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Genetic therapy moves the first steps

Gene therapy is the holy grail of genetics. From the moment the code of life was discovered, and further more when the human genome was sequenced scientists have looked into ways of correcting and overcoming the effects of the 6,000 known diseases that are genetically based. Genetical modification can be …

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Communications for Symbiotic Autonomous Systems

Communications has reached an amazing sophistication, most of the Planet is now blanketed by communications infrastructures. Technology and standards have been the enabling forces. Till few decades ago the communications infrastructures were designed as conveyor pipes (wired and wireless) able to carry signals whose meaning was irrelevant from the point …

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3D printing a complete circuit

For a few years now, researchers have been able to use 3D printing for printing electronic circuits components. These components could then be assembled to create an electronic device. Now in an article on Wiley Online Library a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham are describing an innovative …

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Probing inside the brain

Science progresses thanks to data. Yes, ideas and imagination play and important role but these are stimulated by observational data ad have to be confirmed by observational data. The problem we face in unraveling the brain is its huge complexity, the amazing connectivity among its different components making it extremely …

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Virtual Reality is in the air…

At the recent Dubai Airshow 2017 Emirates has presented its new first class cabin, to fly early next year which includes virtual reality windows to smooth the flight of the poor fellows that cannot get a real window seat… The aircraft is equipped with three camera per side that capture …

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Autonomous systems leveraging on 5G

Autonomous systems are a reality in a few areas, transportation and industrial manufacturing leading the pack, and in the next decade they will be expanding in number and in application areas. Healthcare, safety and home support are the ones that will be coming up fast in the next decade. Connectivity …

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