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Nov 19, 2019

Shapeshifting wheel

Posted by in category: military

The military is developing a shapeshifting wheel that is capable of transforming in just 2 seconds.

Nov 19, 2019

Saudi Prince Plans City With Human Gene Editing, Artificial Rain

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

The city of the future might produce the humans of it, too.

Nov 19, 2019

The danger of AI is weirder than you think | Janelle Shane

Posted by in categories: business, food, information science, robotics/AI

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Nov 19, 2019

Physicists Just Created the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe in History

Posted by in categories: physics, space

An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.

Nov 19, 2019

Beyond Stem Cells: Regenerating Tissue with Our Immune System | Under 30 Summit 2019

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Researchers working on ways to accelerate the body’s healing and regeneration. But what are the limits of that science and what does its future look like?

Nov 19, 2019

Bill Gates-backed solar startup announces major breakthrough

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Heliogen is a startup that wants to “replace fuels with sunlight.” And the Bill Gates-backed solar startup, which has flown under the radar until today, has made a major green-energy breakthrough for heavy industry. Heliogen “has created the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fuels with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun.”

Nov 19, 2019

ESA studies human hibernation for space travel

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel

In movies and books, fictional astronauts enter ‘suspended animation’ to cross the vastness of space. Recently ESA investigated how real-life crew hibernation would impact a space mission to Mars.

Nov 19, 2019

Google Confirms Android Camera Security Threat: ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Affected

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security

Vulnerabilities in the Google Camera app left hackers able to take photos, and silently record audio and video, even when the phone was locked.

Nov 19, 2019

First detection of sugars in meteorites gives clues to origin of life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, space

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2019/sugars-in-meteorites

An international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites. The new discovery adds to the growing list of biologically important compounds that have been found in meteorites, supporting the hypothesis that chemical reactions in asteroids—the parent bodies of many meteorites—can make some of life’s ingredients. If correct, meteorite bombardment on ancient Earth may have assisted the origin of life with a supply of life’s .

The team discovered ribose and other bio-essential sugars including arabinose and xylose in two different meteorites that are rich in carbon, NWA 801 (type CR2) and Murchison (type cm2). Ribose is a crucial component of RNA (). In much of modern life, RNA serves as a messenger molecule, copying genetic instructions from the DNA molecule (deoxyribonucleic acid) and delivering them to molecular factories within the cell called ribosomes that read the RNA to build specific proteins needed to carry out life processes.

Nov 19, 2019

New Data From First Human Crispr Trials Shows Promising Results

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

The clinical trials show that two patients have potentially been cured of their genetic illnesses.