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May 30, 2016

Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, internet, media & arts, wearables

The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics or even purify the air around you — all wirelessly.

Now, a team of University of Wisconsin—Madison engineers has created the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected, high-speed wireless world.

Led by Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering at UW–Madison, the researchers published details of these powerful, highly efficient integrated circuits today, May 27, 2016, in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

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May 30, 2016

Moving with the power of thought

Posted by in category: neuroscience

A device the size of a matchstick, implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex, could one day help paralysed people move their limbs.

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May 30, 2016

The Sad Tragic Truth About Our Relationships

Posted by in category: life extension

The Search For Immortality … https://www.facebook.com/jasonlsilva/videos/1627219640875648/


What do we do when we know everything — including our love for one another — will pass?

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May 30, 2016

Underwater Recon Drone

Posted by in category: drones

A drone that can fly AND go underwater https://www.facebook.com//videos/572388199607050/


A drone that can fly AND go underwater?

Yes, please.

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May 29, 2016

Crowdfunding Senescent Cell Clearance Therapies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance, life extension

The race is on to develop the first senescent cell clearance therapies (a.k.a., “senolytics”) to reverse the aging process and treat age-related diseases.

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May 29, 2016

Bottle that always pours out all the ketchup

Posted by in category: futurism

MIT scientists invented a coating that makes sure all the ketchup comes out of the bottle.

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May 29, 2016

Blood Clot Treatment

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

An interesting procedure for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis.

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May 29, 2016

A novel function for the Caenorhabditis elegans torsin OOC-5 in nucleoporin localization and nuclear import

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Mol Biol Cell. 2015 May 1;26:1752–63. doi: 10.1091/mbc. E14-07–1239. Epub 2015 Mar 4. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t.

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May 29, 2016

Understanding A 10 Dimensional Universe

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics, quantum physics

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes — alternate realities that exist parallel to our own, but where things work or happened differently. However, the reality of dimensions and how they play a role in the ordering of our Universe is really quite different from this popular characterization.

To break it down, dimensions are simply the different facets of what we perceive to be reality. We are immediately aware of the three dimensions that surround us on a daily basis – those that define the length, width, and depth of all objects in our universes (the x, y, and z axes, respectively).

Beyond these three visible dimensions, scientists believe that there may be many more. In fact, the theoretical framework of Superstring Theory posits that the universe exists in ten different dimensions. These different aspects are what govern the universe, the fundamental forces of nature, and all the elementary particles contained within.

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May 29, 2016

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, genetics, robotics/AI, supercomputing, transportation

Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.

Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.

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