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Sep 25, 2022

New wireless device can monitor Parkinson’s progression remotely

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Tracking the severity and progression of Parkinson’s disease is a complicated but absolutely necessary task that leaves clinicians baffled. Now, according to an MIT report published on Wednesday, there may be a new device that can help physicians do just that.

Monitoring movement and gait speed

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Sep 22, 2022

Scientists who discovered cause of narcolepsy win Breakthrough Prize

Posted by in categories: innovation, neuroscience

Emmanuel Mignot and Masashi Yanagisawa won the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for their discovery of the molecular mechanisms in the brain that cause the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Sep 21, 2022

Longevity breakthrough as scientists discover how to reverse aging in skeletal muscle

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

University of Buffalo scientists have undertaken a study that shows a process to reverse aging in muscle cells. Aging in muscle cells is a function of…

Sep 20, 2022

Europe’s new reusable spacecraft is more like a ‘large Crew Dragon’ than Starship

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

SUSIE’s vertical landing capabilities draw comparisons to SpaceX’s Starship. Europe’s not quite there yet, but it’s a step in the right direction.

French aerospace giant ArianeGroup revealed a new concept for a reusable upper-stage spacecraft called Smart Upper Stage for Innovative Exploration, or SUSIE.

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Sep 16, 2022

10 years later, deep learning ‘revolution’ rages on, say AI pioneers Hinton, LeCun and Li

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

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Artificial intelligence (AI) pioneer Geoffrey Hinton, one of the trailblazers of the deep learning “revolution” that began a decade ago, says that the rapid progress in AI will continue to accelerate.

In an interview before the 10-year anniversary of key neural network research that led to a major AI breakthrough in 2012, Hinton and other leading AI luminaries fired back at some critics who say deep learning has “hit a wall.”

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Sep 15, 2022

Laser-Accident-Turned-Surgery-Breakthrough Wins Golden Goose

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

A team of physicists and clinicians will today be honored for their development of the bladeless eye surgery technique known as LASIK, an advance partly aided by a lab mishap involving an eye and a laser.

Sep 15, 2022

China tests maglev cars that travel at 230kph while floating 35mm above the road

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

China appears to be a leader in maglev technology and continues to find innovative ways to use it.

A car equipped with magnetic levitation (maglev) technology has been successfully tested on a highway in East China’s Jiangsu province, according to an article by China Daily.


Provincial transport authorities are testing a new highway lane for maglev cars. The experiment saw a 2.8-tonne car float 35 millimeters above the road and run smoothly on a highway without crashing or veering.

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Sep 12, 2022

Reawaken the Ovaries to Give Birth — Medical Frontiers-JAPAN Live & Programs

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A treatment developed by a Japanese doctor and his team is helping women with premature menopause to give birth with their own eggs. Premature menopause is triggered by a malfunctioning of the ovaries and affects even those in their teens. The treatment involves activating dormant primordial follicles. We focus on the method, which has been described by TIME Magazine as a global breakthrough. We also introduce herbs that can alleviate symptoms such as those of menopause.

Sep 11, 2022

No knowledge, only intuition!

Posted by in categories: big data, complex systems, computing, innovation, internet, life extension, lifeboat, machine learning, posthumanism, robotics/AI, science, singularity, supercomputing, transhumanism

Article originally published on LINKtoLEADERS under the Portuguese title “Sem saber ler nem escrever!”

In the 80s, “with no knowledge, only intuition”, I discovered the world of computing. I believed computers could do everything, as if it were an electronic God. But when I asked the TIMEX Sinclair 1000 to draw the planet Saturn — I am fascinated by this planet, maybe because it has rings —, I only glimpse a strange message on the black and white TV:

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Sep 10, 2022

Five INL innovations that are changing the world

Posted by in categories: energy, innovation

One of the biggest contributions in the near future could come from smaller, more compact reactors. Several microreactor designs are currently under development in the United States that will be smaller in size, more flexible to operate and versatile enough to provide energy to end users for a variety of services ranging from electricity production to water purification.

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