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Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 04:12 AM
by PlanetTech
Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.

New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2013 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America by using molecular markers, researchers claim.

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Singularity University believes it will change the world, from digital manufacturing to biotechnology, from robotics to artificial intelligence.

The timing of protein consumption with training sessions does not enhance muscle growth

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein timing is a popular dietary strategy designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise.

Google is everywhere in technology with game changing potential

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The Google Founders are making well funded attempts to conquer big technological challenges. Success in these major endeavors will alter the trajectory of the future of humanity.

PlanetTechNews Interviews David Wood, Chair of London Futurists

Posted in Interviews on 31st Dec, 2013 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
PlanetTech talks with David Wood about the future of technology, making predictions and the plausibility of the technological singularity.

Google’s Grand Plan to Make Your Brain Irrelevant

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is on a shopping spree, buying startup after startup to push its business into the future.

Polar bear fur could hold secret to ultrathin insulation

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Radiation plays a larger role than conduction in the insulation of polar animals, such as penguins and polar bears, than previously believed.

PlanetTechNews Interviews Anish Mohammed, Singularity University Alumnus

Posted in Interviews on 7th Feb, 2014 05:32 AM
by AlexMuller
PlanetTechNews interviews Anish Mohammed on his experiences at the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program 2013.

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.

Climate simulation links winter floods to global warming

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
When January rainfall was double the expected over wide areas, many people made cautious links between such extreme weather and global climate change.

Google makes a bet on 5G wireless with Alpental buy

Posted in Online on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
All of Google’s services, from Google Docs to YouTube, depend on fast network connections to perform well.

Europe’s human brain project comes under attack

Posted in Software on 11th Jul, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Hundreds of European neuroscience experts are threatening to boycott an effort to create a computer simulation of the brain if a 10-year, $1.6 billion initiative isn’t handled properly.

EC 'confident' in human brain project

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.

Is The Universe Is A Giant Bubble? Scientists To Test Theory

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2014 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are working to prove the multiverse hypothesis, a long-debated and controversial theory that the Universe is a giant bubble.

The black hole at the birth of the Universe

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2014 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it?

On track for human brain scale neuromorphic systems with 20 billion neurons and 200 trillion synapses in 2019 or 2020

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The TrueNorth chip is a synaptic supercomputer in your palm.

Heart disease giving way to cancer as top killer of men

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

Climate-Earth system computer model to be the most advanced ever created

Posted in Software on 27th Sep, 2014 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Armed with high-performance computing systems, DOE national labs and partners tackle climate and Earth-system modeling.

Google’s Eric Schmidt worries European governments will 'regulate out' innovation

Posted in Business on 11th Oct, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
“That they will somehow prevent a place where a young entrepreneur can invent something truly new.”

Are efforts at total brain simulation putting the cart before the horse?

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014 09:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Since it was awarded a one billion euro, decade-long research grant last year, the Human Brain Project has been the center of extreme excitement and heavy criticism.

PTN interviews Austen Heinz, CEO of Cambrian Genomics:

Posted in Interviews on 6th Nov, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Austen has ambitions to create artificial life forms: We dig deeper into the future of synthetic biology.

Virgin Galactic Crash May Lead To New Regulations For Private Spaceflight

Posted in Business on 12th Nov, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The FAA considers putting rules in place for a growing industry.

An artificial retina based on nanorods and nanotubes

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2014 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), for example, could potentially benefit from such a device.

PlanetTech News interviews Miroculus: The future of cancer detection

Posted in Interviews on 18th Nov, 2014 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A Singularity University startup working on a device to easily check for many cancers in a drop of blood.

Does AI threaten humanity?

Posted in Software on 5th Dec, 2014 03:32 AM
by AlexMuller
But is the risk real? Once humans code the first genuinely smart computer programs that then goes on to develop its smarter successors, is the writing on the wall for humans?

Climbing The Mountain: The long foggy race to General-Purpose Superintelligence

Posted in Reviews on 10th Dec, 2014 10:24 PM
by AlexMuller
An explosion will take place in AI investments. Deep learning is the first step.

Can AI save us from AI?

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
While we don’t know exactly when artificial intelligence will rival human intelligence, experts believe there is a good chance it will happen at some point during the 21st century.

The rising pressure of global water shortages

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2015 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Water is becoming more scarce as populations increase, potentially leading to conflict. The age of hydro-diplomacy may be upon us.

Elon Musk donates $10M to keep AI beneficial

Posted in Software on 17th Jan, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity.

