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Feb 20, 2018

Researchers Have Created a New Camera Capable of Seeing Through the Human Body

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

For many years doctors have been able to get a look inside a person’s body using X-ray scans, or placing a tiny camera inside the body. But those tools provide a limited view and can only reveal so much. A recently developed camera, however, may give doctors the ability to see everything happening in the human body, no matter where it is.

The camera was developed by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, and it’s meant to work while paired with an endoscope — a long, slender piece of equipment that usually has a camera, sensors, and lights at its tip.

Light emitted by the endoscope typically scatters when it comes into contact with structures within the body, such as body tissue, but the new camera is able to pick up on it thanks to the photon detectors inside of it. The camera is able to detect light sources behind as much as 20 centimeters (7.9 inches) of bodily tissue.

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Feb 20, 2018

DeepMind’s latest AI transfers its learning to new tasks

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

By using insights from one job to help it do another, a successful new artificial intelligence hints at a more versatile future for machine learning.

Backstory: Most algorithms can be trained in only one domain, and can’t use what’s been learned for one task to perform another, new one. A big hope for AI is to have systems take insights from one setting and apply them elsewhere—what’s called transfer learning.

What’s new: DeepMind built a new AI system called IMPALA that simultaneously performs multiple tasks—in this case, playing 57 Atari games—and attempts to share learning between them. It showed signs of transferring what was learned from one game to another.

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Feb 20, 2018

Entangled universe: Could wormholes hold the cosmos together?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Weird connections through space-time might make reality real, giving us a promising new route to a theory of everything.

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Feb 20, 2018

That’s odd: Quantum entanglement mangles space and time

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Spooky action at a distance – the dislocated effect of the quantum world – is real without a doubt. So the problem must lie in our perception of space and time.

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Feb 20, 2018

DNA designer bodies are no longer the stuff of science fiction

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Entrepreneur Juan Enriquez has outlined a future where we will be able to survive in extreme environments and even hack our memory thanks to DNA manipulation.

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Feb 20, 2018

To become truly intelligent, machines need a sense of the unknown

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

AI will make better decisions by embracing uncertainty.

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Feb 20, 2018

Green Automotive Manufacturing

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, energy

Divergent has created a green 3D print automotive manufacturing platform that radically reduces materials, energy, and cost.

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Feb 19, 2018

Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A flexible e-skin containing a few hundred micro LEDs can display your vital signs or messages from your doctor.

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Feb 19, 2018

AHA names 2017’s top advances in heart disease and stroke research

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The AHA names the top 10 heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017, including new drugs, guidelines, research, and a gene therapy.

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Feb 19, 2018

Breakthroughs in Targeted Cancer Therapies to Fight Tumors

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

New targeted cancer therapies have emerged to fight tumors, and scientists have much more in the pipeline.


Summary: New targeted cancer therapies have been highlighted this month as emerging technologies to fight tumors, and scientists have much more in the pipeline. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Targeted cancer therapies – the most famous of which are immunotherapies such as CAR T-cell therapy – are the current focus of excitement in cancer treatment. New therapies and developments in the immunotherapy field prompted the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to update their guidance on targeted cancer therapies a little over a week ago. As the NCI says.

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