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Oct 21, 2017

Trust My Science

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, science

Transmedics, une machine qui permet de « réanimer » un coeur ayant cessé de battre. Une belle avancée pour augmenter considérablement le nombre de greffons disponibles pour les transplantations!

Via Explore Science

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Oct 21, 2017

Does Artificial Intelligence Need More Innate Machinery?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Debate between Facebook’s head of Artificial Intelligence, Yann LeCun and Prof. Gary Marcus at New York University. The debate was moderated by Prof. David Chalmers and recorded Oct 5th, 2017.

A “nature-nurture” debate took place in the foundations of artificial intelligence. Advocates of deep learning, including Yann LeCun, held that to create advanced artificial intelligence systems, general mechanisms for learning from the environment would play the most important role.

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Oct 21, 2017

Here’s How Pharma Is Using AI Deep Learning To Cure Aging

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

LEF has access to blood tests from its customers who take the product. That means data should be available in less than a year. If it works, we can expect other DNN-developed geroprotectors.

In 2011, scientists made one of the most important discoveries in the history of AI development. They found that graphics processing units (GPUs) are far better at simulating biological learning than central processing units (CPUs).

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Oct 21, 2017

Chinese and Chinese-American billionaires’ philanthropy rising at ‘astounding’ rate

Posted by in category: economics

That the surge in philanthropy is a natural consequence of the rapid wealth creation was a sentiment echoed by a number of the high-net-worth individuals speaking at the conference, including Ronnie Chan and John Long, founder and CEO of investment company Highridge Partners. China is now home to 609 billionaires, more than the 552 in the US.

Chinese entrepreneurs in China itself, Hong Kong and America are giving back to society in ways unheard of even a few years ago, with Ronnie and Gerald Chan and Li Ka-shing among the big donors.

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 October, 2017, 6:45pm.

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Oct 21, 2017

Researchers Discover Why Our Metabolism Slows Down As We Age

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Why our metabolism slows down as we age and the diseases it contributes to.

Researchers discover reasons for our age-related metabolic slowdown and show that metabolic changes lead to disease and aging.

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Oct 20, 2017

Amazing dessert preparation

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, innovation

This Innovative Studio in Belgium entertains their guests with augmented reality using 3D projection till their order is being prepared. 👏👏👏

Le Petit Chef by Skullmapping

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Oct 20, 2017

Newly developed switch activates genes thousands of times better than nature

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

If scientists could precisely regulate gene expression, they could turn off the genes responsible for illness and disease and turn on those that enhance health and the immune system.

“This is why controlling gene expression is so fundamental,” said Northwestern University’s Julius Lucks. “Once you get a good handle on it, you can do anything.”

For Lucks, having a “good” handle on might be an understatement. He and his team have developed a powerful and versatile tool that achieves gene activation thousands of times better than nature.

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Oct 20, 2017

The World’s Newest Massive Radio Telescope Has Made Its First Discovery

Posted by in category: space

China’s FAST radio telescope has spotted a pair of pulsars thousands of light years away. The find heralds a new era in radio telescopes.

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Oct 20, 2017

NASA’s New Ion Thruster Engine Is Breaking Some Important Records

Posted by in categories: military, space travel

NASA’s new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the agency and the US Air Force, has broken records in recent test. It’s hoped that the technology could be used to ferry humans to Mars.

The X3 is a type of Hall thruster, a design that uses a stream of ions to propel a spacecraft. Plasma is expelled to generate thrust, producing far greater speeds than are possible with chemical propulsion rockets, according to NASA.

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Oct 20, 2017

Synthetic Biology and Evolution

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, evolution

Darwinian evolution is old-fashioned. Bioengineering raises new principles for the creation of life but, to what extent can we dispense with the past of our biology.

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