Tag: futurism

Scientists Made Nanorobots That Can Release Drugs in The Body Using Mind-Control

Scientists designed injectable nanobots and are testing them on cockroaches. The technology controls the release of drugs needed for the brain using EEG controlled electromagnets. The technique could help fight a host of brain disorder.

Who would have thought that roaches, that’s right, C-O-C-K-R-O-A-C-H-E-S, could actually do something good for humanity? Well, it seems that they are helping out quite a lot.

Scientists Discover a New Drug That Can Knock Out Three Killer Diseases

Scientists have identified a compound that can kill the parasites that cause three neglected tropical diseases—Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, and sleeping sickness.

A New Drug And a New Hope

One drug is giving new hope to millions of people living in poor conditions who might be exposed to deadly tropical diseases.

Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, and sleeping sickness are three infectious that impact many worldwide, but they are also often neglected diseases. They are caused by three parasites: Trypansosoma cruzi, Leishmania, and Trypanosoma brucei. Chagas disease, or the so-called “kissing bug,” can cause the heart and digestive system to become enlarged; Leishmaniasis causes a variety of symptoms, ranging from anemia and fever to totally damaging the lining of the nose, mouth, and throat; and sleeping sickness, or Human African trypanosomiasis, can lead to coma when the parasite brought by the tsetse fly penetrates the brain.

This Month, The Reward For Mining Bitcoin Was Cut in Half

While Bitcoin may have had its ups and downs, it is certainly a trend that seems to be here to stay, with more users everyday. But newer users may be off to a rockier start, with rewards from mining cut in half.

The rewards from mining Bitcoin just got cut in half, after code written into the digital currency kicked in last July 9.

When Bitcoin was released in 2008, it had code that reduced the reward from bitcoin mining by half every four years. This keeps in check the currency’s inflation, due to the growing number of miners and ever-faster computers that mine for them.

HIV: Scientists Uncovered The Birthplace of The Disease That Refuses to Die

The rise of HIV is one that can be traced back almost 100 years, thanks to modern genetic profiling. Scientists hope that understanding its origin will help us better determine how to end the virus once and for all.

Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one quickly grabs national monitors and TV screens for its fifteen minutes.

However, one condition that seems to not fit into his norm is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The spread of HIV is a story that would have most television dramas pale in comparison—combining elements of intrigue, suspense, and mystery into one cohesive nightmare that has blanketed the globe since the 1920s.

The Start of A Global Killer

It all began in Kinshasha, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

However, in the 1920s, it was better known as the Belgian colony of Leopoldville. A high profile location for young men to sojourn to in hopes making a fortune, as it was the capital of Belgian Congo. Therefore, with them came railroads and sex workers. Two forms of transportation that respectively spread people and infection. With a flourishing location, HIV found many opportunities to grow into the pandemic it is today.

Google’s Next Project? They’re 3D Mapping The Inside of Earth’s Buildings

Project Tango will be using smartphones to create a 3D map of the whole world, capturing the interiors of buildings down to a resolution of a few inches.

Mapping the world

You know, sometimes one can’t be faulted for thinking that Google likes to dream some pretty big dreams.

But to be fair, Google Maps has accomplished many extraordinary tasks over the years, having mapped the world and put that information in our fingertips. That might sound like a feat that’s pretty difficult to top, but Google is planning something even bigger.

Why We Must Explore the Final Frontier: An Interview with Alan Stern

Every species has a special trait, an evolutionary advantage that allows them to survive and thrive…to keep ahead of the predators and on top of the prey. Our special trait should really come as no great surprise: It’s the human brain.

More specifically, it is our ability to explore and discover, to seek out new information and then communicate what we learn to others of our kind who can build upon (and improve) it. Ultimately, there are few who understand the importance of this knowledge and exploration better than Alan Stern.

After all, Stern is a man who (quite literally) took humanity to new worlds.

Gemini Just Became The World’s First Licensed Ether Exchange

Cryptocurrencies are decentralized, self-regulating digital currencies that may be used as “cash” for global trading and are based on very complex mathematical algorithms that must be approved by a majority of the community, making it practically impossible to defraud. It offers instant exchanges from anywhere in the world, with little or no charges.Gemini Trust Company, LLC is the first company in the US (and the world) to gain a license for trading Ether, a new and emerging type of cryptocurrency that is run on the platform Ethereum which, according to their website, “is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.”

Cryptocurrencies garnered hostility from the mainstream population due to its tendency to attract illegal businesses, mainly because it offers anonymity and can be used to transfer money without a trace. While their legality varies from country to country, people see their possibilities and advantages and the acceptance of digital currencies has been developing.

Recently, Japan recognized Bitcoin and a license has been issued to Bitstamp for trading bitcoins within the EU.

Further Proof That Aliens Are Definitely Out There

Are we alone? It is, perhaps, one of the most significant questions human beings have ever asked—right up there with “Why are we here?” and “How did it all begin?”

Indeed, as soon as we understood that the universe was not circumscribed by the Earth’s horizons, but extended outward for unfathomable distances and contained within its compass innumerable worlds like our own, we began to wonder whether we are unique and alone, or if there might not be others out there—like us, and yet very unlike us.

The famous “Drake equation,” formulated by astronomer Frank Drake in 1961, sought to establish a mathematical, probabilistic framework to understand the question of whether or not humanity ia really alone in the cosmos; it used a number of ingenious terms to estimate the number of technological civilizations in our galaxy.

Singapore May Become The City Of The Future…And An Orwellian Nightmare

With fast-paced technological developments, cities around the globe are progressing to what are popularly known as “smart cities,” which make use of technology to provide better services to their residents. Singapore is a smart city known for its autonomous systems on security and maintenance, its forthcoming driverless taxis, and soon enough, it’s going to get even more complex.

Through the development of the country’s Smart Nation program, an unstated number ofsensors and cameras will be spread across the city, allowing the government to monitor possibly everything—an Orwellian nightmare in the making if ever there was one.