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Mar 13, 2017

Sex Robot Brothel Opens Up in Barcelona

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sex

Anyone who watched HBO’s Westworld and came away from it with the desire to have sex with a robot is now in luck. A brothel full of sex dolls has opened up in Barcelona, Spain.

Lumi Dolls offers four models that anyone can reserve for a set amount of time. Thanks to new technology, Lumi Dolls brags that its dolls are among the most realistic on the market — and they cost around €120 per hour, which is about $127. The brothel offers other services as well, including overnight stays and options for couples, but those price quotes require a consultation. Reservations are taken online.

Each of the models come complete with a sort of character page on the Lumi Dolls website, which houses a description of the doll’s anatomy, creative inspiration, and what to look forward to in the doll’s room.

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Mar 13, 2017

Scientists get the green light to resurrect the dead with stem cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Bioquark, a biotech company based in the United States, has been given the go-ahead to begin research on 20 brain-dead patients, in an attempt to stimulate and regrow neurons and, literally, bring the patients back from the dead.

The technique is new and untested so the study will likely be controversial. By implanting stem cells in the patient’s brain, in addition to treating the spinal cord with infusions of chemicals and nerve stimulation techniques (both of which have been shown to bring people out of comas), they hope to reboot the brain and jump-start neural activity.

The result could be people coming back to life.

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Mar 13, 2017

Biology is software that builds its own hardware

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Software we can upgrade. Genetics and biotech have made “LIFE” our new canvas.

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Mar 13, 2017

Scientists reveal new super-fast form of computer that ‘grows as it computes’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, engineering, quantum physics

Researchers from The University of Manchester have shown it is possible to build a new super-fast form of computer that “grows as it computes”.

Professor Ross D King and his team have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of engineering a nondeterministic universal Turing machine (NUTM), and their research is to be published in the prestigious Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

The theoretical properties of such a computing machine, including its exponential boost in speed over electronic and quantum computers, have been well understood for many years – but the Manchester breakthrough demonstrates that it is actually possible to physically create a NUTM using DNA molecules.

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Mar 13, 2017

Windowless Airplane

Posted by in category: transportation

Windowless planes could be a game changer in aviation! 🙌 🙌.

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Mar 13, 2017

Boston Dynamics Officially Unveils Its Wheel-Leg Robot: “Best of Both Worlds”

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Boston Dynamics’s Handle is a humanoid robot on wheels, and it’s amazing.

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Mar 13, 2017

Western Digital Is Starting To Produce World’s First 64-Layer 3D NAND Flash Memory Chip

Posted by in category: computing

Western Digital begins production of the first 64-layers 3D NAND memory chip in the world. (Photo : SanDisk / YouTube)

Western Digital has announced on Monday, Feb. 6, that it has started its production of the densest 3D NAND flash memory chips in the industry. The new Western Digital 3D NAND chips enable three bits of data to be stored in each cell and stack 64 layers atop another.

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Mar 13, 2017

These are the Basic Income Experiments Coming in 2017

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

In Brief Universal Basic Income is being touted by experts as the only way for humanity to survive in the coming age of automation. There are various experiments being conducted this year that could pave the way for the practice in the future.

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Mar 13, 2017

Tilt way out over Chicago

Posted by in category: futurism

These tilting windows give you the best view of Chicago.

Check out 360 CHICAGO.

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Mar 13, 2017

Tesla is so sure its cars are safe you’ll say goodbye to a lot more than just steering wheels

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

In the self-driving future envisioned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, car owners might be saying “goodbye” to a whole lot more than steering wheels.

Musk is so sure of the safety features bundled into Tesla vehicles that his company has begun offering some customers a lifetime insurance and maintenance package at the time of purchase.

No more monthly insurance bills. No more unexpected repair costs.

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