NASA to create bioengineered drones made of mushrooms and bacteria

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Prototype of the bioengineered drone.

Autonomous drones can seem like they have minds of their own and that creeps out some people.  But a new, NASA-backed research project seeks to create something quite different: A living, breathing, biodegradable drone made out of bacteria and fungi.

 

 

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Magic mushrooms could have medical benefits, researchers say

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Magic Mushrooms can induce transcendental states.

The hallucinogen in magic mushrooms may no longer just be for hippies seeking a trippy high.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have been studying the effects of psilocybin, a chemical found in some psychedelic mushrooms, that’s credited with inducing transcendental states. Now, they say, they’ve zeroed in on the perfect dosage level to produce transformative mystical and spiritual experiences that offer long-lasting life-changing benefits, while carrying little risk of negative reactions.

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In the Future, Your Car May Be Made of Mushrooms

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Video Games have long been using mushrooms as a source for power, energy and advancement.

In the future, mushrooms may be as common in cars as they are on pizza.

Believe it or not, scientists who are trying to find more sustainable ways to build car parts believe the answers may be found in things such as mushroom roots.

The newest episode of the PBS series “Nova,” which aired on Wednesday 2/2, focuses on the new discoveries that scientists such as Deborah Mielewski, the technical leader of plastics research at Ford Motor Co., are working on to reduce the carbon tire track that autos leave on the environment…

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Psychedelic Drugs Aid Anxiety Treatments

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One gram of psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, is seen on a scale at New York University.

The big white pill was brought to her in an earthenware chalice. She’d already held hands with her two therapists and expressed her wishes for what it would help her do.  She swallowed it, lay on the couch with her eyes covered, and waited. And then it came.

 

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The SeeSaw Television Revolution

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A new on-demand video website pooling content from rival broadcasters has launched in a move that could revolutionise how people watch television.

More than 3,000 hours of BBC, Channel 4 and Five programmes can now be accessed from a single website.

SeeSaw puts programmes including Doctor Who, Hustle, Shameless and Neighbours side-by-side under one brand for the first time.

U.S. shows are due to be added to the library later this year, when the site is set to start charging for some of its content. 

Downloading programs is currently free, although there are adverts at the start and possibly also in the middle of the shows.

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“You May Keep 40 Magic Mushrooms At Home”

 

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Does this count as 1 or 32?

The Czech government has revised and liberalized the criteria for what constitutes “small amounts” of recreational drugs for personal use.

The Czech government today approved the list of hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms, including hemp, coca, mescaline cactus and magic mushrooms, and decided that people would be allowed to grow up to five pieces of such plants and keep 40 magic mushrooms at home…

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