pre-singularity

artificial intelligenceEurope has a five year project to scale up molecular biocomputers which could outperform quantum computers

The EU Horizon 2020 has launched Bio4Comp, a five-year €6.1M project to build more powerful and safer biocomputers that could outperform quantum computing. The Bio4Comp project has the ambitious goal of building a computer with greater processing speed and lower …

brainNew brain implant design is meant to restore vision to the blind

Experiments that let a paralyzed person swig coffee using a robotic arm, or that let blind people “see” spots of light, have proven the huge potential of computers that interface with the brain. But the implanted electrodes used in such …

additive manufacturingSpace based observation for earthquakes

The quantity and quality of satellite-geodetic measurements of tectonic deformation have increased dramatically over the past two decades improving our ability to observe active tectonic processes. We now routinely respond to earthquakes using satellites, mapping surface ruptures and estimating the …

artificial intelligenceGeorge Church gives an update on the field of genetics

Award-winning geneticist, molecular engineer, chemist and Harvard Medical School professor Dr. George M. Church discusses human genomics and compute technologies at the 2016 Bio-IT conference. Church predicts that de Novo sequencing and inSitu sequencing will be in use within 1-2 …

artificial intelligenceUkraine makes an upgraded BMP-1 armored vehicle

Ukrainian industry has developed to the prototype stage a major upgrade package for the Russian BMP-1 tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). The first prototype vehicle, designated the BMP-1 UM IFV, is being tested in Ukraine. The BMP-1 was a Soviet …

artificial intelligencePeople in Poor Countries will still catch up and reduce world income inequality in 2035

Over the next two decades the structure of world population and income will undergo profound changes. Global income inequality is projected to decline further in 2035, largely owing to rapid economic growth in the emerging-market economies. The potential pool of …

artificial intelligenceRussia could collapse before US shale producers

The Wall Street Journal talked about how Russia’s Debt and Currency Markets Could Spiral into Crisis in October. This was before Opec decided to keep oil production and drove down the price of oil. Some now speculate that oil prices …

brainIBM predicts five innovations for the next 5 years

IBM has released their most recent five innovations that will change our lives within five years. 1. Touch: You will be able to touch through your phone IBM Research think that in the next five years that our mobile devices …

DNAProtein BubR1 slows aging by 15% and reduces cancer in mice

Genetically engineered mice that make extra BubR1 are less prone to cancer and live 15% longer. Researchers found that when they exposed normal mice to a chemical that causes lung and skin tumors, all of them got cancer. But only …

artificial intelligenceNvidia Will Reveal Next-Generation Tegra “Wayne” and “Grey” Chips at CES

Nvidia Corp. has already revealed that both of its next-generation Tegra system-on-chip for mobile devices would be taped out this year. Now, the company says that the first details about Tegra-series products code-named Wayne and Grey are set to be …