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How I Went Completely Paperless in Two Days

How I Went Completely Paperless in Two Days | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
When you look at the piles of paper you've stored for years, going paperless feels daunting. Not only do you have to scan everything, but you have to catalogue it, too.
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Innovative Dentistry - What the Future Holds for Us

Innovative Dentistry - What the Future Holds for Us | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Dentistry uses cutting-edge technology to create and maintain brighter smiles. Here are some of the newest technologies you will find in a modern dentist's office.
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New Research: The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis (Bionic Eye) Is Safe, Effective, and Improves Visual Function - VisionAware Blog - VisionAware

New Research: The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis (Bionic Eye) Is Safe, Effective, and Improves Visual Function - VisionAware Blog - VisionAware | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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Artificial Pancreas Trials for Type 1 Diabetes Move Forward

Artificial Pancreas Trials for Type 1 Diabetes Move Forward | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The National Institutes of Health is funding four trials of artificial pancreas devices.
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16,000 Pages of Charles Darwin’s Writing on Evolution Now Digitized and Available Online

16,000 Pages of Charles Darwin’s Writing on Evolution Now Digitized and Available Online | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Darwinian theory of evolution is an amazing scientific idea that seems, at least to a layperson like me, to meet all the criteria for what scientists like Ian Glynn praise highly as “elegance”—all of them perhaps except one: Simplicity.
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Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, and It's Crazier Than We Expected

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, and It's Crazier Than We Expected | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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Stunning Pictures Show an Alien Moon Eerily Like Earth

Stunning Pictures Show an Alien Moon Eerily Like Earth | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
When it landed on Saturn’s hazy moon Titan in 2005, the Huygens probe revealed a surprising world of lakes, rain, winds, and wonder.
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Upending years of misconceptions, researchers have found that eating pasta can keep us lean

Upending years of misconceptions, researchers have found that eating pasta can keep us lean | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
One thing svelte Italians get asked a lot by foreigners is how they manage to live surrounded by such nice food without being overweight. The answer has long been linked to the wondrous Mediterranean diet, with its emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and olive oil. But what about all the pasta? Particularly since protein-heavy diet
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GM Approval Database | GMO Database | GM Crop Approvals - ISAAA.org

GM Approval Database | GMO Database | GM Crop Approvals - ISAAA.org | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
ISAAA presents an easy to use database of Biotech/GM crop approvals for various biotechnology stakeholders. It features the Biotech/GM crop events and traits that have been approved for commercialization and planting and/or for import for food and feed use with a short description of the crop and the trait.  Entries in the database were sourced principally from Biotechnology Clearing House of approving countries and from country regulatory websites. We invite corrections, additions/deletions, and suggestions for the improvement of the database. Contact us at gmapproval@isaaa.org or fill out our feedback form.
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WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop

WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
One of science's weirdest enigmas just got freakier.
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How Google Innovates | Digital Tonto

How Google Innovates | Digital Tonto | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
In most organizations, innovation is treated as a fairly linear process of research, development, demonstration and deployment, with each step acting as its own silo,  But at Google, everything works as a tightly coupled feedback loop, with researchers and product teams working hand in hand to not only create new products, but also to identify fruitful research areas for further study.
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4 Things You Should Know About Platforms | Digital Tonto

4 Things You Should Know About Platforms | Digital Tonto | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Power no longer resides at the top of the heap, but at the center of the network; that is in platforms.
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Addressing Biomedical Science’s PhD Problem | The Scientist Magazine®

The resulting situation for today’s PhDs—a hypercompetitive climate during graduate school and limited research-focused career prospects afterward—represents what many see as a systemic flaw in biomedical education that is impractical and unethical to maintain. It’s a problem that a growing number of students, researchers, universities, and companies are now attempting to address, some through initiatives to inform and better prepare current students for nonacademic and potentially nonresearch career paths, others through longer-term efforts to modernize PhD admissions and education. Given the current job climate, Alberts says, “we have an obligation to tailor our graduate programs differently.”
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Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes ‘breathprints’ of multiple diseases | KurzweilAI

Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes ‘breathprints’ of multiple diseases | KurzweilAI | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Schematic representation of the concept and design of the study, which involved collection of breath samples from 1404 patients diagnosed with one of 17
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Gut Bacteria Have Outsized Influence - News, Features and Discoveries from the Weizmann Institute of Science

Gut Bacteria Have Outsized Influence - News, Features and Discoveries from the Weizmann Institute of Science | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Gut Bacteria Have Outsized Influence | Life Sciences | | | | | Weizmann Wonder Wander
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Chemistry Explained

Chemistry Explained | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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"What is a globular protein? How did eighteenth century theologian Joseph Priestley contribute to the the field of chemistry? How are disposable diapers made, and what impact do they have on the environment? Readers can learn the answers to all of these questions and more via Chemistry Explained, an interactive encyclopedia of all things chemistry. Created by Advameg, a U.S. company that primarily develops reference websites, Chemistry Explained is organized alphabetically and features explanations of chemical compounds, genetic science terms, environmental science issues, and more. In addition, Chemistry Explained features a separate encyclopedia of chemical elements, providing diagrams and extensive information about each element's discovery, uses, ions, health effects, and more. This website provides a welcome resource for any science classroom as it enables learners to independently locate accessible and concise explanations while working on research or laboratory projects. Chemistry Explained also provides a useful study guide for students to use outside of the classroom and several resources to aid members of the general public in their understanding of new scientific developments and research."


