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We could visit Mars within a decade—and grow food when we get there

We could visit Mars within a decade—and grow food when we get there

A visit to Mars is almost guaranteed within the next decade or so .... And long-term occupation may not be ...
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Storing movies on DNA pellets? School-bus-sized gene storage machine may help pave the way

In a world awash with data, DNA is a hugely compact way to store it. The data on every iPhone, PC, ...
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Deep dive for aliens: We’ve only examined a ‘hot tub’ worth of cosmic ocean

[A] new study suggests we haven’t exactly taken a deep dive when it comes to hunting for other-worldly life forms ...
Artificial Intelligence as Ken Kesey: A computer goes on a cross-country novel writing trip

Artificial Intelligence as Ken Kesey: A computer goes on a cross-country novel writing trip

On March 25, 2017, a black Cadillac with a white-domed surveillance camera attached to its trunk departed Brooklyn for New ...
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Deep space travelers could face ‘significant’ gastrointestinal damage from radiation

Deep-space travel could even cause significant gastrointestinal (GI) damage to astronauts, according to one new study. Researchers at Georgetown University ...
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Viewpoint: We need to push artificial intelligence beyond ‘spying, brainwashing, or killing’

We are facing a future with great uncertainty and tremendous promise, and the best we can do is to confront ...
$5 lab-grown burger could be ready by 2021

$5 lab-grown burger could be ready by 2021

Back in 2013, the emerging biotech field of lab-grown meat products held a tasting of a lab-grown burger which cost a staggering ...
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Should we strive to engineer better humans?

While proposals like cognitive or moral enhancements to help create a less doomsday-prone population are quite speculative (and on occasion, ...
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How do you make a lab-grown burger?

In July, [the alternative-meat] movement passed a new milestone: In a packed auditorium in suburban Maryland, the FDA convened the ...
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India a testing ground for technologies that benefit farmers worldwide, Bayer says

On August 21, 2018, Bayer Crop Science .... kicked off a process to integrate the global seed behemoth Monsanto into ...
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‘Theory of mind’: Why artificial intelligence needs to understand how we think

What AI needs, [said Dr. Jun Wang at University College London] is a type of deep communication skill that stems from a critical human ...
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Why people don’t trust artificial intelligence: It’s an ‘explainability’ problem

Despite its promise, the growing field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is experiencing a variety of growing pains. In addition to ...
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Can we grow clothing textiles from living organisms?

[A] small but growing group of innovators is turning to the genius of nature in an attempt to put wastefulness ...
Video: Biotech could drive sustainable economic growth, but public support is crucial

Video: Biotech could drive sustainable economic growth, but public support is crucial

“We should all be doing less. We all need to chill.” It wasn’t an obvious rallying cry for delegates at ...
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Human eggs from blood cells? New technique could ‘transform reproduction’

Scientists in Japan made progress recently in the quest to combat infertility, creating the precursor to a human egg cell in a ...
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E-tattoos? 3D printable electronics could make them possible

In April [2018], Michael McAlpine, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Minnesota, published a study in the journal Advanced Materials in which he ...
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What happens if we make AI more humanlike?

When people interact with each other face to face, emotional and intellectual engagement both heavily influence the interaction. What would ...
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Viewpoint: Everyone needs to feel the benefits of an ‘AI-reliant society’

[A]rtificial intelligence technology could actually boost the global economy. If it’s allowed to play a major role, AI will make our ...
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What good is eternal life if we can’t stay young?

Longer lives seem attractive, but as we age we become susceptible to a host of late-life diseases that can prevent ...
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Viewpoint: Why the transhumanist movement promises far more than it can deliver

Transhumanism is a movement that, based on advances in biology and artificial intelligence, champions the idea of transforming or going ...
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How human evolution—and racism—could be altered by climate change

Evidence suggests that a warming planet could melt away differences between human races — or population groups, as scientists more ...
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Urban food ecosystem: How vertical farms and 3D-printed food could feed world’s growing cities

In the next 30 years, virtually all net population growth will occur in urban regions of developing countries. At the same ...
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Giving artificial intelligence a ‘memory’ and why that’s so remarkable

AI systems’ tendency to forget the things it previously learned upon taking on new information is called catastrophic forgetting. … For ...
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8 things to know about anti-aging research and why there’s ‘no doubt’ humans can live to 150

Dr. [Michael] West is the CEO of AgeX Therapeutics, a biotech company that is developing novel therapeutics to target human ...
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Using AI to predict evolution of cancer tumors could lead to stronger treatments

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to predict how cancers will progress and evolve, which could help doctors design the most effective treatment for each ...
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Artificial intelligence could predict where earthquake aftershocks will strike

A new artificial intelligence is turning its big brain to mapping earthquake aftershocks. Scientists trained an artificial neural network to ...
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Can artificial intelligence give us a more efficient health care system?

To understand the benefits that artificial intelligence can bring to the world of human medicine, consider the case of Ayako ...
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3 reasons Mars colonization might be a bad idea

I wanted to look at the case against Mars; three reasons humans should leave the red planet alone. … [T]he first argument ...