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      string(105) "Engineers create hybrid chips with processors and memory to run AI on battery-powered devices – NovLink"
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Journal Reference:

  1. Wei Qin, Kelvin F. Cho, Peter E. Cavanagh, Alice Y. Ting. Deciphering molecular interactions by proximity labeling. Nature Methods, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41592-020-01010-5

“Transactions between processors and memory can consume 95 percent of the energy needed to do machine learning and AI, and that severely limits battery life,” said computer scientist Subhasish Mitra, senior author of a new study published in Nature Electronics.

Now, a team that includes Stanford computer scientist Mary Wootters and electrical engineer H.-S. Philip Wong has designed a system that can run AI tasks faster, and with less energy, by harnessing eight hybrid chips, each with its own data processor built right next to its own memory storage.

This paper builds on the team’s prior development of a new memory technology, called RRAM, that stores data even when power is switched off — like flash memory — only faster and more energy efficiently. Their RRAM advance enabled the Stanford researchers to develop an earlier generation of hybrid chips that worked alone. Their latest design incorporates a critical new element: algorithms that meld the eight, separate hybrid chips into one energy-efficient AI-processing engine.

“If we could have built one massive, conventional chip with all the processing and memory needed, we’d have done so, but the amount of data it takes to solve AI problems makes that a dream,” Mitra said. “Instead, we trick the hybrids into thinking they’re one chip, which is why we call this the Illusion System.”

The researchers developed Illusion as part of the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI), a $1.5 billion program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA, which helped spawn the internet more than 50 years ago, is supporting research investigating workarounds to Moore’s Law, which has driven electronic advances by shrinking transistors. But transistors can’t keep shrinking forever.

“To surpass the limits of conventional electronics, we’ll need new hardware technologies and new ideas about how to use them,” Wootters said.

The Stanford-led team built and tested its prototype with help from collaborators at the French research institute CEA-Leti and at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The team’s eight-chip system is just the beginning. In simulations, the researchers showed how systems with 64 hybrid chips could run AI applications seven times faster than current processors, using one-seventh as much energy.

Such capabilities could one day enable Illusion Systems to become the brains of augmented and virtual reality glasses that would use deep neural networks to learn by spotting objects and people in the environment, and provide wearers with contextual information — imagine an AR/VR system to help birdwatchers identify unknown specimens.

Stanford graduate student Robert Radway, who is first author of the Nature Electronics study, said the team also developed new algorithms to recompile existing AI programs, written for today’s processors, to run on the new multi-chip systems. Collaborators from Facebook helped the team test AI programs that validated their efforts. Next steps include increasing the processing and memory capabilities of individual hybrid chips and demonstrating how to mass produce them cheaply.

“The fact that our fabricated prototype is working as we expected suggests we’re on the right track,” said Wong, who believes Illusion Systems could be ready for marketability within three to five years.

This research was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the Stanford SystemX Alliance and Intel Corporation.

Engineers create hybrid chips with processors and memory to run AI on battery-powered devices

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Journal Reference:

  1. Wei Qin, Kelvin F. Cho, Peter E. Cavanagh, Alice Y. Ting. Deciphering molecular interactions by proximity labeling. Nature Methods, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41592-020-01010-5

“Transactions between processors and memory can consume 95 percent of the energy needed to do machine learning and AI, and that severely limits battery life,” said computer scientist Subhasish Mitra, senior author of a new study published in Nature Electronics.

Now, a team that includes Stanford computer scientist Mary Wootters and electrical engineer H.-S. Philip Wong has designed a system that can run AI tasks faster, and with less energy, by harnessing eight hybrid chips, each with its own data processor built right next to its own memory storage.

This paper builds on the team’s prior development of a new memory technology, called RRAM, that stores data even when power is switched off — like flash memory — only faster and more energy efficiently. Their RRAM advance enabled the Stanford researchers to develop an earlier generation of hybrid chips that worked alone. Their latest design incorporates a critical new element: algorithms that meld the eight, separate hybrid chips into one energy-efficient AI-processing engine.

“If we could have built one massive, conventional chip with all the processing and memory needed, we’d have done so, but the amount of data it takes to solve AI problems makes that a dream,” Mitra said. “Instead, we trick the hybrids into thinking they’re one chip, which is why we call this the Illusion System.”

The researchers developed Illusion as part of the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI), a $1.5 billion program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA, which helped spawn the internet more than 50 years ago, is supporting research investigating workarounds to Moore’s Law, which has driven electronic advances by shrinking transistors. But transistors can’t keep shrinking forever.

“To surpass the limits of conventional electronics, we’ll need new hardware technologies and new ideas about how to use them,” Wootters said.

The Stanford-led team built and tested its prototype with help from collaborators at the French research institute CEA-Leti and at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The team’s eight-chip system is just the beginning. In simulations, the researchers showed how systems with 64 hybrid chips could run AI applications seven times faster than current processors, using one-seventh as much energy.

Such capabilities could one day enable Illusion Systems to become the brains of augmented and virtual reality glasses that would use deep neural networks to learn by spotting objects and people in the environment, and provide wearers with contextual information — imagine an AR/VR system to help birdwatchers identify unknown specimens.

Stanford graduate student Robert Radway, who is first author of the Nature Electronics study, said the team also developed new algorithms to recompile existing AI programs, written for today’s processors, to run on the new multi-chip systems. Collaborators from Facebook helped the team test AI programs that validated their efforts. Next steps include increasing the processing and memory capabilities of individual hybrid chips and demonstrating how to mass produce them cheaply.

“The fact that our fabricated prototype is working as we expected suggests we’re on the right track,” said Wong, who believes Illusion Systems could be ready for marketability within three to five years.

This research was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the Stanford SystemX Alliance and Intel Corporation.

Engineers create hybrid chips with processors and memory to run AI on battery-powered devices

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1629293660) } [1]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(71) "The Small Satellite That Will Characterize The Atmosphere of Exoplanets" ["link"]=> string(113) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/space/2021/08/18/the-small-satellite-that-will-characterize-the-atmosphere-of-exoplanets/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Betty Foster" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 18 Aug 2021 13:24:57 +0000" ["category"]=> string(5) "Space" ["guid"]=> string(113) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/space/2021/08/18/the-small-satellite-that-will-characterize-the-atmosphere-of-exoplanets/" ["description"]=> string(96) "Pandora is a SmallSat mission designed to study the atmosphere of exoplanets and was selected..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(2257) "

Pandora is a SmallSat mission designed to study the atmosphere of exoplanets and was selected as part of NASA’s Astrophysics Pioneers Program.

Transmitting exoplanet transmission spectroscopy provides our best opportunity to identify the composition of planetary atmospheres in the next decade.

Variations in stellar brightness due to star spots, however, can impact these measurements and contaminate the observed spectra. The objective of the Pandora mission is to separate the signals from stars and planets into transmission spectra to reliably determine the compositions of the exoplanet’s atmosphere. Pandora will collect long-term photometric observations with a visible light channel and simultaneous spectra with a near-infrared channel. Broad-wavelength coverage will provide restrictions on the site and on the faculas that cover fractions of low-mass exoplanet host stars and the impact of these active regions on the exoplanetary transmission spectra. The Pandora mission will further identify exoplanets with atmospheres dominated by hydrogen or water and will robustly determine which planets are covered by clouds and fog.

