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Nov 29, 2016

There’s E Ink everything now, even wallets

Posted by in category: mobile phones

I could live with e-paper everything. I’m talking billboards, monitors, keyboards, remotes, watches, phones, and wallets. Yes, we now have an e-paper wallet called the Wonder Wallet. It just launched on Kickstarter. Why an e-paper wallet, you ask? Because e-paper looks cool and because on Kickstarter, anything can maybe become reality with your blind trust.

I don’t have many details on Wonder Wallet, but I do know that users can display an image on their wallet and that it connects to phones through Bluetooth. Do you really want to keep your phone connected to your wallet all day? That sounds like a battery drain to me. Oh yeah, you also have to charge the wallet, although it should last for around three days.

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Nov 29, 2016

Scientists to Challenge Albert Einstein’s ‘Speed of Light is Constant’ Theory

Posted by in category: physics

A team of scientists from London and Canada is set to challenge one of Albert Einstein’s accepted theories regarding the classification of the speed of light as constant, which means that light in a vacuum will have the same numerical value under any conditions.

The new theory of the scientists, described in a paper published in the journal Physical Review, hypothesizes that the speed of light might actually be a variable.

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Nov 29, 2016

Microsoft update left Azure Linux virtual machines open to hacking — By Rene Millman | SC Magazine UK

Posted by in category: computing

“Microsoft patches configuration hole that allowed hackers to upload software packages to its Azure update infrastructure.”

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Nov 29, 2016

Vote for your scientific breakthrough of the year!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Vote for senolytics and help get aging research into public view.

Please VOTE NOW for senescent cell removal (The purge that refreshes) and help make aging research the science breakthrough of the year and get rejuvenation biotechnology into the public eye.

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Nov 29, 2016

Disney’s new animatronic robots are getting too realistic for me

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Disney will soon be opening a new Avatar-themed experience in Disneyworld Florida, and a group of the brand’s biggest fans got to see a preview last week.

One of the highlights of the ride are the ridiculously realistic Na’vi robots that talk to the visitors. The movie’s CGI already looked stunning, but these animatronics are just ridiculously realistic.

Disney’s Imagineering team has been experimenting with various ways to bring its famous characters to life, like mixing animatronics with digital screens and hopping one-legged robots.

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Nov 29, 2016

Testing for Methane on Mars

Posted by in category: 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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Nov 29, 2016

Dual Gene Therapy Has Beneficial Effects On Blood Biomarkers And Muscle Composition

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

More results concerning Liz Parrish, this is the important part:

No negative effects have been reported, and there are no visible detrimental effects in blood analysis thus far; providing tentative evidence of safety in the first human test of BioViva’s dual gene therapy strategy.

Biomarker analysis and MRI imaging data from the past year have revealed beneficial metabolic changes and muscle improvement in Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of BioViva USA Inc. and recipient of BioViva’s experimental dual gene therapy in September 2015.

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Nov 29, 2016

3D printing the future of drones as Northrop Grumman hit TERN milestones

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, drones

DARPA recently performed a critical design review (CDR) in mid-October of the design’s General Electric engine. The GE engine will enable the drone to fly both vertically and horizontally. GE are rarely far from 3D printing news, not just for developing their 3D printing portfolio but also for repairing 3D printed engines with 3D printing. Naturally, the details of TERN’s engine have not been made public by DARPA but it may be fair to speculate that GE would have looked to use their latest developments with 3D printing in the project, especially given the value of 3D printing for making low volume or one-off complex components.

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Nov 29, 2016

MIT Creates AI Able to See Two Seconds Into the Future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

On Monday, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced its new artificial intelligence. Based on a photograph alone, it can predict what’ll happen next, then generate a one-and-a-half second video clip depicting that possible future.

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Nov 29, 2016

Get Ready for the Easy Bake Oven of Homemade Body Parts

Posted by in category: futurism

Co-founder Andrew Pelling has already grown human ear cells on top of apples.

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