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May 4, 2016

Unique nano-capsules promise the targeted drug delivery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, physics

Gotta luv this.

An international team of researchers including the Lomonosov Moscow State University physicists has developed a completely new type of drug carrier for targeted delivery to the sick organ — the gel nano-capsules with a double shell. The results of the study were published in Scientific Reports.

May 4, 2016

Kiel’s Researchers Explore Nanostructure of Animal Cells

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Results are in from a study on the similarities and differences of the nanostructure surfaces.

There is a clear difference between a snake’s skin and moth’s eyes. Scientists at Kiel University have developed a new technique that brings this so-called ‘apples and oranges’ to a common level. This unique approach has given way to an entirely new and comparative outlook on biological surfaces, and provides a better understanding of how these surfaces actually work.

May 4, 2016

UAE Plans to Build an Artificial Mountain to Change the Weather

Posted by in category: futurism

The next logical step after cloud seeding.

May 4, 2016

Molecular Scanner

Posted by in categories: electronics, food

This Star Trek-like ‘tricorder’ can help you understand what things are made of.

May 4, 2016

IBM just added the first-ever quantum computing service to the internet

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, quantum physics

It’s a new kind of computer that’s kept at temperatures close to absolute zero.

May 4, 2016

It’s Official: Japan Now has More Electric Car Charging Spots than Gas Stations*

Posted by in category: transportation

One of the first countries in the world to embrace modern electric cars, Japan has long been considered something of a shining example on how electric car rapid charging infrastructure should be implemented.

May 3, 2016

IBM Inches Ahead of Google in Race for Quantum Computing Power

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

IBM believes it can demonstrate an experimental chip that will prove the power of quantum computers in just a few years.

May 3, 2016

Human Revival

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

This biotech company just got approval to try and bring clinically dead patients back to life.…g-project/

Can we revive the dead?

May 3, 2016

A Computer Was Programmed to Write a Novel, This Is What It Wrote

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

I had thought my job was safe from automation—a computer couldn’t possibly replicate the complex creativity of human language in writing or piece together a coherent story. I may have been wrong. Authors beware, because an AI-written novel just made it past the first round of screening for a national literary prize in Japan.

The novel this program co-authored is titled, The Day A Computer Writes A Novel. It was entered into a writing contest for the Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award. The contest has been open to non-human applicants in years prior, however, this was the first year the award committee received submissions from an AI. Out of the 1,450 submissions, 11 were at least partially written by a program.

Here’s a except from the novel to give you an idea as to what human contestants were up against:

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May 3, 2016

The recently created World’s tiniest engine can enter living cells

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

No longer in the movies.

Specific regions of the brain are specialized in recognizing bodies of animals and human beings. By measuring the electrical activity per cell, scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Glasgow have shown that the individual brain cells in these areas do different things. Their response to specific contours or body shapes is very selective.

Facial recognition has already been the subject of much research. But what happens when we cannot recognize an animal or a human being on the basis of a face, but only have other body parts to go on? The mechanism behind this recognition process is uncharted territory for neuroscientists, says Professor Rufin Vogels of the KU Leuven Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology.

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