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Wondering where the strontium in your old CRT monitor came from? Two colliding neutron stars show us

First time heavy elements spotted in neutron star collision For the first time astroboffins have discovered strontium, a heavy element nestled near the bottom left hand side of the periodic table, being created in space by the collision of two neutron stars. The findings, reported in a paper in Nature on Wednesday, are a vital...


Deepfakes, quantum computing cracking codes, ransomware… Find out what’s really freaking out Uncle Sam

We sat through this 90-minute committee hearing so you didn’t have to Vid The US House Committee on Homeland Security grilled a panel of experts to understand how foreign adversaries could weaponise emerging technologies like AI and quantum computing in cybersecurity. “The rapid proliferation of new technology is changing the world,” Cedric Richmond (D-LA), chairman...


YouTube thinkfluencer Siraj Raval admits he plagiarized boffins’ neural qubit papers – as ESA axes his workshop

Oops I did it again. And by it, we mean, ripped people off Internet celeb Siraj Raval’s reputation continues spiraling downward – after he admitted plagiarizing real scientists’ work to produce a paper on neural qubits. Raval – who has 700,000 YouTube subscribers and 70,000 Twitter followers – was last month accused of scamming hundreds...


Facial recognition at festivals, stupid shoplifting algorithms, Google shares data to kill off deepfakes

Also, is AI as good as doctors? Roundup Let’s catch you up on recent AI news happenings. Facial recognition at music festivals, yay or nay? Musicians and festival organizers are freaking out over the use facial recognition cameras being used during live performances. Several artists have joined a campaign organised by the non-profit activist group...