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Apr 16, 2017

First Artificial Wombs: Researchers now grow human embryos in a laboratory to study pregnancy

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

We all know how to get pregnant or at least should know, but despite so many tips out there boosting the chances of conceiving, the actual first 2 weeks of pregnancy remain an undetectable mystery to science.

A pregnancy test is usually done via markers detecting hormones in specific substances like urine and blood. At the very beginning, though, these hormone levels are just too low to register a positive test. Without actually looking into the womb, nobody can watch fertilized eggs grow. Yes, we understand the process going on, as the embryo (which is basically a mass of cells called blastocyst) starts dropping its outer layer to implant within the uterine lining.

However, only a couple of weeks ago researchers from Rockefeller University were the first to witness and even raise human embryos in a laboratory for the maximum ethically allowable time of 13 days.

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Apr 16, 2017

Bezos Says Artificial Intelligence to Fuel Amazon’s Success

Posted by in category: robotics/AI Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud-computing division, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said in his annual shareholder letter.

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Apr 16, 2017

How To Accelerate Value Creation Through Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Disruptive technologies such as AI change the basis of competition in an industry. How can your company make sure it’s not behind the curve in creating new value?

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Apr 16, 2017

Formula 2 — Leclerc on pole with Fuoco right behind!

Posted by in category: futurism

The first ever all-FDA front row at the end of the inaugural qualifying session for FIA Formula 2

Al Sakhir – The first outing in this category for Charles Leclerc and Antonio Fuoco went really well. The Monegasque Ferrari Driver Academy student took pole position in today’s qualifying session for FIA Formula 2 in Bahrain. Leclerc stamped his authority so far over this weekend, on his debut in the series with a lap in 1.38.907. Alongside Leclerc for tomorrow’s race at the Al Sakhir circuit will be his team-mate Fuoco, who was second in 1.39.585. Antonio is also making his debut in Formula 2, and this result is thanks to great teamwork from the Prema squad and the Driver Academy.

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Apr 16, 2017

The Transhumanist Future Has No Pope

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, transhumanism

Happy Easter…and a reality check: #transhumanism #reason

Modern values, transhumanist technology, and the embrace of reason are making many Catholic rules and rituals absurd.

Everywhere I look, Pope Francis, the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, seems to be in the news—and he is being positively portrayed as a genuinely progressive leader. Frankly, this baffles me. Few major religions have as backwards a philosophical and moral platform as Catholicism. Therefore, no leader of it could actually be genuinely progressive. Yet, no one seems to pay attention to this—no one seems to be discussing that Catholicism remains highly oppressive.

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Apr 16, 2017

The Military Just Demoed an F-16 That Flies and Executes Strikes

Posted by in category: military

The fighter jet successfully completed its mission sans pilot.

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Apr 16, 2017

Celebrating “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge” | Institute for Advanced Study

Posted by in categories: innovation, science

“On March 13, the Institute celebrated the publication of The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press), which features IAS Founding Director Abraham Flexner’s classic essay of the same title, first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939.”

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Apr 16, 2017

North Korea & the Killshot/ Exploring the Universe

Posted by in category: space

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Apr 16, 2017

An EPIC weekend of exploration into ancient astronauts

Posted by in category: alien life

An EPIC weekend of exploration into ancient astronauts, extra terrestrials, human origins, crop circles, UFO sightings, false flags, anti-gravity machines, secret space program, animal mutilations, alien abduction, cosmic disclosure, contact experiences and the need to know.

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Apr 15, 2017

Urban Tech Trends in 2017

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

A few weeks ago we unveiled the latest eight companies that are part of our URBAN-X smart cities accelerator in Brooklyn. This is the second time we’ve run this program, which differs a little from SOSV’s other ecosystem accelerators, in that the space isn’t constrained by the deep intricacies of a vertical (manufacturing, biotechnology, etc) as much as by environment and mission. The kind of companies we’re interested in working with through this program are changing the way that humans live in cities: they’re working on topics as various as mobility, urban health and safety, energy, waste, water, city planning, construction, and beyond.

We see hundreds of applicants to our program, and interface with hundreds more through our network, mentors, and co-investors. Here are some of the trends we’ve seen ticking up over the last 12 months or so:

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