Menu

Blog

Page 9181

Sep 6, 2017

Oxford scientists collaborate with A.I firm on ageing related diseases

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

Oxford scientists are collaborating with artificial Intelligence company Insilico Medicine to prevent unnecessary animal sacrifice and derive more data from experiments in age related research.

The MouseAge.org initiative is being managed by UK charity; Biogerontology Research Foundation and will also include researchers from Harvard and Youth Laboratories in the development of tools for cross-species analysis and novel biomarkers of ageing and various diseases in mice.

Insilico Medicine which provides advanced machine learning services to skin care companies, is using the field of ‘omics’ to introduce a broad range of deep-learned biomarkers of ageing and age-related diseases.

Continue reading “Oxford scientists collaborate with A.I firm on ageing related diseases” »

Sep 6, 2017

Reviewing the Potential of Senolytic Drugs on Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

By treating one of the root causes of aging – senescent cells – a new class of drugs, known as senolytics, has the potential to treat a wide range of age-related diseases rather than the traditional approach of dealing with them one at a time. We all age, but the research suggests that we may not have to suffer from age-related ill health.

So what are senescent cells?

As we age, increasing amounts of our cells enter into a state known as senescence. Normally, these cells destroy themselves by a self-destruct process known as apoptosis and are disposed of by the immune system. Unfortunately, as we age, increasing numbers of these cells evade apoptosis and linger in the body.

Read more

Sep 6, 2017

Made In Space Is Successfully Taking Manufacturing Into The Stars

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, space

Manufacturing startup Made In Space takes 3D printing to the final frontier.

Read more

Sep 6, 2017

U.S. to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines: sources

Posted by in categories: government, law, robotics/AI, transportation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Donald Trump’s administration is set to unveil revised self-driving vehicle guidelines next week in Michigan, responding to automakers’ calls for elimination of legal barriers to putting autonomous vehicles on the road, sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was expected to unveil the revised guidelines next Tuesday at a self-driving vehicle testing facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, four people briefed on the matter said.

A spokesman for Chao did not immediately comment. The White House Office of Management and Budget approved the undisclosed Transportation Department changes to the guidelines on Aug. 31, according a posting on a government website.

Continue reading “U.S. to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines: sources” »

Sep 6, 2017

Australia researchers say find new way to build quantum computers

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Researchers in Australia have found a new way to build quantum computers which they say would make them dramatically easier and cheaper to produce at scale.

Quantum computers promise to harness the strange ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at a time to solve problems that are too complex or time-consuming for existing computers.

Google, IBM and other technology companies are all developing quantum computers, using a range of approaches.

Continue reading “Australia researchers say find new way to build quantum computers” »

Sep 6, 2017

These weapons can find a target all by themselves — and researchers are terrified

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

On the road to killer robots: the samsung SGR-1.

The Samsung SGR-1 patrols the border between North and South Korea, called the Demilitarized Zone. South Korea installed the stationary robots, developed by Samsung Techwin and Korea University.

The SGR-1 was initially built with the capability to detect, target, shoot intruders from two miles away.

Continue reading “These weapons can find a target all by themselves — and researchers are terrified” »

Sep 5, 2017

Particle physicists on a quest for ‘new physics’

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics

Using scintillating fiber to detect particles

After five years of work, EPFL’s physicists, together with some 800 international researchers involved in the LHCb project, have just taken an important preliminary step towards significantly enhancing their experimental equipment. They have decided to build a new detector — a scintillating fiber tracker dubbed SciFi.

Construction of the tracker, which incorporates 10,000 kilometers of scintillating fibers each with a diameter of 0.25mm, has already begun. When particles travel through them, the fibers will give off light signals that will be picked up by light-amplifying diodes. The scintillating fibers will be arranged in three panels measuring five by six meters, installed behind a magnet, where the particles exit the LHC accelerator collision point. The particles will pass through several of these fiber ‘mats’ and deposit part of their energy along the way, producing some photons of light that will then be turned into an electric signal.

Read more

Sep 5, 2017

Realive: Marc is diagnosed with a disease and is given a short time to live

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first cryogenically frozen man to be revived in history. Marc discovers a startling future, but the biggest surprise is that his past has accompanied him in unexpected ways.

Read more

Sep 5, 2017

The 7 Steps of Machine Learning

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, media & arts, robotics/AI

How can we tell if a drink is beer or wine? Machine learning, of course! In this episode of Cloud AI Adventures, Yufeng walks through the 7 steps involved in applied machine learning…

The world is filled with data. Lots and lots of data. Everything from pictures, music, words, spreadsheets, videos and more. It doesn’t look like it’s going to to slow down anytime soon. Machine learning brings the promise of deriving meaning from all of that data.

Continue reading “The 7 Steps of Machine Learning” »

Sep 5, 2017

A futuristic 3-story house was designed and built entirely by robots

Posted by in categories: habitats, robotics/AI

Read more