Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

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New research shows a pattern of exoplanet sizes and spacing around other stars unlike what we see in our own systemThe seven planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system are all Earth-sized. Credit: NASA-JPL and Caltech How special is the solar system? The history of astronomy has mostly been a one-way journey from a worldview in which…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers XARs: An efficient system for self-contained executables

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers XARs: An efficient system for self-contained executables

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Distributing large pieces of software to thousands of machines with a wide variety of configurations can pose a significant operational challenge, requiring a process to identify and copy precisely the right combination of dependent libraries and data files for each device. To make this faster, more robust, and more efficient, we have developed and deployed…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers An AI system for editing music in videos

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers An AI system for editing music in videos

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Amateur and professional musicians alike may spend hours pouring over YouTube clips to figure out exactly how to play certain parts of their favorite songs. But what if there were a way to play a video and isolate the only instrument you wanted to hear? That’s the outcome of a new AI project out of…

Wireless system can power devices inside the body

Wireless system can power devices inside the body

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MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light. The implants are powered…