Transhumanists are searching for a dystopian future

For its proponents, transhumanism – the idea of using technology to redesign humans beyond our biology – is just common sense. Who doesn't want to live a healthier, happier and wealthier life? And wouldn't it be great to live such an “enhanced” life indefinitely? For nearly as long as we have written record, humans have rebelled at the limits of the human condition but, with the development of modern science and technology, we have become increasingly able to overcome what once seemed like absolute limits.

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Splish splash! What if your phone takes a bath? – CNET

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET’s Marguerite Reardon offers some advice about drying out a wet phone. (Hint: It doesn’t include rice.)

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Has ‘Apocalypse’ messed up the first ‘X-Men’ movie? Yes and no – CNET

As we meet younger versions of Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey, we investigate whether “Apocalypse” hangs together with the chronology of “X-Men” and “X2″. Spoilers!

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To treat waste water generated from Textile and Dyeing Industry, pilot plant to be set up in Amity

Dr Nupur Bahadur, Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed this treatment process for decolorization and photocatalytic removal of organic pollutants and dyes present in real effluent of textile and dyeing industry. Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed a waste water treatment technology to test and treat waste water generated from textile and dyeing industry.

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Dumbbell dimers could make miniaturized nanosensors

The handedness of individual chiral nanoparticles made of metallic dumbbells can be determined by their optical properties alone. So say researchers in Texas in the US and Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain, whose new work could help in the development of highly efficient miniaturized nanoscale sensors for studying the structure of chiral molecules and biomolecules like proteins.

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Apple Car hints and Tesla Autopilot misses (AutoComplete Podcast 20) – Roadshow

In this week’s rundown of the biggest stories, Brian and Tim talk about the latest in what seems like a series of never-ending Takata recalls, but find some light at the end of the Dieselgate tunnel.

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Jawbone is selling off pieces of its business, reports say – CNET

Jawbone has put its speaker business up for sale and has stopped production of its UP fitness trackers, two news sites say.

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Zika makes Olympics too dangerous to hold now in Rio, scientists tell UN – CNET

More than 100 health experts and scientists call on the UN’s World Health Organization to move or delay this year’s summer Olympics.

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Hoping for a happy adulthood for Harry Potter? Think again – CNET

Accio Kleenex! Fans are going to do some sobbing if they see the new play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” J.K. Rowling promises.

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Differential genomic effects on signaling pathways by two different CeO2 nanoparticles in HepG2 cells

Thai, S., K. Wallace, C. Jones, H. Ren, B. Castellon, J. Crooks, E. Grulke, AND K. Kitchin. Differential genomic effects on signaling pathways by two different CeO2 nanoparticles in HepG2 cells.

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