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Oct 6, 2016

Antiobesity Drugs In Nanoparticles Target Fat Cells Like Missiles

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

In Brief.

Researchers have a new way to deliver antiobesity drugs to specific locations of the body by using nanoparticles, effectively stimulating weight loss without any harmful side effects.

Researchers from MIT, Brigham, and Women’s Hospital have recently tested a new way to stimulate fat loss through a pair antiobesity drugs. In this novel method, they made use of nanoparticles to deliver them to specific areas of the body.

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Oct 6, 2016

First-Ever Discovery: Complex Organic Molecules Found on Rosetta’s Comet

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

In Brief.

The ESA’s Rosetta comet orbiter has found complex, solid organic molecules in dust particles that came of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, lending credence to the theory that organic compounds, or even life itself came from the stars.

Over the past few months, the ESA’s Rosetta orbiter has been feeding us valuable data on comets: where they come from, what they’re made of, how they work, and so on. But its time is nearly at an end, with a kamikaze dive towards the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko scheduled for later this month.

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Oct 6, 2016

Printing Skin Cells on Burn Wounds

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

In our project to “print” skin cells on burn wounds.we place cells in vials, rather than in cartridges, and “print” them through an ink jet printer head.

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Oct 6, 2016

Molecular Nanotechnologists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing molecular machines

Posted by in categories: chemistry, nanotechnology

Three pioneers in the development of nanomachines, made of moving molecules, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday.

Bernard Feringa was the first person to develop a molecular motor; in 1999 he got a molecular rotor blade to spin continually in the same direction. Using molecular motors, he has rotated a glass cylinder that is 10,000 times bigger than the motor and also designed a nanocar.

A tiny lift, artificial muscles and miniscule motors. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for their design and production of molecular machines. They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added.

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Oct 5, 2016

Shane Hinshaw — The future is here. Why not embrace it. Screw…

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience

The future is here. Why not embrace it. Screw weed, crack or an others that may fry your neurons. Out think out preform others who rot thier brains. No offense to those who do those things.

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Oct 5, 2016

New Shock-Absorbing Material Could Help Robots Take a Real Beating

Posted by in categories: materials, robotics/AI

The technique involves embedding different levels of solid and liquid in order to customize the elasticity. Adding more liquid makes the material softer and more elastic. This technique allows the printer to exactly customize the elasticity of the print, and even of different areas within the print.

These programmable materials can help reduce wear and tear on moving parts by damping shocks and reducing vibrations. They can also help make robots easier to control by making movements more precise. This method could even have other applications such as in shock-absorbing running shoes and headgear.

Source: MIT News

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Oct 5, 2016

Now You Can Use Your Head (and the Rest of Your Body) to Securely Transfer Data

Posted by in categories: computing, privacy, security

In Brief.

  • Data can be sent at rates of 50 bps on laptop touchpads and 25 bps with fingerprint sensors using on-body transmission.
  • New developments in biometrics are allowing for even greater privacy and security in our networked society.

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Oct 5, 2016

With New Program, DARPA To Encourage Safety “Brakes” For Gene Editing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, finance, genetics, health, military

Xconomy National —

Drugs that use molecular scissors to snip out or replace defective genes. Altered mosquitoes meant to sabotage entire disease-carrying populations. Both are potential uses of genome editing, which thanks to the CRISPR-Cas9 system has spread throughout the world’s biology labs and is now on the doorstep of the outside world. But with its first applications could also come unintended consequences for human health and the environment. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—a famed military R&D group—wants to finance safety measures for the new gene-editing age.

The idea for the funding program, called Safe Genes, is to get out ahead of problems that could bring the field to a screeching halt. “We should couple innovation with biosecurity,” DARPA program manager Renee Wegrzyn, said Tuesday at the SynBioBeta conference in South San Francisco. “We need new safety measures that don’t slow us down. You have brakes in your car so that you can go fast but can stop when you need to.”

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Oct 5, 2016

Modernize Your Data Center’s DNA

Posted by in category: security

As security threats are more sophisticated today than in the past, modern data centers are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Micro-segmentation is your answer to protect your data center against these sophisticated threats. Read this trend brief to see how it builds security into the DNA of the data center for a cost-effective, future-proof way to protect what matters.

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Oct 5, 2016

DARPA chief Arati Prabhakar on self-driving ships, space travel, IoT, genetics, and more

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, genetics, internet, robotics/AI, space travel

The Internet of Things so widely predicted as the Next Big Thing in computing is full of promise but presents a correspondingly large vulnerability to cyber attacks, said Arati Prabhakar, director of DARPA, at the 2016 GeekWire Summit in Seattle today.

IoT offers “a huge value, but then with every advance comes more attack surface,” said Prabhakar during an interview with Alan Boyle, GeekWire’s aerospace and science editor. “Provably secure embedded systems is part of the answer.”

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