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Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloning. Genetic cloning is the process of picking a choosing desired genes from DNA in order to ensure certain qualities.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloning

This new scientific advancement has gained a lot of heat from people all over the world. Many claim that it is morally wrong to manipulate nature. Let’s look closer at all of the advantage and disadvantages that genetic cloning has to offer. Cloning and its Advantages Organ Replacement This form of cloning allows scientists to take a small amount of cells from an organ, and harvest an entirely new, functioning one. Cloning Help Infertile Couples to Have Children Fertility problems could also be potentially eased with the use of genetic cloning. With this cloning, somatic cells are acquired from male with female eggs and surrogate mother.

GCSE Bitesize: The process of cloning. Cryonics Pros And Cons. Cryonics is the theory of being able to preserve people through a freezing process so that they can be revived at a later time.

Cryonics Pros And Cons

Part of the reason why science is being researched in this area is so that we can treat people with serious diseases with an actual cure when it becomes available. Our current concepts of space travel would also mandate cryonics for astronauts because there is no other way to get someone to another solar system within a lifetime right now. Cryonics: does it offer humanity a chance to return from the dead?

The decision of a teenage girl to have her body cryogenically frozen in the hope of being reanimated by medical advances in the future is one with which many could sympathise.

Cryonics: does it offer humanity a chance to return from the dead?

But does current evidence suggest the gamble will pay off, or does cryonics simply give desperate people false hope dressed up in the language of science? Can humans be frozen and defrosted successfully? There are two advances that make cryonics a little less far-fetched that it once was. The first is vitrification. As Arctic explorers and mountaineers have learned, humans are not designed to be frozen and defrosted. How does vitrification work? Future - Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’ In 1972 Max More saw a children’s science fiction television show called Time Slip that featured characters being frozen in ice.

Future - Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’

He didn’t think much about it until years later, when he started hanging out with friends who held meetings about futurism. “They were getting Cryonics magazine,” he says, “and they asked me about it to see how futuristic I was. It just made sense to me right away.” Cryonics Institute. Your next nurse could be a robot: Robots can successfully imitate human motions in the operating room. The nursing assistant for your next trip to the hospital might be a robot.

Your next nurse could be a robot: Robots can successfully imitate human motions in the operating room

This is the implication of research recently published by Dr. Elena De Momi and colleagues in the open access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Dr. De Momi, of the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), led an international team that trained a robot to imitate natural human actions. De Momi's work indicates that humans and robots can effectively coordinate their actions during high-stakes events such as surgeries. Technology. 3D Printed Guns (Documentary)

Home - Cognitive Robotics. The home automation trade magazine. Alltop - Top Home Automation News. Home automation News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker. 3D Printing News: Articles, interviews and latest news on 3D Printing. 3D Printing - 2016 News and Articles About 3D Printers. 3D printer and 3D printing news, trends and resources. California Academy of Sciences.

As much as we focus on the natural world, at Science Today we also love biomimicry and bio-inspired technology!

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Here is a roundup of the latest. Biomimicry is the study of living organisms in order to better inform efficient design principles in engineering, medical devices, architecture, and other fields of human innovation. Life on Earth as we know it has evolved over an estimated 3.8 billion years, and many researchers consider this cumulative “information base” of form, function, and process to complement and even exceed many of our current best practices. Biomimicry may be a newer word, but the concept itself is an old one. From Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machines to Japan’s Shinkansen train, we have often looked to nature and wondered how things function the way they do. Recent discoveries in biomimetics have yielded valuable insights into solar power, water management, and other key topics of sustainability. Biomimicry-UK. Festival of the Future City As part of the Festival of the Future City, we are hosting a panel session on the topic of ‘Biomimicry and Future Cities’.

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The debate with Professor Sue Thomas (Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace) Professor Peter Head (Founder and CEO, The Ecological... Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Schools Conference 2015 On the 1st July 2015, we were lucky enough to be invited to give a presentation to the Making a Difference with Modern Materials schools conference run by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The programme focused on presentations in the emerging areas of... SuperYacht Design Week. 14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry: Nature as R&D Lab. Companies seeking breakthrough products tend to ignore the greatest invention machine in the universe: life’s more than three-billion-year history of evolution by natural selection.

