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Jul 5, 2016

FDA approves first dissolving stent for US patients

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Glad it has been approved. This would have been great for BMI technology as well; however, FDA limits it to only treat clogged arteries.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries.

But not so fast, say experts.

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Jul 5, 2016

DARPA’s Hacking Contest Will Pit Machines Against Each Other

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Battle of the Machines.


DARPA is hosting a competition, the Cyber Grand Challenge, to find ways to solve cybersecurity vulnerabilities automatically.

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Jul 5, 2016

Amazon moves one step closer toward army of warehouse robots

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, 4D printing, robotics/AI

I told folks just the other day; US Manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years will primarily be robots, 3-/4-D printers, other AI systems, and a couple of line managers to spot check quality of the operation. Just surprised Amazon wasn’t already fully robotic.


Amazon’s progress toward an army of helpful robots is one step closer: a prize for the best warehouse-working “picker” machine has gone to a robot designed by a team from TU Delft Robotics Institute and Delft Robotics, both based in the Netherlands.

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Jul 5, 2016

A little impurity makes nanolasers shine

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, particle physics

Nice.


Researcher Tim Burgess added atoms of zinc to lasers one hundredth the diameter of a human hair and made of gallium arsenide — a material used extensively in smartphones and other electronic devices.

The impurities led to a 100 times improvement in the amount of light from the lasers.

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Jul 5, 2016

Engineers Design Programmable RNA Vaccines That Protext Against Ebola and H1N1 Influenza

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

A newly published study details how engineers developed programmable RNA vaccines that work against Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and a common parasites in mice.

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customizable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks. So far, they have designed vaccines against Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and Toxoplasma gondii (a relative of the parasite that causes malaria), which were 100 percent effective in tests in mice.

The vaccine consists of strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA, which can be designed to code for any viral, bacterial, or parasitic protein. These molecules are then packaged into a molecule that delivers the RNA into cells, where it is translated into proteins that provoke an immune response from the host.

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Jul 5, 2016

New Cancer Treatment

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers have developed a new method to wipe out tumors.

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Jul 5, 2016

Dental fillings that heal teeth could forever change trips to the dentist

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

An interesting development. The regenerating teeth with stem cells thing wont hit til about 2022’ish.


Dental fillings that regenerate teeth are “a new paradigm for dental treatments” and could end root canals.

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Jul 5, 2016

Doctors Were Able To Grow An Entirely New Nose For This Boy On His Forehead

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Doctors in India were able to perform this amazing operation that took over a year to give a boy a new nose by growing it on his forehead.

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Jul 5, 2016

Defense Against Hypersonic Weapons Systems in Full Swing is Next Russian Military Technology

Posted by in category: military

Russian military scientists’ work on developing defensive capabilities against the threat of hypersonic weapons systems is in full swing, according to Ground Forces Air Defense Force chief Alexander Leonov.

Speaking to Russian radio station RSN, Lieutenant-General Leonov indicated that “over the long term, we will be faced with hypersonic targets such as warheads [which do not fly to their target according to a traditional ballistic trajectory], as well as hypersonic aerial vehicles; this trend is very promising. Work to combat these prospective weapons must be organized, and is in fact already being carried out.”

The officer indicated that at present, medium and long-range hypersonic missile systems are perceived as the main threat when it comes to hypersonic weaponry.

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Jul 5, 2016

China Has Built the World’s Largest Alien-Hunting Telescope

Posted by in category: alien life

China’s hunt for aliens.


After five long years, FAST is almost ready to scope out outer space for E.T. and other celestial phenomena.

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