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Jun 6, 2023

Spot Levels Up — June 7

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The industry standard for dangerous and routine autonomous inspections, now with a brand new set of features and hardware.


Jun 6, 2023

A first generation iPhone fetches $63,000 at auction

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

A first-generation 2007 iPhone sold for more than $63,000 in an online auction Sunday, more than 100 times its original cost. Dubbed a “first-edition” device by auctioneer LCG Auctions, the box had never been opened.

The original iPhone cost $599 and offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It had no app store, ran on a 2G network and was exclusive to AT&T’s network.

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Jun 6, 2023

Revolutionary gene-editing therapy treats girl’s “incurable” cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A U.K. teen with an aggressive form of leukemia is now cancer-free, thanks to a new gene-editing therapy.

The particular therapy used on the patient was only invented six years ago, and it’s now making doctors rethink the way doctors approach the disease.

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Jun 6, 2023

Scientists Taught Pet Parrots to Video Call Each Other—and the Birds Loved It

Posted by in category: education

Scientists are able to teach parrots to video call each other. It’s pretty wholesome.

Just shows how smart animals are. And how adaptable as well.

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Jun 6, 2023

Pro eater James Webb devours nearly SIXTY donuts in eight minutes

Posted by in category: futurism

Proof that there are still important things that humans can do but AIs can’t!

He might not be running on Dunkin’ anytime soon, but Australia’s James Webb set a new world record after devouring 59 and a half donuts in eight minutes at a competition in San Diego on Friday.

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Jun 6, 2023

Crypto exchange Binance hit by outflows of $780 million in last 24 hours

Posted by in category: futurism

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) — Investors have pulled around $780 million from crypto exchange Binance in the last 24 hours, data firm Nansen said on Tuesday, a day after the world’s biggest crypto exchange was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Binance’s U.S. affiliate exchange registered net outflows of $13 million in the same period, Nansen said. Neither Binance nor Binance. US immediately responded to a request for comment.

Jun 6, 2023

CRISPR, Cures, and the New World of Gene Editing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

This is an online article from the Christian Research Journal.

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Jun 6, 2023

Throw Forward Thursday: CRISPR

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, chemistry, education, ethics, food

The 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Doudna and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier for their work on the gene editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9. This gives us the ability to change the DNA of any living thing, from plants and animals to humans.

The applications are enormous, from improving farming to curing diseases. A decade or so from now, CRISPR will no doubt be taught in High Schools, and be a basic building block of medicine and agriculture. It is going to change everything.

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Jun 6, 2023

Nanofabricators: a “Star Trek” vision of the future

Posted by in category: futurism

Nanofabricators could create the Star Trek version of the future. Though they are physically plausible, can they actually be created?

Jun 6, 2023

Making CRISPR-Cas9 work in the brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Nishiyama et al. “Virus-Mediated Genome Editing via Homology-Directed Repair in Mitotic and Postmitotic Cells in Mammalian Brain.” Neuron (2017). doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2017.10.

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