emergentfutures:

Eating food could be replaced by nanorobot nutrient delivery system.


By early 2030s, experts predict nanorobots will be developed to improve the human digestive system, and by 2040, as radical as this sounds, we could eliminate our need for food and eating.
   This is the vision of futurist Ray Kurzweil and nutritionist Terry Grossman, M.D., in their popular book, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. In the coming decades, the authors claim, “We will be able to reengineer the way we provide nutrients to our trillions of cells.”


Full Story: ieet

emergentfutures:

Eating food could be replaced by nanorobot nutrient delivery system.

By early 2030s, experts predict nanorobots will be developed to improve the human digestive system, and by 2040, as radical as this sounds, we could eliminate our need for food and eating.

   This is the vision of futurist Ray Kurzweil and nutritionist Terry Grossman, M.D., in their popular book, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. In the coming decades, the authors claim, “We will be able to reengineer the way we provide nutrients to our trillions of cells.”

Full Story: ieet

(via futurescope)

mindblowingscience:

The Ebola virus is mutating faster in humans than in animal hosts

A study that some early researchers in Sierra Leone gave their lives for has yielded incredibly important results, reports ABC Science.
The study, published in Science, reveals the rates of mutation in the deadly Ebola virus, that has so far claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people, including more than 140 health care workers. 
The samples, taken from 78 infected individuals, show that during the early outbreak more than 300 genetic changes occurred as the virus moved from person to person. Scientists say the virus is mutating about twice as fast in humans than it was in animal hosts, such as fruit bats. 
The team used a technique called deep sequencing, which allowed them to track changes in genetic sequences between different patients and within different cells inside a single patient.
The research revealed that the virus’ protein coat has changed, which could suggest that it is now better able to bind to human cells and evade the immune system.
The mutations may be significant if they reduce the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and treatments currently being developed. 
The data was pre-published online and Erica Ollmann Saphire of the Scripps Research Institute in the US says her lab has already checked whether the mutations will affect the drug they are developing to fight Ebola. It appears they do not but further tests are required to see if other drugs are still going to work.
The Ebola virus is likely to spread further and the World Health Organisation reports that some 20,000 people are at risk of infection.

mindblowingscience:

The Ebola virus is mutating faster in humans than in animal hosts

A study that some early researchers in Sierra Leone gave their lives for has yielded incredibly important results, reports ABC Science.

The study, published in Science, reveals the rates of mutation in the deadly Ebola virus, that has so far claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people, including more than 140 health care workers

The samples, taken from 78 infected individuals, show that during the early outbreak more than 300 genetic changes occurred as the virus moved from person to person. Scientists say the virus is mutating about twice as fast in humans than it was in animal hosts, such as fruit bats. 

The team used a technique called deep sequencing, which allowed them to track changes in genetic sequences between different patients and within different cells inside a single patient.

The research revealed that the virus’ protein coat has changed, which could suggest that it is now better able to bind to human cells and evade the immune system.

The mutations may be significant if they reduce the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and treatments currently being developed. 

The data was pre-published online and Erica Ollmann Saphire of the Scripps Research Institute in the US says her lab has already checked whether the mutations will affect the drug they are developing to fight Ebola. It appears they do not but further tests are required to see if other drugs are still going to work.

The Ebola virus is likely to spread further and the World Health Organisation reports that some 20,000 people are at risk of infection.

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insidehishead:

some of the most sensitive areas of the female body

insidehishead:

some of the most sensitive areas of the female body

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historicaltimes:

Lincoln at Antietam - September 1862

historicaltimes:

Lincoln at Antietam - September 1862

todayinhistory:

September 1st 1983: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shot down

On this day in 1983 the Korean Air Lines Flight 007 from New York City to Seoul was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter over the Sea of Japan. All 269 passengers and crew aboard the flight were killed, leaving no survivors; the majority of the victims were South Koreans. Flight 007 was off course and strayed into Soviet airspace, which was on high alert due to the presence of a US reconnaissance plane that resembled a Boeing 747 aircraft. Soviet pilot Major Gennadi Osipovich was responsible for the attack, and despite privately suspecting it might be a civilian jet, fired a heat-seeking missile at the plane which caused it to crash into the ocean. Occurring in the middle of the Cold War, the incident increased tensions between the world’s two leading superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union. In what US President Ronald Reagan called a “massacre”, among the 269 victims was a US Congressman from Georgia. This incident has been much discussed recently due to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine on July 17th 2014.

bogleech:

florafaunagifs:

Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)

The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.

If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves

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lifeunderthewaves:

Giant Anenomie by aquapixel86

lifeunderthewaves:

Giant Anenomie by aquapixel86

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iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with

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scienceyoucanlove:

It’s official folks (well…as soon as Gov. Brown signs it!): The single-use plastic bag is BANNED in the great state of California! #SB270 passed the Senate just now, 22-15. HALLELUJAH, and THANK YOU for all your support over the years!http://www.healthebay.org/blogs-news/calif-assembly-oks-statewide-plastic-bag-ban 
through Heal the Bay

scienceyoucanlove:

It’s official folks (well…as soon as Gov. Brown signs it!): The single-use plastic bag is BANNED in the great state of California! #SB270 passed the Senate just now, 22-15. HALLELUJAH, and THANK YOU for all your support over the years!

http://www.healthebay.org/blogs-news/calif-assembly-oks-statewide-plastic-bag-ban
 

through Heal the Bay

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fechow:

Just another afternoon.
Tepoztlán, México.

fechow:

Just another afternoon.

Tepoztlán, México.

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mediumaevum:

The Madrid Skylitzes is a richly illustrated illuminated manuscript of the Synopsis of Histories (Σύνοψις Ἱστοριῶν), by John Skylitzes, which covers the reigns of the Byzantine emperors from the death of Nicephorus I in 811 to the deposition of Michael IV in 1057. The manuscript was produced in Sicily in the 12th century.
image: fol. 108r: Tsar Symeon I of Bulgaria defating the Byzantine army, led by Procopius Crenites and Curtacius the Armenian in Macedonia

mediumaevum:

The Madrid Skylitzes is a richly illustrated illuminated manuscript of the Synopsis of Histories (Σύνοψις Ἱστοριῶν), by John Skylitzes, which covers the reigns of the Byzantine emperors from the death of Nicephorus I in 811 to the deposition of Michael IV in 1057. The manuscript was produced in Sicily in the 12th century.

image: fol. 108r: Tsar Symeon I of Bulgaria defating the Byzantine army, led by Procopius Crenites and Curtacius the Armenian in Macedonia