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Feb 11, 2019

FuturismVideosStart to finish tooth reconstruction

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Damaged or chipped teeth can be reconstructed.

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Feb 11, 2019

FuturismVideosA tiny robot is being put to work inside the human body

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Feb 11, 2019

FuturismVideos$15 Super Computer

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

Meet the $15 super computer that’s the size of an iPhone.

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Feb 11, 2019

Goodbye Mars One, The Fake Mission To Mars That Fooled The World

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Mars One, the much-criticized proposal to colonize the Red Planet, has been declared bankrupt by a Swiss court.

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Feb 11, 2019

Spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience, space travel

Turns out it is smarter than we think.

It is well known that the circuits in this part of our nervous system, which travel down the length of our spine, control seemingly simple things like the pain reflex in humans, and some motor control functions in animals.

Now, new research from Western University has shown that the spinal cord is also able to process and control more complex functions, like the positioning of your hand in external space.

“This research has shown that a least one important function is being done at the level of the spinal cord and it opens up a whole new area of investigation to say, ‘what else is done at the spinal level and what else have we potentially missed in this domain?’” said the study’s senior and supervising researcher Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, assistant professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Neuroscience.

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Feb 11, 2019

Snow Has Fallen in a Hawaii State Park for Perhaps the First Time Ever

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As a winter storm bore down on the Hawaii islands early Monday, officials are warning residents of gusty winds, rain, high surf, and a rarer sight: snow.

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks is reporting that “for perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawaii State Park.”

Polipoli State Park on Maui is blanketed with snow. It could also be the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in the state. Polipoli is at 6200 feet elevation,” the DLNR said in a press release posted on their Facebook page.

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Feb 11, 2019

Researchers Discover New Species in the Deep Seas of Costa Rica

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Researchers spent three weeks diving into the deep and dark seas of Costa Rica, and what they found is both amazing and incredibly eye-opening.

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Feb 11, 2019

Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Possible quantum computing at room temperature. Scientists working with hexagonal boron nitride, which allows them to work in two-dimensional arrays. Simpler than using 3D objects such as diamonds.

Researchers have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, a one-atom-thick semiconductor material, and the researchers were able to optically detect the system’s quantum states.

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Feb 11, 2019

Elon Musk reveals just how much a ticket to Mars will cost

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

All hopes are on Mars to be the next big adventure for mankind, with groups like NASA working hard to make a manned mission to the Red Planet a reality and companies like SpaceX betting big on Earth-to-Mars travel.

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has long promised that living on Mars will be a reality within our lifetimes, even suggesting that he himself might move there at some point in the not-too-distant future. But once all the kinks are ironed out, how much is it going to cost to leave Earth behind and become a full-fledged Martian? Musk thinks he has the answer.

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Feb 11, 2019

A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant

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

A so-called neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, diagnosing their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases.

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