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Aug 20, 2016

Now you can explore for yourself, if life really is better under the sea

Posted by in category: futurism

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Aug 20, 2016

This Little Silver Cube Could Be the Future of Personal DNA Testing

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Medical diagnostics is about to have an ‘iPhone moment’.

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Aug 20, 2016

We Might Live in a Virtual Universe — But It Doesn’t Really Matter

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk

You might have heard the news: Our world could be a clever computer simulation that creates the impression of living in a real world. Elon Musk brought up this topic a few weeks ago. Truth be told — he is probably right. However, there is a very important point missing in this whole “real vs. fake” discussion: It actually makes no difference. But first…why might our world be a simulation?

Musk is nowhere near the first one to suggest our world might be fake. The idea reaches back to the ancient Greeks, though what we call a computer simulation, the ancient Greeks called a dream.

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Aug 20, 2016

How to use photo app Prisma

Posted by in category: futurism

Click on photo to start video.

Millions of people are obsessed with this app that turns you into a work of art.

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Aug 19, 2016

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Will Pick Up Passengers This Month

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Let software take the wheel.

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Aug 19, 2016

Synthetic biology has real-world applications

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food

Synthetic biology allows synthesis of tailored DNA. Applications: life sciences, industrial biology, fine & specialty chemicals, energy, agriculture, & waste/bio-remediation.

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Aug 19, 2016

Is Technology Killing Capitalism?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, habitats, information science, particle physics, robotics/AI

Is Market Capitalism simply an accident of certain factors that came together in the 19th and 20th centuries? Does the innovation of economics require a new economics of innovation? Is the study of economics deeply affected by the incentive structures faced by economists themselves, necessitating a study of the “economics of economics”? In this broad ranging interview INET Senior Economist Pia Malaney sits down with Eric Weinstein — mathematician, economist, Managing Director of Thiel Capital (as well as her co-author and husband) to discuss these and other issues.

Underlying the seismic shifts in the economy in the last ten years, Dr. Weinstein sees not just a temporary recession brought on by a housing crisis, but rather deep and fundamental shifts in the very factors that made market capitalism the driving force of economic growth for the past two centuries. The most profound of these shifts as Dr. Weinstein sees it, is an end to 20th century style capitalism brought about not by a competing ideology, as many had once feared, but instead by changing technology. As production is driven increasingly by bits rather than atoms, he sees the importance of private goods give way to public goods, undermining a basic requirement of market models. In a different line of thinking, as software becomes increasingly sophisticated it takes on the ability to replace humans not only in low level repetitive tasks but also, with the use of deep learning algorithms, in arbitrarily complex repetitive tasks such as medical diagnosis.

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Aug 19, 2016

Technology Vs. Human — Who Is Going To Win? An Interview With Gerd Leonhard

Posted by in categories: business, futurism

I agree with Gerd on many points.


Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s latest book “Technology Vs. Humanity” paints a potentially grim future for every person on the planet. What should businesses and individuals be doing to think about the forthcoming “tech-manity” sea change?

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Aug 19, 2016

Creative Peptides Has Released New Discovery in Glycopeptide Synthesis

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, government

August 19th, 2016 – Creative Peptides, a professional supplier of peptides manufacturing upon academic, clinical, commercial and government laboratories in diverse applications, has released its efficient Glycopeptide Synthesis service, to help speed up the advance in solid phase methods.

Nowadays, glycopeptides have played a pivotal role in a myriad of organisms and systems, such as biology, physiology, medicine, bioengineering and technology, etc. As is known, synthetic glycopeptides are able to offer an unique frontier for research in glycobiology and proteomics as well as for drug discovery & development, drug delivery & targeting, diagnostics development and biotechnological applications, which also promotes the development of modern biomarker discovery process.

Based on rapid achievements in peptides research, increasing number of scientists are trying to discover more effective methods in modern scientific research, such as deslorelin acetate, aviptadil acetate, Chimeric Peptides, and so on. Technically, the Glycan chains of glycopeptides are involved in numerous biological recognition events, including protein folding, cell-cell communication and adhesion, cell growth and differentiation, as well as bacterial and viral infection. Actually, a framework of probing human implicit intentions for the purpose of augmented cognition has been described at Creative Peptides in recent days, which helps more and more people gain new insights in peptide application.

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Aug 19, 2016

Scientists ‘recode’ DNA in step toward lab-made organisms

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Scientists have created a complete E. coli genome with an altered “genetic dictionary,” a significant step toward the project of synthetic life.

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