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Jul 7, 2019

Deep Aging Clocks: The Emergence of AI-Based Biomarkers of Aging and Longevity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, life extension, robotics/AI

First published in 2016, predictors of chronological and biological age developed using deep learning (DL) are rapidly gaining popularity in the aging research community.

These deep aging clocks can be used in a broad range of applications in the pharmaceutical industry, spanning target identification, drug discovery, data economics, and synthetic patient data generation. We provide here a brief overview of recent advances in this important subset, or perhaps superset, of aging clocks that have been developed using artificial intelligence (AI).

Jul 7, 2019

A Successful Milestone Test for Our Artemis Program on This Week @NASA

Posted by in category: space travel

This week:

🚀 A milestone for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft 🌑 A commercial lunar payload update 👩🏾‍🏫 More honors for a historic icon.

These are a few of the stories to tell you about on the latest episode of This Week at NASA:

Jul 7, 2019

This Brain Implant Could Change Lives

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, neuroscience

It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University, NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the implications could be life-changing.

Featured in this episode:

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Jul 7, 2019

Renewable Energy Is Booming. Here’s How to Keep It Going

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Commentary: Private investors are excited about renewable sources like solar and wind, but they need to focus on energy storage going forward.

Jul 7, 2019

Intelligent Stepping Stones

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality

These robotic tiles can track your every step to create an immersive VR experience via 筑波大学|University of Tsukuba.

Jul 7, 2019

An Arctic Fox Has Been Tracked Walking 2,700 Miles From Norway All The Way to Canada

Posted by in category: futurism

At first, the scientists wondered whether it was a mistake.

Just 21 days after leaving the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, an arctic fox had arrived in Greenland. And in less than three months, it made it to Canada. The fox averaged nearly 30 miles a day (50 kilometers) — some days, though, it walked almost 100 (160 kilometers).

“When it started happening, we thought ‘is this really true?’” said Arnaud Tarroux, one of the researchers who tracked the female fox. Was there “an error in the data?”

Jul 7, 2019

Final cut: films condensed into a single frame – in pictures

Posted by in category: entertainment

Jason Shulman photographs entire movies with ultra-long exposures, creating impressionist photo masterpieces in the process.

Main image: The Wizard of Oz (1939)Photograph: Jason Shulman courtesy the artist and Cob Gallery.

Jul 7, 2019

We should care more about the deep sea than we do deep space

Posted by in category: space

If we loved the deep sea as much as deep space, we might not have so many environmental problems.

Jul 7, 2019

Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Make Fuel and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, Says Study

Posted by in categories: climatology, solar power, sustainability

Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, PNAS, as NBC News reported. The floating islands could drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

Jul 7, 2019

The Second Coming of the Robot Pet

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Man’s best friend isn’t a dog—it’s a doglike robot, designed to perform tricks and tug at your heartstrings.