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Jul 8, 2019

Surgery restores arm function in some paralysed patients: study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

Surgeons in Australia have managed to restore arm function in paralysed patients, allowing them to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices, according to the results of a groundbreaking study released Friday.

Thirteen who had suffered rendering them tetraplegic underwent several operations and intense physiotherapy in the largest ever application of a technique known as .

A team of surgeons succeeded in attaching individual nerves from above the zone of the spinal to nerves below the trauma site. The functioning nerves were then used to stimulate paralysed muscles below the injury zone.

Jul 8, 2019

‘My body will be frozen when I die so I can live again in the future’

Posted by in category: futurism

Mike Carter doesn’t care if he has a funeral when he dies. Because, for a few hundred thousand dollars, he’ll be stored at a US facility with the aim of coming back in dozens or maybe hundreds of years.

Jul 8, 2019

Sailesh Prasad

Posted by in category: futurism

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Jul 8, 2019

June was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Posted by in category: futurism

From the worst wildfires to water shortages in cities.

Jul 8, 2019

By 2020 Bitcoin could be using as much energy as the entire world

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, energy

Overcharged.

Jul 8, 2019

Going caving before going to Mars

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA puts a test rover through its paces in earthly California. Richard A Lovett reports.

Jul 8, 2019

China’s tech sector faces ‘hangover after the party’, with trade war and economic slowdown hitting employment

Posted by in categories: economics, employment

Once a booming industry that offered dream jobs to China’s young talents, China’s tech sector is now waking up to the sobering reality. Experts say it is time to focus on profitability, rather than the wild expansion of previous years, as China’s economic growth slows and the trade war with the United States hits sentiment and investment.

Jul 8, 2019

Artificial Intelligence War Between The U.S. And China

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

At Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019 in Dalian, 1–3 July “Next 10 Years: What To Expect In China’s Artificial Intelligence Future” was discussed.

Jul 8, 2019

This design exchange consortium could accelerate the synthetic biology industry

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, finance

Introducing the SBOL Industrial Consortium

To this end, a group of companies are now launching a pre-competitive consortium to support the industrial application of these technologies. The SBOL Industrial Consortium is a non-profit organization supporting innovation, dissemination, and integration of SBOL standards, tools and practices for practical applications in an industrial environment. The six founding companies of the consortium are Raytheon BBN Technologies, Amyris, Doulix, IDT, Shipyard Toolchains, TeselaGen, and Zymergen, representing a diverse set of interests and business models across the synthetic biology community.

The SBOL Industrial Consortium will facilitate industry-focused development of representational technologies in several ways. The consortium will help coordinate development of standards and tools, both with the academic community and from member to member, in order to ensure that the SBOL standards are well-tuned to support the specific industrial needs of the members of the consortium. Financial support will also be provided by the consortium for selected projects and activities, and for key pieces of community infrastructure.

Jul 8, 2019

Girl Paints In Virtual Reality

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Painting 3D art in virtual reality… I could watch for hours 😍.