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Aug 29, 2019

Short Circuit 2

Posted by in category: futurism

Johnny 5 saves the day as he chases down that bad guy Oscar.

Aug 29, 2019

Johnny 5 — The First Robotic US Citizen

Posted by in categories: economics, education, law, robotics/AI

Should citizenship be restricted to humans?

Scene taken from the film Short Circuit 2 (1988).

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Aug 29, 2019

Next Horizons Spaceflight added a new photo

Posted by in category: space travel

Aug 29, 2019

An asteroid larger than some of the world’s tallest buildings will zip

Posted by in category: space

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  • An asteroid larger than some of the world’s tallest buildings will zip by Earth next month.

    Aug 29, 2019

    Millions of High-Speed Black Holes Could Be Zooming Around The Milky Way

    Posted by in category: cosmology

    Ummmn o.o!


    How are black holes born? Astrophysicists have theories, but we don’t actually know for certain. It could be massive stars quietly imploding with a floompf, or perhaps black holes are born in the explosions of colossal supernovas. New observations now indicate it might indeed be the latter.

    In fact, the research suggests that those explosions are so powerful, they can kick the black holes across the galaxy at speeds greater than 70 kilometres per second (43 miles per second).

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    Aug 29, 2019

    A hominid skull fossil reveals the face of Lucy’s possible ancestors

    Posted by in category: futurism

    Y. Haile-Selassie et al. A 3.8-million-year-old hominin cranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. Nature. Published online August 28, 2019. doi:10.1038/s41586-019‑1513-8.

    B.Z. Saylor et al. Age and context of mid-Pliocene hominin cranium from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. Nature. Published online August 28, 2019. doi:10.1038/s41586-019‑1514-7.

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    Aug 29, 2019

    Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes

    Posted by in categories: materials, nanotechnology

    An international team of researchers led by the University of Tokyo has discovered a new material which, when rolled into a nanotube, generates an electric current if exposed to light. If magnified and scaled up, say the scientists, the technology could be used in future high-efficiency solar devices.

    Aug 29, 2019

    A carbon-nanotube RISC-V CPU blinks into life. Boffins hold their breath awaiting first sign of life… ‘Hello world!’

    Posted by in categories: business, computing, nanotechnology

    MIT, Analog get into some RISC-y business.

    Aug 29, 2019

    CRISPR Nanogel Pill Could Be the Answer to Stop Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

    The answer to halting triple-negative breast cancer, the deadliest of all breast cancers, may have just been discovered by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital.

    A CRISPR gene-editing system — all encompassed into a nanogel capsule, that is then injected into the affected person’s body — is the potential antidote to stopping the growth of triple-negative breast cancer tumors.

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    Aug 29, 2019

    Clumps of cells in the lab spontaneously formed brain waves

    Posted by in category: neuroscience

    C.A. Trujillo et al. Complex oscillatory waves emerging from cortical organoids model early human brain network development. Cell Stem Cell. Vol. 25, October 3, 2019, p. 1. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2019.08.002.