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Nov 2, 2018

Cell-laden contact lens being developed to treat eye injuries

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Currently, if someone has a damaged cornea (the surface of the eye), it’s covered with a “bandage” made from the amniotic membrane of human placentas. While this does help repair the eye, an Australian scientist is developing what he believes may be a better alternative – a wound-healing contact lens.

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Nov 2, 2018

20th Century Fox is using AI to analyze movie trailers and find out what films audiences will like: Movie Trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Even AI likes a trip to the movies.

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Nov 2, 2018

Depression: Three new subtypes identified

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The scientists also used functional MRI scanners to study the participants’ brain activity, enabling them to map 78 brain regions and examine the connections between these areas.

“The major challenge in this study,” explains first study author Tomoki Tokuda, who is a statistician at OIST, “was to develop a statistical tool that could extract relevant information for clustering similar subjects together.”

Tokuda developed a new statistical method that allowed the researchers to break down more than 3,000 measurable features into five data clusters. The measurable features included the incidence of childhood trauma and the initial severity of the depressive episode.

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Nov 2, 2018

New Amazon Day shipping option lets you pick the day you get deliveries

Posted by in category: futurism

The online retailer creates a program to offer more shipping choices and predictability.


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Nov 2, 2018

The Dark Web Isn’t Actually That Different From the Rest of the Internet

Posted by in category: internet

But here’s how it got the scary name.

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Nov 2, 2018

Rebel HQ Live: Jiggy Athilingam & Keith Comito

Posted by in category: life extension

LEAF President Keith Comito on the channel TYT talking about healthy life extension! smile

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Nov 2, 2018

Europe delivers Orion’s ‘powerhouse’

Posted by in category: space

European industry hands over a key piece of hardware for America’s next-generation astronaut capsule.

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Nov 2, 2018

Zoom Into the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

Posted by in category: cosmology

Scientists just further confirmed what has long been believed: that there’s a supermassive black hole scientists named Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. This mind-blowing 1.5-minute video zooms in from a wide view of the night sky into the tiny little area where the latest telescopic observations were just made.

In a paper published on October 31st, 2018, scientists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) detailed how they used the GRAVITY interferometer and the four telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) to create a virtual telescope that effectively has a diameter of 427 feet (130m).

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Nov 2, 2018

General Motors unveils electric bicycles that will arrive in 2019

Posted by in category: transportation

It might sound counterintuitive for a car company to make a product that serves as an alternative to cars.

But that’s exactly what General Motors is doing.

GM has designed two electric bicycles and plans to sell them beginning in 2019.

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Nov 2, 2018

The ambitious plan to decode every complex species on Earth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

An ambitious effort to sequence the genome of every complex organism on Earth was officially launched on 1 November in London.

“Variation is the fount of all genetic knowledge,” says project member and evolutionary geneticist Jenny Graves of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. “The more variation you have the better — so why not sequence everything?”

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence the genomes of the roughly 1.5 million known animal, plant, protozoan and fungal species — collectively known as eukaryotes — worldwide over the next decade. The initiative is estimated to cost US$4.7 billion, although only a small proportion of that money has been committed so far.

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