Elon Musk along with other tech giants launches new AI non-profit start-up

Elon Musk along with other tech giants launches new AI non-profit start-up

Big names including Elon Musk, venture capitalist Peter Thiel, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman among others are involved in setting up a non-profit organization called Open AI to research and advance artificial intelligence.

Former CTO of Stripe, a high-profile payments startup, said, “Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return”.

Chemotherapy and ‘Suicide Gene Therapy’ combination helpful in Prostate Cancer Cases

Chemotherapy and ‘Suicide Gene Therapy’ combination helpful in Prostate Cancer Cases

In a long term research conducted at the Houston Methodist Hospital, researchers have found effective results using a combination of ‘Suicide Gene Therapy’ and chemotherapy. The team registered over 90 percent success rate in treatment of prostate cancer by triggering body’s immune system response. By introducing a modification in few cancer cells, the medical research team at Houston Methodist Hospital was able to achieve good results for patients suffering from prostate cancer.

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20 More Boston College Students suffer infection related to Chipotle

20 More Boston College Students suffer infection related to Chipotle

Nothing is going in favor of restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill. Illness cases linked to E. coli outbreak are rising, shares of the company are dropping and people are avoiding its restaurants. Now, Boston College announced on Monday that over 20 of its students, including eight of its men’s basketball players, have fallen sick after eating at a Chipotle restaurant.

It is not known whether the Boston College illness cases are linked to E. coli outbreak of Denver-headquartered restaurant chain that has sickened more than 50 individuals in nine US states.

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Genentech’s Experimental Drug Gets FDA’s Approval

Genentech’s Experimental Drug Gets FDA’s Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday gave its approval to an experimental drug by Genentech meant for patients with a particular type of lung cancer that has very few treatment options.

The company announced that Alecensa won FDA’s approval for the use in patients with advance non-small lung cancer. Patients with this lung cancer have a mutation in a gene called ALK.

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Post-menopausal Women with Ductal Carcinoma Can Now Use Anastrozole and Tamoxifen

Post-menopausal Women with Ductal Carcinoma Can Now Use Anastrozole and Tamoxifen

Recent results of a trial revealed that oncologists can now offer post-menopausal women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) anastrozole and tamoxifen to prevent recurrence of breast cancer.

Results from two randomized trials showed that selection of any of the drug can be a good choice for the majority of patients, said researchers. The conclusions were given after studying results of placebo-controlled trials that involved around 4,200 patients.

Three ISS Astronauts return to Earth in Tiny Soyuz Capsule

Three ISS Astronauts return to Earth in Tiny Soyuz Capsule

A three-member crew, wedged elbow to elbow in a capsule, has safely returned from the International Space Station (ISS) after a five-month mission. The tiny Soyuz capsule carrying the astronauts softly landed on earth on Friday night.

The land location was in the northeast of Dzhezkazgan town in Kazakhstan. The three astronauts who came back to earth are: NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, JAXA’s Kimiya Yui andRussian Federation Space Agency’s Oleg Kononenko. It was the first time when a crewed-capsule returned from the space station after sunset.

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NASA Engineer suggests Asteroid could be the Cheapest Source to Construct a Death Star

NASA Engineer suggests Asteroid could be the Cheapest Source to Construct a Death Star

A NASA engineer said a Death Star can be built by using materials that are already in space, such as asteroids. It is possible to construct the Empire’s ultimate weapon, which is capable of destroying a planet, without launching costly sources to the space, as per the engineer.

Brian Muirhead, chief engineer at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said the death star seen in Star Wars movies was very costly because to build it a bunch of stuff was launched. Adding to that, it was destroyed by rebels two times, Muirhead added.

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Greenpeace Activists Poured Yellow Paint around Arc De Triomphe to Turn It into 'Sun'

Greenpeace Activists Poured Yellow Paint around Arc De Triomphe to Turn It into 'Sun'

Greenpeace activists attempted another public stunt on Friday to make negotiators agree on a powerful accord. The green activist poured yellow paint around a famous roundabout to transform it into the Sun.

Greenpeace activists used bikes to pour the paint on the cobblestone street the paint got spread by the passing vehicles, which made it appear like sun when seen from the sky.

They wanted to paint the sun, to force the French government to accelerate the development of the use of renewable energy in the country and majorly the solar power.

Geminid Meteor Shower to Set Breathtaking Show This Weekend

Geminid Meteor Shower to Set Breathtaking Show This Weekend

It’s December and with the start of the holiday season people have been exchanging gifts and presents with their loved ones. And now, a present all the way from our solar system is on its way for the earthlings. It is the annual Geminid meteor shower that will lighten up skies this weekend.

Astronomers call it as the best meteor shower in past years because of the number of meteors it produces. This year’s annual show will start on Sunday evening into Monday morning.

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