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October 30, 2014

The Billionaires Taking People to Space




 Space
YouTuber ColdfusTion, looks at how certain billionaires' efforts to continue development of the space industry in a new video.  The piece examines Eric Anderson, Denis Tito,  Richard Branson and Elon Musk.

Ex Machina Looks At An AI Trying To Get Out of the Box




 Movies
In next year's Ex Machina, young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female AI.

Clinical Studies: How do They Contribute to The Future of Medicine?



The Future of Medicine

 Medicine
Medical clinical trials with human participants start with a small group and then expand to a larger group of people before a new treatment is approved. Here is some information on the process that is commonplace for all our medication and medical procedures.

October 28, 2014

“Reverse Engineering” Materials for More Efficient Heating and Cooling




 Materials
A new way to calculate the electrical properties of individual components of composite materials could open a path toward more energy-efficient medical refrigerators, air-conditioned car seats and more.

October 27, 2014

One-on-One with Elon Musk




 Elon Musk
SpaceX CEO/CTO, and Tesla Motors Chief Product Architect Elon Musk recently sat down and shared his visions of the future, from Mars colonization the the Hyperloop, to the threat of artificial intelligence.

Genomics-Based Products Are Here




 Genomics
A new concept store that has just opened in London, offering customers a DNA test to see how they will age in years to come. Using lab-on-a-chip technology, Geneu Beauty customizes products based around your genetics—in around 30 minutes.

New Microscope Animates Life Processes at Subcellular Level




 Microscopy
A new imaging platform called a “lattice light sheet”  is a significant leap forward for light microscopy. It captures high-resolution images rapidly and minimizes damage to cells, so it can image the three-dimensional activity of molecules, cells, and embryos in fine detail over longer periods than was previously possible.

October 23, 2014

Mock Mars Mission Is Longest US Space Mission Simulation




 Space
Six astronaut-like crew members have embarked on the longest dedicated space travel simulation ever conducted on U.S. soil. The Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) team members closed the door to their "Mars habitat" and shut out the rest of life on Earth for eight months.

October 22, 2014

Should We Allow Artificial Intelligence to Happen?




 Artificial Intelligence
With the race for ever improving AI ramping up, the potential benefits are huge, but as Stephen Hawking and others have warned, AI may be the riskiest technology ever created.

Semiconductors and 3D Printing Technology for More Efficient Electric Vehicles



Semiconductors and 3D Printing Technology for More Efficient Electric Vehicles

 Electric Vehicles
Researchers have developed a new power inverter technology that is lighter, more powerful, and much more efficient than conventional inverter. These devices are essential for use in electric vehicles.  

Researchers Develop Interactive Rat Brain Map




 Neuroscience
Neuroscience researchers have created Golgi, an interactive map of a rat brain that makes exploring the brain as easy as using Google Maps.

October 21, 2014

We All Deserve To See 2001: A Space Odyssey On The Big Screen




 Movies
Almost half a century after it first hit cinema screens, Stanley Kubrick’s iconic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey has been given a brand-new trailer.

Unlocking the Power of the Mind - Up and Coming Medical Tech



Unlocking the Power of the Mind - Up and Coming Medical Tech

 Medicine
The human brain remains the most complex phenomenon in the known universe. More and more, medical research is uncovering the mysteries of the brain and applying that knowledge to new technology.

Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Cell Transplant



Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Cell Transplant

 Regenerative Medicine
A paralyzed man has been able to walk again after breakthrough therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
 
The Story of the Chessboard


The classic parable of how the inventor of the game of chess used his knowledge of exponential growth to trick an emperor is commonly used to explain the staggering and accelerating growth of technology. The 33rd square on the chessboards represents the first step into the second half of the chessboard, where exponential growth takes off.

33rd Square explores technological progress in AI, robotics, genomics, neuroscience, nanotechnology, art, design and the future as humanity encroaches on The Singularity.











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