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Self-driving taxis are coming to Japan

Nissan is bringing self-driving cabs to the streets of Japan.<p>The company announced Tuesday that it plans to test autonomous taxis in March near its headquarters in Yokohama.<p>Nissan (NSANF) will use two of its Leaf electric vehicles for the taxi tests, which are the first by a major Japanese carmaker.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence Can Translate Languages Without a Dictionary

Parlez-vous artificial intelligence? Two new research papers detail unsupervised machine-learning methods that can do language translation without …

The rise of the useless class

<i>Doug Chayka</i><p>Historian Yuval Noah Harari offers a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will …

Singularity

Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030

Companies today are strategizing about future investments and technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or growth around new business models. While many of these trends will make for solid investments for the next 5-10 years, fewer companies are considering the …

Behavioral Sciences

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Organisms

Brain implants will drive our evolution and “extend our capabilities”

by Alexandra Ossola October 23, 2017 Enhanced Humans 16539<p>Evolution Isn’t Over<p>It took billions of years for homo sapiens to emerge, but that’s not …

Transparent solar panels are "the wave of the future"

See-through Solar Panels<p>Solar panels and solar power-generating windows are a couple of things people have come up with to take advantage of the Sun, …

These are all the nations banning gas-powered cars by 2040

by Business Insider October 25, 2017 Earth & Energy 8456<p>Danielle Muoio<p>The US lags behind other countries when it comes to putting policies in place …

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …

Can the world’s megacities survive the digital age?

<b>(REUTERS/Aly Song)</b><p>The future of “smart cities” is less than rosy<p>Christopher H. Lim • Vincent Mack<p>September 23, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities …

Mega Cities

The Top 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma

The drug sends a message to a caregiver after the patient swallowed it. The doctor prescribes virtual reality treatments for migraines. Do you think …

3tags.org is coming soon

Researchers discover machines can learn by simply observing

It is now possible for machines to learn how natural or artificial systems work by simply observing them, without being told what to look for, …

University of Sheffield

The collaboration curse

IN MODERN business, collaboration is next to godliness. Firms shove their staff into open-plan offices to encourage serendipitous encounters. …

University of Washington

Cancer cell lines predict drug response and accelerate personalized medicine

Research published today in <i>Cell</i> has shown that patient-derived cancer cell lines harbour most of the same genetic changes found in patients' tumours, …

The 3 Big Technologies for the Next Decade: Genomics, Nanotech, Robotics

by Greg Satell<p>Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American</i> …

Internal Combustion Engine

Researchers stored an OK Go music video on strands of DNA

Researchers just figured out how to squeeze 200 MB of data onto some strands of DNA.<p>That's right, the same stuff that's inside all of us, the …

Music Videos

Tiny Rocket Could One Day Deliver Meds Or Hunt For Cancer In Your Body

Ready for bubble-propelled blastoff<p>"Give yourself a <i>shot</i> of adventure!" That was the tagline of the 80s flick "Innerspace" about a miniaturized submersible pod injected into a man's body. Ludicrous right? Well, it looks like technology may be catching up to at least part of the film's nutty premise. …

Cancer Cells

At-Home, Finger-Prick Blood Test Checks Cholesterol Levels, Kidney Function, and More

<b>Pro-Prevention</b><p>The new London-startup, Thriva, now makes it possible for people to proactively keep track of their health with a quick prick of the …

Focus on Precision Medicine Treatments Grows in Hospitals

June 21, 2016 - Precision medicine is taking center stage in the healthcare, as researchers begin to uncover more information on its effectiveness, …

A Promising Anti-Aging Drug Will Soon Be Tried On Humans

A compound called nicotinamide mono nucleotide (NMN) has been shown to slow down the aging process and extend the lifespans of mice. We’re about to …

Medicine

Replacing Humans With AI? IBM's Watson Edits An Entire Magazine On Its Own

IBM and a marketing company called The Drum just announced that the AI system known as Watson was able to edit an entire magazine on its own. Yep, an …

Putting This Robot in Your Kitchen Could be Game-Changing

Built to recreate your own cooking movements, this revolutionary device could give your home or business a real culinary hand.<p>For anybody who lacks culinary skills or lives an ultra-busy life (translated, just about everybody on the face of the planet), take heart: The kitchen no longer has to be a …

Finally, A Robot That Can Do Your Chores

In case a robot that folds your laundry isn’t enough, there’s now a dog-bot that can do your dishes for you.<p>Boston Dynamics, makers of the kinda …

Robotics

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer Cells

There's An AI That's Making Music to Improve Your Brain Function

There’s an AI that’s making music. It’s known as brain.fm, and it could help decrease anxiety, relieve insomnia, and improve mental …

The World Will Be Continuously Upgradable When Everything Is Connected

<b>Exponential Finance</b> <i>celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance.</i><p>One day in the future, we’ll look back in …

What Happens If Society Is Too Slow to Absorb Technological Change?

<b>Exponential Finance</b> <i>celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance.</i><p>It’s tempting to dub 2016 the “Year of …

Artificial Intelligence