The project is made possible by leveraging investments in other projects, including an all-aluminum 0.45 meter Cassegrain telescope design and a James Webb Space Telescope NIR sensor chip set. The mission will last five years, from initial formulation to completion, with one year of scientific operations. Launch is planned for the mid-2020s as a secondary payload in low-Earth orbit synchronous with the Sun. By design, Pandora has a diverse team, with more than half of the mission leadership roles filled by scientists and engineers in early career, demonstrating the high value of SmallSats for developing the next generation of space mission leaders.

Source:

http://astrobiology.com/2021/08/the-pandora-smallsat-multiwavelength-characterization-of-exoplanets-and-their-host-stars.html

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Pandora is a SmallSat mission designed to study the atmosphere of exoplanets and was selected as part of NASA’s Astrophysics Pioneers Program.

Transmitting exoplanet transmission spectroscopy provides our best opportunity to identify the composition of planetary atmospheres in the next decade.

Variations in stellar brightness due to star spots, however, can impact these measurements and contaminate the observed spectra. The objective of the Pandora mission is to separate the signals from stars and planets into transmission spectra to reliably determine the compositions of the exoplanet’s atmosphere. Pandora will collect long-term photometric observations with a visible light channel and simultaneous spectra with a near-infrared channel. Broad-wavelength coverage will provide restrictions on the site and on the faculas that cover fractions of low-mass exoplanet host stars and the impact of these active regions on the exoplanetary transmission spectra. The Pandora mission will further identify exoplanets with atmospheres dominated by hydrogen or water and will robustly determine which planets are covered by clouds and fog.

The project is made possible by leveraging investments in other projects, including an all-aluminum 0.45 meter Cassegrain telescope design and a James Webb Space Telescope NIR sensor chip set. The mission will last five years, from initial formulation to completion, with one year of scientific operations. Launch is planned for the mid-2020s as a secondary payload in low-Earth orbit synchronous with the Sun. By design, Pandora has a diverse team, with more than half of the mission leadership roles filled by scientists and engineers in early career, demonstrating the high value of SmallSats for developing the next generation of space mission leaders.

Source:

http://astrobiology.com/2021/08/the-pandora-smallsat-multiwavelength-characterization-of-exoplanets-and-their-host-stars.html

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1629293097) } [2]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(57) "The Missio at Rock for People Hope also brought a message" ["link"]=> string(99) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/music/2021/08/18/the-missio-at-rock-for-people-hope-also-brought-a-message/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Betty Foster" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 18 Aug 2021 13:15:55 +0000" ["category"]=> string(27) "Musiccsdvdmusicserverreview" ["guid"]=> string(99) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/music/2021/08/18/the-missio-at-rock-for-people-hope-also-brought-a-message/" ["description"]=> string(84) "When you play the Missio board to the average listener, they may be guessing that..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4807) "

When you play the Missio board to the average listener, they may be guessing that they are Twenty One Pilots. He would not be far from the truth. The similarity is striking. Although there are three and in addition to the singer and drummer, they also have keyboard and guitar players in one person, but in terms of genre, sound and themes, they can shake hands with their colleagues.

Live: Missio

place: Rock for People Hope, Věkoše Airport, Hradec Králové
date: August 14, 2021
setlist: Can You Feel The Sun, Vagabond, Underground, Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea, Wolves, Hoodie Up, Rad Drugz, Sing To Me, I See You, Roman Empire, Dizzy, P.O.L.I.T.I.C.S., Shimmy / I Don’t Give A…, Twisted, Everybody Gets High, Middle Fingers


© Marie Trávníčková

They performed at Rock For People the year before last, and when they were to rehearse the Prague audience in March 2020, they became one of the first to be able to play the concert. Instead of touring, the band from Austin, Texas released the excellent album “Can You Feel The Sun”, contributed to the soundtrack to the game “Death Stranding” by Hide Kojima and waited for what would happen. It seems almost unbelievable that during all the anti-pandemic measures, it was possible to arrange for the American trio (but it officially presents itself as a duo, the drummer is not a member) to look at us again. The title single became their accompanying composition when they stepped peacefully on stage, and like the warm rays of the sun, they gradually reached all corners, and he changed from an acoustic introduction to a massive mass of music that flooded the space under the KB stage. Singer Matthew Brue has a tattooed Jesus on his right shoulder and death on his left. Due to his cry: “Fuck the politicians, fuck the religion!” but he probably won’t be so pious. Rather, he acts as the person in whom it all washes. And he thinks about it a lot. He is not a frontman who demands applause. Rather, he admits during the concert that he was surprised by the pandemic. He expected people to unite against a common enemy, and on the contrary, they showed the worst of themselves and only highlighted the differences that had been between them until then.

Missio, Rock For People Hope, Festivalpark, Hradec Králové, 14.8.2021
© Marie Trávníčková

He also wrote the song “I See You”, in which he tried to express what it means to love someone unconditionally. Perceive him fully when you talk to him. And to love him despite his many mistakes. And so it could be continued. Except for the drums, dreaded David Butler controlled all the music with a pad, keyboards or guitar, and it all worked great live. Both are fit, they put a lot of energy and even more passion into the show. It was obvious how happy they were that they all succeeded, and they can play on the biggest stage from the position of headliners, which would probably not have happened to them during the regular year of the Hradec Králové festival. The singer crossed from left to right, singing firmly and confidently. It was clear that he could handle large stages without any problems, and the lighting and sound engineer also helped him greatly. So in the end everything worked out. It was fun, it had style, swing and in the middle of it all was an intelligent personality with opinions. It would be nice to see them again.

.

" } ["summary"]=> string(84) "When you play the Missio board to the average listener, they may be guessing that..." ["atom_content"]=> string(4807) "

When you play the Missio board to the average listener, they may be guessing that they are Twenty One Pilots. He would not be far from the truth. The similarity is striking. Although there are three and in addition to the singer and drummer, they also have keyboard and guitar players in one person, but in terms of genre, sound and themes, they can shake hands with their colleagues.

Live: Missio

place: Rock for People Hope, Věkoše Airport, Hradec Králové
date: August 14, 2021
setlist: Can You Feel The Sun, Vagabond, Underground, Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea, Wolves, Hoodie Up, Rad Drugz, Sing To Me, I See You, Roman Empire, Dizzy, P.O.L.I.T.I.C.S., Shimmy / I Don’t Give A…, Twisted, Everybody Gets High, Middle Fingers


© Marie Trávníčková

They performed at Rock For People the year before last, and when they were to rehearse the Prague audience in March 2020, they became one of the first to be able to play the concert. Instead of touring, the band from Austin, Texas released the excellent album “Can You Feel The Sun”, contributed to the soundtrack to the game “Death Stranding” by Hide Kojima and waited for what would happen. It seems almost unbelievable that during all the anti-pandemic measures, it was possible to arrange for the American trio (but it officially presents itself as a duo, the drummer is not a member) to look at us again. The title single became their accompanying composition when they stepped peacefully on stage, and like the warm rays of the sun, they gradually reached all corners, and he changed from an acoustic introduction to a massive mass of music that flooded the space under the KB stage. Singer Matthew Brue has a tattooed Jesus on his right shoulder and death on his left. Due to his cry: “Fuck the politicians, fuck the religion!” but he probably won’t be so pious. Rather, he acts as the person in whom it all washes. And he thinks about it a lot. He is not a frontman who demands applause. Rather, he admits during the concert that he was surprised by the pandemic. He expected people to unite against a common enemy, and on the contrary, they showed the worst of themselves and only highlighted the differences that had been between them until then.

