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‘Cyborg’ technology could enable new diagnostics, merger of humans and AI

Although true “cyborgs” — part human, part robotic beings — are science fiction, researchers are taking steps toward integrating electronics with the body. Such devices could monitor for tumor development or stand-in for damaged tissues. But connecting electronics directly to human tissues in the body is a huge challenge. Now, a team is reporting new coatings for components that could ...

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MicroStrategy To Buy More Bitcoin As Its CEO Owns BTC 17.7K (UPDATED)

Source: Adobe/mtkang MicroStrategy, the American software firm that famously used its balance sheet to buy bitcoin (BTC), has stated that more token purchases are in the pipelines, and reiterated that BTC is its “primary treasury reserve asset.” Meanwhile, MicroStrategy’s CEO Michael Saylor revealed that he has already spent around USD 175m on his personal BTC stash. (Updated at 11:50 UTC: ...

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Let’s Get This Done: Remembering Expedition 1, 20 Years On (Part 1)

Clad in their Sokol (“Falcon”) launch and entry suits, Expedition 1 crew members (from left) Bill Shepherd, Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev began the permanent occupancy of the International Space Station (ISS) 20 years ago. Photo Credit: NASA At 4:21 a.m. EDT on Monday, 2 November, the International Space Station (ISS)—which has to date provided an off-Earth homestead for 241 ...

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Juganu Brings Its Virus-Killing Lighting System To The U.S. After Raising $18M Series C

Israeli startup Juganu, which is developing the first circadian indoor lighting system that inactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, raised $18 million in Series C funding to enable it to launch its J.Protect system in the United States. Comcast Ventures led the investment with participation from existing investors Viola Growth and Amdocs. Juganu has raised a total of $53 ...

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Galaxies Grew Quickly and Early On in the Universe

The behaviour of galaxies in the early Universe attracts a lot of attention from researchers. In fact, everything about the early Universe is under intense scientific scrutiny for obvious reasons. But unlike the Universe’s first stars, which have all died long ago, the galaxies we see around us—including our own—have been here since the early days. Current scientific thinking says ...

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The Twitter Hacks And Battles Of Plato, Socrates And Aristotle — Social Media Needs Blockchain To Prevent Hacks And Provide Permanence

Keld van Schreven, Co-Founder and Managing Director of publicly listed KR1 plc, looks at what social media might have been like 2,400 years ago and how it is can improve security and permanence. Over the years we’ve seen Twitter celebrities get their accounts hacked. But this recent hack goes way beyond anything we’ve seen before. This latest security breach calls ...

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Revenue publishes list of TWSS recipient firms

66,500 employers used the TWSS Revenue has published a list of the tens of thousands of firms that received the Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWSS) earlier this year. The TWSS was introduced as an emergency measure to assist firms and workers through the Covid-19 pandemic and ran from March 26 until August 31, after which it was replaced by the Employment Wage ...

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3D-Printing Environmentally Friendly Buildings using Local Soil

As an effort to address the growing need for repairing deteriorating buildings, bridges and roads, and building sustainable infrastructure that’s not based on carbon-intensive concrete, researchers have recently introduced a new method of 3D-printing load-bearing structures using local soil. According to Sarbajit Banerjee, Ph.D., the project’s principal investigator, additive manufacturing has already reduced the amount of waste generated by the ...

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Cryptoverse Doubts Coinbase’s Upgrades After Another Incident

Source: Adobe/mehaniq41 The Cryptoverse is not happy after the major crypto company Coinbase was forced to disable trading yet again, this time on Coinbase Pro, while bitcoin (BTC) made a big step upwards – as the exchange’s previous fixes apparently didn’t do the job. At around 23:00 UTC Tuesday night, Coinbase announced that they are investigating “an issue” on Coinbase ...

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