Archive for the ‘biological’ category: Page 125

Mar 1, 2018

Potential New Aging Biomarker in Urine

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A potential new biomarker of aging has been discovered by researchers. This substance, found in urine, indicates oxidative damage that could be used to determine how much someone has aged biologically.

Why do we need biomarkers of ageing?

It is important for us to develop accurate and reliable biomarkers of aging, as these can show us how much we have aged biologically rather than chronologically. If we know how we are aging on a biological level, it can help to inform our healthcare strategy.

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Feb 28, 2018

New AI-based app measures our body’s aging clock and helps us to rewind it

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Scientists developed an accurate AI-based ‘Aging Clock’ that tells our biological age for free and helps us to rewind our clock.

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Feb 24, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — The Mind’s Eye Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biological, biotech/medical, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, life extension

Feb 19, 2018

Computers learn to learn

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Intel and Researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips.

Researchers from Heidelberg University and TU Dresden, together with Intel Corporation, will reveal three new neuromorphic chips during the NICE Workshop 2018 in the USA. These chips have an extraordinary ability: They are able to mimic important aspects of biological brains by being energy efficient, resilient and able to learn. These chips promise to have a major impact on the future of artificial intelligence. Computers are many times faster than humans in solving arithmetical problems, yet they have thus far been no match when it comes to the analytic ability of the brain. Up until now, computers have not been able to continually learn and can therefore not improve themselves. The two European chips were developed in close collaboration with neuroscientists as part of the Human Brain Project of the European Union. NICE 2018 will be held from 27 February until 1 March on the Intel Campus in Hillsboro/Oregon.

Dr Johannes Schlemmel from the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics at Heidelberg University will present prototypes of the new BrainScaleS chip. BrainScaleS has a mixed analogue and digital design and works 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than real time. The second generation neuromorphic BrainScaleS chip has freely programmable on-chip learning functions as well as an analogue hardware model of complex neurons with active dendritic trees, which – based on nerve cells – are especially valuable for reproducing the continual process of learning.

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Feb 12, 2018

This AI software dreams up new designs for 3D-printed parts before your eyes

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biological, robotics/AI

Desktop Metal’s new software lets regular people design objects optimized for 3D printing, no experience required.

The news: Desktop Metal’s new LiveParts is a piece of software that automatically generates designs of objects ready for 3D printing. Users just tell it the structural constraints of the object they’re building, and it uses biology-inspired AI models to quickly generate a design suited to additive manufacturing.

Better components: The software ensures that parts take advantage of 3D printing’s capabilities. “This would enable weight reductions between 25 and 60 percent of many kinds of general-purpose parts,” says Desktop Metal CEO Ric Fulop, “while spreading loads more evenly and improving fatigue resistance.”

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Feb 9, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Reader’s Digest — Signs Your Body Is Aging Faster Than You Are

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Jan 28, 2018

Naked mole rats defy the biological law of aging

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The first study to analyze the life histories of thousands of naked mole rats has found that their risk of death doesn’t go up as they grow older, as it does for every other known mammalian species. Although some scientists caution against any sweeping conclusions, many say the new data are important and striking.

New study suggests that death rates don’t rise with age, as they do for most animals.

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Jan 27, 2018

Microbes may help feed astronauts on future deep-space missions

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Food for astronauts during future deep-space missions may be produced from their own waste, a new study suggests.

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Jan 26, 2018

El Sueño de Andrómeda — Bioquark Inc. — Regenerage

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Jan 25, 2018

What is the next stage in human evolution?

Posted by in categories: biological, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism

Will the transhumanist path forward lead us to singularity of posthuman superintelligence a-la Ray Kurzweil?

“I think that the definition of being human is about to change a lot in the next century,” says Michelle Thaller, astronomer and Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Human beings next evolutionary leap is going to take us beyond our biological existence. How do you feel about merging with an artificial intelligence?

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