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Researchers in the UK and Japan have turned to nature (read, magnetic bacteria) to help produce electronics on a nano scale. They say the bacteria could help us make better hard drives and faster internet connections.
Researchers at Britain's University of Leeds and Japan's Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have used a type of bacterium that "eats" iron to create tiny magnets inside themselves, similar to those found in traditional hard drives.

The research could lead to much faster, higher density hard drives and a range of other high-performance, environmentally friendly electronic devices, the scientists say.

"We're forever trying to make electronic components smaller but are quickly reaching our limits with traditional manufacturing techniques," Sara Staniland from Leeds University's School of Physics and Astronomy, told DW. "Nature can help us."
Magnetospirilllum magneticum

For its research, Staniland's team has used the bacterium Magnetsopirilllum magneticum. These naturally magnetic microorganisms, found in ponds and lakes, swim along the Earth's magnetic lines, aligning like compass needles.



Bacteria could help us break storage barriers in the future



When they eat iron, proteins interact to produce tiny crystals of magnetite, the most magnetic of all naturally occurring minerals on Earth.

The researchers, after studying how proteins inside the bacteria collect, shape and position these so-called nanomagnets, copied the method and applied it outside the bacteria, in a move that has been likened to "growing" magnets.

Enabling these nanomagnets to hold information will lead to "the hard drive of the future," Staniland said.

Industry analysts have welcomed the research.

"Dealing with data growth has been a key challenge for IT organizations of all sizes for a number of years," Simon Robinson, a storage expert with 451 Research in London, wrote in an e-mail to DW.

"While the hard drive industry has been able to respond to this challenge by massively increasing drive densities over the last decade in particular, there is a longer term concern that at some point we are going to hit a limit, though some of the major manufacturers believe 50 terabyte drives are achievable," Robinson said.

"As in other parts of the technology world, the answer over the longer term may come from biology, though clearly this is still at an extremely experimental stage."

Biological wires

In a longstanding collaboration with the University of Leeds, Masayoshi Tanaka from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology used a different protein to create tiny electrical wires - "nanowires" - that could be capable of transferring information.

These biological wires could be grown to have an electrical resistance and "connected to other components as part of an entirely biological computer," Tanaka said in a statement.

The researchers aim to develop a "toolkit" of proteins and chemicals that could be used "to grow computer components from scratch," Sara Staniland of Leeds University added.

Numerous other groups are researching nanomagnets, including a group of microbiolgists headed by Christian Jogler and Dirk Schüler at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institutes for Molecular Genetics in Berlin and Marine Microbiology in Bremen, as well as a group of researchers headed by Will Branford from the Imperial College London.
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MessagePosté le: Jeu 14 Juin - 15:45 (2012)    Sujet du message: DISTANT HUMAN ANCESTOR HAD SHARK HEAD Répondre en citant

DISTANT HUMAN ANCESTOR HAD SHARK HEAD

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer | LiveScience.com – 20 hours ago







  • Molds of the cranium of Acanthodes Bronni.




Peer far enough back in the human family lineage, and you'll find a fishy ancestor that looked surprisingly like a shark.

In fact, this now-extinct fish was among the first to split from sharks, whose bones are made of cartilage, to evolve into a line of tough-boned species that includes everything from bony fish to human beings. A new analysis finds that this controversial class of animals was more shark-like than expected.

"The common ancestors of all jawed vertebrates today organized their heads in a way that resembled sharks," study researcher John Finarelli, a vertebrate biologist at University College, Dublin, said in a statement. "Given what we now know about the interrelatedness of early fishes, these results tell us that while sharks retained these features, bony fishes moved away from such conditions."

Finarelli and his colleagues examined a fish called Acanthodes bronni, part of the acanthodian group of fish, which included the earliest vertebrate animals with jaws. A. bronni lived about 290 million years ago, during the Paleozoic period. The shark family and the bony fish families split about 460 million years ago. [Top 10 Missing Links]

A. bronni left few traces besides its fossil scales and fin spines. But a few fossilized, fragmented skulls survived millions of years in the ground and now reside in museum collections. The researchers made silicone rubber casts of these fossils in order to reconstruct the anatomy of the fish's heads.

This closer-than-ever look revealed ridges and grooves never before examined. The researchers took 138 characteristics of the skulls and compared them with both the skulls of the chondrichthyes, the group made up of sharks and rays, and the osteichthyes, or bony fish such as today's sardines and mackerel. They found that on the whole, acanthodian heads fell in with the sharks.

"For the first time, we could look inside the head of Acanthodes, and describe it within this whole new context," study researcher Michael Coates, a University of Chicago biologist, said in a statement. "The more we looked at it, the more similarities we found with sharks."

The study also revised the relationships between early gnathostomes, or vertebrates with jaws (whose members range from fish and sharks to birds, reptiles and humans), and the most primitive members of that group, armored fish called placoderms. The researchers found distinctive anatomical differences between placoderms and other gnathostomes.

All of the updated relationships will allow researchers to look more closely at how fish made the transition from jawless to jawed, Coates said.

"It helps to answer the basic question of what's primitive about a shark," he said.

"And, at last, we're getting a better handle on primitive conditions for jawed vertebrates as a whole."

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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Juin - 14:50 (2012)    Sujet du message: ROBOTIC JELLYFISH COULD ONE DAY PATROL OCEANS, CLEAN OIL SPILLS, AND DETECT POLLUTANTS Répondre en citant

ROBOTIC JELLYFISH COULD ONE DAY PATROL OCEANS, CLEAN OIL SPILLS, AND DETECT POLLUTANTS


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Alex Villanueva and the experimental robotic jellyfish that one day could could patrol the seas for the military and for environmental safeguard.
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in waters around the world. The main focus of the program is to understand the fundamentals of propulsion mechanisms utilized by nature, said Shashank Priya, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at Virginia Tech, and lead researcher on the project.

Future uses of the robot jellyfish could include conducting military surveillance, cleaning oil spills, and monitoring the environment. This isn't science fiction. It's happening now in a lab inside Virginia Tech's Durham Hall, where a 600-gallon tank is regularly filled with water as small robotic jellyfish are tested for movement and energy self-creation and usage.

A synthetic rubbery skin, squishy in one's hand, mimics the sleek jellyfish skin and is placed over a bowl-shaped device covered in electronics. When moving, they look weirdly alive.

The robotic creatures are called RoboJelly are being designed to operate on their own energy versus, say, sea crabs, or mollusks.

"Jellyfish are attractive candidates to mimic because of their ability to consume little energy owing to a lower metabolic rate than other marine species, survivability in varying water conditions, and possession of adequate shape for carrying a payload," Priya said.

"They inhabit every major oceanic area of the world and are capable of withstanding a wide range of temperatures and in fresh and salt waters. Most species are found in shallow coastal waters, but some have been found in depths 7,000 meters below sea level."

Several sizes of the RoboJelly are under various phases of development, some the size of a man's hand, while another is more than five-foot wide. The latter robotic creature is too large for the lab tank and is tested in a swimming pool, and is not yet ready for wide public debut, said Priya, director of the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems.

Priya added that, in addition to a range of sizes, jellyfish display a wide variety of shapes and colors, and are able to move on their own vertically, but depend upon ocean currents for horizontal movement.

With no central nervous system, jellyfish instead use a diffused nerve net to control movement and can complete complex functions. "So far, our focus has been using the experimental models to understand the fundamental principles of nature," Priya said of the jellyfish.

The idea for a robotic jellyfish did not originate at Virginia Tech, but rather the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Office of Naval Research. Virginia Tech, is teaming with four U.S. universities on the multi-year, $5 million project: University of Texas at Dallas is handling nanotechnology based actuators and sensors; Providence College in Rhode Island is handling biological studies, University of California, Los Angeles, is handling electrostatic and optical sensing/controls, and Stanford University is overseeing chemical and pressure sensing.

Virginia Tech is building the jellyfish body models, integrating fluid mechanics and developing control systems. Several other major U.S. universities and industries also are on the project, as well as collaborators and advisory board members.

The project has been in the works for nearly four years now and has garnered much attention form media outlets from The Los Angeles Times to Popular Science to New Scientist and several marine-related trade publications. Several more years of work remain on the project before any models are released for military reconnaissance or object-tracking operations, be it with cameras, sensors, or other devices. Other entrepreneurial uses abound for the RoboJelly.

"The robots could be used to study aquatic life, map ocean floors, monitor ocean currents, monitor water quality, [or to] monitor sharks," said Alex Villanueva of St-Jacques, New-Brunswick, Canada, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering working under Priya. Other ideas: Detecting ocean pollutants, to, possibly, being used as clean-up filters during another oil spill similar to the Deepwater Horizon melee during the summer of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The interesting part of the jellyfish research is that it is so open. No one had done research on a jellyfish vehicle to the extend we have. This allows for a lot of freedom and creativity in our design as opposed to optimization type of work which can be very boring," said Villanueva.

