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Milky Way New Mapping, Extradordinary
Polish Astronomers Provide Large and Precise 3D Scaled Map
Source: University of Warsaw
Surprise Finding "Warped and Twisted", Not Flat
Astronomers from the University of Warsaw in Poland have created the most precise and largest map of the Milky Way to date. By tracking thousands of stars pulsating in the galaxy, they've created a 3D scale map of the system. They discovered that it isn't as flat as a pancake but twists and turns in shape much more than previously thought by astronomers.
The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy measuring 120,000 light years across. It's a mass of stars, gas and dust about 27,000 light years from the Earth. The team found the distortions in the Milky Way are immense with some stars 60,000 light years away from the Milky Way's center. And, the galaxy's thickness is quite variable.
The astronomers cited several potential causes for the "warped and twisted" variations including interactions with nearby galaxies, intergalactic gas and even dark matter. Their groundbreaking work was just published in the journal Science.
Continuous Supply of New Neurons Tied to Lifetime Learning & Memory Important Discovery by University of Pennsylvania Medical School Scientists
This is breakthrough research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The scientists have shown for the first time that brain neurons grow and develop over a lifetime from a single population of stem cells in the hippocampus region of the brain. That region is the brain's center of memory and learning. It's also a key area of reaction to stress and mood adjustments.
Why is This Important to You
The discovery underscores how a continuous supply of new neurons throughout life is the source of youthful like learning and memory throughout your life. The discovery was found in research on mice. And, it sets a new benchmark. It helps neuroscientists to determine how to enable youthful life brain conditions for memory and learning for all of us throughout our lives. It's also a path of discovery to repair and regen…
IBM has unveiled the world's first commercial and standalone quantum computer. The IBM Q System One is the first quantum computer to leave the research lab. It's on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The computer sits inside a 9 foot tall and 9 foot wide glass case. It is the same display case as the one that protects the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. The computer is so powerful it leaves supercomputers in the dust. For a news blog on the unveiling go to Important Innovations Collection: IBM Unveils Quantum Computing System: Big Blue's Big Computer Source: IBM Quantum Computer IBM Q System One IBM is unveiling an integrated system for Quantum comput...
Walker and Cruzr
UBTECH has unveiled a pair of new, advanced robots. They are new versions of the company's Walker bipedal humanoid robot and Cruzr. Cruzr is a cloud-based, intelligent service robot. The company says its performance and reliability have been greatly improved. Walker, as you can see in the photo, now has arms and hands and seems to enjoy piano music. UBTECH is a leading, global AI and humanoid robotics company based in China. The new robots are enabled by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic technology.
Retail Cruzr Customers' Service Bot
UBTECH says the robots are specifically designed to enhance the home and retail environments. Cruzr has servo motors, a powerful processor and a redesigned audio chamber for better sound quality. It's started working in retail stores in Europe to help customers. It's available for sale globally.
Walker the Home Bot
Walker is a big "agile companion robo…