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Drones d'oiseaux | Motherboard | VICE

Drones d'oiseaux | Motherboard | VICE | Already there | Scoop.it
Des salons de l'armement jordaniens aux plages idylliques de Californie, on a rencontré tous les acteurs de l'industrie des drones, de la conception à la mise sur le marché.

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Two-dad babies could soon be a reality

Two-dad babies could soon be a reality | Already there | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have shown that it’s possible for two people of the same sex to create a baby, without the need for outside egg or sperm donation. The most obvious benefits would be for homosexual couples who want to have a child...
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A Husband Is Overcome With Emotion as Prosthetic Glasses Allow Him to See His Wife for the First Time in a Decade

A Husband Is Overcome With Emotion as Prosthetic Glasses Allow Him to See His Wife for the First Time in a Decade | Already there | Scoop.it
Allen Zderad, a former 3M employee from Forest Lake, Minnesota, was overcome with joy as a pair of prosthetic glasses allowed him to see his wife for the first time in 10 years. A tiny wafer-like c...
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Why Mercedes's Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google's

Why Mercedes's Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google's | Already there | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.
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Rencontrez Neil, le tout premier homme-cyborg reconnu par le gouvernement américain

Rencontrez Neil, le tout premier homme-cyborg reconnu par le gouvernement américain | Already there | Scoop.it
Dans un monde où les nouvelles technologies et la robotique sont de plus en plus présentes dans notre quotidien, l'univers de la science-fiction fascine plus que jamais petits et grands. D'ailleurs, un britannique a réalisé un grand pas en avant pour la science en devenan
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Jimmy : Intel dévoile un robot imprimé en 3D à fabriquer soi-même

Jimmy : Intel dévoile un robot imprimé en 3D à fabriquer soi-même | Already there | Scoop.it

Intel dévoile son robot en kit Jimmy, un robot humanoïde connecté et open-source vendu à moins de 1200€ car il peut être imprimé en 3D par l’utilisateur directement chez lui.

A l’occasion du Web2Day 2014, nous nous faisions l’écho du message qu’était venu porter Anthony Charbonnier d’Intel à Nantes sur les intentions de la firme américaine basée à Santa Clara (Californie) en matière de Wearable computing. Grâce à Edison (son mini-PC de la taille d’une carte SD), Intel ambitionne désormais de prendre pieds dans le monde de la robotique open-source avec Jimmy, son premier robot humanoïde, aux faux-airs de Nao, le robot français d’Aldebaran Robotics qui vient d’annoncer Pepper, un robot humanoïde connecté capable de cohabiter avec les humains


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Look At The Crazy New Robots Coming Out Of Japan

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Exploring the uncanny valley.

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Cancer Immunotherapy

Science's editors have chosen cancer immunotherapy as Breakthrough of the Year for 2013, a strategy that harnesses the body's immune system to combat tumors. It's an attractive idea, and researchers have struggled for decades to make it work. ...

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Worldwide cancer incidence map


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20 minutes - Une prothèse de la main redonne le toucher - Suisse

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Un amputé a testé une prothèse qui fonctionne comme un vrai bras. Ce prototype a été mis au point entre autre à l’EPFL.

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What's Driving Google's Obsession With Artificial Intelligence And Robots?

VideoGoogle is without question one of the most innovative companies on the planet.  It’s a company that is known mostly for its amazingly successful search and advertising businesses, and will probably be known for this for the foreseeable future. But lately it’s also quickly becoming known for its rather unorthodox array [...]
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Carmat implante pour la première fois un cœur artificiel

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Un coeur artificiel autonome conçu par la société française Carmat a été implanté mercredi sur un patient souffrant d'insuffisance cardiaque terminale par une équipe de l'hôpital Georges-Pompidou à Paris.
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Holographic metasurface can project images with single-micron pixels

Holographic metasurface can project images with single-micron pixels | Already there | Scoop.it
Holographic technology is widely misunderstood, primarily because the word is used so differently by scientists and the general public.

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Comment prodiguer la caresse parfaite

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La neurobiologie recommande d'avoir la peau à 32°C, d'appliquer une pression modérée et de déplacer la main à 2,5 cm par seconde.
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The Incredible AI That Can Watch Videos and Tell You What It's Seeing | WIRED

The Incredible AI That Can Watch Videos and Tell You What It's Seeing | WIRED | Already there | Scoop.it
A startup called Clarifai is able to search video images in a matter of seconds and figure out what's inside them. Watch how it works in this demo video.

