China announced it had edited DNA in the nucleus of human embryos using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR only four of the 86 eggs injected were successfully modified. Harvard Professor George Church believes in five to seven years it will be possible to snip out and replace stretches of DNA to genetically engineer babies.
Raytheon corporation known for developing tools that cause death and destruction. responsible for numerous technologies is that have taken thousands of lives in pointless conflicts around the world. One of the largest US ‘defense’ contractors, just received contract from US Military to develop fastest missiles ever known, theoretically reach any target in the world in one hour.
US Special Operations Command is testing two rapid DNA readers in the field, identifying targets using devices that have all the capabilities of a laboratory, only as big as a photocopier. Can return a result in 90 minutes, a process that used to take weeks.
Courts could one day be peering directly into a person’s brain for evidence using “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (FMRI), turning a medical procedure into the new lie detector. FMRI measures blood oxygenation in the brain correlating brain states with ongoing behavior under different conditions. Inferences are made based on contrasting measurements between “lying” and “not-lying” conditions. Usefulness in lie detection is questionable.
Pentagon hosting a $3.5 million, international competition that will pit robot against robot in an obstacle course designed to test their physical prowess, agility, and even their awareness and cognition. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car.
Articles on Internet forums stating a 250-million-year-old microchip found in Labinsk, Russia confirmed by “University of Southern Polytechnic Nowoczerkaskiej.”The university sent a statement to the Max Portal Russian news agency November 2014 clarifying the “microchip” is actually a 410-million–450-million-year-old sea lily fossil.
Daimler, world’s largest truck manufacturer, created the first self-driving semi, unveiled Tuesday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Their system will connect to other autonomous vehicles to avoid heavy traffic,radar unit situated on front bumper monitors objects up to 250 meters away. Vehicle first tested in Germany, certified to operate on Nevada’s public roadways.
Electric car producer Tesla Motors has adapted battery technology for household and business applications. The wall-mounted batteries will make solar power more accessible. Estimated 160 million packs could shift US to renewables, 900 million units enough for entire world. In countries with underdeveloped power grids, could leapfrog infrastructure the way mobile phones outpaced landlines.
Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. Researchers warned Nature2 genetic changes to embryos, could have unpredictable effect on future generations, expressed concerns gene-editing research on human embryos could be a slippery slope towards unsafe or unethical uses of the technique.
Scientists in Japan have successfully transmitted electric energy wirelessly through the air, proving that Nikola Tesla was onto something big. For years debates have raged about whether or not power could be transferred through the air, and while there have been many reports of this being achieved on a small scale, there has never been a major mainstream study into the phenomenon, until now.
1,000 NATO soldiers will spend 12 days in June in Hungary testing smart energy technology like self-contained power grids, solar panels and wind turbines, Bloomberg reports citing Susanne Michaelis, the organization’s action officer for smart energy.
Through a DARPA-funded program, scientists at the University of California invented a tiny rig that connects to an insect’s brain and flight muscles. Once implanted, the device takes over the insect’s body, turning it into a remote control cyborg capable of receiving flight commands wirelessly from a nearby laptop.
Costa Rica obtained 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources for 75 days straight this year, huge milestone in that country and push for alternative energy. Country was able to completely run the country on renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. During January, February and March so far (75 days) it has been unnecessary to use oil to fuel the country's grid.
Trams fueled by hydrogen could soon be appearing on the streets of China. The country has mastered the technique of using this clean energy source, widely used elsewhere for cars and other forms of mass transport. Source of clean energy, water being its only emission. Help to cut energy running costs. Takes three minutes to refuel. Can carry 380 passengers.
Intentional mutation, a new way that biotech is getting around regulatory approval for genetically modified crops. Genome editing will be used instead of previous methods for altering living organisms by genetically altering DNA material through artificial manipulation in a laboratory. In this way, they can bypass FDA and other agencies trying to ban GMOs.
The FREAK security bug that allows attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections encrypted using an outmoded cipher claimed another victim, Microsoft's Secure Channel stack. Microsoft said it is "actively working" with its Microsoft Active Protections Program partners to protect them, once it has completed an investigation, it would "take appropriate action to help protect customers".
Streetcap1 able to catch this UFO near our sun. There is a geometric shape to it. This shape is impossible for any comet, meteor or natural phenomenon other than crystals. Military satellite destroyed Feb 1, 2015. The satellite detected a sudden spike in temperature and then gone. This was a decommissioned satellite, all fuel was dumped, all electrical connections disconnected, assumption this UFO near our sun destroyed this satellite as a warning.
Technology companies scrambling to fix major security flaw that for more than a decade left Apple and Google devices vulnerable to hacking when they visited millions of supposedly secure Web sites, including Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov. The flaw resulted from former U.S. government policy that forbade export of strong encryption, required weaker “export-grade” products be shipped to customers in other countries.
Russia has long experimented both economically and militarily with Tesla technology, heightened interest in moving from tests to implementation. According to Russian sources, once fully online, the Marx Generator has the "power equal to all power generation facilities in Russia – including thermoelectric, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and wind power stations combined.
