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DARPA and NIH to fund ‘human body on a chip’ research

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(Credit: DARPA) Researchers in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT plan to develop a technology platform that will mimic human physiological systems in the laboratory, using an array of integrated, interchangeable engineered human...
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Entangled Particles Break Classical Law of Thermodynamics, Say Physicists

Entangled Particles Break Classical Law of Thermodynamics, Say Physicists | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Japanese physicists show how to extract more energy from entangled particles than is possible with classical thermodynamics In 1867, the Scottish physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, published a thought experiment showing how to extract heat from a container...
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Life: Now available for download-The virtual cell that simulates life

Life: Now available for download-The virtual cell that simulates life | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Scientists create the first virtual organism - living, growing and dying entirely within a computer program.
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The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies | McKinsey Global Institute | Technology & Innovation | McKinsey & Company

The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies | McKinsey Global Institute | Technology & Innovation | McKinsey & Company | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
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One Per Cent: AI predicts when you're about to get sick

One Per Cent: AI predicts when you're about to get sick | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

If you've been walking around a public place lately, you've come in contact with a lot of people. Some of those people may have been sick. And if you've been hanging around enough of them as they cough and sneeze, then you might be about to get sick too.

That may sound obvious, but Adam Sadilek at the University of Rochester in New York and colleagues have applied the idea to a pile of Twitter data from people in New York City, and found that they can predict when an individual person will come down with the flu up to eight days before they show symptoms.

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Ecopsychology - For People Who Think Social Psychology Is Too Credible

Ecopsychology - For People Who Think Social Psychology Is Too Credible | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
If only there were a field that examines the spiritual, therapeutic and psychological aspects of human-nature relationships, I'd abandon my graduate studies in Theoretical Phys Ed and embrace this new discipline instead.Luckily, there is.
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Can Creativity be Automated? - Technology Review

Can Creativity be Automated? - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Computer algorithms have started to write news stories, compose music, and pick hits.
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Universal Laws at the Olympics and Predictions for 2012

Universal Laws at the Olympics and Predictions for 2012 | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of work into mathematically understanding human performance, especially record-setting human performances. The reason thi...
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Battle of the Next-Generation DNA Sequencers Heating Up | Singularity Hub

Battle of the Next-Generation DNA Sequencers Heating Up | Singularity Hub | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

With the steady evolution of DNA sequencing technology, the cost of the machines as well as the cost of running them continues to drop. Due to their revolutionary technology, one of the biggest players in the field recently has been Ion Torrent (acquired by life sciences giant Life Technologies in 2010). And I don’t use the word “revolutionary” lightly here. Their technology is a game-changer and we previously described how it would lead to a democratization of genomics, making it more accessible to researchers on a small budget. But now, a company called Oxford Nanopore Technologies has barged right into their party, with its own impressive approach to DNA sequencing.

 

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DNA race to unlock ageing secrets

DNA race to unlock ageing secrets | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A race to unlock genetic clues behind living to 100 will begin next year, with a US team announcing its intention to compete for the $10m genetics X Prize.
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A New Kind Of Socio-inspired Technology | Conversation | Edge

A New Kind Of Socio-inspired Technology | Conversation | Edge | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

There's a new kind of socio-inspired technology coming up, now. Society has many wonderful self-organization mechanisms that we can learn from, such as trust, reputation, culture. If we can learn how to implement that in our technological system, that is worth a lot of money; billions of dollars, actually. We think this is the next step after bio-inspired technology.

PROFESSOR DIRK HELBING is Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation, at ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and the Scientific Coordinator of the FuturICT Flagship Proposal.

Dirk Helbing's Edge Bio Page

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Unlock Your Inner Rain Man by Electrically Zapping Your Brain

Unlock Your Inner Rain Man by Electrically Zapping Your Brain | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Imagine a creativity cap. A device that would free you, if only momentarily, from your mindsets, from your prejudices, from the mental bloc...
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Panasonic develops highly efficient artificial photosynthesis system generating organic materials from carbon dioxide and water

Panasonic develops highly efficient artificial photosynthesis system generating organic materials from carbon dioxide and water | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Schematic view of artificial photosynthesis system (credit: Panasonic) Panasonic has developed an artificial photosynthesis system that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic materials by illuminating with sunlight at a world’s top efficiency of...
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Boy Who Received Stem-Cell Trachea Implant Doing Well After Two Years | Singularity Hub

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The Grand Entrance (William Shatner) — Curiosity landing on Mars

William Shatner and the Grand Entrance: As NASA prepares for Curiosity rover landing on Mars on August 5, William Shatner shares this thrilling story of NASA’s hardest planetary science mission to date.
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Alt Text: Cleaning Up the Olympics, Genetic-Engineering Style

Alt Text: Cleaning Up the Olympics, Genetic-Engineering Style | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Once again the world bears witness as thousands of Olympic athletes convene to be tested as they've never been tested before, and then if th...
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What will we be eating in 20 years' time?

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Why insect burgers could replace the hamburger on dinner plates.
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A Surprisingly Long List of Everything Smartphones Replaced - Technology Review

A Surprisingly Long List of Everything Smartphones Replaced - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Hundreds of dollars and as many pounds of goods supplanted, thanks to a single device.
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Wyss Institute to receive up to $37 million from DARPA to integrate multiple organ-on-chip systems to mimic the whole human body | KurzweilAI

Wyss Institute to receive up to $37 million from DARPA to integrate multiple organ-on-chip systems to mimic the whole human body | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Wyss Institute researchers and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators seek to build and link 10 human organs-on-chips to mimic whole body physiology.
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The human body could soon be connected to the web, says 'father of the internet' Vint Cerf

The human body could soon be connected to the web, says 'father of the internet' Vint Cerf | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The human body itself could soon be connected to the web, “father of the internet” Vint Cerf has predicted.
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CultureLab: Can the planet survive 10 billion people?

CultureLab: Can the planet survive 10 billion people? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Before packed audiences in a petite London theatre, computational scientist Stephen Emmott has been giving a new kind of talk. The brainchild of Emmott and director Katie Mitchell at the Royal Court Theatre, 10 Billion is a daring one man show in which Emmott desperately strives to pull together into one grand and devastating portrait the many ways we are impacting the planet. Standing on a set that he admits eerily resembles his office in Cambridge, UK, where he is the head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research, Emmott takes theatregoers on a brisk and bracing tour through our own history and use of Earth’s resources, before offering a glimpse of what the future might look like if the population reaches 10 billion. It isn’t good.

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The Self in the Age of Digital Reproduction

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The title suggested itself to me before I had written a word. I picked up Walter Benjamin’s classic essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility,”* and in my mind I heard...

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For $1.26bn, VMWare Buys a Chance to Reinvent the Internet - Technology Review

For $1.26bn, VMWare Buys a Chance to Reinvent the Internet - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The cloud computing giant has snapped up Nicira, a startup developing smarter computer networking.
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Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’

Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’ | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Who knew there was such a mainstream market for artfully arranged pictures of other people’s stuff?
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