The smaller models are being developed to be powered by hydrogen, naturally abundant in water, which is a huge step in autonomous craft. The larger models may be operated by electric batteries built into the robotic creature. In both cases, the jellyfish must be able to operate on their own for months or longer at a time as engineers likely won't be able to capture and repair the robots, or replace power sources, Priya said.

"Our biologists have been studying tens of different species of jellyfish with variety of form factors grouped as 'prolate' or 'oblate' found all around the world," Priya said. "Most of these species adopt either rowing or jetting form of propulsion. We are investigating both these propulsion mechanisms."

Building the robotic jellyfish is a true example of interdisciplinary research activity, said Priya, listing off materials scientists, mechanical engineers, biologist, chemist, physicist, electrical engineers, and ocean engineers as being involved in the ongoing project.
 
"It's very exciting when everything comes together and we can create experimental models that can surpass millions of years of evolution," he said. "Nature has done great job in designing propulsion systems but it is slow and tedious process. On the other hand, current status of technology allows us to create high performance systems in matter of few months."

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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Juin - 14:59 (2012)    Sujet du message: ROBOTICS HELPS US BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE Répondre en citant

ROBOTICS HELPS US BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE


by Staff Writers
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 12, 2012

Illustration only.

Robotics is an area of research that can help us to innovate and become more competitive in the international marketplace. This was one of the conclusions of RoboCity12, the Robotics Summit that was recently held in Madrid by RoboCity2030, a consortium coordinated by Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), which is made up of the strongest groups doing research in this area from the Autonomous Community of Madrid.

The event, "RoboCity12: Robots para los ciudadanos" (Robots for the people), hosted by the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (School of Industrial Engineering - ETSII) of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), gathered nearly 40 robots "made in Spain" for two days.

The objective was to present the most recent advances in robotics that have been developed in the Community of Madrid, as well as the main innovations that have appeared on the national and international scenes.

This Robotics for the People summit conceived with the idea of becoming a national meeting point for a scientific field that holds great potential for bringing about benefits to society, through personal assistance robots, infrastructure maintenance devices, medical robotics, public safety inventions, etc.

"Robotics is synonymous with progress and technological development", state the organizers, who explain that countries that use robots extensively not only enjoy extraordinary gains in competitiveness and productivity, but they also have lower rates of unemployment and they transmit an image of modernity.

"In short, this is about involving society in the themes related to robotics", concludes the coordinator of RoboCity2030, UC3M professor Carlos Balaguer, who participated in the event's opening ceremony, together with the UPM Chancellor, Carlos Conde, and UPM's Vice-Chancellor of Structural Organization and Quality, Sara Gomez; the Assistant General Director of Research of the Community of Madrid, Juan Angel Botas; The General Director of the Center for Technological and Industrial Development, Elisa Robles; the Director of the ETSSI, Jesus Felez; and the representative of the Spanish Technological Platform for Robotics (HISPAROB), Pablo Gonzalez.

Afterward, Paolo Dario, professor of Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italia) gave a talk on the robotics of the future, in which he advocated engineering that would be closely interconnected with science.

In addition, he detailed the potential that robotics holds for applications in situations such as forest fires or natural disasters, or as tools that can be used as we face the demographic challenges posed by our aging populations. Finally, he explained the possibilities presented by "neuro-robotics", a growing area of research created by the merging of robotics and neuroscience.

More robotics, less unemployment

Through talks and demonstrations, several different areas in which robotics plays an important role in helping people were shown. In addition to the devices presented by the public research centers, some of the most innovative robotics companies were present in the area of display stands, where they showed the public the most recent developments and gave a further view of the latest trends in the field. Among the firms present were: ABB, SCHUNK, ROBOTNIK, ADELE ROBOTS, FANUC, MINIROBOTS, DEIMOS SPACE, etc.

The event was organized by RoboCity2030, a robotics consortium from the Community of Madrid made up of research groups from the following universities: Politecnica (Engineering School), Carlos III, Alcala de Henares, Rey Juan Carlos and UNED (National Distance Learning University), as well as from the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council).

Co-organizing the event were: HispaRob, CEA, RoboCom (Robot Companions for Citizens, coordinated action) and SEIDROB. RoboCity (Robots de Servicios para la Mejora de la Calidad de Vida de los Ciudadanos - Service Robots for Improving People's Quality of Life) is a program of R+D activities financed by the Community of Madrid as part of the IV Plan Regional de Investigacion Cientifica e Innovacion Tecnologica (IV Regional Plan for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation) for the period 2006-2013. The program is co-financed with funds from the European Union.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Juin - 15:02 (2012)    Sujet du message: ENGINEERED ROBOT INTERACTS WITH LIVE FISH Répondre en citant

ENGINEERED ROBOT INTERACTS WITH LIVE FISH


by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 13, 2012

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A bioinspired robot has provided the first experimental evidence that live zebrafish can be influenced by engineered robots. Results published in IOP Publishing's journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, provide a stepping stone on the path to using autonomous robots in an open environment to monitor and control fish behaviour.

In the future, water-based robots could potentially contribute to the protection of endangered animals and the control of pest species.

The robot, created by researchers from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy, was 15 centimetres long and spray-painted with the characteristic blue stripes of the zebrafish. The tail of the robot was mechanically controlled by the researchers to mimic the action of the zebrafish itself.

When placed in a 65 litre fish tank, the movements of the robot's tail attracted both individual and shoals of zebrafish; the researchers believe that such capability was influenced by its bioinspired features which were optimised to increase attraction.

For example, the robot was given a rounder shape to mimic a fertile female, which is preferred by both male and female zebrafish, and its colour pattern - a magnified stripe width and saturated yellow pigment - emphasized distinctive biologically relevant features.

The robot was in a fixed position in the tank so that the tail movements could be controlled, recorded and, most importantly, associated with the behaviour of the zebrafish.

The fish tank where the experiments took place was divided into one large middle section and two smaller sections at either end, separated by transparent Plexiglas. A total of 16 experiments were performed in which individual, and then shoals of, zebrafish were placed in the middle compartment of the tank and two stimuli were placed at either end behind the Plexiglass.

The combinations of stimuli were: one fish versus an empty space; ten fish versus an empty space; ten fish versus one fish; the robot versus an empty space, and the robot versus one fish.

A camera was placed above the tank to monitor the movements of the zebrafish, and statistical tests were performed to calculate whether the robot acted as an attractive, neutral or aversive stimulus and whether this relationship depends on the fish being isolated or in a shoal.

Although the live zebrafish tended to prefer each other to the robot, when given the choice to spend time next to the robotic fish or an empty space, both the individual fish and shoal of fish preferred the robot. While the noise of the robot's motor was shown to decrease its attraction, the actual beating of the tail emphasized its attractiveness.

The corresponding author, Dr Maurizio Porfiri, said: "These findings provide practical evidence that a species' preference for conspecifics may be used to inspire the design of robots which can actively engage their source of inspiration.

"New studies are currently underway in our lab investigating the interactions between fish and robotic fish when they are free to swim together under controlled and ecologically complex conditions."

The published version of the paper "Zebrafish response to robotic fish: preference experiments on isolated individuals and small shoals" (Bioinspir. Biomim. 7 036019) will be freely available online from 8 June.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Juin - 15:07 (2012)    Sujet du message: ROBOT LEARNS LANGUAGE THROUGH 'CONVERSATION' WITH PEOPLE Répondre en citant

ROBOT LEARNS LANGUAGE THROUGH 'CONVERSATION' WITH PEOPLE


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A robot analogous to a child between 6 and 14 months old can develop rudimentary linguistic skills through interaction with a human participant, as reported June 13 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.

By engaging in a few minutes of "conversation" with humans, in which the participants were instructed to speak to the robot as if it were a small child, the robot moved from random syllabic babble to producing some salient wordforms, the names of simple shapes and colors.

The participants were not researchers involved in the project, and were asked to use their own words, rather than any prescribed lines.

The researchers, led by Caroline Lyon of the University of Hertfordshire, suggest that this work may be useful for understanding language acquisition in humans.
"It is known that infants are sensitive to the frequency of sounds in speech, and these experiments show how this sensitivity can be modelled and contribute to the learning of word forms by a robot."

Citation: Lyon C, Nehaniv CL, Saunders J (2012) Interactive Language Learning by Robots: The Transition from Babbling to Word Forms. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38236. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038236







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Do you remember how some scientists, researchers, and individuals like Bill Gates were trying to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the environment? Well, that endeavor isn’t quite over. Two towns in Northern Australia have recently been gifted with 10-20 thousand genetically engineered mosquitoes – almost completely replacing mosquitoes naturally occurring in the outdoors.



