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Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]

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Forget LCD, OLED, and AMOLED: the next trend in touchscreens could be your skin. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft’s Redmond research lab have developed a working prototype of a system called Skinput that effectively turns your body surface into both screen and input device.Skinput makes use of...
Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]

If AI Means The End Of Us, Maybe That's Okay

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For a while now I have been wanting to write an essay or even a book with the title, "The Last of Our Kind," looking ahead to a time when machines become more intelligent than humans and/or humans incorporate so much digital technology that they become post-biological creatures, indistinguishable from...
If AI Means The End Of Us, Maybe That's Okay

Researchers create world's first 3D-printed bionic organ

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A group of researchers at Princeton and Johns Hopkins have combined biology and electronics to create the first 3D printed organ -- a bionic ear. While this is more of a technology demonstration, 3D printing continues to astound, showing that artificial organs of the future need not be limited to...
Researchers create world's first 3D-printed bionic organ

DailyDirt: Living On Earth (Or Elsewhere)

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The origins of life are incredibly mysterious. The life that we normally interact with is made up of chiral molecules, and no one actually knows why only certain chiral molecules are involved in our biology. No one knows how life began, or where it began, or when. Lots of basic...
DailyDirt: Living On Earth (Or Elsewhere)
Editorial: Meet a science committee that doesn't get science

Synthetic biology: And man made life

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Synthetic biology: And man made life

BitTorrenting biology, getting the big picture in search

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The biosciences, like other branches of research, are being dragged into the digital era. This is in part because traditional mediums of communications, including journal articles, are migrating online, and in part because high-throughput approaches to biological research are producing staggering amounts of data that can only be stored...
BitTorrenting biology, getting the big picture in search

Singularity University launches synthetic biology accelerator

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The new program will give three initial companies a leg up in getting their startups off the ground. The accelerator will be modeled on those that traditionally work with tech and biotech startups. [Read more]...
Singularity University launches synthetic biology accelerator

Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

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A lot of what they build in Silicon Valley these days is pretty mundane: sexting apps, social games, and new ways to "share" things over the Internet. So it's pretty exciting when you hear about someone who has some really crazy ideas for what the future might hold. One such...
Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

Jason Kincaid On The Mythology Of TechCrunch

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I was happily surprised to see Hunter Walk interview Jason Kincaid, one of the first TechCrunch employees. The interview is here and I’m reprinting it below. Jason joined TechCrunch when it was still being run out of my house (before the city of Atherton kicked us out). Even after “retiring”...
Jason Kincaid On The Mythology Of TechCrunch
Researchers creating 'Hell Cell' microbe that could survive on Mars

Alt-week 4.20.13: NASA's Space Shop, nature's needles and 30 years of cellphone bills

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Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. The natural world offers up some ingenious biology that is only possible through many, many years of evolution. Other ideas, well, they come about through good old-fashioned brain power. We've got examples...
Alt-week 4.20.13: NASA's Space Shop, nature's needles and 30 years of cellphone bills

How Yoky Matsuoka created the modern robotic hand -- and what the rest of us can learn from her

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Editor’s Note: Yoky Matsuoka, the former University of Washington computer science professor, is one of the subjects of the new book, “Mastery,” by Robert Greene, set for publication this week. This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Viking Press. Yoky Matsuoka, the former UW computer science professor, has gone on to become...
How Yoky Matsuoka created the modern robotic hand -- and what the rest of us can learn from her

Computer viruses could move into biological realm, researchers say

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Computer hackers could create malicious software that crosses the line from technology to biology, crafting viruses that could spread dangerous epidemics, researchers said at Black Hat Europe....
Computer viruses could move into biological realm, researchers say

Is Your iPad Keeping You Awake?

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Is Your iPad Keeping You Awake? is a post from Chris PirilloJ.D. Moyer is a sleep-deprived native of California. He had read somewhere that strong light – including that coming from an electronic device screen – can reset your internal sleep clock. He decided to conduct an experiment based on...
Is Your iPad Keeping You Awake?

ScienceDirect ASTRO News: Publication year: 2010Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physic... http://bit.ly/bEBKgA

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ScienceDirect ASTRO News: Publication year: 2010Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physic... http://bit.ly/bEBKgA

Textbook replacement service Boundless raises $8M

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Boundless, a service that curates free online content for college students, announced today it has raised $8 million in funding. The service works with Open Educational Resources (OER) to make free content available to students. Instead of offering textbooks, the company wants to make them obsolete by offering study guides...
Textbook replacement service Boundless raises $8M

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Zoo Borns

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Get a serious dose of the exotic cutes We like to think we’re men of the world here at Pocket Lint. We’ve been there, done that, bought the T-shirt and taken the pictures on the latest umpteen-megapixel digital camera. So when the boss sent us all a link to...
WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Zoo Borns

NASA: 4-Billion-Year-Old Antarctica Meteorite Points Directly to Biology and Life on Mars

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NASA: 4-Billion-Year-Old Antarctica Meteorite Points Directly to Biology and Life on Mars

BitTorrenting biology, getting the big picture in search

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BitTorrenting biology, getting the big picture in search

Texas school board searching for "another side" to theory of evolution

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We recently reviewed the documentary The Revisionaries, which chronicles the actions of the Texas state school board as it attempted to rewrite the science and history standards that had been prepared by experts in education and the relevant subjects. For biology, the board's revisions meant that textbook publishers were...
Texas school board searching for "another side" to theory of evolution

Why we owe it all to Alan Turing

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It’s 100 years since the birth of Alan Turing — the brilliant British polymath scientist whose work informs and pervades all of modern computing. Despite a criminally shortened life, he made significant contributions in many fields: helping to break the German ciphers in WWII, designing some of the first digital...
Why we owe it all to Alan Turing
Cambridge University center to examine potential threat posed by artificial intelligence

RT @jhagel: Genetic code 2.0: Life gets a new operating system - major advance in synthetic biology http://bit.ly/aamoCs (via @novaspivack)

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RT @jhagel: Genetic code 2.0: Life gets a new operating system - major advance in synthetic biology http://bit.ly/aamoCs (via @novaspivack)

Glowing plants could act as biological night lights

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A Kickstarter project promises to deliver seeds and plants that glow in the dark, thanks to synthetic biology and designer DNA sequences. [Read more]...
Glowing plants could act as biological night lights

For Autodesk, a Step Into a Nanoscale World

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This week at the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., Autodesk will take the first public step toward translating its computer design approach into the emerging nanoscale world of synthetic biology and materials....
For Autodesk, a Step Into a Nanoscale World

Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

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By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels. [Read more]...
Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

Computer Viruses Could Cross Frontier Into Biological Realm, Researchers Say

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Computer hackers could create malicious software that crosses the line from technology to biology, crafting viruses that could spread dangerous epidemics....
Computer Viruses Could Cross Frontier Into Biological Realm, Researchers Say
Stanford's computational cell model lets scientists experiment virtually

Google unveils 'Solve for X' website, hints at TED-like think tank

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Google's just pulled the curtains off of its "Solve for X" website, and it appears that Google is nearing the creation of a TED-like think tank that will focus on talks about radical technological ideas. The site describes the effort as "a place where the curious can go to...
Google unveils 'Solve for X' website, hints at TED-like think tank
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