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Jul 19, 2014

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Stem Cell Experiment

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

BySarah Fecht– Popular Science
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Eight years ago, doctors took nasal tissue samples and grafted them onto the spines of 20 quadriplegics. The idea was that stem cells within the nasal tissue might turn into neurons that could help repair the damaged spinal cord, and the experiment actually worked a few of the patients, who regained a little bit of sensation. But it didn’t go well for one woman in particular, who not only didn’t experience any abatement in her paralysis, but recently started feeling pain at the site of the implant. When doctors took a closer look, they realized she was growing the beginnings of a nose on her spine, New Scientist reports.

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Jul 19, 2014

Why Apple’s Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming

Posted by in category: computing

By  — Wired
Apple CEO Tim Cook walks off stage after this year's WWDC presentation.
Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he didn’t mention it to anyone, not even his closest friends and colleagues.

He started in the summer of 2010, working at night and on weekends, and by the end of the following year, he’d mapped out the basics of the new language. That’s when he revealed his secret to the top executives at his company, and they were impressed enough to put a few other seasoned engineers on the project. Then, after another eighteen months, it became a “major focus” for the company, with a huge team of developers working alongside Lattner, and that meant the new language would soon change the world of computing. Lattner, you see, works for Apple.

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Jul 19, 2014

New Super-Black, Light-Absorbing Material Looks Like a Hole in Reality

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Written By: — Singularity Hub
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UK nanotechnology company, Surrey NanoSystems, has created what they say is the darkest material known to man. Vantablack consists of a dense forest of carbon nanotubes—single atom carbon tubes 10,000 times thinner than a human hair—that drinks in 99.96% of all incoming radiation.

First announced last year, the material is a deep, featureless black even when folded and scrunched. “You expect to see the hills and all you can see…it’s like black, like a hole, like there’s nothing there. It just looks so strange,” Ben Jensen, the firm’s chief technical officer, told the Independent.

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Jul 18, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini AND www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

Posted by in category: futurism

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BOSTON GLOBE: Harvard scientists want gene-manipulation debate Harvard scientists want gene-manipulation debate http://bit.ly/1wDKozE

BOSTON GLOBE: Downed Malaysia plane a ‘wake-up call,’ Obama says http://bit.ly/1u0H0Tu

BOSTON GLOBE: After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell http://bit.ly/1qljnUd

BOSTON GLOBE: Japan to export missile parts to US http://bit.ly/1oSpt7J

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Jul 18, 2014

The Gravity Modification Workshop Schedule

Posted by in category: physics

I will be conducting the 1-day Gravity Modification Workshop on Friday, August 8, 2014, here in Denver, Colorado. The Workshop brochure is here http://www.iseti.us/pdf/(00)GMWorkshop(2014-07-15).pdf.

One can expect to take away,

  1. A good understanding of :
    1. The physics and some of the engineering for gravity modification.
    2. Some of the fallacies in contemporary physics that has hampered the discovery of gravity modification physics to date.
  2. A DVD containing:
    1. The PowerPoint presentation of this Workshop
    2. The Excel worksheets that were developed to discover this new physics

To cover costs, the minimum class size is 5, and registered participants will be notified as soon as we reach this minimum.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Jul 18, 2014

Robotics Pioneer Launches the First Personal Robot You Might Actually Buy

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

By James Temple — re/code

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Jul 18, 2014

Experts say driverless cars will require artificial intelligence

Posted by in category: driverless cars

BLOOMBERG NEWS
A Google self-driving car goes on a test
Automakers intending to bring driverless cars to market need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program said.

Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, Maarten Sierhuis, director of Nissan’s Silicon Valley research center in Sunnyvale, California, said in an interview. The carmaker, which aims to sell vehicles that can drive themselves by 2020 or sooner, is developing software to read and filter sensor data much as a human brain does, he said.

“What the auto industry has to come to is a shift from thinking about the car as a physical, mechanical system,” Sierhuis said in an interview Tuesday during the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco. “Autonomy, autonomous systems, is about understanding how humans do that, and then replicating it with software.”

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Jul 17, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini AND www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

Posted by in category: futurism

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Gene Therapy Is Used to Adjust Pigs’ Heartbeat http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/health/gene-therapy-used-t.…..html?_r=0

Gene Therapy Is Used to Adjust Pigs’ Heartbeat http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/health/gene-therapy-used-t.…..html?_r=0

Can Tetrahedrite Help Generate Cheap Thermoelectric Energy? http://www.21stcentech.com/tetrahedrite-generate-cheap-energy/

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Jul 17, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini

Posted by in category: futurism

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Nest’s Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2013/11/07/nests-tony-f.….nnovation/

Controlling the Home, Google Style http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/controlling-the-hom.….s&_r=0

A Robot With a Little Humanity http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/a-robot-with-a-little-humanity/

Criminal Software, Government-Grade Protection http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/criminal-software-g.….rotection/

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Jul 16, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini

Posted by in category: futurism

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Urban Skyfarm concept would provide inner city farming space http://www.gizmag.com/aprilli-design-studio-urban-skyfarm/32954/

Honda’s new ASIMO robot is all grown up http://www.gizmag.com/new-honda-asimo-robot/32977/

DARPA announces Phase 1 of its XS-1 spaceplane program http://www.gizmag.com/darpa-xs-1-spaceplane-phase-design-contracts/32965/

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