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Mar 17, 2018

Team develops 3D tissue model of a developing human heart

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells for regenerative medicine.


The #heart is the first organ to develop in the womb and the first cause of concern for many parents.

For expecting mothers, the excitement of pregnancy is often offset by anxiety over medication they require. Parents and doctors often have to consider the mother’s health as well as the potential risk regarding how medication could affect their baby. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires certain drugs to be labeled with pregnancy exposure and risk. Some drugs are labeled to show that testing on animals has failed to demonstrate a risk but there are no adequate and well-controlled studies of pregnant women.

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Mar 17, 2018

UK sets new wind power record as turbines deliver 14 gigawatts for first time – 37 per cent of nation’s electricity

Posted by in category: energy

Wind power in the UK set a new record today by generating 14 gigawatts for the first time – nearly 37 per cent of the country’s electricity.

The National Grid control room confirmed that 13.9 gigawatts was the highest ever metered wind output.

It was responding to a tweet by “wind-loving Walthamstow mum” Sarah Merrick, who said: “Think this might be a new wind record”.

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Mar 17, 2018

Zoltan Istvan on the Scientific Method In Politics

Posted by in categories: economics, transhumanism

A new 3-minute interview is out that I did. It hits on some fun topics:


Host Angelo Robles talks with transhumanist, Zoltan Istvan, a world leader in science, technology, and futurist issues. Zoltan shares insights on what it means to prosper, how philanthropy can play a part in creating a more unified family and community, along with the responsibility he feels we all should consider when look to our future economy.

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Mar 17, 2018

AI: UK companies are setting the global standard for the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Raising the bar for AI

The Chinese game of Go is considered one of the most complex games of strategy in human history. In 2016, AlphaGo, a computer programme created by London-based engineers, beat Lee Sedol, a top player of the game. AlphaGo went on to beat several of the world’s best players before it was retired from the game to focus on even more challenging global problems.

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Mar 17, 2018

8 colossal industries Elon Musk plans to turn upside down [Infographic]

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space

In this modern day David and Goliath battle (multiplied by eight), one man is trying to take down a bevy of behemoth industries. CB Insights reports,” Elon Musk thinks and acts on a larger, more cosmic scale than we’re accustomed to… His main projects take on almost every major industry and global problem conceivable, and imagine a disruptive fundamental rewiring of that space or sector.”

Above: The companies and initiatives connected to Elon Musk (Source: CB Insights)

So which sectors are on Musk’s hit list? CB Insights looks at: “8 different industries where Musk and his companies operate to understand how they have begun to change,” transform, and mold them into Musk’s futuristic vision. Digital Journal provides a top-line recap highlighting the scope and breadth of what Elon Musk is attempting…

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Mar 17, 2018

Scientists zap tiny wires with lasers to create mini-nuclear fusion

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, nuclear energy

A step towards limitless energy? reactions at record efficiency…


Researchers from Colorado State University’s (CSU) Advanced Beam Laboratory used a compact but powerful laser they built from scratch to heat tiny, invisible wires, known as nanowires.

These contained a source of deuterium, one of two stable isotopes of hydrogen and a common source of fuel for nuclear fusion reactions.

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Mar 17, 2018

AI spots craters on the moon which could host future colony

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

AI spots nearly 7,000 undiscovered craters on the moon within a matter of hours — and one could some day host a lunar colony…


The finding was made by a team of researchers led by Ari Silburt at Penn State University and Mohamad Ali-Dib at the University of Toronto.

They fed 90,000 images of the moon’s surface into an artificial neural network (ANN).

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Mar 17, 2018

Elon Musk Has Plans To Disrupt At Least Eight Established Industries

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space, sustainability, transportation

In this modern day David and Goliath battle (multiplied by eight), one man is trying to take down a bevy of behemoth industries. CB Insights reports, “Elon Musk thinks and acts on a larger, more cosmic scale than we’re accustomed to… His main projects take on almost every major industry and global problem conceivable, and imagine a disruptive fundamental rewiring of that space or sector.”

*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Matt Pressman.

So which sectors are on Musk’s hit list? CB Insights looks at: “8 different industries where Musk and his companies operate to understand how they have begun to change,” transform and mold them into Musk’s futuristic vision. Digital Journal provides a top-line recap highlighting the scope and breadth of what Elon Musk is attempting…

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Mar 17, 2018

9 Traits of Successful Programmers That Kids Can Develop Now

Posted by in category: futurism

I don’t have kids. But there are lots of kids in my life. I’ve also worked closely with thousands of entry-level developers over the course of my 20 years in tech. Throughout my career I’ve been approached by parents looking for advice on how to encourage their kids to become software engineers. It is, after all, the #1 profession today, according to US News & World Report. It’s also a really fun job.

There’s a temptation to treat kids like Olympic hopefuls. Get them coding as soon as they can type! Craft an ascetic childhood of programming challenges and summer code camp! Surely, that will ensure their future success. Right?

Well, maybe.

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Mar 17, 2018

World’s tallest active geyser may be erupting deep in Yellowstone National Park

Posted by in category: electronics

The tallest active geyser in the world may be erupting for the first time since 2014, according to the National Park Service.

Yellowstone National Park employees reported seeing the Steamboat Geyser erupt on Thursday evening, the park service announced Friday. Park geologists then compared the accounts to thermal sensors in the area and determined it “could be a series of minor eruptions.”

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