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Jun 16, 2016

Applied DNA Sciences to grow its cosmetics, fragrances, and personal care business

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, food, security

I told many people that this was coming a few years ago; so glad. Wait until you see smart meds that people can never become addicted or overdose on because the smart med reads your system and knows when enough is enough.


The security solutions company uses botanical-DNA based tools to tag, track, and trace products for an array of industries. Now with the hire of a personal care supply chain management expert, the company is set to expand its engagement with the industry.

This week the Stony Brook, New York–based company announced that Barbara Brockway has accepted the role of Director of Personal Care.

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Jun 16, 2016

University of Surrey Professor and BBC presenter receives Stephen Hawking Medal

Posted by in categories: entertainment, media & arts

Nice.


Renowned physicist, author and broadcaster, Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, has been awarded the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili is the first person to be honoured for his contribution to science with this, first medal of its kind, at STARMUS International Science and Arts Festival in Tenerife on 29 June 2016.

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Jun 16, 2016

LIquidPiston’s tiny but powerful rotary engine could usher in a new era for drones

Posted by in category: drones

LiquidPiston’s X Mini engine hopes to pick up where the rotary engine left off.

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Jun 16, 2016

DARPA Eyes ‘Very Low Frequency’ Signals For PNT Systems as GPS Backup

Posted by in categories: government, military

Government GPS now has a new backup approach.


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to demonstrate a positioning, navigation and timing system that will use very low frequency band signals as backup in case military forces lose access to GPS networks.

Lin Haas, DARPA strategic technology officer, discussed the Spatial, Temporal and Orientation Information in Contested Environments project at DARPA Demo Day, the U.S. Army said May 19.

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Jun 16, 2016

Aust’n researchers discover immune cells to fight Legionella bacteria

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Interesting.


A team of Melbourne researchers believe they have discovered a new immune cell which is able to fight the infectious and potentially lethal bacteria, Legionella.

A team of specialist immunologists and microbiologists from the University of Melbourne and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity conducted a study which was able to determine a new cell type responsible for combating the attack of the bacteria.

The team was able to break down the impact of the legion of immune cells in the lung, which communicate to destroy the legionella bacteria.

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Jun 16, 2016

First Tools 3D Printed Aboard Space Station

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, space

Cool — 1st tools 3D printed in space.


The Additive Manufacturing Facility, or 3D printer, on-board the ISS has made its first tool.

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Jun 16, 2016

Meet Olli, a self-driving 3D printed mini bus controlled by IBM Watson that talks to you

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI, transportation

Cool — could definitely chance manufacturing for Kia, VW, GM, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Ford.


Local Motors 3D printed an autonomous mini bus that IBM Watson will drive around the streets of Washington DC.

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Jun 16, 2016

Leading astronomer urges Europe to end human space missions

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

This guy is just… wrong.

Just totally and completely WRONG.

PERIOD.

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Jun 16, 2016

All aboard the Immortality Bus: the man who says tech will help us live forever

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

A feature story in The Guardian on my presidential run to grow the transhumanism movement. Thanks for your support!


Zoltan Istvan leads the Transhumanist party and believes that, through science, humans will reverse ageing and eventually death. Can he convert the skeptics?

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Jun 16, 2016

EU May Decide on Apple Tax Probe In July — By Natalia Drozdiak | The Wall Street Journal

Posted by in category: business

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“The European Union may announce its decision in its long-running probe into Apple Inc.’s tax arrangements with Ireland in July, the country’s finance minister said Thursday.”

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