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Russia Is Going to Try to Clone an Army of 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Warriors – www.reddit.com -Popular Mechanics

From www.reddit.com /u/speckz Excerpt: “From a technical perspective, cloning humans and other primates is more difficult than in other mammals,” the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute says on its website:“One reason is that two proteins essential to cell division, known as spindle proteins, are located very close to the chromosomes in primate eggs. Consequently, removal of the egg’s nucleus to make room for the donor nucleus also removes the spindle proteins, interfering with cell division.”
You might remember spindle proteins from your mitosis diagrams back in high school biology. And while there’s a relatively easy way around this problem, it’s almost moot when cloning humans is considered extremely taboo in most of the world. In some places, it’s also explicitly illegal.

U.S. Army is testing a new tube-launched drone system – defence-blog.com

From defence-blog.com Excerpt: The U.S. Army is experimenting with a new type of small unmanned aircraft system that designed to launch from twin-tube launcher assembly mounted on a Polaris DAGOR ultra-light weight vehicle. The Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team shared some footage from the Experimentation Demonstration Gateway Event 2021 – hold at Dugway Proving Ground, […]…

Google AI Researchers Are Dreaming Up a New Species of Search Engine – singularityhub.com

From singularityhub.com Jason Dorrier Excerpt: Imagine a collection of books—maybe millions or even billions of them—haphazardly tossed by publishers into a heaping pile in a field. Every day the pile grows exponentially. Those books are brimming with knowledge and answers. But how would a seeker find them? Lacking organization, the books are useless. This is […]…

The future of crimefighting tech is here: drones and robots – nypost.com

From nypost.com Excerpt: The future of nonlethal crimefighting is here — and progressives and civil libertarians are losing their minds. Back on May 6, FBI agents, armed with a search warrant, flew a surveillance drone inside a gun suspect’s apartment in upstate Poughkeepsie. According to court documents, feds used the nonlethal drone to direct those […]…

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Drive the Future of Supply Chain Logistics – www.sdcexec.com

From www.sdcexec.com Excerpt: Artificial intelligence (AI) is more accessible than ever and is increasingly used to improve business operations and outcomes, not only in transportation and logistics management, but also in diverse fields like finance, healthcare, retail and others. An Oxford Economics and NTT DATA survey of 1,000 business leaders conducted in early 2020 reveals […]…

The P-Factor Is the Dark Matter of Psychiatry – www.realclearscience.com

From www.realclearscience.com Alex Riley, Aeon Excerpt: The voices told him that he was God, and Oliver believed them. Only 17 years old, he was special, chosen, a higher being whose wisdom and intelligence were beyond compare. Psychiatrists, however, labelled these voices as auditory hallucinations, his first psychotic episode. A diagnosis of schizophrenia soon followed. For […]…

Zapping nerves with ultrasound lowers drug-resistant blood pressure – www.eurekalert.org

From www.eurekalert.org Excerpt: NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2021)–Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons […]…

A predator with night vision is changing what we know about dinosaurs – www.inverse.com

From www.inverse.com Lars Schmitz,, ,Jonah Choiniere, and ,Roger Benson Excerpt: Today, barn owls, bats, leopards, and many other animals rely on their keen senses to live and hunt under the dim light of stars. These nighttime specialists avoid the competition of daylight hours, hunting their prey under the cloak of darkness, often using a combination […]…

New Evidence for Controversial Theory That the Electron Is Composed of Two Particles – scitechdaily.com

From scitechdaily.com Princeton University Excerpt: Researchers at Princeton University conducted experiments on materials known as quantum spin liquids, finding evidence that the electrons in the quantum regime behave as if they are made up of two particles. Credit: Catherine Zandonella, Princeton University New Evidence for Electron’s Dual Nature Found in a Quantum Spin Liquid Results […]…