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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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James Altucher has (co)founded more than 20 companies, authored 11 books, and has been a contributor to several major publications.

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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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Sep 23, 2017

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, security

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.

It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular threat vector any time soon. That said, the possibilities suggested by this project are equally fascinating and terrifying to contemplate.

The multidisciplinary team at the University of Washington isn’t out to make outlandish headlines, although it’s certainly done that. They were concerned that the security infrastructure around DNA transcription and analysis was inadequate, having found elementary vulnerabilities in open-source software used in labs around the world. Given the nature of the data usually being handled, this could be a serious problem going forward.

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Sep 23, 2017

These tiny robots can kill cancer cells

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

Scientists have developed tiny robots than can drill into deadly cancer cells, blasting them open.

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Sep 23, 2017

Why Are These People Eating Worms to Be Healthy? (part I)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Summary: The Hygiene Hypothesis persuades people to consume parasitic worms as a way to treat chronic autoimmune disorders. As well, people eat tapeworms as a way to lose weight. Learn more about two closely related scientific beliefs called the “Hygiene Hypothesis” and the “Old Freinds Hypothesis.” Part 1 of a 2-part series. Cover photo: 3drenderings / Getty Images.

It’s difficult to believe, but thousands of people eat worms as a way to lose weight or cure diseases.

People don’t just eat worms on TV shows, like the Fear Factor. Some extreme dieters consume tapeworms as a way to lose weight. Another group of people ingests parasitic worms known as helminths to ward-off the debilitating symptoms of autoimmune diseases.

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