Different Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes?
Although the mosquitoes released are still GM, they aren’t exactly the same as the more well-known mosquitoes developed my Oxitec. Oxitec is a British company responsible for the creation of the genetically engineered mosquitoes containing a gene designed to kill themselves unless given an antibiotic known as tetracycline. The company created this internally manipulated insect to help control agricultural pests and reduce insect-borne diseases like dengue fever and malaria.


These new mosquitoes released in Australia, however, are developed with a slightly different strategy. A bacterium named Wolbackiapipientis infects numerous insects species, and harnesses the ability to alter it’s hosts reproductive ability. When this happens, entire populations become infected within generations, and when the bacterium infects mosquitoes, the mosquitoes’ ability to pass on the dengue virus vanishes.

Needless to say, numerous scientists, researchers, and many individuals have expressed concern regarding the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes. The first mosquito release by Oxitec took place in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean in 2009, only for a second trial to occur in 2010, where 6,000 mosquitoes were released in Malaysia for further experiments. Now, 10-20 thousand mosquitoes were released in Australia, drilling the environment with even more genetically modified creations. As mentioned, many people are not happy about this.

Some individuals, such as Daniel Strickman, point out the obvious discomfort surrounding the possibility that the bacterium could become out of control once released – in a way that does not naturally occur in nature. In addition, mosquitoes less susceptible to dengue infection could in turn become more susceptible to other viruses.

Unfortunately, no peer-reviewed scientific proof of the safety of such biotechnologies can be offered. Long-term effects have not been at all measured, and once these insects are released, they can not be recalled. Here are but a few of the questions and issues regarding GM mosquitoes (or any GM insect for that matter).
  • Will Oxitec need to acquire the free and informed consent of residents in Key West for the release of the GM mosquitoes? With the previous release of the mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands there was no public consultation taken on potential risks and informed consent was not given from locals.


  • What could happen to the ecosystem and local food chain with the major decrease in the Aedes aegypti mosquito population?


  • Tetracycline, the antibiotic Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes are supposed to have no contact with, is showing up in the environment. With tetracycline being present in the wild, these GE mosquitoes would survive and thrive.


  • Mosquitoes can develop resistance to the lethal gene inputted by Oxitec. In fact, 3.5 percent of the insects survived to adulthood in laboratory tests despite carrying the lethal gene, according to Todd Shelly, an entomologist for the Agriculture Department in Hawaii.


  • 0.5 percent of the released insects are female (the gender which bites humans); what happens to humans if bitten by the female mosquitoes?


  • Who regulates releases, and who will be responsible in the event of complications – to any degree?


The truth is that we have no idea what the future holds for genetic modification and the potential impacts it has on the environment and public health. We know that the genetically engineered mosquitoes are equipped with a lethal gene designed to lower the mosquito population, but what does that really mean for humans? We simply do not know the potential outcomes that could arise from such creations.

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DRILLS OF THE DEAD : MAINE PREPARES FOR ZOMBIE ATTACK


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Emergency officials in Maine have taken part in a training exercise in preparation for a zombie apocalypse. This comes just weeks after the federal government publicly denied the existence of zombies.
­Around 100 emergency responders from eight different counties participated in the event in the quiet city of Bangor.

The premise: an unknown virus originating from Jamaica has reached Maine, turning the infected into zombies. Once infected, the virus quickly spreads to the brain, and turns the host into a full-fledged zombie, who has only one thing on its mind: biting other people.

The officials were armed with two would-be vaccines – one to prevent the infection from reaching the brain, and one to bring the zombies back to life.

We have identified in several states, particularly Texas, New York, Illinois outbreaks of these civil disturbances and biting,” one official said. “And in conjunction with that there are also widespread power outages.

The event may have been a staged act, with locals playing zombies, but it gave emergency responders an opportunity to prepare for a real life epidemic.

This gives us the opportunity to do something a little bit different, but it still has the same principles that would apply in a real situation,” Kathy Knight, director of the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center told the Bangor Daily News. Emergency workers "need to figure out what they need, how they’re going to respond and how they are going to share their resources to respond to the disaster. They need to know who to go to outside their community to find the resources they don’t have, so it’s a different twist.

The training exercise comes just several weeks after the US Center for Disease Control publicly denied the existence of zombies.

Rumors of a “zombie apocalypse” have been on the rise after a series of disturbing incidents.

In Florida, police caught a naked man chewing on the face of another person. They eventually shot him dead after unsuccessfully trying to push him away from the victim.

In Maryland, an engineering student allegedly stabbed a man to death and ate his heart and brain.

In Canada, a porn actor was detained on charges that he had killed and dismembered his lover. He is alleged to have recorded a video of himself copulating with some of the body parts, and consuming others. He is also suspected of sending the limbs of the victim to the headquarters of political parties, as well as two schools in Vancouver.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 1 Juil - 04:52 (2012)    Sujet du message: LES HYBRIDES, LES ROBOTS, LES CLONES ET PLUS... (PARTIE 2) Répondre en citant

(((LEAKED!!!))) N.W.O HAS BEGUN IN RUSSIA 2012!!!


In February of 2012 the first Global Future 2045 Congress was held in Moscow. There, over 50 world leading scientists from multiple disciplines met to develop a strategy for the future development of humankind.

One of the main goals of the Congress was to construct a global network of scientists to further research on the development of cybernetic technology, with the ultimate goal of transferring a human's individual consciousness to an artificial carrier.

2012-2013. The global economic and social crises are exacerbated. The debates on the global paradigm of future development intensifies.

New transhumanist movements and parties emerge. Russia 2045 transforms into World 2045.

Simultaneously, the 2045.com international social network for open innovation is expanding. Here anyone interested may propose a project, take part in working on it, or fund it, or both. In the network, there are scientists, scholars, researchers, financiers and managers.

2013-2014. New centers working on cybernetic technologies for the development of radical life extension rise. The 'race for immortality' starts.

2015-2020. The Avatar is created -- A robotic human copy controlled by thought via 'brain-computer' interface. It becomes as popular as a car.

2020. In Russia and in the world appear -- in testing mode -- several breakthrough projects:
Android robots replace people in manufacturing tasks; android robot servants for every home; thought-controlled Avatars to provide telepresence in any place of the world and abolish the need business trips; flying cars; thought driven mobile communications built into the body or sprayed onto the skin.

2020-2025. An autonomous system providing life support for the brain and allowing it interaction with the environment is created. The brain is transplanted into an Avatar B. With Avatar B man receives new, expanded life.

2025. The new generation of Avatars provides complete transmission of sensations from all five sensory robot organs to the operator.

2030-2035. ReBrain -- The colossal project of brain reverse engineering is implemented. World science comes very close to understanding the principles of consciousness.

2035. The first successful attempt to transfer one's personality to an alternative carrier. The epoch of cybernetic immortality begins.

2040-2050. Bodies made of nanorobots that can take any shape arise alongside hologram bodies.

2045-2050. Drastic changes in social structure, and in scientific and technological development. All the or space expansion are established.
For the man of the future, war and violence are unacceptable. The main priority of his development is spiritual self-improvement.

A new era dawns: The era of neohumanity.




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NEW BIO TAC SENSORS - ROBOTS CAN FEEL


 
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U.S. RESEARCHERS CREATE 30 GENETICALLY MODIFIED HUMAN BABIES




Tuesday, July 03, 2012 by: D Holt

(NaturalNews) US fertility researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabas in New Jersey have created 30 healthy babies who have been genetically altered. It has been confirmed that two of these children have the DNA of three parents.

The babies were created when women were treated for infertility by Professor Jacques Cohen and his team. Their eggs had defects in tiny structures in their egg cells called mitochondria. They had mitochondria from donor eggs inserted into these eggs, as well as DNA from sperm cells. The mitochondria contain DNA and therefore have carried the donor DNA into the egg. The babies will now pass on this genetic change to their children down the maternal line when they reproduce.

Professor Cohen is regarded as a controversial but brilliant pioneer in the world of reproductive medicine. His work on helping infertile couples has resulted in advances in the ability to help infertile men have their own offspring, by inserting genetic material from sperm into egg cells so that donor sperm is not required.


However, many see that some of his research, and some of his claims, to be a step too far, such as the claim that he could clone children.

Worthless and dangerous tinkeringLord Winston, of the Hammersmith Hospital in West London, told the BBC yesterday: "Regarding the treatment of the infertile, there is no evidence that this technique is worth doing . . . I am very surprised that it was even carried out at this stage. It would certainly not be allowed in Britain."