Called the TaigaPhone, will be manufactured by Taiga Systems, will synergize with other tools provided by the company to its high-profile clients, photos and work-related files, as well as phone conversations and metadata will not “leak” without the user’s consent, according to Taiga Systems.
Filmmakers, authors, and media have widely speculated about how human life on Earth will end; scientists have come up with serious assessment, presenting 12 possible causes of the Apocalypse. Asteroid impact, Super-volcano eruption, Global pandemic, Nuclear war, Extreme climate change, Synthetic biology, Nanotechnology, Unknown consequences, Ecological collapse, Global system collapse, Future bad governance, Artificial Intelligence.
"Geoengineering "theory that humans could slow, stop, or reverse global warming by "hacking" the planet with technological feats that alter chemical composition of the atmosphere; pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, burying it underground, "seeding" the atmosphere with particles that increase its reflectivity, send more sunlight back into space.
China will focus more on the study and supervision of genetically-modified organisms (GMO), as well as invest in public education about GMO products. “GM technology is very promising and we must stand on top of GM research as China has quite limited agricultural resources,” Han Jun, deputy head of the office for the central leading group on agricultural work.
Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach - a chip under the skin. Along with access to doors and photocopiers, they're promised further services including the ability to pay in the cafe with a touch of a hand.
Use of "smart drugs"s, compounds that may increase cognitive function a rising trend among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: so-called nootropics help business owners to beat off a cut-throat global competition, boosts memory, helps to focus, bolsters vision. Some require prescription, like Modafimil, a narcolepsy medicine, prevents a person from falling asleep.
Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer.
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and a unnamed corporation plans to address the ‘boar taint problem’ which causes a pig’s meat to smell of male reproductive organs that can make their meat ill-fit for market by altering a pig’s genome.
A bell that has been ringing, nonstop, for at least 175 years at Oxford University. It's powered by a single battery that was installed in 1840. Researchers would love to know what the battery is made of, but they are afraid that opening the bell would ruin an experiment to see how long it will last.
As genetically-modified microbes take on ever more tasks – from creating new pharmaceuticals to turning out clean fuel sources – researchers have searched for a way to biologically isolate them from their wild counterparts, so that if they were ever accidentally released, they wouldn’t be able to survive.
Drones cheaper tooperate than regular fighter jets. An armed MQ-9 Reaper drone runs about $14 million, compared to $180 million or more for an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Drones that DARPA is envisioning would not be firing on human targets without approval from another human. What are those rules when it comes to robots?
Already, in developing countries people are storing money digitally on their phones and using their phones to make purchases, as if they were debit cards. By 2030, 2 billion people who don’t have a bank account will be storing money and making payment with their phones. By then, mobile money providers will be offering the full range of financial services, from interest-bearing savings accounts to credit to insurance.”
US Navy to demonstrate an electromagnetic gun, a fire-fighting robot, a helicopter drone and other examples of new military gear at an upcoming exhibition, February 4-5 at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO in Washington by Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter and other experts from the US Office of Naval Research.
Each weapon is mounted with a digital scope that runs on Linux, includes several sensors that measure range, wind velocity and direction, target size, temperature, and barometric pressure. All these numbers are crunched by on-board computer, which displays the spot you need to aim for. The scope follows the target as it moves, when you pull the trigger the rifle doesn’t fire until you are on target.
A new robot designed to have functions comparable to a human being, revealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin at Central Institute for Scientific Research Tochmash Tuesday. Robot made five shots with its gun, able to effectively work on its own travel a variety of terrains, drive a vehicle, provide emergency medical aid. New types of guns also presented to Putin, including a new sniper rifle.
What if everyone could access the tools required to modify DNA, in the comfort of their own home?
It has already been invented; funded by mega corporations like Google, unveiled a device that can create millions of strands of DNA from scratch, they think it will allow DNA to become a “consumer product. Hand off the keys to creation to any jackass who can afford their machine Obvious consequences of this genetic tinkering, potential for mistakes to be made on a wide scale, creating new viruses, could unleash unspeakable horrors onto our planet.
FDA approval of the ‘Maestro system,’ an electrical implant to ‘treat obesity’ by impairing the ability of certain nerves to do their job, jamming them with electrical pulses that block signals that your brain sends to your stomach to indicate that it needs food, shuts down your biological instinct to eat.
Travelling in a foreign country has often been a challenge – now technology comes to the rescue. Google has updated its Translate app to do voice and sign translations - just point your smartphone at signs, menus or whatever you want to understand.
China is planning to build a mine on the Moon in order to search for a rare helium isotope scientists believe could be the key source of energy in the future. The moon is apparently rich with Helium 3. 40 tons of Helium 3; Cargo bays of two space shuttles can power U.S. for a whole year at current rate of energy consumption.
The US Navy is set to unveil a new electromagnetic weapon that uses magnetic fields to launch projectiles at six times the speed of sound rather than using traditional chemical propellants and explosives to destroy targets.
Microsoft will not add new features to Windows 7, will continue to issue security updates to all users in the next five years. As for any non-security fixes, including stability and reliability updates, they will be issued only to organizations that earlier signed support contracts.
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