Category: Science

May 11th, 2017 by John

We have increased the number of galaxies to 2 trillion, and each galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars. Humans with telescopes are no longer enough to keep up with the rapid pace of data collection, and machine learning is called to the task.

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April 21st, 2017 by John

There are certainly many technological and ethical considerations when developing brain-machine solutions, but Elon Musk formed Neuralink to explore this next frontier of human evolution. This is worth a read.

Posted in Cool-Stuff, Science

April 20th, 2017 by John

Are you willing to share your most intimate medical information with Google health spinout, Verily? Volunteers agree to undergo various invasive medical procedures and wear tracking devices for four years.

Verily today published a website that marks the launch of its founding idea, the Baseline Project, a multi-year study expected to cost more than $100 million that it says will search for clues to predicting heart disease and cancer.

Volunteers are being asked to submit to an unprecedented regimen of tests and physical monitoring. They’ll be asked to wear a heart-tracking watch that follows their pulse and movements in real time and will undergo a detailed workup of x-rays and heart scans, in addition to having their genomes deciphered and their blood tested in so-called liquid biopsies, which might be able to catch cancer early. Read More

Posted in Medical, Privacy, Science

April 14th, 2017 by John

Lockheed Martin has a compact fusion reactor prototype that holds promise. Can they accomplish in a 5 years what physicists have failed to do (sustained fusion) in 50 years?

Posted in Nuclear, Science