From the Telegraph: “Researchers from Orlando Health in Florida detected a biomarker released by the brain during injury. They found that the biomarker can stay in the bloodstream for up to a week – which means patients who suffer delayed
It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Craig Venter at Stanford this week. As you can imagine, he had strong views and a huge amount of energy. I’m super-interested in all of his work, but was surprised to find out
A great story. And another example of how man is blending with machine. From the NY Daily News: “Zderad became the 15th person in the country, and the first in his home state, to receive the implanted sight device created
Lots of people I know will be interested in this. Here’s the story from the researchers at Sanford-Burnham. “We have developed a method using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells capable of initiating human hair growth. The method
From Reuters: “Harriette Thompson, who ran her first marathon at age 76, set a U.S. record on Sunday for the fastest finish in her 90-and-over age group, finishing the 26.2-mile Rock’n’Roll San Diego Marathon in seven hours, seven minutes and
Interestingly, it’s a swim that she tried to do in her late 20s but failed. Victorious this time, she told reporters, “I feel like I could walk through a brick wall. … I think I’m truly dead center in the
Another beautiful case of the ‘old’ not really being quite so old. 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Everest and called his daughter, saying that “This is the best feeling in the world.” Gotta love it. Here’s the WSJ
I’m moderating a panel of cool women entrepreneurs and scientists at SU tomorrow night. If you’re around and interested in attending, here’s the link: http://singularityu.org/women2010/
If you are looking for an interesting technology event to shake up your summer, I recommend the H+ Summit. It’s a two day event that explores how humanity will be radically changed by technology. Visionary speakers will explore the potential
I’m just catching up on the DIY bio mailing list and saw this video. A great little tune that the scientifically-minded should like.
What a great story in today’s SF Chronicle. Hazel Soares now 94, has been married twice, raised six kids, seen two economic depressions, 15 U.S. presidents and two world wars. She’s been a working single mother, a nurse, a concert
Spike TV’s John Papola and GMU economics professor Russell Roberts teamed up to create an exceptional and entertaining “rap video” pitting John Maynard Keynes against F. A. Hayek. If you ever wondered what would happen if the two famous economists
This is an interesting story from the NYT.
Congratulations to Alex! As a board member, I am certain that he is going to make an excellent exec director and really take H+ to the next level.
Anyone who seriously follows new technologies and cutting edge science knows that Singularity University officially launched this week. Here is an uplifting welcome message from Vice-Chancellor and Chairman Peter Diamandis and below is a thoughtful video featuring a Q&A with
This video, recorded at the World Science festival, shows Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse telling his fascinating family history. How is it that a brilliant scientist grew up in a family where no one else went to school past 15
From the Singularity hub: “Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have created a prototype device that is capable of detecting viruses and bacterium within the body in a matter of minutes rather than the week or two
This new movie based on Ray Kurzweil’s work opens in NYC April 28th. Really looking forward to seeing it!
From the New Scientist: “Yeast cells feeding on the glucose in human blood might one day power implants such as pacemakers. A living source of power that is able to regenerate itself would eliminate the need for regular operations to