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Nov 26, 2019

AMD confirms 64-core Threadripper 3990X for 2020

Posted by in category: computing

AMD’s first Threadripper CPU with 64 computing cores and 128 threads is coming in 2020. That’s double the 32 cores and 64 threads found in the second-generation flagship 2990WX. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Nov 26, 2019

Toshiba says its device tests for 13 cancer types with 99% accuracy from a single drop of blood

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Testing on the equipment and testing procedure will begin next year.

Nov 26, 2019

Hospitals Will Now Show You The Cost!

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Trump Reveals Hospital Tranparency Rule To Make Hospitals Show You How Much Your Treament Is Costing! (In Effect In 2021)

Nov 26, 2019

Five ways China must cultivate research integrity

Posted by in category: futurism

China’s strides towards reform have been well received domestically and abroad, but effecting lasting change is hard2. To better characterize the situation, my team has studied global retraction data alongside national grants and applications that were revoked. We also surveyed researchers online and interviewed major stakeholders in China3,4. These included experts on university ethics committees, programmes for research-integrity training and plagiarism detection, as well as funding-programme managers, journal editors and academics. Here, I outline major challenges in research integrity, and potential strategies and solutions to buttress it.

A swift increase in scientific productivity has outstripped the country’s ability to promote rigour and curb academic misconduct; it is time to seize solutions.

Nov 26, 2019

Interdisciplinary team takes top prize in Mars colony design competition

Posted by in category: space

Star City, a concept for a human city on Mars, won first place at the Mars Colony Prize Design contest. The design, led by MIT PhD student George Lordos and his brother Alexandros, features five villages constructed around a crater rim.

Image: Star City Team/Delta Architects

Nov 25, 2019

Hackers demand $14 million from nursing homes in ransomware attack

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode

Some facilities unable to access patient records, order drugs or pay employees after their computers were hijacked.

Nov 25, 2019

T-Mobile Reveals A Security Breach Affecting Prepaid Users

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Adding one more to the count of data breaches this year, now joins the cellular firm T-Mobile. Recently, T-Mobile has disclosed a security breach impacting some of its customers.

T-Mobile Disclosed Security Breach

According to the security notice shared by T-Mobile, the firm has (once again) suffered a security breach. The incident has reportedly impacted prepaid consumers.

Nov 25, 2019

A hacking group is hijacking Docker systems with exposed API endpoints

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

It’s almost 2020 and some sysadmins are still leaving Docker admin ports exposed on the internet.

Nov 25, 2019

#IAmTranshuman Going to Space

Posted by in categories: space, transhumanism

#IAmTranshuman is heading into space onboard PlantSat 1, a project worked on in part at the Transhuman House.

The IAmTranshuman (ist) web site is about the stories of transhumanists, from professors to artists and everything in between from all walks of life. IAmTranshuman is about helping humanity grow and be more then what we were through the responsible use of technology.

Nov 25, 2019

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Clinical Trial is the World’s First That Aims to Reverse 20 Years of Aging in Humans

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Just one million dollars.

MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Libella Gene Therapeutics, LLC (“Libella”) announces an institutional review board (IRB)-approved pay-to-play clinical trial in Colombia ( South America ) using gene therapy that aims to treat and ultimately cure aging. This could lead to Libella offering the world’s only treatment to cure and reverse aging by 20 years.