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Apr 14, 2021

Donna Butts, Exec. Director, Generations United — Health, Aging, And Intergenerational Collaboration

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

Donna butts — executive director, generations united — focusing on the psycho-social aspects of healthy aging and wellness.


Donna Butts is the Executive Director of Generations United, an organization with a mission to improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all, a position she has held since 1997. For more than 30 years, Ms. Butts has worked tirelessly to promote the well-being of children, youth and older adults through nonprofit organizations across the country and around the world. She began her career in her home state of Oregon as a youth worker with the YWCA, where she worked one-on-one with teens and saw the positive effects of intergenerational programs firsthand.

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Apr 14, 2021

All Eyes on Alpha Centauri

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

Future Breakthroughs in Technology and in the Search for Life: Take Aways from the last two days at the Breakthrough Discuss Meeting.


Takeaways from this week’s Breakthrough Discuss meeting.

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Apr 11, 2021

No-code publishing platform Shorthand raises $8M

Posted by in categories: innovation, internet

Shorthand, the Australian startup behind a no-code platform that allows publishers and brands to create multimedia stories, has raised $10 million Australian (just under $8 million U.S.) from Fortitude Investment Partners.

CEO Ricky Robinson told me via email that this is Shorthand’s first institutional round of funding, and that the company has been profitable for the past two years.

“We’ve been lucky enough to grow to where we are today through an entirely inbound, organic model that leverages the beautiful content that our customers create in Shorthand to generate leads,” Robinson wrote. “But we’ve been testing other channels with some success and the time is right to ramp up those other marketing initiatives. That’s where we’ll be spending this funding, while also investing heavily in our product to keep Shorthand at the cutting edge of storytelling innovation for the web.”

Apr 10, 2021

Breakthrough discovery of misbehaving muon challenges known laws of the physical universe

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

The New York Times Apr 09, 2021 17:29:04 IST

Evidence is mounting that a tiny subatomic particle seems to be disobeying the known laws of physics, scientists announced Wednesday, a finding that would open a vast and tantalizing hole in our understanding of the universe. The result, physicists say, suggests that there are forms of matter and energy vital to the nature and evolution of the cosmos that are not yet known to science.

“This is our Mars rover landing moment,” said Chris Polly, a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois, who has been working toward this finding for most of his career.

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Apr 10, 2021

‘Exciting’ breakthrough at Large Hadron Collider may be key to unlocking mysteries of universe

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Physicists have seen signs that a mystery force is interacting with other particles in a manner never witnessed before. It may explain some of the deepest physics puzzles.

Apr 3, 2021

Why China’s space program could overtake NASA

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

China has a good chance of becoming the dominant space power in the 21st century, and it’s not just looking to copy NASA on the way to the top. Instead, it’s paying close attention to innovative US companies like SpaceX, writes Eric Berger.

Mar 29, 2021

Should We Genetically Engineer Carbon-Hungry Trees?

Posted by in categories: genetics, innovation

“If you don’t do both, you’re not going to get very far,” he says. He wants to bring “carbon drawdown” technologies into the conversation with genetically modified trees.

Last year, DeLisi organized a workshop with a team of heavy hitters — Sir Richard Roberts (biochemist, Nobel laureate, and staunch advocate for GMOs), Val Giddings (a geneticist at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), and researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory — to create solutions, like genetically modifying carbon-hungry trees.

And they are close.

Mar 27, 2021

COVID-19 silver linings: Technology has helped universities be more innovative and inventive

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Necessity truly can be the mother of invention. A new university president explains how the pandemic forced massive changes at his institution — and why smart use of technology was invaluable.

Mar 24, 2021

Strange pattern found inside world’s largest atom smasher has physicists excited

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Physicists could be on the verge of a major breakthrough as new results hint at a challenge to the standard model of particle physics.

Mar 22, 2021

Breakthrough in electronic display fabrics could help pave the way for smart clothing

Posted by in categories: electronics, innovation

The fabric is about as bright as the average flat-screen TV. The researchers noted their prototype was also significantly more durable than conventional thin-film flexible displays, making it more suitable for practical use. The performance for most of the display remained stable after 1000 cycles of bending, stretching and pressing, and 100 cycles of washing and drying.

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