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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How Arizona Turned the Self Driving Car Into Its Golden Goose


Self Driving Cars

Ride sharing companies and others are using off-the-shelf technology to accelerate the development of self driving cars. Will autonomous vehicles be able to overcome regulatory capture, and push the technology into mass adoption? States like Arizona might point the way forward.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

3 Ways Technology is Influencing the Healthcare Industry


Medicine

Healthcare advances including software and telecommunications have pushed the care of patients further. Reductions in human error have not only made patient experiences better, but have led to superior treatment, and saved lives.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Airbus At Work on a Self Driving Airborne Taxi


Flight

No vision of the future is complete without flying cars. Now aerospace firm Airbus is looking to deliver on the longstanding promise—and soon. The company's Vahana project looks to start testing as soon as this year.

Link Found Between Concussion and Alzheimer’s Disease


Alzheimer's Disease

A study has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition. The results demonstrate the importance of documenting head injuries even within the mild range as they may interact with genetic risk to produce negative long-term health consequences such as neurodegenerative disease.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Beakers and Bunsen Burners 4 Signs You Would Be Perfect For A Chemistry Degree


Careers

A chemistry degree can lead to a number of careers that will can help people in many different industries. Career opportunities exist in education and teaching to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and the medical laboratory to name just a few.

Predictive Analytics: How AI can Run Future Market Growth


Artificial Intelligence

From helping consumers compare insurance quotes to fighting back against telemarketing phone dialers, artificial intelligence has slowly but surely established a home in the public eye that has become increasingly difficult to miss.

Saturday, January 14, 2017



Aging

Researchers have discovered a new protein that fine-tunes the cellular clock involved in aging. the protein, TZAP controls a process called telomere trimming, ensuring that telomeres do not become too long.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Poker Is The Latest Game To Fall To Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence

In yet another major milestone in the development of artificial intelligence, a poker playing algorithm has bested a large number of human pros. 'DeepStack' consistently beat professional players at the extremely popular and challenging game with the help of a synthetic 'gut feeling' learned through playing thousands of rounds of the game.

How to Become a Leader in the Future of Health Care IT


Careers

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Arthur's Fist


Neuroscience

One of the biggest memes last year was Arthur's Fist. We all know the feeling, stressful situations have you fighting the urge to deck someone. Now, researchers have found neuronal connections between the prefrontal cortex and an area of the brainstem that is directly responsible for controlling our instinctive responses.

Scientists Perfect Creation of Artificial Spider Silk


Biomaterials

Producing artificial spider silk has long been a dream of many scientists.  Now, a team of researchers claims to have developed a method that works. They report that they can produce kilometer long threads that resemble real spider silk.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lab Sanitation: 3 Ways Technology Has Made Labs Safer


Science

When you walk into a laboratory, one of the first things that you notice is the smell of cleanliness. There are reasons as to why a lab needs to be as clean as possible, and technology has come a long way in making it easier to keep the area sanitary.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Juan Enriquez Asks What Will We Look Like in 100 Years?


Futurology

Futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary TED talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we'll have to transform our own bodies if we hope to explore and live in places other than Earth.

Japanese Insurance Company to Replace Workers with Artificial Intelligence


Technological Unemployment

Japanese insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer artificial intelligence.