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2014-01-14 12:29:42

- The artificial intelligence field, in which Minsky is a towering figure, has contributed decisively to enlarging the role of computers - from calculating machines to universal machines - and facilitating more intuitive forms of interaction between people and computer devices MADRID, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes to American scientist Marvin Minsky,...

2013-07-24 08:30:22

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO), a biotechnology company focused on delivering breakthrough three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology, and Methuselah Foundation, a public charity incentivizing innovation in regenerative medicine, today announced that Methuselah Foundation has initiated a campaign in which it will fund research at major research institutions using Organovo's proprietary NovoGen Bioprinting technology. The program...

2013-07-09 23:20:21

Neuroscientist, Philosopher & Information Designer Share Insights Into What the Human Race Might Expect SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Beinghuman.org has announced that the upcoming Being Human 2013 event on Saturday, September 28, 2013 will include a tantalizing exploration of the future of humanity in a segment entitled “The Future of Being Human.” The segment will feature acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman, philosopher/technologist Natasha Vita-More and...

2013-06-28 23:17:38

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will explore how science meets fiction at its 2013 Colloquium on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There are limited tickets available and can be purchased at the door for $69. The Foundation is inviting the public to explore how...

2013-05-06 23:25:11

History Channel special documentary “Vida Eterna” (Eternal Life) premiered on May 4, 2013 across Latin America. Main interviewee and adviser was Jose Luis Cordeiro, Director of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 “Vida Eterna” (available in Spanish and Portuguese) considers the long quest for immortality among humans throughout history and the latest scientific advances that could make it possible in the next few decades. Is there a...

2013-05-01 08:36:28

Peter Thiel and Industry Ventures Round out Raise; Additional Capital Will Fuel Tech Powered Main Street Lender's Rapid Growth NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Deck (www.ondeckcapital.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today a $17M expansion to their Series D led by Google Ventures with participation from PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Industry Ventures, bringing the Series D to $59 million total. In February 2013, On Deck...

Should Morality Be Genetically Engineered In Unborn Babies?
2012-08-19 08:22:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In a recent Reader's Digest article, an Oxford University professor, philosopher, and bioethicist reports that he believes parents have a "moral obligation" to genetically engineer their babies to make sure that they become better people. In the article, Julian Savulescu, who is also the director of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, said that "screening out personality flaws,...

2012-04-23 06:31:17

NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coursekit, the social network for higher education, is rebranding today as Lore. The company, which recently completed a $5 million fundraise, is also announcing that Peter Thiel has made an investment through the Founders Fund. Coursekit, now Lore, launched in December of 2011 as a free platform for instructors to manage their courses and host class discussions. As of now, the site's functionality will remain unchanged. Since the December release,...

2012-04-15 02:20:07

NEW YORK, April 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the March 2011 Tohuku earthquake and tsunami, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists pushed the symbolic Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight last January, to reflect the world's lack of progress with battling climate change and nuclear weapons. To address this concern, the Jeffrey Epstein Foundation, which funds science research, is organizing a second world conference called Coping with Future Catastrophes to be held most likely in...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion, the fastest growing EMR and healthcare community, today announced closing a $23 million Series B round of financing led by Founders Fund, with participation from Artis Capital Management and Glynn Capital Management, as well as returning investors Morgenthaler Ventures and Felicis Ventures. The round brings the company's total funding to $30 million. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110405/SF77238) (Logo:...