Gun Violence as an Epidemic?

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I’ve written before how Jared Cohen of Google Ideas has been trying to discern how to stop terrorism.  By determining the similarity how gangs recruit and initiate members to those methods employed by terrorists.  And, given those similarities, how to stop folks from belonging to either.  That’s a great idea to me.

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They ain’t called smartphones for nothing!

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You gotta love creative people   The ones who think of things like… converting your smart phone into a 3D scanner.  Just like most folks have stopped carrying cameras, since their smart phone provides the pics they need, it looks like the same may soon occur for 3D scanning.  Which will be pretty convenient if you see something you want to copy. (I warned you earlier that companies’ business model are about to be upended– with copying going on, like what happened with Napster.)

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A real artificial kidney?

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A real artificial kidney… Come on, you know that sounds funny.   But, oh, so critical.  Because transplantation needs kidney donors that are compatible- and we- not just America, but the world- find kidneys in short supply, and compatibility an even tougher hurdle.

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A ‘chip’ off the old block?

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Well, here’s another chapter in the sci v. scifi book.  I wrote about Organovo and its artificial liver (https://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress/scifi-sci/ ) – not to replace a human’s organ, but to test various therapies and drugs.  Now, here’s another researcher’s take on that issue.

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