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New Brilliant Iron Molecule May Be the Key to Cheap Solar Energy

New Brilliant Iron Molecule May Be the Key to Cheap Solar Energy | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
A brilliant iron molecule created by researchers is shaping up to offer a less costly alternative for solar energy production in the future.
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The rapid development of methods for renewal energy is moving fast. A new iron molecule that has been created by scientist has the potential to boost this area with cheaper energy and other promises. 

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China Orders Controversial Genetics Researcher to Stop Baby-Editing Project

China Orders Controversial Genetics Researcher to Stop Baby-Editing Project | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
A Chinese researcher faces backlash from Chinese officials after he claimed to have genetically edited two healthy twin baby girls.
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Well, it took a couple of days, but I'm glad that people recognise that this researcher crossed a line. Hopefully this will be a wake up call, but we still have no clue what going on in 'secret' labs... We are far from transparency related to biotech. 

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Chinese Scientist Claims He Made World’s First CRISPR Twin Babies

Chinese Scientist Claims He Made World’s First CRISPR Twin Babies | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
The hotly contested and currently unverified claim about gene editing is drawing international attention and ire, with some denouncing it as human experimentation.
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This is a remarkable experiment that has been announced on a Youtube video... Not quite scientific. We have t wait real results but we are crossing a line here and "scientists" just ignore openness of what and how they are working or intending to work on. "Playing" with life experiments (especially wrt the germline) should be brought into scientific communities. These experiments are short-sighted since consequences are not being addressed (at least, not known yet). A big task is on the shoulders of this "scientist"  and hopefully the scientific community will be able to follow the entire process and have an open discussion! 

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China Develops 'Artificial Sun' That Reaches 100 Million Degrees Celsius

China Develops 'Artificial Sun' That Reaches 100 Million Degrees Celsius | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
China has simultaneously shattered a nuclear fusion record and reported the progress of an ambitious 'second sun' project with a recent announcement, which comes less than two years after its projected target.
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This development contributes to the increasing demand of energy and will make fossil energy soon obsolete 

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Lab-Grown Mini Kidneys 'Go Rogue,' Sprout Brain and Muscle Cells

Lab-Grown Mini Kidneys 'Go Rogue,' Sprout Brain and Muscle Cells | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Kidney organoids — miniature organs grown in the lab — recently went "rogue," producing brain cells and muscle cells alongside the expected kidney cells.
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We obviously have a way to go to properly use stem cell technology. But all these steps will help 

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AI predicts Alzheimer’s disease six years before diagnosis

AI predicts Alzheimer’s disease six years before diagnosis | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
A deep learning algorithm developed using imaging data from more than 1,000 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients can accurately predict the presence of AD more than six years before a doctor finalizes a diagnosis, researchers reported in Radiology Nov. 6.
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AI algorithms are helpful in a variety of area in the medical field and Alzheimer's is an important one. But once you know that you will develop Alzheimer's, what are you going to do?? 

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High Energy Density, Super-Deformable, Garment-Integrated Microsupercapacitors for Powering Wearable Electronics - ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (ACS Publications)

High Energy Density, Super-Deformable, Garment-Integrated Microsupercapacitors for Powering Wearable Electronics - ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (ACS Publications) | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
High Energy Density, Super-Deformable, Garment-Integrated Microsupercapacitors for Powering Wearable Electronics
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Interesting development in the area of battery technology. This opens a lot of new possibilities for wearables.

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Scientist Claim to Discover Secret to “Oumuamua” Acceleration and It Could Be Alien

Scientist Claim to Discover Secret to “Oumuamua” Acceleration and It Could Be Alien | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Scientists have revealed more information about mysterious interstellar object Oumuamua, and they think it might even be sent by aliens.
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Are we dealing with visitors from space or is this thing "just"  an unusual shaped rock from somewhere in space.... 

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A Brief History of Military Robots Including Autonomous Systems

A Brief History of Military Robots Including Autonomous Systems | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
The future of war is set to see more use of autonomous military systems and combat robots. Some believe robots will outnumber human personnel in less than a decade.
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We all should keep an eye on this and start to think about what we allow to be built. Are these armaments better than human beings???

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Scientists Develop Liquid That Can Store Solar Energy For More Than a Decade.

Scientists Develop Liquid That Can Store Solar Energy For More Than a Decade. | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Swedish scientists have developed a liquid that changes form as it is heated by the sun and can store energy for more than ten years.
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This is a really interesting development. This may change the energy market dramatically!

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Silk And Nanotubes Make Flexible Electronics

Silk And Nanotubes Make Flexible Electronics | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Silk might be scientist secret weapon for developing the next generation of flexible electronics.
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Our hunger for data and journey of digitization our bodies, get an interesting companion. Sensors based on nanotubes and silk.  Flexible bioelectronics because of unique biocompatibility, biodegradability, and mechanical flexibility. Although at the early stage of development, but something to keep an eye in the next years... 

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Wheelchair-Bound MS Patient Walks Again Thanks to Stem Cell Transplant

Wheelchair-Bound MS Patient Walks Again Thanks to Stem Cell Transplant | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Roy Palmer suffered from multiple sclerosis for over 10 years until a risky stem cell treatment restored his life back to normal.
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Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for treating Multiple Sclerosis seems to have a huge potential. Most likely insurers won't like the price of the treatment ($125.000) but you have break even after a bit more than 2 years... moreover, iff this treatment will be used on broader scale and improvement of the technology, HSCT will be cheaper in the next 5 years.

