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Aug 11, 2016

Quantum dots with impermeable shell used as a powerful tool for “nano-engineering”

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, chemistry, engineering, nanotechnology, quantum physics, wearables

I never get tired of talking about the many uses for Q-dot technology. One area that has me even more intrigued is how it is used in crystallized formations. I expect to see more and more experimenting on crystalized formations on many fronts including complex circuitry for performance and storage.

And, with synthetic technology today plus 3D printing along with Q-dots we could (as I have eluded to many times over several months) truly begin to see some amazing technology be developed on the wearable tech front.

Wearables could include synthetic circuitry stones in various accessories to not only store information, but also serve as another form of unique id because in synthetic stones we have been able (like in nature) create complex crystalized formations that are each unique/ 1 of a kind like a unique finger print, or iris of an eye. I expect to see some very interesting things coming in this space.

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Aug 11, 2016

The Most Dangerous Object Known To Humanity

Posted by in category: futurism

How the origin of Earth’s greatest meteor shower might be the demise of life on Earth as we know it.

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Aug 11, 2016

Future By Design | The Venus Project — Directed by William Gazecki

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Lifeboat’s Jacque Fresco in a 2006 documentary about his work and The Venus Project

Aug 11, 2016

Seven ways to skin Schrödinger’s cat — By Richard Webb | New Scientist

Posted by in category: physics

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““If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you haven’t understood quantum mechanics.” That jibe, supposedly made by physicist Richard Feynman half a century ago, still rings true today.”

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Aug 11, 2016

Dark matter hopes dwindle with X-ray signal

Posted by in category: cosmology

A previously detected, anomalously large X-ray signal is absent in new Hitomi satellite data, setting tighter limits for a dark matter interpretation.

08/10/16.

CERN.

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Aug 11, 2016

Bionic Bird drone looks and flies just like a bird

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, drones, transhumanism

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This drone looks and flies just like a bird.

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Aug 11, 2016

The laws of nature make life on other planets inevitable — according to this groundbreaking theory

Posted by in categories: alien life, biological, chemistry, physics

According to theoretical physicist and super-genius Stephen Hawking, “The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet orbiting round a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies.” Indeed, to most modern scientists we are nothing more than an entirely random ‘happy accident’ that likely would not occur if we were to rewind the tape of the universe and play it again. But what if that is completely wrong? What if life is not simply a statistical anomaly, but instead an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics and chemistry?

A new theory of the origin of life, based firmly on well-defined physics principles, provides hefty support for the notion that biological life is a “cosmic imperative”. In other words, organic life had to eventually emerge. If such a theory were true, it would mean that it is very likely that life is widespread throughout the universe.

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Aug 11, 2016

Science Explained: The Possibility of Life on Mars

Posted by in categories: science, space

Where there is water, there is life. This is a statement that has been reaffirmed over and over again. Whether it is in the acidic waters surrounding volcanoes or in the dark and frozen wastes of the icy Antarctic, wherever we find liquid water, we find life. That’s what makes one of the most recent finds by NASA’s Curiosity rover so amazing—Evidence of liquid water on Mars. And even more recently (this month, in fact), NASA announced that it had confirmed evidence of water flowing on Mars.

Granted, this “flowing water” is really more of a trickle (damp soil, if you will), but the find is still exciting for a number of reasons.

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Aug 11, 2016

Scientists Argue the US Ban on Human Gene Editing Will Leave It Behind

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, law, sex

As the biotech revolution accelerates globally, the US could be getting left behind on key technological advances: namely, human genetic modification.

A Congressional ban on human germline modification has “drawn new lines in the sand” on gene editing legislation, argues a paper published today in Science by Harvard law and bioethics professor I. Glenn Cohen and leading biologist Eli Adashi of Brown University. They say that without a course correction, “the United States is ceding its leadership in this arena to other nations.”

Germline gene modification is the act of making heritable changes to early stage human embryos or sex cells that can be passed down to the next generation, and it will be banned in the US. This is different from somatic gene editing, which is editing cells of humans that have already been born.

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Aug 11, 2016

Why China is likely to spearhead the future of genetic enhancement

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, ethics, genetics, neuroscience

G. Owen Schaefer, National University of Singapore

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger or better-looking? As the state of the science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called smart pills, brain implants and gene editing. This discussion has only intensified in the past year with the advent of the CRISPR-cas9 gene editing tool, which raises the specter of tinkering with our DNA to improve traits like intelligence, athleticism and even moral reasoning.

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