Missio, Rock For People Hope, Festivalpark, Hradec Králové, 14.8.2021
© Marie Trávníčková

He also wrote the song “I See You”, in which he tried to express what it means to love someone unconditionally. Perceive him fully when you talk to him. And to love him despite his many mistakes. And so it could be continued. Except for the drums, dreaded David Butler controlled all the music with a pad, keyboards or guitar, and it all worked great live. Both are fit, they put a lot of energy and even more passion into the show. It was obvious how happy they were that they all succeeded, and they can play on the biggest stage from the position of headliners, which would probably not have happened to them during the regular year of the Hradec Králové festival. The singer crossed from left to right, singing firmly and confidently. It was clear that he could handle large stages without any problems, and the lighting and sound engineer also helped him greatly. So in the end everything worked out. It was fun, it had style, swing and in the middle of it all was an intelligent personality with opinions. It would be nice to see them again.

.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1629292555) } [3]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(71) "Doctors said it’s ‘a miracle’ Benfica’s former striker is alive" ["link"]=> string(109) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/international/2021/08/18/doctors-said-its-a-miracle-benficas-former-striker-is-alive/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Betty Foster" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 18 Aug 2021 13:07:03 +0000" ["category"]=> string(81) "InternationalaliveBenficasDoctorsJNMiraclenewspaperRaul JimenezsportstrikerWolves" ["guid"]=> string(109) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/international/2021/08/18/doctors-said-its-a-miracle-benficas-former-striker-is-alive/" ["description"]=> string(96) "Eduardo Pedrosa Costa Today at 12:05 Raúl Jiménez revealed in an interview with the English..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4455) "

Raúl Jiménez revealed in an interview with the English press that doctors told him it was a miracle he was alive, having fractured his skull in an incident in a game against Arsenal last season.

Last season, the Premier League experienced one of the scariest moments. In the match between Arsenal and Wolves, Raúl Jiménez and David Luiz accidentally bumped heads and the Mexican was in serious condition. He had to receive oxygen while still on the lawn and was urgently transported to hospital after suffering a brain trauma and a fractured skull.

Nine months later, he has returned to playing football and performing 90 minutes. With this difficult stage overcome, the former Benfica forward spoke to English journalists to tell some details of his injury and subsequent treatment.

“From day one the doctors and surgeons told me what had happened and what the risks were. They told me it was a miracle to be here, to be alive. is that the surgery had to be urgent and the doctors did a great job. The fracture took longer than expected to heal and it is really a miracle that I am here with you today,” he said.

Jiménez confessed that he experienced some psychological difficulties during his recovery, but that the support of Wolves’ teammates and staff helped him a lot. The Mexican revealed that Petr Cech, who also suffered a head injury in 2006 and had to wear a helmet until the end of his career as protection, offered to help.

“I was in contact with Petr. He texted me saying that when I needed and wanted he was there. Once, we went to a game in London and he went to the hotel with the doctor to deliver one of his helmets to see if we could do something similar. Even though they didn’t know me, they were there to help me.”

Despite the complicated recovery process and the seriousness of the injury, Jiménez explained that he never doubted that he would play football again. “I always thought it was like an ankle or knee injury, and that after my recovery I would be back to doing what I like. I never thought about ending my career or quitting playing. I was always confident that I would come back,” he said.

The Mexican now wears head protection in heading situations, contact drills or games. Despite being aware of her importance and being something comfortable, Jiménez confessed that he preferred to play without her. “If it were up to me, I wouldn’t use it. But the doctors said it’s a protection to prevent something from happening to me, which can be even more dangerous at the moment. I feel good about playing without it, but I have to follow the doctors’ advice “.

The future is now bright for Raúl Jiménez, who says he is eager to hear Wolves supporters chant his name. “Now I feel like a player again. I’m training and I’m waiting for the fans to chant my name.”

.

" } ["summary"]=> string(96) "Eduardo Pedrosa Costa Today at 12:05 Raúl Jiménez revealed in an interview with the English..." ["atom_content"]=> string(4455) "

Raúl Jiménez revealed in an interview with the English press that doctors told him it was a miracle he was alive, having fractured his skull in an incident in a game against Arsenal last season.

Last season, the Premier League experienced one of the scariest moments. In the match between Arsenal and Wolves, Raúl Jiménez and David Luiz accidentally bumped heads and the Mexican was in serious condition. He had to receive oxygen while still on the lawn and was urgently transported to hospital after suffering a brain trauma and a fractured skull.

Nine months later, he has returned to playing football and performing 90 minutes. With this difficult stage overcome, the former Benfica forward spoke to English journalists to tell some details of his injury and subsequent treatment.

“From day one the doctors and surgeons told me what had happened and what the risks were. They told me it was a miracle to be here, to be alive. is that the surgery had to be urgent and the doctors did a great job. The fracture took longer than expected to heal and it is really a miracle that I am here with you today,” he said.

Jiménez confessed that he experienced some psychological difficulties during his recovery, but that the support of Wolves’ teammates and staff helped him a lot. The Mexican revealed that Petr Cech, who also suffered a head injury in 2006 and had to wear a helmet until the end of his career as protection, offered to help.

“I was in contact with Petr. He texted me saying that when I needed and wanted he was there. Once, we went to a game in London and he went to the hotel with the doctor to deliver one of his helmets to see if we could do something similar. Even though they didn’t know me, they were there to help me.”

Despite the complicated recovery process and the seriousness of the injury, Jiménez explained that he never doubted that he would play football again. “I always thought it was like an ankle or knee injury, and that after my recovery I would be back to doing what I like. I never thought about ending my career or quitting playing. I was always confident that I would come back,” he said.

The Mexican now wears head protection in heading situations, contact drills or games. Despite being aware of her importance and being something comfortable, Jiménez confessed that he preferred to play without her. “If it were up to me, I wouldn’t use it. But the doctors said it’s a protection to prevent something from happening to me, which can be even more dangerous at the moment. I feel good about playing without it, but I have to follow the doctors’ advice “.

The future is now bright for Raúl Jiménez, who says he is eager to hear Wolves supporters chant his name. “Now I feel like a player again. I’m training and I’m waiting for the fans to chant my name.”

.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1629292023) } [4]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(42) "Elderly Expenses | Finance and Investment" ["link"]=> string(83) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/economy/2021/08/18/elderly-expenses-finance-and-investment/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Michael Johnson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 18 Aug 2021 13:02:36 +0000" ["category"]=> string(7) "Economy" ["guid"]=> string(83) "https://mynewspaper.xyz/economy/2021/08/18/elderly-expenses-finance-and-investment/" ["description"]=> string(102) "Statistics Canada produces a table1 which presents Canadian household spending by age groups of the..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(2806) "

Statistics Canada produces a table1 which presents Canadian household spending by age groups of the reference person. The household reference person is defined as the household member who is the main financial support (for example, the one who pays the rent, mortgage, property taxes or electricity).

The most recent data, those for 2019, are summarized in the table below:

Source: ConFor financiers, based on the aforementioned Statistics Canada table

To see this table in large, click here.

