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Jan 18, 2017

Soft robot helps the heart beat

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Sleeve attaches directly around the heart.

By Leah Burrows

A customizable soft robot that fits around a heart

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Jan 18, 2017

Honda Rider Assist — Self Balancing Motorcycle

Posted by in category: transportation

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Jan 18, 2017

Artificial intelligence predicts heart failure

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence can now determine when your heart will fail.

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Jan 18, 2017

Did You Know?

Posted by in category: futurism

#DidYouKnow

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Jan 18, 2017

This Might Be The HIV Cure We’ve Been Waiting For

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Some much-needed good news this week.

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Jan 18, 2017

In the Future, We’ll Use Our Phones to Detect Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mobile phones

Electrons might one day identify everything from stress to schizophrenia.

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Jan 18, 2017

Automation and Robots Could Permanently Disrupt Capitalism

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

While some may be able to coast into office with the promise of bringing jobs back from oversees, they fail to realize that there may be no jobs to bring back. Automation is set to replace 5 million human jobs by 2020, with poorer countries being impacted significantly more than developed nations.

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Jan 18, 2017

Sci-fi medical clinic opens in San Francisco

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

Resembling something that looks more like an Apple store than a traditional doctor’s office, Forward proposes an entirely different approach to healthcare, with unlimited access to the clinic’s medical resources through a single monthly membership fee.

Upon arriving at a Forward clinic, members sign in on an iPad and enter a custom-designed body scanner. The device immediately processes a variety of biometric data which can be accessed by members through an app on their phone.

Things get even more futuristic when you move into the clinic’s exam rooms. Faced with a giant touch screen display on the wall integrating your medical history and recent biometric data, the doctor can discuss any imminent healthcare issues while an AI system monitors the conversation and instantly displays notes and suggested treatment plans.

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Jan 18, 2017

The US Army wants to create biodegradable bullets that plant flowers where they fall

Posted by in category: military

Flower Power!


As you well know, bullets are designed to kill people. So far, so bad, but the metallic compounds in them also tend to leach into the environment and kill off plants and wildlife too.

At training facilities the world over, the US Army uses live ammunition to gear up their soldiers for combat. These bullets just remain in the wild, and do their damage. Deciding that enough is enough, officials are now asking for proposals to design biodegradable bullets that shall harm the environment no more.

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Jan 18, 2017

Made In Space and Axiom Space Announce Joint Agreement for Manufacturing in Low Earth Orbit

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, energy, space

HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Made In Space and Axiom Space today, announce an agreement to be users and providers of one another’s capabilities to manufacture products in space. Made In Space is the only company to produce 3D printed products in Space and Axiom Space is the leading developer of the world’s first privately-owned commercial space station. This collaboration signifies Made In Space’s exciting transition from research phase, to manufacturing for commercial customers.

The companies have been working out the logistical elements of in-space manufacturing, outfitting the in-space factory with equipment, utilities, power, and thermal management to answer customers’ growing demand. In parallel to the manufacturing element, the companies are working together to plan the delivery of completed products to Earth, ensuring their quality during flight and upon arrival.

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