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Sep 24, 2017

Oxygen therapy successfully reversed this little girl’s brain damage

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Sep 24, 2017

How Estonia is leading the way to our digital future

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

Estonia is a leader in technology and innovation, but now the rest of the world must catch up.

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Sep 24, 2017

British supermarket offers ‘finger vein’ payment in worldwide first

Posted by in category: electronics

A UK supermarket has become the first in the world to let shoppers pay for groceries using just the veins in their fingertips.

Customers at the Costcutter store, at Brunel University in London, can now pay using their unique vein pattern to identify themselves.

The firm behind the technology, Sthaler, has said it is in “serious talks” with other major UK supermarkets to adopt hi-tech finger vein scanners at pay points across thousands of stores.

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Sep 24, 2017

Navy Will Start Using Xbox Controllers For Periscope Operation

Posted by in category: futurism

Beginning in November, some US Navy submarine periscopes will be operated in a new, less expensive way: via Xbox controllers.

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Sep 24, 2017

BREAKING: Amazon Will Accept Bitcoin

Posted by in category: bitcoin

According to a newsletter from The James Altucher Report, Amazon will soon begin accepting Bitcoin, which they will officially announce as early as October 26th during their earnings conference call.

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Sep 24, 2017

Transhumanism: Could we live forever? BBC News

Posted by in categories: genetics, life extension, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, transhumanism

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Sep 24, 2017

Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

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Sep 24, 2017

“Cyber-attacks can be more dangerous to the stability of democracies and economies than guns and tanks.” President Jean-Claude Juncker

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, economics

How can we protect Europeans in digital age? Our proposals:
📌 An EU Cybersecurity Agency to defend us from cyber-attacks.

📌 A European certification scheme to ensure that products and services in the digital world are safe to use.

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Sep 24, 2017

Scientists create world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of building molecules

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

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of a millimetre in size, can be programmed to move and build molecular cargo, using a tiny robotic arm.

Each individual robot is capable of manipulating a single molecule and is made up of just 150 carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen atoms. To put that size into context, a billion billion of these robots piled on top of each other would still only be the same size as a single grain of salt. The robots operate by carrying out chemical reactions in special solutions which can then be controlled and programmed by scientists to perform the basic tasks.

In the future such robots could be used for medical purposes, advanced manufacturing processes and even building molecular factories and assembly lines. The research will be published in Nature on Thursday 21st September.

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Sep 24, 2017

Rise of the Robolawyers

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI

Thankfully, no one’s out there systematically murdering lawyers. But advances in artificial intelligence may diminish their role in the legal system or even, in some cases, replace them altogether. Here’s what we stand to gain—and what we should fear—from these technologies.

How legal representation could come to resemble TurboTax.

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