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Aug 20, 2017

China rushes into embryo selection

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, genetics, government

China’s five year plan to eliminate birth defects by preimplantation genetic diagnosis of embryos.

Gene-editing with CRISPR has been in the headlines over the past month and touted as a way of eliminating genetic diseases. But the cruder and cheaper technique of preimplantation genetic diagnosis does the same. And it is exploding in China. According to a feature in Nature, fertility doctors there “have been pursuing a more aggressive, comprehensive and systematic path towards its use there than anywhere else”.

The government’s current five-year plan for economic development has made reproductive medicine, including PGD, a priority. In 2004, only four clinics in the whole country were licensed to perform PGD; now there are 40.

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Aug 20, 2017

How to Watch and Photograph the Eclipse

Posted by in category: futurism

WIRED’s Brent Rose goes over some of the best ways to watch this year’s total eclipse.

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Aug 19, 2017

This Robot Lab Has No Idea What Its Robots Are Doing

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

At Georgia Tech’s Robotarium, where experiments can be run remotely, swarms of buggies and copters spring to life without notice—sometimes to their detriment.

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Aug 19, 2017

In a hotel lobby, Hospi announces bus schedules and distributes water bottles…

Posted by in category: transportation

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Aug 19, 2017

Weapons Money Intended For Economic Development Being Secretly Diverted to Lobbying

Posted by in category: economics

The UAE is funneling money meant for development projects to a think tank known to support arms sales.

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Aug 19, 2017

Scientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, neuroscience

Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t authorize. It’s an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction nightmare for real, albeit on a much small scale, and they were even able to prompt their test subject to run, freeze in place, or even completely lose control over their limbs. Thankfully, the research will be used for good rather than evil… for now.

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The effort, led by physics professor Arnd Pralle, PhD, of the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, focused on a technique called “magneto-thermal stimulation.” It’s not exactly a simple process — it requires the implantation of specially built DNA strands and nanoparticles which attach to specific neurons — but once the minimally invasive procedure is over, the brain can be remotely controlled via an alternating magnetic field. When those magnetic inputs are applied, the particles heat up, causing the neurons to fire.

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Aug 19, 2017

A nanobot picks up a sperm by the tail and inseminates an egg with it, by the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Germany

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Nanobot picks up sperm by the tail and delivers it to egg.


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Aug 19, 2017

South Korea is building a $10 billion agriculture city in Egypt

Posted by in categories: food, solar power, sustainability

South Korea will oversee the construction of an integrated agriculture city in Egypt which will feature 50,000 smart greenhouses in addition to desalination and solar power plants.

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Aug 19, 2017

Shocking Data Analytics & Mind Control of the Future

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience

If Data Analytics and Analysis is being used today to predict and control what we purchase, what we spend our time on and how we vote in political elections, what are its future uses?

This technology will only become more powerful and accurate over time.

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Aug 19, 2017

The new Abraham Lincoln animatronic is so life-like the viewers will feel like they’re in Gettysburg in 1863

Posted by in category: futurism

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