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Jun 9, 2016

Fundamental Physics of Consciousness

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, physics

Edwin E Klingman, [email protected]

PO Box 3000, San Gregorio CA 94074

Abstract.

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Jun 9, 2016

A group of Japanese high-schoolers have found a way to hatch an egg, without the egg!

Posted by in categories: biological, education

Now biology classes can observe development while still keeping the chick alive!

The clip is a segment from Japanese educational TV show “Gatten” that aired 05.18.2016. Captions, appropriately, by Spoon & Tamago (tamago means ‘egg’ in Japanese)

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Jun 9, 2016

Documentary on one of the Founders of Transhumanism: FM 2030

Posted by in categories: education, transhumanism

FM 2030 Transhumanist Pioneer.

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Jun 8, 2016

The Syntellect Emergence #SyntellectHypothesis

Posted by in categories: evolution, neuroscience

The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution, Book Trailer, more info: www.ecstadelic.net

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Jun 8, 2016

Uber’s CEO is so confident in his company that he’s let his driver’s license expire

Posted by in category: transportation

Don’t expect to see Uber’s CEO behind the wheel any time soon.

On stage at the Axel Springer NOAH Berlin tech conference, Travis Kalanick fessed up that he’s let his driver’s license expire.

As for owning a car? Yeah, that’s broken too.

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Jun 8, 2016

This candy store 3D prints your wildest candy dreams

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

Well, if AI takes my job; I guess I can open my own Candy Factory.


Originally from England, this candy store can create 3D sweets. They can print 100 different shapes, or an original design controlled by a kid-friendly app.

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Jun 8, 2016

Air pollution can mess up your brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, life extension, neuroscience

I am not surprised at all by this finding given the other issues with pollution such as cancer from carcinogens, asthma, sinus infections, etc.


Air pollution is a known culprit in lung and heart disease. Fine particulate matter, tiny particles, 1/30th the width of a human hair, are released into the air by power plants, factories, cars and trucks. These fine particles somehow invade the body’s defenses and do the most damage. Air quality is worst in urban areas with increased traffic. New research points out that air pollution negatively affects brain and cognitive development in young children and teenagers.

Moreover, Jennifer Weuve, an assistant professor of internal medicine at Rush Medical College, found that older women who had been exposed to high levels of the pollution experienced greater cognitive decline compared with other women their age (Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012). Other studies cite black carbon in the form of soot as a cause of cognitive decline in an aging population for both men and women. Simply put: Dirty air messes up the brain.

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Jun 8, 2016

Your phone may soon sense everything around you

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, mobile phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info?

We’re about to get our first look. On Thursday, Lenovo will give consumers their first chance to buy a phone featuring Google’s 3-year-old Project Tango, an attempt to imbue machines with a better understanding about what’s around them.

Location tracking through GPS and cell towers tells apps where you are, but not much more. Tango uses software and sensors to track motions and size up the contours of rooms, empowering Lenovo’s new phone to map building interiors. That’s a crucial building block of a promising new frontier in “augmented reality,” or the digital projection of lifelike images and data into a real-life environment.

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Jun 8, 2016

Steve Wozniak: Computers Won’t Be Smarter than People

Posted by in category: computing

Sentient machines rising up against mankind? The Apple co-founder isn’t worried, and he can explain why.

By Tess Townsend.

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Jun 8, 2016

Drug candidate shrinks tumor when delivered by plant virus nanoparticle

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Nice.


In a pair of firsts, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown that the drug candidate phenanthriplatin can be more effective than an approved drug in vivo, and that a plant-virus-based carrier successfully delivers a drug in vivo.

Triple-negative breast cancer tumors of mice treated with the phenanthriplatin –carrying nanoparticles were four times smaller than those treated either with cisplatin, a common and related chemotherapy drug, or free phenanthriplatin injected intravenously into circulation.

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