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Dec 6, 2019

Will We Ever Find Dark Matter?

Posted by in category: cosmology

The failed hunt for elusive dark matter means that we may have to rethink our hypotheses.

Dec 6, 2019

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.

An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say.

The last flu season to rev up this early was in 2003–2004 — a bad one. Some experts think the early start may mean a lot of suffering is in store, but others say it’s too early to tell.

Dec 6, 2019

World must prepare for biological weapons that target ethnic groups based on genetics, says Cambridge University

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, existential risks, genetics, government, robotics/AI

Biological weapons could be built which target individuals in a specific ethnic group based on their DNA, a report by the University of Cambridge has warned.

Researchers from Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) said the government was failing to prepare for ‘human-driven catastrophic risks’ that could lead to mass harm and societal collapse.

In recent years advances in science such as genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles have opened the door to a host of new threats.

Dec 6, 2019

Pacemaker membrane could simplify replacement surgeries

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new pacemaker membrane reduces fibrotic build-up around the implants in pigs. In people, this would simplify surgeries to replace the devices.

Dec 6, 2019

What is the Higgs boson and why does it matter?

Posted by in categories: alien life, particle physics

The higgs boson is most likely the greatest particle because it could allow for antigravity because it turns off the mass of an object. Basically it would be the master key for even understanding the dimensions of physics. Simply by allowing a near genesis. It can essentially allow for matter creation a sorta building block for creation. It is one of the greatest particles ever discovered. A particle so powerful that when harnessed it would almost allow for anything to happen. You could have crispr teleportation with higgs field dampening. Let’s say that myth is real then if it were real then it would lead to a particle like the higgs boson. Once harnessed it could allow for alien like technologies essentially a very powerful particle to allow to true impossibilities. I think even in a grain of sand we can find endless possibilities which is proof evident of something beyond understanding. Some have said that we started out in just hydrogen but the physics created the universe. Which would mean once the higgs is harnessed it could allow for creation technology or what the exterrestials knew for generations that we are never alone the universe is filled with wonder. Basically the higgs would allow for antigravity but all the mythological things. It would prove the existence of aliens even god most likely. Science could prove the most important thing that it could bring civilization into a new level technology no longer bound by terrestrial things but essentially it could allow for anything once harnessed.

Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains the possible meaning and significance of finding the Higgs.

Dec 6, 2019

Elderly care robot

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

This robot works in assisted living homes so carers can focus on patients more.

Dec 6, 2019

When Did the ‘Dark Ages of the Universe’ End? This Rare Molecule Holds the Answer

Posted by in category: space

For hundreds of millions of years, the universe was nothing but darkness. One molecule holds the key to this forgotten epoch.

Dec 6, 2019

Six futuristic body hacks that exist right now

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, transhumanism

Though we can’t predict the future, some current technologies could lead to interesting modifications decades down the road that could do everything from curing diseases to simply helping you open your front door without a key.

Dec 6, 2019

Renault’s New Luxury Self-Driving Car

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Renault’s new luxury car is entirely self-driving.

Dec 6, 2019

Brains of autistic people show unusual left-right symmetry

Posted by in category: neuroscience

The hemispheres in autistic people’s brains are more symmetrical than those of their typical peers, according to the largest imaging study to explore this relationship1. It is unclear what this difference means, however.

Typical people’s brains show a slight asymmetry between the left and right hemispheres, especially in regions associated with language. These differences are less pronounced in autistic people, the new study found.

The unusual symmetry seems to affect nine regions, mostly in the cerebral cortex. The results suggest that altered development of the brain’s left and right hemispheres contributes to autism.

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