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US scientists create world’s first-ever ‘living robots’
TNN & Agencies | Updated: Jan 15, 2020, 08:44 IST
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These millimetre-wide bots were designed by stitching together two different cell types from a frog embryo in specific ways. (Image courtesy: Douglas Blackiston, Tufts University)
Researchers in the US have built the first ever “living robot”, or xenobot, by engineering bits of frog

embryo
to behave like “living, programmable organisms,” an advance that may lead to computer-designed “life forms” capable of delivering drugs into the human body, clean up radioactive waste, collect microplastics in the oceans or even scrape out plaque from human arteries.


These millimetre-wide bots were designed by stitching together two different cell types from a frog embryo in specific ways so that they could move towards a target on their own and carry out tasks, the study, published in the journal PNAS, noted.


“These are novel living machines. They’re neither a traditional

robot
nor a known species of animal. It's a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism,” said study co-author Joshua Bongard, a computer scientist and robotics expert at the University of Vermont in the US.


The bots were also engineered to pick up a payload — such as a medicine that needs to be carried to a specific place inside a patient — and could heal themselves after being cut, according to the researchers.


For creating the xenobots,

the scientists
developed a complex

algorithm
that could self-learn and evolve to create thousands of candidate designs for the new life-forms. The algorithm reassembled a few hundred simulated cells into myriad forms and body shapes, over and over, in an attempt to achieve a task assigned by the scientists — such as locomotion in one direction.

This “harnessing” of living cells, which sounds like something out of a dystopian sci-fi movie, has raised several ethical questions. Some experts warned about the potential danger from these bots if they go out of control. Others pointed out that the scientists were getting uncomfortably close to playing god.


The paper said the bots may lead to novel machines in a wide range of fields like detecting toxic contamination in the environment, gathering microplastic in the oceans and also scrapping out blocks in blood vessels. Unlike traditional robots, the researchers said xenobots could theoretically accomplish these feats without polluting the planet.


The bots were named after the species of African frogs, Xenopus laevis, whose embryonic cells, or stem cells the research team gathered for the project.


The bots ran on basic rules about the physics of what single frog skin, and cardiac cells can do. The researchers said that the computer, after 100 independent runs of the algorithm, selected the most promising designs for testing. They then transferred the computer designs into life.


The scientists separated these into single cells and left them to incubate. These cells were then individually cut using tiny forceps, and an even tinier electrode, and joined under a

microscope
into a close approximation of the designs specified by the computer, the researchers said.

The joined cells, came together into body forms never seen in nature, and began to work in unison, they added. According to the scientists, the skin cells formed a more passive architecture, while the once-random contractions of heart muscle cells created an ordered forward movement which was guided by the computer's design, and by spontaneous self-organising patterns.


These responses of the different cells allowed the xenobots to move on their own, the study said. According to the researchers, the bots were able move in a coherent fashion — and explore their watery environment for days or weeks.


They also found that groups of xenobots can move around in circles, pushing pellets into a central location, spontaneously and collectively. Some of the bots were built with a hole through the centre to reduce air resistance, or drag.


The scientists could also create simulated versions in which this hole was repurposed as a pouch to successfully carry an object.


“It's a step toward using computer-designed organisms for intelligent drug delivery,” Bongard said.


The xenobots also fall apart harmlessly, the University of Vermont scientist said. “The xenobots are fully biodegradable. When they're done with their job after seven days, they're just dead skin cells," he said.
 

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US scientists create world’s first-ever ‘living robots’
TNN & Agencies | Updated: Jan 15, 2020, 08:44 IST
TNN & AGENCIES
These millimetre-wide bots were designed by stitching together two different cell types from a frog embryo in specific ways. (Image courtesy: Douglas Blackiston, Tufts University)
Researchers in the US have built the first ever “living robot”, or xenobot, by engineering bits of frog

embryo
to behave like “living, programmable organisms,” an advance that may lead to computer-designed “life forms” capable of delivering drugs into the human body, clean up radioactive waste, collect microplastics in the oceans or even scrape out plaque from human arteries.


