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Jul 9, 2016

IPS Cells & Organoids — Sci-Fi vs Reality

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Nice read that places things into perspective.

David Panchision, Ph.D., NIMH program director for stem cell research, discusses the promise of induced pluripotent stem cells and organoids for understanding and treating mental illness.

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Jul 9, 2016

Hacking a desktop printer is one way to create flexible electronics

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Taking your old Inkjet printer and turning it into a semi-3D Printer.

Want to make a smart coffee mug that signals “hot”? A customized printer can make the flexible circuits and supercapacitors you’ll need.

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Jul 9, 2016

Microsoft uses BBC Micro Bit and virtual reality to prepare autistic kids for jobs

Posted by in categories: computing, education, employment, neuroscience, virtual reality

Good work by Microsoft.

Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning not all people that meet the classification have identical behaviors. Some of these folks are very functional, while others may struggle more to socialize, or not be able to hold jobs.

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Jul 9, 2016

Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered ‘windfarm’ to power micromachines

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

A team of scientists from Oxford University has shown how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic ‘windfarms’ — or other man-made micromachines such as smartphone components.

The study, published in the journal Science Advances (“Active micromachines: Microfluidics powered by mesoscale turbulenceence”), uses computer simulations to demonstrate that the chaotic swarming effect of dense active matter such as bacteria can be organised to turn cylindrical rotors and provide a steady power source.

Scientists simulate tiny bacteria-powered windfarm

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Jul 9, 2016

NASA and space policy are missing from the 2016 Democratic Party platform

Posted by in categories: policy, space

Although this article doesn’t mention this; I am more concern about the clean up and protection of space from environmental damage from space junk like malfunction equipment left in space and the future of mining in space by China and others. I believe NASA and others need to perform some serious work in presenting cause & effect findings to the public so that everyone is aware what we could expect from the result of mining, etc.

However the Democrats weigh in on D.C. statehood and closing Guantanamo.

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Jul 9, 2016

Researchers Develop Robotic Stingray from Living Rat Cells

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A new artificially organic stingray created by a team of researchers is redefining what constitutes a living organism. The small stingray is controlled and powered by light-activated cells taken from a rat’s heart. All anatomical features relative to a real stingray are present on the artificial creature which utilizes a polymer skin to create structure. Cells embed inside the skin are capable of flapping the wings of the stingray, propelling it through the water as well as controlling direction with the artificial stingray tail.

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Jul 9, 2016

Beads blast cancer tumors

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Very cool.

MIAMI. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new type of Nano bead, a medical magnetic bead, offers better treatment for some liver cancers. It’s called the LUMI bead and it lets doctors see in real time if the bead is delivered to the target.

Robert Freeman had retired to Florida and was enjoying life when he got the news. He had stage four liver cancer. His doctor put him on chemotherapy right away.

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Jul 9, 2016

China Nears Launch Of Its “Hack-Proof” Quantum Satellite

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics, satellites

All seems to be on schedule this time for China’s Quantum Satellite Launch in the next few weeks. Google, hope you’re ready.

China will be launching its quantum satellite next month, answering longstanding questions about whether or not a global quantum network is feasible.

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Jul 9, 2016

How Nikola Tesla Used ‘Spirituality’ & Philosophy To Learn About Reality, ‘Limitless’ Energy & Science

Posted by in categories: employment, energy, neuroscience, science

I will say that many great innovators and inventors had some sort of spiritualism that they drew from to provide another angle on how to see/ perfect an idea or innovation. Jobs, Tesla, Edison, Bell, da Vinci, Carver, etc.

The Properties of Space.

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Jul 9, 2016

Nato leaders gear up for threats from Russia

Posted by in category: military

Very concerning — hope this settles down.

Nato leaders geared up on Friday for a long-term stand-off with Russia, ordering multinational troops to Poland and the three Baltic states as Moscow moves forward with its own plans to station two new divisions along its western borders.

Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that on the first day of a landmark two-day summit, US President Barack Obama and leaders of the 27 other Nato countries also declared the initial building blocks of a ballistic missile defence system operationally capable, recognised cyberspace as a domain for alliance operations, committed to boosting their countries’ civil preparedness, and renewed a pledge to spend a minimum of 2 per cent of their national incomes on defence.

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