Friday Futures: an HIV cure; heart attacks and emailing DNA

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of The Future from around the web. This week: curing HIV patients is a step closer; detecting heart attacks; Alzheimer’s progress; China’s Mars simulation base and ISPs that confound maths.

Looks like more HIV patients are being cured

According to a New Scientist story, a team of researchers from the Netherlands announced the existence of the “Düsseldorf patient” at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle on Tuesday. Read more…

This device detects silent heart attacks

Scientists reversed Alzheimer’s in mice

A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, USC researchers say. Read more…

China has opened a Mars simulation base

That made it the perfect setting for a newly opened Mars simulation base that China hopes will draw tourists — and maybe even help humanity reach the real Mars. Read more…

Here’s how you send synthetic DNA across the internet

The one thing you should wait for before you buy a foldable phone

The software remains untested or nonexistent. The prices are either astronomical or unannounced. The real thing you should hold out for? Glass. Read more…

And here is how ISPs can break the laws of mathematics

(Compiled by Alex Leslie and edited by John C. Tanner)

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