A spokesman for the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) agreed that due to the possibility of altering the human germ line, it would not license the technique in Britain. However, the less rigid rules on fertilization treatment in other countries mean that this kind of technology could allow modifications to the gene pool worldwide. Whilst these are the first "healthy" babies that have been genetically modified, the long term effects of carrying DNA from three parents is not known.

The technique used could allow the parents of a child to choose a third parent with traits they wish their children to have, such as being taller, and would open up the whole debate about the ethics of designer babies. As a species, we have to be very careful that our inventions, such as this technique, do not cause damage to the genes of our future descendants.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 6 Juil - 16:07 (2012)    Sujet du message: DES ACTIVATEURS DE CROISSANCE UTILISÉS DANS LES ÉLEVAGES, DANS LES YAOURTS DE VOS ENFANTS Répondre en citant

DES ACTIVATEURS DE CROISSANCE UTILISÉS DANS LES ÉLEVAGES, DANS LES YAOURTS DE VOS ENFANTS

Et ensuite, madame Obama avec tout son programme contre l'obésité, dont sont appelés à se joindre tous les pays, envoie les services sociaux chez vous, vous enlève vos enfants pour les placer dans des centres, peu même les faire adopter par de nouveaux parents plus responsables, vous accusant d'être de mauvais parents parce que vos enfants sont obèses. Nous sommes considérés par le système comme des parents indignes d'avoir des enfants. Et c'est sans parler de tous ces OGM qui nous font aussi engraisser en plus de nous empoisonner. Nous avons remarqué la hausse de contrôle dans les institutions scolaires concernant les boîtes à lunch en "encouragant" les enfants à manger 5 fruits et légumes (Monsanto) par jour, pour être en meilleur santé. Vous voyez, ils nous piègent de partout et c'est une manière rusée et perverse pour l'état de nous enlever nos enfants et ainsi devenir le supposé sauveur de nos biens-aimés.






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QUI MANGE DES YAOURTS, QUI EN DONNE A SES ENFANTS? -

* YAOURTS ACTIVIA ET ACTIMEL*

DANONE OBLIGÉ DE RETIRER SA PUBLICITÉ MENSONGÈRE APRÈS 15 ANS DE MATRAQUAGE ET DE DÉGÂTS

Le «pavé dans le pot de yaourt» qu¹a lancé Didier Raoult, chercheur français dans la prestigieuse revue scientifique «Nature» de septembre 2009 a fini par être payant.

Pour le patron du labo de virologie de la Timone à Marseille, les yaourts et autres boissons lactées farcis aux probiotiques que l¹on nous fait avaler depuis près de 20 ans auraient une grosse part de responsabilité dans l¹épidémie d¹obésité qui frappe les enfants. Les probiotiques que Danone ajoute à tout va dans divers yaourts sont selon les allégations de la marque assénées à la télévision, censées « booster » les défenses immunitaires.

On en trouve plus de 1 milliard par pot d¹Activia ou d¹Actimel.


Le hic est que ces bonnes bactéries «actives et vivantes», (dixit: Danone), sont les mêmes que celles utilisées depuis longtemps dans les élevages industriels comme activateurs de croissance pour faire grossir plus rapidement cochons et poulets. Un porc ainsi gavé de probiotiques, c¹est plus de 10 % de gagné sur la balance. Danone pousse donc à «élever» nos enfants comme des cochons ou des poulets. En fait, en début d¹année, des chercheurs ont eu l¹idée decomparer la flore intestinale des obèses et des non obèses. Et là, surprise, les premiers étaient bourrés de probiotiques - ceux qu¹on trouve justement dans les yaourts «santé plus». Didier Raoult commente: «On a autorisé pour l¹alimentation humaine des activateurs de croissance utilisés dans les élevages, sans chercher à savoir quel serait l¹effet sur les enfants».

Du coup, celui-ci a réclamé des études pour connaître le rôle précis de TOUS les produits lactés dans l¹épidémie d¹obésité infantile. En outre, il n y a pas que les enfants qui sont victimes de cette supercherie; j¹ai rencontré de nombreuses femmes potelées bien que sous alimentées, et qui cherchaient désespérément à maigrir en se limitant à quelques yaourts par jour plus quelques babioles. Et désespérante désillusion, elles continuaient à grossir, étaient de plus en plus fatiguées et fragiles, surtout en hiver où il est indispensable de se YANGUISER, alors que les yaourts sont hyper YIN.

D¹où l¹article «Aigle moqueur» que j¹avais passé dans «Pratique de Santé» sous le titre «DEVENEZ XXL AVEC DES YAOURTS» Finalement, les semeurs d¹alerte indépendants ont fini par émouvoir les services officiels avant que le scandale n¹éclate trop au grand jour. C¹est ainsi qu¹ils viennent de mettre la pression sur le groupe Danone, l¹obligeant, selon les termes délicats des grands journaux «à revoir sa copie» (Un monstre comme Danone, çà se ménage).


Il faut tout de même réaliser que cela pourrait être un coup dur pour le lobby puisque les groupes Actimel Europe et Activia Europe pèsent ensemble > 1,5 milliards d¹Euros sur un chiffre total Danone de 15 milliards, soit 10 %. Mais je ne me fais guère de soucis pour cette entreprise de tricheurs, car entre ses discrètes et adroites manoeuvres de retrait publicitaires et les addictions de beaucoup de consommateurs automatisés, il n¹y a pas vraiment le «feu au lac», en attendant qu¹on nous invente une autre «salade à la mode».

*Marie-Ange ZWICKERT*
Secrétariat Maintenance /Belle-Idée - Hôpital de Bellerive/
Département d'Exploitation HUG
Tel 022.305.42.19
Fax 022.305.42.15
marie-ange.zwickert@hcuge.ch

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MessagePosté le: Sam 7 Juil - 17:48 (2012)    Sujet du message: INSECT SPY DRONE Répondre en citant

INSECT SPY DRONE



Is this an mosquito…NO! This is an "INSECT SPY DRONE" already in production. Wi...th this it can be controlled from a great distance and is equipped with a camera, microphone and can land on you, and use it's needle to take a DNA sample with the pain of a mosquito bite. Or it can inject a micro RFID tracking device under your skin. It can land on you, and you take it in your home or it can fly thru a window. Funny, don't you see your window of privacy getting real narrow these days. They are preparing are you?

Yep,Internet is just replacing the...."Tell-lie-vision". You can't believe everything......


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MessagePosté le: Lun 9 Juil - 14:35 (2012)    Sujet du message: NAISSANCE DE 30 BÉBÉS GÉNÉTIQUEMENT MODIFIÉS AUX USA Répondre en citant

NAISSANCE DE 30 BÉBÉS GÉNÉTIQUEMENT MODIFIÉS AUX USA


Avec tout ce que j'ai appris, ces dernières années sur le transhumanisme et tous ces endroits secrets où se pratiquent ces "expériences", je pense que cet article n'est que la pointe du iceberg et que si nous avions accès à ces informations "top secret", nous serions surpris et tomberions sur le dos de voir ce qui se passe réellement dans ces laboratoires "scientifiques".





Pour la première fois dans l’Histoire, des humains génétiquement modifiés ont été créés. Pour le meilleur … ou pour le pire.

30 bébés en bonne santé sont nés après une série d’expériences aux États-Unis. Cela a provoqué un furieux débat sur des questions éthiques. Jusqu’ici, deux des bébés ont été testés et ils contiennent bien des gènes à partir de trois des parents.

Quinze des enfants sont nés au cours des trois dernières années à la suite d’un programme expérimental de l’Institut de médecine de Reproduction et des Sciences de St Barnabas dans le New Jersey.

Les bébés sont nés de femmes qui ont eu des difficultés à procréer. Les gènes supplémentaires proviennent d’un donneur femelle qui ont été insérés dans leurs œufs avant qu’ils ne soient fécondés, afin qu’elles puissent concevoir un enfant.

Des tests d’empreintes génétiques sur deux enfants âgés d’un an confirment qu’ils ont hérité de l’ADN des trois adultes – deux femmes et un homme.

Le fait que les enfants ont hérité des gènes supplémentaires et les ont incorporé dans leur «lignée germinale» signifie qu’ils seront, à leur tour, en mesure de les transmettre à leur propre progéniture.

La modification de la lignée germinale humaine – qui est en fait un bricolage avec la structure même de la composition de nos espèces – est une technique rejetée par la grande majorité des scientifiques du monde entier.

Les généticiens craignent qu’un jour, cette méthode pourrait être utilisée pour créer de nouvelles races d’êtres humains supplémentaires, avec des caractéristiques souhaitées telles que la résistance ou une grande intelligence.


Écrivant dans la revue Human Reproduction des chercheurs pionniers sur les questions de la fertilité, le professeur Cohen Jacques affirme que “C’est le premier cas de modification génétique humaine germinale résultant en des enfants normaux en bonne santé».

