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Jul 30, 2016

Cell biologists should specialize, not hybridize

Posted by in categories: biological, computing

Very true POV.

Dry cell biologists, who bridge computer science and cell biology, should have a pivotal role in driving effective team science, says Assaf Zaritsky2.

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Jul 30, 2016

Researchers have made a prosthetic arm based off Luke Skywalker’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

A US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded prosthetic arm will be released for commercial use beginning in late 2016.

The LUKE arm, one of the world’s most advanced prosthetics, was designed by Segway creator Dean Kamen and has been under development for close to a decade.

The LUKE arm is named after Luke Skywalker’s advanced prosthetic from the Star Wars films, and its banner feature is its control system.

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Jul 30, 2016

New Tech Installed on The ISS Set To Form Solar System-Wide ‘Internet’

Posted by in categories: internet, space travel

The ISS has just installed a new technology known as Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking, the first stage in a new mission that aims to allow the implementation of a Solar System-wide Internet in the near future.

As more investment and innovation is given to space exploration, the ISS is becoming a very busy place. And with Moon colonies and manned missions to Mars looking more and more like reality, the nearly-20 year old station is in dire need of an upgrade.

And its getting one. New technology has been installed in the ISS, and it is designed to form the basis of an internet-style network spanning the whole (or most of the whole) of our cosmic neighborhood. It’s called DTN, or Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking.

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Jul 30, 2016

History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places

Posted by in categories: science, space

The methane seems to bloom in the Martian summers when the atmosphere is viewed with spectrography lenses on powerful telescopes I read once. Which always made me wonder if there’s algae of some form in the subsoil.

Scientists are getting closer to solving one of the biggest Martian mysteries.

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Jul 30, 2016

Biodegradable Smart Implant

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Could dissolvable metal be the future of medical implants?

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Jul 30, 2016

Mars City Design wants to 3D-print prototypes of Martian habitats in the Mojave Desert

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, space

Growing up in Jakarta’s polluted slums, Vera Mulyani loved building things. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an architect.

More than two decades later, Mulyani is a self-proclaimed “Marschitect,” and spends her time brainstorming how human life might be sustained on the red planet. After studying at École d’Architecture de Nantes in France and at New York Film Academy, in January 2015 she founded Mars City Design, a think tank of sorts aimed at developing blueprints for the first self-sustaining city on Mars.

Earlier this month, Mars City Design raised $30,382 on Kickstarter to realize the next phase of its mission: Within the next three years, the group wants to 3D-print three to-scale habitat prototypes of Martian cities at Reaction Research Society’s test area in the Mojave Desert.

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Jul 30, 2016

Tesla Launches Gigafactory | Tesla Motors

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, energy, environmental, physics, solar power, transportation

“Building the world’s largest factory to accelerate a sustainable energy future.”

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Jul 30, 2016

Aubrey de Grey — An End to Aging?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A fairly recent video where Aubrey de Grey talks about the future of regenerative medicine and how we will treat age related diseases.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation gives a lecture and answers questions in Spain, April 2016.

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Jul 30, 2016

Norway to build world’s first floating underwater traffic tunnels

Posted by in category: transportation

Norway has hatched ambitious plans to install the world’s first floating underwater tunnels to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. At present, the only way to travel across the bodies of water involves taking a series of ferries – an inconvenient and time-consuming process. The “submerged floating bridges” would consist of large tubes suspended under 100 feet of water, and each one will be wide enough for two lanes of traffic.

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Jul 30, 2016

Pancreatic cell transplantation: a breakthrough for type 1 diabetes?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

In a new study, pancreatic islet cell transplantation has shown promise as an effective treatment alternative for type 1 diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemia.

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