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Jun 16, 2016

Scientists Say They’ve Unearthed A Completely New Kind Of Meteorite

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Scientists say that in a Swedish quarry, they’ve uncovered a meteorite unlike any other documented on the planet.

Its chemical makeup is unique among the 50,000 meteorites known on Earth, as Birger Schmitz of Sweden’s Lund University tells The Two-Way. “This does not resemble anything … even if we look at the big types that exist today and look at the broad ranges, this one falls completely outside of everything,” he says.

The black holes were 14 and 8 times the mass of the sun. As they spiraled together, they sent out gravitational waves.

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Jun 16, 2016

Interesting Robotics/AI Animation 4

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Now, that’s a robot!

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Jun 16, 2016

Secrets of the Creative Brain

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I often never am amazed when I see people who are both geniuses and gifted not follow society’s view on how they should look, present themselves, or speak, etc. I found this article a bit funny and some comments very short sighted. A real gifted and genius knows to never prejudge things ever because they themselves are already going against society’s label.

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.

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Jun 16, 2016

Aggressive, sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines with high efficiency

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility are helping to develop sparkplug-free engines that will help meet ambitious automotive fuel economy targets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

They are working on low-temperature gasoline combustion (LTGC) operating strategies for affordable, high-efficiency engines that will meet stringent air-quality standards.

Sandia researchers Isaac Ekoto and Benjamin Wolk said the goal of the LTGC project is an engine in which chemically controlled ignition initiates the combustion of dilute charge mixtures.

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Jun 16, 2016

Rolls Royce of the future

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars introduces the car of the future.

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Jun 16, 2016

Media Reports: Xinjiang Residents Must Present DNA To Obtain Passports

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, policy, privacy, terrorism

Biometrics using DNA along with other recognition technology brings additional identity protection; however, is it just me or are others understanding the risk with our DNA and other bio info being online given the existing weak infrastructure and under pinning technology. Without a QC secured internet and infrastructure; I would hesitate having my bio/ DNA information online for hackers and terrorists.

Once your identity with the DNA is online; it will be extremely hard to do a reset button on your identity because things like an id number such as a US Social Security number, etc. can be changed; but DNA identity is not that achievable even with CRISPR.

The official Yili Daily reported that from the first of June, residents of the Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in China’s far northwest must present the police with DNA samples, fingerprints, voice prints and a “three-dimensional image” when applying for travel documents.

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Jun 16, 2016

Rolls-Royce made a stunning driverless concept car

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Rolls-Royce Vision 100 concept car leaps into the future with an AI personal assistant and sofa for a backseat. Take a look.

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Jun 16, 2016

Brain clutter makes older adults doubt memories

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Explains a lot.

Irrelevant details make it hard for seniors to trust their recall. “That extra stuff shouldn’t be in their memories at all, but it is,” says Ashley Duarte.

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Jun 16, 2016

New neck collar may protect players from brain injuries

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Wearing a specifically designed compression collar around the neck may prevent or reduce the devastating effects of head collisions in sports, two new studies have found.

The neck device, called a Q-Collar, is designed to press gently on the jugular vein to slow blood outflow increasing the brain’s blood volume, according to researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre in the US.

The resulting effect of the increased blood volume helps the brain fit tighter within the skull cavity, reducing the energy absorbed by the brain during collisions, researchers said.

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Jun 16, 2016

Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

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WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says.

Researchers from the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and other French institutions tested the experimental device on 15 patients with recurrent glioblastoma, a particularly deadly brain cancer. When the so-called SonoCloud was activated, sound waves opened the blood-brain barrier, letting in more chemotherapy, they said.

“The walls of the blood vessels in the brain are very difficult to cross for certain molecules,” said Frederic Sottilini, CEO of Paris-based CarThera, the company developing SonoCloud.

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