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Dec 13, 2019

People in Japan are wearing exoskeletons to keep working as they age

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, life extension

To solve the problem of Japan’s ageing workforce, tech companies have developed exoskeletons that help older workers continue to do heavy manual labour.

Dec 13, 2019

This Quantum Lab Makes Exotic States of Matter in Space

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, space

Atomic physicists at NASA are working to create an exotic state of matter in space 🤯

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Dec 13, 2019

Asia’s roll-out of 5G will bring benefits across the new economy

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, economics, internet, robotics/AI, virtual reality

While these “moonshots” are still some years away, there are viable applications of 5G in the near term. South Korea launched the world’s first commercial 5G network in April and has seen data transfer rates rise from 50 megabits per second to over 700 Mbps. This enables the delivery of augmented reality, virtual reality and AI-enhanced real-time sports content.

With the arrival of next-generation mobile networks, new services like remote surgery will be suddenly feasible. More immediately, expect a boom in video traffic and augmented reality content.

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Dec 12, 2019

First-of-Its-Kind Neutron Star Flashes Bizarre ‘Cyclotron Line’ at Earth

Posted by in category: space

A twisted little neutron star devoured chunks of its stellar twin, revealing a never-before-seen phenomenon to scientists watching on Earth.

Unlike most objects in space (including other neutron stars and planet Earth), neutron star GRO J2058+42 doesn’t have two simple magnetic poles at its north and south ends. Instead, it has a distorted magnetic field, with warped regions of intense magnetism sprinkled across the object’s surface.

Dec 12, 2019

Thailand gave its entire population healthcare in 10 years

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

It has transformed the country since the introduction of a universal healthcare system in 2001.

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Dec 12, 2019

The Cancer Within Modern Medicine Part 5: Transhumanism

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism

Wow, the shit flies are flying out of the trash cans of Earth… I myself do not desire the thought of man and machine becoming one literally bolted together. But only as Singularity has been now for centuries.

For centuries every technological marvel of the era man became the brain of the covered wagon the bicycle the car the train the Plane now Rocket ships.

Each machine man had to become one with it for it to work. Mans brain became machine like-calculating to operate these miracles of each generation.

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Dec 12, 2019

Maze Ransomware Demands $6 Million Ransom From Southwire

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Maze Ransomware operators claim responsibility for another cyber attack, this time against leading wire and cable manufacturer Southwire Company, LLC (Southwire) from Carrollton, Georgia.

Southwire is one of North America’s leading wire and cable makers, “building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products” per a press release published in January 2019.

Maze Ransomware, a variant of Chacha Ransomware, was discovered by Malwarebytes security researcher Jérôme Segura in May. The malware strain has become increasingly more active starting with May 2019.

Dec 12, 2019

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

Dec 12, 2019

Enormous Craters Blasted in Seafloor

Posted by in category: futurism

Dec 12, 2019

Viewpoint: Rampage movie offers twisted take on CRISPR gene editing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, entertainment, genetics

Is a film based on a video game with fleeting mentions of a biotech buzzword compelling sci-fi? No. But I liked Rampage anyway.

The use of CRISPR to edit genes is perhaps the only novel plot point in this latest monster movie. An evil head of a biotech company subverts a scientist’s work to fashion a bioweapon that revs up the growth hormone gene, and more, in three unfortunate animals. Cue Godzilla, King Kong, and the beast in Lake Placid.

But the screenwriters seem to confuse gene editing with an infectious bioweapon, like anthrax. The tagline at IMDb reveals the befuddlement: “When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.” Infectious disease, genetic modification, or both?