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Barry Silbert: Private Blockchains Will 'Capitulate' to Bitcoin

Wall Street is increasingly expressing an enthusiasm for applications of bitcoin and blockchain technology, but according to venture capitalist Barry …

Mark Zuckerberg says we'll be able to send emotions to each other soon

Mark Zuckerberg believes that one day we'll be able to directly share emotions, thoughts, and sensory feedback with each other, just as we currently share text, photos, and videos through social networks. "You'll be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience …

World’s thinnest light source made from graphene

Illustration of light emission from electrically biased suspended graphene (credit: Young Duck Kim/Columbia Engineering)<p>The first on-chip visible …

Memories emerge intact from cryogenic resurrection machine - ExtremeTech

By on May 29, 2015 at 8:24 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Many animals can survive prolonged …

Google's new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie

If Google has its way you won't need to touch a screen at all anymore.<p>The company's lab for advanced projects showed off new technology on Friday that lets users move their fingers in the air to control objects in the virtual world.<p>It's called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise …

Augmented Reality

Watch MIT's Robot Cheetah Jump Over Obstacles

Cat-like reflexes<p>Cheetahs are known for their speed, but the robotic Cheetah 2 created by the brilliantly twisted minds at MIT's Biomimetics Robotics Lab has another skill to brag about: its jumping prowess. As shown in a new video, the Cheetah 2 robot has been "trained" to detect and jump over …

Watch A Tiny Origami Robot Crawl, Climb, Swim, and Dissolve

Magnets, that's how it works<p>In just under two minutes, this tiny metallic square will, in sequence: fold itself into a robot, roll away, keep a trajectory as it does a figure eight around two columns, crawl up an arm, push a foam block into a bin, swim, carry a load that weighs twice as much as it …

We're Seriously Underestimating the Virtual-Reality Market

I can say this with confidence: The future of VR goes far beyond fun and games.<p>Virtual reality and augmented reality are about to become explosive growth markets. Within the last few years, we’ve seen a range of exciting prototypes, and significant investment from tech heavyweights like Microsoft …

Augmented Reality

How To Live Longer: Scientists Are Pushing To Make 120 The New 70

Verne Wheelwright is 79 years old, but he says he feels like he's 60. He takes fish oil pills and a vitamin called Biotin that stops his fingernails …

Ultrasound May Be The Answer To VR’s Tactile Troubles

The conundrum of providing users physical feedback from virtual reality has seemed like a sci-fi dream for years, but British company Ultrahaptics’ …

Human head transplant: Meet the terminally ill man to become first in the world to undergo operation

A patient has volunteered to become the first person in the world to undergo a complete head transplant.<p>Valery Spiridonov, 30, says he is prepared to …

Data Protection
Mixed Reality

An innovative new process can extend Moore's Law for flash storage, bringing significant improvements in density while lowering cost.

28th March 2015<p>10TB solid state drives may soon be possible<p><b>An innovative new process architecture can extend Moore's Law for flash storage – bringing</b> …

Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes now more likely

Thermal gradients associated with mild heating of a metallic carbon nanotube induces thermocapillary flows in a thin organic overcoat. The result is …

Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

These Printable Tests For HIV And E.Coli Will Bring Diagnosis Anywhere In The World

The paper and plastic strips can be produced anywhere and administered by anyone.<p>Cheap, simple diagnostic kits have the potential to revolutionize health care in the developing world. If we can put non-technical tests in the hands of normal people, we can test for diseases more efficiently without …

E.coli

Virtual reality creator hopes to treat anxiety attacks

Anxiety haunts a lot of people I know. Sometimes my friends and I trade tips for evading its clutches: deep breathing, white noise apps, staying off …

Google teams up with health firm to develop AI surgical robots

Google believes it can enhance surgeons’ tools using technologies employed in other parts of its business, including self-driving cars<p>Google has struck a deal with the healthcare company Johnson & Johnson to develop surgical robots that use artificial intelligence.<p>Google’s life sciences division …

Why carbon-nanotube fibers make ideal implantable brain electrodes

Pairs of carbon nanotube fibers have been tested for potential use as implantable electrodes to treat patients with neurological disorders like …

Engineering

The Feel-Good Switch: The Radical Future of Emotion

For most of the last century, the study of emotions was not considered serious science. The problem was subjectivity. Science is objective, rigorously objective. Emotions, though, are internal states, so the only way to study them is through subjective inference (essentially asking people to report …

Psychology

Comment on Can DNA Nanobots Successfully Treat Cancer Patients? First Human Trial Soon by Who or What are The “Greys”? – Earth Mystery News

[…] What’s more, the scientists implanted the robots into a living animal, in this instance a cockroach. This allowed them to develop a novel type of …

Emerging Technology

SXSW 2015: How Extreme Bionics Will Rid The World Of Disability

Robotic limbs will become an advantage, not an impediment<p>At South by Southwest on Sunday, MIT professor and double amputee Hugh Herr shared his vision of a future without disability. In the field of bionics, Herr and his team have made incredible strides such as building powered ankle-foot …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

How You Could Use Your Own Thoughts to Control Your Gene Expression

By marrying optogenetics with brain-computer interfaces, scientists invent a way to use a person's thoughts to control an implant that regulates gene expression.<p><i>Wirelessly powered implant on the field generator with an illuminated LED. A Swiss coin for scale. Credit: Marc Folcher - ETH …

Neurophilosophy

One Tiny Box May Replace Doctors Completely

<b>The news</b>: Want to know how healthy you are? Don't look at the scale. A new device is not only going to change the future of medicine, it's going to …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Amazing

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Google reveals first functional Project Ara prototype (for real this time)

Google's Project Ara has reached an important milestone.<p>A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that …