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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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Aug 19, 2016

Some thoughts on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Augmentation and Transhumanism

Posted by in categories: evolution, transhumanism

The next step in human evolution is closer than you think.

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Aug 19, 2016

First 3D Map of Cell-building Protein Linked to Cancer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

3D Map of the cell-building protein tied to cancer.

The unprecedented view of the protein doublecortin kinase like domain 1 (DCLK1) could provide clues to how it contributes to cancer formation and progression.

DCLK1 is a protein that assembles scaffolds within cells called microtubules. These rope-like structures give cells shape, enable movement and cell division, and are crucial in enabling the growth and spread of cancer cells. More than one in 10 stomach cancers have defective forms of DCLK1, which have also been found in kidney, rectal and pancreatic cancers.

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Aug 19, 2016

Super Stretchy Nanowires May Pave The Way For Flexible Electronics

Posted by in categories: electronics, nanotechnology

More on stretchables.

Researchers have developed nanowires that are as strong as they are stretchy, making them ideal for electronic skins.

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Aug 19, 2016

Nanotech Could Blow Artificial Intelligence Wide Open: Here’s How

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Nano AI

Nanotech and AI together could make incredible things happen. Here are 3 scenarios and 4 cross-over influencers to watch in this intersection.

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Aug 19, 2016

The First Church of the Singularity: Roko’s Basilik

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, singularity

The 1st Church of Singularity — guess Ray is preaching again.

Roko’s Basilica (credit: First Church of the Singularity)

By Jodi Schiller

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