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Feb 4, 2016

Contact lenses may soon become computer screens

Posted by in category: computing

AR Contacts — Google and Huawei are both doing some really interesting things in this space; and I cannot wait until I get my hands on this technology.


Research looking into polymer technology points us in a direction several steps beyond the doomed Google Glass experiment | contact lens.

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Feb 4, 2016

Graphene Brain Implants May Help Patients Regain Sensory Functions And Control Motor Disorders

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, materials, neuroscience

Graphene; the material for brain chip implants; however, Q-Dots ferrofluid is where it will make us totally rethink brain implants in the future.


A new technology developed by researchers in Italy and the United Kingdom allows for the creation of graphene-based materials that can be interfaced with neurons without losing its electrical conductivity. This can lead to the creation of neural electrodes that are not only biocompatible, but stable within the body as well. (Photo : University of Cambridge)

Scientists from the United Kingdom and Italy have developed a new process in which a carbon form known as graphene is combined with neurons without sacrificing the integrity of these cells.

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Feb 4, 2016

How do you think technology will change the school (and the education) of the future?

Posted by in categories: education, futurism

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Feb 4, 2016

The Last Generation to Die — Trailer

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, quantum physics, robotics/AI

These types of movies always come out when society is about to make a huge change in it’s technology that will reshape everything. In the 1950’s we saw movies about alien invasions and run away computers. 60’s & 70’s it was the robots taking over or Dystopia such as West World, Omega Man, Clockwork Orange, then 80’s MadMax and so on. Here we are again with more end of human existance movies because of AI and Quantum. Here is the latest dystopian movie.


This is “The Last Generation to Die — Trailer” by timmaupin on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Feb 4, 2016

In a future brave new world will it be possible to live forever?

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

New technology gradually freeing us from societal and even biological constraints.

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Feb 4, 2016

Swarm of aquatic robots learns to cooperate

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

All the disparate elements that will likely be needed to create a true, strong AI are finally coming together now, double time!


Aquatic surface robot (credit: Biomachines Lab)

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Feb 4, 2016

In the New Movie Creative Control, Virtual Reality Is Dangerously Irresistible

Posted by in categories: entertainment, sex, virtual reality

The widespread use of virtual reality is inevitable, and it’s getting closer and closer. A new movie called Creative Control now takes the tech to the next level, and the results aren’t good.

Written, directed by and starring Benjamin Dickinson, Creative Control premiered at South by Southwest 2015 to solid reviews and finally hits theaters March 11. It centers on an executive whose company has created the next level of virtual reality, in a form that not-so-subtly reminds us of Google Glass. But as things turn to sex—as they tend to do—the virtual takes precedence over the reality.

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Feb 4, 2016

Scientists have extended the lifespan of mice

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

A new study has shown that the lifespans of mice can be extended by up to 35 percent by simply clearing out senescent cells — defunct cells that stop dividing, accumulate in old age, and trigger inflammation in fat, muscle, and kidney tissues.

Not only did the mice experience significantly longer lifespans thanks to removal of these cells, but the treatment also delayed the onset of age-related disorders such as heart and kidney deterioration, and the development of cataracts and tumours.

“It’s not just that we’re making these mice live longer; they actually stay healthier longer too. That’s important, because if you were going to equate this to people, well, you don’t want to just extend the years of life that people are miserable or hospitalised,” one of the team, cell biologist Darren Barker from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, told William Herkewitz at Popular Mechanics.

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Feb 4, 2016

The Race To Mine Asteroids Gains International Support

Posted by in categories: law, space

Welcome to the future, folks.

There is more mineral wealth just floating around our solar system than a million times the amount Earth EVER contained. As these asteroids are mined, tunnels will be built, forming the basis for a space station and/or colony. This fact more than doubling the usefulness of the entire operation, AND it’s return on investment. I think THIS is going to be the way in which we’ll begin to colonize our Solar System. Also, a lot of the hazardous (to the environment, human beings, and/or both) that are an inevitable byproduct of heavy industry on our planet could be exported to stations like these, tripling the value of the entire operation.

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Feb 4, 2016

Nootropic Drug Can Reverse And Prevent Cognitive Decline In Rats

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

Ampakines are known mental stimulants, but in rats they can also shelter the brain from age-related decline and even reverse deterioriation

A number of changes happen in the aging brain and one of these is a dendritic loss which onsets around middle age. In a new study, researchers have shown a particular drug belonging to the ampakine class of compounds, has significant neuroprotective properties.

Shielding the brain

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