These millimetre-wide bots were designed by stitching together two different cell types from a frog embryo in specific ways so that they could move towards a target on their own and carry out tasks, the study, published in the journal PNAS, noted.


“These are novel living machines. They’re neither a traditional

robot
nor a known species of animal. It's a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism,” said study co-author Joshua Bongard, a computer scientist and robotics expert at the University of Vermont in the US.


The bots were also engineered to pick up a payload — such as a medicine that needs to be carried to a specific place inside a patient — and could heal themselves after being cut, according to the researchers.


For creating the xenobots,

the scientists
developed a complex

algorithm
that could self-learn and evolve to create thousands of candidate designs for the new life-forms. The algorithm reassembled a few hundred simulated cells into myriad forms and body shapes, over and over, in an attempt to achieve a task assigned by the scientists — such as locomotion in one direction.

This “harnessing” of living cells, which sounds like something out of a dystopian sci-fi movie, has raised several ethical questions. Some experts warned about the potential danger from these bots if they go out of control. Others pointed out that the scientists were getting uncomfortably close to playing god.


The paper said the bots may lead to novel machines in a wide range of fields like detecting toxic contamination in the environment, gathering microplastic in the oceans and also scrapping out blocks in blood vessels. Unlike traditional robots, the researchers said xenobots could theoretically accomplish these feats without polluting the planet.


The bots were named after the species of African frogs, Xenopus laevis, whose embryonic cells, or stem cells the research team gathered for the project.


The bots ran on basic rules about the physics of what single frog skin, and cardiac cells can do. The researchers said that the computer, after 100 independent runs of the algorithm, selected the most promising designs for testing. They then transferred the computer designs into life.


The scientists separated these into single cells and left them to incubate. These cells were then individually cut using tiny forceps, and an even tinier electrode, and joined under a

microscope
into a close approximation of the designs specified by the computer, the researchers said.

The joined cells, came together into body forms never seen in nature, and began to work in unison, they added. According to the scientists, the skin cells formed a more passive architecture, while the once-random contractions of heart muscle cells created an ordered forward movement which was guided by the computer's design, and by spontaneous self-organising patterns.


These responses of the different cells allowed the xenobots to move on their own, the study said. According to the researchers, the bots were able move in a coherent fashion — and explore their watery environment for days or weeks.


They also found that groups of xenobots can move around in circles, pushing pellets into a central location, spontaneously and collectively. Some of the bots were built with a hole through the centre to reduce air resistance, or drag.


The scientists could also create simulated versions in which this hole was repurposed as a pouch to successfully carry an object.


“It's a step toward using computer-designed organisms for intelligent drug delivery,” Bongard said.


The xenobots also fall apart harmlessly, the University of Vermont scientist said. “The xenobots are fully biodegradable. When they're done with their job after seven days, they're just dead skin cells," he said.
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Very sad , anyone has a gas geyser in their bathrooms be careful.

In Freak Mishap, 15-Year-Old Mumbai Girl Dies after Bathroom Geyser Emits Carbon Monoxide

Dhruvi Gohil was having a bath on January 5 morning in her Borivali West flat when the incident happened. She was on ventilator support and died on January 10, which also happened to be her birthday.
UPDATED ON: JANUARY 14, 2020, 11:56 PM IST
PTI
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Mumbai: A 15-year-old girl died in a freak mishap in Mumbai's Borivali area of carbon monoxide poisoning after oxygen levels in her bathroom dropped due to emission from a geyser, a doctor said on Tuesday.

Dhruvi Gohil was having a bath on January 5 morning in her Borivali West flat when the incident happened, an official said.

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"Her parents noticed she was taking a lot of time and started knocking on the bathroom door. When they did not get an answer, they broke the door and found Dhruvi lying unconscious, with the right side of her body scalded due to hot water," he said.

"She fell unconscious after breathing carbon monoxide emitted from a bathroom geyser. Scant oxygen supply in the bathroom affected her brain and caused convulsions," said Dr Vivek Chaurasia of Mangalmoorti Hospital in Gorai where the teen was being treated.


