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May 16, 2018

AI dengue prediction tool trialled in Asia, Latin America

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The system’s inventors claim it predicts outbreaks up to three months in advance.

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May 16, 2018

Plastics are ubiquitous in the deep ocean — even in the Mariana Trench

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Plastic is everywhere — literally.

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May 16, 2018

Machine Learning of Human Brain

Posted by in categories: information science, nanotechnology, physics, robotics/AI

Q) Why Algorithmic leaps can be better than Hardware leaps?

Ans) Hardware constraints create bottlenecks that are hard to tackle as uncertainty of physics at small scale (nano-meters and less) come into play (electrons start jumping around).

At this point, ideas (algorithms) can be used to unleash full potential of the feasible hardware.

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May 16, 2018

‘Exergaming’ may slow down risk of Alzheimer’s: Study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

New York, May 16 (IANS) Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who indulge in exergames — video games that are also a form of exercise — may experience significant improvement in complex thinking and memory skills, according to a study.

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May 16, 2018

Maria Agnesi, the Greatest Female Mathematician You’ve Never Heard of

Posted by in category: mathematics

Born 300 years ago this month, Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook and to be appointed to a university chair in math.

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May 16, 2018

Laser can detect your heartbeat and breathing from a metre away

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, privacy

By Julianna Photopoulos

A laser device can monitor vital signs such as your heartbeat, breathing rate, and muscle activity from up to a metre away. The device is intended for hospital patients or those with chronic diseases who need close monitoring at home. What’s more, it works through your clothes.

“No wires — everything is non-contact — continuously measuring different biomedical parameters with a single sensor,” says Zeev Zalevsky who developed the SmartHealth Mod with his team at ContinUse Biometrics, based …

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May 16, 2018

Announcing the “Ending Age-Related Diseases” Conference

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The first conference on ageing research organised by the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation is coming to New York on July 12th!

We’re extremely excited to announce “Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects & Advances in Research”, the very first rejuvenation biotechnology conference that LEAF has organized.

Respected speakers from around the globe

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May 16, 2018

Architects behind Apple’s “spaceship” unveil new building for drone giant DJI

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, space travel

A skybridge for flight tests & robot fighting rings. Welcome to DJI’s new Shenzhen digs.

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May 16, 2018

Elon Musk Details Incredible Hyperloop Plan to Connect With SpaceX Launches

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk outlined plans to use The Boring Company’s hyperloop to link city centers to spaceports, which in turn will be used to transport humans across the planet in under an hour using the SpaceX BFR as an “Earth-to-Earth” transit system.

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May 16, 2018

Scientists Kick Off Synthetic Biology Project to Make Virus-Resistant Super Cells

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

Recently, roughly 200 eminent scientists assembled in Boston. Their agenda? Creating “superhero” human cells impervious to all viral attacks and possibly other killers—radiation, freezing, aging, or even cancer.

The trick isn’t super-soldier serum. Instead, the team is relying on tools from synthetic biology to read the cell’s genetic blueprint and rewrite large chunks of the genome to unlock these superpowers.

“There is very strong reason to believe that we can produce cells that would be completely resistant to all known viruses,” said Dr. Jef Boeke, a geneticist at New York University and a co-leader of the project. “It should also be possible to engineer other traits, including resistance to prions and cancer.”

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