$4 Million in funding to develop Artificial General Intelligence

Posted in Software on 22nd Jan, 2015 06:12 PM
by AlexMuller
AGI is the AI discipline concerned with developing systems with human-like cognitive abilities such as general learning, reasoning, and problem solving.

As the Powerful Argue, Might Superintelligence Arise on the Fringes?

Posted in Software on 1st Feb, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Bill Gates is voicing concern over AI, even as a chief of research at Microsoft said AI doesn’t worry him. It’s a hotly debated topic. Why?

How complex environments push brain evolution

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A recent study by neuroscientists offers clues about how increasingly difficult tasks have evolved the brain.

Telescopic contact lenses could magnify human eyesight

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A workaround for certain kinds of vision loss, or a futuristic upgrade to human sight.

The New Era of Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 20th Feb, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Horvitz says that we are in a resurgence of optimism and hope as it relates to solving some of the core problems in artificial intelligence and there is much to look forward to.

Optical fibers demonstrate brain-like computing

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2015 09:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have simulated neural networks and synapses in the brain using optical pulses as information carriers over fibers made from light-sensitive glass.

AI guru Ng: Fearing a rise of killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

Posted in Software on 20th Mar, 2015 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'There's also a lot of hype, that AI will create evil robots with super-intelligence. That's an unnecessary distraction.'

Drug company has been accused of 'blocking' a cheap eye treatment

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap and effective drug to treat an eye condition: Age-related macular degeneration.

Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the project is to completely reproduce a bee's brain in digital form, allowing at some point, a flying robot to function as the real thing with onlookers none the wiser.

'Dementia simulator' among new games on show in Dundee

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A video game simulating the impact of Alzheimer's disease is among the work going on show at Abertay University's digital graduate show.

PlanetTech News interviews Calum Chace, Science Fiction Author, on the future of artificial intelligence

Posted in Interviews on 16th May, 2015 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Calum Chace has done considerable research into the issues surrounding AI, in particular superintelligence, for his novel Pandora's Brain.

In the Future, a Virtual Heart May Test Your Medical Device for You

Posted in Software on 18th May, 2015 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
NSF announced that it would be funneling millions of pounds into a new effort to develop virtual hearts for medical device development and testing.

What the Experts Think About the Existential Risks of Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2015 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The majority of AI experts think machine super-intelligence poses no existential threat to humanity.

Bionic contact lens becomes reality

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The new contact lens allows the user to zoom in and out in literally a wink.

The $100 headset uses controversial electric shocks to make you a better gamer

Posted in Games on 10th Jun, 2015 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
It uses small currents of electricity to stimulate parts of the brain that are used for higher functions like image recognition and memory.

Brain-zapping headwear designed to treat Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
A team at Johns Hopkins University has created a prototype device that delivers non-invasive brain stimulation to sufferers of Parkinson's disease.

These are the projects Elon Musk is funding to prevent killer AI

Posted in Software on 5th Jul, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has donated millions to the Future of Life Institute, and now the organization is funding research into keeping artificial intelligence 'robust and beneficial'.

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

Posted in Software on 14th Jul, 2015 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Peter Diamandis predicts we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance.

Scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2015 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Alphabet: the Singularity company?

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2015 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Could Google's surprise reorganization be the biggest bet of all: a bet on the future?

Could the development of powerful Artificial Intelligence cause us harm?

Posted in Software on 18th Sep, 2015 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
We need to make sure that responsible people stay at the forefront of what will be an incredibly important technology in the next 10 or 20 years.

Jardiance, a Diabetes Drug, Cut Cardiovascular Deaths by 38%, Study Says

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A widely used modern diabetes drug has been shown to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients.

Simulation models universe from near birth until today

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2015 01:14 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the largest cosmological simulations ever performed, has modeled the evolution of the universe from just 50 million years after the Big Bang to the present day.

Using electrical brain stimulation to help patients lose weight

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Many factors can cause obesity, including genes, lifestyle and environment. But there’s some evidence to suggest that quirks of the brain might be a factor, too.

Congress Says Yes to Space Mining, No to Rocket Regulations

Posted in Business on 18th Nov, 2015 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The bill protects private spaceflight from regulatory oversight, and lets entrepreneurs keep whatever nonliving treasures they find out there.

Cambridge University launches centre to study AI and the future of intelligence

Posted in Software on 3rd Dec, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Freed of biological constraints, machines might one day become much more intelligent than humans. What would this mean for us?

For Cocaine Addicts, Treatment with Magnets May Stop Craving

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015 01:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Can magnetic stimulation of the brain shake drug addicts out of their habit?

