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Nov 25, 2020

Hope, the UAE’s first interplanetary mission, has its eye on bonus science on way to Mars

Posted by in categories: science, space travel

The United Arab Emirates’ first foray beyond Earth’s orbit is going so smoothly that the nation’s Hope Mars spacecraft will tackle some bonus observations before it reaches its destination, mission leaders have announced.

Nov 23, 2020

[email protected] Lab: Engineering the Fruit Fly Genome

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, science

Although Drosophila is an insect whose genome has only about 14,000 genes, roughly half the human count, a remarkable number of these have very close counterparts in humans; some even occur in the same order in the fly’s DNA as in our own. This, plus the organism’s more than 100-year history in the lab, makes it one of the most important models for studying basic biology and disease.

To take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Drosophila, researchers need improved tools to manipulate the fly’s genes with precision, allowing them to introduce mutations to break genes, control their activity, label their protein products, or introduce other inherited genetic changes.

“We now have the genome sequences of lots of different animals — worms, flies, fish, mice, chimps, humans,” says Roger Hoskins of Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division. “Now we want improved technologies for introducing precise changes into the genomes of lab animals; we want efficient genome engineering. Methods for doing this are very advanced in bacteria and yeast. Good methods for worms, flies, and mice have also been around for a long time, and improvements have come along fairly regularly. But with whole genome sequences in hand, the goals are becoming more ambitious.”

Nov 18, 2020

IBM is Giving Out $800 Worth of Data Science and AI Courses For Free

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” — Benjamin Franklin

On November 24th, IBM is running a free, online Data & AI Conference for India and the Asia Pacific region, covering four tracks:

Nov 10, 2020

#53 the Longevity Dialogues: Selling the science, with Aubrey de Grey, Nir Barzilai & Keith Comito

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, science

Host Mark Sackler and panelists discuss the challenges of getting governments and the public on board with one of the basic principles of longevity research: that the cause of all chronic diseases of aging is aging itself.

Nov 7, 2020

Starlink Beta Faster Than Expected | The State of Science

Posted by in categories: economics, internet, science, space

Last week, SpaceX has launched the Beta for its Starlink internet program. This space-based internet is turning out to be faster than expected, thus having the potential to give many people around the world opportunities to do things that their socio-economic situations would have never allowed them to have.

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Nov 7, 2020

These are truly exciting times for the science of brain zapping

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, science

Yes, there’s been hype, but electrical brain stimulation is a genuine technique, and the science behind it is improving.

Nov 4, 2020

Science of Building Bones with Eggshells and Origami

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, chemistry, life extension, science

Origami-inspired tissue engineering — using eggshells, plant leaves, marine sponges, and paper as substrates.


Ira Pastor ideaXme life sciences ambassador interviews Dr. Gulden Camci-Unal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, at the Department Chemical Engineering, Francis College of Engineering, UMass Lowell.

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Oct 31, 2020

In Just 3 Words, Elon Musk Explained How You Can Be Expert at Anything (Even Rocket Science)

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, science, space travel

SpaceX is now flying American astronauts to space. Here’s how it all started.

Oct 26, 2020

Three Tissue Engineering Projects Awarded From Joint National Science Foundation and CASIS Solicitation to Leverage the Space Station

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, genetics, life extension, science

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (FL), October 19, 2020 – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced three flight projects that were selected as part of a joint solicitation focused on leveraging the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory to further knowledge in the fields of tissue engineering and mechanobiology. Through this collaboration, CASIS, manager of the ISS National Lab, will facilitate hardware implementation, in-orbit access, and astronaut crew time on the orbiting laboratory. NSF invested $1.2 million in the selected projects, which are seeking to advance fundamental science and engineering knowledge for the benefit of life on Earth.

This is the third collaborative research opportunity between CASIS and NSF focused on tissue engineering. Fundamental science is a major line of business for the ISS National Lab, and by conducting research in the persistent microgravity environment offered by the orbiting laboratory, NSF and the ISS National Lab will drive new advances that will bring value to our nation and spur future inquiries in low Earth orbit.

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Oct 21, 2020

Reversing Skin Biological Age With Cutting-edge Longevity Science 🧬

Posted by in categories: biological, life extension, science

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