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Jul 19, 2019

‘Trojan horse’ anticancer drug disguises itself as fat

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors.

Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted drug activates, immediately suppressing tumor growth. The drug also is lower in toxicity than current chemotherapy drugs, leading to fewer side effects.

“It’s like a Trojan horse,” Northwestern University’s Nathan Gianneschi, who led the research. “It looks like a nice little fatty acid, so the tumor’s receptors see it and invite it in. Then the drug starts getting metabolized and kills the tumor cells.”

Jul 19, 2019

Google Has an Astonishing Advantage In Its Smart New Plan to Dominate This $140 Billion Industry. (The Entire Thing Is Hiding in Plain Sight)

Posted by in category: entertainment

Hardcore gamers predict Google’s no-console Stadia video games will fail, but Google doesn’t need them. The real target: the 57% of gamers who don’t want to buy a console.

Jul 19, 2019

Building Giant Magellan, the world’s largest telescope

Posted by in category: space

People have been gazing skyward at night for all of human history, studying the stars and wondering what could lie beyond them. But soon, scientists will have a powerful new tool at their disposal: the Giant Magellan Telescope, which is expected to be the world’s largest optical telescope once it’s completed.

Under the football stadium at the University of Arizona, Patrick McCarthy, the vice president and senior astronomer at the GMT project, heads the international group building the Giant Magellan.

“One of the big discoveries in astronomy in the past 20 years is that 97% of the universe, we have no idea what it is,” McCarthy said.

Jul 19, 2019

Private Surveillance Is a Lethal Weapon Anybody Can Buy

Posted by in category: surveillance

Is it too late to rein it in?

Jul 19, 2019

@kriorus_eng • Instagram photos and videos

Posted by in category: futurism

7 Followers, 2 Following, 3 Posts — See Instagram photos and videos from @kriorus_eng

Jul 19, 2019

‘Almost perfect’ hearing for deaf with new tech

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Dr. Wim Melis from the University of Greenwich is working on deconstructing and reconstructing audio signals with extremely high accuracy.

Audio is captured and, from there, converted into a spiking signal—the type the uses. This is then fed into the brain and reconstructed as a 90–100 percent replica of the original sound.

Current technologies, known as , only achieve a fraction of this. They do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain, whereas hearing aids make sounds louder.

Jul 19, 2019

Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings. (Video credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab; footage of droplets courtesy of Xubo Liu and Tom Russell/Berkeley Lab)

Jul 19, 2019

Rocket Rundown

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Stunning payload separation footage of the UP Aerospace SL-10 rocket. One of the four payloads deployed was a test version of the Maraia Capsule, a concept that was to be used to provide the inexpensive and autonomous on-demand return of small science samples from the International Space Station. Credit: UP Aerospace.

Jul 19, 2019

Man with brain implant on Musk’s Neuralink: “I would play video games”

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, life extension, neuroscience

The three-hour event was part marketing spectacle and part dry technical explainer. Musk and his team members described the brain-machine interface design they’re betting on, which will employ dozens of thin wires to collect signals in the brain, and which they want to try out on paralyzed people soon, so they can type with their minds. Their eventual aim is to connect those wires to a thought transmitter which tucks behind your ear like a hearing aid.


Well, it’s pretty cool. It seemed like maybe it will work the way they want down the road, but it probably doesn’t work that way now. A couple of years ago, when I heard he was working with a neural interface, I said I would be there in a heartbeat. I was joking, but it’s interesting to think about what I am going to do when I get explanted. I am coming up on my five years. Then the FDA says my implants may have to come out. Neuralink talked about longevity of the implant and also a large number of electrodes. I always say I wish they had put more electrodes into me.

Basically, the more electrodes you have, the more neurons you record from, so I would imagine higher-degree tasks would be easier. I am limited to thinking about my right arm and hand. I thought it would be good to have more control. I always want to play more video games.

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Jul 19, 2019

Man Uses A Drone Armed With Fireworks To Break Up A Loud Street Party

Posted by in category: drones

https://youtube.com/watch?v=_XNZF-XoblE

This guy is a hero. What a badass!