Impressive new HIV prevention breakthrough combining super antibodies.
We're going to need something like this to tackle our plastic problem, but early days yet.
Good introduction to RSS for those who have never heard of it or why use it.
A brilliantly straightforward attack vector and the bottom line is security is not a design priority.
Hard to imagine writing down a bunch of trig tables and not using the info, but time will tell.
Detail article illustrating data concentration process from federal intelligence agencies and into law enforcement. Network effects, lock-in, codification of prejudice and other issues
Good summary of the current state of gene editing: can cut but not paste
Free floating wind turbines being deployed. Price dropping below nuclear energy.
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Make a website out of folders of pics, with comments. Only writes index files, leaves everything else alone.
Less expensive than I thought, especially discrediting journalists.
Get ready for facial recognition v2.0 from neurological research.
Who codes matters. How we code matters. Why we code matters.
Some of what those of us in coding should be conveying to those not in coding about coding. I would add that "fun" is required in the sense that you can't achieve the required focus on discipline alone. You need to get something out of it personally. Also that building neural nets is not the same. Otherwise correct.
Psyops + Facebook API + Consumer data = "managed" democracy.
Structural color printing. Looking forward to seeing it
HIV-1 replication can be completely shut down and the virus eliminated from infected cells in animals using CRISPR/Cas9
Predicting magnetism, and developing magnets without rare earth elements is breakthrough stuff.
Some much needed hope on the war on plastic waste. Caterpillars to the rescue.
Great visualization of world population changes since the 1960s. Older presentation, but still one of the best.
Pulling water from the atmosphere using metal organic frameworks aka MOFs (porous crystals that form continuous 3D networks).
4 bit jet printable mristor. Tiny, but flexible.
Significant step forward in therapeutic relief for severe allergic reactions.
Electric ferries are getting going in Norway, with interest from other countries.
Using robots to control dangerous invasive species in quantity.
Another long standing assumption falls to new observation techniques.
A story of brain plasticity and the inadequately explored avenue of sound for vision.
Getting rid of aging cells without as many side effects. Early days.
Some interesting survival mechanisms with potential applications to dry transport of vaccines. Long way out, but interesting.
Sounds like silly DNA tricks, but the information densities and simple replication looks like it might have crossed over into transformative technology.
A small change in our approach to plastic could have a huge beneficial effect on the environment.
This ought to help with some of vast energy consumption for air conditioning. Smart engineering.
Not the oldest, but pretty extreme. Interesting genetics.
Computers guessing whose face it is and digitally enhancing images. What could possibly go wrong?
Fantastic development, looking forward to the implications falling out of this.
This could lead to a whole lot less suffering. Hope it goes through to general availability.
Vastly reduced methane emissions, and seaweed feed is also more effective since producing methane takes energy.
Robotic surgery is starting to cross the line into science fiction movie land. Now they need to get it into production.
Remarkable effects. Wonder if this might help explain some human behavior eventually.
This factory is seriously doing it right. Eat your own dog food.
Brilliant application of existing toy technology to medical analysis.
Not sure if it will have a major effect or not, but fantastic that a lawyer finally did this.
Not a fan of fossil fuels, but this is some potentially very helpful tech.
One example of how internet infrastructure should be built out.
Apparently a virus can rewire humans to create and store fat more.
Not clinically ready yet, but good progress on fast and easy disease testing.
V1.0 solar road installation. Viva La France!
Smart workaround, and admirable approach to supporting secure communications within repressive regimes.
Significant step moving aging into the realm of a treatable condition.
Extracting tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), multiplying them in the lab and then reinjecting them to kill off the cancer. Not magic, but a strong therapy. Illuminating case.
This is the kind of packaging that will help get us past our current mess.
Yet another amazing graphene application. But relatively easy to make..
Non-aviating dinosaur tail extremely well preserved in amber. With feathers! Amazing details in this find.
A drug that inhibits the activities of the mTOR cellular process regulator protein also inhibits the cells' activities. Just the discovery point.
Very smart thinking for recycling graphite blocks used for reaction moderation in nuclear power plants.
Research into why artificial sweeteners don't help with weight loss. Specific study shows aspartame blocks intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) which can prevent obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
If you have any interest in Feynman diagrams this is some interesting developments relating to scaling up.
