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Dr. Mark Post of the University of Maastricht has carefully cultivated the most expensive burger you will probably never eat. Using stem cells and the science of tissue engineering, Post and his team have developed a method for creating an edible product called in-Vitro meat, which they hope to present in burger form at a special event in London next month. Despite the burger’s artificial origins, Post claims it “tastes reasonably good.”
The in-Vitro burger was designed as a proof-of-concept to address the problem of a growing global population with a rapidly dwindling food supply. Even so, it’s unlikely that lab-grown meat will be as widely available as White Castle anytime soon since creating it is an expensive, time-consuming process — a single burger costs about $ 325,000 to produce. Each pricey patty begins its life as cells sourced from the necks of slaughterhouse cows, which are then developed in a growth serum comprised of fetal calf stem cells. After three weeks, those cells divide into a strip of meat, about half an inch long. Combine about 20,000 of those tissue strips and you’ve got yourself a burger. If that doesn’t get your taste buds tingling, we don’t know what will.
Via: The Verge
Source: The New York Times
Dollar collapse question. When are countries going to realize we dont produce anything other than green paper?
Question by LolWhoGivesA5hitAboutGlobalWarming: Dollar collapse question. When are countries going to realize we dont produce anything other than green paper?
We consume all the worlds resources in the states and produce nothing because of strict regulation on business and outsourcing. When are countries going to catch on the the fraud the federal reserve does? When are the people going to realizes the quantitative easing (printing money out of thin air) is just a way to keep the scam going longer?
Third might sound good, until you see how much we consume. Then you realize we need to be far ahead of even number one to keep a healthy economy.
Most of the worlds resources.
Answer by Top Source
The US is the world’s third largest exporter.
“The EU [European Union] and the US economies account together for about half the entire world GDP and for nearly a third of world trade flows…
“EU goods imports from the US in 2010: €169.5 billion.
“EU services imports from the US in 2010: €131.0 billion.
“EU investment flows to the US in 2009: €79.2 billion.”
“As the world’s 3rd biggest exporting nation, America shipped $ 1.291 trillion worth of exports in 2008.
“Principal American exports were capital goods including aircraft, industrial supplies like organic chemicals, consumer goods including automobiles and agricultural products led by soybeans and corn.
“Based on 2008 statistics, America’s largest export clients were Canada (20.1%), Mexico (11.7%), China (5.5%), Japan (5.1%), Germany (4.2%) and the United Kingdom (4.1%).”
These ignorant, hysterical questions are typical of those who rant against “The Fed!”
And of those who try to scapegoat “Regulations!” as the cause of President Cheney’s Great Recession,
when ,in fact, it was the GOP’s ideology of De-Regulation that allowed the Global Plutocratic Cabal’s Big Banks to loot working Americans’ net worth:
International Monetary Fund’s former Chief Economist:
“Our leading bankers looted [the United States], plunged the world into deep recession, [starting Dec, 2007] and cost the United States eight million jobs.
“Now many of them stand by with sharpened knives and enhanced bonuses – willing to suggest how the salaries and jobs of others can be further cut.
“Consider the morality of that.
“Will no one think hard about what this means for our budget and our political system until it is too late?”
By Simon Johnson, former Chief Economist @ the International Monetary Fund.
Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate in Econ: The 2000s, the “Decade of Zero”: Zero gains for home prices, home equity, workers’ median income, employment, & stockmarket.
From 2001 to 2009, for the first time since WW2, the average American’s net worth fell, and by a huge 13%.
The 1990s had the largest increase, 44%.
Robert Reich, Sec of Labor under Clinton:
“What’s happened in the last 30 years is that worker [in the private sector] has taken a shellacking.
“The US economies’ problems lie w/ “fraud, deregulation and vast concentration of wealth.
“For three decades we’ve cut taxes on the wealthy while real wages stood still.”
The median American male worker earns less today [in 2010] adjusted for inflation, than he did 30 years ago.
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When constructing computer circuits, most folks start with silicon and metal, but not the researchers at Stanford. The boffins in Palo Alto want to build computers out of living tissue, and to that end they’ve created a biological transistor, called the transcriptor. Transcriptors substitute DNA for semiconductors and RNA for the electrons in traditional transistors — essentially, the transcriptor controls the flow of a specific RNA protein along a DNA strand using tailored combinations of enzymes. Using these transcriptors, researchers built logic gates to derive true/false answers to biochemical questions posed within living cells. Using these bio-transistors, researchers gain access to data not previously available (like whether an individual cell has been exposed to certain external stimuli), in addition to allowing them to control basic functions like cellular reproduction.
This new breakthrough — when combined with the DNA-based data storage and a method to transmit DNA between cells the school’s already working on — means that Stanford has created all the necessary components of a biologic computer. Such computers would allow man to actually reprogram how living systems operate. Of course, they haven’t built a living genetic PC just yet, but to speed up its development, the team has contributed all the transcriptor-based logic gates to the public domain. Looking to build your own biologic computer? A full explanation of the transcriptor awaits below.
