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Oct 25, 2016

Metal-Munching Microbes Could Manufacture Machines On Mars

Posted by in categories: biological, engineering, space

NASA is funding the development of engineered bugs that eat and excrete metal.

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Oct 24, 2016

AI-powered security cameras recognize small details faster

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

On-board processing will give every digital eye a very powerful brain.

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Oct 24, 2016

Meet the Fully Programmable Linux Computer That’s Smaller Than a Coin

Posted by in categories: computing, media & arts, security

Microcomputers are great for learning about code and hardware. The VoCore2 Mini is the smallest ever, packing full Linux functionality and wireless connectivity into a coin-sized device. New Atlas Deals has it for just $42.99.

This impressive little computer is capable of running programs in C, Java, Ruby, JavaScript, and many other languages. This means you can code the VoCore2 to expand its functionality, turning it into a VPN gateway, airplay music station, and much more.

You can also augment the VoCore2 with hardware components for further tinkering fun. Add a USB webcam to turn it into a home security camera, attach a microphone to issue voice commands to Siri or Echo, and so on. Your projects are limited only by your imagination.

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Oct 24, 2016

Fighting cancer with the power of immunity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering

Combination therapy to kick cancer to the curb!

Harnessing the body’s own immune system to destroy tumors is a tantalizing prospect that has yet to realize its full potential. However, a new advance from MIT may bring this strategy, known as cancer immunotherapy, closer to becoming reality.

In the new study, the researchers used a combination of four different therapies to activate both of the immune system’s two branches, producing a coordinated attack that led to the complete disappearance of large, in mice.

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Oct 24, 2016

Voyager 2 “hacked” in deep space? NASA Scientist: It can be called an alien language

Posted by in category: alien life

BELGRADE – NASA’s ground-breaking voyager 2 probe is more than 3 decades into its epic journey towards deep space. On April 22nd, 2010 just as the craft prepares to cross the boundary to enter into interstellar space, it malfunctions, reported.

As NASA’s planetary scientist, Kevin Baines said:

“Just about 10 billion miles away from the Earth and all of the sudden it starts sending data in the language we don’t understand. It can be called as an alien language”

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Oct 24, 2016

Assassin’s Creed — Virtual Reality

Posted by in category: virtual reality

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Oct 24, 2016

Newly-developed ‘gene therapy in a box’ could save millions of lives

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Gene therapy in a box could reduce costs and save lives.

unnamed-1Gene therapy — the process of genetically altering cells to treat disease — is a highly promising process being studied as a way to cure devastating conditions like genetic disorders, HIV, and even cancer.

But despite the great need for medical advances in these areas, gene therapy can only be performed at a handful of high-tech clinics around the world and require highly trained staff, meaning that it may never be accessible to the millions of people whose lives it could save.

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Oct 24, 2016

Craig Venter: Bridging the Gap Between Our Genomes, Ourselves

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Craig Venter’s New Enterprise: You

Scientist who jump-started the Human Genome Project works to integrate ‘personalized and preventive care into the practice of medicine.’

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Oct 24, 2016

Positron Dynamics near term work to proving out antimatter catalyzed deuterium fusion propulsion with over 100,000 ISP

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

Nextbigfuture has interviewed Ryan Weed, CEO of Positron Dynamics. Positron Dynamics is developing antimatter catalyzed fusion propulsion which they will first demonstrate in a cubesat launch. They are getting around the still mostly unsolved difficulties of storing antimatter. They are doing this by using Sodium 22 isotopes.

Positron Dynamics has previously received a lot of press coverage when it was funded by the Thiel Breakthrough foundation to work on antimatter.

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Oct 24, 2016

5 Ways Medical VR Is Changing Healthcare

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, virtual reality

Virtual Reality started its fascinating take-over of healthcare for the greatest pleasure of patients and doctors alike. Here are five great examples of medical VR transforming patient lives and how doctors work.

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