Science Fiction Inspiration for the Week ending November 15, 2015

Opensource AI:Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine

and we were already seeing signs of its handiwork later in the week: Exponential Medicine: Deep Learning AI Better Than Your Doctor at Finding Cancer

This is a valuable resource for writers of dystopias: Scientists Reveal How To Survive A Real-Life Nuclear Fallout

Here’s some scientific research that’ll be good for worldbuilding:

Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

A study contends Wolves volunteered to be domesticated into dogs! Were wolves dependent on humans long before they became man’s best friend?

The latest developments in health research is encouraging:

Canadian researchers break blood-brain barrier with new ultrasound treatment

The Two Most Important Things We Can All Do To Protect Our Brain Health

Artificial Kidneys Could Be In Patients By 2020

Scientists Transform Algae Into Cancer-Killing Drug Delivery Systems

Scientists Have Discovered “Clocks” Inside Your Cells That Could Determine When You Get Cancer

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows anti-ageing effects, surprising researchers

This’ll be good when it’s fully developed: New Eye Drops Can Dissolve Cataracts With No Need For Surgery

Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection

3D Printing to the resuce again. Researchers Pioneer Facial Reconstruction Method That Leaves Patients With No Scars

Some new developments in green technology happened this week:

First ‘porous liquid’ invented…which will help green technology and carbon capture systems.

Portable particle accelerators may soon become reality

Risky fusion power study pays off by bringing plasma close to reactor walls

Scientists develop ‘nanopores’ that inexpensively filter the salt out of seawater

Switchgrass naturally removes toxic PCB pollution from soil

This new robot eats water pollution and produces electricity as it swims

Would You Eat Synthetic Shrimp? If it were sustainable?

A combination of green energy and exercise! Billionaire’s Bike-Powered Generator Turns One Hour Of Riding Into 24 Hours Of Electricity For Small Village

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