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33rd Square: How Do You Grow A Heart?

33rd Square: How Do You Grow A Heart? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Researchers today are looking to engineer entire new organs, to enable transplants without the risk of rejection by the recipient's immune system.
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What will be the next big thing in artificial intelligence in the next 10 to 20 years?

What will be the next big thing in artificial intelligence in the next 10 to 20 years? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

What field to choose if someone is interested in pursuing his PhD to start research work on AI. What will be the next step of human in the field of AI research?
1. Natural language processing
2. Machine learning
3. Pattern recognition
4. Robotics
5. Cognitive science
6. Nonlinear control

Above is breakdown of AI but a specific and detailed answer will be helpful.


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21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Inspired by Sandy Speicher’s vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions of that ideal day. How close are we to this? The post was written in December 2009, and Blake-Plock says he’s seeing some of these already beginning to come to fruition.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:13 PM

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:07 AM

This has been going around for some time. There it little evidence it is happening or will happen.

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Michael Habjan | markwollacott.com

Michael Habjan | markwollacott.com | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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I'm interested in how this was done in technical detail. From the article: "Superman finds Hulk somewhere in the Mojave Desert. This is a prelude to a fight sequence in progress and will be posted some time in the future. Animation by Michael Habjan, created with Autodesk Maya 2009, composited and edited in Adobe After Effects CS3." I'm amazed at the facial expression and motion. 

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Five Best Document Scanners for Going Paperless

Five Best Document Scanners for Going Paperless | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Not every scanner is a great one if you're thinking about going paperless.
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33rd Square: Uncanny Valley Getting Closer With Cell-Level Simulated Skin

33rd Square: Uncanny Valley Getting Closer With Cell-Level Simulated Skin | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Researchers using photographed samples of skin from people's chins, cheeks and foreheads at a resolution of about 10 micrometers, have created super-realistic simulated CGI skin with detail such that each skin cell spreads across only three pixels.
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A First: Organs Tailor-Made With Body’s Own Cells - NYTimes.com

A First: Organs Tailor-Made With Body’s Own Cells - NYTimes.com | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Science has given us the ability to replace organs with synthetics???
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The 5 Powerhouse Industries of the 21st Century

The 5 Powerhouse Industries of the 21st Century | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It’s tough to imagine what the average person in 1900 would think of us, but suffice it to say that they would have a hard time believing it all. More will happen in the next generation than used to happen in a lifetime.
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35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
These myths, old wives tales, and misconceptions have been passed down through the ages, but we are here to put an end to that.
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Green Alga Found to Prey on Bacteria, Bolstering Endosymbiotic Theory | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network

Green Alga Found to Prey on Bacteria, Bolstering Endosymbiotic Theory | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A green alga with throat- and stomach-like structures can swallow and digest bacteria when deprived of light, further bolstering Lynn Margulis's widely accepted idea ...
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from the article: "

Termed “Endosymbiotic Theory“, the idea is that early nucleated cells called eukaryotes ate bacteria that managed to escape digestion but also couldn’t escape their captors. Instead, they partnered with them. Today’s mitochondria — eukaryotic cellular engines — and chloroplasts — the light-harvesting machinery that turns sunlight into food for photosynthetic plants — are believed to be the products of two early such events. Here’s a great video from the American Museum of Natural History that helps explain how the new finding supports the idea:"

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First official Brain-Computer Interface journal coming in January 2014

First official Brain-Computer Interface journal coming in January 2014 | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

At last, there will be a printed journal where BCI researchers can submit their work to. It is called the Brain-Computer Interfaces published by Taylor & Francis, an international company originating in the UK that publishes books and academic journals. The BCI journal was announced and its importance was discussed at the recent BCI meeting at Pacific Grove, California.