Certains experts ont sévèrement critiqués les expériences. Lord Winston, de l’Hôpital Hammersmith dans l’ouest de Londres, a déclaré à la BBC hier: “En ce qui concerne le traitement de l’infertilité, il n’existe aucune preuve que cette technique vaut la peine. . . Je suis très surpris qu’il a même été réalisée à ce stade. Il ne serait certainement pas autorisé en Grande-Bretagne.”

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html

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BREAKING! EVOLUTIONISTS CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE! BY OTHER SCIENTISTS! SURPRISED?



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MessagePosté le: Dim 15 Juil - 15:25 (2012)    Sujet du message: SCIENTISTS PLACE 500-MILLION-YEAR-OLD GENE IN MODERN ORGANISM Répondre en citant

SCIENTISTS PLACE 500-MILLION-YEAR-OLD GENE IN MODERN ORGANISM

Alert - Antibiotics In Chicken May Be Causing New Superbug In Humans

Is there a connection? Test on humans?



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July 11, 2012

 


Postdoctoral Fellow Betül Kaçar and Associate Professor Eric Gaucher are watching evolution in action resurrecting a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology

It's a project 500 million years in the making. Only this time, instead of playing on a movie screen in Jurassic Park, it's happening in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Join G-SIN today. Canada's premier genomics sector innovation network - www.genomealberta.ca Using a process called paleo-experimental evolution, Georgia Tech researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria.

This bacterium has now been growing for more than 1,000 generations, giving the scientists a front row seat to observe evolution in action. "This is as close as we can get to rewinding and replaying the molecular tape of life," said scientist Betül Kaçar, a NASA astrobiology postdoctoral fellow in Georgia Tech's NASA Center for Ribosomal Origins and Evolution. "The ability to observe an ancient gene in a modern organism as it evolves within a modern cell allows us to see whether the evolutionary trajectory once taken will repeat itself or whether a life will adapt following a different path."

In 2008, Kaçar's postdoctoral advisor, Associate Professor of Biology Eric Gaucher, successfully determined the ancient genetic sequence of Elongation Factor-Tu (EF-Tu), an essential protein in E. coli. EFs are one of the most abundant proteins in bacteria, found in all known cellular life and required for bacteria to survive. That vital role made it a perfect protein for the scientists to answer questions about evolution.


Using a process called paleo-experimental evolution, Georgia Tech researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria.

This bacterium has now been growing for more than 1,000 generations, giving the scientists a front row seat to observe evolution in action. Credit: Georgia Institute of TechnologyAfter achieving the difficult task of placing the ancient gene in the correct chromosomal order and position in place of the modern gene within E. coli, Kaçar produced eight identical bacterial strains and allowed "ancient life" to re-evolve. This chimeric bacteria composed of both modern and ancient genes survived, but grew about two times slower than its counterpart composed of only modern genes. "The altered organism wasn't as healthy or fit as its modern-day version, at least initially," said Gaucher, "and this created a perfect scenario that would allow the altered organism to adapt and become more fit as it accumulated mutations with each passing day." The growth rate eventually increased and, after the first 500 generations, the scientists sequenced the genomes of all eight lineages to determine how the bacteria adapted. Not only did the fitness levels increase to nearly modern-day levels, but also some of the altered lineages actually became healthier than their modern counterpart.

When the researchers looked closer, they noticed that every EF-Tu gene did not accumulate mutations. Instead, the modern proteins that interact with the ancient EF-Tu inside of the bacteria had mutated and these mutations were responsible for the rapid adaptation that increased the bacteria's fitness. In short, the ancient gene has not yet mutated to become more similar to its modern form, but rather, the bacteria found a new evolutionary trajectory to adapt.

These results were presented at the recent NASA International Astrobiology Science Conference. The scientists will continue to study new generations, waiting to see if the protein will follow its historical path or whether it will adopt via a novel path altogether. "We think that this process will allow us to address several longstanding questions in evolutionary and molecular biology," said Kaçar. "Among them, we want to know if an organism's history limits its future and if evolution always leads to a single, defined point or whether evolution has multiple solutions to a given problem." Provided by Georgia Institute of Technology


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MessagePosté le: Ven 20 Juil - 15:38 (2012)    Sujet du message: MILLIONS OF MYSTERIOUS TINY PURPLE CREATURES INVADE A HAWAII BEACH Répondre en citant

NEW EVIL SPECIES???

MILLIONS OF MYSTERIOUS TINY PURPLE CREATURES INVADE A HAWAII BEACH 

Dina Spector|Jul. 17, 2012, 10:45 PM|13,410

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In the second news of the day of things turning up on beaches where they normally shouldn't be, millions of strange creatures have washed up on the south shore of O'ahu in Hawaii, KHON 2's Brianne Randle reports.

The unknown animals are tiny (about the size of a pea), purple and look like little crabs.

It's really incredible because scientists have never seen anything like this before.
A local biologist told the news station that the mysterious critter was likely a crab in the larvae stage, but he doesn't know the name of the species.

A few discerning beach-goers also took a stab at identifying the small purply things:

“It’s really weird, it looks like you want to eat it like a little berry,” said one woman.
 
"When something washes up like this you don't know what to expect, maybe Tsunami stuff," said another curious fellow.

Hopefully the experts will have some answers soon.

http://www.businessinsider.com/purple-creatures-invade-a-hawaii-beach-2012-7#ixzz218aXvvcK


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MessagePosté le: Dim 22 Juil - 15:22 (2012)    Sujet du message: PREMIÈRE THÉRAPIE GÉNIQUE POUR APPROBATION EN EUROPE Répondre en citant

PREMIÈRE THÉRAPIE GÉNIQUE POUR APPROBATION EN EUROPE



Guérir des maladies??? Si vous avez pris le temps de lire la documentation que j'ai mise au fil des mois, vous comprendrez que derrière tout cela se cache toute une ancienne/nouvelle science pour corrompre l'ADN humain en utilisant des gènes qui viennent d'animaux, des gènes reptiliens ou encore des gènes créés en laboratoire.

Nous sommes bien loin de la science médicale que Dieu nous a fait connaître, il y a des milliers d'années. Ces hommes qui jouent à Dieu et qui portent le nom de Docteur et Scientifique utilisent les humains comme cobayes afin de les modifier, de les rendre inter-dépendant de cette nouvelle évolution qu'ils sont en train de recréer. Même abominations qu'au temps de Noé, où il est dit dans la Bible que Dieu a dû détruire par un déluge tout ce que les anges-déchus et leurs supporteurs avaient créé. La Terre étaient devenu invivable et rempli de violence. Ces démons qui sont maintenant de retour parmi nous vont tenter de recréer ce monde détruit jadis. Le grand Je Suis devra, une fois de plus, intervenir afin de mettre de l'ordre sur cette planète.

Mise à jour le samedi 21 juillet 2012 à 15 h 26 HAE

| Radio-Canada avec BBC et Associated Press



Une représentation d'ADN © iStockphoto


L'Union européenne s'apprête à approuver pour la première fois une thérapie génique pour le traitement d'une maladie génétique chez l'humain.

Le Comité des médicaments à usage humain de l'Agence européenne du médicament vient ainsi de recommander l'autorisation de Glybera, un nouveau traitement pour des personnes qui ont une maladie héréditaire qui les empêche de bien digérer les molécules de gras.

Une personne sur un million souffre de ce déficit en lipoprotéine lipase (une enzyme nécessaire au métabolisme du gras) causé par un gène défectueux. La maladie engendre une accumulation du gras dans le sang, des douleurs abdominales et des inflammations du pancréas qui peuvent entraîner la mort.

La seule façon de vivre avec la maladie est d'avoir un régime très faible en gras.

La thérapie génique repose sur une idée simple : si un gène est responsable d'une maladie, il suffit de le remplacer ou de le complémenter par le gène intact pour guérir une maladie. Dans la plupart des cas, on utilise un virus modifié comme véhicule pour insérer la nouvelle séquence génétique dans les cellules de la personne malade. Le gène correcteur se place sur le chromosome où réside le gène défectueux.

Cette méthode est encore expérimentale, et n'offre pas toujours de bons résultats. Aux États-Unis, un essai en 1999 de la thérapie génique chez un patient adolescent atteint d'une maladie du foie, Jesse Gelsinger, a causé son décès. Dans d'autres essais, des patients ont développé une maladie après le traitement.

Certains traitements expérimentaux visent à guérir la leucémie, l'hémophilie, ou encore des maladies de l'oeil ou du système nerveux, avec des degrés d'avancement et des taux de succès variables.

