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Jun 15, 2016

SynBio Advances on Multiple Fronts

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

List of the who’s who are leading some of key bio programs around nextgen bio/ living cell technologies.


According to GEN’s experts, synthetic biology isn’t yet plug-and-play, but cellular processes are being engineered into biosensing systems as well as biologics production. Soon, for tasks from theranostics to regenerative medicine, “there will be a synbio app for that.”

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Jun 15, 2016

Intelligence Agency Wants to Keep ‘Novel Organisms’ From Threatening Humans

Posted by in categories: biological, business

IARPA is hosting a Proposers’ Day for businesses in a couple weeks.

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Jun 15, 2016

Researchers discover new way to turn electricity into light, using graphene

Posted by in category: materials

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a new way of generating light and other electromagnetic radiation, using a sheet of graphene, a pure two-dimensional form of carbon.

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Jun 15, 2016

Focus: LIGO Bags Another Black Hole Merger

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

LIGO detects gravitational waves for the second time, from another pair of merging black holes. This time they were smaller and provided a longer-duration signal of their final moments. Two events within four months suggests that such detections will soon be giving astronomers a wealth of new information about previously invisible events in the Universe.

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Jun 15, 2016

Android Creator Andy Rubin Bets Big On Quantum Computing And Smartphone AI

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, mobile phones, neuroscience, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Smart man.


Android creator Andy Rubin has several tricks up his sleeve. Rubin’s company Playground is currently tinkering with quantum computing and smartphone AI, and he believes that this combination could create a conscious intelligence that would underpin all of technology.

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Jun 15, 2016

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, supercomputing

More news on the using the magnetic vortex method to control electron spin.


Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to swiftly and precisely control electron spins at room temperature.

The technology, described in Nature Communications, offers a possible alternative strategy for building quantum computers that are far faster and more powerful than today’s supercomputers.

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Jun 15, 2016

Zoltan Istvan 2016: Let’s make Americans immortal

Posted by in categories: education, geopolitics, life extension, mobile phones, space, transhumanism

USA Today story:


As co-writer for USA TODAY’S “For the Record,” I’ve been writing about the campaigns of Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green presidential candidates since the newsletter’s launch last summer. But the first presidential candidate to reach out to me was Zoltan Istvan, the Mill Valley, California-based Transhumanist Party candidate who foresees the merger of humans and technology in the very near future. I spoke by phone with Istvan last week.

Big promises are the hallmark of presidential campaigns.

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Jun 15, 2016

How legit is your luxury item?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business

raketa

Raketa will be one of the the first companies in the world to record the production of physical goods in the Blockchain.

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Jun 15, 2016

Five Emerging Technologies in Science That Will Shape our Lives in the Coming Years

Posted by in categories: futurism, science

Most of us don’t think we are living in a futuristic utopia. But if you look around at many of the exciting advancements in technology, you will see that life is starting to look more and more like science fiction every day.

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Jun 15, 2016

Water from Carbon nanorods

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn’t go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of science a closer look.

Chemist Satish Nune was inspecting the solid, carbon-rich nanorods with a vapor analysis instrument when he noticed the nanorods mysteriously lost weight as humidity increased. Thinking the instrument had malfunctioned, Nune and his colleagues moved on to another tool, a high-powered microscope.

They jumped as they saw an unknown fluid unexpectedly appear between bunches of the tiny sticks and ooze out.

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