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Feb 16, 2017

Straight Out of Sci-Fi, Shakey Was the First Mobile Robot Built With AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The 45-year old bot is now an IEEE Milestone.

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Feb 16, 2017

Scientists create fleshy robots with living cells

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

More on the new bio-robots.


SCIENTISTS have created flesh-like mini-robots that can move when they detect light.

The fleet of walking “bio-bots” are powered using muscle cells and controlled using electrical and optical pulses.

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Feb 16, 2017

Robots could be injected into the body to fight cancer

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

We have stated this for a while; time to make it commercially available.


Our bodies are full of immune cells that circle around the blood, ready to see off any invaders.

And soon they could be getting a helping hand from tiny disease-fighting robots.

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Feb 16, 2017

Study finds targeting biological clock in cells slows cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

Nice. My friend Alex Zhavoronkov will appreciate this article.


Feb. 16 (UPI) — Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have found that targeting the internal circadian or biological clock of cancer cells can affect growth.

Most cells in the human body have an internal clock that sets a rhythm for activities of organs depending on the time of day. However, this internal clock in cancer cells does not function at all or malfunctions.

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Feb 16, 2017

All inherited diseases including cancer ‘could be cured in the next 20 years’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, quantum physics

Definitely yes on gene mutations; however, those where the disease has already appeared, or cancer that has occurred before will require another form of eradication/ prevention. And, that is where Quantum Biosystem technology will be effective in eliminating disease.


ALL inherited diseases could be cured within 20 years, a leading British expert claims.

It includes eradicating life-limiting conditions such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.

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Feb 16, 2017

NASA Selects Proposals for First Space Technology Research Institutes

Posted by in categories: engineering, space

NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system.

The new Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) created under these proposals will bring together researchers from various disciplines and organizations to collaborate on the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in bio-manufacturing and space infrastructure, with the goal of creating and maximizing Earth-independent, self-sustaining exploration mission capabilities.

“NASA is establishing STRIs to research and exploit cutting-edge advances in technology with the potential for revolutionary impact on future aerospace capabilities,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington. “These university-led, multi-disciplinary research programs promote the synthesis of science, engineering and other disciplines to achieve specific research objectives with credible expected outcomes within five years. At the same time, these institutes will expand the U.S. talent base in areas of research and development with broader applications beyond aerospace.”

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Feb 16, 2017

Revolutionary New Technique Visualizes Biomolecules Without Crystallization

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Quantum interpolation makes viewing Biomolecules at room temp. possible without freezing. This technique will enable more powerful sensors than we have ever had before.


In the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design are describing a new technique that may finally give life scientists a detailed view into many of the biomolecules they work with. These days, X-ray diffraction is typically used to see the structure of a molecule. But this requires crystallization, a process not all molecules, including many proteins, are unwilling to undergo.

The technology uses tiny diamond crystals that have a nitrogen atom in place of a single carbon atom. These so-called “nitrogen vacancy centers” make the crystals react to minute fluctuations of magnetic and electric fields surrounding them. They’re so sensitive that the spins of individual atoms of a nearby molecule affect them enough to be detected by an external device.

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Feb 16, 2017

Company Claims Brain Transplants Could Bring Back the Dead by 2045

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, life extension, military, nanotechnology, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

Not too shock by this given other transplant patient’s stories of memories, etc.


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There are a lot of outrageous claims being made within the halls of neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Whether exaggerations, wishful thinking, the dreams of the egocentric and megalomaniacal to be immortal, or just drumming up funding for a never-ending round of “scientific investigation,” the year 2045 seems to always be cited as a target date.

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Feb 16, 2017

‘Bionic’ eye on the future: From ‘Star Trek’ visors to ‘Mission Impossible’ contact lenses

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, military, transhumanism

Could bionic eyes restore sight to the blind and give the U.S. military super sight?

Bionic implanted eyeballs, “Star Trek”-style visors, telescopic contact lenses … these are just a few of the many exciting projects underway to both restore and provide enhanced sight.

Significant strides have been made in tech that will restore and transform lives — replacing white canes, service animals, braille machines and more for the visually impaired.

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Feb 16, 2017

Trends with Benefits: Elon Musk is boring a hole under LA, would you take a pilot-less flying taxi?

Posted by in category: Elon Musk

Pilot-less Flying Taxis: If you head to Dubai this summer, you could be one of the few people to actually try out a flying pilot-less taxi. The 184 has one passenger, eight propellers, four arms and NO pilot. Would you be willing to go for a ride?

Boring Company: Elon Musk posted on Twitter in December that he was tired of sitting in traffic and said he wanted to bore a hole under the freeways to alleviate it. It looks like he was serious, because he is now drilling test holes in the SpaceX parking lot!

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