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US Government Joins The Trillion Tree Initiative

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

There were once six trillion trees on the planet, now there are only three trillion and we’re still losing ten billion trees per year. That leads to a changing climate, a shrinking habitat for wildlife, and harder lives for billions of people. The scale of the problem calls for radical action.

From Washington State To Washington, D.C., Lawmakers Rush To Regulate Facial Recognition

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

In Washington, D.C. this week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee pledged to introduce legislation in the “very near future” that could regulate facial recognition use by law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Venture Capital Accelerating And Shifting To AI And Other Breakthrough Technologies

Posted in Business, Medicine, Science on 18th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

There could even be a faster rush if there are breakout companies in each of the areas. Massive SpaceX success or other space startups could create a boom like there was in internet stocks. This could also happen in AI and antiaging.

Brain Barriers Breached To Attack Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Yale researchers have found a way to get immune system rescuers through the brain’s protective drainage system.

Antiaging Treatments That Are Closest To FDA Approval

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

There are a few dozen antiaging rejuvenation treatments that are progressing through pre-clinical and clinical trials. Lifespan.io is tracking the antiaging rejuvenation treatments on a rejuvenation roadmap. Two treatments are in phase 3 clinical trial.

New Harvard Study Fights Fat With Salty, Icy Injections

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Injecting an icy saline slurry into fat deposits could be a new fat-reduction

AI Startups Raised $18.5 Billion In 2019, Setting New Funding Record

Posted in Business, Software on 15th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

While overall U.S. venture capital funding dipped in 2019, the artificial intelligence sector bucked this trend by reaching a new annual high for money raised by startups.

Ark Invest’s Big Five Technologies In 2020 Will Be Worth Multiple Trillions Around 2030

Posted in Business on 15th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Ark Invest has 11 Big Ideas for 2020. However, Five Ideas are clearly the biggest. AI and Sequencing will supercharge biotechnology for nearly $10 trillion in impact by 2024.

Cancer Death Rate In U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Breakthrough treatments for lung cancer and melanoma have driven down cancer mortality overall, and from 2016 to 2017 spurred the largest-ever decline.

CES 2020 Proved VR And AR Are Thriving

Posted in Hardware, Software on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Virtual and augmented reality have had a rough few years: Pundits tried to proclaim VR “dead” despite growing consumer interest and sales, while AR’s high prices and limited utility relegated dozens of competing headsets into various “enterprise” niches.

Algorithm Identifies New Treatment For Neuroblastoma

Posted in Medicine, Science on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening.

US Cancer Death Rates Report Reveals Sharpest Ever Single-year Decline

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The steady decline is attributed to a range of factors, with the period examined including the sharpest one-year decline ever recorded.