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Feb 12, 2018

This new company wants to sequence your genome and let you share it on a blockchain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

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This new company wants to sequence your genome and let you share it on a blockchain.

People will be able to earn cryptocurrency in exchange for letting pharma companies use their data.

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Feb 12, 2018

Could woodpeckers teach the NFL how to prevent brain injuries?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

The head-banging birds seem healthy, but deposits in their brain could signify damage.

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Feb 12, 2018

Start to finish tooth reconstruction

Posted by in category: futurism

Damaged or chipped teeth can be reconstructed.

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Feb 12, 2018

The effects of sleep deprivation on your brain and body

Posted by in category: neuroscience

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A sleep expert explains what happens to your body and brain if you don’t get sleep.

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Feb 12, 2018

China wants to make the chips that will add AI to any gadget

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The AI boom offers Chinese chipmakers a chance to catch up after years of lagging behind.

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Feb 12, 2018

The high-tech cities of the future

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats, sustainability

New cities are currently being planned to ease the strain on existing ones. In an ideal world, they should provide work and housing, and be sustainable and climate-neutral at the same time. Is this a realistic objective?

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Feb 12, 2018

This AI software dreams up new designs for 3D-printed parts before your eyes

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biological, robotics/AI

Desktop Metal’s new software lets regular people design objects optimized for 3D printing, no experience required.

The news: Desktop Metal’s new LiveParts is a piece of software that automatically generates designs of objects ready for 3D printing. Users just tell it the structural constraints of the object they’re building, and it uses biology-inspired AI models to quickly generate a design suited to additive manufacturing.

Better components: The software ensures that parts take advantage of 3D printing’s capabilities. “This would enable weight reductions between 25 and 60 percent of many kinds of general-purpose parts,” says Desktop Metal CEO Ric Fulop, “while spreading loads more evenly and improving fatigue resistance.”

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Feb 12, 2018

Farms Of The Future Will Use No Soil And 95% Less Water

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

A zero-soil vertical farm is growing fresh greens stacked over 30 feet high.

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Feb 12, 2018

Russian expert proposes nationwide voluntary ‘space fund’ for moon exploration

Posted by in category: space travel

A former senior executive of Russia’s United Rocket and Space Corporation has proposed to introduce a voluntary payment that would allow a fully independent national moon program as well as a new orbital research station.

The author of the proposal, Valentin Uvarov, is now an independent expert in the sphere of space research, but in 2014–2016 was head of the Directorate of Manned Space Complexes at the United Rocket and Space Corporation. In 2016–2017, Uvarov headed the Department of Commercial Projects in Manned Space Research at the same corporation.

In his open letter, published by the Izvestia daily, Uvarov wrote that according to his calculations the implementation of both the moon program and the new orbiting research station would cost the Russian budget about $38 billion or 2.13 trillion rubles. He then proposes to split to overall sum into 100 million parts (a very rough estimation of economically active people in the Russian Federation) and then introduce a schedule of equal monthly payments over the 15-year period. The result is a relatively modest 120 rubles per person per month or about $2.15.

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Feb 12, 2018

AI vs Aging

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

February 21st Dr. Oliver Medvedik is hosting a special AI vs Aging Livestream here on our Facebook page. Anastasia Georgievskaya, Alex Zhavoronkov, and guests will be taking part in this special panel focusing on AI in aging research.

Ask your questions about AI in research on the thread here and we will try to include them in the show.

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