Microsoft has created Star Wars-style holographic communication. Scientists Build Synthetic Bacteria With Just 473 Genes. What is the minimum requirement for life to exist?
This is a hugely complex question, and researchers from almost every scientific field are working around the clock to attempt to at least partially answer it. One team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, appear to have come up with an answer. As revealed in their groundbreaking study in the journal Science this week, by building a bacterial genetic sequence in a laboratory setting, they have identified just 473 genes that are essential for the simplest kind of independent bacterial life to exist. This information will now allow scientists to investigate the core functions inherent to almost all life on Earth with unprecedented insight. “This bacterium contains only the genes necessary for life, and consists of just 473 genes,” Dr. The genome is the entire genetic sequence of a living thing. NowThis - Goodyear unveils plan for futuristic 'sphere' tires.
Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong. 2045 Initiative. Dronebox nest concept carries impact on drone use efficiency. Founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 with the participation of leading Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems.
The main goals of the 2045 Initiative: the creation and realization of a new strategy for the development of humanity which meets global civilization challenges; the creation of optimale conditions promoting the spiritual enlightenment of humanity; and the realization of a new futuristic reality based on 5 principles: high spirituality, high culture, high ethics, high science and high technologies. The main science mega-project of the 2045 Initiative aims to create technologies enabling the transfer of a individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality.
We devote particular attention to enabling the fullest possible dialogue between the world’s major spiritual traditions, science and society. A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster. It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones.
The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable. The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. Company Plans To Resurrect Humans With Artificial Intelligence By 2045. A company has announced its intention to resurrect the dead by storing their memories and using artificial intelligence to return them to life.
In the future, of course. Yeaaaaaah. What? The company is called Humai, and at the moment, it is pretty sparse on details – and we're still not sure it's not a marketing ploy or a hoax. At any rate, the company says they want to store the “conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out” on a silicon chip using AI and nanotechnology, according to their website. This information would then be “coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human.” New Li-Fi Internet Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi. The inventor of the electric lightbulb could hardly have imagined that one day his creation would be used not only to illuminate homes around the world, but also to transmit data that would enable people to download information from satellites in space to small hand-held devices.
However, with the introduction of Li-Fi, household lighting could soon double as a form of data transmission that’s up to 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Li-Fi, which was first invented by Harold Haas of the University of Edinburgh in 2011, uses visible light communication (VLC) to send data at extremely high speeds. Essentially, this works like an incredibly fast signal lamp, flashing on and off in order to relay messages in binary code (1s and 0s). In previous lab-based experiments, the technology was able to transmit up to 224 gigabits per second. To put this in perspective, Wi-Fi is capable of reaching speeds of around 600 megabits per second. The world's most advanced Prosthetic Hand - bebionic. The world’s first robotic kitchen prepares crab bisque for Ars Technica. "Are there any safety mechanisms to make sure it doesn't accidentally blend my face if I get too close?
" I asked the engineer, as I watched two humanoid robotic arms prepare a delicious crab bisque from scratch. The engineer took a moment to respond, not entirely sure of the correct answer. 3D-printed bionic ants team up to get the job done - tech - 26 March 2015. Video: Big bionic ants team up to move objects They're big, bionic copycats.
Developed by German engineering company Festo, these artificial ants are about the size of a human hand, and mimic the cooperative behaviour of the real insects by making individual decisions that relate to a common goal. Teamwork allows the ants to complete complex tasks they wouldn't be able to accomplish on their own, like moving a large object as they do in this video. A stereo camera in each ant's head helps it determine its location and identify objects that can be grabbed with grippers below its chin. Backpack Turns a Beetle Into a Remote-Controlled Cyborg. In the video above, watch closely for the flying insect.
It swerves left and right, zigzagging across the room. Nothing too remarkable, really—until you realize that someone is controlling the insect. With a remote control. By attaching a tiny backpack onto a beetle, researchers can electrically stimulate tiny muscles below its wings, creating a living mini-copter that they can steer with amazing precision. Airbus UFO Patent. Airbus/EspacenetPassengers would sit in a 360 degree cabin.
The image at right is not a UFO or a prop design idea from the new Star Wars movie — it's a patent for a new commercial aircraft. The patent application from France-based Airbus SAS, an aircraft manufacturing division of the Airbus Group, was published last month, according to The Financial Times. It shows an elaborate design with a circular passenger cabin, tucked behind the plane's nose and between its wings.