NASA's Mars 2030 virtual reality software to put users on the surface of the Red Planet

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA is looking to give owners of popular VR headsets an immersive experience with Mars 2030.

Jurgen Schmidhuber Explains the Big Expectations of AI

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2016 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'we can probably expect that once we have animal level AI, very soon afterwards we will have something like human-level AI and its not going to stop there.'

Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence and its boader implications

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, AI researcher Ben Goertzel predicts, an AGI will be created that will do to the field what Sputnik did for space.

When machines can do any job, what will humans do?

Posted in Business on 15th Feb, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi expects that within 30 years, machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.

Where Artificial Intelligence Is Now and What’s Just Around the Corner

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2016 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
'For 50 years, we've ideated about this idea of AI. But it's only been in the last few years that we've seen a fundamental transformation in this technology.'

South Korean government announces nearly $1 billion in AI funding

Posted in Software on 17th Mar, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
SK announced it would spend 1T won (US$840 million) by 2020 to forward AI. It seems that everyone wants to get in on the AI revolution.

Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 21st Mar, 2016 10:49 AM
by AlexMuller
'Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.'

Paul Allen doubles down on artificial intelligence research in Seattle

Posted in Software on 2nd Apr, 2016 08:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Allen's AI2 project is attempting a much bigger challenge than Go; teaching a computer to be a mastermind in all disciplines of science.

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from 100 terabytes of data

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:17 AM
by AlexMuller
"Functional connectomics" research bridges the gap between function and wiring in the brain, a major step in an IARPA project to create a roadmap to reverse-engineer the brain.

ULA and Bigelow announce partnership for first commercial space stations

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2016 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The agreement unveiled on Monday will see Bigelow deliver two fully functional B330 modules to ULA for notional launches in 2020.

SpaceX undercut ULA rocket launch pricing by 40 percent

Posted in Hardware on 30th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The Air Force awarded SpaceX an $83 million contract, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin and Boeing had held on military space launches for more than a decade.

More on the OpenAI "Robot Gym" for Artificial Intelligence Training

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 04:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has developed a $1 billion-program "Robot Gym" to train AI. He says he wanted the robots to be as versatile as humans when it comes to thinking.

Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google

Posted in Business on 28th May, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
At a recent exponential technology conference Kurzweil says he and his team at Google are building a chatbot, and that it will be released sometime later this year.

Tech CEOs Declare This the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2016 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Top tech executives repeatedly said that artificial intelligence (AI) was on the verge of changing everyday life at the Recode conference this week.

Google considers making a "big red button" to stop dangerous AI

Posted in Software on 4th Jun, 2016 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google in conjunction with The Future of Humanity Institute, has released a study that determines how we would stop an AI if it were to go rogue.

Migraine may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has shown that migraine, especially when it occurs with an aura, is associated with an increased risk of stroke.

Electric brain stimulation during sleep enhances motor memory consolidation

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2016 10:02 AM
by AlexMuller
May be new a treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

ULA developing 'space trucks' to ferry cargo in an orbital economy

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2016 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
ULA thinks humans will begin building the infrastructure for space mining and exploration that will culminate with lunar colonies before 2050.

Researchers Develop New Understandings of Memory Formation with Brain Simulation

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A remarkable property of the network is its ability to retrieve previously stored memories from incomplete or degraded versions.

China's supercomputer simulated the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles

Posted in Software on 31st Jul, 2017 04:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world's most powerful and has a processing power of 93 petaflops.

Bigelow and ULA plan expandable B330 orbital lunar space station in 2022

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2017 12:47 AM
by Alex Muller
The launch would place a B330 outfitted module in Low Lunar Orbit by the end of 2022 to serve as a lunar depot.

US should back Spacex and Blue Origin and not ULA

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2017 01:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Boeing and Lockheed are the backers of ULA. They have not built a complete new rocket for over a decade.

SpaceX crushing ULA in terms of value for US taxpayer dollars

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2018 09:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The Falcon Heavy development has taken four years longer than originally planned but the Falcon Heavy will easily beat the Space Launch System to reach operational capability.

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (SingularityHub)

Posted in Business on 20th Jan, 2018 09:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Catch up with this weeks' top news.

An $18m supercomputer to simulate barins

Posted in Software on 10th Jul, 2018 05:08 PM
by Alex Muller
HPE has sold an SGI 8600 supercomputer system to a Swiss research institute for the Blue Brain Project's modelling of a mouse brain’s thalamus and neocortex.

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