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Jun 20, 2019

Florida city pays $600,000 to hackers who seized its computer system

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Cyberattack blocked 911 dispatchers from logging calls, as a growing number of U.S. municipalities are taken hostage.

Jun 20, 2019

For the June edition of Journal Club

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Dr. Oliver Medvedik and guests will be taking a look at the recent human trial of Urolithin A, a metabolite produced by microflora and an active ingredient in pomegranates which is linked to increased levels of mitophagy in aged animals. Join us at 13:00 EDT on our Facebook channel where we will be livestreaming the show and discussing this interesting publication.

Link to Paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s42255-019-0073-4

Literature.

Jun 20, 2019

‘Little Big Coil’ creates record-breaking continuous magnetic field

Posted by in category: materials

Compact high-temperature superconductor magnet reaches 45.5 T.

Jun 20, 2019

Cisco Live 2019: Quantum Computing Presents an Exciting (and Scary) Future for IT

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, security

The future is quantum, and while it’s absolutely full of possibilities, the increased power and scale of quantum computing presents some serious security concerns.

Jun 20, 2019

The Mars Homes That NASA Awarded $500,000

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

These are the Mars homes that NASA awarded $500,000.

Jun 20, 2019

CRISPR babies: when will the world be ready?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Nature asked researchers and other stakeholders what hurdles remain before heritable gene editing could become acceptable as a clinical tool. Although some scientific challenges are probably surmountable, approval on a grand scale is likely to require changes to how clinical trials are run, as well as a broader consensus about the technology.


Efforts to make heritable changes to the human genome are fraught with uncertainty. Here’s what it would take to make the technique safe and acceptable.

Jun 20, 2019

Earth: Earth is special

Posted by in category: space

🌎 It’s the only place in the universe that we know contains life. Celebrate its beauty by taking a look at these breathtaking images of our home planet, as captured by crew members aboard the International Space Station:

Jun 20, 2019

The Q-CTRL Team, Board of Directors and Investors

Posted by in category: futurism

Jun 19, 2019

Cleveland Clinic performs its first in utero surgery on fetus, repairs spina bifida before baby’s birth

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic has joined other top hospitals in North America and can now offer in utero surgery. The hospital announced Wednesday that after more than a year of preparations they have successfully completed Northern Ohio’s first ever surgery on a fetus inside the uterus to repair spina bifida.

“The operation on the fetus in the uterus, I’m directing and in charge of, and the guidance of where we should open the uterus, the exposure of the baby,” said Dr. Darrell Cass, Director of Fetal Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic’s Fetal Center.

Cass and a team of more than a dozen other specialists including pediatric neurosurgeons, a fetal cardiologist and pediatric anesthesiologists performed the surgery on a nearly 23-week fetus with the birth defect spina bifida in February.

Jun 19, 2019

Mind Over Matter: Cognitive Neuroengineering

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

I had a little more invested in BCI.


Brain-machine interface—once the stuff of science fiction novels—is coming to a computer near you. The only question is: How soon? While the technology is in its infancy, it is already helping people with spinal cord injuries. Our authors examine its potential to be the ultimate game changer for any number of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as behavior, learning, and memory.