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Oct 21, 2015

Scientists Have Genetically Engineered Dogs To Make Them More Muscly

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics, health, military

As long as they don’t enter the food supply.


First micropigs, now dogs: Scientists in China have used a gene-editing technique to produce the world’s first genetically engineered pooches. Although these two endeavors share scientific roots, with their production aimed at assisting medical research, unlike the teeny tiny pigs, the researchers behind this latest project are not intending to sell their customized animals as pets.

So it probably won’t come as a surprise that the dogs weren’t engineered to be cuter, fluffier or more pocket-sized: they had their DNA tweaked to make them more muscly. The first of many potential edits the team would like to carry out, this was done with the forces in mind.

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Oct 21, 2015

Global Scenarios and National Workshops to Address Future Work/Technology Dynamics are being scheduled by The Millennium Project | PRWeb

Posted by in categories: business, disruptive technology, economics, education, futurism, policy

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“The nature of work, employment, jobs, and economics will have to change over the next 35 years, or the world will face massive unemployment by 2050. This was a key conclusion of the Future Work/Technology 2050 study published in the “2015−16 State of the Future.”

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Oct 21, 2015

Producer of Russia’s brand new Armata tanks plans to create army of AI robots

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Sexy Russian Lady killer robots!!


A Russian defense firm that produces the brand-new Armata T-14 tank also plans to build an army of new combat robots within the next two years. This would be a next step towards machines guided by artificial intelligence, the manufacturer says.

Uralvagonzavod, the company that introduced the ‘super tank’ Armata T-14 back in May, is now trying to step away from piloted military technologies and is eager to develop artificial intelligence.

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Oct 21, 2015

Laser produced blackhole interstellar drive

Posted by in category: space travel

PBS space time reviews interstellar travel options.

They reviewed
* the Orion pulsed nuclear drive.

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Oct 20, 2015

Engineered viruses provide quantum-based enhancement of energy transport

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, genetics, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

How cool is this!


Rendering of a virus used in the MIT experiments. The light-collecting centers, called chromophores, are in red, and chromophores that just absorbed a photon of light are glowing white. After the virus is modified to adjust the spacing between the chromophores, energy can jump from one set of chromophores to the next faster and more efficiently. (credit: the researchers and Lauren Alexa Kaye)

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Oct 20, 2015

Mailman of the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

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This ingenious unicycle robot could reinvent the way we get mail.

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Oct 20, 2015

A Robot Uses Specific Simulated Brain Cells to Navigate

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, robotics/AI

One robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.

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Oct 20, 2015

Scientists’ Open Letter on Cryonics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, health, life extension, neuroscience

To whom it may concern,

Cryonics is a legitimate science-based endeavor that seeks to preserve human beings, especially the human brain, by the best technology available. Future technologies for resuscitation can be envisioned that involve molecular repair by nanomedicine, highly advanced computation, detailed control of cell growth, and tissue regeneration.

With a view toward these developments, there is a credible possibility that cryonics performed under the best conditions achievable today can preserve sufficient neurological information to permit eventual restoration of a person to full health.

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Oct 20, 2015

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

Posted by in category: cosmology

SCIENTISTS conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider next week hope to connect with a PARALLEL UNIVERSE outside of our own.

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Oct 20, 2015

Lyft will pick you up in a DeLorean for ‘Back to the Future’ day in NYC

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

1980s hero Marty McFly travels to Oct. 21, 2015, in Back to the Future II, otherwise known as this Wednesday — and nobody is more excited than the brands.

In a partnership with Verizon, ride-sharing service Lyft will be bringing a fleet of DeLorean DMC-12s to New York City to offer users free rides on Back to the Future day, Oct. 21, 2015.

See also: Live your ‘Back to the Future’ dreams with Ford’s $1.21M flux capacitor.

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