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The Flying Car is coming soon

A Video featuring a Fying Car prototype AeroMobil 3.0 incorporates significant
improvements and upgrades. It is now being tested in real flight conditions
since October 2014. Initially certified by the Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flying,
it now entered a regular flight-testing program.


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«Cristal d'Aquaman»: ce nouveau matériau va-t-il nous permettre de respirer sous l'eau?

«Cristal d'Aquaman»: ce nouveau matériau va-t-il nous permettre de respirer sous l'eau? | Already there | Scoop.it

Le nom s'inspirerait directement, à en croire en tout cas le journal anglais The Telegraph, du super héros et roi de la cité sous-marine Atlantis apparu dans les années 1940 chez DC Comics.


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Gene editing tool CRISPR-CAS can write HIV out of the picture

Gene editing tool CRISPR-CAS can write HIV out of the picture | Already there | Scoop.it

The latest form of genetic engineering can give human cells a rare mutation that keeps them HIV-free.

 

Take a hot new method that's opened up a new era of genetic engineering, apply it to the wonder stem cells that in 2012 won their discoverer a Nobel prize, and you might just have a tool to cure HIV infection. That's the hope of researchers led by Yuet Kan of the University of California, San Francisco – and they have proved the basic principle, altering the genome of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to give them a rare natural mutation that allows some people to resist HIV.

 

Kan's work relies on "genome editing" – snipping out a particular DNA sequence and replacing it with another. It's much more precise than traditional forms of genetic engineering, in which sequences are added to the genome at random locations.

 

To alter the stem cells, Kan's team turned to the CRISPR-Cas9 system, asuper-efficient method of genome editing based on an ancient bacterial "immune system". In bacteria, the system takes fragments of DNA from invading viruses and splices them into the cell's own DNA, where they act like "wanted" posters, allowing the viruses to be recognised and attacked in future.

 

About 1 per cent of people of European descent are resistant to HIV, because they carry two copies of a mutation in the gene for a protein called CCR5. The virus must lock onto this protein before it can invade white blood cells, and the mutations prevent it from doing so.

 

Using a bone marrow transplant from a naturally HIV-resistant person,Timothy Ray Brown was famously "cured" of HIV infection. Kan's goal is to achieve the same result without the need to find compatible HIV-resistant bone marrow donors – who are in vanishingly short supply.

 

It's fairly easy to make iPSCs from a person's cells, which then have the potential to grow into any type of cell in the body. So if iPSCs could be given two copies of the protective mutation, it should be possible to make personalised versions of the therapy that cleared HIV from Brown's body. Kan's team has now shown that CRISPR-Cas9 can efficiently make the necessary genome edit. As expected, white blood cells grown from these altered stem cells were resistant to HIV upon testing.

 

"It's a really fantastic application of the tool," says Philip Gregory, chief scientific officer with Sangamo BioSciences of Richmond, California. However, he warns that there is a long way to go before it can be turned into a practical therapy.


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Cancer and AIDS are widely thought to be the bane of mankind’s existence. Any therapy which could restrict either of these diseases is significant! Read about more novel therapies here:

http://www.scoop.it/t/biotech-and-beyond/?tag=Novel+Therapies

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Incroyable : La première implantation d'un crâne en plastique

Incroyable : La première implantation d'un crâne en plastique | Already there | Scoop.it
Des chirurgiens ont utilisé une imprimante 3D pour copier la partie supérieure de la boîte crânienne d'une jeune femme malade en vue d'une transplantation.

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L'impression 3D a sauvé la vie de ce bébé

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SANTE - Depuis plusieurs années déjà, l'impression 3D s'immisce dans le secteur médical. Des impressions de tissus humains mais également de prothèses en tous genres ont déjà été réalisées.
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MIT researchers develop technology for long-distance 3D interaction

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tangible Media Group calls the technology inFORM.

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IBM Is Using Watson To Psychoanalyze People From Their Tweets

IBM Is Using Watson To Psychoanalyze People From Their Tweets | Already there | Scoop.it
This is why IBM is investing $1 billion into Watson.