Comments on Elderly Expenses

Obviously, the distribution of seniors’ expenses will vary according to income level and age. We are limited here by the data available for the “65 and over” age group. However, we note that, for this age group, the Top 5 (in order) of the most important expenses, all income combined, goes as follows: Housing, taxes, food, transport and expenses common.

Health spending arrives at 8e ranks behind leisure expenses and Gifts, pensions and donations. It is true that the relative weight of health expenditure is increasing at a significant rate, more than 57% increase between the age group of 55 to 64 years and that of 65 years and over. But even here, health care spending does not show the largest increase in relative weights. In fact, the prize goes to the item “Cash gifts, alimony and charitable donations” which grows by more than 111% between these same age groups. Hopefully this rapid growth is not due to alimony!

In conclusion

The objective here is not to reduce the importance and the weight of health expenditure in the budget of the elderly and retirees. Just don’t forget that other expense items are just as important (or more?)

Note: 1 – Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0227-01 Household expenditure by age of reference person

Martin Dupras, a.s.a., Pl.Fin., M.Fisc, ASC

Fellow de l’IQPF

ConFor financiers inc.

August 2021

" } ["summary"]=> string(102) "Statistics Canada produces a table1 which presents Canadian household spending by age groups of the..." ["atom_content"]=> string(2806) "

Statistics Canada produces a table1 which presents Canadian household spending by age groups of the reference person. The household reference person is defined as the household member who is the main financial support (for example, the one who pays the rent, mortgage, property taxes or electricity).

The most recent data, those for 2019, are summarized in the table below:

Source: ConFor financiers, based on the aforementioned Statistics Canada table

To see this table in large, click here.

Comments on Elderly Expenses

Obviously, the distribution of seniors’ expenses will vary according to income level and age. We are limited here by the data available for the “65 and over” age group. However, we note that, for this age group, the Top 5 (in order) of the most important expenses, all income combined, goes as follows: Housing, taxes, food, transport and expenses common.

Health spending arrives at 8e ranks behind leisure expenses and Gifts, pensions and donations. It is true that the relative weight of health expenditure is increasing at a significant rate, more than 57% increase between the age group of 55 to 64 years and that of 65 years and over. But even here, health care spending does not show the largest increase in relative weights. In fact, the prize goes to the item “Cash gifts, alimony and charitable donations” which grows by more than 111% between these same age groups. Hopefully this rapid growth is not due to alimony!

In conclusion

The objective here is not to reduce the importance and the weight of health expenditure in the budget of the elderly and retirees. Just don’t forget that other expense items are just as important (or more?)

Note: 1 – Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0227-01 Household expenditure by age of reference person

Martin Dupras, a.s.a., Pl.Fin., M.Fisc, ASC

Fellow de l’IQPF

ConFor financiers inc.

August 2021

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Journal Reference:

  1. Keith M. Davis III, Michiel Spapé, Tuukka Ruotsalo. Collaborative Filtering with Preferences Inferred from Brain Signals. The Web Conference 2021, 2021 DOI: 10.1145/3442381.3450031

We have become accustomed to online algorithms trying to guess our preferences for everything from movies and music to news and shopping. This is based not only on what we have searched for, looked at, or listened to, but also on how these activities compare to others. Collaborative filtering, as the technique is called, uses hidden patterns in our behavior and the behavior of others to predict which things we may find interesting or appealing.

But what if the algorithms could use responses from our brain rather than just our behavior? It may sound a bit like science fiction, but a project combining computer science and cognitive neuroscience showed that brain-based collaborative filtering is indeed possible. By using an algorithm to match an individual’s pattern of brain responses with those of others, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Helsinki were able to predict a person’s attraction to a not-yet-seen face.

Previously the researchers had placed EEG electrodes onto the heads of study participants and showed them images of various faces, and thereby demonstrated that machine learning can use electrical activity from the brain to detect which faces the subjects found most attractive.

“Through comparing the brain activity of others, we’ve now also found it possible to predict faces each participant would find appealing prior to seeing them. In this way, we can make reliable recommendations for users — just as streaming services suggest new films or series based on the history of the users,” explains senior author Dr. Tuukka Ruotsalo of the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science.

Towards mindful computing and greater self-awareness

Industries and service providers are more and more often giving personalized recommendations and we are now starting to expect individually tailored content from them. Consequently, researchers and industries are interested in developing more accurate techniques of satisfying this demand. However, the current collaborative filtering techniques which are based on explicit behaviour in terms of ratings, click behaviour, content sharing etc. are not always reliable methods of revealing our real and underlying preferences.

“Due to social norms or other factors, users may not reveal their actual preferences through their behaviour online. Therefore, explicit behaviour may be biased. The brain signals we investigated were picked up very early after viewing, so they are more related to immediate impressions than carefully considered behaviour,” explains co-author Dr. Michiel Spapé.

“The electrical activity in our brains is an alternative and rather untapped source of information. In the longer term, the method can probably be used to provide much more nuanced information about people’s preferences than is possible today. This could be to decode the underlying reasons for a person’s liking of certain songs — which could be related to the emotions that they evoke,” explains Tuukka Ruotsalo.

But researchers don’t just see the new method as a useful way for advertisers and streaming services to sell products or retain users. As lead author Keith Davis points out:

“I consider our study as a step towards an era that some refer to as “mindful computing,” in which, by using a combination of computers and neuroscience techniques, users will be able to access unique information about themselves. Indeed, Brain-Computer Interfacing as it is known, could become a tool for understanding oneself better.”

Nevertheless, there is still a way to go before the technique can be applied beyond the laboratory. The researchers point out that brain-computer interface devices must become cheaper and easier to use before they find themselves in the hands or strapped to the heads of casual users. Their best guess is that this will take at least 10 years.

The researchers also underscore that the technology comes with a significant challenge for protecting brain-based data from misuse and that it is important for the research community to carefully consider data privacy, ownership and the ethical use of raw data collected by EEG.

ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT

In the experiment, participants were shown a large number of images of human faces and asked to look for those that they found attractive. While doing so, their brain signals were recorded. This data was used to train a machine learning model to distinguish between the brain activity when the participant saw a face that they found attractive versus when they saw a face that they did not find attractive.

With a different machine learning model, the brain-based data from a larger number of participants was used to calculate which new facial images each participant would find attractive. Thus, the prediction was based partly on individual participant’s own brain signals and partly on how other participants responded to the images.

Computers can now predict our preferences directly from our brain

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Journal Reference:

  1. Keith M. Davis III, Michiel Spapé, Tuukka Ruotsalo. Collaborative Filtering with Preferences Inferred from Brain Signals. The Web Conference 2021, 2021 DOI: 10.1145/3442381.3450031

We have become accustomed to online algorithms trying to guess our preferences for everything from movies and music to news and shopping. This is based not only on what we have searched for, looked at, or listened to, but also on how these activities compare to others. Collaborative filtering, as the technique is called, uses hidden patterns in our behavior and the behavior of others to predict which things we may find interesting or appealing.

But what if the algorithms could use responses from our brain rather than just our behavior? It may sound a bit like science fiction, but a project combining computer science and cognitive neuroscience showed that brain-based collaborative filtering is indeed possible. By using an algorithm to match an individual’s pattern of brain responses with those of others, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Helsinki were able to predict a person’s attraction to a not-yet-seen face.

Previously the researchers had placed EEG electrodes onto the heads of study participants and showed them images of various faces, and thereby demonstrated that machine learning can use electrical activity from the brain to detect which faces the subjects found most attractive.

