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Jul 29, 2016

Facebook’s internet drone

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, satellites

This is how Facebook plans to blanket the entire earth in internet.

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Jul 29, 2016

Future Technology Innovations On The Horizon

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

Technology developments will continue to transform every field of aerospace, just as they have the over the last 100 years.

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Jul 29, 2016

Here’s The Underhanded Way Web Design Is Being Used To Rip You Off

Posted by in category: futurism

Sometimes, bad website design is just a mistake. Other times, it’s deliberately nasty.

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Jul 29, 2016

Promising Cancer-Fighting Gene Immunotherapy Could Be Used Against HIV, UCLA Research Suggests

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical


New UCLA research suggests that a gene-based immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

In a study to be published in an August issue of the bi-monthly peer-reviewed Journal of Virology, researchers with the UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research found that recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1.

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Jul 29, 2016

He Wants to Inject Your Bloodstream With Healing Nanobots

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, nanotechnology

This Catalonian chemistry wiz is developing a jet-pack engine to deliver medicine inside our bodies.

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Jul 29, 2016

BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Jul 29, 2016

How the most connected hospitals will use chatbots

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, health, life extension, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Sure, chatbots are useful for service industries like hospitality and food delivery, but in health care? Some groups are testing the use of chatbots to retrieve medical information from within a messaging app. At first glance, that seems a bit impersonal, but a closer look reveals a wide range of use cases where bots could make your next visit to the hospital, doctor’s office, or pharmacy faster and more effective.

Let’s run this back a bit. If you’re not familiar with bots, here’s a brief explanation. Bots are software applications that run automated tasks or scripts that serve as shortcuts for completing a certain job, but they do it faster (a lot faster) and with verve. And in health care, we spend a lot of time spent generating and retrieving information.

By putting a trained army of bots inside an application — smartphone, desktop, whatever-top — health care workers can rapidly improve throughput by simply cutting out a bunch of steps. That’s something most care providers today would welcome, especially with millions of new people entering the system as a result of the Affordable Care Act and the aging of baby boomers. With the crush of increased data entry and new regulations, costs and rote work are skyrocketing.

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Jul 29, 2016

Russian Deep Space Nuclear Rocket Gets Funding Boost

Posted by in category: space travel

Russian development of a nuclear rocket engine for deep space exploration to the moon and Mars received a funding boost of about $60 for 2016–2018.

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Jul 29, 2016

NextBit Robin: A cloud storage smartphone for the future

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

A smartphone with direct cloud integration to enable the automatic switch over to cloud when space on the phone runs out.

Cloud computing is the future and unleasing its power on your smartphone is the next big thing. San Francisco-based device maker Nextbit has made a quick switch with its flagship “Cloud first” Android device Robin in India. IANS | Jul 29, 2016, 09.01 AM IST

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Jul 29, 2016

Graphene Used in Packaging to Block Moisture and Protect Products

Posted by in categories: computing, food

Plastic packaging may seem impenetrable, and often nearly impossible to remove, but water molecules can still pass through. This permeability to moisture can reduce the lifespan of a product.

Packaging is everywhere, even for individual vegetables or fruits. Wrapping products ranging from electronics to food in plastic films protect them from bacteria, dust, and to some extent water.

According to Praveen C. Ramamurthy, the lifespan of a moisture-sensitive organic light-emitting diode can be maximized for more than a year if the packaging has the ability to restrict water vapor from penetrating at a rate less than 10-6 grams per square meter every day. Modern day packaging is not capable of accomplishing that goal, however Ramamurthy and colleagues wanted to find out if combining graphene to flexible polymer was sufficient.

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