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Apr 26, 2016

Minimally invasive colitis screening using infrared technology could offer fast, simple test

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Could we use this for colon scopes? I know many who would like to stop drining the speciality milk shake from their local drug stores prior to the date with the GI.

A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting disease that eliminates the need for biopsies and intrusive testing of the human body, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The technique involves testing serum, the clear liquid that can be separated from clotted blood, for the increased presence of mannose, a sugar that is a marker for , using Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. This technology is sensitive to vibrations in the chemical bonds of the serum sample’s molecules and requires minimal sample preparation, making it a rapid diagnostic alternative.

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Apr 26, 2016

Global Wearable Technologies: Devices, Applications, And Services Market 2016 — 2021

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, augmented reality, computing, drones, mobile phones, quantum physics, robotics/AI, singularity, space travel, virtual reality, wearables

We’re in an exploding evolution state for technology across all industry sectors and consumer markets.

3 to next 5 years — we see IoT, Smartphones, Wearables, AI (bots, drones, smart devices and machines), 3D printing, commercialization of space, CRISPR, Liq Biopsies, and VR & AR tech.

5 to next 8 years — we will see more BMI technology, smart body parts, QC & other Quantum Tech, Humanoid AI tech, bio-computing, early stage space colonization and mining expansion in space, smart medical tech., and an early convergence of human & animals with technology. 1st expansion of EPA in space exploration due to mining and over mining risks as well as space colonization. New laws around Humanoids and other technologies. Smartphones no longer is mass use due to AR and BMI technology and communications.

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Apr 26, 2016

AI talent grab sparks excitement and concern

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

AI talent from academia is not surprising; however, another area where AI talent has existed in the US is in the national labs such as those Computer Scientists and Architects at ORNL (X-10, K-25, Y-12) during the years of 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-today as well as other labs such as Los Alamos, etc… I know this because I was one and worked with many AI specialists and researchers. I will say some of this talent has gone into the private sector; however, many still work on AI. In case companies are interested in trying to locate solid AI specialists.

Google, Facebook and other tech firms are changing how artificial-intelligence research is done.

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Apr 26, 2016

Rave Computer to Offer NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning System

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

Now, I have been hearing folks are planning to experiment with block chaining on the new Nvidia DGX-1. I do know Nvidia’s CEO mentioned that DGX-1 could be used in conjunction with block chaining as an interim step to Quatum Computing to help secure information. We’ll see.

Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) April 24, 2016.

Rave Computer, an Elite Solution Provider in the NVIDIA Partner Network program, today announced that it has been selected to offer the new NVIDIA® DGX-1™ deep learning system, the world’s first deep learning supercomputer designed to meet the unlimited computing demands of artificial intelligence.

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Apr 26, 2016

US Sends F-22 Warplanes To Support Romania From Russian Threat

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, military, treaties

Lookout world; could we see WWIII?

A US KC-135 refuelling plane flew with the two F-22 Raptor fighters from Britain to Romania’s Mihail Kogalniceanu air base on the Black Sea.

“The increased size of the 2016 deployment… allows U.S. Forces to assert their presence more widely across the eastern frontier”, said U.S. Air Force spokeswoman Major Sheryll Klinkel.

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Apr 26, 2016

Micro-sized, Liquid-metal Particles for Heat-free Soldering Developed

Posted by in categories: electronics, engineering, particle physics, sustainability

His lab is dedicated to an idea called frugal innovation: “How do you do very high-level science or engineering with very little?” said Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. “How can you solve a problem with the least amount of resources?”

That goal has Thuo and his research group using their materials expertise to study soft matter, single-molecule electronics and renewable energy production. A guiding principle is that, whenever possible, nature should do part of the work.

“Nature has a beautiful way of working for us,” he said. “Self-assembly and ambient oxidation are great tools in our designs.”

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Apr 26, 2016

Japan set to open ‘robot kingdom‘ that employees robots

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Now, that is a concept to consider. Could we see theme parks like Disney be completely operated by robots and leverage other AI technology as well as VR/ AR technology?

A Nagasaki amusement park is turning the fears of a robot-run world into a family friendly attraction. Huis Ten Bosch is set to feature more than 200 androids in its ‘robot kingdom’ to serve guests.

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Apr 26, 2016

Barclays will be the first bank to employ chatbot in Africa to handle online banking queries

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

Barclays bots.

As part its efforts to become the most intelligent bank Barclays Africa, a subsidiary Absa, announced on Tuesday that it would pilot a chatbot that relies on artificial intelligence to simulate intelligent conversation through written or spoken text with customers online.

The pilot will be implemented within the coming few weeks, making it the first bank to do so in Africa.

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Apr 26, 2016

Quantum dots for high-resolution brain imaging

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, quantum physics

Quantum dots exhibit a measurable rapid photoluminescence response to neuron-like electric fields and can thus be used to observe neuronal action potentials.

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Apr 26, 2016

Can Proteins From Living Cells Solve Problems That Vex Supercomputers?

Posted by in categories: innovation, supercomputing

When nature knows best.

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