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The next Pharmaceutical revolution could be 3D printed

August 16th, 2017 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to.



A ‘human swarm’ has figured out where Jeff Bezos should donate his money

August 15th, 2017 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Jeff Bezos tweeted in June that he wanted short-term, high-impact ways to do social good. An artificial intelligence platform put 46,000 suggestions to a vote, using a method inspired by how bees swarm. Universal access to clean drinking water was the winner.  



A new way to reproduce

August 15th, 2017 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?



Edible robot surgeons will cure you from the inside out

August 14th, 2017 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the Puma 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa’s robo-butler. Just barely. The Puma was nevertheless revolutionary. It was the very first mechanical operator, progenitor to steady-handed robo-surgeons like the DaVinci system. But in the near future, robots will no longer […]



What is Ray Kurzweil up to at Google? Writing your emails

August 14th, 2017 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

RAY KURZWEIL HAS invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music, which won him an audience with President Lyndon B. Johnson. In his 20s, he pioneered software that could digitize printed text, and in his 30s he cofounded a synthesizer company with Stevie Wonder. More […]



Humans and robots are on the cusp of a sexual intimacy we may never reverse

August 13th, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you?



Airbnb now has more listings worldwide than the top five hotel brands combined

August 13th, 2017 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Airbnb has reached a new milestone: 4 million listings worldwide.



Gun-wielding drones are now a thing, and that’s somewhat worrying

August 12th, 2017 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

Capable of firing semi-automatic weapons and 40mm grenades, it really is death from above.



The US military is getting closer to deploying lasers and rail guns — here’s how they might be used

August 12th, 2017 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Long relegated to the world of science fiction, lasers and rail guns are increasingly appearing in real life.



Will stem cells replace dental implants?

August 11th, 2017 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

For many, a toothache may bring up their deepest and darkest fears. The reality for many is that the dentist can send you through a wave of emotions, to the point that you may end up trying to avoid your appointment entirely.



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