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The real research behind the wild rumors about OpenAI’s Q* project

OpenAI hasn't said what Q* is, but it has revealed plenty of clues. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) On November 22, a few days after OpenAI fired (and then re-hired) CEO Sam Altman, The Information report.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaDec 8th, 2023

Research shows how air pollution has offset expected increases in rainfall

We know that greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide should increase rainfall. The emissions heat the atmosphere, causing a one-two punch: Warmer oceans make it easier for water to evaporate, and warmer air can hold more water vapor, meaning mor.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 47 min. ago

Carbon emissions from the destruction of mangrove forests predicted to increase by 50,000% by the end of the century

The annual rate of carbon emissions due to the degradation of carbon stocks in mangrove forests is predicted to rise by nearly 50,000% by the end of the century, according to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters. Mangroves in regio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

The top 7 bestselling phones of 2023 were all … you guessed it

One brand dominated the top 10 chart for bestselling smartphones in 2023, according to data released this week by research firm Counterpoint......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 19 min. ago

Wire fraud scams escalate in real estate deals

In this Help Net Security video, Tyler Adams, CEO at CertifID, illustrates how the real estate sector needs to invest significant effort in educating consumers and implementing protective measures to safeguard real estate transactions. Recent CertifI.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

10 Reasons to Wait for the iPhone 16 & 7 Reasons Not To

iPhone 16 rumors have hinted at several significant upgrades and some shoppers might want to skip the iPhone 15 and wait for Apple’s 2024 iPhone. Many people will be perfectly fine buying an iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, or another model right now.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News14 hr. 19 min. ago

New research reveals the children with "no voice" in the family courts

Important decisions are made about a child's life during private law proceedings—but a strikingly large proportion of children are not seen by the professionals involved, and have no voice, new research shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Quality scores for forestry carbon credit types reveal complex landscape of integrity risks, transparency issues

The Carbon Credit Quality Initiative (CCQI) released new scores for two types of forestry carbon credits: improved forest management (IFM) and commercial afforestation. Together, these project types comprise approximately 10% of recent credit issuanc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Einstein telescope E-TEST prototype passes its first series of tests

The Einstein telescope project has reached a new stage, with the E-TEST prototype—developed in the ULiège and CSL laboratories—being sent to the Liège Space Centre to undergo a battery of cryogenic and vibration tests. To function optimally, th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Can"t stand gossip? New research suggests that gabbing about others is "not always a bad thing"

Rumormongers, blabbermouths, busybodies—no matter what you call them, gossipers get a bad rap. But new theoretical research conducted by University of Maryland and Stanford University researchers argues that gossipers aren't all that bad. In fact,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Accurate quantitative analysis of information loss from digital metasurfaces caused by mutual coupling

Research by Dr. Ruiwen Shao and Prof. Junwei Wu (Institute of Electromagnetic Space, Southeast University, Nanjing, China) teaches us about how digital metasurfaces lose information......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Study finds home heating fuel is direct source of sulfate in Fairbanks"s winter air

Use of residential heating fuel is the main contributor of primary sulfate pollution in Fairbanks's wintertime air, according to research conducted during an international science program in the community in 2022......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Australian citizen scientists hop to it with rabbit virus tracking project

Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, is calling on rural and regional Australians to join in the longest-running citizen science survey of rabbit diseases in the world, to help keep the invasive pest in check......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Research team develops nanoscale device for brain chemistry analysis

Longstanding challenges in biomedical research such as monitoring brain chemistry and tracking the spread of drugs through the body require much smaller and more precise sensors. A new nanoscale sensor that can monitor areas 1,000 times smaller than.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Utah"s Bonneville Salt Flats has long been in flux, new research finds

It has been long assumed that Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats was formed as its ancient namesake lake dried up 13,000 years ago. But new research from the University of Utah has gutted that narrative, determining these crusts did not form until several.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Researchers develop molecules for a new class of antibiotics that can overcome drug resistant bacteria

About a decade ago, researchers in UC Santa Barbara chemistry professor Guillermo Bazan's lab began to observe a recurring challenge in their research: Some of the compounds they were developing to harness energy from bacteria were instead killing th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Study: Replacing plastics with biodegradable alternatives would lead to significant carbon emissions reduction

Plastic pollution and its impact on the environment have become critical global issues in recent years. In response, the research teams have conducted a study to evaluate the carbon emissions associated with both traditional plastic products and biod.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Solar-driven green synthesis of epoxides

Research published in the journal Science China Chemistry is expected to serve as comprehensive background knowledge and to provide researchers with insight into the recent developments of solar-driven green synthesis of epoxides......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

New Pixel Fold 2 Renders Show Big Changes to Camera, Design

Pixel Fold 2 leaks are everywhere these days. First, we heard rumors of a device with better-than-expected specs, followed by a reveal of a device said to be the Fold 2 with a pretty radical change to the camera design. Now, 3D renders are here to tr.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News16 hr. 19 min. ago

ChatGPT goes temporarily “insane” with unexpected outputs, spooking users

Reddit user: "It's not just you, ChatGPT is having a stroke." Enlarge (credit: Benj Edwards / Getty Images) On Tuesday, ChatGPT users began reporting unexpected outputs from OpenAI's AI assistant, flooding the r/ChatGPT.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago

Pirate Site Blocking Boosts Legal Consumption, Research Finds

A new study has found that pirate site blocking in Brazil and India boosted legal consumption. The non-peer-reviewed research confirms previously published findings that were limited to the UK. The effects on unblocked pirate sites are mixed, however.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News17 hr. 19 min. ago