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Aug 24, 2016

25 Years Later After The Crash, Web and VR Are Finally Converging For Real — By Tony Parisi | UploadVR

Posted by in category: virtual reality

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“Twenty five years after the first consumer VR crash, virtual reality is poised to upend human-computer interaction, the Internet has disrupted every facet of life as we knew it back then, and the two are now on a collision course.”

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Aug 24, 2016

An Interview with Kelsey Moody of Ichor Therapeutics, Bringing a SENS Therapy for Macular Degeneration to the Clinic

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Will Ichor Therapeutics be the first to clinic with a SENS based approach?


As I mentioned last week, earlier this year Fight Aging! invested a modest amount in the Ichor Therapeutics initiative to develop a treatment for macular degeneration, joining a number of other amateur and professional investors in helping to get this venture started. The approach taken here is based on the results of research carried out at the Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation over much of the past decade, funded by philanthropists and the support of our community of longevity science enthusiasts. This is how we succeed in building the future: medical science in the laboratory leads to medical development in startup companies, each new stage bringing treatments capable of repairing specific forms of age-related molecular damage that much closer to the clinic.

Ichor Therapeutics is one of a growing number of success stories to emerge from the SENS rejuvenation research community. Young scientists, advocates, and donors involved in earlier projects — years ago now — have gone on to build their own ventures, while retaining an interest in stepping up to do something meaningful to help bring an end to aging. Back in 2010, Kelsey Moody worked on the LysoSENS project to find ways to break down damaging metabolic waste in old tissues; fast-forward six years, and he is the now the CEO of a successful small biotechnology company with a great team, taking that very same technology and putting it to good use. I recently had the chance to ask Kelsey a few questions about the future of SENS rejuvenation research, as well as how the Ichor scientists intend to construct a new class of therapy for macular degeneration, one based on removing one of the root causes of the condition.

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Aug 24, 2016

Uber Acquires Self-Driving Truck Startup Otto for $680 Million

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Ride-hailing giant Uber announced on Thursday that is has acquired Otto for approximately $680 million.

All of Otto’s team, which includes ex-leader of Google’s self-driving project, Anthony Levandowski, will move to Uber. They will work on the company’s self-driving project and report directly to CEO Travis Kalanick.

See also: Self-driving tech startup Otto wants truckers to keep on…napping.

Aug 24, 2016

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend lives or tarnish his career.

Aug 24, 2016

NASA Symposium: Futuristic Space Exploration Concepts

Posted by in categories: futurism, space travel

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Aug 24, 2016

Living Wall Designs, Ideas, Green, Eco Friendly Walls, India

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Living walls are basically vertical gardens. Growing plants of our desire on walls present anywhere, from the insides of residences to offices to hospitals is the idea. They possess a list of favourable qualities and advantages.

Aug 23, 2016

China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report

Posted by in category: space travel

China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send to the Red Planet at the end of the decade in a mission that faces “unprecedented” challenges, state media said on Wednesday.

China, which is pouring billions into its space programme and working to catch up with the US and Europe, announced in April it aims to send a spacecraft “around 2020” to orbit Mars, land and deploy the rover.

Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the project, said Tuesday they were targeting July or August of that year for the launch, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Aug 23, 2016

Iron Man Helmet

Posted by in category: futurism

The U.S. Navy is bringing Iron Man’s helmet to life!

Aug 23, 2016

Artificial Intelligence Could Now Help Us End Poverty

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The new tool reads satellite images, identifies underserved areas and what they need most.

Aug 23, 2016

Paralyzed Man Regains Hand Movement, Thanks to First-Ever Nerve-Transfer Surgery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, habitats

Beginning with a twitch in his fingers about six months ago, a Canadian man has successfully re-animated his paralyzed hand after undergoing a nerve transfer surgery.

Tim Raglin regularly dove, headfirst, into the water at his family’s lake house. The 45-year old Canadian man had done so thousands of times without incident. In 2007, though Raglin hit his head on a rock in the shallow water, shattering a vertebra in his cervical spine.

His family pulled him to safety, saving him from drowning. However, for nine years, both his hands and feet were left paralyzed.

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