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Jan 30, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Grognostics — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, life extension, neuroscience, transhumanism

Part #1 of an awesome show with Steve and Jason on Grognostics merging together discussions on biotech, craft beer, human potential, as well as a comedic journey into the world of 2039

Jan 30, 2018

BMW’s artificially intelligent motorcycle

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Really Love this!!

A few steps ahead, BMW is designing for 2040.

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Jan 30, 2018

Spinach leaf veins help cardiac patients heal

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Spinach leaf veins can be used in place of human blood vessels.

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Jan 30, 2018

Scientists Think They’ve Found a Way to Stop Allergic Reactions Before They Happen

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

If you’re one of the unlucky millions of people burdened by allergies, you know that sometimes there’s only so much antihistamines can do to help.

Researchers have been working to find more effective allergy treatments, and now they’ve discovered how a particular antibody can stop an allergic reaction from happening altogether.

An allergic reaction is the immune system’s way of completely overreacting to a normally benign substance, from proteins in cat saliva to surprisingly deadly peanuts.

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Jan 30, 2018

China enlists top scientists in mission to become military tech superpower

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics, robotics/AI

China has gathered 120 researchers from around the military to work for its top research institute as part of a push to develop military applications for artificial intelligence and quantum technology, state media reported.

Experts from within the military to work for its top research institute as China modernises its armed forces to give them cutting-edge equipment and arms.

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Jan 29, 2018

Physicists cracked the mystery of teleportation — but it’s nothing like what you see in Star Trek

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Theoretical physicist Brian Greene explains how teleportation actually works.

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Jan 29, 2018

Why Elon Musk is selling flamethrowers

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Elon Musk’s latest product is the next in a long line of PR stunts for companies like Tesla, The Boring Company and more.

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Jan 29, 2018

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The Vonyich manuscript (Image: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University) Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, of has confounded linguists and cryptographers. Using artificial intelligence, Canadian researchers have taken a huge step forward in unraveling the document’s hidden meaning. Named after Wilfrid Voynich, the Polish book dealer who procured the manuscript in 1912, the document is written in an unknown script that encodes an unknown language—a double-whammy of…

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Jan 29, 2018

Don’t Miss the First Super Blue Blood Moon Since 1866

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space

The moon will glow big, bright—and red.

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Jan 29, 2018

‘Robotic Habitats’ imagines a self-sustaining AI ecosystem

Posted by in categories: habitats, robotics/AI, space

As artificial intelligence advances at an unprecedented pace, we tend to see its arrival in emotional terms — usually, either excitement or fear. But Noumena, a collective of designers, engineers and architects, is looking at AI and robots more practically. What form will they take, how will they survive and develop, and where will they live? It aims to explore those idea with an exhibition entitled “Robotic Habitats.”

Noumena’s project assumes that deep learning systems will grow out of their narrow Go-playing abilities and soon match humans at many, if not most, tasks. While that would put them on par with us, it doesn’t mean they would live the same way, though. “Society will need to develop a framework for both to thrive,” explains Neumena on its website. “A new form of artificial life will emerge, finding space at the peripheries of humanity in order to not compete for human-dominated resources.”

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