“Through comparing the brain activity of others, we’ve now also found it possible to predict faces each participant would find appealing prior to seeing them. In this way, we can make reliable recommendations for users — just as streaming services suggest new films or series based on the history of the users,” explains senior author Dr. Tuukka Ruotsalo of the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science.

Towards mindful computing and greater self-awareness

Industries and service providers are more and more often giving personalized recommendations and we are now starting to expect individually tailored content from them. Consequently, researchers and industries are interested in developing more accurate techniques of satisfying this demand. However, the current collaborative filtering techniques which are based on explicit behaviour in terms of ratings, click behaviour, content sharing etc. are not always reliable methods of revealing our real and underlying preferences.

“Due to social norms or other factors, users may not reveal their actual preferences through their behaviour online. Therefore, explicit behaviour may be biased. The brain signals we investigated were picked up very early after viewing, so they are more related to immediate impressions than carefully considered behaviour,” explains co-author Dr. Michiel Spapé.

“The electrical activity in our brains is an alternative and rather untapped source of information. In the longer term, the method can probably be used to provide much more nuanced information about people’s preferences than is possible today. This could be to decode the underlying reasons for a person’s liking of certain songs — which could be related to the emotions that they evoke,” explains Tuukka Ruotsalo.

But researchers don’t just see the new method as a useful way for advertisers and streaming services to sell products or retain users. As lead author Keith Davis points out:

“I consider our study as a step towards an era that some refer to as “mindful computing,” in which, by using a combination of computers and neuroscience techniques, users will be able to access unique information about themselves. Indeed, Brain-Computer Interfacing as it is known, could become a tool for understanding oneself better.”

Nevertheless, there is still a way to go before the technique can be applied beyond the laboratory. The researchers point out that brain-computer interface devices must become cheaper and easier to use before they find themselves in the hands or strapped to the heads of casual users. Their best guess is that this will take at least 10 years.

The researchers also underscore that the technology comes with a significant challenge for protecting brain-based data from misuse and that it is important for the research community to carefully consider data privacy, ownership and the ethical use of raw data collected by EEG.

ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT

In the experiment, participants were shown a large number of images of human faces and asked to look for those that they found attractive. While doing so, their brain signals were recorded. This data was used to train a machine learning model to distinguish between the brain activity when the participant saw a face that they found attractive versus when they saw a face that they did not find attractive.

With a different machine learning model, the brain-based data from a larger number of participants was used to calculate which new facial images each participant would find attractive. Thus, the prediction was based partly on individual participant’s own brain signals and partly on how other participants responded to the images.

Computers can now predict our preferences directly from our brain

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The Global Smart Weapons Market will be analyzed on the basis of key market vendors, their product benchmarking, SWOT analysis, and company’s financial data such as annual revenue, research and development expenses, and net income, and their geographical presence. The key vendors in the Global Smart Weapons Market include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, Kongsberg Gruppen, MBDA, Raytheon Company, AeroVironment, Northrop Grumman, Denel Dynamics, Rheinmetall AG, Israel Aerospace Industries, General Dynamics Corporation, Oculus Systems Ltd, Teledyne Scientific, Siemens, Orbital ATK, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Airbus, Textron Inc. These vendors are actively involved in the organic and inorganic strategies to increase their market share and expand their geographical presence. Organic growth strategies include product launches, geographical expansion, R&D expenses, and organization restructuring. Inorganic growth strategies include merger & acquisition, partnership, and strategic collaboration.

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The Smart Weapons market report shows the competitive scenario of the major market players dependent on the sales income, client requests, organization profile, the business tactics utilized in market which will help the emerging market segments in making vital business decisions. This study also covers company profiling, specifications and product picture, market share and contact information of various regional, international and local vendors of Global Smart Weapons Market.

Detailed Segmentation:

• Global Smart Weapons Market, By Product Type:
Satellite Guidance, Radar Guidance, Infrared Guidance, Laser Guidance, Others.

• Global Smart Weapons Market, By End User:
Land Based, Air Based, Sea Based.

Smart Weapons Market section by Region:

Geographically, North America and other developed nations such as the U.K., Germany, France and Italy among others constitute the largest market for this sector both in terms of production, consumption and worldwide exports. Developing nations such as Brazil, India, Thailand, Korea, South Africa and China among others are observing attracting huge market opportunities for the global manufacturers. Thus the entire global market can be majorly classified into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the world.

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Smart Weapons Market

It gives information on examples and upgrades, and target business parts and materials, cut-off points and progressions. This report contains a section on the worldwide market and all its related organizations with their profiles, which gives important information relating to their viewpoint regarding accounts, product portfolios, investment plans, and marketing and business methodologies.

Smart Weapons Report Objectives:

• Analysing the size of the global Smart Weapons market on the basis of value and volume.
• Accurately calculating the market shares, consumption, and other vital factors of different segments of the global Smart Weapons market.
• Exploring the key dynamics of the global Smart Weapons market.
• Highlighting important trends of the global Smart Weapons market in terms of production, revenue, and sales.
• Deeply profiling top players of the global Smart Weapons market and showing how they compete in the industry.
• Studying manufacturing processes and costs, product pricing, and various trends related to them.
• Showing the performance of different regions and countries in the global Smart Weapons market.
• Forecasting the market size and share of all segments, regions, and the global Smart Weapons market.

The market opposition is frequently developing greater with the rise in scientific innovation and M&A activities in the industry. Additionally, many local and regional vendors are offering specific application products for varied end-users. The new merchant applicants in the market are finding it hard to compete with the international vendors based on reliability, quality and modernism in technology.

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Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

• Customer Experience Maps.
• Insights and Tools based on data-driven research.
• Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities.
• Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey.

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The Global Smart Weapons Market will be analyzed on the basis of key market vendors, their product benchmarking, SWOT analysis, and company’s financial data such as annual revenue, research and development expenses, and net income, and their geographical presence. The key vendors in the Global Smart Weapons Market include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, Kongsberg Gruppen, MBDA, Raytheon Company, AeroVironment, Northrop Grumman, Denel Dynamics, Rheinmetall AG, Israel Aerospace Industries, General Dynamics Corporation, Oculus Systems Ltd, Teledyne Scientific, Siemens, Orbital ATK, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Airbus, Textron Inc. These vendors are actively involved in the organic and inorganic strategies to increase their market share and expand their geographical presence. Organic growth strategies include product launches, geographical expansion, R&D expenses, and organization restructuring. Inorganic growth strategies include merger & acquisition, partnership, and strategic collaboration.

Request for Free Sample Copy of This Report @ https://www.datalabforecast.com/request-sample/332911-smart-weapons-market

(The sample of this report is readily available on request).

This Free report sample includes:
• A brief introduction to the research report.
• Graphical introduction of the regional analysis.
• Top players in the market with their revenue analysis.
• Selected illustrations of market insights and trends.
• Example pages from the report.

Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period owing to the increasing focus on the research, development, and manufacturing of Smart Weapons in countries including China, Japan, India, and South Korea.

The Smart Weapons market report shows the competitive scenario of the major market players dependent on the sales income, client requests, organization profile, the business tactics utilized in market which will help the emerging market segments in making vital business decisions. This study also covers company profiling, specifications and product picture, market share and contact information of various regional, international and local vendors of Global Smart Weapons Market.

