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Feb 3, 2016

To be human is to be Transhuman

Posted by in category: transhumanism

“We know what we are… we know not what we may be”

-Shakespeare.

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Feb 3, 2016

Scientists are poised to flip the switch on an experiment that could help provide the world with a clean and almost unlimited source of energy

Posted by in category: nuclear energy

GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists are poised to flip the switch on an experiment that could take them a step closer to the goal of generating clean and cheap nuclear power.

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Feb 3, 2016

How, not why, the human brain folds — By Leah Burrows | Harvard Gazette

Posted by in category: science

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“The distinctive troughs and crests of the human brain are not present in most animals; highly folded brains are seen only in a handful of species, including some primates, dolphins, elephants, and pigs. In humans, folding begins in fetal brains around the 20th week of gestation and is completed only when the child is about 18 months old.”

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Feb 2, 2016

Opportunities in Cancer Nanotechnology: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Piotr Grodzinski

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Wonderful article on Nanotechnology and cancer with NCI’s Dr. Piotr Grodzinski. NCI established NCI’s with NCI’s Dr. Piotr Grodzinski. The article was published by declara.


Learn about Opportunities in Cancer Nanotechnology: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Piotr Grodzinski. Declara makes it easy to discover, share and organize knowledge. We empower individuals, organizations and countries to develop the knowledge needed to solve big problems.

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Feb 2, 2016

Skyrmions could be the path to faster, denser hard drives

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics

Research on skyrmions suggests that the vortex-shaped particles could potentially be used in denser, faster storage.

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Feb 2, 2016

Apple takes interest in Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, virtual reality

Apple and any other tech company with an interest in consumer interactive experience (communications, gaming, internet, video/ streaming media) knows you will need VR to remain relevant; and who can do it best will be king.


Rumors are stating that Apple is investing heavily in virtual and augmented reality solutions.

Apple representatives are said to be visiting Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab quite a bit more often. Founding director Jeremy Bailenson told the folks over at The Wall Street Journal that Apple’s recent visits were the first since the lab that was founded in 2003. Bailenson had the following to say regarding the matter:

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Feb 2, 2016

This CO2 laser printer can cut and etch patterns into almost any type of material, from metal to leather to paper

Posted by in category: materials

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Feb 2, 2016

Mind-Reading Computer Instantly Decodes People’s Thoughts

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

A new computer program can almost instantaneously decode people’s thoughts based on spikes in their brain activity, a new study suggests.

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Feb 2, 2016

Hexagon Resources to access high-purity graphite markets in 2017

Posted by in categories: electronics, materials, neuroscience

Graphene is coming to the market in Q3 2017 by Hexagon Resources. What is also important about this is not only what graphene does for batteries; is 1 day ago when researchers in Italy released their findings in how graphene can be implanted in the brain without damaging brain cells. Therefore, there is huge potential for grapheme beyond batteries and electronics.


Hexagon Resources is on track for first production next year at its McIntosh project in Western Australia, where the country’s biggest flake graphite resource is already demonstrating huge potential for meeting high-value markets and growing significantly in size.

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Feb 2, 2016

Robot drills electrodes into British teen’s brain, cures epilepsy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience, robotics/AI, transportation

A British teenager has become the first child in the UK to be cured of epilepsy by a robot that drilled deep into his brain.

Billy Whitaker, 15, had suffered daily seizures for seven years until the operation two weeks ago, which medical experts are convinced has cured him.

The procedure used a £350,000 ($503,455) robot, practically the same as those used on car factory production lines, to drill electrodes into Whitaker’s brain.

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