This session was part of a large IEEE academic robotics conference) in Hong Kong; organized by Ben Goertzel, David Hanson, Mark Tilden and Gino Yu
Monthly Archive: August 2015
Kevin Folta, a plant molecular biologist with the University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), became the target of a sweeping public records request from US Right to Know, an activist group that seeks to expose what it calls “the failures of the corporate food system,”
Nearly half of all Europeans are genetically predisposed to obesity. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by an international team of researchers, took seven years and cost more than a million dollars.
Microsoft is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Windows 95.
The arrival of Microsoft Windows 95 on August 24 1995 brought about a desktop PC boom.
Ilia Stambler’s book, “A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century” – is now freely available from his site, in html and pdf formats for a limited time only. The paper book also has been reduced in price to make it more available...
Fifteen years ago, Aubrey de Grey organized the first SENS roundtable–Strategies for Engineering Negligible Senescence. It was a small group of out-of-the-box thinkers, heretics who talked about attacking head-on the idea that aging is just part of the human condition, looking for medical (and beyond-medical) treatments that would restore strength, stamina, and alertness, and lower the risk of all the diseases of old age at once.
Three genetic variants in humans that can account for a couple of IQ points
Ron Shigeta is the Chief Science Officer at IndieBio, a seed stage Biotechnology Accelerator in San Francisco.
This is an animated depiction of the novel SHEPHERD spacecraft concept on a mission to gently stop a small asteroid from spinning.