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Besides winning "Jeopardy" and helping "put a permanent end to leukemia," IBM has found another use for its Watson supercomputer: psychoanalyzing people.

Watson is a computer that understands human language. Simply by looking at the language used when posting on social media sites, it can understand your personality and even predict major events likely to happen in your life.

Amazingly, this tech doesn't even  have to know a company's customer's social media accounts beforehand. It can figure them out on its own by sifting through what people post online with information in a company database.

The first use that comes to mind for this is marketing. The Watson tech tries to figure out what's happening in a person's life from social media to predict when to send you offers. As Fast Co. Design's John Brownlee writes:

"It can even predict major life-events: if you changed your Facebook status to "Married" a year ago, for example, a company might infer that it was about time to start approaching you about products and services for your first child."


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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, February 5, 2014 10:35 AM

And this is only the start Wait unitl complete psycho analyse can be done based on everything one does on internet. And I predict this will and shall be used in employee selection.

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David Williams's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:24 AM

Social Profiling coming of age. Businesses will need to be careful how they use this, Relevance is great and desired, stalking isn't!

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Read This Before Zapping Your Brain - Wired Science

Read This Before Zapping Your Brain - Wired Science | Already there | Scoop.it

Have you bought your transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) head-set yet? You've heard of this, right? It's a device with electrodes that zap your brain through your skull, using mild electrical currents to make you smarter.The man in the picture above sports one of the first commercially available devices. Produced by Foc.us, it’s available for $249, and also comes in black. This technology is far from new – Roman physician Galen was on to something similar when he slapped electric fish on his patients’ heads. But tDCS is now in the process of going mainstream: there are DIY brain-zapping enthusiasts on YouTube; last year MTV editor Mary H K Choi wrote an amusing but inconclusive tDCS self-experimentation piece for Aeon; and just the other day, Oliver Burkeman included tDCS in his roundup of new brain-enhancing technologies for The Guardian.The manufacturers claim that the tDCS headset will “overclock your brain”, increase your brain’s plasticity and “make your synapses fire faster”. Overclocking sounds a bit dangerous, and rather than your synapses, wouldn’t it be better to make your neurons fire faster? Synapses are the junctions between neurons. We usually say it’s neurons that “fire” and their message is passed across one or more synapses to other neurons using chemicals. Unless the marketing people were talking specifically about electrical synapses? But sorry, I’m rambling. Must focus. “Foc.us”. Need more electric current. Hang on …


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Pointgrab imagine la maison de demain

Pointgrab imagine la maison de demain | Already there | Scoop.it

A quelques jours de la grande messe de l’électronique pour grand public à Las Vegas, lesalon CES 2014, les entreprises dévoilent leur concept de maison connectée de demain. Pointgrab ouvre le bal avec cette vidéo qui laisse rêveur.

PointGrab est une société israélienne spécialisée dans les solutions de reconnaissance gestuelle à partir d’une caméra. L’entreprise fondée en 2008, prépare la prochaine génération d’interfaces qui équiperont nos TVs, PCs, tablettes et smartphones. Ces appareils posséderont des capteurs de mouvement qui permettront de les contrôler à partir de gestes effectués avec les bras et les mains et qui faciliteront ainsi leur utilisation.


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Le premier robot-bactérie pour guérir du cancer

Le premier robot-bactérie pour guérir du cancer | Already there | Scoop.it

Une équipe scientifique coréenne a mis au point le premier robot-bactérie qui peut diagnostiquer et traiter le cancer. Ce robot fait à base de bactéries, devrait être utilisé dans le développement de nouveaux traitements pour le cancer ainsi que pour d’autres maladies.


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luiy's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:16 AM

L’équipe est parvenue à faire migrer les bactéribots en priorité vers les cellules infectées, et à ne pas modifier les cellules saines. Une analyse immunohistochimique trois jours après l’injection des bactéries, a permis de démontrer que les bactéribots ciblent correctement les cellules tumorales chez les souris.

Les bactéries non toxiques se déplacent dans les tissus ou le sang à l’aide de leur flagelle, jusqu’au ciblage d’une tumeur. Les microstructures éjectent alors le traitement anti-cancéreux qui se répartit à la surface de la tumeur à la vitesse de 5 µm à la seconde.