Posted: October 31, 2011 Filed under: Biology, chemistry, Environment, Science | Tags: darwin, environment, genetic engineering, oxygen
Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed a new way that cells respond to the challenge of low oxygen.
Read more on Physorg.com.
Posted: October 31, 2011 Filed under: Augmented Reality, Digital Realtiy, Video Games | Tags: augmented reality, technology, video games, virtual reality
“The Gadget Show,” which airs on Channel 5 in the UK, has created a video game simulator with a nine meter dome, five HD projectors, an omnidirectional treadmill, 800 LED lights, a Kinect 3D sensor and four paintball gun turrets.
Read more on The Singularity Hub.
Posted: October 31, 2011 Filed under: Government, Science, Technology | Tags: crime, CSI, science
The British government defends its decision to close the Forensic Science Service, which analyses crime scene evidence in England and Wales.
Read more on BBC News.
Posted: October 31, 2011 Filed under: Biology, Government, Ideas, Medicine, Science | Tags: brain, law, neurosciece, public policy, research
Famous neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga talks with The New York Times about the ethical implications of brain research on society and, potentially, public policy.
Read more from The New York Times.
Posted: October 31, 2011 Filed under: Biology, Food, Medicine, Uncategorized | Tags: genetic engineering, medicine, rice, science
Albumin, at least. Scientists from China, the U.S. and Canada have collaborated on a project to grow human serum albumin in rice.
Read more on the LA Times.
Posted: October 28, 2011 Filed under: Biology, chemistry, Design, Digital Realtiy, Ideas, Nature | Tags: biomimmickry, cellular automata
Japanese technologists have built a computer based on a ring-like molecules that form novel connections and circuits with its neighbors as it calculates. Read more at Technology Review.
Posted: October 28, 2011 Filed under: Augmented Reality, Digital Realtiy, Education, Ideas, Technology, Urban Planning | Tags: ant colony logic, cloud intelligence, wisdom of crowds
Research into the Economic Complexity Index (ECI) of 128 countries found a link between ECI and income per capita. Read more about the ECI at Physorg. Read about the intelligence enhancing dynamics of flocking birds here. Read about battles between AI Ant Colonies here.
Posted: October 28, 2011 Filed under: Augmented Reality, Digital Realtiy, Ideas, Robots, Technology | Tags: autopilot, creative destruction, gps, techno-unemployment
The words “computer” and “calculator” used to be professions before they became names of machines. What are some new jobs headed for extinction?: Machine operator, pilot, and driver.
Read about the latest push to completely automate commercial airliners at BBC News.
Posted: October 26, 2011 Filed under: Augmented Reality, Automotive, Software, Technology, Urban Planning
Humans are the limiting factor on safe driving speed. With automated driving software, cars can go faster and need less protection against accidents. Lighter cars are more fuel efficient. (They will also destroy the parking garage and parking lot industries.) More at Technology Review.