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Jul 4, 2016

Voyagers | Santiago Menghini

Posted by in categories: space, space travel

“Travel along with the Voyager spacecrafts as they traverse the solar system on their planetary expedition spanning over three decades.

A film by — Santiago Menghini”

Jul 4, 2016

Stopping Cancer at the Starting Line

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Narrated by actor Edward James Olmos, this video describes one of the body’s critical anti-cancer defences – the telomeres. These caps on the ends of our chromosomes shorten each time a cell divides and, when they become too short, trigger the cell to self-destruct. When a cell grows too rapidly, it and all of its descendants normally suffer this fate. Such growths are sometimes called “pre-cancer”. Since our stem cells need to be able to divide without this constraint in order to replace cells lost across the body, they produce the enzyme telomerase to re-extend their telomeres. Unfortunately, a small number of pre-cancerous cells manage to activate their own copies of the telomerase gene, escaping the limit on their growth. SENS Research Foundation is developing therapies to completely block telomere extension in pre-cancerous cells, ensuring the body’s existing defences can function as intended.

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Jul 3, 2016

Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

The idea of parallel universes may seem bizarre, but physics has found all sorts of reasons why they should exist.

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Jul 3, 2016

This Mind-Blowing Audi Truck Could Be the Future of Big Rigs

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI, transportation

One of the biggest things driverless vehicles is going to do to the average person is to take away the semi driver jobs.

It’s an unfortunate fact and one that will continue to spread to other facets of the workforce, but for now we won’t have to worry, that’s a while off. Either way there’s still the first in what will hopefully be a long line of elegant driverless semi’s, and the two you’re about to see come straight from the geniuses at Audi. The first of these beautiful trucks is the street truck, designed for active use on the road. The second is their show truck, and looks to be much less practical but much cooler to be in!

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Jul 3, 2016

Stop Bashing G.M.O. Foods, More Than 100 Nobel Laureates Say

Posted by in categories: food, genetics

Genetically modified organisms and foods are a safe way to meet the demands of a ballooning global population, the 109 laureates wrote in a letter posted online and officially unveiled at a news conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

The world’s top scientists say opponents of genetically modified foods are standing in the way of nutrition for people around the world.

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Jul 3, 2016

New Company Promises Cheaper WiFi That’s 100x Faster

Posted by in categories: business, internet

A startup called Starry is shaking things up, attempting to provide a faster internet service that’s cheaper and hassle-free (and remarkably fast). Testing is set to begin in Boston.

Say goodbye to expensive internet coming in at slow speeds.

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Jul 3, 2016

This is How Your Desktop Will Look In Virtual Reality

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Soon, this tech will move your entire PC interface to virtual reality.

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Jul 3, 2016

Podo Camera

Posted by in category: electronics

Podo is a small HD camera capable of attaching to a variety of surfaces.

Selfie sticks are about to go bye-bye.

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Jul 3, 2016

These people are seeing in color for the first time!

Posted by in category: futurism

What it’s like to see color for the first time.

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Jul 3, 2016

This 4,000 Pound Elephant Just Got A New Prosthetic Leg

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

10 years ago, this beautiful animal stepped on a landmine. Now, thanks to a new prosthetic leg, she can walk again.

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