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Mar 3, 2018

These ‘cyborg legs’ help people with spinal injuries walk again

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

‘Cyborg legs’ you can control with your MIND could help people learn to walk again after spinal injuries…

There could soon be real-life cyborgs walking among us.

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Mar 3, 2018

Scientists create ‘quantum ball lightning’ for the first time

Posted by in categories: climatology, nuclear energy, particle physics, quantum physics

Scientists create ‘quantum ball lightning’ in the lab in breakthrough that could pave the way for stable fusion reactors…

In the new research, led by scientists at Amherst College and Aalto University, the team created a three-dimensional skyrmion in an extremely cold quantum gas.

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Mar 3, 2018

Gene Cocktail Helps Hearts to Regenerate

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The human heart is an organ whose cells rarely divide, making tissue repair and regeneration a huge problem following a heart attack. Many animals, such as zebrafish and salamanders, are different; they can regenerate damaged hearts easily.

As humans, we also once had the same regenerative capacity during our early development, but after we were born, we lost this ability. This is also true for many other organs, including the brain, spinal cord, and pancreas. The cells in these tissues divide very rarely if at all, and this is a big problem. But, what if we could get that regenerative ability back and repair damage to our hearts the way these amazing animals do?

Researchers have been trying for decades to find out how we can enjoy the same tissue regeneration, but they have met with limited success—until now.

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Mar 3, 2018

The longevity healthtech market is an investor’s dream

Posted by in categories: finance, life extension

Is the longevity industry the healthtech investment trend?

Forbes contributor and finance expert Richard Eisenberg discusses with Taimur Hyat, Chief Strategy Officer at Prudential Financial’s investment arm ($963 billion of funds under management).

Hyat shared his views on investinginto the ageing industry. He noted ‘the first wave of tech and apps was designed with millennials in mind — pizza delivery and Uber. The next wave of platforms and technology will be designed with the needs of the elderly in mind.

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Mar 3, 2018

China’s great leap forward in science

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, science, space

However, the pattern seems clear, and is worth heeding by other nations: despite China’s reputation for authoritarian and hierarchical rule, in science the approach seems to be to ensure that top researchers are well supported with funding and resources, and then to leave them to get on with it.

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?


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Mar 2, 2018

Oklahoma Schools Install Bulletproof Shelters for Students and Teachers

Posted by in category: futurism

This is good solution duel purpose.

Schools are installing bulletproof shelters for students and teachers.

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Mar 2, 2018

Nvidia unlikely to unveil GTX 2080/70 GPUs this month

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment

Rumors swirled earlier this week suggesting Nvidia was preparing to showcase its next generation of GeForce graphics cards during its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) at the end of the month (or perhaps even during the annual Game Developers Conference a week earlier).

Unfortunately, neither venue will host the big reveal according to a recent report from Tom’s Hardware. Multiple independent sources tell the site that apart from a possible announcement and a vague appetizer, nothing concrete regarding Nvidia’s next-gen gaming hardware is likely to be shared at the shows.

“Rumors that these venues would be the big reveal for Nvidia’s 2018 cards to succeed its current Pascal lineup should be put to rest,” the site advises.

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Mar 2, 2018

The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

We could do this today. A couple ideas i would pitch would be: 1. A series of giant solar arrays in the American SW. 2. Giant wind turbines located in Tornado alley and built to withstand a direct hit from a tornado and try and put them where tornadoes would make direct hits on purpose.

After we get these sites built up enough to power the US, then build them up to power North and South America, eventually expand into Asia.

It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.

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Mar 2, 2018

UN warns situation in DR Congo reaching ′breaking point′

Posted by in category: futurism

The second deadly attack in a month happened where land disputes have reignited a long-dormant ethnic conflict and caused thousands to flee. The UN has warned the situation in the DRC has reached “a breaking point.”

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Mar 2, 2018

The nor’easter slamming the East Coast is undergoing the rapid intensification process known as ‘bombogenesis’

Posted by in category: futurism

It’s official: the bomb cyclone is back.

The winter storm that the Weather Channel has dubbed “Riley” has been undergoing the rapid intensification process called “bombogenesis,” which means its central pressure is dropping quickly (an indicator of a storm’s strength).

In this case, the nor’easter still appears to be intensifying, but the central surface pressure of the storm system has already dropped by at least 24 millibars (mb) in 24 hours, which means it is undergoing bombogenesis (or “explosive bombogenesis”) and qualifies it as a weather bomb or bomb cyclone.

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