Archive for the ‘innovation’ category: Page 106

Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Thupten Jinpa, Founder and Chairman of Compassion Institute, and The Dalai Lama’s Principal Translator — Discussing Compassion, Spirituality and Human Longevity — ideaXme — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, business, environmental, futurism, government, health, innovation, posthumanism, transhumanism

Jun 11, 2020

Scientists grow ‘model’ human embryos from stem cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Paris (AFP) — Scientists have developed a human embryo “blueprint” using human stem cells, in a breakthrough that could provide vital insight into the early stages of infant development, new research showed Thursday.

Teams from the University of Cambridge and the Netherlands-based Hubrecht Institute said their model will allow them to observe never-before-seen processes underlying the formation of the human body.

The layout of humans — known as the body plan — happens through a process known as gastrulation, where three distinct layers of cells are formed in the embryo that will later give rise to the body’s three main systems: nervous, musculoskeletal and digestive.

Jun 8, 2020

Lamborghini’s 217-mph Sián supercar is powered by a battery breakthrough

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

The Italian sports-car company teamed up with MIT researchers to produce custom supercapacitors, an alternative to lithium batteries.

Jun 8, 2020

PAC-MAN: Scientists Aim Gene-Targeting Breakthrough Against COVID-19

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Lipitoids, which self-assemble with DNA and RNA, can serve as cellular delivery systems for antiviral therapies that could prevent COVID-19 and other coronavirus infections. Credit: Illustration courtesy of R.N. Zuckermann.

Jun 6, 2020

GoSun Grill Is a Solar Oven That Can Cook Even at Night

Posted by in categories: energy, innovation

Have you ever wanted a grill that you can carry anywhere and it doesn’t need fuel? Well, then we present to you the GoSun Grill. This innovative solution to everyone’s need for a cool-looking, fuelless, clean portable oven should be a must on every “outdoorsy” person’s wishlist. Impress your friends with this device and your personal cooking skills at the beach, in the park or wherever you’d like really.

Let’s have a closer look at this solar cooker.

The story of GoSun Grill.

Jun 5, 2020

Could a novel UV light device inactivate SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Researchers suggest that an innovative handheld UV light device could effectively sanitize surfaces, killing pathogens including SARS-CoV-2.

Jun 3, 2020

Kim Jong-un pulled out his nuclear card…what next?

Posted by in categories: existential risks, innovation

You can watch this video at https://koreanow.com

With North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pulling back out his nuclear card for the first time since 2018, a very natural and perhaps even urgent question is, what next? There are signs that the North is getting closer to unveiling its strategic weapon promised by Kim at the end of last year. But with the U.S. constrained and South Korea committed to global sanctions, there’s no sign of a dialogue breakthrough. We could be about to witness Pyongyang’s new way.

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Jun 2, 2020

Operation Warp Speed selects billionaire scientist’s COVID-19 vaccine for monkey tests

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Innovative vaccine uses another virus to present two genes from the novel coronavirus.

Jun 2, 2020

Theoretical breakthrough shows quantum fluids rotate

Posted by in categories: innovation, quantum physics

If a drop of creamer falls from a spoon into a swirling cup of coffee, the whirlpool drags the drop into rotation. But what would happen if the coffee had no friction—no way to pull the drop into a synchronized spin?

May 31, 2020

The Very First Wormhole Device — For Magnets!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Circa 2015

Physicists have created a wormhole device that can tunnel a magnetic field through space. It sounds like Star Trek, but we won’t be zapping humans across the universe anytime soon. Still, the breakthrough could revolutionize certain magnet-based technologies, including MRIs.