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Elon Musk's Neuralink Venture Seen As Targeting Human-Computer Link. Elon Musk has started a new company called Neuralink, in what's widely seen as a bid to add a symbiotic computer layer to the human brain.

Elon Musk's Neuralink Venture Seen As Targeting Human-Computer Link

Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images Elon Musk has started a new company called Neuralink, in what's widely seen as a bid to add a symbiotic computer layer to the human brain. In the past, entrepreneur Elon Musk has described a "neural lace" that could add a symbiotic digital layer to the human brain. Musk, whose name is also tied to ambitious projects in space and electric cars, confirmed the new venture early Tuesday, after it was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Mitochondrial replacement techniques and Mexico. The birth of the the first child after a mitochondrial replacement technique has raised questions about the legality of such procedure.

Mitochondrial replacement techniques and Mexico

In this post we explore some of the legal issues surrounding this case. Mitochondria are cellular organelles that generate the energy cells need to work properly. Two interesting features of mitochondria are that they are solely inherited via the maternal line and that they possess their own DNA. This means that in human cells there is the nuclear DNA and mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA, with its 37 genes, accounts for 0.1% of the total human DNA. Scientists have recently devised two techniques that would allow women affected by mitochondrial DNA diseases to have genetically related children free from disease. Bionic Lens Will Give You Superhuman Vision (3 x 20/20) Theconversation. Just listen: what is the sound that you can identify as being physically furthest away from where you are?

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Is it traffic, a jet engine, a computer fan, air conditioning, birds, animals, the weather, the TV? What is the sound closest to you that you can identify? Can you hear your heart beat, your blood flow? And what is that high-pitched sound that seems to be ever present? LET美人 2 9회 출산 후 변한 가슴으로 고통 받는 절벽 가슴 엄마 VS 가슴 4개 달린 엄마. Cyberith's Virtualizer brings running, jumping ... and sitting to virtual reality.

The Not-So-Distant Future When We Can All Upgrade Our Brains - Alexis C. Madrigal. The Future of Brain Implants. Why Are We Making Robots When We Could Be Breeding Super People? Powerful artificial muscles made from ... fishing line? Artificial muscles could find use in a wide range of applications, including prosthetic limbs, robotics, exoskeletons, or pretty much any situation in which hydraulics or electric motors just aren't a practical means of moving objects.

Powerful artificial muscles made from ... fishing line?

Scientists have been working on such muscles for a number of years, using materials like vanadium dioxide, graphene, carbon nanotubes and dielectric elastomers. Now, however, some of those same scientists have discovered that very powerful artificial muscles can be made from much more down-to-earth materials – regular polymer fishing line, and metal-coated nylon sewing thread. The research was led by The University of Texas at Dallas, but involved the input of partnering universities in Australia, South Korea, Canada, Turkey and China. This Guy Wants to Help You Download Your Brain. Image via Ever wanted to download a copy of your own brain?

This Guy Wants to Help You Download Your Brain

Say you went through a serious car crash, for example—wouldn't it be nice to take out your damaged brain and replace it with a replica you'd downloaded and stashed away prior to the accident? Virtual afterlives will transform humanity – Michael Graziano. Human Cells Make Mice Smarter. In spring a band of brainy rodents made headlines for zipping through mazes and mastering memory tricks.

Human Cells Make Mice Smarter

Scientists credited the impressive intellectual feats to human cells transplanted into their brains shortly after birth. But the increased mental muster did not come from neurons, the lanky nerve cells that swap electrical signals and stimulate muscles. The mice benefited from human stem cells called glial progenitors, immature cells poised to become astrocytes and other glia cells, the supposed support cells of the brain. Astrocytes are known for mopping up excess neuro-transmitters and maintaining balance in brain systems. During the past couple of decades, however, researchers started suspecting astrocytes of making more complex cognitive contributions. SEE: Visionary pair imagines how humans will look in 100,000 years. Nickolay Lamm/MyVoucherCodes.co.uk Large green eyes suggest that human vision might be more cat-like.

SEE: Visionary pair imagines how humans will look in 100,000 years

Forget cyborgs — humans of the future might look more like Pokémon characters. In 100,000 years, people might have larger heads, Google Glass type contact lenses and sideways-blinking oversized Disney eyes that glow green with cat-like night vision. At least, that is what two researchers say could happen in "one possible timeline. " "This is speculation based on reason," artist Nickolay Lamm told the Daily News. Superman 2.0: How human-enhancement technologies are giving us all superpowers. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images In the summer of 1935, a pair of Bavarian climbers arrived in the Bernese Alps, hoping to become the first people ever to scale the monstrous north face of the mountain known as the Eiger.

Superman 2.0: How human-enhancement technologies are giving us all superpowers

Plant/Human Symbiosis and the Fall of Humanity: Interview With Tony Wright. Juan Enriquez shares mindboggling science.