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Aug 18, 2018

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

Posted by in category: neuroscience

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Aug 18, 2018

Living in a culture dependant upon caffeine and lack of sleep, its important to remember that sleep offers an incredibly important biological function

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

One night of sleep deprivation is tied to Alzheimer’s disease.

For the past few years researchers have shown that the brain flushes out neurotoxins during the period people are sleeping.

https://www.chronobiology.com/neurotoxins-and-sleep-what-you-need-to-know/

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Aug 18, 2018

We Already are Artificial Intelligence

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

Very interesting.


“It is possible for a computer to become conscious. Basically, we are that. We are data, computation, memory. So we are conscious computers in a sense.”

— Tom Campbell, NASA, Author of My Big TOE

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Aug 18, 2018

Oxygen therapy miraculously reverses toddler’s brain damage

Posted by in category: neuroscience

This toddler was underwater for 15 minutes, leaving her brain seriously damaged —until scientists were able to completely reverse the damage with this incredible treatment.

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Aug 18, 2018

Do you want to join in the fight to end age-related disease?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Together, Forever Healthy Foundation and SENS Research Foundation are now accepting research proposals that promise progress in regenerative medicine for the prevention and reversal of age-related disease. This Fellowship will take place at SRF’s research center in Mountain View, California.

For more information, please visit: http://sens.org/research/research-blog/forever-healthy-found…technology

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Aug 18, 2018

London police chief ‘completely comfortable’ using facial recognition with 98 percent error rate

Posted by in categories: law enforcement, robotics/AI

While facial recognition performs well in controlled environments (like photos taken at borders), they struggle to identify faces in the wild. According to data released under the UK’s Freedom of Information laws, the Metropolitan’s AFR system has a 98 percent false positive rate — meaning that 98 percent of the “matches” it makes are of innocent people.


The head of London’s Metropolitan Police force has defended the organization’s ongoing trials of automated facial recognition systems, despite legal challenges and criticisms that the technology is “almost entirely inaccurate.”

According to a report from The Register, UK Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick said on Wednesday that she did not expect the technology to lead to “lots of arrests,” but argued that the public “expect[s]” law enforcement to test such cutting-edge systems.

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Aug 18, 2018

This Ultrahot Exoplanet Has Metallic Skies

Posted by in category: space

Astronomers have found iron and titanium in the atmosphere of the Jupiter-sized world KELT-9b, the hottest known exoplanet.

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Aug 18, 2018

Researchers Build Quantum Transistor Using a Single Atom

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

The sub-microscopic switch can also operate at room temperature, marking a major breakthrough.

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Aug 18, 2018

What Causes Glaucoma? Scientists May Have Finally Figured It Out

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers say an autoimmune response may be behind the eye pressure and vision loss that sometimes precedes a glaucoma diagnosis.

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Aug 18, 2018

The snapback effect: Richard Feynman’s famed physics puzzle finally gets solved

Posted by in category: physics

Richard Feynman once asked a silly question. Two MIT students just answered it.

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