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Jun 29, 2016

Injectable Computers

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

With a radio specifically designed to communicate through tissue, Professors David Blaauw (http://web.eecs.umich.edu/faculty/blaauw/) and David Wentzloff (http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~wentzlof/) from the University of Michigan’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (https://www.eecs.umich.edu/ece/) are adding another level to a computer platform small enough to fit inside a medical grade syringe.

With this enabling technology, real time information can be applied to devices monitoring heart fibrillation as well as glucose monitoring for diabetics.

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Jun 29, 2016

Scientists Want to Reprogram Human Cells to Stop Death

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Different species of animals either live a very long time or do not die of old age. Some cases are the tortoise & lobster species that live to be over 130 years old naturally and don’t usually die unless they get sick or are killed.

After we grow up our cells ultimately stop self-replicating. A researcher named Leonard Hayflick figured out that each of our cells divide around 50 times and then they stop. Once all of our cells stop duplicating we start to deteriorate and then ultimately die. This finding showed that we are in fact programmed to die biologically.

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Jun 29, 2016

You can eat vegetables from Mars, say scientists after crop experiment

Posted by in categories: food, space

Dutch researchers successfully raise radishes, peas, rye and tomatoes in soil mixed to match that of the red planet – giving hope that settlers could grow food.

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Jun 29, 2016

End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries?

Posted by in categories: climatology, security

Nation states cause some of our biggest problems, from civil war to climate inaction. Science suggests there are better ways to run a planet.

By Debora MacKenzie

Try, for a moment, to envisage a world without countries. Imagine a map not divided into neat, coloured patches, each with clear borders, governments, laws. Try to describe anything our society does – trade, travel, science, sport, maintaining peace and security – without mentioning countries. Try to describe yourself: you have a right to at least one nationality, and the right to change it, but not the right to have none.

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Jun 29, 2016

This Tiny Computer Fits In A Syringe

Posted by in category: computing

We now make computers small enough to inject into our bodies.

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Jun 29, 2016

When will driverless vehicles hit the mainstream according to …

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

“You might own a car like some people own a horse. They might take a ride on the weekends or something.” Travis Kalanick, CEO Uber.

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Jun 29, 2016

Now you can use your phone just by moving your eyes

Posted by in category: mobile phones

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Jun 29, 2016

Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, computing, mobile phones

Miniaturization is one of the most world-shaking trends of the last several decades. Computer chips now have features measured in billionths of a meter. Sensors that once weighed kilograms fit inside your smartphone. But it doesn’t end there.

Researchers are aiming to take sensors smaller—much smaller.

In a new University of Stuttgart paper published in Nature Photonics, scientists describe tiny 3D printed lenses and show how they can take super sharp images. Each lens is 120 millionths of a meter in diameter—roughly the size of a grain of table salt—and because they’re 3D printed in one piece, complexity is no barrier. Any lens configuration that can be designed on a computer can be printed and used.

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Jun 28, 2016

Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI

Free service DoNotPay helps appeal over $4m in parking fines in just 21 months, but is just the tip of the legal AI iceberg for its 19-year-old creator.

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Jun 28, 2016

A Brooklyn startup that’s armed with $40 million is growing real meat and leather in a lab

Posted by in category: food

Modern Meadow uses skin cells to grow strips of real leather that can be turned into everything from purses to shoes.

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