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Jul 26, 2016

Olympians Look for an Edge with Brain Stimulation — By Mike Orcutt | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in category: science

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“Despite the lack of peer-reviewed evidence, startup Halo Neuroscience says its brain-zapping headphones have helped athletes get more from their training.”

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Jul 26, 2016

Coinbase is adding support for Ethereal — By Fitz Tepper | TechCrunch

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

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Coinbase has added support for Ethereum.

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Jul 26, 2016

Dolly the sheep’s siblings ‘healthy’

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

But the new study, which tracked four sheep cloned from the same ewe as Dolly, found they had aged normally.

Some of the animals did show mild — and in one case moderate — signs of osteoarthritis. But the researchers say that it was not sufficiently severe that any of the animals required treatment.


Dolly the sheep’s “siblings” are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.

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Jul 26, 2016

NASA’s Weird Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Actually Making Progress

Posted by in category: space

Other NASA officials have said they have plans to speak with Congressional staffers about ARM and assuage concerns the agency is wasting valuable time and resources on something impractical.

A successful ARM mission would be the craziest thing NASA has ever done, but would also hit on pretty much every big agency objective. ARM would basically kill a dozen space birds with one space rock.

Photos via Screenshot from NASA webcast., NASA.

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Jul 26, 2016

Explorers spot mysterious purple orb on ocean floor

Posted by in category: futurism

It’s blobby. It’s bright purple. It lives under the water. But what is it? Scientists aren’t exactly sure just yet.

Jul 26, 2016

Our Post-Human Future

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

In 15 years the human specie is going to develop super human level machine intelligence.

–What it means to be Super-Human?
–The country with Artificial Intelligence will be the country on top.

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Jul 26, 2016

Engineer finds a huge physics discovery in da Vinci’s ‘irrelevant scribbles’

Posted by in category: physics

Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.”

But a new study from Ian Hutchings, a professor at the University of Cambridge, showed that one page of these scribbles from 1493 actually contained something groundbreaking: The first written records demonstrating the laws of friction.

Although it has been common knowledge that da Vinci conducted the first systematic study of friction (which underpins the modern science of tribology, or the study of friction, lubrication, and wear), we didn’t know how and when he came up with these ideas.

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Jul 26, 2016

The next 25 years of research: Disruption, invention and an element of surprise

Posted by in category: innovation

By allison linn, senior writer, microsoft

Jul 25, 2016

America’s biggest chip manufacturers have admitted that transistors are about to stop shrinking

Posted by in category: computing

In the next five years, it will be too expensive to further miniaturize—but chip makers will innovate in different ways.

Jul 25, 2016

Investigating Alzheimer’s pathologies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Julie Harris gave a fascinating talk at the recent NeuroFutures conference on mapping whole brain connectivity to investigate Alzheimer’s pathologies in mouse models.

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