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The 'Graying' of T Cells

The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. Scientists have long known that a weakened immune system is to blame but the exact mechanisms behind this lagging immunity have remained largely unknown.

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A cure for cancer: how to kill a killer

Revolutionary work on the body's immune system and a host of new drug trials mean that beating cancer may be achievable

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In 2019, Blue-Collar Workers Disappearing And In Hot Demand

Next year will be another banner year for blue-collar labor. Be they truck drivers or HVAC workers, employees who didn't do four or more years in a liberal arts college are hard to find and in hot demand heading into 2019, according to a report released December 13 by The Conference Board, a nonprofit organization researching the American business climate.

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How China Is Dominating Artificial Intelligence

China is widening their lead in AI globally by concentrating on a core set of best practices that energize entire industries to pilot and adopt AI for unique use cases. Thanks to its thriving start-up landscape, the United States is in second place when ranked by share of active players.

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Trump Administration Asks to Roll Back Rules Against Water Pollution

The administration of President Donald Trump proposed yesterday (December 11) to reinterpret the Clean Water Act such that the legislation protects fewer streams and wetlands from pollution, reports. It is doing this by redefining the Waters of the United States rule to exclude so-called ephemeral streams-those that flow only after rainfall and snowmelt-and wetlands not adjacent to or connected by surface water to other bodies of water.

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How to Be Futuristic

Bruce Sterling at The Interval: The future is a kind of history that hasn't happened yet. The past is a kind of future that has already happened. The present moment vanishes before it can be described. Language, a human invention, lacks the power to fully adhere to reality.

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r/Futurology - Let's say a longevity treatment that assures negative or zero senescence is discovered. How inconvenient it would have to be for you to reject it?

r/Futurology: Welcome to r/Futurology, a subreddit devoted to the field of Future(s) Studies and speculation about the development of humanity, technology, and civilization.

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'They're coming:' Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as "Blade Runner" and "The Fifth Element" have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or testing flying cars or passenger drones, according to a Deloitte report from January.

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Hi Fidelity Genetics Raises $8.5M for AI-Driven Plant Breeding

Hi Fidelity Genetics (HFG), which combines sensors, data and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve plant breeding, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A led by Fall Line Capital and Finistere Ventures. This brings the total amount raised by HFG to $11.5 million. There are two parts to the HFG system.

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r/Futurology - How soon can we expect the first level 5 autonomous car?

Hello, I am really interested in the technology behind self driving cars and hope to own one someday. My question is what is the current stage we are at in developing a level 5 autonomous car. When will the first model be available for sale?

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Water shortages ahead? Sierra Nevada snow pack on track to shrink 79 percent, new study finds

The amount of runoff from Sierra snow into California's largest reservoirs is heading for a 54 percent drop in the next 20 to 40 years and 79 percent in the next 60 to 80 years, according to a new study.

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Lab-Grown Meat Draws Big Investors - And Big Opposition

Tech startups are using animal stem cells to grow meat. Big meat companies, including Tyson and Cargill, are investing in the technology, while livestock producers are trying to fight it.

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r/Futurology - For the average person, has technology advanced at all since the first iPhone was released?

r/Futurology: Welcome to r/Futurology, a subreddit devoted to the field of Future(s) Studies and speculation about the development of humanity, technology, and civilization.

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What did 2018 look like in 1968?

The Brainstorm long read: from satellite TV to telephones, some science and tech brainstorms from 50 years ago did arrive as predicted By Harun Siljak, TCD In 1968, a group of experts contributed chapters to a book called "Toward the Year 2018", a visionary take on the next 50 years of science, technology, politics, economy, culture.

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Tasting the World's First Test-Tube Steak

The race is on to create lab-grown meat products. Still, little is known about their safety and potential impact. In this episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ's Jason Bellini visits entrepreneurs, scientists, and ranchers to understand how it's made, and gets a first taste of steak grown from cultured cells.

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