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H+ magazine writer Lisa Rein will be sitting in on the first week of Singularity University, starting Monday, and blogging daily. (Source: http://hplusmagazine.com/editors-blog/daily-coverage-singularity-university-all-next-week)
KurzweilAI.net news made popular on June 26 2009 by Thoughtbot
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(DOE/Savannah River National Laboratory) A project under way at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory will study how special coatings that mimic structures found in nature can increase the usefulness of solar energy as a vital part of the nation's future energy strategy.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on June 25 2009 by Thoughtbot
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Singularity University (SU) -- the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address "humanity's grand challenges" -- today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program (GSP). Singularity University narrowed the final 40 students from a pool of more than 1,200 candidate applications around the globe. The summer program begins on June 29, 2009, ba... More
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Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman of Singularity University, describes his vision for the new institution. (Source: http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/ai/x-prize-singularity-university)
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In a video interview, Singularity University Executive Director Salim Ismail offers an inside look at Singularity University's inaugural summer session, which opens June 29 at NASA Ames. (Source: http://singularityhub.com/2009/06/24/singularity-university-to-launch-june-29-exclusive-interview-with-executive-director-salim-ismail/)
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Optogenetics combines genetic engineering, lasers, neurology and surgery to create a mechanism for easier and more effective direct control of groups of neurons in treating disorders such as Parkinson's, chronic pain, and depression. (Source: http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/enhanced/enhanced-optogenetics)
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The world's first acoustic "superlens," which could lead to high-resolution ultrasound imaging, non-destructive structural testing of buildings and bridges, and novel underwater stealth technology, has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news165064464.html)
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If one percent of the power in high-altitude winds could be tapped by tethered kites floating in jet streams around 32,000 feet, it would continuously power all of civilization, a study by Stanford University researchers has found. (Ben Shepard) (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news165082424.html)
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Olaparib, a drug that shrinks or stabilizes tumors with few side effects in patients with certain treatment-resistant hereditary cancers, is being tested in trials at the Institute of Cancer Research, in Sutton, England. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/22928/)
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(Springer) The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced the winners of the NWO/Spinoza Prize for 2009. Two of the three laureates of this year's Prize are Springer authors, Marten Scheffer and Albert van den Berg. The prize, also viewed as the "Dutch Nobel Prize," is the highest Dutch award in science and is given for outstanding, pioneering and inspiring research.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on June 24 2009 by Thoughtbot
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Rather than discounting the spread of an intelligent civilization, the Fermi Paradox merely points out that advanced civilizations with exponential growth are unlikely to exist, due to finite resources, suggest Pennsylvania State University scientists. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news164986606.html)
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Using a "chemical nose" array of nanoparticles and polymers, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a fundamentally new, more effective way to differentiate between healthy and cancerous cells and between metastatic and non-metastatic cancer cells. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news164998242.html)
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T-Mobile has announced the second "Google phone," the MyTouch 3G. built on Google's Android operating system, with a touch screen. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/23747/)
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The human brain may be able to include cyborg implants in its representation of the body. When we use tools, our brains incorporate them into the mental body map, researchers at University of Claude Bernard in France have found. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17346)
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A single molecule that reliably emits white light and could speed the development of low-energy LEDs has been developed by Seoul National University and University of Valencia researchers. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17355)
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(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, and internationally-renowned expert in membrane separation technologies will be the recipient of the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. The award presentation and lecture will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on June 23 2009 by Thoughtbot
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(University of Denver) An announcement was made today at the 2009 Nano Renewable Energy Summit in Denver that nanotechnology stakeholders in five states in the Southwest United States, along with northern Mexico, are joining forces to create the Southwest Nano Consortium.
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(University of Central Florida) University of Central Florida researchers have created the first lab-grown motor nerves that are insulated and organized the same way they are in the body. The group's model system could dramatically improve understanding of the causes of myelin-related conditions such as multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy and Guillian-Barré syndrome, potentially enabling the discovery and testing of new drug therapies.
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An electron pair generated in bird eyes during navigation using the Earth's magnetic field could be entangled for at least 100 microseconds, suggest University of Oxford researchers. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23748/)
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Tiny, single-cell algae known as diatoms could be genetically engineered to actively secrete oil products, scientists in Canada and India suggest. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090622165830.htm)
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Inspired by the behavior of the human eye, Boston College computer scientists have developed a technique that lets computers see objects as fleeting as a butterfly with nearly double the accuracy and 10 times the speed of earlier methods. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090618084258.htm)
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Humanoid robots, passing the Turing test, unsupervised learning, and AI's used to fight terrorism and a few of the topics in AI, robotics, and intelligence covered in this special section written by 22 experts. (Source: http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/22/singularity-robots-computers-opinions-contributors-artificial-intelligence-09_land.html)
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A superconducting qubit could be used to demonstrate nanomechanical quantum entanglement and superpositions in a large collections of atoms in a NEMS resonator, say California Institute of Technology researchers. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news164885583.html)
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The just-announced new annual TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers is still led by IBM's Roadrunner and Cray's Jaguar, but in third place, a new contender has emerged: an IBM BlueGene/P system called JUGENE, installed at the Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ) in Germany, at 825.5 teraflop/s. Other notable systems are the Bull-Sun JUROPA at FZJ in Germany, ranked at 274.8 Tflop/s, the IBM BlueGene/P system at the King Abdullah Univ... More
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Intel researchers demonstrated on Thursday an iPod speaker wirelessly powered by magnetic fields produced from a coil a meter away. The technology could be incorporated into Intel products, such as laptops or other portable devices, for wireless battery charging. (Kate Greene) (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/22906/)
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