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Sep 3, 2018

It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, food, genetics, robotics/AI

It’s the year 2038. The word “flavor” has fallen into disuse. Sugar is the new cigarettes, and we have managed to replace salt with healthy plants. We live in a society in which we eat fruit grown using genetics. We drink synthetic wine, scramble eggs that do not come from chickens, grill meat that was not taken from animals, and roast fish that never saw the sea… Here’s a futurist outlook at the next two decades of food developments, from robot farmers to 3D-printed meals to AI monitoring of your daily calorie intake.

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Sep 3, 2018

Scientists develop a way to transform sunlight into fuel

Posted by in category: energy

Researchers from the University of Cambridge developed the technique, which involves splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen in plants.

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Sep 3, 2018

What’s Up for September 2018

Posted by in category: space

What’s up in the night sky this month? A late summertime road-trip of constellations along the Milky Way, plus great views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

For star parties and astronomy events near you, visit https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/.

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Sep 3, 2018

Intelligent weapon

Posted by in category: futurism

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Sep 3, 2018

What Does Quantum Theory Actually Tell Us about Reality?

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Nearly a century after its founding, physicists and philosophers still don’t know—but they’re working on it.

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Sep 3, 2018

Evolutionary origins of animal biodiversity

Posted by in category: evolution

A new study by an international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, has revealed the origins and evolution of animal body plans.

Animals evolved from unicellular ancestors, diversifying into thirty or forty distinct anatomical designs. When and how these designs emerged has been the focus of debate, both on the speed of , and the mechanisms by which fundamental evolutionary change occurs.

Did animal body plans emerge over eons of gradual evolutionary change, as Darwin suggested, or did these designs emerge in an explosive diversification episode during the Cambrian Period, about half a billion years ago?

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Sep 3, 2018

IVF children at far greater risk of dangerous high blood pressure, study suggests

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Children born through IVF are six times more likely to suffer high blood pressure than naturally conceived children, putting them at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes, new research suggests.

In a study of 96 youngsters, researchers in the Switzerland found one in seven teenagers who were born through assisted reproduction had clinically high blood pressure by the age of 16, compared with just 2.3 per cent of those born naturally.

Around 20,000 babies are born through IVF in Britain each year. But the oldest test-tube baby — Louise Brown — is only 40 years old, so the long term impact of fertility treatment is still unknown.

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Sep 3, 2018

Neil Armstrong biopic not unpatriotic, say sons as Aldrin fuels controversy

Posted by in category: futurism

First Man does not show the astronauts planting US flag, sparking anger on the right – but second man’s views are unclear.

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Sep 3, 2018

Cancer-tracking AI could save lives

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Knowing what a cancer will do next could help doctors treat patients or prolong their lives with pre-emptive treatments.

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Sep 3, 2018

Nanobots can now swarm like fish to perform complex medical tasks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Researchers have developed a new method to control nanobots — inside the human body.

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