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Mar 12, 2016

Modified CRISPR Can Act As A Toggle Switch To Silence Genes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

CRISPR may have burst on the scene as a revolutionary gene editing tool, but it’s proving to be so much more. Tagging the targeting system with a gene silencing component could revolutionise stem cell work and enable a new level of genetic control we’ve never seen before.

A wonder tool

Efficient and accurate, CRISPR may be in the throes of a patent battle but it’s undoubtedly going down in history as a landmark in biological science. There may be other similar systems out there, but CRISPR makes things quick and comparatively cheap — which tends to revolutionise any industry.

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Mar 12, 2016

Google’s AI Takes Historic Match Against Go Champ With Third Straight Win

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This is the first time an artificially intelligent system has topped one of the best at Go. Its victory shows how quickly AI will progress in years to come.

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Mar 12, 2016

We Are From the Future Let There Be Light

Posted by in categories: energy, media & arts, quantum physics

“We are from the future. Everything is going to be alright. The future is a beautiful place. But you will need some training in order to get there…” More:

Words, Voice & Editing by Garret John LoPorto.
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Music: “Time” by Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer feat. Satellite Empire — Time (The Machinist Remix)

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Mar 12, 2016

How to build a body

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

It’s the holy grail in bionics—artificial limbs that function entirely intuitively.

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Mar 12, 2016

Solar Plane Undertakes Test Flight Over Hawaii

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

The future of aviation? A completely solar-powered plane is trying fly around the world.

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Mar 12, 2016

An Interview With The Major Mouse Testing Program: We Talk Longevity Advocacy And Fast Tracking Progress

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

Innovative new project the MMTP aims to fast forward translation from lab to clinic with rapid, parallel mice testing. We caught up with Steve Hill and Elena Milova from the MMTP team to discuss the program and why being pro-actively involved with longevity advocacy is so important.

What’s the gap in the market you’re aiming to fill and the major motivation behind the MMTP?

Steve – The bridge between basic research and taking it to clinical trials. People like The SENS Foundation are spinning a lot of plates doing the high risk, nitty gritty research that isn’t profitable, but crowdfunding can get that done. We want to create a solid gold standard testing platform without the restrictions of government, where any team can come to us for parallel testing and halve development time. The problem with animal testing is there’s this disconnect; it’s not sexy science basically. A common response is let me know when it’s available in humans, but it’s not going to be! No animal data means no human testing, organizations like the FDA, NHS and EMA all insist on a battery of animal testing before human trials. Period. It’s not sexy, it’s not available in humans next week, but if MMTP or other projects don’t get things done on mice for example, it’s never going to get done. It doesn’t matter if one theory turns out to be wrong, let’s get stuck in and find out!

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Mar 12, 2016

Making the world’s first brain-controlled bionic leg

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, electronics, neuroscience, transhumanism

Bionics: surgically inserted sensors controlling a prosthetic limb. Meet the man who sometimes forgets that his bionic leg is not his own.

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Mar 12, 2016

Tree Planting Drones

Posted by in category: drones

Since the dawn of human civilization, the global tree count has fallen by 46%. Drones could fix this…

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Mar 12, 2016

White House Pushes Plan to Bring Broadband to 20M More Americans

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, internet

President Obama announced a new initiative this week to connect 20 million more Americans to broadband by 2020, further promoting the White House’s agenda to reclassify high speed Internet as a public utility, like water or electricity.

The digital initiative, named ConnectALL, is intended “for folks looking for jobs or workers hoping to learn new skills,” wrote Obama in a Facebook post, acknowledging that in today’s economy, “the Internet isn’t a luxury — it’s a necessity.”

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Mar 12, 2016

Evolution of Video Game Graphics 1952 — 2015

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, military, robotics/AI, space

This is all the best games from every year 1952–2015.
Here is the list:

1952: Nimrod Computer Game
1958: Tennis For Two
1971: Computer Space
1972: Pong
1973: Space Race
1974: Clean Sweep
1975: Anti-Ai
1976: Blockade
1977: Indy 500
1978: Sea Wolf 2
1979: Crash
1980: Pac-Man
1981: Ms. Pacman
1982: Paratrooper
1983: Super Gridder
1983: Hunchback
1984: Sokoban
1985: Super Mario Bros
1986: Outrun
1987: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.
1988: Super Mario Bros 3
1989: Xenon 2
1990: Prince Of Persia
1991: Prehistorik
1992: Wolfenstein 3D
1993: Day of the Tentacle
1994: The Lion King
1995: Command & Conquer
1996: Tomb Raider
1997: Gta
1998: Half Life
1999: Quake 3
2000: Max Payne
2001: Gta 3
2002: Serious Sam: The First Encounter
2003: Medal Of Honor Allied Assault
2004: Half Life 2
2005: World Of Warcraft
2006: Need For Speed Most Wanted
2007: Crysis
2008: Assassin’s Creed
2009: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2
2010: Red Dead Redemption
2011: World Of Tanks
2012: Battlefield 3
2013: Gta 5
2014: Wolfenstein The New Order
2015: Tom Clancy’s The Division

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