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alzheimer'sPaul Allen says The Singularity Isn’t Near

Technology Review – Paul G. Allen, who cofounded Microsoft in 1975, is a philanthropist and chairman of Vulcan, which invests in an array of technology, aerospace, entertainment, and sports businesses. Mark Greaves is a computer scientist who serves as Vulcan’s …

diseasePairing Quantum Dots with Fullerenes for Nanoscale Photovoltaics (replacing myself because blogger.com is too slow to fix)

Left: Photoinduced electron transfer occurring in quantum dot-bridge-fullerene hererodimers and observed with single molecule microscopy. Right: Control of electron transfer (ET) rate by variation of interparticle distance (R, upper panel) and quantum dot size (D, lower panel). Brookhaven National Laboratory …

brainVirgin Galactic Flies Free

Virgin Galactic on Sunday said that it had successfully completed the first piloted free flight of the VSS Enterprise, the experimental space ship previously known as SpaceShipTwo. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator, …

adaptive clinical trialsThis Could be the Breakout Year for SpaceX and New Space

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software SpaceX aiming to launch three additional test flights of the Falcon-Dragon system by the end of this year, culminating in a berthing demonstration at the space station. That would open the …

alzheimer'sIncreasing Civilization Robustness – preventing shorting out the grid, resist fire and damage

There is a 208 page EMP (electromagnetic Pulse)Commission report which discusses the interconnections between critical infrastructure and specific steps to increase robustness and recoverability The Department of Homeland Security has responsibility in the USA to get these kinds of plans …

deathsJapan Riken Makes Progress Towards Quantum Simulators

Figure 1: Schematic diagrams of three types of quantum simulators: atoms (red) held in place by an optical field (green; top left); ions (yellow) aligned using an electromagnetic field (top right); and superconducting circuits (bottom). Iulia Buluta and Franco Nori …

alzheimer'sPeter Voss Interview by Sander Olson

Here is an interview with Peter Voss by Sander Olson. Mr. Voss is an artificial general intelligence researcher who is confident that AGI can be created within the next decade given sufficient funding. He has created a company, called Adaptive …

diseaseFirst Artificial Hand that Can Feel

BBC News reports, a team of scientists from Italy and Sweden has developed what is believed to be the first artificial hand that has feeling. (H/T Sander Olson) Video is after the jump. Metro UK has more information The Smarthand …

gene therapyNanoworms for finding and treating cancer tumors

Segmented “nanoworms” composed of magnetic iron oxide and coated with a polymer are able to find and attach to tumors. Scientists at UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT have developed nanometer-sized “nanoworms” that can cruise through the bloodstream …