Detailed Segmentation:

• Global Smart Weapons Market, By Product Type:
Satellite Guidance, Radar Guidance, Infrared Guidance, Laser Guidance, Others.

• Global Smart Weapons Market, By End User:
Land Based, Air Based, Sea Based.

Smart Weapons Market section by Region:

Geographically, North America and other developed nations such as the U.K., Germany, France and Italy among others constitute the largest market for this sector both in terms of production, consumption and worldwide exports. Developing nations such as Brazil, India, Thailand, Korea, South Africa and China among others are observing attracting huge market opportunities for the global manufacturers. Thus the entire global market can be majorly classified into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the world.

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The Smart Weapons Market report study covers important knowledge that makes the analysis document a handy resource for managers, business executives and alternative key people get ready-to-access and self-analyzed study along with graphs and tables to help perceive market trends, drivers and market challenges.


Smart Weapons Market

It gives information on examples and upgrades, and target business parts and materials, cut-off points and progressions. This report contains a section on the worldwide market and all its related organizations with their profiles, which gives important information relating to their viewpoint regarding accounts, product portfolios, investment plans, and marketing and business methodologies.

Smart Weapons Report Objectives:

• Analysing the size of the global Smart Weapons market on the basis of value and volume.
• Accurately calculating the market shares, consumption, and other vital factors of different segments of the global Smart Weapons market.
• Exploring the key dynamics of the global Smart Weapons market.
• Highlighting important trends of the global Smart Weapons market in terms of production, revenue, and sales.
• Deeply profiling top players of the global Smart Weapons market and showing how they compete in the industry.
• Studying manufacturing processes and costs, product pricing, and various trends related to them.
• Showing the performance of different regions and countries in the global Smart Weapons market.
• Forecasting the market size and share of all segments, regions, and the global Smart Weapons market.

The market opposition is frequently developing greater with the rise in scientific innovation and M&A activities in the industry. Additionally, many local and regional vendors are offering specific application products for varied end-users. The new merchant applicants in the market are finding it hard to compete with the international vendors based on reliability, quality and modernism in technology.

Buy Full Copy Global Smart Weapons Report 2021-2027 @ https://www.datalabforecast.com/buy-now/?id=332911-smart-weapons-market&license_type=su

This study by Data Lab Forecast is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers’ or customers’ journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

• Customer Experience Maps.
• Insights and Tools based on data-driven research.
• Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities.
• Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey.

About Us

Transforming Information into Insights

We pride ourselves in being a niche market intelligence and strategic consulting and reporting firm driven towards resulting in a powerful impact on businesses across the globe. Our accuracy estimation and forecasting models have earned recognition across majority of the business forum.

We source online reports from some of the best publishers and keep updating our collection to offer you direct online access to the world’s most comprehensive and recent database with skilled perceptions on global industries, products, establishments and trends. We at ‘Data Lab Forecast’, wish to assist our clients to strategize and formulate business policies, and achieve formidable growth in their respective market domain. Data Lab Forecast is a one-stop solution provider right from data collection, outsourcing of data, to investment advice, business modelling, and strategic planning. The company reinforces client’s insight on factors such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys, among others.

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Journal Reference:

  1. Dylan Durkee, Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon, G. Alexander Smith, Elliot Snider, Dean Smith, Christian Childs, Simon A. J. Kimber, Keith V. Lawler, Ranga P. Dias, Ashkan Salamat. Colossal Density-Driven Resistance Response in the Negative Charge Transfer Insulator MnS2. Physical Review Letters, 2021; 127 (1) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.016401

“This is a new type of charge transfer mechanism, and so from a science community point of view this is very, very exciting. We are showing remarkable physical transformations over a very, very short range of parameters, in this case pressure,” says Ashkan Salamat, associate professor of physics at UNLV.

For example, as the pressure increases, MnS2, a soft insulator, transitions into a metallic state and then into an insulator again, the researchers describe in a paper flagged as an editor’s choice in Physical Review Letters.

“Metals usually remain metals; it is highly unlikely that they can then be changed back to an insulator,” says Ranga Dias, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at Rochester. “The fact that this material goes from an insulator to a metal and back to an insulator is very rare.”

Moreover, the transitions are accompanied by unprecedented decreases in resistance and volume across an extremely narrow range of pressure change — all occurring at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The relatively low temperature enhances the chances that the metal transition process might eventually be harnessed for technology, Salamat says.

In previous papers in Nature and Physical Review Letters, the Dias and Salamat collaboration set new benchmarks toward achieving superconductivity at room temperatures. A common denominator of their work is exploring the “remarkably bizarre” ways transition metals and other materials behave when they are paired with sulfides, and then compressed in a diamond cell anvil.

“The new phenomena we are reporting is a fundamental example of responses under high pressure — and will find a place in physics textbooks,” Salamat says. “There’s something very intriguing about how sulfur behaves when it is attached to other elements. This has led to some remarkable breakthroughs.”

The breakthroughs achieved by the Dias and Salamat labs have involved compressing mere picoliters of material — about the size of a single inkjet particle.

Spin and pressure underlie dramatic metal transition

Underlying the transitions described in this paper are the way the spin states (angular momentum) of individual electrons interact as pressure is applied, Dias and Salamat explain.

When MnS2 is in its normal insulator state, electrons are primarily in unpaired, “high spin” orbitals, causing atoms to actively bounce back and forth. This results in the material having higher resistance to an electrical charge because there is less free space for individual electrons trying to pass through the material.

But as pressure is applied — and the material is compressed toward a metallic state — the electron orbitals “start to see each other, immediately come toward each other, and pairs of electrons start linking up as one,” Salamat says.

This opens up more space for individual electrons to move through the material — so much so that resistance drops dramatically by 8 orders of magnitude, as pressure is increased from 3 gigapascals (435,000 psi) to 10 gigapascals. This is a relative “nudge” compared to the 182 to 268 gigapascals required for superconducting materials.

“Given the small range of pressure involved, a drop in resistance of this magnitude is really enormous,” Dias says.

Low resistance is maintained even in the final phase — when the MnS2 reverts to an insulator — because the electrons remain in a “low spin” state.

Basic materials science, future technological advances

As often occurs with new discoveries in basic science, the possible applications have yet to be explored.

However, Salamat says, a transition metal which, with a relatively small amount of strain, can jump from one state to another — at room temperature, no less — is likely to be useful.

“You could imagine having a logic switch or writing hard disk, where a very, very small permutation in strain or voltage could make something jump from one electronic state to another. New versions of flash memory, or solid state memory, could permutate and take on a new approach using these types of materials,” Salamat says.

“You can do quite aggressive maneuvers to drive these materials at 300 kelvin, making them potentially useful for technology.”

Lead author Dylan Durkee, a former undergraduate researcher in the Salamat lab, is now working as a graduate student with Dias. Other coauthors include Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon and Elliot Snider at Rochester; Keith Lawler, Alexander Smith, and Christian Childs at UNLV; Dean Smith at Argonne National Laboratory, and Simon A.J. Kinder at University of Bourgogne.

The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy supported the research with funding. The UNLV National Supercomputing Institute provided computational resources, and portions of the work were performed at Argonne National Laboratory and University of Bourgogne.

