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Old 03-04-2011, 01:02 AM   #126
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I took a pass on it because it was too easy. 8)


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Old 03-04-2011, 02:27 AM   #127
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:09 AM   #128
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:55 PM   #129
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:27 PM   #130
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:22 AM   #131
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:27 AM   #132
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Why An Intelligence Explosion Is Probable
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:46 AM   #133
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It's one of the things I am looking forward to.

Of course, intelligence in and of itself is irrelevant. What matters is what use it is put to.

Greater intelligence applied to energy generation or the distribution of food or health care would be great things.

Greater intelligence applied to the torture/interrogation methods used by secret police would be a very, very bad thing made even worse.

This much I can pretty much guarantee:

When the Intelligence Explosion happens, most of the politicians will be in their bomb shelters. 8)
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:02 PM   #135
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Since it sunk like a stone as a standalone thread:

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Growing brain matter with stem cells.
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Growing brain matter with stem cells.

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Old 03-09-2011, 03:12 PM   #137
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I was reading an article about why chimps have big balls, I'll try to find it.
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It's one of the things I am looking forward to.

Of course, intelligence in and of itself is irrelevant. What matters is what use it is put to.

Greater intelligence applied to energy generation or the distribution of food or health care would be great things.

Greater intelligence applied to the torture/interrogation methods used by secret police would be a very, very bad thing made even worse.

This much I can pretty much guarantee:

When the Intelligence Explosion happens, most of the politicians will be in their bomb shelters. 8)
People don't realise that we're standing on the edge of a technological precipice. Things are about to get hectic.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:37 PM   #139
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:57 PM   #140
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People don't realise that we're standing on the edge of a technological precipice. Things are about to get hectic.

I love the technology advances.

My smartphone has been great for me. I am texting as a way to stay in touch with people more, because of the speech to text feature. I listen to more good radio programs (StarDate, Science shows, etc) because of Stitcher. I am reading more because the books are conveniently with me in my phone. I am listening to more music, and sharing it with others because of G-Tunes.

The technology I am most looking forward to is when the cars start driving themselves. Which will leave me free to read, listen to music, radio shows, stay in contact with friends...

And I am sure they are going to come up with other great stuff that I haven't imagined but that I will enjoy the hell out of as well.

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Old 03-11-2011, 04:40 PM   #144
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Turn Your Cellphone Into a High-Powered Scientific Microscope




Using tape, rubber and a tiny glass ball, researchers transformed an iPhone into a cheap, yet powerful microscope able to image tiny blood cells. They’ve also added a clinical-grade cellphone spectroscope that might be able to measure some vital signs.

And with a few dollars and some patience, you can do the same to your own phone. (See instructions below.)

“It still amazes me how you can build near-research-grade instruments with cheap consumer electronics,” said physicist Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu of the University of California at Davis, leader of a study March 2 in PLoS ONE. “And with cellphones, you can record and transmit data anywhere. In rural or remote areas, you could get a diagnosis from a professional pathologist halfway around the world.”

Similar laboratory devices can cost thousands of dollars and be extremely bulky. Other researchers have created cellphone laboratory kits, but this new microscope is the most compact, simple and inexpensive design created so far. The team’s other new device — a light-splitting spectrometer — looks crude but may have high enough resolution to measure blood oxygen levels, for example.

Electrical engineer Aydogan Ozcan of the University of California at Los Angeles, who helped develop an award-winning $10 microscope for cellphones, said the simplicity of the new prototypes is a big advantage.

“They’re further miniaturizing this stuff. But we also need to focus on getting these innovative designs out in the field, tested, improved and saving the lives of people,” said Ozcan, who wasn’t involved in the new study. “In that sense, all of us working on this technology are in the same boat.”


Two existing cellphone-microscope designs inspired the new iteration, including Ozcan’s and another called CellScope, designed by bioengineer Daniel Fletcher at the University of California at Berkeley. Because both models protrude from the cellphone’s camera and have several delicate parts, Wachsmann-Hogiu set out to create a simpler and more compact design.

The team tucked a 1-mm-wide glass ball into a ring of rubber and slipped it over iPhone and iPhone 4 cameras. The images are magnified 350 times, but have a very thin plane of focus. To combat the resulting blur, the team created software able to stitch the sharp parts together into one crisp photo. They also made a prototype cellphone spectrometer (based on a patent they found) using narrow PVC tubing, electrical tape and a special grating able to split light into its component colors.

It costs about $20 to create the microscope and a few dollars to make the spectrometer, but Wachsmann-Hogiu said costs could easily drop below $10 for both. The tiny lenses could be made out of plastic instead of glass, and economies of scale could eventually kick in.

The team is working on improving the imagery of their microscope prototype and giving it the capability to detect microbes by fluorescence. They’re also building a phone-based app to stitch images together, count blood cells and determine blood oxygenation levels.

Ozcan said he looks forward to new consumer technology as an opportunity to make an even cheaper and more powerful laboratories-on-a-chip.

“There are dreamlike components in consumer electronics,” Ozcan said. “It’s orders of magnitude more amazing than the science community could have imagined just decades ago.”

DIY instructions to turn your own cellphone into a microscope are below.

Image: Standard microscope images (top row) compared to a iPhone microscope images (bottom row). Sickle-cell anemia blood is at left, and crystals are at right. (PLoS ONE/Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu et al./Center for Biophotonics at the University of California at Davis)

Citation: “Cell-Phone-Based Platform for Biomedical Device Development and Education Applications.” Zachary J. Smith, Kaiqin Chu, Alyssa R. Espenson, Mehdi Rahimzadeh, Amy Gryshuk, Marco Molinaro, Denis M. Dwyre, Stephen Lane, Dennis Matthews and Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu. PLoS ONE, Vol. 6, Issue 3. March 2, 2011. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017150




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"The world stands on the edge of a knife."

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110308.html
I had that picture on my phone the other day. Gotta love APOD and the things you learn.
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Using tape, rubber and a tiny glass ball, researchers transformed an iPhone into a cheap, yet powerful microscope able to image tiny blood cells. They’ve also added a clinical-grade cellphone spectroscope that might be able to measure some vital signs.

And with a few dollars and some patience, you can do the same to your own phone. (See instructions below.)


MacGuyver would be jealous! Damn is that impressive!
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The Cool Science Stuff Thread...

Uhh.....

Japanese nuclear reactors?

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Japanese nuclear reactors?

Those aren't cool. That's the problem.
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Problem? What problem?


I don't see a problem.




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