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Apr 29, 2019

New cancer ‘vaccine’ helps immune system find, kill disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet

The recent clinical trial was only conducted on patients with lymphoma, but the researchers suggested their approach could be potentially used to treat other types of cancer — and that it could improve the efficacy of other immunotherapies, including checkpoint blockade.

“The in situ vaccine approach has broad implications for multiple types of cancer,” said Brody, the study’s lead author and the director of the Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “This method could also increase the success of other immunotherapies such as checkpoint blockade.”

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Apr 29, 2019

Oxford Academic: Invisible Aliens Are Breeding With Humans

Posted by in category: futurism

Umm what??? :0.


He think they might be trying to create a super-intelligent “future leader.”

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Apr 29, 2019

World’s first laser radio transmitter/receiver paves way for ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi

Posted by in category: internet

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have, for the first time, used a semiconductor laser to send and receive radio signals. The hybrid electronic-photonic device uses a laser to extract and transmit microwave signals, providing a data rate that may one day lead to ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi.

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Apr 29, 2019

Dead people and pets are being forged into sparkling blue diamonds — here’s how

Posted by in category: futurism

The company Algordanza will turn cremated human or animal ashes into a memorial diamond of your loved one — for a price.

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Apr 29, 2019

Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published today in Nature Communications.

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Apr 29, 2019

Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?

Posted by in category: sustainability

At this year’s London Marathon, runners tested out algae pods filled with water instead of paper cups. Algae is the newest sustainable trend.

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Apr 29, 2019

‘It’s the next rising platform’: 2 promising technologies backed by billion-dollar drugmakers could transform the human body into a disease-destroying machine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

MeiraGTx’s founders were interested in those uses; the biotech’s programs today are in diseases of the eye, salivary gland and brain.

But “we wanted to have a broader perspective on how you could potentially use gene therapy” too, CEO Alexandria Forbes says.

That vision is a high-tech, futuristic one, in which the human body can essentially become a medicine-making factory, enabled by gene therapy. But it’ll require more research, and is still years from fruition.

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Apr 29, 2019

Starlink: SpaceX Internet Satellite Constellation Just Got the Green Light

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

Starlink could offer internet to anyone on the planet.


Starlink could transmit internet down to the ground.

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Apr 29, 2019

DARPA: This Smart Contact Lens Could Give Soldiers Superpowers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, military

“Smart” contact lenses sound like something from a sci fi movie — but they’re real, and they could help troops in the field.


French engineering school IMT Atlantique revealed what it calls “the first stand-alone contact lens with a flexible micro battery” earlier this month.

And, notably, it caught the attention of the U.S. military’s attention: the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is reportedly interested in the contact lens to augment troops’ visual capabilities in the field, according to Task and Purpose — meaning the gadget could represent the augmented contact lens that DARPA has spent a decade searching for.

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Apr 29, 2019

SpaceX-Like Startups Think They Can Solve Fusion For Cheap

Posted by in category: space travel

But even with existing research, achieving sustained fusion inside a reactor is still many years out.

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