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Jul 26, 2016

ComNav releases Quantum algorithm for its OEM boards

Posted by in categories: information science, quantum physics

BTW — make sure you view that reference whitepaper on the new quantum algorithms on OEM boards.

ComNav Technologies has released its new generation Quantum algorithm to international market. The Quantum algorithm can be easily achieved through a firmware upgrade (version 2.5.2 and above), and suits all ComNav OEM boards and OEM-based receivers.

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Jul 26, 2016

Building a Better Human With Science? The Public Says, No Thanks

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, computing, neuroscience, science

The public was unenthusiastic on all counts, even about protecting babies from disease.

Americans aren’t very enthusiastic about using science to enhance the human species. Instead, many find it rather creepy.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows a profound distrust of scientists, a suspicion about claims of progress and a real discomfort with the idea of meddling with human abilities. The survey also opens a window into the public’s views on what it means to be a human being and what values are important.

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Jul 26, 2016

Scientists have found a woman whose eyes have a whole new type of colour receptor

Posted by in category: futurism

After more than 25 years of searching, neuroscientists in the UK recently announced that they’ve discovered a woman who has an extra type of cone cell — the receptor cells that detect colour — in her eyes.

According to estimates, that means she can see an incredible 99 million more colours than the rest of us, and the scientists think she’s just one of a number of people with super-vision, which they call “tetrachromats”, living amongst us.

Most humans are trichromats, which means we have three types of cone cells in our eyes.

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Jul 26, 2016

A robotic dinner plate with a human-like arm is revolutionizing the lives of the differently abled

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

Golf, offshore powerboat racing, sky diving: David Hare had led an active lifestyle. Then, in February 2011, he was diagnosed with ALS, a neurological disease that leads to rapid progressive degeneration of nerve cells, the loss of the ability to control muscle movement, and eventually death. The 56-year-old Michigan resident, who was told by doctors that he had less than five years to live, found a new lease of life last year with Obi, a robot that helps the differently abled feed themselves.

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Jul 26, 2016

Amazon’s Worker Robots

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Ever wonder how keeps up with the massive amounts of daily orders? Worker robots!

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Jul 26, 2016

Healthy livers grown from rejected donor organs in transplant breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Healthy livers are being grown from rejected donor organs after British scientists discovered how to combat diseased tissue.

Researchers at the Royal Free in London have shown it is possible to strip away the damaged parts of donor livers and use the underlying structure as natural scaffold to rebuild a working organ.

The team are hoping that in the future stem cells from a transplant patient can be taken and used on the scaffold to grow a new liver which would not be rejected by the body.

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Jul 26, 2016

A new type of quantum bits

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Age of Quantum Bit.

In computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be realized?

A research team from Germany, France and Switzerland has realized quantum bits, short qubits, in a new form. One day, they might become the information units of quantum computers.

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Jul 26, 2016

Scientists create glasses-free 3D for the movie theater

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Watching glasses-free 3D on a TV is no longer an outlandish concept, but that hasn’t been true for movie theaters. How are you supposed to create the same parallax effect for everyone, whether they’re up front or way in the back? Researchers at MIT CSAIL and Israel’s Weizmann Institute for Science finally have a practical answer. Their Cinema 3D tech creates multiple parallax barriers in a single display, using lenses and mirrors to deliver a range of angles across the whole theater. And unlike previous attempts at large-scale glasses-free 3D, you don’t have to take a hit to resolution.

You won’t get to forego the unwieldy eyewear for a while. The prototype is only slightly larger than a pad of paper, and uses 50 lens/mirror combos to achieve its 3D effect. You’d need a far bigger and more intricate system to make it work at the local movie house, which might make it prohibitively expensive. However, it’s imaginable that a future, optimized version might find its way into theaters and spare you from one of the biggest hassles in modern moviegoing.

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Jul 26, 2016

Facebook open sources its 360-degree video camera

Posted by in categories: electronics, virtual reality

Facebook said from the start that it would open source its Surround 360 camera this summer, and it’s following through on that promise. You can now visit GitHub to learn how to build the camera, install its software and (naturally) tweak both the hardware and software to meet your needs. Just keep in mind that this isn’t exactly a homebrew project — you’ll need about $30,000 in parts to build the official version. It’s more for video pros that want to produce 360-degree content without having to turn to pricier, pre-packaged offerings like Nokia’s Ozo. Still, it’s worth exploring the source if you want to either see how Facebook’s VR cam works or design a lower-cost alternative.

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Jul 26, 2016

Preventing Migraine Headaches

Posted by in category: futurism

This device could prevent migraine headaches.

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