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Oct 10, 2016

Watch this incredibly realistic CGI girl move for the first time

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Oct 10, 2016

In International Phase-3 Clinical Trial, New Drug Shown To Prolong Ovarian Cancer Remission

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the United States, most of whom have advanced disease. Although chemotherapy can put the disease into remission, it often recurs and the treatment’s effectiveness tends to wane over time. As a result, ovarian cancer is the fifth most-common cause of cancer death in women.

On Saturday, a team of researchers including Stanford oncologist Jonathan Berek, MD, presented the results of an international, multi-center phase-3 clinical trial of a new oral medication called niraparib in 553 women with advanced, recurrent ovarian cancer at the annual meeting of the European Society for Molecular Oncology in Copenhagen. Berek, the Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor and director of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, supervised Stanford’s involvement in the trial.

The aim of the study was to see whether niraparib could prolong the length of remission, also known as “progression-free survival,” in the women when compared to treatment with a placebo. As Berek described the niraparib treatment for me in an phone call, “This is a daily oral treatment with relatively low toxicity. Importantly, women don’t have to go to the hospital for regular infusions and are unlikely to experience significant hair loss.”

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Oct 10, 2016

A unique competition takes off

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Cybathlon 2016


The very first Cybathlon in the world took place today. The event was completely sold out: some 4,600 visitors packed into the SWISS Arena Kloten to support the 66 teams from various countries. The pilots pitted their skills in six disciplines and demonstrated most impressively how novel technologies can assist people with disabilities in their daily life.

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Oct 10, 2016

Commission plans cybersecurity rules for internet-connected machines

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, food, internet, law, policy, transportation

The European Commission is getting ready to propose new legislation to protect machines from cybersecurity breaches, signalling the executive’s growing interest in encouraging traditional European manufacturers to build more devices that are connected to the internet.

A new plan to overhaul EU telecoms law, which digital policy chiefs Günther Oettinger and Andrus Ansip presented three weeks ago, aims to speed up internet connections to meet the needs of big industries like car manufacturing and agriculture as they gradually use more internet functions.

But that transition to more and faster internet connections has caused many companies to worry that new products and industrial tools that rely on the internet will be more vulnerable to attacks from hackers.

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Oct 10, 2016

Ray Kurzweil — How are Brains Conscious?

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil

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Oct 10, 2016

Scientists “too frightened” to tell truth on climate impacts — Climate Home

Posted by in category: environmental

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““The impact of extreme, often violent weather on crops in a world where the population continues to increase rapidly can only be disastrous,” he warns.”

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Oct 10, 2016

HyperCells: buildings that can build themselves

Posted by in categories: futurism, habitats

https://youtube.com/watch?v=nNO5ewmkLe8

Smart bricks that can self-assemble into structures could be the key to future disaster relief. Cathal O’Connell explains how they work.

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Oct 10, 2016

Sterling’s Flash Crash was long overdue—and there will be many more

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, robotics/AI

Researchers at Sapience.org foresee market instability intensifying by the computer trading ‘arms race’

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Last Friday the sterling has experienced a dramatic, ultrafast crash. It lost 10% of its value in minutes after the Asian markets opened — a decline usually reserved to declarations of war, major earthquakes and global catastrophes — and bounced right back. Although the affected exchanges are yet to release the details, computer trading algorithms almost certainly played a key role. Just like the 2010 Flash Crash, yesterday’s event is characteristic to Ultrafast Extreme Events[1]: split-second spikes in trade caused by ever smarter algorithms razor-focused on making ever-quicker profits. But the arms race is only likely to intensify as computing speed accelerates and AI algorithms become more intelligent.

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Oct 9, 2016

“It’s a Powerful Time to Reshape Healthcare Across the Planet”

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

We are living in a world that is global and exponential. Technology is taking things that used to be scarce and making them abundant—and these forces are reshaping the fields of medicine and healthcare in completely novel ways.

Opening this year’s Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego, Daniel Kraft, the curator of the conference, and faculty chair of Medicine and Neuroscience at Singularity University, took the audience on a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in healthcare and medicine.

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Oct 9, 2016

Робот Федор Едет На Работу в Фонд Перспективных Исследований

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https://defence.ru/article/dmitrii-rogozin-opublikoval-video…bilem-uaz/

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