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Mar 22, 2017

Researchers find a way to reverse antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A team of researchers from Sweden, France, Belgium and Switzerland has found a way to reverse resistance to an antibiotic drug used to treat tuberculosis. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they screened compounds that activated different pathways to activate ethionaide, a compound used to treat tuberculosis.

The researchers are currently working with GlaxoSmithKline and Biotech Bioversys to further develop the small prototype molecule into a drug that can be mass produced and sold.


(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from Sweden, France, Belgium and Switzerland has found a way to reverse resistance to an antibiotic drug used to treat tuberculosis. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they screened compounds that activated different pathways to activate ethionaide, a compound used to treat tuberculosis.

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Mar 22, 2017

A map of open innovation practices — By Eugene Ivanov | Innovation Observer

Posted by in category: innovation

“A problem that I see with the current literature on open innovation is that while focusing predominantly on theoretical aspects of the concept (value proposition, strategic alignments, governance and management, human capital and culture), it pays little attention to the description of specific open innovation practices.”

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Mar 22, 2017

You Can Watch the First Five Minutes of Ghost in the Shell Right Here

Posted by in category: entertainment

So, what does everyone think so far?


Whatever else might be true of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it’s also true that the filmmakers have put as much of the budget on the screen as humanly possible. And as you can tell when you watch the film’s opening scene—available here and now for your viewing pleasure—it has paid off, at least in in the visuals department.

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Mar 22, 2017

Of man and machine: The evolution of transhumanism

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, transhumanism

Really good article by Dr. Kristin Kostick at Bayor College of Medicine. I’m excited to see #transhumanism spreading!


Dr. Kristin Kostick discusses LVADs, transhumanism, and how the integration of our bodies with technology can lead to longer, healthier lives.

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Mar 22, 2017

​Pegasystems helping CommBank, Sprint leverage AI for customer retention

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Pegasystems CTO Don Schuerman believes organisations need to implement pragmatic artificial intelligence technologies just like the Commonwealth Bank and Sprint to avoid getting swept up in the AI hype.

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Mar 22, 2017

Trump signs NASA funding bill to send astronauts to Mars

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, space travel

President Donald Trump has signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA, which includes an increased focus on deep space exploration and a new goal of a manned mission to Mars.

The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, or S. 442, provides funding for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1. It specifically appropriates money for NASA’s deep space exploration, including the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft, as well as for the ongoing medical monitoring and treatment of astronauts. It builds on the current public-private partnership for space, with commercial companies transporting American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and NASA focusing on deep space and the mission to Mars.

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Mar 22, 2017

Why IBM Is Investing in Blockchain Technology

Posted by in category: bitcoin

Mar.21 — Arvind Krishna, IBM senior VP of hybrid cloud, sits down with Bloomberg’s Caroline Hyde at IBM InterConnect 2017 to discuss IBM’s new blockchain service.

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Mar 22, 2017

Free The Art: Cryptocurrencies & communities unite with creators

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, entertainment, finance, fun, innovation, media & arts, open source, thought controlled

by Tatiana Moroz

The most moving thing to me about music is it’s ability to change. It changes the mood, the atmosphere, and it fills us with emotion. It can unify mankind in the power of good and triumph over evil regimes. What most struck me was when we saw this in the 60’s and 70’s folk songs that became anthems for the civil rights, equality, and antiwar movements. Even as a little girl, I knew that this core drive and expression for freedom was critical to the success of humanity as we marched ever closer to the nightmarish visions painted in 1984 and Brave New World.

This is a heavy and serious purpose, but one I took to heart as I created songs of hope, sadness, life, beauty and love. I noticed that the music industry seemed averse to this type of meaning based songwriting, and the radio waves were filling with more vapid nonsense by the minute. However, I kept my head down and tried to educate myself on the ways we could organize society for the better.

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Mar 22, 2017

Travel Tips From a Real Space Tourist: Get Ready to Feel Awful

Posted by in category: space

In space, no one can hear you ask for more Sudafed.

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Mar 22, 2017

The Billionaires Working To Make A Fortune In The Final Frontier

Posted by in category: futurism

These four billionaires are in a race to dominate the commercial space industry.

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