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Friday February 23, 2018 @ 12:22:23 PM mt

Silicon Valley Is Winning the Race to Build the First Driverless Cars



Henry Ford didnt invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies battling to deliver on the promise of fast, efficient and reasonably-priced mechanical transportation. Ford later came to dominate the industry thanks to the development of the moving assembly line. Today, the sector is poised for another []

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Thursday February 22, 2018 @ 12:06:44 PM mt

How Cultural Evolution Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience



Theres an unsettling premise at the heart of Joe Brewers lifes work. Brewer is a change strategist dedicated to ensuring a thriving global civilization exists 100 years from nowand he believes this is becoming less likely every year. Theres rising instability in our fragile and rapidly changing biosphere, he says, and society is unlikely to []

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Thursday February 22, 2018 @ 08:47:52 AM mt

The Quest to Transform End-of-Life Medical Care Into a More Human Experience



In an interview at Singularity Universitys Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Shoshana Ungerleider spoke about the taboo topic we all eventually confrontdeath. Ungerleider is an expert in the field of end-of-life care and is working to overhaul patient treatment at this life stage. She practices internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco []

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Wednesday February 21, 2018 @ 11:31:16 AM mt

Cancer Vaccines May Overhaul Cancer Therapy in the Next Decade



The term silver bullet gets tossed around a lot, but cancer vaccines are just that. Unlike the flu vaccines that were familiar with, cancer vaccines are slightly different in that they dont just seek to prevent cancers from forming. In many cases, these vaccines also treat tumors already within the body. What unites cancer vaccines []

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Tuesday February 20, 2018 @ 10:04:50 AM mt

New CRISPR Method Takes on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy



The advance of CRISPR gene editing technology, which uses an RNA strand to guide an enzyme called Cas9 to cut a specific portion of DNA, has raised concerns and sparked debate as people envision a not-so-distant future populated by bioengineered super-crops, genetically flawless pets, and customized babies. While the method could be used for these []

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Monday February 19, 2018 @ 02:51:24 PM mt

The Democratization of AI Is Putting Powerful Tools in the Hands of Non-Experts



The shortage of qualified data scientists is often highlighted as one of the major handbrakes on the adoption of big data and AI. But a growing number of tools are putting these capabilities in the hands of non-experts, for better and for worse. Theres been an explosion in the breadth and quality of self-service analytics []

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Sunday February 18, 2018 @ 09:36:29 AM mt

What Roboticists Are Learning From Early Generations of Lifelike Humanoid Robots



You might not have heard of Hanson Robotics, but if youre reading this, youve probably seen their work. They were the company behind Sophia, the lifelike humanoid avatar thats made dozens of high-profile media appearances. Before that, they were the company behind that strange-looking robot that seemed a bit like Asimo with Albert Einsteins heador []

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Saturday February 17, 2018 @ 05:09:25 PM mt

This Weeks Awesome Stories From Around the Web Through February 17



BIOTECH In the Future We Wont Edit GenomesWell Just Print Out New Ones Bryan Walsh | MIT Technology Review Over the next 10 years synthetic biology is going to be producing all kinds of compounds and materials with microorganisms, says Boeke. We hope that our yeast is going to play a big role in that.One []

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 05:57:01 PM mt

Influenza: The Search for a Universal Vaccine



The current 2017-18 flu season is a bad one. Hospitalization rates are now higher than in recent years at the same point, and infection rates are still rising. The best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But H3N2 viruses, like the one thats infecting many people this year, are particularly hard to defend []

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Thursday February 15, 2018 @ 02:22:48 PM mt

The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in SightBut Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement



Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every day, we enhance ourselves through seemingly mundane activities such as exercising, meditating, or consuming performance-enhancing drugs, such as caffeine or adderall. However, the tools with which we upgrade our biology are improving at an accelerating []

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