Une fois l'approbation confirmée, Glybera pourra être disponible en Europe pour les patients les plus en urgence de traitement.

À ce jour, les résultats des essais, dont un fait l'objet d'un article récent dans la revue Nature, ont conduit les autorités à considérer qu'il y avait davantage de bénéfices que de risques pour les patients.

Le fabricant du Glybera, la société néerlandaise UniQure, a jugé que la décision européenne était une avancée majeure pour les patients souffrant de la maladie et pour la médecine dans son ensemble.

La Chine a été en 2004 le premier pays à autoriser une thérapie génique, pour le traitement d'une forme de cancer.

http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/sante/2012/07/21/001-therapie-genique-europe-glybera.shtml


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MessagePosté le: Dim 22 Juil - 17:31 (2012)    Sujet du message: ATTENTION AVEC LE POISSON PANGA. Répondre en citant

ATTENTION AVEC LE POISSON PANGA.


 
On aurait pu s'en douter à moins de 10 € le kg ! ! !

Le panga est un nouveau poisson asiatique que nous trouvons chez CARREFOUR et PICARD, surtout sous forme de filets, à un prix relativement bas.

Au Vietnam, le panga est un poisson de culture industrielle intensive, plus exactement, il vient du delta du Mékong, et il est en train d'envahir le marché à cause de son prix.

Voici ce qu' il y a à savoir sur le panga.

Le Mékong est l'un des fleuves les plus contaminés de la planète.

Les pangas sont infectés, à hauts niveaux, de venins et bactéries (arsenic, résidus industriels toxiques et dangereux, sous-produits du secteur industriel en pleine croissance), métaux contaminés, phénols poly chlorés (PCB) ou DDT et leurs (DDTs), chlorate; des composants relationnés (CHLs), hexachlorociloxane, isomères (HCHs) et hexachlorobenzène (HCB).

Ils sont alimentés avec des poissons morts, des restes d'os et avec une farine d'Amérique du Sud, le manioc et des résidus de soja et graines.

Il est évident que ce type d'alimentation peu salubre n'a rien à voir avec l' alimentation d'un environnement naturel.

Cela ressemble beaucoup à l' alimentation des vaches folles (vaches qui furent alimentées avec des vaches).

Vous en rappelez-vous ? L' alimentation des pangas est complètement en dehors de toute réglementation judiciaire. Le panga grandit 4 fois plus vite que dans la nature, à l'état normal. De plus, les pangas sont injectés avec (PEE).

Quelques scientifiques ont découvert que si l' on injectait les femelles panga avec des hormones féminines dérivées d' urine déshydratée de femmes enceintes, la femelle panga produirait ses oeufs plus rapidement et en grande quantité, ce qui n'arriverait pas dans un environnement naturel (une femelle panga arrive ainsi à produire 500.000 oeufs en une seule fois).

De fait, ce sont des poissons qui ont des hormones injectables (produites par une entreprise pharmaceutique chinoise) pour accélérer le processus de croissance et de reproduction.

En achetant du panga, nous collaborons avec des entreprises gigantesques sans aucun scrupule et spéculatrices, qui ne se préoccupent pas de la santé et du bien être des êtres humains.

NOTE : Etant donné la prodigieuse quantité de pangas disponible, ils termineront également dans d' autres aliments : surimi (ces petits bâtonnets faits avec de la chair de poisson), poisson en boîte et probablement dans quelques aliments pour animaux (chiens et chats).

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SUPER-SILENT OWL DRONE WILL SPY ON YOU WITHOUT YOU EVER NOTICING



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For spy tools, drones are pretty easy to spot. And hear, because they’re as loud as a gut-busting rock concert. But now the intelligence community’s research division, Iarpa, plans to start designing a silent drone inspired by quiet, creeping, flying owls.

Iarpa has reportedly awarded a $4.8 million contract to Connecticut firm D-Star Engineering to develop the ultra-quiet drone, Aviation Week reports. It’s the next step in developing a workable drone as part of the agency’s Great Horned Owl Program, which the agency hopes will let the military collect intelligence “without anyone knowing you are there,” (.pdf) according to an agency briefing.

Sound, after all, is the number one signature “that gives away the location of low-altitude UAVs and gives away their presence.” Which sort of defeats the point of having a secret surveillance eye in the sky. In some cases, you might want people to know you’re watching. At other times, you want to sneak up quietly.

But it’s hard to do without sacrificing payload. The added weight of sensors, and the ability to operate for longer periods, comes with trading out stealthiness. Drones powered by batteries: They’re quiet, but can’t stay in the air for long. Then there’s the added noise caused by airflow generated from propellers, and noise from gasoline or diesel engines (not counting batteries), with their moving pistons, turbofan and gears.

Iarpa wants to keep these efficent and relatively noisy engines for normal flight. But when the drone needs to be stealthy, its operator would switch to battery power, like a hybrid car. That means — for the duration of battery flight — the noisy gears would shut off. The propellers would also likely be ducted, which would mean less noise from vortices whipped up by the propellers and fewer moving parts. Likely, the drone will take off vertically.

The agency doesn’t expect the drone to stay ultra-quiet for more than 30 minutes, though, at which point the gasoline-powered turbine engine would switch back on, recharging the batteries. Not enough for (say) a sustained surveillance operation, but quiet enough to take a peek at an enemy without being noticed.

The first step is keeping the sound levels in battery mode below 100 decibels, about equivalent to a chainsaw when up close. But give perhaps a few thousand feet of distance, and the noise drops. Iarpa also wants to reduce noise by cutting down the drone’s “phon curve” — or the level of sound pressure interpreted by the human ear. Iarpa plans to start by testing the sound levels of an uninstalled version of the engine.

Iarpa’s owl drone is also not the first talk of an owl-inspired aircraft. NASA has looked into the owl’s stealthy feathers for inspiration. But it may take years before owl-based aircraft migrate into service.

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ARTIFICIAL JELLYFISH SWIMS IN A HEARTBEAT



Cambridge, Mass. July 22, 2012 Using recent advances in marine biomechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering, a team of researchers at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have turned inanimate silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish."

The finding serves as a proof of concept for reverse engineering a variety of muscular organs and simple life forms. It also suggests a broader definition of what counts as synthetic life in an emerging field that has primarily focused on replicating life's building blocks.

The researchers' method for building the tissue-engineered jellyfish, dubbed "Medusoid," was published in a Nature Biotechnology paper on July 22.

An expert in cell- and tissue-powered actuators, coauthor Kevin Kit Parker has previously demonstrated bioengineered constructs that can grip, pump, and even walk. The inspiration to raise the bar and mimic a jellyfish came out of his own frustration with the state of the cardiac field.

Similar to the way a human heart moves blood throughout the body, jellyfish propel themselves through the water by pumping. In figuring out how to take apart and then rebuild the primary motor function of a jellyfish, the aim was to gain new insights into how such pumps really worked.

"It occurred to me in 2007 that we might have failed to understand the fundamental laws of muscular pumps," says Parker, Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. "I started looking at marine organisms that pump to survive. Then I saw a jellyfish at the New England Aquarium and I immediately noted both similarities and differences between how the jellyfish and the human heart pump."

To build the Medusoid, Parker collaborated with Janna Nawroth, a doctoral student in biology at Caltech and lead author of the study, who performed the work as a visiting researcher in Parker's lab. They also worked with Nawroth's adviser, John Dabiri, a professor of aeronautics and bioengineering at Caltech, who is an expert in biological propulsion.

"A big goal of our study was to advance tissue engineering," says Nawroth. "In many ways, it is still a very qualitative art, with people trying to copy a tissue or organ just based on what they think is important or what they see as the major componentswithout necessarily understanding if those components are relevant to the desired function or without analyzing first how different materials could be used."

It turned out that jellyfish, believed to be the oldest multi-organ animals in the world, were an ideal subject, as they use muscles to pump their way through water, and their basic morphology is similar to that of a beating human heart.

To reverse engineer a medusa jellyfish, the investigators used analysis tools borrowed from the fields of law enforcement biometrics and crystallography to make maps of the alignment of subcellular protein networks within all of the muscle cells within the animal. They then conducted studies to understand the electrophysiological triggering of jellyfish propulsion and the biomechanics of the propulsive stroke itself.

Based on such understanding, it turned out that a sheet of cultured rat heart muscle tissue that would contract when electrically stimulated in a liquid environment was the perfect raw material to create an ersatz jellyfish. The team then incorporated a silicone polymer that fashions the body of the artificial creature into a thin membrane that resembles a small jellyfish, with eight arm-like appendages.

Using the same analysis tools, the investigators were able to quantitatively match the subcellular, cellular, and supracellular architecture of the jellyfish musculature with the rat heart muscle cells.