It's been drawn up by listed inventors Patrick Lieven, Romain Delahaye, and Catalin Perju, who propose an aircraft with a cabin that "extends over 360 degrees around a space defined outside structure". Paralyzed Man Walks After Cells for Smelling Placed in Spine. A man paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack is walking again after undergoing surgery using cells responsible for the sense of smell, marking an advance in the search for treatments for spinal injuries.
Darek Fidyka, 38, received the cells after failing to recover from a stabbing in the back in 2010, according to University College London, whose doctors developed the procedure. The technique involves using olfactory ensheathing cells and placing them in the spinal cord. Harvard RoboBees Closer to Pollinating Crops. This is the amazing design for NASA’s Star Trek-style space ship, the IXS Enterprise. “Warp speed, Mr. Sulu” (courtesy of Mark Rademaker/Flickr) NASA engineer and physicist Harold White announced a few years ago that he was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Could Solar Panels Replace Concrete Or Asphalt Roads? INFOGRAPHIC: Why asteroid mining is necessary. To keep hackers away from implanted devices, researchers use the heartbeat as a password. Just like a phone or computer, devices implanted inside the body can be hacked; potentially with life-threatening consequences.
The Skin Gun. Scientists grow blood vessels › News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Thursday, 3 February 2011 AFP Pret-a-porter Scientists claim to have grown blood vessels in a lab for use in coronary bypass or dialysis, a promising alternative to harvesting from the patient. The process involves taking smooth muscle cells from a human cadaver and grafting them onto tubes made of the material used in making dissolvable stitches, called polyglycolic acid. Within 8 to 10 weeks, the tubes degrade and a "fully formed vascular graft" remains, according to the research by scientists from Duke University, East Carolina University and Yale University.
DNA Stores MLK's Speech, Shakespeare's Sonnets. Next, they sent the genetic instruction to the biological lab Agilent Technologies in California. Agilent constructed pieced together DNA strands made of the bases, according to Goldman and Birney's instructions. Then, the lab shipped the scientists a tiny vial. First Bionic Eye Sees Light of Day in U.S. Transcending the Human, DIY Style. Mozilla Seabird Phone Concept. Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings. Scientists Have Created Crystals That Are Almost Alive. Scientists Have Created a Microscopic Tractor Beam. Hydrogen Tech Generates Juice from Heat. Engineer, ex-NASA scientist and inventor Lonnie Johnson has come up with something that could truly be revolutionary–a device capable of doubling the efficiency of today’s solar panels, by harnessing heat gain to produce electricity.
It is called the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (JTEC). The machine contains no moving parts, and works by splitting hydrogen atoms into protons and electrons, thereby producing electricity. The JTEC system utilizes the electro-chemical potential of hydrogen pressure as applied to a proton conductive membrane, which, along with a pair of electrodes, form a Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) similar to those used in fuel cells.
One MEA stack is coupled to a high-temperature heat source and the other to a low temperature heat sink. Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel. ANN ARBOR—A carbon-nanotube-coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high-pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before. The first flexible, fiber-optic solar cell that can be woven into clothes. An international team of engineers, physicists, and chemists have created the first fiber-optic solar cell. These fibers are thinner than human hair, flexible, and yet they produce electricity, just like a normal solar cell. How to turn living cells into computers. Nokia Morph Concept Phone - Future Phone Technology. A brave new world of fossil fuels on demand.
Scientists Invent Vanishing Electronics That Dissolve in the Body. Scientists have created ultra-thin electronic devices that can "melt away" in the body once their job is done. A new study, published in the journal Science, details how scientists have created a tiny, fully functional electronic device capable of vanishing within their environment, like in the body or in water, once they are no longer needed or useful.
Researchers Create First Working Qubit Based on Single Atom in Silicon. LG produces the first flexible cable-type lithium-ion battery. Scientists create photon-based bio transistor - Spooky chip could speak to the living. World's Smallest Motor Composed of a Single Molecule Why wood pulp is world's new wonder material - tech - 23 August 2012. Cover Charge: New Spray-On Battery Could Convert Any Object into an Electricity Storage Device. Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Live Without Breathing. MIT creates glucose fuel cell to power implanted brain-computer interfaces.
Israeli firm developing electricity-generating roads. No Pulse: How Doctors Reinvented The Human Heart. Envelope for an artificial cell. New technique puts chemistry breakthroughs on the fast track. Future Feeder » Blog Archive » Extracting Video from the Brain. The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college. Experimental therapy gives paralyzed new hope - The Early Show. Imaginary Phone Turns Your Hand Into a 'Touchscreen'; Gets Weird Looks From Others. Scientists Cook Up Artificial Leaf, Quantum Dots for Solar Cells. MIT TechTV - Tiny Bubbles.