Filed under: Science
Via: The Verge
Legos and the Back to the Future films were childhood staples for numerous who grew up in the 1980s, however now they’re officially colliding. Back to the Future is set to turned into one of Lego’s most recent certified items in 2013 thanks to a fan-submitted idea on the Lego Cuusoo website. The project was filed method back in August of 2011 and satisfied the required 10,000 ballots ballots of support this previous April. Even after gathering these ballots, Lego still needs to accept any sort of job submitted with Cuusoo– however Back to the Future formally passed that evaluation today, making it the 4th project to do so. The last item is still under development with Universal, however it appears the first providing will be a version of the film’s renowned DeLorean time …
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The last time we saw T-rays, they were busy scanning bodies for tumors and security threats. Six researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology are now aiming the terahertz-level frequencies at a less organic target: fast wireless. Running at 542GHz, a rate that makes 60GHz ultra wideband look pokey, the scientists are sending data through the ether at about 3Gbps. The speed isn’t as fast as the 7Gbps peak of WiGig, and the bandwidth runs dry at just 33 feet away, but it comes out of a resonant tunneling diode measuring 0.04 square inches — definitely small enough to fit into a smartphone. The speed could magnify using higher frequencies and power levels, too, with 100Gbps being the dream. Knowing that it can take years for academic papers to translate to real products, we’re not holding our breath for T-ray routers anytime soon. Still, the technology could make wideband a realistic option for handhelds and put the mere 1.3Gbps of 802.11ac WiFi to shame.
[Thanks, Andrew. Image credit: Deborah Miller and Warren Scott, Connexions]
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LG has no immediate plans to produce further Windows Phone hardware, according to a statement provided to the Korea Herald. The company will instead be putting even greater focus on Android moving forward, and isn’t being shy about its reasoning for the strategy shift: underwhelming retail performance. “The total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure,” said a spokesperson.
Though it plans to continue research and development efforts related to Windows Phone, we don’t imagine that’ll do much to soften the blow of this loss for the folks in Redmond. LG, which has produced a number of WP7 handsets like the Optimus 7, will be walking away before Microsoft has a chance to ship its next major update…
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Heavy Rain creator David Cage was showing off Quantic Dream’s new game engine at GDC, which includes an innovative new performance-capture technology the company’s developed. He’s directed a seven-minute original short called Kara, which is the story of a female android as she becomes self-aware. Unlike traditional game production methods, this technology is able to record face and body movements at the same time as recording the actors voice — ensuring natural and consistent performances from the characters. Actress Valorie Curry wore 90 sensors on her face, unlike in, say, Avatar, where the performers wore head-mounted cameras. Cage promises that the short is nothing more than a demo (it was rendered in real-time on a PlayStation 3) and none of these elements will appear in his next game. You can catch the impressive-looking footage after the break with one disclaimer: there’s nudity throughout and a reference to adult themes, okay?
Just a few days after introducing its own Android-like OS, Baidu is now looking to expand its mobile reach to the hardware front, with the help of Dell. According to Reuters, the Chinese search giant has joined forces with the PC manufacturer to produce a line of tablets and smartphones within China, in the hopes of capitalizing on a market of more than 900 million mobile subscribers. A Dell spokeswoman declined to offer a launch date for the new line of products, but sources close to the matter say they could launch as early as November. Details on the devices remain equally opaque, though Dell seems intent on resurrecting its tablet / handset unit, following the demise of the Streak 5. “We have a partnership with Baidu and you know we have the Streak 5 tablet, so the partnership will be in that space,” the company’s rep explained, adding that future releases would involve Baidu’s mobile app platform, as well. Today’s announcement also comes after Dell’s Chinese sales grew by 22 percent during the first quarter of this year, though it remains to be seen whether or not this alliance will have much affect on a market currently dominated by Apple and Lenovo.
Very few headsets out there are “true” surround sound. Most are traditional stereo headphones with “virtual surround sound” — a process that adds depth and directionality, but delivers it through two speakers. Headphones like Tritton’s and Psyko’s actually use multiple drivers to simulate being in a room with, say, five speaker channels and a subwoofer. They’ve had mixed success, but maybe Razer will have more luck. Their upcoming Tiamat headset uses no less than 10 individual drivers (5 in each earpiece) to produce what they are saying is a world-first 7.1 sound experience.
I’ll believe it when I hear it, though: the Megalodon sounded great with the right inputs, but failed to “upscale” plain stereo well. Hopefully the Tiamat handles that better.
The new headset has a front, rear, side, and center channel in each earpiece along with a subwoofer. You can adjust each channel separately on the handsome puck. There’s a retractable microphone, of course.
The Tiamat 7.1 has a little sister, the Tiamat 2.2, a virtual-surround headset with a similar design. Looks like an updated version of the Chimaera.
They should be shipping later this year. More details can be found at the Tiamat microsite.
We thought Clearwire might have had a chance at legal victory against Sony Ericsson, but the wireless carrier has apparently dropped out of the ring. Clearwire told a federal court it no longer plans to produce a smartphone — which basically nullified Sony Ericsson’s worry that upcoming Clearwire handsets would oh-so-similar swirling orb logo. As a result, Sony Ericsson’s reporting today that it’s dropped the trademark infringement lawsuit, which sounds good for all involved, except it leaves Clearwire not producing much of anything now.
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