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Feb 17, 2016

Russian military developing humanoid robot to tackle dangerous jobs in outer space

Posted by in categories: employment, military, robotics/AI, space

Whenever, Mr Musk is ready to colonize space; Russia is ready to assist.

‘AI in perspective is not a fairytale,’ says deputy PM adding prototype astronauts will perform dangerous tasks.

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Feb 17, 2016

The shape-shifting robot tank that can transform mid-battle

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, transportation

And, who said Transformers were only in movies — think again.

A shape-shifting robot could work alongside human troops to bring military capabilities to the next level. The unmanned ground vehicle developed by Estonian defence company Milrem has an adaptable build, so components can be swapped out to suit the needs of different missions

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Feb 17, 2016

Tata to launch first ‘Make In India’ robot ‘Tata Brabo’ soon

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Tata’s Robot

TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a Tata Group company, is all set to launch first India-made robot Tata Brabo in the next two months. Read More on India TV News.

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Feb 17, 2016

This Is the Most Amazing Biomimetic Anthropomorphic Robot Hand We’ve Ever Seen

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Wild and cool.

Luke Skywalker, your new hand is ready.

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Feb 17, 2016

Cancer cons, phoney accidents and fake deaths: meet the internet hoax buster

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet

Meet the Internet Troll & Con Slayer — Taryn Wright. No trolls or con can stay hidden long with Taryn and her team on the case.

The long read: After Taryn Wright exposed an elaborate fake tragedy on Facebook, she found herself leading a squad of online detectives – but on the internet, it doesn’t take long for a crowd to become a mob.

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Feb 17, 2016

Insilico Medicine launches Aging.AI — deep-learned predictor of age trained on blood tests

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

WOW! Aging. AI — deep-learned predictor of age trained on blood tests.

IMAGE: Insilico Medicine launched aging. AI, a system allowing users to guess their age and gender by entering the results of their blood test. view more

Credit: InSilico Medicine, Inc.

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Feb 17, 2016

Can you call the stock market? Equity analyst says he can

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Meet the Nikkei Magic Man.

On the 10th day of every month, Junsuke Senoguchi has just one thing on his mind: the closing level of the Nikkei average.

That is because Senoguchi, an unassuming man in his late 40s, has built a machine that has been predicting the direction of Japanese shares, and once a month he gets a progress report on its success. The model makes a simple call — whether the equity index will be higher or lower after 30 days — and over almost four years it has been right 68 percent of the time.

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Feb 17, 2016

A Republican President Could Change Apple And Google’s Tax Picture, Expert Says

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Many know that who ultimately lands in the US White House can impact how US Tech Companies respond as well as their investors. This article discusses some of the potential impacts resulting in a GOP President for Apple and Google

Equity markets tend to overreact to the potential for major political policy changes, but a new report by UBS analyst Steven Milunovich indicates that some of the biggest U.S. companies could be facing a real possibility of major tax bills if a Republican is elected president in 2016.

According to Shane Lieberman, Federal Affairs Manager in the U.S. Office of Public Policy for UBS Americas, companies with large hordes of cash overseas, such as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) may have a lot more riding on the election than investors realize.

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Feb 17, 2016

Scientists Can Now 3D Print Otzi The Mummified Ice Man

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, education

Re-creating the Ice Man — 3D Printer Style.

Otzi, for those not up on their 5,300-year-old mummified men, died and was frozen in the Alps near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. His body is one of the best preserved human mummies in Europe and now he’s getting a 3D-printed makeover.

Researchers and engineers have worked together with 3D-printing firm Materialise to perfectly scan Otzi. This allows researchers to 3D print his tortured frame over and over again and, in an interesting episode of Nova, an artist will create a perfect replica of the mummy for study by researchers and potential museum-goers. Otzi, for his part, his hanging out in a climate-controlled vault in Italy so he doesn’t degenerate.

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Feb 17, 2016

The First 3D Bioprinter That Can Print Body Parts for Large Scale Human Implantation

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, life extension

After 10 years of development, the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine has finally unveiled a 3D printer that can craft simple tissues, such as cartilage, into complex shapes suitable for implantation.

The printer uses cartridges filled with biodegradable plastic and human cells bound in gel form, and it can grow muscle, cartilage, and even bone. When implanted into animals, these crafted tissues have been shown to survive and even thrive for an indefinite amount of time.

“This is the first [bioprinter] that can print tissue at the large scales relevant for human implantation,” lead scientist behind the project, Anthony Atala, says in the release. “Basically, once we’ve printed a structure, we can keep it alive for several weeks before we implant it. Now the next step is to test these [printed tissues] for safety so we can implant them in the future in patients.”

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