martedì 24 maggio 2016

Virtual Reality Porn Addiction


Video clips dubbed "reactions of people who watched Virtual Reality (VR) pornography for the first time" is gaining popularity on YouTube. The videos are footages on people who are watching adult contents with VR goggles, and some of them have earned up to 15 million views.

domenica 15 maggio 2016

Synthetic Human Genome

New York, 14 maggio 2016  - Ai limiti della fantascienza la notizia riportata dal New York Times che rivela un incontro segreto fra scienziati per valutare la creazione di un genoma umano sintetico. 

mercoledì 4 maggio 2016

LAZARUS: THE REANIMA PROJECT

A scene from the The cult-classic RE-ANIMATOR
The irreversible loss of brain function, or 'brain death', is the legal definition of human death in most countries around the world. But one company believes brain death may no longer be the end of the line. The project has gained ethical approval from regulatory bodies for the first stage in what has been dubbed 'Lazarus trial'

lunedì 18 aprile 2016

MAN INTERRUPTED


A generation of young men is being lost to arousal addiction, preferring the instant gratification offered by online pornography and gaming to the challenges of real-life interactions.

mercoledì 24 febbraio 2016

Atlas, The Next Generation


A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5' 9" tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

martedì 19 gennaio 2016

Cyborg Sperm

One in six couples in the UK are affected by fertility struggles -- around 3.5 million people. Worldwide, millions more struggle to conceive. There are many reasons why, from lack of ovulation or blockage of the fallopian tubes in women are a major cause, to low sperm motility in men. 

Security Robot

Sono grossi e a forma d’uovo e assomigliano più a R2D2 di Star Wars che a Robocop, ma sono i primi droidi da sorveglianza in servizio nelle più grandi aziende tecnologiche della Silicon Valley

venerdì 1 gennaio 2016

Nadine, il robot umano


Sorride, saluta, stringe mani, prova emozioni e ricorda quello che le viene detto: è Nadine, il robot più 'umano' al mondo, che ha preso servizio come receptionist alla Nanyang Technological University di Singapore, dove è stata progettata e realizzata con le sembianze della sua ideatrice, Nadia Thalmann.

mercoledì 30 dicembre 2015

AI Apocalypse 2

Perhaps the most important appointment of 2016 will be the trio of research fellows currently being hired by the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI).  The three hires, it is hoped, will help avert the artificial intelligence (AI) catastrophe that many believe could be the biggest threat to the human race.

mercoledì 16 dicembre 2015

Ethics of Genetic Editing

Dal salmone che cresce il doppio alle zanzare anti-malaria: ricercatori di mezzo mondo scatenati. Aperto il dibattito e le indicazioni etiche

Becoming Cyborg

Bioprinting Bone, Tissue Grafts and Even whole organs is now possible…(Source: MUSC Bioprinting Research Center)

Gradually, we too are becoming turning bionic in our attitude to medicine – and due to accessibility of manufacturing platforms, creative innovators like those in the Biohacking Subculture and open source material, some truly futuristic inventions have hit the headlines this year.

martedì 15 dicembre 2015

martedì 8 dicembre 2015

Bambini Transgender 3


Daniel è nato a Strathspey, Scozia, sei anni fa. La sua storia è molto simile a quella degli altri bambini della sua età, fatta di giochi e amore dei genitori che si occupano della sua crescita come meglio possono. Ma Daniel presto diventerà Danni, accingendosi a diventare il più giovane caso di cambio di sesso non soltanto nella storia del Regno Unito ma di tutta l’Europa.

martedì 1 dicembre 2015

domenica 15 novembre 2015

Nanotech: The new alchemy


Alchemy left the mainstream centuries ago, but one of its core concepts, transmuting the elements, is experiencing a revival in nanotechnology.

Reprogramming Biology

Biological engineer James Collins designs genetic circuits with novel functions.

Supersymmetry New physics beyond the Standard Model

elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 combining an image from NASA's /Chandra X-Ray Observatory/ obtained in 2004 with images from the /Hubble Space Telescope/ made in 2005 and 2006 in green and near-infrared light. (Photo : NASA, ESA, M. West (ESO, Chile), and CXC/Penn State University/G. Garmire, et al.)



" La conoscenza è come la luce di una candela. Quanto più brilla la sua luce, tanto più si allarga il confine tra luce e buio, ampliando ancora di più ciò che in questo buio non sappiamo " (Blaise Pascal)

venerdì 13 novembre 2015

Transgender Children


The private owners of Children’s Lighthouse daycare in Katy, Texas have found themselves in the public eye after firing two employees who voiced concern that the school was allowing a 6-year-old transgender student to express their gender identity, reports Fox 26.

sabato 7 novembre 2015

NytVR, inizia l'era del giornalismo virtuale

Entrare nella casa di Oleg, ucraino di 11 anni, distrutta dai separatisti filo-russi oppure salire sulla piroga con cui Chuol, 9 anni, è fuggito trascinato dalla nonna dal suo villaggio nel Sud Sudan sotto attacco. O, ancora, seguire la giornata di lavoro della 12enne Hana, fuggita dalla Siria e ora insediata in un campo profughi nella valle della Bekaa libanese, in attesa di tempi migliori.


martedì 20 ottobre 2015

Carbon nanotubes found in human cells

Carbon nanotubes (rods) and nanoparticles (black clumps) found inside a lung cell vacuole (left) are similar to those found in vehicle exhaust in tailpipes of cars in Paris (right) (credit: Fathi Moussa/Paris-Saclay University)


Carbon nanotubes, possibly from cars, are ubiquitous, found even in ice cores --- we may all have them in our lungs, say Rice scientists


venerdì 9 ottobre 2015

Silver Nanoparticles Toxicity

Researchers studied zebrafish because they have some genetic similarities to humans and their embryos and larvae are transparent, which makes them easier to observe (credit: Tunde Akinloye/CNSI)

Effects on marine life of the more than 2,000 consumer products that contain nanoparticles are largely unknown 

lunedì 28 settembre 2015

Pentagon’s Brain

For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now it’s finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting chips into soldiers’ brains that they hope will enhance performance on the battlefield and repair traumatized brains once the fog of war has lifted.

martedì 1 settembre 2015

Plastic Surgery Addiction


A mother-daughter duo are making waves in the British tabloids for spending a combined total of $86,000 (thus far) on plastic surgery so they can look like “glamour model” Katie Price.

lunedì 31 agosto 2015

TRANSGENDER YOUTH


Katherine, a gentle 19-year old from Brooklyn, is many things: Bangladeshi American, an avid gamer, Muslim, a future programmer. But one thing she is not: human. At least, that’s what she's been told by the family who rejected him/her.
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