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Jul 10, 2018

SpotMini might deliver your next package

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Boston Dynamics’ robots have been practicing human tasks.

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Jul 10, 2018

This concept car has built-in AI to keep you safe

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

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The Toyota Concept-i has a built in AI technology to keep you safe and wants to be your friend. (via CNBC)

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Jul 10, 2018

Elon Musk’s Mini-Submarine Sits Out of Thai Cave Rescue Effort

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk

Is anyone interested in a mini-sub?

Elon Musk brought his new lifesaving mini-submarine to Thailand to help save 13 people trapped inside a cave, but rescuers didn’t use it. Here’s what’s next for Musk’s latest invention.

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Jul 10, 2018

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc” play out in hundreds of millions of particle collisions per second and detecting how it decays into other particles they do know how to spot. Now, six years after officially discovering the Higgs boson, particle physicists are announcing that they’ve spotted the Higgs in another way.

This announcement isn’t a surprise. It matches the predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics, the rock-solid but probably incomplete blueprint of the Universe on the smallest scales. But the news is certainly important; you might say it closes the first chapter of the Higgs boson’s story, and offers a potential window to explore some of most confounding questions in the Universe.

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Jul 10, 2018

Standard type 2 diabetes treatments may not improve the condition in youth

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new study by the Yale scientists, taking insulin or the most commonly used drug for type 2 diabetes, metformin, failed to either delay or effectively treat the condition in youth.

In the study, dubbed as Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) Pediatric Medication Study, scientists explored the impact of two medications for pre-diabetes or diabetes in youth aged 10 to 19. The children and teens either took infusions of insulin for three months, trailed by metformin for a year, or metformin alone. Amid the 15-month contemplate period, the analysts surveyed glucose levels of study members and also the capacity of their beta cells, which store and discharge insulin keeping in mind the end goal to keep up solid glucose.

Scientists discovered that the medications neglected to moderate or stop the progression of type 2 diabetes in either group. The working of the adolescents’ beta cells kept on breaking down in spite of the treatments, which have been appealed to treat write 2 diabetes adequately in adults.

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Jul 10, 2018

‘Star Wars’: Billy Dee Williams Reprising Role as Lando Calrissian

Posted by in category: entertainment

Did you feel it?

Billy Dee Williams, who played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ the next installment from Lucasfilm.

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Jul 10, 2018

Turbo inductor cogeneration with MSR nuclear can economically replace oil

Posted by in categories: engineering, nuclear energy, space travel

Bucknell has led advanced engineering teams at Chrysler and General Motors for three production high performance engine families. Was Senior Propulsion Engineer for the Raptor full-flow staged combustion methalox rocket at Space Exploration Technologies then Senior Propulsion Scientist for Divergent3D developing vehicle technologies.

In 2017, he described how high temperature (820−1000 degree celsius) nuclear power plants can solve produce synthetic fuel to replace oil.

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Jul 10, 2018

The Human Eye Could Help Test Quantum Mechanics

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Experiments to confirm we can see single photons offer new ways to probe our understanding of quantum reality.

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Jul 10, 2018

Global quadrupling of cooling appliances to 14 billion by 2050

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, food, sustainability

Soaring global need for cooling by 2050 could see world energy consumption for cooling increase five times as the number of cooling appliances quadruples to 14 billion—according to a new report by the University of Birmingham, UK.

This new sets out to provide, for the first time, an indication of the scale of the implications of ‘Cooling for All’.

Effective is essential to preserve food and medicine. It underpins industry and economic growth, is key to sustainable urbanisation as well as providing a ladder out of rural poverty. With significant areas of the world projected to experience temperature rises that place them beyond those which humans can survive, cooling will increasingly make much of the world bearable—or even safe—to live in. With populations increasing, expanding urbanisation and impacts leading to more frequent heatwaves and temperature rises, the demand for more cooling will increase in the decades ahead.

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Jul 10, 2018

Two Papers Trace The Steps Leading From Moles to Melanomas

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, genetics, life extension

Researchers isolated several mutations leading to melanoma and reproduced them in the lab using CRISPR.

Two papers authored by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco described the genetic changes that turn harmless moles into malignant melanomas and the experiment they devised to recreate the step-by-step evolution of normal skin cells into cancer cells [1], [2].

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