The artificial construct was placed in container of ocean-like salt water and shocked into swimming with synchronized muscle contractions that mimic those of real jellyfish. (In fact, the muscle cells started to contract a bit on their own even before the electrical current was applied.)

"I was surprised that with relatively few componentsa silicone base and cells that we arrangedwe were able to reproduce some pretty complex swimming and feeding behaviors that you see in biological jellyfish," says Dabiri.

Their design strategy, they say, will be broadly applicable to the reverse engineering of muscular organs in humans.

"As engineers, we are very comfortable with building things out of steel, copper, concrete," says Parker. "I think of cells as another kind of building substrate, but we need rigorous quantitative design specs to move tissue engineering to a reproducible type of engineering. The jellyfish provides a design algorithm for reverse engineering an organ's function and developing quantitative design and performance specifications. We can complete the full exercise of the engineer's design process: design, build, and test."

In addition to advancing the field of tissue engineering, Parker adds that he took on the challenge of building a creature to challenge the traditional view of synthetic biology which is "focused on genetic manipulations of cells." Instead of building just a cell, he sought to "build a beast."

Looking forward, the researchers aim to further evolve the artificial jellyfish, allowing it to turn and move in a particular direction, and even incorporating a simple "brain" so it can respond to its environment and replicate more advanced behaviors like heading toward a light source and seeking energy or food.

Along with Parker, Nawroth, and Dabiri, contributors to the study included Hyungsuk Lee, Adam W. Feinberg, Crystal M. Ripplinger, Megan L. McCain, and Anna Grosberg, all at Harvard.
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MessagePosté le: Dim 29 Juil - 13:39 (2012)    Sujet du message: LA TÉLOMÉRASE : LA PROTÉINE DE L'IMMORTALITÉ ? Répondre en citant

LA TÉLOMÉRASE : LA PROTÉINE DE L'IMMORTALITÉ ?

Highlander sera-t-il bientôt détrôné ? Depuis deux ans, les scientifiques se passionnent pour la télomérase. Cette enzyme naturellement présente dans l’organisme, a pour rôle de réparer les télomères à l’extrémité de nos chromosomes, dont le raccourcissement entraîne le vieillissement de nos cellules. A ce titre, la télomérase pourrait bien être l’enzyme de la jeunesse éternelle.  
 
Inconnus il y a encore dix ans, les télomères ont depuis passionné de nombreuses équipes de chercheurs. Placées à l’extrémité des chromosomes, ces structures sont produites durant le développement embryonnaire. Ce sont de courtes séquences d’ADN répétées plusieurs milliers de fois. Elles prolongent les chromosomes et leur assurent une protection contre les effets du temps et de l’environnement. Leur raccourcissement est un phénomène naturel qui témoigne de notre vieillissement au niveau cellulaire. Si elles sont absentes, la survie et la reproduction des cellules est en péril.  
 




Les télomères apparaissent également comme les témoins de cette action délétère du temps. A chaque cycle de division de la cellule (dont le nombre maximum oscille entre 60 et 100), la longueur de ces structures diminue. Ainsi, plus les télomères sont courts et plus la cellule est en fin de vie (cellules sénescentes). A plus grande échelle, les tissus constitués par ces cellules et l’organisme tout entier témoignent de ce vieillissement.  
 
Le clonage nous aide à comprendre les mécanismes du vieillissement  
 
Quelques mois après l’annonce du premier mammifère cloné Dolly (lire notre article "Hello Dolly"), les créateurs de l’Institut Roslin avaient constaté des signes de vieillissement prématuré des cellules de la brebis cloné. Les chercheurs reconnaissaient alors comme possible la mort prématurée de leur créature. Les télomères de Dolly sont plus courts que ceux observés chez une brebis du même âge. Le compteur biologique des cellules de Dolly n’avait pas été remis à zéro mais semblait plutôt pointer l’âge de sa "mère".  
 
En avril dernier, la société américaine Advanced Cell Technology utilise la même technique pour cloner six vaches. A la surprise générale, ces six animaux semblèrent avoir subi une bien étrange cure de jouvence1. Leurs télomères apparaissent plus longs que ceux d’animaux du même âge et même plus longs que ceux d’un nouveau-né. Selon les chercheurs de la société américaine, si le mécanisme cellulaire se transfère à tout l’organisme, il serait alors possible d’obtenir un animal qui aurait une plus grande espérance de vie (environ une demi-vie supplémentaire). Et pourquoi pas des patients qui atteindraient des âges canoniques ? Pour l’instant, du fait de barrières techniques et éthiques, cette perspective reste du domaine de l’hypothétique.   
 
Comment le clonage peut-il aboutir à deux résultats aussi diamétralement opposés ? La science ne semble pas encore pouvoir donner de réponse très claire à cette question. Mais déjà, de nouvelles perspectives thérapeutiques s’ouvrent en matière de transplantation.  
 
La télomérase, fontaine de jouvence ou protéine cancérigène ?  
 
Par cette faculté qu’elle a de remonter l’horloge biologique des cellules, la télomérase offre de nombreux espoirs en matière de traitements des maladies dégénératives et de transplantation de cellules.  
 
Cette protéine permettrait de cultiver en laboratoire des cellules "jeunes" en abondance en vue d’une transplantation. Cette technique pourrait être particulièrement intéressante pour les greffes de cellules pancréatiques des îlots de Langerhans (lire notre article "Traitement du diabète : la greffe de cellules est-elle une solution d’avenir ?").  

Mais voilà qu’une étude conduite par le Pr. David Beach de l’Université de Londres2 révèle que la télomérase peut, en plus d’allonger la durée de vie des cellules, les rendre cancéreuses.   

Alors, nouvelle fontaine de jouvence ou dangereux cancérigène ? L’engouement que suscite actuellement la télomérase auprès de nombreuses équipes de chercheurs devrait rapidement nous apporter une réponse plus claire.  
 
David Bême  
 
1 - In Contrast to Dolly, Cloning Resets Telomere Clock in Cattle, Gretchen Vogel, Science 2000 April 28; 288: 586-587 
2 - Wang J, Hannon GJ, Beach DH. Risky immortalization by telomerase. Nature. 2000 Jun 15;405(6788):755-6

 
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TEDxEdmonton - PAUL ZEHR - THE SUPERHERO IN YOU

Paul is professor of neuroscience and kinesiology at the University of Victoria. His recent pop-sci books include "Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero (2008) " and "Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine (2011)".

"Becoming Batman" was recently translated and published in Japan as "Batman ni naru". In 2012 he won the University of Victoria Craigdarroch Research Communications Award for Knowledge Mobilization. Paul has written for YES Magazine: the Science Magazine for Kids and Discover Magazine. Paul is also a regular speaker at conferences and comic book conventions, including the San Diego International Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, and Wonder Con. He has PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta.



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SHOULD WE PATENT OUR DNA? A LESSON FROM THE HISTORY OF RADIO

By David Ewing Duncan

Jul 25 2012, 2:50 PM ET4

With a contentious case over patenting human DNA sequences back in court, we look to the history of radio for a creative approach to domain over the building blocks of people.

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The issue of whether or not we can patent people -- or, at least, the genetic sequences that comprise them -- returned to federal court last week. This comes after two lower courts gave conflicting decisions: one striking down gene patents completely, followed by a higher court partially upholding them. Now an even higher appeals court is trying to sort things out.

The question before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is whether a company, university, or individual can patent sequences of DNA. These are the codes that influence everything from disease risk to the color of your eyes. Are these lines sub-microscopic Ts, Cs, Gs, and As coiled inside of our cells naturally occurring and therefore unpatentable?

On the "let's patent" side is Myriad Genetics, which claims patents on several genes that are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. The health-care company is supported by most of the bio-pharma industry. On the opposing side are the American Civil Liberties Union, several research institutions and individual researchers, and the Obama administration (which filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the anti-patent position).

At stake are thousands of patents already issued over the past 20 years by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Biomed companies insist that patents are vital to developing new drugs and diagnostic tests. Without owning genes associated with disease and other traits, they say, no one will invest the millions needed to create new products.
This represents some narrow thinking, however, by the pro-patent people. Indeed, efforts to fit the ownership of DNA into a system established over two centuries ago -- long before molecular entities like genes were even dreamed about -- are like trying to put a round peg in a square hole.

What's needed are more creative solutions to the need for companies to have some exclusivity to bits and pieces of DNA, while acknowledging that genes are in fact naturally occurring.

The ACLU contends that Myriad has made it difficult for outside researchers to study the breast cancer genes, or for patients to get second opinions. The company is also allowed under patent law to charge what they want, pricing their test at $3,000 despite dramatic reductions in recent years in the costs of sequencing DNA.

