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Nov 18, 2016

Breakthrough Drug Discovery Could Let Scientists Repair Nerve Damage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

In Brief:

  • A drug already in use to treat chronic diseases like Multiple Sclerosis has been discovered to also effectively restore nerve function.
  • The Department of Defense also has shown confidence in the drug by giving a million dollars to help fund research.

A new study led by the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that a currently available drug may have properties that allow it to be used for the treatment of traumatic nerve injuries sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.

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Nov 14, 2016

A Quantum Era: Scientists Now Closer to Instantaneous Information Transfer Between Matter and Light

Posted by in categories: innovation, quantum physics

As I have stated many times; anyone not adding QC to their 5 yr roadmaps is not planning well.

Scientists are getting closer to a breakthrough in quantum technology — one where the transfer of information via quantum principles makes the process almost instantaneous.

Scientists from the Polytechnique Montreal and France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) have brought the world closer to a time when information can now be transferred instantaneously.

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Nov 13, 2016

Why chatbots are the last bridge to true AI

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in 3000 BCE. Since then, we have continuously developed more and more sophisticated means to communicate and push information. Whether unconsciously or consciously, we seem to always need more data, faster than ever. And with every technological breakthrough that comes along, we also have a set of new concepts that reshape our world.

We can think back, for example, to Gutenberg’s printing press. Invented in 1440, it pushed printing costs down and gave birth to revolutionary concepts like catalogs (the first was published in 1495 in Venice by publisher Aldus Manutiu and listed all the books that he was printing), mass media (which enabled revolutionary ideas to transcend borders), magazines, newspapers, and so on. All these concepts emerged from a single “master” technology breakthrough and have had a great impact on every single aspect of individuals’ lives and the global world picture.

A hundred years later, the core idea of data distribution has not changed much. We still browse catalogs to buy our next pair of shoes, we create catalogs to sell our products and services, and we still browse publications looking for information.

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Nov 13, 2016

Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light

Posted by in categories: innovation, quantum physics

From stationary to flying qubits at speeds never reached before… This feat, achieved by a team from Polytechnique Montréal and France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), brings us a little closer to the era when information is transmitted via quantum principles.

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Nov 7, 2016

MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

In groundbreaking work on morality-proofing AI, researchers at MIT are designing neural networks that will provide explanations for why they reached a conclusion.

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Nov 2, 2016

This Desalination System Uses Waves To Create Drinking Water

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

The best of tech and science innovation, shaping our future.

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Oct 31, 2016

James Cameron Promises Innovation in ‘Avatar’ Sequels as He’s Feted

Posted by in category: innovation

Cameron and Douglas Trumbull were honored at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ Centennial Gala.

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Oct 30, 2016

4 Trivia Questions about the Early Days of the Internet

Posted by in categories: innovation, internet

I remember working on data transfer and experimental apps on the NET in 1990 to 1995. And, did it ever change during just those 5 years. I cannot even imagine 1969.

On October 29th, 1969, the internet got its start when the first host-to-host connection was made between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute. See how much you know about the invention that would change the world with some trivia questions…

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Oct 29, 2016

A real-world Babel Fish: using neural networks for better translations

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Center for Data Science Professor Kyunghyun Cho talks improving multi-way, multilingual translations.

Although machines can outperform humans in almost any skill set today, there is still one process that they have yet to master: translation. Several students learning a second or third language in particular will have undoubtedly encountered some of the more hilarious results produced by Google (mis)Translate.

But a solution was recently proposed by the Center for Data Science’s very own Kyunghyun Cho. Together with Yoshua Bengio and Orhan Firat, their innovative model — which is the first to handle multi-way, multilingual translations — clinched the runners-up position for best paper at the 2016 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

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Oct 26, 2016

Google Jamboard Is a Huge 4K Screen You Can Scribble On — By Tim Moynihan | WIRED

Posted by in categories: business, hardware, innovation

Google is off to a solid start with the “we make hardware now” thing.”

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