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Jun 17, 2019

First steps taken for vaccine pills

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

UK scientists have taken the first steps towards creating new vaccine treatments in pill form.

The Cardiff team has made a prototype oral flu vaccine, which unlike standard inoculations does not need to be stored in a fridge or freezer.

They hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations for lots of different diseases that would be easier to use in developing countries.

Jun 17, 2019

Scientists create innovative new ‘green’ concrete using graphene

Posted by in categories: engineering, materials

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry.

Experts from the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering that uses nanoengineering technology to incorporate graphene into traditional concrete production.

The new composite material, which is more than twice as strong and four times more water resistant than existing concretes, can be used directly by the industry on building sites. All of the concrete samples tested are according to British and European standards for construction.

Jun 17, 2019

No more dialysis, Scientists Have Developed A Bionic Kidney!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

Many of them must wait for years to get a kidney transplant and live normally, with seemingly no other solution on the horizon. However, there’s finally a light in the dark tunnel – scientists from the University of California at San Francisco, USA, have developed the world’s first bionic kidney which can replace damaged kidneys easily and effectively.

Jun 17, 2019

We Finally Have Found a Way to Convert Donor Blood Into a Universal Type

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

In July last year, the American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage — it simply wasn’t receiving enough donations to help all the patients that needed blood.

Jun 17, 2019

Geordie Rose of Kindred AI presents Super-intelligent Aliens Are Coming to Earth

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This was first presented at the June 2017 TechVancouver.

In this presentation, Geordie discusses the transition that will soon take place with regards to advancements in artificial intelligence.

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Jun 17, 2019

Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See

Posted by in category: futurism

It will soon be as easy to produce convincing fake video as it is to lie. We need to be prepared.

Jun 17, 2019

Enzymes that can transform blood type A to O found in human gut biome

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia has found two types of enzymes that together, can transform type A blood to type O blood in the human gut biome. In their paper published in the journal Nature Microbiology, the group describes their metagenomic study of bacteria in human feces and what they found.

There are four types: A, B, AB and O. These types are not compatible for blood transfusions, except for type O, which can be transfused into recipient, making it highly valued. The difference between the blood types is due to sugar molecules known as blood antigens that reside on the surfaces of . Those with A-type antigens have A-type blood, those with B-type antigens have B-type blood and those with both antigens have AB-type blood. Type O is different because it does not have any antigens on its surface. An is initiated if blood is found with the wrong type of antigen—since type O red blood have none, no immune response is initiated.

Prior research by the team at UBC showed that certain enzymes could be used to convert A, B, or AB to O by removing the antigens. In this new effort, the researchers found that two enzymes working together convert type A blood to O, and that they exist in the human gut biome.

Jun 17, 2019

Chinese Scientist Defends Splicing Human Brain Gene Into Monkeys

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

In March, a team of Chinese scientists published a study detailing how they made monkeys smarter by splicing a human gene into their DNA.

The news was met by a wave of backlash. But now, one of the scientists behind the study is defending the team’s work — and pledging to push forward on the controversial research.

Jun 17, 2019

Hackers Are Threatening Elections Around the World

Posted by in category: futurism

And it’s only getting easier for them.

Jun 17, 2019

Adam Savage Made Real Life Flying Iron Man Armor

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, cyborgs, military, weapons

Adam Savage has made bullet-proof Iron Man Armor using 3D printed titanium and a flying jet suit from Gravity.

It is more precisely a real-life Titanium Man (comic book enemy of Iron Man).

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