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Jun 22, 2019

Restoring the Body’s Normal Function

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering

Scientists are engineering T-cell to fight diseases and restore the body’s immune function. (Credit: Sensu Film)

Jun 22, 2019

Beagles and other scent hounds could be used to help in early detection of lung cancers, study finds

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A recent study suggests that dogs with a strong sense of smell could help detect certain lung cancers early.

Jun 22, 2019

Beautiful, solar-powered EV charging stations promise to charge a vehicle in 15 minutes

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

See what are possibly the most beautiful and sustainable electric vehicle charging stations in the world — complete with green roofs and solar power.

Jun 22, 2019

NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life

Posted by in category: space

The Curiosity mission’s scientists picked up the signal this week, and are seeking additional readings from the red planet.

Jun 22, 2019

A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies

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

Russian Biologist Seeks To Edit Genes Of Human Embryos With CRISPR : Shots — Health News A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.

Jun 22, 2019

Automatic Quantum Computer Programming: A Genetic Programming Approach

Posted by in categories: computing, genetics, quantum physics

Provides an introduction to quantum computing for non-physicists, as well as an introduction to genetic programming for non-computer-scientists. The book explores several ways in which genetic programming can support automatic quantum computer programming and presents detailed descriptions of specific techniques, along with several examples of their human-competitive performance on specific problems. Source code for the author’s QGAME quantum computer simulator is included as an appendix, and pointers to additional online resources furnish the reader with an array of tools for automatic quantum computer programming.

Jun 22, 2019

Meet the Companies Trying to Put Humans Back on the Moon

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA wants to put humans back on the Moon’s surface by 2024. Now these companies are scrambling to design spacecraft no engineer has built in 50 years.

Jun 22, 2019

X-Ray Telescope Designed for Dark Energy Search Ready to Launch

Posted by in category: cosmology

A German telescope called eROSITA is ready to search for dark energy, launching June 22 aboard a Russian rocket.

Jun 22, 2019

The Future Is Blockchain: Untraceable Brings Back the Blockchain Futurist Conference

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, futurism

Toronto, ON — Blockchain evangelist, Tracy Leparulo of Untraceable, brings back the largest and most talked about Blockchain Futurist Conference in Canada for its second year on August 12 to 14, 2019, Toronto, Canada.

Jun 22, 2019

Could consciousness all come down to the way things vibrate?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Gamma waves are associated with large-scale coordinated activities like perception, meditation or focused consciousness; beta with maximum brain activity or arousal; and theta with relaxation or daydreaming. These three wave types work together to produce, or at least facilitate, various types of human consciousness, according to Fries. But the exact relationship between electrical brain waves and consciousness is still very much up for debate.

Fries calls his concept “communication through coherence.” For him, it’s all about neuronal synchronization. Synchronization, in terms of shared electrical oscillation rates, allows for smooth communication between neurons and groups of neurons. Without this kind of synchronized coherence, inputs arrive at random phases of the neuron excitability cycle and are ineffective, or at least much less effective, in communication.