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Researchers Crack Genetic Engineering in 3-Dimensional Space

Researchers Crack Genetic Engineering in 3-Dimensional Space | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
A new variation of the gene-editing technology CRISPR allows scientists to change the spatial organization of DNA in cell nuclei, which can have dramatic effects on genetic expression without the downsides of current techniques.
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CRISPR-cas9 has gotten an update... CRISPR-GO offering new opportunities and more precision in repositioning genes.

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A Neural Network, Connected to a Human Brain, Could Mean More Advanced Prosthetics

A Neural Network, Connected to a Human Brain, Could Mean More Advanced Prosthetics | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Training a neural net to decode a person's brain signals and send them to a robotic limb led to better, precise control over prosthetics.
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This new development could lead to better prosthetics in the near future...

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This 13-year-old scientist has invented a better way to treat pancreatic cancer

This 13-year-old scientist has invented a better way to treat pancreatic cancer | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
13-year-old Rishab Jain uses an AI-based tool, PCDLS Net, that improves pancreas tracking during radiotherapy.
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We most likely heard about Jack Andraka who developed a solution to detect pancreas cancer in a very early stage and just for a couple of $$. He was 14 years old by the time he developed it.... Well, that can be better... This 13 year old kid approached it a bit differently by using AI on CT and MRI scans... Imaging those 3 billion new minds entering the Internet by 2020 and the amazing things we are going to witness...  

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Scientists Are Literally Creating Nanochips Out of Thin Air

Scientists Are Literally Creating Nanochips Out of Thin Air | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Silicon transistors will soon be absolute. Welcome the age of air transistor technology.
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This is an amazing development and contributes to the the law of accelerating returns. It may lead to a 100x faster Internet. Faster, smaller and cheaper. 

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How Engineers Are Turning Wind Into Protein to Alleviate World Hunger

How Engineers Are Turning Wind Into Protein to Alleviate World Hunger | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Researchers are attempting to use the extra energy from renewables' active periods into protein powder that may one day feed humanity.
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This is really a fantastic development. Follow these guys! out of the box thinkers. This really makes you think that there must be so many resources that we can use if we just change our lens!

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Boeing's Solar Autonomous Aircraft Can Fly Forever and It's Due in 2019

Boeing's Solar Autonomous Aircraft Can Fly Forever and It's Due in 2019 | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Boeing's novel high-altitude pseudo-satellite called Odysseus can fly indefinitely powered only by clean energy. Its first flight is set for Spring 2019.
Paul Epping's insight:

Interesting development that will provide us at lower costs a lot of insights about our planet. If it also provides internet access to rural areas (of course 5G...!) then we can get more creative minds to the Internet. Interesting times and contributes to an abundant world of information, cheaper and faster. 

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Machine-learning tool accurately predicts cancer patient response to chemo drugs

Machine-learning tool accurately predicts cancer patient response to chemo drugs | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed an open source, machine-learning tool that accurately predicted how cancer patients would respond to specific chemotherapy drugs.
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Oncologists are getting more and more assistance by algorithms. This will improve healthcare,q uality of life an and decreases costs.

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Scientists Find Compound in Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Could Reverse Ageing

Scientists Find Compound in Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Could Reverse Ageing | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Scientists have published research that suggests eating dark chocolate and wine might help reverse ageing.
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I'm an absolute lover of dark chocolate ... :-) (and red wine....once in a while..) 

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oDoc's Nun Will Be A Game Changer For Stopping Preventable Blindness

oDoc's Nun Will Be A Game Changer For Stopping Preventable Blindness | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
oDoc Eye Care have developed a revolutionary smartphone ophthalmoscope and slit-lamp microscope called the nun. It could be used to stop preventable blindness in remote regions of the world.
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And again, an example that technology has the potential to make healthcare cheaper by using high quality tools for less money and on top of that it helps to prevent people for more damage to their eyes

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Why Chinese Artificial Intelligence Will Run The World

Why Chinese Artificial Intelligence Will Run The World | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
With Chinese tech giants Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent focused on developing sophisticated AI-driven systems in the coming decade, the rest of the world can only watch while China builds the computer systems that will run our world in the decades to come.
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Better keep an eye on this. It's going fast...

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The Rise of AI and Employment: How Jobs Will Change to Adapt

The Rise of AI and Employment: How Jobs Will Change to Adapt | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
People are naturally concerned about whether their job is safe from automation. We explore which jobs are the most vulnerable to automation, which jobs will be the most resilient, and which engineering jobs have the best chance of surviving the rise of AI.
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Change, Change, Change.... Adapt! 

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Obinna Odenigbo's curator insight, November 5, 12:19 PM
The world is changing at a fast pace...
 
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Surgeons Complete First Ever UK Womb Surgery to Correct Spina Bifida

Surgeons Complete First Ever UK Womb Surgery to Correct Spina Bifida | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Surgeons in the UK have completed in-womb surgery on two babies with spina bifida for the first time. The successful surgery means babies will be able to have surgery on home soil.
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A collaborative team from University College London,  University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in partnership with University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium did the first ever womb surgery to correct Spina Bifida. This is a real break through and imagine what other surgeries could be done to prevent babies for further damage and more costs. 

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Robots Will Now be Built by Robots in World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory

Robots Will Now be Built by Robots in World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Plans for a new robotics factory in Shanghai, which will be the most advanced of its kind of in the world, are taking shape.
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This development will accelerate the use of new robots in all sorts of manufacturing processes. Once this is done in Shanghai, other places will follow and they will use new technology that will be available at that time and accelerating only faster. We need to start to start find solutions for the shrinking labor market. What jobs will still be needed?  

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