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Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have demonstrated how it could be possible to treat genetic diseases by enhancing the natural ability of cells to restore their own mutant proteins. They found that drugs called proteosome inhibitors could provide one way of manipulating cells into producing more of a protein named Hsp70, which helps amino acid chains fold into their proper protein form. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182752369.html)
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The properties of the Universe can be derived by thinking about the origin of complexity, says a new theory by University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University physicists. But, just like the anthropic principle, it also has the scent of circular reasoning about it: the universe is the way it is because if it were different, the complexity necessary to observe it wouldn't be here to see it. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/... More
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The Foresight 2010: the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI conference (Jan. 16-17) was liveblogged by Next Big Future. (Source: )
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It is now theoretically possible to extend careers by digitally keeping stars young pretty much forever, using the photorealistic CGI technology James Cameron perfected for Avatar, he says."You could put Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart in a movie together, but it wouldn't be them. You’d have to have somebody play them. And that's where I think you cross an ethical boundary...." (Source: http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/01/16/james... More
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Nike has launched an iPhone app called True City that provides hyper-local, real-time information for 6 European cities.It combines expert curation of news and events info, crowdsourced information discovery, push notifications, QR codes printed and posted around the city, and augmented reality. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2010/01/15/15readwriteweb-nike-launches-impressive-hyper-local-iphone-95299.html)
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Cognitive psychologists, neurologists and other researchers are beginning to study the impact of constant multitasking, finding that just talking on a cell phone takes its own considerable toll on cognition and awareness, known as "inattention blindness."One possible explanation: a cellphone conversation taxes not just auditory resources in the brain but also visual functions, prompting the listener to, for example, create visual imagery related t... More
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In "The Hidden Brain," writer Shankar Vedantam explores the unconscious mind, focusing on covert influences on human behavior. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/books/review/Pinker-t.html?ref=science)
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We could expect to see flexible displays in the marketplace in the next three to five years, but the other components are a little further out, says Nicholas Colaneri, director of the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University. (Source: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/flexible-displays-and-flexible-devices/?ref=technology)
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Does the recent explosion in available information, primarily thanks to the Internet, bring dangers we have not anticipated? Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, fears that it might. (World Bank) (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527431.600-the-dangers-of-a-highinformation-diet.html)
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IBM researchers have found a way to use thinner nsnotubes to build a competitive 15-nanometer transistor. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527435.900-nanotube-transistors-shrink-smaller-than-silicon-size.html)
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Opportunities are opening in the emerging area of "cloud labor," where a virtual workforce can undertake any task via the Internet. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18395-innovation-the-relentless-rise-of-the-digital-worker.html)
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Scientists in several countries are developing ways to make meat in the laboratory from stem cells that could one day offer a economical, green alternative to raising livestock and help alleviate world hunger. (Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34881174/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/)
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(Iowa State University) Two teams of Iowa State University researchers are part of a $78 million US Department of Energy program to research and develop advanced biofuels. One team will study biodiesel production from algae. Another team will study the thermochemical and catalytic conversion of biomass to fuels.
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(George Mason University) Imagine if treatments for disease could be based not on a patient's diagnosis but instead on the characteristics of their tissue. By identifying and decoding the cryptic messages hidden deep inside the human proteome, scientists and physicians who study personalized medicine are seeking more effective treatments and disease management for patients.
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(Michigan Technological University) Boron nitride nanotubes have been notoriously difficult to grow, requiring special instrumentation, dangerous chemistry, or temperatures of over 1,500 degrees Celsius to assemble. As it turns out, they just needed a little encouragement. Now, Michigan Tech physicist Yoke Khin Yap has created virtual Persian carpets of the tiny fibers on substrates made from simple catalysts.
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University of Minnesota researchers have developed a method for self-assembling and electrically connecting small (20-60 micrometer) semiconductor chiplets at predetermined locations on flexible substrates at high speed (62500 chips in 45 seconds). The process could find uses in numerous applications such as solar cells, video displays, and semiconductors. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182671345.html)
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A Northwestern University study shows that coupling a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent to a nanodiamond* results in dramatically enhanced signal intensity and vivid image contrast.The ability to image nanodiamonds in vivo would be useful in biological studies where long-term cellular fate mapping is critical, such as tracking beta islet cells or tracking stem cells.* Carbon-based materials approximately four to six nanometers in dia... More
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Aneeve Nanotechnologies is working to create low-cost hormone sensors that can be made with off-the-shelf ink-jet printers and carbon-nanotube ink, to create a system as convenient as glucose meters. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/24370/)
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In a video interview, Noel Sharkey, professor of robotics and AI at the University of Sheffield, discusses developments in robotics and ethical issues: which robots are most interesting, what are their limitations, what countries have the most robots, and which robots will have the most serious impact?Artificial intelligence: Noel Sharkey on the inexorable rise of robots|silicon.com (Source: http://www.silicon.com/technology/hardware/2010/01/13/... More
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(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University study shows that coupling a magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent to a nanodiamond results in dramatically enhanced signal intensity and thus vivid image contrast. The researchers say it is a game-changing event for sensitivity and the first published report of nanodiamonds being imaged by MRI technology. The gadolinium(III)-nanodiamond complex demonstrated a greater than 10-fold increase in ... More
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Beds of vertical silicone nanowires can act as a method for delivering molecules into cells for a variety of applications, including stem-cell reprogramming and drug screening, Harvard researchers have found. (Hongkun Park) (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/24347/)
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The National Cyber Range (NCR), an arena for developing the next generation of cyberwar weapons and tactics, has been funded by DARPA. Computer programs acting like real people will populate a virtual world that cyberwarriors will attempt to disrupt or save, depending on the mission.DARPA hopes that the NCR will be able to simulate the entire Internet, allowing soldiers to drill in virtual simulations ranging from a small scale computer virus to a... More
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Using single-cell genetic manipulation of electrical activity, MIT neuroscientists have discovered that neurons genetically rendered hyperactive ("noisiest") survive better than normal neurons.Red trace: genetically-manipulated neurons; green trace: normal neurons (Carlos Lois) Neuronal survival is a key component in the success of cell replacement therapies in the brain. Current therapies have hit a roadblock because the vast majority of grafted ... More
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A new intelligent system to help identify terrorists carrying explosives has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE.It uses a network of highly sensitive smell sensors that follow an explosive's trail, combined with a second sensor network using laser scanners to track the route the carriers take. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182602309.html)
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National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers have quantified the interaction of gold nanoparticles with important proteins found in human blood, an approach that should be useful in the development of nanoparticle-based medical therapies and for better understanding the physical origin of the toxicity of certain nanoparticles. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news182630257.html)
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