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Apr 29, 2018

This Is The Most Detailed Map Of The Universe

Posted by in category: space

Want to see 1.7 billion stars in stunning detail? This 3D color map of our universe is the best ever. (via Seeker Universe)

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Apr 29, 2018

I Spent a Weekend With Cyborgs, and Now I Have an RFID Implant I Have No Idea What to Do With

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

Jeffrey Tibbetts prepped for implantation and scrubbed in, methodically sudsing up to his elbows, scraping the dirt from under his fingernails and scouring his hands with a rough brush to render his body sterile before donning a pair of beige latex surgical gloves.

Behind him, a twentysomething tea barista in a black baseball cap waited pensively, his left ring finger exposed from under a surgical drape, a tourniquet wrapped tightly around it. For months, an implanted magnet had been uncomfortably bulging out of the side of Zac Shannon’s finger. Tibbetts picked up a scalpel and began cutting, gently scraping away at the flesh until the incision was deep enough to expose the magnet. With the very steady hands of a practiced surgeon, he pulled out the tiny hunk of metal.

Tibbetts plopped another magnet into the finger, sutured it shut, and removed the tourniquet. The small wound began to gush blood.

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Apr 29, 2018

Meet the 26-year-old ex-Googler who got $133 million for a cryptocurrency startup that could replace money completely

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics

Nader Al-Naji started mining bitcoin in his Princeton dorm in 2013. Now, he’s working on a stable cryptocurrency that be believes could actually replace money.

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Apr 29, 2018

Poor countries can increase food production

Posted by in categories: food, government

Poor countries tend to have out one-tenth of the crop yield per hectare compared to the yield from rich countries. Farmers in rich countries are more productive than those in poor countries because they use better technology and infrastructure, and are subject to better government policies.

If all the world’s farmers extracted the maximum potential output from their fields, the gap in yields between rich and poor countries would vanish almost entirely.

So what would it take for the developing world to catch up?

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Apr 29, 2018

E. coli rewired to control growth as experts let them make proteins for medicine

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics

Experts have equipped biotech workhorse bacteria with feedback control mechanism to balance growth with making protein products.

Medicines like insulin and interferon are manufactured using genetically engineered bacteria, such as E. coli. E. coli grow quickly and can be given DNA that instructs them to make proteins used in medicines and other materials.

However, the extra burden of producing new proteins hampers bacterial growth, which slows production. Solving this problem is an area of great interest for biotechnology and synthetic biology.

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Apr 29, 2018

Google co-founder Sergey Brin lays out the many ways the company uses AI today

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Alphabet just published its annual Founders’ Letter and this year, cofounder Sergey Brin uses it to outline the ways the company’s using artificial intelligence, while highlighting both the benefits and risks of this “technology renaissance.”

Alphabet’s Sergey Brin uses this year’s Founders’ Letter to outline the ways the company users artificial intelligence every day.

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Apr 29, 2018

How to Increase Klotho (Protein) + Gene Associations

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience

Klotho increased intelligence helps you regenerate muscle is an anti-aging and health-promoting significantly enhances our antioxidant balance.

Klotho is a protein that can make you more intelligent and live longer. Read on about how to increase it.

If you want to interpret your genes, you can use SelfDecode.

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Apr 29, 2018

Jeff Bezos reveals what it’s like to build an empire and become the richest man in the world — and why he’s willing to spend $1 billion a year to fund the most important mission of his life

Posted by in category: space travel

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos interviewed by Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner about Amazon, Trump, Blue Origin, his family, and the advice he’d give entrepreneurs.

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Apr 28, 2018

Hubble probes atmospheres of exoplanets in TRAPPIST-1 habitable zone

Posted by in category: alien life

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have conducted the first spectroscopic…survey of the Earth-sized planets (d, e, f, and g) within the habitable zone around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. This study is a follow-up to Hubble observations made in May 2016 of the atmospheres of the inner TRAPPIST-1 planets b and c. Hubble reveals that at least three of the exoplanets (d, e, and f) do not seem to contain puffy, hydrogen-rich atmospheres similar to gaseous planets such as Neptune…at:…/hubble-probes-atmospheres-of…/

NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program, the search for planets and life beyond our solar system.

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Apr 28, 2018

Researchers Want To Use AI To ‘Predict’ When Crimes Are Gang-Related

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Researchers are using predictive artificial intelligence to help police officers classify crimes and determine whether they are gang-related.

Photo: AP

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