biotech

Will Nanotubes Make You Super-Smart?

by: Roger Dooley

Researchers in Italy and Switzerland have found carbon nanotubes to be bio-compatible and that the can be attached to neurons to boost the natural signal-processing capabilities of those neurons.

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The Blossoming of Biomimicry

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The Electron Economy Part III: The Challenge of Mobile Energy Storage

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Future: Innovation Timeline 2050

By: Ilya Vedrashko

timeline2050E-ink, 3D printers, disintegrator, mindwipes, replicators, human memory downloads, reputation trading, 3D fax, video wallpaper, virtual reality windows.

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Future: Planting False Memories

By: Ilya Vedrashko

New Scientist is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special compilation of forecasts for the next 50 years gathered from the leading scientists. Among the most directly relevant to advertising is this one from Elizabeth Loftus:

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Kernels of Hope for Bioplastics

by: Joel Makower

There’s some encouraging news for polylactic acid, the promising but beleaguered corn-based polymer intended to replace conventional petroleum-based plastics and help usher in a new era of biobased products.

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Copycat

by: Sebastian Campion

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An american woman recruited the biotech company Genetic Savings and Clone to clone her dead cat. The cat - which is said to be the first pet clone to be sold in the United States - was created using DNA taken from the Texas woman’s original pet, reports the Scotsman.

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The Clones Are Comming

by: Sebastian Campion

In relation to the Copycat story, www.scotsman.com brings a brief sumary of cloning to this date.

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1952: Robert Briggs and Thomas J King clone northern leopard frogs using a method of nuclear transfer and kick off nearly two decades of heavy scientific interest in cloning research.

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Can You See Me Now?

by: Sebastian Campion

Biomimetics is a term used to describe the concept of taking ideas from nature and implementing them in other technologies such as engineering, design and computing.

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