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Gold-plated nano-bits find, destroy cancer cells | Cornell Chronicle

Gold-plated nano-bits find, destroy cancer cells | Cornell Chronicle | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Comparable to nano-scale Navy Seals, Cornell scientists have merged tiny gold and iron oxide particles to work as a team, then added antibody guides to steer the team through the bloodstream toward colorectal cancer cells. And in a nanosecond, the alloyed allies then kill the bad guys – cancer cells – with absorbed infrared heat.

This scenario is not science fiction – welcome to a medical reality

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33rd Square | Futuristic Tube Transport System Looks To Speed Passengers Around The Globe

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DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com

DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The US military’s advanced research division – DARPA – has revealed details of its ‘cortial modem’ which wants to turn the inside of the human eye into an advanced display powered by the spine.

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DARPA implant could give people Terminator-like Vision

DARPA implant could give people Terminator-like Vision | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Leave it to the US Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create something that makes smart glasses and augmented reality headsets seem passé: the team behind some of the military’s most cutting edge technology is creating implants that can give people Terminator vision.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, February 21, 10:46 PM

Some of this technology is already being used in "heads up displays" for pilots and in enhanced night vision goggles for the military.  While this cutting edge research has a definite application to restoring vision to the blind, it can be misused by those in power.  I think I've watched too many "Terminator" movies....."I'll be baaack."  Aloha, Russ.

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D’un simple clin d’oeil, cette lentille de contact vous permet de zoomer et de voir trois fois plus loin

D’un simple clin d’oeil, cette lentille de contact vous permet de zoomer et de voir trois fois plus loin | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Depuis quelques années la correction ophtalmologique a connu d’importants progrès techniques. La preuve : des chercheurs suisses viennent de mettre au point des lentilles de contact permettant de zoomer ce que vous voyez littéralement en un clin d’oeil. DGS vous en dit plus sur cette technologie.  Bientôt, les lentilles de contact ne seront plus un dispositif transparent tout simple à poser sur l’oeil pour corriger un seul et unique problème de vue ou modifier la couleur de son iris. Déjà, des chercheurs ont réussi a créer une lentille capable de lire le taux de glycémie de son porteur, ce qui serait particulièrement utile pour les diabétiques, et dans un registre moins médical, Google travaille sur des lentilles comportant des caméras intégrées.

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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

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Meditation associated with slower age-related loss of gray matter in the brain | KurzweilAI

Meditation associated with slower age-related loss of gray matter in the brain | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Negative correlations between global gray matter and age. The X-axis displays the chronological age (in years); the Y-axis displays the global gray matter
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What is wearable tech? Everything you need to know explained

What is wearable tech? Everything you need to know explained | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
You'd be forgiven for wondering what the fuss about wearable tech is, given the explosion of smartwatches, fitness trackers, sports watches and other connected devices in 2014. Put simply, wearables are the biggest new innovation in technology since the smartphone – and the possibilities are endless. Essential reading: The A-Z of wearable tech terms Over…

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Marta Torán's curator insight, February 8, 4:46 AM

Tecnología "Wearable" para "llevar puesta", como un reloj, una pulsera, una camiseta o unas gafas... Un artículo muy interesante sobre una innovación que cambiará nuestras vidas.

Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, February 11, 10:26 AM

Ilustrativo

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"Organs-on-a-Chip" Aims to Eliminate Animal Testing from Drug Research

"Organs-on-a-Chip" Aims to Eliminate Animal Testing from Drug Research | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Imagine a future when promising drugs won't take a decade to develop, when early success more often translates to later adoption, and when we no longer need to rely on animal testing. After decades...
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Artificially intelligent robot scientist 'Eve' could boost search for new drugs

Artificially intelligent robot scientist 'Eve' could boost search for new drugs | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Eve, an artificially-intelligent 'robot scientist' could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers writing in the Royal Society journal Interface. The team has demonstrated the success of the approach as Eve discovered that a compound shown to have anti-cancer properties might also ...
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60 Awesome Classic Cars Found Rotting in a Barn Go Up for Auction | WIRED

60 Awesome Classic Cars Found Rotting in a Barn Go Up for Auction | WIRED | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
For the past 50 years, some of the coolest, most beautiful, and rarest cars on the planet were sitting in the west of France, hardly protected from the elements, slowly rusting and falling apart.

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How technology will transform our Airlines in 2015

How technology will transform our Airlines in 2015 | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Technology has changed the world that we live in and this year airlines will be taking to it in a big way,Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti explains...

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, February 9, 11:48 AM

of course personal devices are in there but surprised not to see security concerns appear in there.

