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May 17, 2017

Elon Musk Finally Confirms What The Boring Tunnels He’s Making Are Actually For

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The Rand Corporations 1960’s plans for an underground hypersonic tube train transport system. The plan back then was from NYC to LA in about 20 minutes.

We now have an idea of just what Elon Musk’s Boring Company is going to be for. Yes, it’s to solve traffic, but it looks like it isn’t meant just to be your usual tunnel for cars. In a new update today, the company asserts that it’s actually building a tunnel that can also run the Hyperloop.

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May 17, 2017

Google announces a powerful new AI chip and supercomputer

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

The new chip and a cloud-based machine-learning supercomputer will help Google establish itself as an AI-focused hardware maker.

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May 17, 2017

Researchers Are Using Stem Cell Tech to End Neurological Disorders

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

  • Researchers have constructed a laboratory model for a unique neurological disorder by transforming patients’ own cells using stem cell technology.
  • This innovation could also benefit the research of other neurological disorders that may also have roots in a dysfunctional blood-brain barrier, like Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

The human body is a melding of different systems designed to function well together. In some cases, however, a mechanism that protects the body can also cause it harm, like with the specialized shield of endothelial cells — called the blood-brain barrier — that keeps toxins in the blood from entering the brain.

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May 17, 2017

Bronze Age beaker culture invaded Britain 4,000 years ago

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

New research carried out one of the biggest ever studies of ancient genomes…

A Bronze Age ‘beaker culture’ invaded Britain 4,000 years ago: Intruders forced out ancient farmers that built famous relics such as Stonehenge.

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May 17, 2017

Project Telepathy: Team explores bioelectric signals produced

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, wearables

(Tech Xplore)—Researchers at the University of Bristol have figured out how you can whisper to someone up to 30 feet away. Their approach managed to translate facial expression into ultrasonic words.

David Lumb in Engadget said the researchers built a wearable ; its components are a worn on the forehead or chest and electrodes placed on the lips and jaw.

The only “snag,” as New Scientist called it, is fairly substantial. How could one be a stellar secret message-passing agent in a crowd when staring people would find it odd that person is wearing a speaker on his head and walking around with electrodes around his mouth.

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May 17, 2017

Scientists are close‘ to creating blood using a patient’s own SKIN

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

End of donations? Scientists are ‘tantalisingly close’ to creating human blood using a patient’s own SKIN…

Ground-breaking research could pave the way for blood cells to be generated from a patient’s own skin, spelling the end for blood donations.

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May 17, 2017

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic ‘Bridge’ Between Galaxies

Posted by in categories: physics, space

For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that’s associated with the vast intergalactic ‘bridge’ that links our two nearest galactic neighbours.

Known as the Magellanic Bridge, the bridge is a huge stream of neutral gas that stretches some 75,000 light-years between our two neighbouring galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC). Although researchers had predicted it was there, this is the first observation of its magnetic field, and it could help us understand how these vast bridges come to be.

“There were hints that this magnetic field might exist, but no one had observed it until now,” said lead researcher, Jane Kaczmarek from the University of Sydney.

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May 17, 2017

Is our universe merely one of an infinite number?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Experts suggest that the cooler area could be caused by our universe colliding with another.

If true, this could provide evidence for the multiverse theory.

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May 17, 2017

Open SESAME: At Middle East’s CERN, regional cooperation at light speed

Posted by in category: particle physics

Israel and its neighbors, including Iran and Pakistan, join forces to build the region’s first particle accelerator.

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May 17, 2017

A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioengineering, biotech/medical, cyborgs

3D printed ovaries restore fertility to mice. Another step towards more complex organs.

There is a clinical need to develop a bioengineering system to support ovary transplantation. Here, the authors generate a bioprosthetic ovary using 3D printed scaffolds of varying pore architectures to support follicle survival and ovarian function in sterilized mice.

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