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Oct 11, 2020

2 women won the Nobel for CRISPR, but the battle for its patent rages on

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry

This week Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a process to edit DNA known as CRISPR Cas-9. But the announcement, which comes amid a years-long battle over who owns the methodology to make genomic edits, is bittersweet.

Oct 11, 2020

India-Israel ‘30-second coronavirus test’ should be ‘ready in days’

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

“It will be good news for the entire world,” he said.

Malka said that India would likely serve as the manufacturing headquarters for this rapid-test kit.

Israel sent a senior-level delegation from the country’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development to India in July to develop the new and rapid coronavirus tests in cooperation with their Indian counterparts, while treating Indian patients with coronavirus.

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Oct 11, 2020

Sipping from the Fountain of Youth: Anti-Aging Treatments Explained By BioViva’s Elizabeth Parrish

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

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Oct 11, 2020

Why Neuralink Will be More Important than Tesla and SpaceX

Posted by in category: neuroscience

While SpaceX regularly sends rockets to orbit and Tesla stock has its own way of defying gravity, the weight of Neuralink will be felt by all, through space and time.

Oct 11, 2020

Doctors in Nashville perform world’s first dual heart and lung transplant on COVID-19 patient

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Shah said the patient’s battle with COVID-19 seriously damaged his lungs and may have also further damaged his heart. By September, the patient was critically ill with advanced heart and lung disease. He was referred to VUMC from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

“He was slipping fast, in and out of the hospital and certainly by the time we operated on him, his heart was really done,” Shah said.

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Oct 11, 2020

How Your Language Shapes The Way You Think

Posted by in category: futurism

You’ll be surprised by how much your language shapes your perspective.

Watch Lera Boroditsky’s full TED Talk here:

Oct 11, 2020

Everything I Believed About Poverty Is Wrong

Posted by in category: economics

“Basic income is not a favor, but a right.”

Watch Rutger Bregman’s full TED Talk to learn the case for basic universal income:

Oct 11, 2020

How emotion AI is used in a study of distracted driving

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is on a mission to humanize technology before it dehumanizes us.

At LiveWorx 2020, Rana joined us to share insights from years of research and collaboration with MIT’s Advanced Vehicle Technology group.

Part demo and part presentation, Rana breaks down the facial patterns that cameras can pick up from a tired or rested driver, and observations from the first ever large-scale study looking at driver behavior over time.

Oct 11, 2020

Prototype gravity-based energy storage system begins construction

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

As renewable energy generation grows, so does the need for new storage methods that can be used at times when the Sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. A Scottish company called Gravitricity has now broken ground on a demonstrator facility for a creative new system that stores energy in the form of “gravity” by lifting and dropping huge weights.

If you coil a spring, you’re loading it with potential energy, which is released when you let it go. Gravitricity works on the same basic principle, except in this case the springs are 500- to 5,000-tonne weights. When held aloft by powerful cables and winches, these weights store large amounts of potential energy. When that energy is needed, they can be lowered down a mineshaft to spin the winch and feed electricity into the grid.

Gravitricity says that these units could have peak power outputs of between 1 and 20 MW, and function for up to 50 years with no loss of performance. Able to go from zero to full power in under a second, the system can quickly release its power payload in as little as 15 minutes or slow it down to last up to eight hours.

Oct 11, 2020

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