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Aug 19, 2016

First 3D Map of Cell-building Protein Linked to Cancer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

3D Map of the cell-building protein tied to cancer.


The unprecedented view of the protein doublecortin kinase like domain 1 (DCLK1) could provide clues to how it contributes to cancer formation and progression.

DCLK1 is a protein that assembles scaffolds within cells called microtubules. These rope-like structures give cells shape, enable movement and cell division, and are crucial in enabling the growth and spread of cancer cells. More than one in 10 stomach cancers have defective forms of DCLK1, which have also been found in kidney, rectal and pancreatic cancers.

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Aug 19, 2016

Super Stretchy Nanowires May Pave The Way For Flexible Electronics

Posted by in categories: electronics, nanotechnology

More on stretchables.


Researchers have developed nanowires that are as strong as they are stretchy, making them ideal for electronic skins.

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Aug 19, 2016

Nanotech Could Blow Artificial Intelligence Wide Open: Here’s How

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Nano AI


Nanotech and AI together could make incredible things happen. Here are 3 scenarios and 4 cross-over influencers to watch in this intersection.

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Aug 19, 2016

The First Church of the Singularity: Roko’s Basilik

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, singularity

The 1st Church of Singularity — guess Ray is preaching again.


Roko’s Basilica (credit: First Church of the Singularity)

By Jodi Schiller

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Aug 19, 2016

How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement

Posted by in categories: mathematics, quantum physics, space

A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining how spacetime emerges from quantum entanglement in a more fundamental theory. The paper announcing the discovery by Hirosi Ooguri, a Principal Investigator at the University of Tokyo’s Kavli IPMU, with Caltech mathematician Matilde Marcolli and graduate students Jennifer Lin and Bogdan Stoica, will be published in Physical Review Letters as an Editors’ Suggestion “for the potential interest in the results presented and on the success of the paper in communicating its message, in particular to readers from other fields.”

Physicists and mathematicians have long sought a Theory of Everything (ToE) that unifies and quantum mechanics. General relativity explains gravity and large-scale phenomena such as the dynamics of stars and galaxies in the universe, while quantum mechanics explains microscopic phenomena from the subatomic to molecular scales.

The holographic principle is widely regarded as an essential feature of a successful Theory of Everything. The holographic principle states that gravity in a three-dimensional volume can be described by quantum mechanics on a two-dimensional surface surrounding the volume. In particular, the three dimensions of the volume should emerge from the two dimensions of the surface. However, understanding the precise mechanics for the emergence of the volume from the surface has been elusive.

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Aug 19, 2016

Discuss: Google Duo

Posted by in category: futurism

Duo is Google’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime, and the company swears that the video-calling app is totally different than Hangouts.

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Aug 19, 2016

Chocolate cake for breakfast? Research says it’s good for both your brain and your waistline

Posted by in categories: food, neuroscience

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here’s why it should also be the sweetest.

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Aug 19, 2016

No Man’s Sky: A Deist Simulated Universe

Posted by in category: futurism

Science, religion, technology, spirituality.

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Aug 19, 2016

The Synthetic Biology Era Is Here—How We Can Make the Most of It

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food

We are entering an era of directed design in which we will expand the limited notion that biology is only the ‘study of life and living things’ and see biology as the ultimate distributed, manufacturing platform (as Stanford bioengineer, Drew Endy, often says). This new mode of manufacturing will offer us unrivaled personalization and functionality.

New foods. New fuels. New materials. New drugs.

We’re already taking our first steps in this direction. Joule Unlimited has engineered bacteria to convert CO2 into fuels in a single-step, continuous process. Others are engineering yeast to produce artemisinin — a potent anti-malarial compound used by millions of people globally. Still other microbes are being reprogrammed to produce industrial ingredients, like those used in synthetic rubber.

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Aug 19, 2016

Be the first to comment on “Synthetic Biology: We Will Grow Entire Cities Out Of Living Organisms”

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, education, environmental, robotics/AI, space travel

Hmmmm.


Technocrat scientists believe they can ‘code’ any kind of future they want, but what about what everyone else wants? These are the overlords of Technocracy who believe that we should just ‘trust them’ to build Utopia. ⁃ TN Editor.

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