Under strain, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

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Journal Reference:

  1. Dylan Durkee, Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon, G. Alexander Smith, Elliot Snider, Dean Smith, Christian Childs, Simon A. J. Kimber, Keith V. Lawler, Ranga P. Dias, Ashkan Salamat. Colossal Density-Driven Resistance Response in the Negative Charge Transfer Insulator MnS2. Physical Review Letters, 2021; 127 (1) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.016401

“This is a new type of charge transfer mechanism, and so from a science community point of view this is very, very exciting. We are showing remarkable physical transformations over a very, very short range of parameters, in this case pressure,” says Ashkan Salamat, associate professor of physics at UNLV.

For example, as the pressure increases, MnS2, a soft insulator, transitions into a metallic state and then into an insulator again, the researchers describe in a paper flagged as an editor’s choice in Physical Review Letters.

“Metals usually remain metals; it is highly unlikely that they can then be changed back to an insulator,” says Ranga Dias, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at Rochester. “The fact that this material goes from an insulator to a metal and back to an insulator is very rare.”

Moreover, the transitions are accompanied by unprecedented decreases in resistance and volume across an extremely narrow range of pressure change — all occurring at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The relatively low temperature enhances the chances that the metal transition process might eventually be harnessed for technology, Salamat says.

In previous papers in Nature and Physical Review Letters, the Dias and Salamat collaboration set new benchmarks toward achieving superconductivity at room temperatures. A common denominator of their work is exploring the “remarkably bizarre” ways transition metals and other materials behave when they are paired with sulfides, and then compressed in a diamond cell anvil.

“The new phenomena we are reporting is a fundamental example of responses under high pressure — and will find a place in physics textbooks,” Salamat says. “There’s something very intriguing about how sulfur behaves when it is attached to other elements. This has led to some remarkable breakthroughs.”

The breakthroughs achieved by the Dias and Salamat labs have involved compressing mere picoliters of material — about the size of a single inkjet particle.

Spin and pressure underlie dramatic metal transition

Underlying the transitions described in this paper are the way the spin states (angular momentum) of individual electrons interact as pressure is applied, Dias and Salamat explain.

When MnS2 is in its normal insulator state, electrons are primarily in unpaired, “high spin” orbitals, causing atoms to actively bounce back and forth. This results in the material having higher resistance to an electrical charge because there is less free space for individual electrons trying to pass through the material.

But as pressure is applied — and the material is compressed toward a metallic state — the electron orbitals “start to see each other, immediately come toward each other, and pairs of electrons start linking up as one,” Salamat says.

This opens up more space for individual electrons to move through the material — so much so that resistance drops dramatically by 8 orders of magnitude, as pressure is increased from 3 gigapascals (435,000 psi) to 10 gigapascals. This is a relative “nudge” compared to the 182 to 268 gigapascals required for superconducting materials.

“Given the small range of pressure involved, a drop in resistance of this magnitude is really enormous,” Dias says.

Low resistance is maintained even in the final phase — when the MnS2 reverts to an insulator — because the electrons remain in a “low spin” state.

Basic materials science, future technological advances

As often occurs with new discoveries in basic science, the possible applications have yet to be explored.

However, Salamat says, a transition metal which, with a relatively small amount of strain, can jump from one state to another — at room temperature, no less — is likely to be useful.

“You could imagine having a logic switch or writing hard disk, where a very, very small permutation in strain or voltage could make something jump from one electronic state to another. New versions of flash memory, or solid state memory, could permutate and take on a new approach using these types of materials,” Salamat says.

“You can do quite aggressive maneuvers to drive these materials at 300 kelvin, making them potentially useful for technology.”

Lead author Dylan Durkee, a former undergraduate researcher in the Salamat lab, is now working as a graduate student with Dias. Other coauthors include Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon and Elliot Snider at Rochester; Keith Lawler, Alexander Smith, and Christian Childs at UNLV; Dean Smith at Argonne National Laboratory, and Simon A.J. Kinder at University of Bourgogne.

The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy supported the research with funding. The UNLV National Supercomputing Institute provided computational resources, and portions of the work were performed at Argonne National Laboratory and University of Bourgogne.

Under strain, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

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Journal Reference:

  1. Stephan van Vliet, James R. Bain, Michael J. Muehlbauer, Frederick D. Provenza, Scott L. Kronberg, Carl F. Pieper, Kim M. Huffman. A metabolomics comparison of plant-based meat and grass-fed meat indicates large nutritional differences despite comparable Nutrition Facts panels. Scientific Reports, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-93100-3

But a Duke University research team’s deeper examination of the nutritional content of plant-based meat alternatives, using a sophisticated tool of the science known as ‘metabolomics,’ shows they’re as different as plants and animals.

Meat-substitute manufacturers have gone to great lengths to make the plant-based product as meaty as possible, including adding leghemoglobin, an iron-carrying molecule from soy, and red beet, berries and carrot extracts to simulate bloodiness. The texture of near-meat is thickened by adding indigestible fibers like methyl cellulose. And to bring the plant-based meat alternatives up to the protein levels of meat, they use isolated plant proteins from soy, peas, and other plant sources. Some meat-substitutes also add vitamin B12 and zinc to further replicate meat’s nutrition.

However, many other components of nutrition do not appear on the labels, and that’s where the products differ widely from meat, according to the study, which appears this week in Scientific Reports.

The metabolites that the scientists measured are building blocks of the body’s biochemistry, crucial to the conversion of energy, signaling between cells, building structures and tearing them down, and a host of other functions. There are expected to be more than 100,000 of these molecules in biology and about half of the metabolites circulating in human blood are estimated to be derived from our diets.

“To consumers reading nutritional labels, they may appear nutritionally interchangeable,” said Stephan van Vliet, a postdoctoral researcher at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute who led the research. “But if you peek behind the curtain using metabolomics and look at expanded nutritional profiles, we found that there are large differences between meat and a plant-based meat alternative.”

The Duke Molecular Physiology Institute’s metabolomics core lab compared 18 samples of a popular plant-based meat alternative to 18 grass-fed ground beef samples from a ranch in Idaho. The analysis of 36 carefully cooked patties found that 171 out of the 190 metabolites they measured varied between beef and the plant-based meat substitute.

The beef contained 22 metabolites that the plant substitute did not. The plant-based substitute contained 31 metabolites that meat did not. The greatest distinctions occurred in amino acids, dipeptides, vitamins, phenols, and types of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids found in these products.

Several metabolites known to be important to human health were found either exclusively or in greater quantities in beef, including creatine, spermine, anserine, cysteamine, glucosamine, squalene, and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. “These nutrients have potentially important physiological, anti-inflammatory, and or immunomodulatory roles,” the authors said in the paper.

“These nutrients are important for our brain and other organs including our muscles” van Vliet said. “But some people on vegan diets (no animal products), can live healthy lives — that’s very clear.” Besides, the plant-based meat alternative contained several beneficial metabolites not found in beef such as phytosterols and phenols.

“It is important for consumers to understand that these products should not be viewed as nutritionally interchangeable, but that’s not to say that one is better than the other,” said van Vliet, a self-described omnivore who enjoys a plant-heavy diet but also eats meat. “Plant and animal foods can be complementary, because they provide different nutrients.”

He said more research is needed to determine whether there are short-term or long-term effects of the presence or absence of particular metabolites in meat and plant-based meat alternatives.

