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Aug 26, 2016

Anti-aging effects (in mice) of a dietary supplement called alpha lipoic acid

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes (credit: NIGMS)

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that the dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis.

In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are a sign of aging and also contribute to aging.

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Aug 26, 2016

The Axolotl: A Cut Above the Rest

Posted by in category: futurism

The axolotl is a Mexican salamander with an incredible ability: Cut its leg off, and the limb will grow right back!

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Aug 26, 2016

Hackers Could Make a Killing After Finding Vulnerability in Medical Device Tech

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Major departure from traditional disclosure of vulnerabilities in Medical Devices –this could be game changing.

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Aug 26, 2016

Virtual reality robots could someday TELEPORT juries to crime scenes

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security, virtual reality

Virtual reality robots could someday teleport juries to gruesome crime scenes to investigate murders…


Juries are rarely allowed to visit crime scenes.

There are some exceptions, usually in difficult, high-profile murder cases such as the O.J Simpson trial in 1995.

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Aug 26, 2016

Nooscope mystery: The strange device of Putin’s new man Anton Vaino

Posted by in category: futurism

A strange theory about a tool to control society sets Russians guessing about President Putin’s new top aide Anton Vaino.

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Aug 26, 2016

Italy to test earthquake predictor to reduce deaths and damage

Posted by in category: habitats

A national earthquake forecasting system combined with data on building vulnerability may help communicate risk of shocks happening – but uncertainties remain.

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Aug 26, 2016

Inside the killer robot ‘arms race’ where the world’s five leading superpowers are secretly preparing for an all-out futuristic war

Posted by in categories: computing, drones, neuroscience, robotics/AI

GAME OF DRONES


WORLD superpowers are engaged in a feverish “arms race” to develop the first killer robots completely removed from human control, the Sun Online can reveal.

These machines will mark a dramatic escalation in computer AI from the drones and robots currently in use, all of which still require a human to press the “kill button”.

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Aug 26, 2016

CIA reveals Spacenet ‘AI in the sky’ that could constantly monitor activity on Earth

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, robotics/AI, satellites

CIA reveals Spacenet ‘AI in the sky’ that could constantly monitor activity on Earth via high resolution satellites…


It sounds like something out of a sci-fi film — an AI that constantly monitors the Earth, looks for unusual activity.

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Aug 26, 2016

Shadow worlds: Have we seen our first glimpse of dark forces?

Posted by in category: space

The identity of the invisible stuff that holds galaxies together has long been a mystery. Now it might have been unmasked – and it’s not what we expected.

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Aug 26, 2016

Want to Hang Out with POTUS in VR? You Can!

Posted by in category: virtual reality

A new virtual reality experience from Felix & Paul Studios lets you visit Yosemite National Park with President Obama. Check it out here.

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