Category: Science

Brazil has developed a new efficient farm for growing fish

Tilapia is one of the most common commercial fish, which is grown in special square cages and fed manually several times a day. Experts of the Brazilian company Fisher piscicultura aquaculture have developed a new technology, which differs from the previous one by much lower costs and mortality of fish. The new fish farm consists of several …

Thousands of crypto-currency projects are already dead

Two sites that actively catalog failed crypto projects, Coinopsy and DeadCoins, found that more than 1,000 projects were defeated in 2018. Projects are ranging from simply abandoned to frank skam. It is not surprising that the institutes are actively developing rules for the regulation of crypto-currencies, the SEC is followed with a sinking heart at the …

NASA plans to send an aircraft to Venus

NASA aerospace agency has long been interested in the sky of Venus. The space agency instructed the Colorado company Black Swift Technologies to develop an aircraft for atmospheric observations of Venus. “Black Swift Technologies provided air solutions for wild land fires, volcanoes, tornadoes and hurricanes – the most extreme phenomena on Earth,” says BST CEO Jack …

Best friends have exceptionally similar brain activity, suggesting relationships rely on how we ‘process the world’

Dating sites would be well-advised to add “brain activity” as a compatibility criterion, according to a study released on Tuesday showing that close friends have eerily comparable neural responses to life experiences. “Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways,” said lead author Carolyn Parkinson, director of the Computational Social …

May’s visit yields US$1.3b in Chinese funds for British biotech and life sciences companies

China’s increasing zeal for improving biotechnology and medical services is music to the ears of the British government after two venture capital firms received 8 billion yuan (US$1.3 billion) in funding commitments from mainland investors during Prime Minister Theresa May’s three-day visit last week. Future Planet Capital and Eight Great Technologies signed the memorandums of understanding …

Alibaba Cloud steps up its game as it offers quantum computing service

Alibaba Cloud on Friday launched the world’s second-most powerful quantum computing service on the cloud after IBM in association with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. While Alibaba Cloud’s quantum computer is capable of processing 11 quantum bits (qubits), IBM launched a 20-qubit computer last November. Shi Yaoyun, chief quantum technology scientist at Alibaba Cloud, said that …

In battle for global tech talent, Beijing offers foreign researchers the perk of bringing their own helpers 

Employees at Google’s $131 million campus in Boulder, Colorado, can play with pinball machines, shoot pool, and enjoy freshly made pizza in the cafeteria. Over in Beijing, the municipal government is offering an unusual perk: allowing foreign researchers to bring along their domestic helpers.  That would be on top of more generous visa terms and even …