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Dec 7, 2018

Connecting The Dots: The Link Between Innovation And Open-Mindedness, With Insights From Science

Posted by in categories: innovation, science

Scientific study looks at how an open minded people think differently and how it influences their information processing. The study found this switch in thinking occurs on a pre-concious level. Read about the link between creativity, innovation and open mindedness.

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Dec 6, 2018

NASA Science Shows Human Impact of Clean Air Policies

Posted by in categories: health, science, sustainability

As local, federal, and international policies targeting the quality of the air we breathe continue to evolve, questions arise of how effective existing policies have been in improving human health. For example, how many lives have been saved by tough air pollution policies? How many illnesses have been caused by lax policies?

US ozone levels map highlighting highest levels

Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution declined in the United States between 1990 (left) and 2010 (right), leading to thousands of lives saved, according to researcher Jason West.

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Dec 5, 2018

Bioquark — Electroceuticals — Real Bodies

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, DNA, futurism, genetics, innovation, neuroscience, science
Stefania De Matteo of HealthQe at Real Bodies Milan giving an overview of some of the new bio-physical tools ( being developed for a 2019 biotech world
With major pharma companies like GSK entering the “electro-ceuticals” space (and groups like RegenerAge Clinic beginning to utilize them in combinatorial protocols) we are seeing a re-emergence of these century old principles back into the mainstream bio-medical discussion

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Dec 3, 2018

‘The Pirate Bay of Science’ Continues to Get Attacked Around the World

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After publishers sued Sci-Hub, Russian ISPs are now preventing users from accessing the valuable scientific data repository and paywall killer.

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Dec 3, 2018

Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back

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Uncovering forgotten history can help explain why science still has a masculine bias today.

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Dec 2, 2018

This 22-Year-Old Texan Is the Science Communicator We’ve Been Waiting for

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Meet the Indian-American star of Brainchild.

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Nov 30, 2018

Ira Pastor — IdeaXme — Longevity Ambasador

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, science, transhumanism

Very excited to join IdeaXme ( as Longevity Ambassador, utilizing this wonderful media platform to help expand global awareness of the people engineering a future free of aging, disease, degeneration, and suffering.

Nov 28, 2018

Highlights of Science Launching on SpaceX CRS-16

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science, space travel

Robotic refueling. 3D Forest imagery. And two student experiments inspired by Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” These are just a few of the studies that will be added to the hundreds onboard the International Space Station with the SpaceX cargo launch on Dec. 4! Watch more:

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Nov 23, 2018

A Salute To Head-Scratching Science

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As a SciFri holiday tradition, we present highlights from the 28th first annual Ig Nobel Awards ceremony.

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Nov 21, 2018

The microscope revolution that’s sweeping through materials science

Posted by in categories: particle physics, science

Scientists can’t study what they can’t measure — as David Muller knows only too well. An applied physicist, Muller has been grappling for years with the limitations of the best imaging tools available as he seeks to probe materials at the atomic scale.

One particularly vexing quarry has been ultra-thin layers of the material molybdenum disulfide, which show promise for building thin, flexible electronics. Muller and his colleagues at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have spent years peering at MoS2 samples under an electron microscope to discern their atomic structures. The problem was seeing the sulfur atoms clearly, Muller says. Raising the energy of the electron beam would sharpen the image, but knock atoms out of the MoS2 sheet in the process. Anyone hoping to say something definitive about defects in the structure would have to guess. “It would take a lot of courage, and maybe half the time, you’d be right,” he says.

This July, Muller’s team reported a breakthrough. Using an ultra-sensitive detector that the researchers had created and a special method for reconstructing the data, they resolved features in MoS2 down to 0.39 angstroms, two and a half times better than a conventional electron microscope would achieve. (1 Å is one-tenth of a nanometre, and a common measure of atomic bond lengths.) At once, formerly fuzzy sulfur atoms now showed up clearly — and so did ‘holes’ where they were absent. Ordinary electron microscopy is “like flying propeller planes”, Muller says. “Now we have a jet.”

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