14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry: Nature as R&D Lab

What’s missing is a systematic way of capturing nature’s creativity, says Janine Benyus, a biologist, "innovation consultant" and author. Engineering practices are fractured, Benyus says. Headlines. Open Radio: First-of-its-kind biomimicry radio show debuts in Turkey Zeynep Arhon is no stranger to finding success working in the world of biomimicry.

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She graduated with the first Biomimicry 3.8 Certified Biomimicry Professional program cohort in 2010. Today, along with teaching biomimicry with B3.8 as a adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University's Biomimicry Center, Zeynep runs a consultancy practice that fuses the power of marketing and biomimicry, building brands and businesses with strategies inspired by nature. But Zeynep hit a major personal milestone in her biomimicry journey in October, when she launched "Biyomimikri: Doğadan Gelen İnovasyon" or "Biomimicry: Innovation from Nature"–the first radio show to focus exclusively on biomimicry. The show, hosted by Zeynep will air each week on “Açık Radyo” (Open Radio), one of the strongest voices of sustainability in the Turkey. Zeynep first heard the term sustainability while listening to Açık Radyo in 2001.

Robots - 2016 News and Articles - Robotic Technology. How current robotics advancements can have real-world applications. The field of robotics is heating up with ever-growing innovations for healthcare.

How current robotics advancements can have real-world applications

Forecasts from the UK's Visiongain suggest the overall world market for robotics in healthcare will surpass $3 billion this year and continue expanding to 2025. "Surgical robots are currently the most dynamic submarket within the overall robotics in healthcare market," the company states. "Medical robots that exhibit both clinical and economical benefits over existing healthcare solutions are in great demand.

" In the United States, Johnson & Johnson and Google have announced a strategic collaboration specifically to advance surgical robotics through new technologies designed to improve accuracy, cost efficiency and outcomes. The deal involves Ethicon, a medical device company under Johnson & Johnson, and Google's Life Sciences team. Medical Robots News & Articles. The World's Most Advanced Humanoid Robot. Could a robot do your job? Humanoid Robot Starts Work at Japanese Department Store.

Dressed in a kimono and smiling, Aiko Chihira greets shoppers at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store. But Chihira is no regular employee -- she is a humanoid robot. Developed by Toshiba last year, the robot made its debut at the store on Monday in a new role interacting with customers. Speaking Japanese, Chihira, which has human-like features and blinks, can also be programmed to speak in other languages such as Chinese. "It would be good if we can have her provide guidance, or recommend various things in Chinese," said Hitoshi Tokuda, Toshiba's new business development division group manager. "... People can be looking around and think, 'Oh if Aiko is around, she can speak Chinese'. Toshiba has said Chihira has 43 motors which allow it to move. --- Reuters. How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovation.

14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry: Nature as R&D Lab. 7 Cool Animal-Inspired Technologies. Biomimicry in Action: 13 Technologies Inspired by Nature. Janine Benyus: Biomimicry's surprising lessons from nature's engineers. Markus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird. Cheryl Hayashi: The magnificence of spider silk. Nina Tandon: Caring for engineered tissue. Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action. Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture. Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) Dennis Hong: My seven species of robot. Keller Rinaudo: A mini robot. Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul"

Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters. Sarah Bergbreiter: Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice. 3D Printing. 3-D printing. 3D Printing Industry - 3D Printer News, Reports, Directory and Videos. What is 3D printing? How does 3D printing work? Best New Hi Tech Gadgets.

Technology News - Engineering │New Scientist. Welcome to Forbes. Robotics - Gizmag. In both an impressive display of innovative technology and a glimpse of a future in which humans could be redundant, Volvo has shown off its Robot-based Autonomous Refuse handling (ROAR) project. The system uses drones to locate refuse bins and robots to collect and empty them. Read More Two marine scientists have shown that autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) can be programmed to make independent decisions and trigger new missions in real time based on data coming from multiple sensors. They believe this could reveal much about the life of squid and other marine creatures. Read More Boston Dynamics has showcased its evolving robot family in a new video of the Atlas humanoid robot. Read More Farms tend to conjure up images of flat prairies crammed with corn, but a surprising amount of farmland is situated on hillsides that are difficult to get to or maintain.

Read More If you try talking to young children about the joys of programming, you may witness eyes glazing over faster than ever. Robotics Trends. Robots - 2014 News and Articles - Robotic Technology.