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Mar 6, 2016

Dopamine Headphones

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience

Prepare to feel music like you never have before…

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Mar 6, 2016

Putting out fires with nothing but sound

Posted by in category: futurism

Whoa! A duo of undergraduates at George Mason University in Virginia created a device that they say puts out fires with nothing but sound. http://bit.ly/1bO8Ivq

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Mar 6, 2016

New Metal Can Become Soft and Stiff Just Like Human Muscles

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, robotics/AI, transportation

This looks very promising.


The human body is designed pretty well: Our muscles are able to switch between strength and dexterity, limbs stiffening when we do an energy-fueled task like lifting a bowling ball and softening when we do something delicate like painting with a brush. This ability is very rarely replicated in engineering systems, namely because it’s expensive, but also because it’s been damn hard to clone.

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Mar 6, 2016

Artificial intelligence brings its brains and money to London

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

Following two big acquisitions by US tech companies of AI startups based in academia, the capital is emerging as a hub for young scientist-entrepreneurs.

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Mar 6, 2016

L.A.’s U.S. Bank Tower is Installing Glass Slide

Posted by in category: futurism

The U.S Bank Tower in Los Angeles will be opening a fully enclosed glass side called SkySlide, which will perch 1,000 feet above the street. Read on.

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Mar 6, 2016

Own Your DNA

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

What happens when you no longer own your own DNA sequencing and the person who has it refuses to release it to you?.


Having your genome sequenced doesn’t always mean you have full access to the data.

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Mar 6, 2016

Flexible Glass Could Bring Back the Flip Phone

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Schott can make a sheet of glass thinner than your hair and half a kilometer long that bends, but doesn’t yet fold.

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Mar 6, 2016

3D-Printed Drugs Coming Soon

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, health

Frankly, in the US this makes me really nervous. Placing drug making 3D printers in your local pharmacies. I hope that the manufacturer has a mechanism setup to cause the machine not to work if it is stolen by the local drug gangs.


The brave new world of 3D-printed drugs in the healthcare industry is heating up.

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Mar 5, 2016

It’s official: Native Americans and Siberians are cousins

Posted by in category: genetics

After more than a century of speculation, an international group of geneticists has conclusively proven that the Aztecs, Incas, and Iroquois are closely related to the peoples of Altai, the Siberian region that borders China and Mongolia.

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Mar 5, 2016

Should We Worry That We’re Headed for Cyber World War I?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, military

Reserve you calendars for March 9th because New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative is hosting its annual Cybersecurity for a New America Conference in Washington, D.C.


On Wednesday, March 9, New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative will host its annual Cybersecurity for a New America Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference will focus on securing the future cyberspace. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

So, what does cyberwar mean anyway?

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