Will Real-World Laws Apply in Virtual Spaces?
By April Miller | AR Insider

VR reality is a technological advancement gradually making its way towards mainstream adoption. Younger people are more interested in VR than their older counterparts, but that doesn’t mean this tech won’t extend its reach. Because it’s new, VR will take some getting used to. This adjustment period will also include laws. VR shouldn’t be a lawless space — it’s about finding out how real-world rules work in the virtual world.

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The key to quantum computing AI applications: Flexible programming languages
by Jans Aasman, Franz Inc | Venturebeat

Photo by Manuel on Unsplash

The advance of quantum computing has the promise of reshaping artificial intelligence (AI) as it’s known and deployed today. This development is drastically expanding AI’s enterprise and commercial outreach, perhaps even getting closer to artificial general intelligence. And there is another promise of convergence of quantum computing, AI, and programming languages into a single computational environment.

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Colombia Set To Employ Ripple's XRPL Blockchain for Land Registry
By CoinQuora | Investing.com

  • The Government of Colombia is ready to utilize the XRPL blockchain for land registry.
  • Ripple, along with Barcelona-based Peersyst Technology, integrates the blockchain for AgenciaTierras.
  • Ripple CTO announces the launch of Clio 1.0, an XRP Ledger API server.

Fintech company Ripple (XRP), along with Barcelona-based software development firm, Peersyst Technology, announced the launch of Colombia’s first National Land Registry over the XRPL Blockchain after a year of work. This solution has been integrated for Colombia’s National Land Agency, AgenciaTierras.

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🌙 NASA - Best Photo from Last Week
Turquoise Plumes in the Large Magellanic Cloud

In this image from 2014, brightly glowing plumes of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) appear almost like an ocean current with turquoise-tinted currents and nebulous strands reaching out into the surroundings.

This image shows part of the Tarantula Nebula's outskirts located within the LMC, a small nearby galaxy that orbits the Milky Way and appears as a blurred blob in our skies. The Hubble Space Telescope has peeked many times into this galaxy, releasing stunning images of the whirling clouds of gas and sparkling stars.

In most images of the LMC the color is completely different to that seen here. For this image, researchers substituted the customary R filter, which selects the red light, and replaced it by a filter letting through the near-infrared light. In traditional images, the hydrogen gas appears pink because it shines most brightly in the red. Here however, other less prominent emission lines dominate in the blue and green filters.

This data is part of the Archival Pure Parallel Project (APPP), a project that gathered together and processed over 1,000 images taken using Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, obtained in parallel with other Hubble instruments. Much of the data in the project could be used to study a wide range of astronomical topics, including gravitational lensing and cosmic shear, exploring distant star-forming galaxies, supplementing observations in other wavelength ranges with optical data, and examining star populations from stellar heavyweights all the way down to solar-mass stars.

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA: acknowledgement: Josh Barrington

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2022
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