Breakthrough antibody discovery with a different binding mechanism making it highly effective across a wide range of varieties.
While the energy density is modest, the lack of toxic materials and recharge capability is intriguing.
Anything that converts human or animal waste into something useful is welcome technology. Hope the pilot works, even if non-polluting cruise ships are not yet on the horizon.
Reasonably sane categorization of the target devices comprising the Mirai botnet.
CO2 disolved in water converted to ethanol at 63% efficiency using common metals in nano form. Probably commercial scalable. Initial application possible energy storage.
Small tokamak pressure and temperature record the day before funding runs out. Good links to other ongoing efforts, all efforts still many years off.
Still early days, but fantastic that a sense of touch within the realm of "natural" can be achieved synthetically.
Memorial chatbots are here, trained from archived text messages and other digital ephemera. Kind of like a memorial book, but not. Article is long and historical. Concepts and angles are worth it.
Good introduction if topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter are completely new to you.
Progress on 3d printed bone scaffolding. Early days, but big advantages over current materials.
Antibiotic resistance can increase by orders of magnitude in a short period of time. Video makes this really concrete. Well worth the two minutes.
Liquid water (conductor) over permafrost (ice is a non-conductor). Up one and down the other was the path of least resistance as the strike radiated outwards.
Decent intro perspective on how digital attacks can physically compromise a computer. Not magic, just thinking from the hardware
Extremely early and basic prototype, but if softbody robotics could eventually be a thing then this is a possible start.
Trees interconnect with fungi to exchange food for minerals, build and maintain the forest. Infotaining 30 minutes.
Reactivating brain control over previously unresponsive legs is an enormous achievement.
The most advanced artificial neuron to date. Pretty impressive. Remains to be seen if we can build a brain out of it.
Interesting bet. Personally I would expect some therapeutic results, but not sure about breadth of applicability or long term effects.
Not editing the germ line. Hope where standard options have failed. Start of a new era.
Serious clickbait. Overview and video of a tiny cyborg skate swimming through a nutrient bath guided by blue light pulses.
New levels of environmental awareness, medical monitoring, and snooping.
Useful example of how to detect an actual atm skimmer.
I think this ups the chances a bit for life elsewhere in the universe.
Using sound "vibration" to get amplification out of interference patterns. Basis technology. Linking to slashdot because really good summary in the comments and multiple article access links.
Nice to have a bit of hope on the climate change front. Just proof of concept, but on of the better concepts so far.
Very significant therapeutic results injecting stem cells to help stroke damaged brains heal.
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Current state of the art for mid scale low res haptic displays. Worth seeing the possibilities.
Finally a solution for all the flat roofs out there. View obstruction is an issue, but smart thinking.
Using a good chatbot as a bridge to making coursework more approachable. Only answers if 97% or better confidence, otherwise defer to human.
Electricity prices in Germany briefly go negative. Rewards of investing in infrastructure.
Prevalent affordable e-paper displays. Or yet more graphene hype. Here's hoping.
Possibly the first official human telomere lengthening gene therapy case.
A straightforward way to unlock human potential on a huge scale. Side effects include transitioning to an advanced society, and removing the poor getting poorer constant pain.
Very happy some people are still thinking big on the space front. Guessing a network approach for returning data.
Hard to believe nobody had been using LIDAR for self driving cars. Smart move.
Huge step forward for burn victims and other applications. Long way from mice to humans, but this is fantastic progress.
Amazing to see evidence of memory rewriting in action. Strengthening a new memory weakens other connections.
A 30k speedup in neural net training could be a game change. Possibly affordable to start doing brain components
Great writeup illustrating why restricting encryption is just a brain dead excuse for avoiding doing the real work.
Win/win if it works at scale. Sequestering carbon and making good batteries.
An antiviral agent capable of eradicating the most common recognized varieties of HIV-1. Tested in mice humanized with patient-derived cells. Hope this makes it through to human therapy.
Getting rid of lenses entirely and going back to pinhole light input, making up for those limitations by using thousands of pinholes and then merging the images. Early days, but game changing.
Mining the FDA complaint bin for bad drug interactions. Brilliant leveraging of data.
Aerobic exercise makes more hippocampal neurons. Yet another reason to get off the couch and go do something.