In a 2010 column I wrote for Fortune, when the original case was being argued before the lower court, I suggested one out-of-the-box idea. It was based on a remarkably similar case that occurred over a century ago when scientists and inventors stumbled on the existence of another spectrum that existed in nature but had been unknown until discovered by scientists.

This spectrum is the pattern of electromagnetic waves that provide us with frequencies for everything from text messages and YouTube videos to the latest sounds of Adele on the radio.

When that earlier spectrum was discovered by the likes of Samuel Morse, Guglielmo Marconi, and Thomas Edison, they and others claimed ownership of radio bandwidths just as Myriad does for certain stretches of DNA on the human genome.

Inventors in that long-ago day argued that not only had they made the discoveries, but also that without ownership investors might not spend money to develop businesses and products that depended on stable and exclusive access to frequencies. Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph, even tried to patent what amounted to the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

In 1853, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Morse's claim, though it took decades of arguing and confusion before Congress decided that patents weren't the way to think about radio waves. Passing the Radio Act of 1927, lawmakers decided that the radio spectrum belonged to everyone, and created the Federal Radio Commission (later the Federal Communications Commission) to regulate it by leasing frequencies to companies that were required to follow certain rules.

It would be worth seriously considering such a public trust option for genes, too. Treating them like we do frequencies on the radio dial would mean that sections could be licensed, with lease holders required to follow certain rules. These might include allowing researchers and patients reasonable access, and requiring that pricing be in line with costs.

Another reason to think creatively is that genetics is still in its early stages as a science, and is likely to go through a number of changes as fresh discoveries are made. Already the notion that one gene marker can best determine a person's risk for a common disease is becoming outmoded.

The latest science suggests that risk factors for maladies such as diabetes are increased by the interaction of dozens -- or even hundreds -- of genes and other molecular structures in the body. A legal system that patents individual genes despite what may actually be a network of multiple genes working together could be shortsighted and chaotic, and might even impede future research.

Legal experts have been expecting Myriad v. ACLU to reach the Supreme Court eventually. However, earlier this year the high court heard a similar case about patents held by a company called Prometheus for a test that detected and measured levels of a chemical in the blood. The result can tell a patient if taking a class of drugs for gastrointestinal disorders is safe.

In a rare unanimous ruling the Supreme Court said no to the patent, arguing that the test measured a naturally occurring substance.

This may affect the Myriad case in the current appeals court case -- or it may not.

Whichever way it goes, let's hope that the biopharma industry and other key players will be as creative in structuring a legal system for the age of genetics as they've been in coming up with the science itself.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/should-we-patent-our-dna-a-lesson-from-the-history-of-radio/260289/


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SEX WITH EARLY MYSTERY SPECIES OF HUMANS SEEN IN DNA, UW RESEARCHER SAYS

Originally published July 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM | Page modified July 27, 2012 at 8:22 AM


There's only one way the foreign DNA could have made it into modern human populations. "We're talking about sex," said Joshua Akey of the University of Washington, whose lab identified the foreign DNA in three groups of modern Africans.

By Brian Vastag
The Washington Post


The human family tree just got another — mysterious — branch, an African "sister species" to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that once roamed Europe.

While no fossilized bones have been found from these enigmatic people, they did leave a calling card in present-day Africans: snippets of foreign DNA.

There's only one way that genetic material could have made it into modern human populations.

"Geneticists like euphemisms, but we're talking about sex," said Joshua Akey of the University of Washington, whose lab identified the foreign DNA in three groups of modern Africans.

These genetic leftovers do not resemble DNA from any modern humans. The foreign DNA also does not resemble Neanderthal DNA, which shows up in the DNA of some modern Europeans, Akey said. That means the newly identified DNA came from an unknown group.

"We're calling this a Neanderthal sibling species in Africa," Akey said. He added that the interbreeding likely occurred 20,000 to 50,000 years ago, long after some modern humans had walked out of Africa to colonize Asia and Europe, and about the same time Neanderthals were waning in Europe.

Akey said that present-day Europeans show no evidence of the foreign DNA, meaning the mystery people were likely confined to Africa.

The find offers more evidence that for thousands of years, modern-looking humans shared the Earth with evolutionary cousins that later died out. And whenever the groups met, they did what came naturally: They bred.

The once controversial idea that humans mated with other species is now widely accepted among scientists. In fact, hominid hanky-panky seems to have occurred wherever humans met others who looked kind of like them.

In 2010, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany announced finding Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of modern Europeans.

Heavyset people whose thick double brows, broad noses and flat faces set them apart from modern humans, Neanderthals disappeared 25,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Another mysterious group of extinct people known as the Denisovans — recently identified from a finger bone in Siberia — also left some DNA in modern Pacific Islanders.

And while modern humans and the newly found "archaic" Africans might be classified as distinct species, they managed to produce viable offspring. Likewise, donkeys and horses, lions and tigers, and whales and dolphins can mate and make babies.

"They had to be similar enough in appearance to anatomically modern humans that reproduction would happen," said Akey. But with no fossils in hand, it's impossible to say what these people looked like.

One thing is clear: This enigmatic group left its DNA all across Africa. The researchers found it in the forest-dwelling pygmies of central Africa and in two groups of hunter-gatherers on the other side of the continent: the Hadza and Sandawe people of Tanzania.

Starting a decade ago, a team led by Sarah Tishkoff of the University of Pennsylvania drew blood from five individuals in each of the three groups. Using the latest genetic technology, Tishkoff spent $150,000 to read, or sequence, the DNA of these 15 people.

The research was reported Wednesday in the journal Cell.

"This is very cutting-edge population genetics work," said geneticist Spencer Wells, a National Geographic explorer.

"This 'whole genome' analysis the team performed is really revolutionizing our understanding of human history. It's an exciting time to be in the field, but it's difficult to interpret all the new data."

Wells said the oldest modern human skull, found in Ethiopia, dates to 195,000 years ago. For more than 150,000 years, then, humans shared the planet with cousin species.

Despite all the amorous advances, though, only one group survived: us.

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WILL THE REAL TRANSFORMER PLEASE STAND UP?



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The age of robotics has taken root. While this "robot" looks more like a "Mech Warrior", it echoes the infamous words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back". This video states in the beginning that this robot/exosuit "is an art piece", it is completely real, and functional, right down to the rocket launcher and x-ray vision cameras for seeing through buildings and dual Gatling guns and bulletproof armor. While I don't expect we will see them on the battlefield just yet, its only a matter of time. I can only shudder from the thought that we might be seeing these on our local streets by swat teams and such. With the militarization of our law enforcement departments, converting them into paramilitary, and the abolition of the Posse Comitatus Act, this could be very concerning

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MessagePosté le: Ven 10 Aoû - 02:12 (2012)    Sujet du message: AUSSIE TYCOON WANTS TO CLONE DINOSAURS FOR HIS REAL LIFE, RESORT-BASED JURASSIC PARK Répondre en citant

AUSSIE TYCOON WANTS TO CLONE DINOSAURS FOR HIS REAL LIFE, RESORT-BASED JURASSIC PARK

By Rebecca BoylePosted 08.01.2012 at 2:15 pm



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In other billionaire news today, a controversial and ostentatious Australian is supposedly planning a real-life Jurassic Park, complete with cloned dinosaurs.



Clive Palmer, who also wants to build a modern-day Titanic replica, has held talks with the scientists who cloned Dolly the sheep, reports Australia’s Sunshine Coast Daily.


Palmer, a mining magnate, owns a luxury resort on the Sunshine Coast, in southern Queensland on Australia’s Pacific side. He would put the dinosaurs in his new resort there, the Daily reports. There are no named sources in the article about this effort, however, with the newspaper citing someone “close to Palmer’s inner circle.”
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Other plans for the resort apparently call for a sky needle and a mega Ferris wheel like the London Eye, and a focus on clientele from the Middle East. But the cloned-dino idea is obviously the most eyebrow-raising. Palmer would not answer questions about it and is holding a press conference on Friday, so we’ll see what he says then.

Palmer said earlier this year that he wanted to build a “Titanic II,” as close a replica as possible to the fated ship but with modern technology. If all goes as he plans, the vessel would sail from London to New York in 2016, according to the BBC.

Palmer would not be the first to discuss cloning dinosaurs. The book and movie “Jurassic Park” certainly popularized the idea, but scientists really are trying to resurrect extinct animals. Researchers in Russia, Korea and Japan say they’re planning to bring mammoths back by injecting their DNA into elephants. (This idea is controversial and doubted by many, to say the least.) There’s not enough dino DNA to do this, but the paleontologist Jack Horner is famously trying to genetically engineer their descendants — birds — to have more dinosaur-like qualities. Perhaps a future Australian seaside resort will play host to flocks of Chickenosaurus, which you can view through self-driving Land Rovers.

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