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Feb 11, 2017

DARPA’s Robotic Arm Snatches Drones From Mid-Air

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Capturing drones in mid-air just became easier.

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Feb 11, 2017

Will the world’s next megacity come out of a 3D printer?

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Imagine a world where huge cities could be created with the click of a button.

It might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but that’s where 3D-printing technology is headed, according to one Dubai-based start-up.

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Feb 11, 2017

Israeli-designed Cosmic Ray Vest Approved For Mars Trial

Posted by in category: space travel

While it’s far too early to speculate on who will be the first humans to travel to Mars, we may have an idea of what they will wear: An Israeli-designed space suit.

Together with the Israel Space Agency and the German Aerospace Center, Israeli startup StemRad is suiting up to launch a trial of its new protective suit against cosmic gamma rays on the next flight of NASA’s Orion satellite.

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Feb 11, 2017

Home: Its name is Snowsuite, the yacht for the snow…

Posted by in categories: habitats, transportation

The last extreme luxury frontier… Production, sale and hire.

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Feb 11, 2017

3D Printing Will Change The Way We Make Things And Design Them In 2017

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, materials

3D printing is profoundly changing not just how we make things, but how we design them as well. As well as saving materials, time, water and waste, it is also opening up possibilities for new products and is set to unleash a wave of innovation in the industrial sector.

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Feb 11, 2017

Self-driving cars will create organ shortage — can science meet demand?

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioengineering, biotech/medical, robotics/AI, science

It looks like Self Driving cars may create a US organ shortage that finally acts as the Kick in the Ass to force stem cell generated organs on to the market. Enough of the ‘in the future’ we might have these Nonsesne.

Science, however, can offer better a better solution.

The waiting lists for donor organs are long — 120,000 people on a given day — and ever increasing. With fewer donor organs to go around, researchers are working on other ways to get people the parts they need. With help from 3D printing and other bioengineering technologies, we will eventually be able to grow our own organs and stop relying on donors.

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Feb 11, 2017

Millimeter-Scale Computers: Now With Deep Learning Neural Networks on Board

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

University of Michigan micro-motes aim to make the Internet of Things smarter without consuming more power.

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Feb 11, 2017

Starta Accelerator plans to nurture high-tech ‘ponies’ in New York City

Posted by in category: futurism

10 tech startups from Russia and Eastern Europe get a shot in the Big Apple.

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Feb 11, 2017

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Is Giving $3 Billion to Cure, Manage, or Prevent “All Disease”

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, launched in September 2016 and run by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, set out with the ambitious goal “to cure, prevent or manage all disease during our children’s lifetime”.

As part of the US$3 billion initiative, the organisation created an independent nonprofit Biohub, which on Wednesday said it committed US$50 million to 47 scientists, technologists, and engineers working at UCSF, Stanford, and UC-Berkeley.

The 47 investigators are working on a wide range of projects, but there was one central thesis the Biohub tried to keep in mind when picking from the 700 applicants.

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Feb 10, 2017

Stem Cell Fillings Allow Teeth to Heal Themselves

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

In Brief:

Regenerative dental fillings that allow teeth to heal themselves have been developed by researchers, potentially eliminating the need for root canals. The treatment earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry after judges described it as a “new paradigm for dental treatments.”

No one in their right mind would ever look forward to a filling at the dentist. Why can’t our teeth fix themselves? Maybe they can. At long last, scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University may have revolutionized the way we look at treating dental issues. Their regenerative dental fillings allow teeth to heal themselves—potentially eliminating the need for the high-pitched drilling inherent in root canals.

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