Archive for the ‘science’ category
Apr 21, 2017
Breakthroughs arise from a precise mix of old and new knowledge, say scientists — By Eoin O’Carroll | The Christian Science Monitor
Posted by Odette Gregory in category: science
Analysis of millions of studies and patents found that the most influential science draws a clear line to the work of previous generations of scientists, a pattern that was ‘nearly universal in all branches of science and technology.’”
Apr 19, 2017
Posted by Derick Lee in categories: internet, mathematics, science
AIMS contributes to this by having created a network across the continent via its various centres in South Africa (initially founded in Cape Town in 2003), Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, and now Rwanda. It not only educates but it also actively promotes mathematics and science in Africa in various effective ways, some of which we will cover below. It is essentially creating a pool of excellent African mathematicians and scientists who will (in turn) apply solutions to our continent’s challenges. Yes, many of them actually stay here.
AIMS’ new centre in Rwanda offers a model many of our organisations, and many entrepreneurs, can follow. It’s an exciting endeavour creating a quantum leap for the continent. But it should also make us ask hard questions about what we deem important and what we talk about.
As soon as I touched down at Kigali International Airport, Rwanda, I could feel something phenomenal was in the air. Perhaps it was because people kept telling me that Kigali is a true African city, or perhaps it was the sheer amount of beauty of Rwanda — an African nation with its own, unique African identity — or perhaps it was the amazing innovation and technology I encountered from touchdown (free Wi-Fi on the bus, MTN tap-and-go payments, and more) right to where I was going: The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).
Apr 18, 2017
Posted by Alireza Mokri in categories: business, robotics/AI, science
IBM announced that it will offer open data science platform Anaconda on IBM Cognitive Systems. Here’s how it could help your business.
Apr 16, 2017
Posted by Odette Gregory in categories: innovation, science
“On March 13, the Institute celebrated the publication of The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press), which features IAS Founding Director Abraham Flexner’s classic essay of the same title, first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939.”
Apr 4, 2017
Posted by Steve Hill in categories: biotech/medical, computing, life extension, science
Interest in rejuvenation biotechnology is growing in the investment quarter.
Mainstream interest in rejuvenation biotechnology is growing.
“Investment in the development of rejuvenation therapies represents an enormous opportunity for profit; these are products for which every adult human being much over the age of 30 is a potential customer at some price point. That is larger than near every existing industry, either within or outside the field of medicine, even given that customers will only purchase such a therapy once every few years, for clearance of metabolic waste, or even just once, for treatments like the SENS approach of allotopic expression of mitochondrial genes. Among the first successful companies in this space, some will grow to become among the largest in the world: I’d wager that the Ford or Microsoft of rejuvenation will be a lot larger than the actual Ford of automobiles or Microsoft of personal computing.”
Apr 1, 2017
Posted by Derick Lee in categories: government, physics, science
Scientists throughout the country across a wide spectrum of fields, from biochemists to physicists, are bemoaning the potentially devastating impact on science and technology in the United States of President Trump’s proposed budget request to Congress.
Massive funding cuts in the president’s proposed budget could be more devastating than any threat posed by illegal immigrants.
- By Lawrence M. Krauss on March 21, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
Posted by Shailesh Prasad in categories: climatology, cosmology, holograms, science
Stephen Hawking appeared through the marvel of modern technology as a hologram during an event in Hong Kong last week. He had some harsh words regarding our current climate of disregarding experts.
Stephen Hawking is a real wonder to behold. The now 75-year-old astrophysicist was told that he wouldn’t see past his 25th birthday due to his diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. And, although he is bound to a wheelchair, his mind has wildly surpassed his physical limitations.
Mar 21, 2017
Posted by Shane Hinshaw in categories: food, science
Tweaking texture could give us healthy versions of our favorite junk foods—and that’s just the beginning.
Mar 15, 2017
Another new book is just out by a major publisher on radical science called The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human, by Adam Piore
Posted by Zoltan Istvan in category: science
I’m quoted on the back cover saying it’s a great book! Give it a read! https://www.amazon.com/Body-Builders-Inside-Science-Engineer…atfound-20