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Aug 15, 2017

Entrepreneurs are the next superpowers

Posted by in categories: business, singularity, space

Nextbigfuture interviewed Naveen Jain at the Singularity University Global Summit. Naveen K. Jain is a business executive, entrepreneur and the founder and former CEO of InfoSpace and a fonder of Moon Express, Viome, World Innovation Institute, Bluedot, iNome, TalentWise and Intelius. He was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon India’s “Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur,” and the receiver of “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for his pioneers in technology, he has been repeatedly honored for his entrepreneurial successes. Red Herring also recognized him as one of the “Top 20 Serial Entrepreneurs” and with the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” In 2015, Naveen Jain had a net worth of $2.2 billion.

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Aug 15, 2017

Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, life extension, nanotechnology

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s College of Engineering have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient’s own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.

Results of the study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

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Aug 15, 2017

Scientists Have Had Enough. They’re Starting to Run for Office

Posted by in category: government

Scientists are starting to run for office to bring evidence-based reasoning back to government.

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Aug 15, 2017

Robot shelf-stack fail suggests they won’t take our jobs just yet

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Boston Dynamics demo clip shows we are not quite living in an i, Robot future – even if the machines can skate better than you can.

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Aug 15, 2017

Elon Musk: AI ‘vastly more risky than North Korea’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Tesla head warns of dangers of AI and pushes for regulation as OpenAI he backed beats best human players in online DotA 2 championship.

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Aug 15, 2017

The Government Must Review What Bioresearch Journals Publish

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, health, internet, security, terrorism

It’s getting too easy to create dangerous viruses. The upcoming national biodefense strategy should ensure that scientific journals don’t help terrorists learn how.

The news that researchers have recreated an extinct cousin to the smallpox virus using only commercially available technology and items purchased over the Internet renews concerns that bioterrorists could do the same if detailed information about the methods were published. Here’s the problem: scientific journals are geared toward publication, often without sufficient understanding of the public-security risks. We need a better system to ensure that information that could help bad actors stays unpublished.

It took David Evans’ team of scientists at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, about six months and $100,000 to recreate the horsepox virus, a close relative of the smallpox virus that killed perhaps 300 million people in the 20th century before it was eradicated in 1980. In a summary of the research, the World Health Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research wrote that “recreation of such viral genomes did not require exceptional biochemical knowledge or skills, significant funds, or significant time.”

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Aug 15, 2017

Edinburgh University scientists find 91 volcanoes under Antarctic ice

Posted by in category: futurism

A team of scientists unearthed a volcanic region previously hidden under ice sheets, with the geologist who led the team warning of destabilising consequences.

Edinburgh University researchers uncovered almost 100 volcanoes – with the highest almost as tall as Switzerland’s 3,970-metre Eiger.

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Aug 15, 2017

This gene-editing breakthrough could change life on Earth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, genetics

One of the scientists behind CRISPR discusses the daunting responsibility of altering evolution.

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Aug 15, 2017

9 Proofs You Can Improve Your Brain Power

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The human brain is probably the most mysterious organ in our body, scientists keep learning new facts about its work, but it still hides lots of secrets. There are a few simple ways to boost your intellect and improve your brain power and they will surely surprise you!

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Aug 15, 2017

Future of Food | San Francisco Chronicle

Posted by in categories: food, futurism

“Tracing the next generation of farms, restaurants and kitchens in the Bay Area and beyond”

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