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Jan 12, 2019

Scientists Suggest They May Have Captured The Very First Image Of A Black Hole Within The Milky Way

Posted by in category: cosmology

Scientists working with the Event Horizon Telescope project may have have captured an image of a black hole in the Milky Way, which could be ‘the most iconic ever’.

Scientists have suggested that for the first time, they may have finally captured what could end up being the first image of a black hole within the Milky Way. A team of international astronomers have been hard at work analyzing two specific areas of space located in Sagittarius A and M87 through the Event Horizon Telescope project (EHT), and have reported that they have discovered what amounts to “spectacular” data during their research, which in this case, would be the faint image of the silhouette of a black hole.

According to the Daily Mail, this image may very well prove to be “one of the most iconic ever.” The scientists involved with the EHT collaboration are currently analyzing tremendous amounts of data from 2017, and this data is set to be made public later on this year.

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Jan 12, 2019

Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies

Posted by in category: futurism

The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject — a Fields Medal.

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Jan 12, 2019

Doctor double act can help you live healthier for longer in their anti-ageing series for the Mail

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

Today in the Mail’s pullout, the twins focus on anti-ageing your brain, and show you simple strategies to give it a boost — from telling you why you’re becoming forgetful to revealing the techniques you can use to improve brain health and function.

Yes, in the ‘spouse’ seat during counselling was Xand, his identical twin and fellow telly doctor.

It’s quite a revelation that these two — both contenders for the title of TV’s sexiest doctor, surely — have a relationship that might require them even to think of counselling.

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Jan 12, 2019

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Jan 12, 2019

Novel Device to Reduce Chemotherapy’s Harmful Side Effects

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The new device, developed by researchers from the University of California in the US, absorbs excess drugs before they spread throughout the body.

For example, doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug, kills more tumour cells when given at higher doses. However, most patients cannot tolerate large amounts of the drug because it can cause heart failure, among other side effects.

But using the device, excess doxorubicin can be filtered out from the blood at locations outside of the tumour to reduce the harmful effects of the drug on the healthy cells.

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Jan 12, 2019

San Diego Stem Cell Clinics in National Spotlight

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Some see stem cell therapy as the future of medicine, but not all of the treatments have been proven to work. Yet the treatments cost patients tens of thousands of dollars.

NBC 7 Investigates has been looking into stem cell clinics and treatments offered across San Diego County for nearly a year. On Friday, NBC’s Today show featured NBC 7’s work in a report on stem cell treatments.

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Jan 12, 2019

Denmark Is Building Nine Gigantic Artificial Islands

Posted by in categories: business, sustainability

Authorities in Denmark plan to build nine artificial islands off the coast of Copenhagen with a total area of more than 32 million square feet (3 million square meters.) The hope is that the new islands, which will be called “Holmene,” will become a futuristic hub for sustainable business and commerce.

“I think this could become a sort of European Silicon Valley,” said Brian Mikkelsen, the head of the Danish chamber of commerce, in an interview with The Guardian.

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Jan 12, 2019

Astronomers May Have Just Spotted the Birth of a Black Hole

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Cosmic reincarnation observed in real time.

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Jan 12, 2019

DARPA Wants to Build Conscious Robots Using Insect Brains

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The Pentagon’s emerging technologies unit put out a call last week for proposals that use insect brains to control robots — because they could be used to create efficient new models for artificial intelligence, but also because they could be used to explore the meaning of consciousness.

“Nature has forced on these small insects drastic miniaturization and energy efficiency, some having only a few hundred neurons in a compact form-factor, while maintaining basic functionality,” reads a document in the proposal. “Furthermore, these organisms are possibly able to display increased subjectivity of experience.” It goes on to say that there’s evidence suggesting that “even small insects have subjective experiences, the first step towards a concept of ‘consciousness.’”.

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Jan 12, 2019

Giant hi-tech tomato glasshouse set to produce millions of the fruit

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Jump to media player The facility is set to produce 150 million tomatoes a year, helped by red LED lights and bees.

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