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Celularity placental stem cell treatments for cancer, longevity

February 19th, 2018 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $250 million Celularity is a New Jersey-based startup co-founded by X-Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and ex-Celgene executive Dr. Bob Hariri.

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

January 17th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.

It’s official, AI is now better at reading comprehension than humans are

January 17th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

January 15th, 2018 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult easy and the easy more powerful.

Is chemo at the heart of cancer regrowth?

December 29th, 2017 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Some cancers are difficult to beat, even with modern drugs. New research sheds light on how one type of chemotherapy provides a safe haven for tumor cells, boosting cancer recurrence and growth in the long-run.

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

November 13th, 2017 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum information.

Unbreakable rubber bands that are 200 times stronger than steel are coming soon

September 1st, 2017 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

The world’s largest rubber band manufacturer is putting graphene, the strongest material in the world, into its bands. With the right amount of graphene, the bands will be unbreakable and just as elastic as ordinary bands. Graphene-infused bands hold the ability to embed scannable RFID tags and temperature sensors, and possess anti-static properties.

Smart contact lenses could record everything you see

August 2nd, 2017 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

Imagine being able to play back a crystal clear video of the greatest moments of your life: your first kiss, that huge win at the casino, or the time Bill Murray approached you on the street, gave you a bear hug, and vanished into the night. In the near future, we may all be equipped […]

How objects could soon ‘heal’ themselves

July 29th, 2017 at 3:26 pm » Comments Off

A new 3D printed gel that can heal like living tissue, and change form in response to environments, has myriad applications from fixing cracked phone screens to adaptive camouflage

The sideways elevator of the future is here, and it’s wild

July 17th, 2017 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

People laughed when ThyssenKrupp, a company synonymous with elevators, announced it was developing one that goes every which way. Who’d ever heard of such a thing? Everyone knows elevators go just two directions: Up and down. Some took to calling it the Wonkavator, after Willy Wonka’s wacky lift that goes sideways, slantways, and longways.

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