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Mar 7, 2016

What It Will Take to Become an Interstellar Civilization

Posted by in category: space travel

Researchers met recently to discuss the hurdles that we’ll need to overcome before humanity can spread across interstellar space.

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Mar 7, 2016

Google’s magic Internet balloons bringing Wi-Fi to India

Posted by in category: internet

The software and hardware giant hopes to succeed where Facebook’s Free Basics failed — connecting hundreds of millions of Indians in rural areas to the Internet with Project Loon.

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Mar 7, 2016

Zuckerberg Says Banning Free Basics Won’t Keep Away From India

Posted by in category: internet

In response to the recently imposed ban on Free Basics by TRAI, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reiterated his commitment towards his initiative.

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Mar 6, 2016

Researchers think they’ve just found a new kind of stem cell

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Though their use is marred by controversy and debate, stem cells are one of our best bets when it comes to developing regenerative treatments for a plethora of different conditions. Now, scientists believe they’ve found a brand new type of stem cell hidden in plain sight called XEN, also referred to as iXEN, and it could lead to new ways to study birth defects and reproductive problems.

Before we dive into the latest discovery, it’s worth mentioning how researchers have been using stem cells up to this point. Pluripotent stem cells are so important because they have the potential to develop into every cell in the body, effectively allowing researchers to heal any type of tissue. In the past, these cells were harvested from embryos, but researchers have now figured out how to unlock the potential of pluripotent stem cells using adult cells — avoiding the controversy.

These cells are known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) and researchers create them by “reactivating embryonic genes to ‘reprogram’ mature adult cells”. By doing so, researchers can to an extent, control what these cells become, which means they have the power to regrow damaged tissues.

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Mar 6, 2016

The Galaxy S7‘s water resistance is tested with an underwater unboxing video

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Here’s a novel way to do an unboxing video.

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Mar 6, 2016

VR Animated Series ‘Sequenced’ Creates Truly Reactive Storytelling in VR

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Sequenced is an upcoming animated series by Apelab for VR headsets that’s pioneering a new method of delivering episodic content, one that tailors itself to the individual viewer in the slightest way imaginable. And all that Sequenced wants from you, the passive observer, is your attention.

Enter Raven, a thirteen year old girl soon to become the ‘chosen one’ of a post apocalyptic society. The world, a bleak but hauntingly beautiful landscape, only has a single city left in existence, and it’s the last remaining seat of high technology.

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Mar 6, 2016

Hot Bot Official Trailer 2016 HD

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sex

From director: Michael Polish
Writers: Mark Polish, Mark Polish
Hot Bot is the hilarious journey of two sexually repressed and unpopular teenage geeks who accidentally discover a life-like super-model sex bot (Bardot).

Cast: zack pearlman, doug haley, cynthia kirchner, anthony anderson, donald faison, danny masterson.

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Mar 6, 2016

Bioluminescent Bacteria Could Light Up The Streets Of Paris

Posted by in category: futurism

When science does amazing things; it definitely creates the “WOW” factor like nothing else can.

A French company is harnessing the power of bioluminescent bacteria to light up public areas.

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Mar 6, 2016

Children’s 3D printer

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Mattel just unveiled a $300 3D printer for children to print their own toys.

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Mar 6, 2016

I’m creating telepathy technology to get brains talking

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

Brain-to-brain communication is becoming a reality, says Andrea Stocco, who sees a future where minds meet to share ideas.

You are working on brain-to-brain communication. Can one person’s thoughts ever truly be experienced by another person?

Each brain is different. And while differences in anatomy are relatively easy to account for, differences in function are difficult to characterise. And then we have differences in experience – my idea of flying could be completely unlike your idea of flying, for example. When you think about flying, a bunch of associated experiences come into your mind, competing for your attention. We somehow need to strip away the individual differences to grasp the basic, shared factors.

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