KARIM MEKACHERA's curator insight, February 15, 12:57 AM

Improving customer experience never stops....

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, February 21, 10:50 PM

A flying "cattle car" with little security measures in evidence.  I'll pass on this one.  This is an accident waiting for a place to happen. Leave it to some disaffected person to create a crisis in such a large and vulnerable configuration.  Aloha, Russ.

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Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video)

Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video) | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Ryuichi Sakamoto wanted to remind people that they are linked with nature, so he created the Forest Symphony to allow us to hear trees.
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No, this isn't some hi-tech torture dungeon: it's the Maxwell Test Chamber at the European Space Age

No, this isn't some hi-tech torture dungeon: it's the Maxwell Test Chamber at the European Space Age | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
No, this isn't some hi-tech torture dungeon: it's the Maxwell Test Chamber at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. It's used to simulate the dead of space for satellites. Inside, no-one can hear you scream.
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What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?

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Volvo Has a “Production-Viable” Autonomous Car, Will Put It on the Road by 2017

Volvo Has a “Production-Viable” Autonomous Car, Will Put It on the Road by 2017 | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Twenty-eight—that’s how many cameras, lasers, sensors, and radar units make up the self-driving system Volvo says it could put into a production vehicle today. Let that soak in, folks, especially the “today” part. Volvo claims its Autopilot system is “reliable enough to take over every aspect of driving in autonomous mode...” 

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John Niles's curator insight, February 21, 7:25 PM
Details on the location of the sensors are provided. 100 of these cars will be put in the hands of consumers as a test in 2017.
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Gold nanotubes image and destroy cancer cells in three ways | KurzweilAI

Gold nanotubes image and destroy cancer cells in three ways | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Pulsed near infrared light (shown in red) is shone onto a tumor (shown in white) that is encased in blood vessels. The tumor is imaged by multispectral

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15 Totally Trippy Photo Illusions

15 Totally Trippy Photo Illusions | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Can you trust your eyes?

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Vonny~'s curator insight, February 15, 3:11 AM

Love it! :)

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Researchers create Soybots, mobile micro-garden, to be on the go

Researchers create Soybots, mobile micro-garden, to be on the go | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Purdue University professors designed a robotic platform allowing indoor plants to search for light to sustain nourishment.

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High-efficiency concentrating solar cells move to the rooftop | KurzweilAI

High-efficiency concentrating solar cells move to the rooftop | KurzweilAI | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Prototype rooftop CPV solar panel being tested outdoors. The small black squares under each lenslet in the close-up are the solar cells.  (Credit: Nature
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Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov - Science Fiction Giants' Clear Views of the Future

Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov - Science Fiction Giants' Clear Views of the Future | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Amazing interview above with novelist and futurist Arthur C. Clarke in 1976, who matter of factly describes the internet much as we know it today. Clarke is in the pantheon of 20th century science ...

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This Guy Turned His Bathroom Floor Into A Starry Night Sky

This Guy Turned His Bathroom Floor Into A Starry Night Sky | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A creative space lover and Instructables user named Baldr used fiber optics to build himself an awesome bathroom floor that looks like a starry night sky right at home – and with his instructions, you can too! The lights seem like a good way to light the bathroom during a midnight trip, when you want your eyes to stay accustomed to the darkness.
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​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our culture, and we will inevitably try to control AI and teach it our ways, for better or worse.
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The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.

Used to be, folks were way too bullish about technology and way too optimistic with their predictions. Flying cars and Mars missions being two classic—they should be here by now—examples. The Jetsons being another. But today, the exact opposite is happening.

STEVEN KOTLER, 07/02/2015


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Scientists Discover "Reset Button" For The Body's Biological Clock | IFLScience

Scientists Discover "Reset Button" For The Body's Biological Clock | IFLScience | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Jetting half way across the world, shift work and those crazy all-nighters are all things that can upset our body’s daily cycle, or circadian rhythm. Over the years, scientists have slowly been piecing together the components of our “biological clocks” that drive these rhythms, and we now have a pretty good understanding of how they are coordinated.
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Scientists created a transparent eggshell to see how an embryo grows

Scientists created a transparent eggshell to see how an embryo grows | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Damn, science. Researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have created a see through eggshell to keep track of how an embryo grows over time. The material is made from a soft, silicon-based organic polymer that maintains the shape of a real eggshell but is completely transparent.
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8 Examples Of How Google Is Moving Into Digital Health

8 Examples Of How Google Is Moving Into Digital Health | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Google is moving into digital health perhaps more than you think.

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