Teeth whitening products
66% of them fail EU safety laws with possible consequences such as electric shock, fire, or suffocation, the BEUC network says.
Read more about BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation (from the French name Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs, "European Bureau of Consumers' Unions") - official website here.

16 February, 2020

Download Graphene Manufacturing Handbook Funded by the European Union

Graphene is a new wonder material, but producing it was a problem. Problem is now solved - "Graphene Flagship" publishes handbook of graphene manufacturing, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/graphenewhitebook

About Graphene
Batteries, Space Elevator, desalination process, CPUs – they could all run on graphene in the near future.

About Graphene Flagship
With a budget of €1 billion, the Graphene Flagship represents a new form of joint, coordinated research on an unprecedented scale, forming Europe's biggest ever research initiative.
https://graphene-flagship.eu/

2020 Doomsday Clock Closer Than Ever

Picked quotes from around the world:
Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by a threat multiplier
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
We'd never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica
Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer
The main reason for this (global emergency) declaration (of COVID-19) is not because of what is happening in China, but because of what is happening in other countries. Our (WHO) greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems
Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization

2020 Doomsday Clock Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight


My solution

Please stop with all inconsiderate movements.
This article will make you think: Coronavirus or antibiotic resistance: Our appetite for animals (wild and domestic) poses big disease risks by Laura H. Kahn

19 September, 2019

It's Possible to Build a 'Space Elevator' With the Present Day Technology!

A space elevator is a proposed type of planet-to-space transportation system. The main component would be a cable (also called a tether) anchored to the surface and extending into space.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A new study suggests that humans can actually build a “space elevator” using existing technologies. Rather than building a space elevator up from Earth, build a 'spaceline' down from the Moon, say astrophysicists Zephyr Penoyre from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and Emily Sandford from Columbia University in New York.

Read the older article: https://www.blogger.luka.jagor.info/2017/04/my-view-of-building-space-elevator_27.html

25 August, 2019

Categorizing and Exploring the Universe

1. Solar System
2. Milky Way Galaxy
3. Observable Universe
4. Undefined
5. Multiverse
I hope it will help for better understanding.

All images above are courtesy of the Pixabay - 1 million+ Stunning Free Images to Use Anywhere.

Given enough time and the right technology (and assuming there’s not some serious competition), we might even be able to colonize the entire Milky Way galaxy someday

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Famous "Gaia" Book Series Author - James Lovelock

Scientist James Lovelock had set up the "Gaia hypothesis" back in 1969. It's "the Earth viewed as a vast self-regulating organism". The hypothesis contributed significantly to our understanding of global warming. I would recommend everyone to read his books about Gaia. James Lovelock is still vital, though at an advanced age.

Happy birthday dear James Lovelock!

23 August, 2019

Vegan Parents Couple Avoid Jail

An Australian couple, who fed their baby daughter a strict vegan diet resulting in severe malnourishment, has avoided jail time. The couple was sentenced to an 18-month jail term to be served as a community order.
There is a huge difference between vegetarian and vegan. Vegetarians don't eat animal products, but vegans don't eat animal products and by-products (e.g. eggs).In my opinion vegan diet isn't good, it is lacking proteins, vitamin B-12, zinc, iron, calcium...

Another example I would like to point out is how vegans supplement milk: they use soy,  rice, or almond milk, but are there any almonds in your almond milk?
I'll remain "Lacto-Ovo vegetarian" - do not eat meat, poultry, or fish, but do eat eggs and dairy products, because improved health is one of the major benefits of a vegetarian diet, and it's good for the environment.

11 August, 2019

Happy World Elephant Day - August 12

Protecting elephants is an important part of fighting climate change. Why? Because every day across Africa and Asia, elephants disperse billions of seeds, some of which will grow into the forests of tomorrow, sequestering and storing carbon, generating rainfall and stabilizing our climate. Save the elephants to save the forests to save the world!
Ian Redmond OBE, Wildlife biologist and Ambassador for the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species
Photo: Pixabay

This important species is facing a crisis.
TAKE ACTION - Donate to help raise awareness of the issues faced by elephants worldwide:
https://worldelephantday.org/take-action

31 July, 2019

5G is Coming to Customers - Update

Wireless can have the same low latency and high reliability as a wireline connection
Durga Malladi - Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
5G technology will revolutionize the industry, but there is a long road to smart city or "Internet of Things" reality, about five years. Also with a help of mixed or augmented reality, you will be able to learn or repair something easier.

Read about another viewpoint, my criticism of mixed reality / electronic contact lens hardware: