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Sep 24, 2022

Architects create a floating exhibition space in the form of a fish eye

Posted by in categories: food, space, sustainability

The forum will now aim to educate visitors about sustainable sea farming and protecting the sea and its many wondrous species, according to an article published by designboom last week.

Developed to look like a fish’s eye

The building was designed by Danish architecture firm Kvorning Design and true to its mission it has been engineered to resemble a fish eye. That’s where the name “Salmon Eye” came from.

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Sep 24, 2022

Adding googly (robot) eyes to autonomous cars can make them safer

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation, virtual reality

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Participants played out scenarios in virtual reality (VR) and had to decide whether to cross a road in front of a moving vehicle or not.

When that vehicle was fitted with robotic eyes, which either looked at the pedestrian (registering their presence) or away (not registering them), the participants were able to make safer or more efficient choices.

Sep 24, 2022

Musk says Starlink will be activated in Iran in response to US Secretary of State statement

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, sustainability

Elon Musk reacted to Secretary Blinken’s statement “to advance internet freedom to Iranians”

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, and CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla said on Friday that he would be activating the firm’s satellite internet service Starlink in Iran. This is a response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s statement that the United States took action “to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians.

Despite sanctions imposed on Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance on expanding internet services available to Iranians. Following the death of 22-year-old Masha Amini’s suspicious death in the custody of Iranian authorities.

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Sep 24, 2022

Scientists drilled two miles into the tectonic plate to understand Japan’s ‘great earthquake’

Posted by in category: energy

Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington in the U.S. have discovered links to Japan’s next “great earthquake” after drilling deep into the underseas.

The researchers found that the tectonic stress in Japan’s Nankai subduction zone is less than expected after studying an earthquake fault, Phys.org reported on Thursday.

“This is the heart of the subduction zone, right above where the fault is locked, where the expectation was that the system should be storing energy between earthquakes,” said Demian Saffer, director of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG).

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Sep 24, 2022

New genetically engineered herpes virus kills cancer cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown great potential in treating advanced cancers, according to a report by the Institute of Cancer Research in London published on Thursday.

A promising therapy

Although the treatment is still in early trials, researchers have found that RP2, a modified version of the herpes simplex virus, managed to kill cancer cells in a quarter of patients. The patients had cancers so advanced and complicated that they had run out of treatments to try.

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Sep 24, 2022

Salk scientists modify CRISPR to epigenetically treat diabetes, kidney disease, muscular dystrophy

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics

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LA JOLLA—Salk scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes without creating breaks in the DNA, potentially circumventing a major hurdle to using gene editing technologies to treat human diseases.

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Sep 24, 2022

The Battery Wars Are Heating Up in a Good Way

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The competition for lithium-ion batteries is heating up in a good way.


And then there are lithium-metal solid-state batteries which promise to be safer, faster charging and last longer than existing lithium-ion technology.

The State of Aluminium-Sulphur Batteries

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Sep 24, 2022

Space Sex is Serious Business

Posted by in categories: business, sex, space

We’ve done almost no research into this area, but human reproduction in space is going to be key to us living on Mars.

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Sep 24, 2022

Climate extremes, viruses, social unrest … war? We desperately need a Plan B

Posted by in category: climatology

This is a guest piece by Richard Fox – retired media director, now a singer/songwriter and blogger who writes on a variety of topics. You can.

Sep 24, 2022

A third of scientists working on AI say it could cause global disaster

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI

A survey of artificial intelligence researchers found that 36 per cent believe AIs could cause a catastrophe on the scale of nuclear war.

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