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Feb 23, 2020

Protein breakthrough for degenerative eye disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Scientists discover a new link between a protein and an eye condition which affects 1.5 million people.

Feb 22, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine breakthrough in Australia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Australian scientists have made a key breakthrough in a desperate bid to develop a vaccine for the killer coronavirus.

Researchers at the University of Queensland are making a fast-tracked attempt to make a cure for the disease, which has killed more than 2,200 people worldwide.

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Feb 21, 2020

Fusion Startup Claims Breakthrough Will Provide “Unlimited” Energy

Posted by in categories: innovation, nuclear energy

The process even skips the “need for a heat exchanger or steam turbine generator” and can feed an electrical flow “almost directly into an existing power grid,” according to the company’s statement.

No nuclear waste, no steam, zero chance of a nuclear meltdown. It almost sounds too good to be true — but the startup still has a lot to prove. McKenzie admitted himself he doesn’t know if or when the startup’s idea could be turned into a commercial reality.

“I don’t want to be a laughing stock by promising we can deliver something in 10 years, and then not getting there,” he told New Atlas.

Feb 20, 2020

Meet the Israeli innovation that can put an end to plastic packaging

Posted by in category: innovation

Together, they founded W-Cycle, a start-up that develops compostable packaging solutions to tackle the masses of C-PET plastic used in the huge ready-meal packaging industry. Rather than producing single-use trays from plastic and aluminum, W-Cycle’s patented “SupraPulp” packaging product is based on sugarcane pulp, known as bagasse.

Feb 14, 2020

Maps of a now-submerged land help reconstruct the lives of ancient Europeans

Posted by in categories: innovation, mapping

A region beneath the rough waters of the North Sea, known as Doggerland, holds archaeological clues to the past. Watch how researchers are using advances in mapping and leads from dredging sites to piece together the history of this vanished landscape.

Read the story: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/relics-washed-beache…-north-sea

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Feb 13, 2020

New nanosensor can detect cancer from a SINGLE DROP of blood

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Researchers in the Netherlands have developed an incredibly accurate nanosensor which can detect metastatic cancer cells from just a single drop of blood in a major breakthrough for early detection and treatment of the disease.

PhD students Dilu Mathew from University of Twente and Pepijn Beekman from Wageningen University pooled their resources and developed a tiny system to detect tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (tdEVs), a particular type of cancer biomarker.

Their nanosensor is so sensitive it can detect cancer biomarkers on a broad spectrum of concentrations from 10 particles per microliter to 1 million particles per microliter, thanks to its incredibly small and delicate electrodes, shaped like two combs facing each other, with a gap of just 120 nanometers between them.

Feb 12, 2020

Longevity Investment Take-Off Salon

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

Our friends at Foresight Institute and 100 Plus Capital have started regular longevity salons to coordinate the growing longevity enthusiasm and onboard new investors into the space. You are invited to kick off this series with aperitifs and hors d’oeuvre to discuss the current innovations that have been fueling the recent optimism in the field:

Longevity Investment Take-Off: What’s Different This Time, What’s Missing?

As a friend of Lifespan.io, you are welcome to use the code lifespan.io for a 50% discount on the ticket price.

Feb 12, 2020

Achilles’ heel of ALL viruses? Scientists discover holy grail which could lead to UNIVERSAL vaccine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US have uncovered the ‘Achilles’ heel’ of most viruses which plague mankind, and could soon develop a universal vaccine.

Vaccine research, development and testing takes a long time, as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has shown, but that is because researchers devote their time, attention and resources to targeting specific viruses one-by-one. But now scientists at MGH have located what may prove to be a game-changing breakthrough for humanity which could strengthen our bodies and make them impervious to most viruses.

Feb 10, 2020

This AI could reunite families after an earthquake

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

A new AI prototype could transform how earthquake aftermaths are managed, by predicting the safest routes that families can take to find their loved ones.

The idea first emerged in the ImpactHub Istanbul, a social innovation centre in a city where a future earthquake is all but inevitable.

The last time a devastating earthquake had struck Turkey was in 1999, around 150–200 kilometers from the capital. Official records put the death toll at 18,373 people.

Feb 8, 2020

80TB Hard Drives Are Now Possible Thanks to New Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: computing, innovation

We’re about to get 20 terabyte hard drives, but the path looks clear to scale up to 80TB.