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Oct 9, 2019

After 5 Years Of Trials, Doctors Create Human Liver From Scratch

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Doctors at the Pittsburgh Liver Research Center have made a significant breakthrough in creating a human liver for trials.

Oct 4, 2019

The Biggest Quantum Breakthrough Yet—Literally

Posted by in categories: innovation, quantum physics

For the first time ever, physicists tested the phenomenon of quantum superposition using molecules. That’s a big deal.

Oct 3, 2019

Would a robot pet enhance your life?

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

We all know that dogs are a man’s best friend, but has the world really come to this?

On a particularly blustery day in New York City, I found myself (as one with the income bracket of a writer sporadically does) on the Upper East Side, amidst tribes of cooler-than-thou high school students, dedicated dog walkers and women wearing hats that looked like a Shar-Pei had potentially suffered in the making of it.

Nonetheless, I braved the chilly air and found solace in the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the design institution that is part of the Smithsonian. Upon entering, visitors are greeted with a magic wand-looking pen tool, that serves as an interactive notekeeper for items you are interested in. “How innovative.” Perfect for a museum about innovation, am I right? With my magic wand in hand, I entered the Narnia of objects, with the first stop being an exhibition titled “Access and Ability.” Featuring “artifacts” designed for people with disabilities, I was surprised to find among the various innovations, a very cute-looking puppy that I instinctively wanted to pet. But I did not, for fear of being arrested, a la Ocean’s 12.

Oct 1, 2019

Arts at CERN announces two open calls and the arrival of residency winners

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Geneva. Arts at CERN announces two open calls for art residencies – Collide Geneva/Dance and Accelerate Finland – and the arrival of the winners of Collide International, Rosa Menkman, and Collide Pro Helvetia, Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller. The art residency programmes are based on the particle physics laboratory’s cultural strategy, which aims to foster networks between local and international organisations through platforms that engage art and science.

“Arts at CERN plays an important role in augmenting the interest seen in the interaction of the arts and sciences in recent years. By inviting artists and scientists to have a dialogue in the Laboratory, the programme shows how the two fields impact one another. I am proud to announce new opportunities for participation, and to welcome artists-in-residence this autumn,” says Mónica Bello, head of Arts at CERN.

For the sixth Collide Geneva residency, Arts at CERN, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Geneva have joined forces. The three-month fully funded residency award will be granted to a Geneva-based artist or artist collective working in the field of dance. The winner will have the opportunity to carry out their research at CERN and work together with particle physicists, engineers and IT professionals. Collide Geneva/Dance encourages applications from dance artists inspired by scientific ideas or technological concepts, with innovative approaches in their artistic expression.

Sep 26, 2019

Randomly Wired Networks: A Breakthrough In Neural Architecture Search

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

AI pioneer Frank Rosenblatt in his famous 1958 paper on perceptron, wrote that the physical connections of the nervous system are not identical and at birth, the construction of the most important networks is largely random. This was the early days of computational breakthroughs and the researchers were already hinting that it’s okay to be unorganised when it comes to machines.

Today, the success of deep learning approaches owes in large to the enhancements of neural networks over the years. These networks are built on rules which allow them to interact with other nodes within the network. The way a connection is established also has a say in the rate at which the network learns a certain task.

Sep 24, 2019

New psychosis treatment targets genetic mutation instead of symptoms

Posted by in categories: genetics, innovation

New research describes the case study of two people with psychotic conditions who benefited from an innovative treatment for psychosis.

Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Fernando Llorca Castro — Costa Rica’s Ambassador to the United States — ideaXme Show — Ira Pator

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, geopolitics, governance, government, health, innovation, life extension, science, transhumanism

Sep 24, 2019

SWIFT Provides Synthetic Organ Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

The ability to create synthetic organs has long been desired in medicine. If we could make synthetic organs for patients from their own cells, we could replace injured or damaged organs without risking the body rejecting the organ. This would have huge implications for the treatment of liver and kidney diseases, among others. For years, scientists have tried to perfect this technology but have been unable to solve the blood flow problem that has made the creation of synthetic organs impossible.

In the last few weeks, a group of scientists appear to have found the solution to this problem or, at least, a major part of it [1].

Sep 23, 2019

Innovative orange juicer 3D prints bioplastic cups out of leftover orange peels

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, innovation

Designer Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled the “Feel the Peel”, a combo orange juicer/3D printer that makes bioplastic cups out of leftover orange peels.

Sep 22, 2019

A Sputnik Moment For The U.S. As China Forges Ahead In Tech Innovation

Posted by in category: innovation

A new Council on Foreign Relations Report concludes that the U.S. better put in place a national innovation strategy if it is to keep its world-leading position against its number one challenger, China.

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