A artificial womb for a baby sheep, Elon Musk merging brain and AI, Khosla betting on handheld / Issue #14

A whole spectrum of option in this newsletter #14.

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An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next — The Verge — www.theverge.com 
 Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their…

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An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb : Nature Communications — www.nature.com 
 The ability to support the development of a premature fetus in the form of an extracorporeal system has had limited success.

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Elon Musk Just Outlined How He’ll Merge The Human Brain and AI — futurism.com 
 Last week, Elon Musk confirmed reports regarding the launch of his new venture, Neuralink. Today, more details have come to light regarding the company’s ultimate goal to develop a brain-computer interface.

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Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future — Wait But Why — waitbutwhy.com

Elon Musk and his connection to the brain.

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This Is Neat: Billionaire Vinod Khosla Is Betting On A Handheld Diagnostic Test — www.forbes.com 

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Alphabet’s Stealthy Smartwatch Has One Killer Feature — www.fastcodesign.com 
 Built for Verily’s research partners at Radboud UMC, Stanford, and Duke, the Study Watch succeeds where the Apple Watch and most other smartwatches fail. It tracks electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, electrodermal activity, and inertial movements, and it can do so for up to a week at a time without needing to be charged, making it a more reliable tool in clinical studies.

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AR & VR become normal procedures in OR. ICT&health — www.ictandhealth.com 
 In one demonstration, Sarah Murthi, MD, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and trauma surgeon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, let visitors experience how an ultrasound examination looks with the addition of augmented reality.

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