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Two baby girls with leukemia 'cured' using gene-editing therapy | Genetic Literacy Project

Two children treated with gene-edited cells to kill their cancers are both doing well more than a year later. The baby girls were both given the experiment
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Copepod - Wikipedia

Copepod - Wikipedia

As with other crustaceans, copepods have a larval form. For copepods, the egg hatches into a naplius form, with a head and a tail but no true thorax or abdomen. The larva molts several times until it resembles the adult and then, after more molts, achieves adult development.

Copepods are sometimes found in public main water supplies, especially systems where the water is not filtered,[20] such as New York City, Boston, and San Francisco.[21] This is not usually a problem in treated water supplies. In some tropical countries, such as Peru and Bangladesh, a correlation has been found between copepods presence and cholera in untreated water, because the cholera bacteria attach to the surfaces of planktonic animals. The larvae of the guinea worm must develop within a copepod's digestive tract before being transmitted to humans. The risk of infection with these diseases can be reduced by filtering out the copepods (and other matter), for example with a cloth filter.[22]

Copepods have been used successfully in Vietnam to control disease-bearing mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti that transmit dengue fever and other human parasitic diseases.[23][24]

The copepods can be added to water-storage containers where the mosquitoes breed.[20] Copepods, primarily of the genera Mesocyclops and Macrocyclops (such as Macrocyclops albidus), can survive for periods of months in the containers, if the containers are not completely drained by their users. They attack, kill, and eat the younger first- and second-instar larvae of the mosquitoes. This biological control method is complemented by community trash removal and recycling to eliminate other possible mosquito-breeding sites. Because the water in these containers is drawn from uncontaminated sources such as rainfall, the risk of contamination by cholera bacteria is small, and in fact no cases of cholera have been linked to copepods introduced into water-storage containers. Trials using copepods to control container-breeding mosquitoes are underway in several other countries, including Thailand and the southern United States. The method, though, would be very ill-advised in areas where the guinea worm is endemic.

The presence of copepods in the New York City water supply system has caused problems for some Jewish people who observe Kashrut. Copepods, being crustaceans, are not kosher, nor are they small enough to be ignored as nonfood microscopic organisms, since some specimens can be seen with the naked eye. When a group of rabbis in Brooklyn, New York discovered the copepods in the summer of 2004, they triggered such enormous debate in rabbinic circles that some observant Jews felt compelled to buy and install filters for their water.[25] The water was ultimately ruled kosher by posek Yisrael Belsky.[26]
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Mysterious Stone Instruments Keep Being Discovered in Vietnam

Mysterious Stone Instruments Keep Being Discovered in Vietnam | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists puzzled over the stones, until someone decided to put them in order from largest to smallest, and lay them over a pair of supports, like a xylophone. “It immediately became apparent…that this was undoubtedly a musical instrument,” New Scientist wrote in 1957. “It was possible to play tunes on them ranging from a simplified version of Claire de Lune to Pop Goes the Weasel.” The markings on them were identified as remnants of the tuning process.
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Gizmos & Gadgets: American Military Tests the Intelligence of Adaptive Swarm Technology

Gizmos & Gadgets: American Military Tests the Intelligence of Adaptive Swarm Technology | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Nano-sized unmanned aerial vehicles created to do intelligence gathering and surveillance capable of self-organizing and self-healing.
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The police believe a lot of psychology myths related to their work

The police believe a lot of psychology myths related to their work | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Training of UK police is in many areas strongly evidence-based, yet the police group were as likely to endorse the psychological misconceptions as the lay participants, having faith on average in 18 of the 50 false statements (vs. 19 among the public). A breakdown showed better performance only in one area, the courts subscale; in others, even those such as interview techniques where UK police receive standardised, evidence-based training, the police performed as poorly as the public. On top of this, the police showed greater confidence than the public that their false beliefs were correct. Expertise can breed overconfidence, with possibly severe consequences when the stakes are so high: the mentally ill and younger suspects are at particular risk of making false confessions, for example.
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Do you really understand modern farming? Scientist examines 10 truths of GMOs and organics | Genetic Literacy Project

Do you really understand modern farming? Scientist examines 10 truths of GMOs and organics | Genetic Literacy Project | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
As the debate over GMOs has gone viral, city-dwellers often position themselves as experts on farming. But there's often a large gap between what we think we know and the facts.
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2017 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence and Communication

2017 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence and Communication | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Since everyone seems to be talking about AI broadly, we focused our predictions this year on what we see happening with communications and AI. As a leader in this area, Narrative Science is working with enterprises to close the communication gap between man and machine. For 2017, our predictions are related to how we’ll communicate with computers and other devices, how AI systems will communicate with each other, and how we’ll communicate with each other about AI.
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Apple Is Not The Next Blackberry, It’s The Next Toyota | Digital Tonto

Apple Is Not The Next Blackberry, It’s The Next Toyota | Digital Tonto | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

 A design and engineering company cannot simply wake up one day and decide to be a technology pioneer. Apple is not a once-great company in decline, but a still-great company that will face conditions over the next decade far less favorable than in the past..

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