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Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA

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Let’s talk spill-overs and biological malware! Just read: Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA In what appears to be the first successful hack of a software program using DNA, researchers say malware they incorporated into a genetic molecule allowed them to take control of a computer used to analyze it. Srikanth Perinkulam

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

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Makes me wonder if we as humans, were engineered by another intelligent form as a version of an AI, to create a smarter generation of AI. And if this really is a cascading iteration, which neural node are we in? Drawing a parallel, the current ‘generation’ of AI isn’t probably ‘aware’ of the existence of…

Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi

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Just read: Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi When I began studying how animals swim, I didn’t feel much like a physicist. I’d just finished my bachelor’s in physics during which time I’d been taught that physicists work on one of a handful of buzzwords: quantum mechanics, cosmology, gauge theory, and so on. Srikanth Perinkulam

The hunt for Twitter alternatives: Mastodon

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Just read: The hunt for Twitter alternatives: Mastodon Let’s get this out of the way right at the start: Mastodon is not a Twitter killer. It’s more like Twitter crossed with Reddit, plus it’s open source. But while Mastodon is not going to take over the world, it does have promise as a community platform.…

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone

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Srikanth Perinkulam Just read:Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone On a plate, a single banana seems whimsical—yellow and sweet, contained in its own easy-to-open peel. It is a charming breakfast luxury as silly as it is delicious and ever-present. Yet when you eat a banana the flavor on your tongue has complex…