There is a tradition of excellent cinematic explorations of artificial intelligence from Alphaville to 2001 to The Matrix. However, Transcendence belongs to that subgenre of usually terrible films about the Internet. Johnny Depp plays Will Caster, a computer scientist who is on the verge of a series of breakthroughs that would permit sentient brain functions to be uploaded into a computer, creating a human form of artificial intelligence.
See Inside A look at some of the most promising medical devices now in development Photographs by Dan Saelinger Over the past few years researchers have taken advantage of unprecedented advances in biology, electronics and human genetics to develop an impressive new tool kit for protecting and improving human health. Sophisticated medical technology and complex data analysis are now on the verge of breaking free of their traditional confines in the hospital and computer lab and making their way into our daily lives. Physicians of the future could use these tools to monitor patients and predict how they will respond to particular treatment plans based on their own unique physiology, rather than on the average response rates of large groups of people in clinical trials
Molecular medicine is a broad field, where physical, chemical, biological and medical techniques are used to describe molecular structures and mechanisms, identify fundamental molecular and genetic errors of disease, and to develop molecular interventions to correct them. The molecular medicine perspective emphasizes cellular and molecular phenomena and interventions rather than the previous conceptual and observational focus on patients and their organs. In November 1949, with the seminal paper, “Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease”, in Science magazine, Linus Pauling, Harvey Itano and their collaborators laid the groundwork for establishing the field of molecular medicine. In 1956, Roger J. Williams wrote Biochemical Individuality, a prescient book about genetics, prevention and treatment of disease on a molecular basis, and nutrition which is now variously referred to as individualized medicine and orthomolecular medicine. Another paper in Science by Pauling in 1968, introduced and defined this view of molecular medicine that focuses on natural and nutritional substances used for treatment and prevention
Sending astronauts to a deep-space outpost beyond the moon’s far side could help lay the groundwork for more ambitious manned missions to Mars, some researchers say. Such a lunar effort would take humanity farther from Earth than it’s ever been before, allowing scientists and engineers to work their way up to even more distant targets such as asteroids and Marsin a stepwise fashion, advocates say
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed into completely different kinds, work that reflects the mechanism behind cloning and offers an alternative to using embryonic stem cells. The work of British researcher John Gurdon and Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka who was born the year Gurdon made his discovery holds hope for treating diseases like Parkinson’s and diabetes by growing customized tissue for transplant
The first-ever yearlong mission to the International Space Station will launch in 2015 and feature an American-Russian crew, NASA revealed Friday. A crew of two one Russian cosmonaut and one American astronaut will launch together in spring 2015 on an experimental endurance mission that will last twice as long as current stays aboard the orbiting lab. The main goal is to gather data that will help lay the groundwork for manned flights to destinations in deep space, officials said
* Mission would help prepare for flights beyond Earth * Cosmonaut Valery Polyakov spent 438 days in orbit * Longest flight by U.S. astronaut is 215 days CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 4 (Reuters) – NASA is considering doubling the amount of time an astronaut spends at the International Space Station to a year, laying the groundwork for future missions deeper into space, officials said Thursday. If approved, a mission likely would begin in 2015, said NASA spokesman Rob Navias.
NASA has decided to take a much deeper look inside Mars to try to figure out why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth. The space agency announced late on Monday that it will launch a new mission in 2016, named InSight, to hopefully figure out whether the core of Mars is solid or liquid like Earth’s, and why Mars’ crust is not divided into tectonic plates that drift like they do on Earth
by Christopher Smith Gonzalez / The Daily News khou.com Posted on June 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM HOUSTON Commercial flights into space might be a few years away, but NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration are laying the groundwork for the licensing and regulation requirements for those flights. Heads of the two government agencies signed a memorandum of agreement that aviation administration acting Administrator Michael Huerta said provides a regulating framework and avoids conflicting sets of requirements and standards.
YARDLEY, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Krames StayWell, the nations leading health care communication and engagement company, has announced its library of discharge instructions is now available directly through the MEDITECH Electronic Health Record (EHR), a leader in health care IT.