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This Wireless Implant Heals Damaged Nerves and Then Self-Destructs

"Doctors have known for a while that electrical stimulation can help nerves heal after injuries. Now that observation has led to a futuristic new treatment for nerve damage: implantable gadgets that wrap around damaged nerves, delivering pulses of healing electricity for a set period of time before harmlessly degrading into the body.

According to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, the dime-sized devices comprise biodegradable polymers and magnesium, and they’re controlled and powered by an external transmitter, similarly to an inductive charging mat for a cell phone..."

https://futurism.com/the-byte/nerve-damage-wireless-implant/amp/

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The Latest Prostheses Take Orders Directly From Your Nerves

"Disability rights advocate Nicole Kelly was born without her lower right arm, but using a cutting-edge prosthesis she got last year, she can now grind pepper, play cards, and open beers — just by thinking about the action.

Kelly’s is just one tale from a riveting newWired story about the steady improvements in prostheses that take orders directly from users’ nerves. The big step forward: software that can make sense of the complex signals from a specific patient’s nervous system. We’ve written about similar systems before, but this report is a striking example of how the tech is already changing users’ lives..."

https://futurism.com/the-byte/prostheses-arm-nerves/
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A group of billionaires have pledged $1 billion in efforts to curb carbon emissions.

"It’s touch and go whether current efforts to curb carbon emissions will avert catastrophic climate change. That’s why a group of billionaires have pledged $1 billion to fund radical new energy technologies, and they’ve just announced their first seven investments..."

https://suhub.co/2C3Z6gH

#future = #REALnews #clean #green #sustainability #energy #tech #innovation #progress #science #design #engineering #revolution #environment #solar #climatechange #ClimateAction #renewableenergy #renewables #economy
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AI-Human “hive mind ” diagnoses pneumonia

"First, it correctly predicted the top four finishers at the Kentucky Derby. Then, it was better at picking Academy Award winners than professional movie critics—three years in a row. The cherry on top was when it prophesied that the Chicago Cubs would end a 108-year dry spell by winning the 2016 World Series—four months before the Cubs were even in the playoffs. (They did.)

Now, this AI-powered predictive technology is turning its attention to an area where it could do some real good—diagnosing medical conditions..."
http://www.impactlab.net/2018/10/05/ai-human-hive-mind-diagnoses-pneumonia/

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CRISPR gene editing creates cocaine-proof mice, aims to crack addiction puzzle

"Gene editing has already given us malaria-resistant mosquitoes and heat-resistant cows. Now, researchers from the University of Chicago may have topped both of those feats with their latest creation:

Cocaine-resistant mice. Using the CRISPR-based gene-editing platform to modify the DNA of skin cells, researchers Xiaoyang Wu and Ming Xu have been able not only to create mice that are less likely to seek out cocaine than their counterparts, but are also immune to cocaine overdoses that killed mice without the same CRISPR-edited cells..."
http://www.impactlab.net/2018/10/05/crispr-gene-editing-creates-cocaine-proof-mice-aims-to-crack-addiction-puzzle/

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Self-driving trucks will cut logistics costs in half and boost GDP

"The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy.

The Global Truck Study 2018 has found that around 80% of these savings will be attributable to the reduction of personnel in the transport and logistics industry. In addition, there will be enormous increases in efficiency: autonomous lorries, for example, will be able to travel 78% of the time from 2030 onwards, as opposed to 29% of the time since 2030. This will be because there will be no breaks for drivers and idling time will be reduced through the use of algorithms..."
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/10/self-driving-trucks-will-cut-logistics-costs-in-half-and-boost-gdp.html/

#future = #REALnews #selfdrivingcars #autonomousvehicles #robots #tech #innovation #science #design #singularity #engineering #automation #AI #artificialintelligence #cars #sustainability #climatechange #electriccars #electricvehicles #evs
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AI will create millions more jobs than are lost because of economic growth

"AI and related technologies such as robots, drones and autonomous vehicles could provide a net boost to employment in China of around 12% over the next two decades, equating to around 90 million jobs..."
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/10/ai-will-create-millions-more-jobs-than-are-lost-because-of-economic-growth.html/

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Ikea’s Space10 imagines the future of self-driving cars

"Ideas on what to do with time not spent on driving

Space 10’s “Spaces on Wheels” concept project explores the future of autonomous vehicles. One of the ideas is a mobile cafe that lets you have coffee and socialize while you travel. SPACE10 & f°am Studio

If you weren’t stuck in gridlock, where might you be? And if you didn’t have to focus on driving, what else might you do? A new autonomous vehicle project by Space10—the Ikea future-forward R&D arm that brought us mealworm meatballs—and the creative agency f°am Studio are proposing answers to those questions.

The Spaces on Wheels project envisions seven autonomous vehicles that are also an office, a farm stand, an AR gaming experience, a doctor’s office, a cafe, a pop-up shop, and a hotel. It’s transportation multitasking..."
http://www.impactlab.net/2018/10/07/ikeas-space10-imagines-the-future-of-self-driving-cars/

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Scientists Have Connected The Brains of 3 People, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts

"Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people share their thoughts – and in this case, play a Tetris-style game. The team thinks this wild experiment could be scaled up to connect whole networks of people, and yes, it's as weird as it sounds.

It works through a combination of electroencephalograms (EEGs), for recording the electrical impulses that indicate brain activity, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), where neurons are stimulated using magnetic fields.

The researchers behind the new system have dubbed it BrainNet, and say it could eventually be used to connect many different minds together, even across the web..."

https://www.sciencealert.com/brain-to-brain-mind-connection-lets-three-people-share-thoughts

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[VIDEO] The world’s first fully-autonomous indoor farm

"A farm in Silicon Valley which is capable of autonomously growing and picking leafy greens is about to be operational.

The BBC's Dave Lee met the company's boss Brandon Alexander as well as Angus, the mobile robot..."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-45769107/the-world-s-first-fully-autonomous-indoor-farm

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