Lab analysis finds near-meat and meat not nutritionally equivalent

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Journal Reference:

  1. Stephan van Vliet, James R. Bain, Michael J. Muehlbauer, Frederick D. Provenza, Scott L. Kronberg, Carl F. Pieper, Kim M. Huffman. A metabolomics comparison of plant-based meat and grass-fed meat indicates large nutritional differences despite comparable Nutrition Facts panels. Scientific Reports, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-93100-3

But a Duke University research team’s deeper examination of the nutritional content of plant-based meat alternatives, using a sophisticated tool of the science known as ‘metabolomics,’ shows they’re as different as plants and animals.

Meat-substitute manufacturers have gone to great lengths to make the plant-based product as meaty as possible, including adding leghemoglobin, an iron-carrying molecule from soy, and red beet, berries and carrot extracts to simulate bloodiness. The texture of near-meat is thickened by adding indigestible fibers like methyl cellulose. And to bring the plant-based meat alternatives up to the protein levels of meat, they use isolated plant proteins from soy, peas, and other plant sources. Some meat-substitutes also add vitamin B12 and zinc to further replicate meat’s nutrition.

However, many other components of nutrition do not appear on the labels, and that’s where the products differ widely from meat, according to the study, which appears this week in Scientific Reports.

The metabolites that the scientists measured are building blocks of the body’s biochemistry, crucial to the conversion of energy, signaling between cells, building structures and tearing them down, and a host of other functions. There are expected to be more than 100,000 of these molecules in biology and about half of the metabolites circulating in human blood are estimated to be derived from our diets.

“To consumers reading nutritional labels, they may appear nutritionally interchangeable,” said Stephan van Vliet, a postdoctoral researcher at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute who led the research. “But if you peek behind the curtain using metabolomics and look at expanded nutritional profiles, we found that there are large differences between meat and a plant-based meat alternative.”

The Duke Molecular Physiology Institute’s metabolomics core lab compared 18 samples of a popular plant-based meat alternative to 18 grass-fed ground beef samples from a ranch in Idaho. The analysis of 36 carefully cooked patties found that 171 out of the 190 metabolites they measured varied between beef and the plant-based meat substitute.

The beef contained 22 metabolites that the plant substitute did not. The plant-based substitute contained 31 metabolites that meat did not. The greatest distinctions occurred in amino acids, dipeptides, vitamins, phenols, and types of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids found in these products.

Several metabolites known to be important to human health were found either exclusively or in greater quantities in beef, including creatine, spermine, anserine, cysteamine, glucosamine, squalene, and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. “These nutrients have potentially important physiological, anti-inflammatory, and or immunomodulatory roles,” the authors said in the paper.

“These nutrients are important for our brain and other organs including our muscles” van Vliet said. “But some people on vegan diets (no animal products), can live healthy lives — that’s very clear.” Besides, the plant-based meat alternative contained several beneficial metabolites not found in beef such as phytosterols and phenols.

“It is important for consumers to understand that these products should not be viewed as nutritionally interchangeable, but that’s not to say that one is better than the other,” said van Vliet, a self-described omnivore who enjoys a plant-heavy diet but also eats meat. “Plant and animal foods can be complementary, because they provide different nutrients.”

He said more research is needed to determine whether there are short-term or long-term effects of the presence or absence of particular metabolites in meat and plant-based meat alternatives.

Lab analysis finds near-meat and meat not nutritionally equivalent

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PALMDALE – Divonte Williams — a 2021 Quartz Hill High School graduate who successfully balanced academics, soccer, choir, and volunteer work — was recently awarded the NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council’s 2021 Thomas W. Finch Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to sons and daughters of Armstrong employees and offers $2,000 per year for up to four years, contingent on full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA.

“The scholarship was extremely completive,” said Randy Thompson, scholarship committee chairman. “Through a blind evaluation process, Divonte Williams was the scholarship board’s unanimous selectee. We are pleased to award the scholarship to such an incredibly dedicated student, and we wish him the best in his educational endeavors.”

Divonte is the son of Tameka Williams, who is an accountant at the center, and Damone Williams Sr. Williams’ stepparents are Jerald Herron and LaShondra Williams.

“I am proud of his determination and commitment to accomplishing what he sets his mind to, including academics and sports,” Tameka Williams said. “He doesn’t give up. He naturally has the drive and determination to accomplish his goals.”

Divonte said his motivation to go to college began with his parents instilling in him the value of education and knowledge. As a kid, one of his hobbies was rock collecting. That interest grew into a career path, which he plans to begin with studying geological sciences this fall at California State University, Northridge. He is looking forward to guidance from his older brother, Damone Williams Jr., who also attends the university.

“I plan to gain hands-on knowledge and experience throughout my college career by taking advantage of all training, opportunities and other programs that become available,” Divonte wrote in his essay. He states that he would love to land a job with NASA, which would give him the opportunity to work with geoscience research teams.

“I want to study theories and hypotheses about the earth’s crust and develop my own hypothesis about what happens in the deeper layers,” he said.

Divonte achieved a 3.14 GPA in his academic studies at Quartz Hill High School. He was captain of the varsity soccer team and was the goalkeeper. He also participated in the Quartz Hill High School Chamber Singers and the school’s Acapella choir. In addition, his community service included volunteering with the Skid Row motorcycle club Feed the Homeless in 2019 and 2020 and with the Popeye Toy Run in 2017-2019.

The Exchange Council scholarships are named for five former NASA Armstrong employees, with honorees selected on a rotating basis.

[Information via news release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.]

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PALMDALE – Divonte Williams — a 2021 Quartz Hill High School graduate who successfully balanced academics, soccer, choir, and volunteer work — was recently awarded the NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council’s 2021 Thomas W. Finch Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to sons and daughters of Armstrong employees and offers $2,000 per year for up to four years, contingent on full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA.

“The scholarship was extremely completive,” said Randy Thompson, scholarship committee chairman. “Through a blind evaluation process, Divonte Williams was the scholarship board’s unanimous selectee. We are pleased to award the scholarship to such an incredibly dedicated student, and we wish him the best in his educational endeavors.”

Divonte is the son of Tameka Williams, who is an accountant at the center, and Damone Williams Sr. Williams’ stepparents are Jerald Herron and LaShondra Williams.

“I am proud of his determination and commitment to accomplishing what he sets his mind to, including academics and sports,” Tameka Williams said. “He doesn’t give up. He naturally has the drive and determination to accomplish his goals.”

Divonte said his motivation to go to college began with his parents instilling in him the value of education and knowledge. As a kid, one of his hobbies was rock collecting. That interest grew into a career path, which he plans to begin with studying geological sciences this fall at California State University, Northridge. He is looking forward to guidance from his older brother, Damone Williams Jr., who also attends the university.

“I plan to gain hands-on knowledge and experience throughout my college career by taking advantage of all training, opportunities and other programs that become available,” Divonte wrote in his essay. He states that he would love to land a job with NASA, which would give him the opportunity to work with geoscience research teams.

“I want to study theories and hypotheses about the earth’s crust and develop my own hypothesis about what happens in the deeper layers,” he said.

Divonte achieved a 3.14 GPA in his academic studies at Quartz Hill High School. He was captain of the varsity soccer team and was the goalkeeper. He also participated in the Quartz Hill High School Chamber Singers and the school’s Acapella choir. In addition, his community service included volunteering with the Skid Row motorcycle club Feed the Homeless in 2019 and 2020 and with the Popeye Toy Run in 2017-2019.

The Exchange Council scholarships are named for five former NASA Armstrong employees, with honorees selected on a rotating basis.

[Information via news release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.]

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