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Machining of silk fibers using femtosecond lasers

Researchers have proven that they can machine and make strips, microstructures and sensors out of spider silk using femtosecond lasers. Just a few days ago it was announced that spiders exposed to water with graphene and carbon nanotubes can make …

Stem cells activated to make hair grow in mice

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow (in mice). The research, led by scientists Heather Christofk and William Lowry, may lead to new drugs that could promote …

Ray Kurzweil reviews History of Neural Nets

Ray Kurzweil reviewed the history of Neural Nets. Ray knew the both of the two leaders of the competing Artificial intelligence factions (Symbolic vs. Connectionist) in the 1960s. The connectionists were supporting neural networks. They could only handle single layer …

Singularity Global Grand Challenge winners for 2017

Singularity Global Grand Challenge winners At Singularity University, they believe that leveraging the convergence of exponential technologies will advance us along the path to solving our Global Grand Challenges (GGCs), and will shift humanity from an era of scarcity to …

Carnival of Space 522

1. Universe Today – Musk Says Maiden Falcon Heavy to Launch in November, Acknowledges High Risk and Releases New Animation “Side booster rockets return to Cape Canaveral,” explains Musk on twitter. “Center lands on droneship.” The two side boosters will …