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Nov 8, 2015

New: An elderly couple, revived from cryonic preservation, face the joys and challenges of a second life in the distant future

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

“Critic’s Award for Excellence” for Best Short Film at FilmFest Twain Harte, 2014. Starring Jared Abrahamson, Joslyn Jensen, and Jennifer Lafleur. Written and directed by John Harden. For more information, please visit

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Nov 8, 2015

3D Printed Guide for Nerve Regeneration successfully tested on Animals, Clinical testing on humans to begins soon

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, electronics, engineering

According to the Mayo Clinic, the Nerve regeneration is a complex process, because of its complexity, regrowth of nerves after injury or disease is extremely rare. Nerve damages more often than not are incurable and cause permanent disability, but now the scientist has proved that Advanced 3D printing methods could hold a possible cure for such patients.

To prove the proof of concept, a physically disabled rat was chosen as a test subject. The scientist used a specially designed 3D scanners and 3D Printers to create a custom silicone guide, 3D-printed chemical cues were added to the guide to promote both motor and sensory nerve regeneration. This was then implanted into the rat with surgically grafting it to the cut ends of the nerve. The operation was a extremely successful and the rat showed tremendous improvement in the way it walked within 10 to 12 weeks.

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Nov 8, 2015

NASA is now hiring astronauts to head up Mars mission

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space

Interested in being an astronaut? NASA now hiring.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut? Well, this could be your chance.

NASA revealed on Wednesday that it will begin accepting applications for the next class of astronaut candidates starting on Dec. 14.

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Nov 8, 2015

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

“The fastest-growing occupations in the past five years are all related to services,” he tells the Observer. “The two biggest are Zumba instructor and personal trainer.”

A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end.

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Nov 8, 2015

Hackathon Hacking Health, Montreal 2015

Posted by in categories: health, virtual reality

Neurogear 1.0 — Combining VR with EEG neurosensing.

Explore Aertiron’s photos on Flickr. Aertiron has uploaded 2649 photos to Flickr.

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Nov 8, 2015

Petition to deem ageing as a disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

We are a community that educates and invests in scientific research and technologies enhancing the human biological condition.

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Nov 8, 2015

Interesting Futurism Animation 4

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Nov 8, 2015

The World’s First Bio 3D Printer

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

Big news! This 3D printer is our first step towards manufactured human organs. For perspective, the device can print a 100-cm blood vessel in two minutes.

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Nov 8, 2015

Facebook is building artificial intelligence to finally beat humans at Go

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience, robotics/AI

Facebook is now tackling a problem that has evaded computer scientists for decades: how to build software that can beat humans at Go, the 2,500-year-old strategy board game, according to a report today from Wired. Because of Go’s structure — you place black or white stones at the intersection of lines on a 19-by-19 grid — the game has more possible permutations than chess, despite its simple ruleset. The number of possible arrangements makes it difficult to design systems that can look far enough into the future to adequately assess a good play in the way humans can.

“We’re pretty sure the best [human] players end up looking at visual patterns, looking at the visuals of the board to help them understand what are good and bad configurations in an intuitive way,” Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer said. “So, we’ve taken some of the basics of game-playing AI and attached a visual system to it, so that we’re using the patterns on the board—a visual recognition] system—to tune the possible moves the system can make.”

The project is part of Facebook’s broader efforts in so-called deep learning. That subfield of artificial intelligence is founded on the idea that replicating the way the human brain works can unlock statistical and probabilistic capabilities far beyond the capacity of modern-day computers. Facebook wants to advance its deep learning techniques for wide-ranging uses within its social network. For instance, Facebook is building a version of its website for the visually impaired that will use natural language processing to take audio input from users — “what object is the person in the photo holding?” — analyze it, and respond with relevant information. Facebook’s virtual assistant, M, will also come to rely on this type of technology to analyze and learn from users’ requests and respond in a way only humans could.

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Nov 8, 2015

Emirates: #HelloJetman

Posted by in category: transportation

Armed with unguarded ambition and the vision to push boundaries beyond the unthinkable, Jetman Dubai and Emirates A380 take to the skies of Dubai for an exceptional formation flight.

A carefully choreographed aerial showcase, conducted over the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai skyline, involving the world’s largest passenger aircraft and the experienced Jetman Dubai pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet.

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