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Nov 22, 2015

10 Lab-Made Meats, Cheeses And Other Odd Startup Foods

Posted by in category: food

It’s still early days in the bacteria becomes our food production process. However, several Silicon Valley scientists are creating lab-grown edibles of the truly bizarre or mixing up animal substitutes based on some interesting ingredients. Here are 10 of them.

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Nov 22, 2015

Scientists create single-molecule ‘nanosubmarines’ powered by light

Posted by in categories: entertainment, particle physics

In science-fiction movies like Fantastic Voyage and Innerspace, plucky individuals board microscopic submersibles and take a trip inside the human body… where predictably dramatic consequences ensue.

We’re not quite there yet, but it seems we’re getting close. Scientists in the US have developed nanosubmarines (aka. unimolecular submersible nanomachines) composed of a single molecule of just 244 atoms.

The nanosubs are powered by ultraviolet light, with the motor’s tail-like propeller – which operates more like a bacteria’s flagellum than a conventional motorised propeller – moving the nanomachines forward by 18 nanometres with each full revolution.

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Nov 22, 2015

Just How Safe Is Gene Editing? New Research Claims CRISPR Is More Accurate Than We Thought

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Gene editing has incredible potential and could give us an unprecedented control of the biological world. The newest addition CRISPR offers unprecedented speed and ease, but there have been questions over its accuracy and reliability. New data hints we can relax a little; it’s safer than we thought.

A brief overview of CRISPR

CRISPR has made gene editing big news in very little time. While it may not be the most accurate method, the system is customisable, cheap and fast and has clear advantages over its predecessors. The system is essentially made of two parts: an enzyme called Cas9 which snips the target DNA sequence, and a guiding sequence made up of RNA which binds to a matching DNA sequence. The system also needs a small 3 letter sequence called PAM, which is required next to the site for Cas9 to cut. Together these can accurately target a specific sequence in the genome, allowing you to make tiny changes or insert a new sequence by hijacking the cell’s own repair systems.

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Nov 22, 2015

Just a couple of days ago, SpaceX has officially received the green light from NASA to launch manned space missions to the ISS by 2017

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Nov 22, 2015

Coming soon: chicken meat without slaughter

Posted by in category: food

An Israeli foundation is first in the world to research mass production of cultured chicken breast, a real meat product starting from a single cell of a real bird.

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Nov 22, 2015

Goodbye Dialysis: Nanotechnology Used to Make Artificial Kidney

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

This tech is designed to be an alternative to a kidney transplant or dialysis. It completely mimics the functions of the kidneys.

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Nov 21, 2015

‘Go’ Is the Game Machines Can’t Beat. Google’s Artificial Intelligence Whiz Hints That His Will

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Can Google’s beat the game that no other machine has beat?

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Nov 21, 2015

Nanotechnology Paves Way For Implantable Artificial Kidney

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

A team of researchers have created a surgically implantable, artificial kidney. The new device has silicon features and functions on nanotechnology. The new artificial kidney performs all the functions of a typical human kidney and it replaces the need for traditional dialysis and kidney transplants among patients. (Photo : Twitter/xprize )

Researchers recently presented a study that could lead to the development of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney, which is built with nanotechnology. This new study could lead to the development of an alternative artificial kidney for people on dialysis, with end stage renal disease (ESRD), along with persons on waiting lists for kidney transplants.

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Nov 21, 2015

Alternative media choked on YouTube: petition

Posted by in categories: media & arts, nanotechnology

According Representative Press and StormCloudsGathering - YouTube channels both ‘guilty’ of reporting quotes, statistics, and facts that paint US foreign policy in a negative light, Google is actively denying them advertising revenue while continuing to allow more offensive coverage of the same subjects by mainstream media channels.

A petition has been circulated from Change.org, calling on Google to reverse its policy changes which deny advertising at so-called “sensitive” content. It can be signed via the link below.

https://www.change.org/p/larry-page-cofounder-google-susan-w…ting-on-wa

Problems in the way Google sees the information media revolution of the internet are implied in the recent Mont Order society Seven Point program embedded below, which designated Google as a neoconservative-leaning organization. Disruptive technologies, and the potential of nanotechnology, were also addressed in the same section of the Mont Order program, which held a more positive view of individual technologies rather than the companies and executives promoting them.

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Nov 21, 2015

Admiral Bishop Senate Speech Starring Gary Oldman — Star Citizen Official Trailer

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Check out Gary Oldman’s character Admiral Bishop give a speech to the Senate.

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