She was on ventilator support and died on January 10, which also happened to be her birthday.
 

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Turmeric-based tech to kill cancer cells gets US patent | India News - Times of India
Rajiv G | TNN | Jan 14, 2020, 4:31 IST
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A potentially breakthrough cancer-fighting technology involving a molecule extracted from turmeric has won Thiruvananthapuram’s Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences a US patent.
According to Lissy Krishnan, head of Sree Chitra’s research team, delivery of “curcumin” directly to the affected tissues rather than through conventional oral or intravenous methods enables it to target malignant cancer cells while sparing the healthy ones around them.

Turmeric has proven anti-cancer properties and curcumin, a molecule extracted from it, is easily absorbed by the body and aids blood clotting, Krishnan said. At Sree Chitra, research funded by the Indian Council for Medical Research focused on processing curcumin to form a easy-to-use wafer configuration. When applied to body tissues, the curcumin present in the wafer is released into tissue fluids.
Human albumin, or rich proteins present in the fibrin clot produced from heavy bleeding, binds albumin receptors to cancer cells, thereby permitting its entry into the cells. Simultaneously, the fibrin clot is removed by the body’s natural clot breakdown mechanism without any adverse effect.
“The fibrin wafer is targeted for implantation into the affected site after surgical removal of cancer tissue for killing any remaining malignant cells that have the potential to cause recurrence of cancer or spread to other parts of the body. In addition to drug delivery, the fibrin wafer can promote blood clotting at the surgical site,” said Asha Kishore, director of Sree Chitra.
The institute is ready to transfer the technology for future development of curcumin as an anti-cancer treatment through animal and clinical trials. “The US patent adds value to our efforts to transfer technology and boosts the industry’s confidence in exploring validation and trials with international markets in mind,’’ Kishore said.
 

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Do anyone here know any good UNBIASED military YouTube channel where I can learn more about military equipment?
 

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Do anyone here know any good UNBIASED military YouTube channel where I can learn more about military equipment?
Defence Decide( Indian military channel)
Covert Cabal(Has covered military equipments in many videos)
Matsimus ( IMO he just reads information, nothing new)
And most channels are just robot voice.
 

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Very sad , anyone has a gas geyser in their bathrooms be careful.

In Freak Mishap, 15-Year-Old Mumbai Girl Dies after Bathroom Geyser Emits Carbon Monoxide

Dhruvi Gohil was having a bath on January 5 morning in her Borivali West flat when the incident happened. She was on ventilator support and died on January 10, which also happened to be her birthday.
UPDATED ON: JANUARY 14, 2020, 11:56 PM IST
PTI
Representative image.

Mumbai: A 15-year-old girl died in a freak mishap in Mumbai's Borivali area of carbon monoxide poisoning after oxygen levels in her bathroom dropped due to emission from a geyser, a doctor said on Tuesday.

Dhruvi Gohil was having a bath on January 5 morning in her Borivali West flat when the incident happened, an official said.

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"Her parents noticed she was taking a lot of time and started knocking on the bathroom door. When they did not get an answer, they broke the door and found Dhruvi lying unconscious, with the right side of her body scalded due to hot water," he said.

"She fell unconscious after breathing carbon monoxide emitted from a bathroom geyser. Scant oxygen supply in the bathroom affected her brain and caused convulsions," said Dr Vivek Chaurasia of Mangalmoorti Hospital in Gorai where the teen was being treated.


She was on ventilator support and died on January 10, which also happened to be her birthday.
Carbon monoxide can be generated only by Gas water heaters. Electric water heaters are perfectly safe!
 

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https://news.abplive.com/videos/new...o-field-kapil-mishra-against-kejriwal-1142417
Kapil Mishra will be good CM candidate from Delhi
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BJP is likely to field Kapil Mishra against the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency in the upcoming 2020 Delhi Assembly elections. Once a close aide of Kejriwal and a minister in his Delhi cabinet, Mishra parted ways from AAP in 2018. After that, he addressed multiple press conferences accusing Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party of corruption
 

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