As we see our world so we act, and as we act so it becomes
News on Human Progress:
...Displaying 12551 through 12575 of 20,017 news
1
vote
vote up
vote down
(Purdue University) Tiny nanoprobes have shown to be effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumor cells -- mitigating the damage to nearby healthy cells -- and Purdue University research has shown that the nanoprobes are getting the drugs to right cellular compartments.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on December 14 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
(Rice University) Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have created a single nanoparticle that can be tracked in real time with MRI as it homes in on cancer cells, tags them with a fluorescent dye and kills them with heat. The all-in-one particle is one of the first examples from a growing field called "theranostics" that develops technologies physicians can use to diagnose and treat diseases in a single procedure.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on December 14 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
(University of Nevada, Reno) "Yes, we're going to make skis. No, it's not really Ski Building 101," said Kam K. Leang, the faculty member and principal investigator for a project to further integrate nanotechnology into the undergraduate curriculum at the University. Leang and his colleagues aim to prepare 21st century mechanical engineers at the University to meet the emerging challenges of nanotechnology using a top-down approach where the first... More
Eurekalert.org news made popular on December 14 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Solar power on steroids, longer lives, the chance to get rid of obesity once and for all, and portable computing devices that start becoming part of your body rather than being held in your hand are among Ray Kurzweil's forecasts for the coming decade. (Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/12/13/2009-12-13_top_futurist_ray_kurzweil_predicts_how_technology_will_change_humanity_by_2020.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 14 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
A display that lets users manipulate on-screen images using hand gestures has been developed by the MIT Media Lab. (Matthew Hirsch, Douglas Lanman, Ramesh Raskar, Henry Holtzman) (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news179760349.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 14 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
A system that learns users' behavior patterns to provide them with an enhanced cellphone service has been developed by Technical University of Delft communications engineers.The system uses telltale sequences and timings from the phone's accelerometer and other devices to create an electronic signature of "mobility events." A neural network software app running on the phone is then trained to predict what happens next and act accordingly. (Sourc... More
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 14 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
(Yale University) A team led by Yale University researchers has used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in whole blood for the first time. Their findings could dramatically simplify the way physicians test for biomarkers of cancer and other diseases.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on December 13 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Princeton University scientists have produced a systematic listing of the ways a particular cancerous cell has "gone wrong," pinpointing the alterations in cancer pathways to reveal the underlying regulatory code in DNA.The findings give researchers a powerful tool that eventually could make possible new, more targeted therapies for patients.Employing modern methods of systems biology, a computer program sorts through the behavior of each of 20,00... More
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Google has demonstrated the use of quantum algorithms by creating a detector that has learned to spot cars by looking at example pictures. (Source: http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2009/12/machine-learning-with-quantum.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
A new science fiction anthology, When It Changed, coupling stories with a note from the scientist whose input inspired it. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2009/12/holiday-books-when-it-changed-science-into-fiction---an-anthology-edited-by-geoff-ryman.php)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Building a data center, putting a video camera on the iPhone and iPod Nano, and now, approving iPhone apps with live video-streaming functionality will allow Apple to build for an always-connected, share-everything future, with personal broadcasting. (Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/apple-live-video/)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Researchers at New York University have developed a non-invasive technique to block the return of fear memories in humans that may change how we view the storage processes of memory and could lead to new ways to treat anxiety disorders. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091209134629.htm)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
A team of Stanford researchers has developed a new generation of higher-resolution retinal implants* with approximately 1,000 electrodes (compared to 60 electrodes commonly found in fully implantable systems) to make artificial vision more natural.* Retinal implants are arrays of electrodes, placed at the back of the eye, which partially restore vision to people with diseases that cause their light-sensing photoreceptors to die. Typically, a camer... More
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
European researchers have developed a new approach to artificial intelligence that could empower computers to respond intelligently to human behaviour as well as commands.Their robot, named Popeye, was built to work out which voices are "relevant" among a cacophony of noise by combining video input and image recognition technology with sound analysis. (Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-12/10/popeye,-the-robot-with-brains-not-brawn... More
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
(Boston College) Harnessing the power of "hot" electrons for solar energy has been held as a theoretical possibility. Now Boston College researchers report observing the hot electron effect in an ultra-thin solar cell for the first time and collecting the elusive charges, which are typically lost in less than one-trillionth of a second in traditional solar cells.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on December 11 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
(Rice University) A dozen laboratories in the Texas Medical Center, including four from Rice University, have won a $3 million Grand Opportunity grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a systematic survey of how different sizes and types of nanoparticles behave inside living cells. The two-year project, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, could speed the development of nanomedicine.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on December 10 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Intensive instruction to improve reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself, creating new white matter that improves communication within the brain, Carnegie Mellon University scientists have discovered, with implications for treating reading disabilities and other developmental disorders, including autism. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news179584529.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 10 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
The Responsive Neurostimulator, a brain implant designed by Neuropace to detect and block the onset of seizures, can significantly reduce their frequency in people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy.The device, which consists of a neurostimulator that's smaller than a deck of cards, a battery, and a small computer, continuously monitors electrical activity. It's surgically implanted into a hollowed out part of the skull, along with a set of electric... More
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 10 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
The first multilayer carbon nanotube three-dimensionally integrated circuit and a new method of rooting out short circuits in nanotubes have been developed by Stanford University engineers. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news179596676.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 10 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
The average American consumes 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words of information in a single day (excluding work information) -- 11.8 hours of information -- according to a report by the University of California, San Diego.U.S. information consumption in 2008 totaled 3.6 zettabytes (10^21 bytes) and 10,845 trillion words.Video sources dominate bytes of information, with 1.3 zettabytes from television and approximately 2 zettabytes of comput... More
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 10 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
(University of California - Los Angeles) Currently chip manufacturers are facing great challenges in miniaturizing transistors, a semiconductor device commonly used to amplify or switch electronic signals. A recent study, published in the November 27 issue of Science, details how a team of researchers from UCLA, Purdue and IBM have successfully grown semiconducting nanowires made of silicon-germanium that could lead to a new generation of smaller,... More
Eurekalert.org news made popular on December 09 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
The Winter 2009 Issue of h+ Magazine, just out, includes The Ray Kurzweil Interview, CAPRICA: Birth of the Cylons, DIY Transhumanism, Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno: Paradigm for the Future, and The Chinese Singularity ("Chinese culture has little of the West's subliminal resistanc to thinking machines or immortal people and this cultural difference may manifest itself in the next decades in subtle ways."). (Source: )
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 09 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Bacteria under stress collectively weigh and initiate different survival strategies, providing insights for economists and political scientists applying mathematical models to describe complex human decision making, University of California, San Diego snd Tel Aviv University researchers have found. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news179521562.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 09 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
Crowdsourcing a map of the world and letting anybody edit it (via OpenStreetMap's database) is now more feasible, thanks to some new user-friendly phone apps. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18249-innovation-making-a-map-for-everyone-by-everyone.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 09 2009 by Thoughtbot
1
vote
vote up
vote down
The physics blogs are abuzz with rumors that a particle of dark matter* has finally been found in the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment. * Dark matter is hypothetical matter that is thought to make up 23 per cent of the mass density of the universe. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/12/rumours-that-first-dark-matter.html)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on December 09 2009 by Thoughtbot
More News: Previous page
Previous
Next
Next page

Thoughtware.TV © 2006-2015
Help empower human understanding by contributing news on humanity's scientific enlightenment and technological progress