• AI set to upend melody making

      AI set to upend melody making

      The use of AI will undoubtedly lead to the revolution of music composing, but robots will not replace humans in the art of making melodies. Or at least that is the opinion of Francois Pachet, a scientist, composer and the director of the Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab.

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    • Microsoft invents glass that stores data

      Microsoft invents glass that stores data

      Solutions for storing data are always needed and now - even more than ever. Tech innovations such as fast data speeds like 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will let you download better quality shows and games than before, while the phone in your pocket can record 4K clips and take plenty of pictures, which usually require frequent backups.

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    • The future of humanity through the eyes of science

      The future of humanity through the eyes of science

      Next week, the Ratio forum for popular science will once again bring together a plethora of international lecturers tasked with translating the beauty of science into everyday language. In the seven years since its inception, the forum has been able to attract lecturers from all around the world, who have revealed to its audience mysteries like where extraterrestrial life hides; how humankind can colonise Space; what mathematics models, dead people and malaria have in common; the psychology of ghosts; how the brain neurons work and so on and so forth.

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    • Facebook reboots its role with media with a 'news tab'

      Facebook reboots its role with media with a 'news tab'

      Facebook began rolling out its dedicated "news tab" with professionally produced content - the latest move by the social network to promote journalism and shed its reputation as a platform for misinformation. The tab, being tested with some US users, will be separate from a user's normal feed and include articles from partner news organisations - making a clear distinction between journalism and stories shared by users from a wide range of sources to combat fake news.

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    • Sofia to build Big Data CoE

      Sofia to build Big Data CoE

      Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, in partnership with Sweden's Chalmers University of Technologies and Chalmers Industrial Technologies, has launched in Sofia, Bulgaria, the first ever “Big Data for Smart Society” Centre of Excellence (GATE CoE) in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Eastern Europe.

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    • New CRISPR tool to tackle a plethora of genetic diseases

      New CRISPR tool to tackle a plethora of genetic diseases

      For all the ease with which the wildly popular CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool alters genomes, it’s still somewhat prone to errors and unintended effects. A recently developed alternative, however, claims to offer greater control over genome edits - an advance that could be particularly important for developing gene therapies.

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    • The era of commercial satellite servicing arrives

      The era of commercial satellite servicing arrives

      Next year, the long-held dream of repairing satellites already in orbit around Earth will come a little closer to reality. Two new missions - from military contractor Northrop Grumman and a startup called Astroscale - will send spacecraft into orbit to rendezvous with other vehicles zooming around Earth to see if it's possible for two satellites to delicately meet up with each other in space.

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