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Sep 29, 2015

We’re One Small Step Closer to a Working Light Saber

Posted by in categories: particle physics, weapons

Wow, first they create a real hoverboard, and now they’re on the road to creating a real lightsaber? Joy! wink


Killjoy physicists have long pointed out the sheer unlikelihood of building a working light saber. But now, they’ve taken a small step toward realizing the dream of Star Wars fans worldwide, by figuring out how to get photons to stick together like molecules in a super-chilled gas.

This latest work builds on prior experiments from 2013, when Harvard physicists first announced a new state of matter.

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Sep 29, 2015

A good interview with Liz Parrish CEO of BioViva and how gene therapy can change aging forever

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

Visionary Liz Parrish shares some of the remarkable ways that genetic therapies are helping humanity transcend disease, aging and physical limitations. We discuss some of the current applications of gene therapy, what we can reasonably expect given the rate of progress and some of the moral implications of this science. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be astounded to hear about this work; it can already make you stronger and faster, and it may help future generations live upwards of 400 years!

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“Known as “the woman who wants to genetically engineer you,” Elizabeth Parrish is the CEO of BioViva USA Inc ™ she is a humanitarian, entrepreneur and innovator and a leading voice for genetic cures. As a strong proponent of progress and education for the advancement of gene therapy, she serves as a motivational speaker to the public at large for the life sciences. She is actively involved in international educational media outreach and sits on the board of the International Longevity Alliance (ILA). She is an affiliated member of the Complex Biological Systems Alliance (CBSA) whose mission is to further scientific understanding of biological complexity and the nature and origins of human disease. She is the founder of BioTrove Investments LLC and the BioTrove Podcasts which is committed to offering a meaningful way for people to learn about and fund research in regenerative medicine. She is also the Secretary of the American Longevity Alliance (ALA) a 501©(3) nonprofit trade association that brings together individuals, companies, and organizations who work in advancing the emerging field of cellular & regenerative medicine with the aim to get governments to consider aging a disease.” –Blurb taken from Liz’ LinkedIn Profile.

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Sep 29, 2015

Scientists to bypass brain damage

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Researchers are testing a prosthesis that translates short-term memories into longer-term ones, with the potential to bypass damaged portions of the brain.

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Sep 29, 2015

First optical ‘rectenna’ converts light to DC current

Posted by in category: computing

This schematic shows the components of the optical rectenna developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology (credit: Thomas Bougher, Georgia Tech)

Using nanometer-scale components, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current.

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Sep 28, 2015

A cleaner, greener way to store solar and wind energy

Posted by in category: energy

Advance could make flow batteries cheaper and easier to build.

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Sep 28, 2015

This concrete could be a lifesaver for urban flood zones

Posted by in category: futurism

http://voc.tv/1cRrjAQ

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Sep 28, 2015

Vote Zoltan for President and Live Forever?

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

A new story on GOOD magazine about transhumanism & my campaign:


The transhumanist presidential candidate on staying optimistic about technology in a cold, practical political world.

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Sep 28, 2015

Google, NASA sign 7-year deal to test D-Wave quantum computers as artificial brains

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, robotics/AI

The deal with D-Wave Systems will see a steady stream of D-Wave quantum chips used as the foundation of an artificial intelligence lab.

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Sep 28, 2015

New hydrogel can keep stem cells alive for heart repair

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, materials

A new hydrogel protects stem cells inside the body, making existing therapies a lot more effective.

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Sep 28, 2015

Forget blades, the Skarp razor wants you to shave with lasers

Posted by in category: futurism

The Skarp Laser Razor is a new type of product that’s supposed to use lasers to give a close shave with less irritation. And, since its blade lasts a long time, fewer razors end up in landfills.

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