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Jun 17, 2019

Do-it-yourself CRISPR genome editing kits bring genetic engineering to your kitchen bench

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food, genetics, habitats

CRISPR genome editing is one of the most significant, world-changing technologies of our era, allowing scientists to make incredibly precise cut n’ paste edits to the DNA of living organisms. Now, one synthetic biologist from NASA plans to make it as accessible as a home science kit, so you can bio-hack yeast and bacteria on your kitchen bench.

Jun 17, 2019

Harvard Scientist Reveals List Of Genes And Their Corresponding Superhuman Abilities

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

George Church is a Harvard scientist that is famed for his plan to bring the woolly mammoth back to life. This genius scientist has also been involved in another project and has been assembling a list of genetic mutations and alterations that could give people longer lives and superhuman powers. We could be on the brink of real-life superheroes!

While some people may think this is just a passing thought, it really isn’t. In fact, Church has even created a spreadsheet which lists the known pros and cons of each gene and what “superpower” they would give. One example would be a specific mutation to the LRP5 gene, which would give the patient extra-strong bones. However, such a power would also decrease buoyancy in water. Other weird and wonderful changes could offer patients resistance to radiation or incredible skills at holding their breath underwater.

Jun 17, 2019

Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years

Posted by in category: futurism

We live an average of 71 years—a drop in the bucket compared with some of nature’s life spans.

Jun 17, 2019

Scientists Succeed In Growing A Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Thousands of Americans need heart transplants each year.

Jun 17, 2019

First steps taken for vaccine pills

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

UK scientists have taken the first steps towards creating new vaccine treatments in pill form.

The Cardiff team has made a prototype oral flu vaccine, which unlike standard inoculations does not need to be stored in a fridge or freezer.

They hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations for lots of different diseases that would be easier to use in developing countries.

Jun 17, 2019

Scientists create innovative new ‘green’ concrete using graphene

Posted by in categories: engineering, materials

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry.

Experts from the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering that uses nanoengineering technology to incorporate graphene into traditional concrete production.

The new composite material, which is more than twice as strong and four times more water resistant than existing concretes, can be used directly by the industry on building sites. All of the concrete samples tested are according to British and European standards for construction.

Jun 17, 2019

No more dialysis, Scientists Have Developed A Bionic Kidney!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

Many of them must wait for years to get a kidney transplant and live normally, with seemingly no other solution on the horizon. However, there’s finally a light in the dark tunnel – scientists from the University of California at San Francisco, USA, have developed the world’s first bionic kidney which can replace damaged kidneys easily and effectively.

Jun 17, 2019

We Finally Have Found a Way to Convert Donor Blood Into a Universal Type

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

In July last year, the American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage — it simply wasn’t receiving enough donations to help all the patients that needed blood.

Jun 17, 2019

Geordie Rose of Kindred AI presents Super-intelligent Aliens Are Coming to Earth

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This was first presented at the June 2017 TechVancouver.

In this presentation, Geordie discusses the transition that will soon take place with regards to advancements in artificial intelligence.

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Jun 17, 2019

Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See

Posted by in category: futurism

It will soon be as easy to produce convincing fake video as it is to lie. We need to be prepared.