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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:48 PM

Another great travel, like conquest of Mars

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Energy by Algorithm

Energy by Algorithm | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The economics of energy are beginning to emulate the economics of digital technology. The impact will be staggering.
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DARPA's Newest Robot Is The Coolest And Most Terrifying Creation Yet

DARPA's Newest Robot Is The Coolest And Most Terrifying Creation Yet | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The newest bot from DARPA is the most human-like yet.
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7 Technologies that Could Revolutionize Education | SiliconANGLE

7 Technologies that Could Revolutionize Education | SiliconANGLE | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

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Finding ways to make technology work for positive results!

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Gene therapy for metachromatic leukodystrophy corrects errors in DNA and 'cures children', clinical trial shows

Gene therapy for metachromatic leukodystrophy corrects errors in DNA and 'cures children', clinical trial shows | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

A disease which robs children of the ability to walk and talk has been cured by pioneering gene therapy to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors. The study, in the journal Science, showed the three patients were now going to school. A second study published at the same time has shown a similar therapy reversing a severe genetic disease affecting the immune system.

 

Gene therapy researchers said it was a "really exciting" development.

Both diseases are caused by errors in the patient's genetic code - the manual for building and running their bodies.

 

Babies born with metachromatic leukodystrophy appear healthy, but their development starts to reverse between the ages of one and two as part of their brain is destroyed. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome leads to a defective immune system. It makes patients more susceptible to infections, cancers and the immune system can also attack other parts of the body.

 

The technique, developed by a team of researchers at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy, used a genetically modified virus to correct the damaging mutations in a patient's genes.

 

Bone marrow stem cells are taken from the patient then the virus is used to 'infect' the cells with tiny snippets of DNA which contain the correct instructions. These are then put back into the patient.

 

Three children were picked for treatment from families with a history of metachromatic leukodystrophy, but before their brain function started to decline.

 

Prof Luigi Naldini, who leads the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, said: "Three years after the start of the clinical trial the results obtained from the first six patients are very encouraging.

 

"The therapy is not only safe, but also effective and able to change the clinical history of these severe diseases.

 

"After 15 years of effort and our successes in the laboratory, but frustration as well, it's really exciting to be able to give a concrete solution to the first patients."

 


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Researchers create the inner ear from stem cells, opening potential for new treatments

Researchers create the inner ear from stem cells, opening potential for new treatments | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Indiana University scientists have transformed mouse embryonic stem cells into key structures of the inner ear.
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I know someone who might benefit greatly from this development.

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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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America's Romance with Holidays (July 4 Edition)

America's Romance with Holidays (July 4 Edition) | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
I don't know if we Americans are unique in this respect, but I suspect we are particularly out of touch with the meanings of our holidays.Oh sure — we know the backstories. Well most of them,
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ENCODE Project

ENCODE Project | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
An overview of the goals of the ENCODE project. Includes links to other ENCODE project sites and materials.
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33rd Square: David Hanson Wants To Create Genius Machines

33rd Square: David Hanson Wants To Create Genius Machines | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
To spur the development of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) David Hanson urges greater international and cross-disciplinary co-operation. His goal is to develop AGI systems that surpass human-level creative genius, yet remain friendly.
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Top 10 Controversial Supreme Court Cases - TIME

Top 10 Controversial Supreme Court Cases - TIME | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
TIME Top 10 Controversial Supreme Court Cases TIME Board of Education case was taken to the Supreme Court.
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Clues Suggest Malware Is Moving from PCs to Mobile Devices - MIT Technology Review

Clues Suggest Malware Is Moving from PCs to Mobile Devices - MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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The other hacking scandal: Suppressed report reveals that law firms, telecoms giants and insurance companies routinely hire criminals to steal rivals' information

The other hacking scandal: Suppressed report reveals that law firms, telecoms giants and insurance companies routinely hire criminals to steal rivals' information | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Some of Britain’s most respected industries routinely employ criminals to hack, blag and steal personal information on business rivals and members of the public, according to a secret report leaked to The Independent.
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