The most innovative Sunday of the year
On May 20, The New York Times Magazine is sponsoring the 2nd annual "Sunday with the Magazine" event, which will feature conversations with leading innovators and thinkers in fields such as politics, business, fashion, design, food, technology and entertainment. The slate of speakers is still being filled, so until then, the New York Times is asking that you sign up for a series of free e-mail updates about the event. (The two lead sponsors for the event are Design With Reach and the American Chemistry Council, so methinks that the event will be heavy on designers and scientists). Sounds cool - but this being New York, the event will likely be over-booked, over-priced and over-hyped.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
An innovation may lead to lifelike self-reproducing and evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
Some evidence attributes a certain neurological phenomenon to a near death experience.
- But increased longevity is a cause for celebration, says Ashton Applewhite, not doom and gloom.
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