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Aug 14, 2015

UK roads will charge electric cars while they drive

Posted by in category: transportation

The UK government has announced it’s set to trial a new type of highway that wirelessly charges hybrid and electric cars that drive on it.

The supercharged highways would juice up hybrid or electric cars that would normally need to stop, using a straight line charging path between A and B.

The results of this off road trial, based on this feasibility test, will be published and could lead to real motorway trials in the next few years, if successful. But it will come at a cost.

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Aug 14, 2015

Australian Physicists Solve Quantum Tunneling Mystery

Posted by in categories: engineering, physics, quantum physics

Professor Kheifets and Dr. Igor Ivanov, from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering, and An international team of scientists studying ultrafast physics have solved a mystery of quantum mechanics, and found that quantum tunneling is an instantaneous process.

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Aug 14, 2015

Reprogrammable optic chip has complete flexibility in processing of photons and is a pathway to quantum computing

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, electronics, quantum physics

Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in Japan, have developing an optical chip that can process photons in an infinite number of ways.

It’s a major step forward in creating a quantum computer to solve problems such as designing new drugs, superfast database searches, and performing otherwise intractable mathematics that aren’t possible for super computers.

The fully reprogrammable chip brings together a multitude of existing quantum experiments and can realise a plethora of future protocols that have not even been conceived yet, marking a new era of research for quantum scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of quantum technologies.

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Aug 14, 2015

Are aliens trying to contact us? Mathematical radio waves from deep space baffle scientists

Posted by in category: alien life

Count on it, one way or another.


Strange bursts of radio waves detected over the last 15 years have a pattern that can’t be explained by any known natural phenomenon.

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Aug 14, 2015

Report: Human Age Reversal Research

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

“A protein found in the blood of young animals called GDF-11 is inducing systemic rejuvenation effects on bone, muscle, heart, blood vessels, and brains of older animals.

“GDF” stands for growth differentiating factor. It functions to turn “on” senescent stem cells, which results in a restoration of youthful structure and function to senile tissues. This same protein (GDF-11) is found in young humans as well as animals.

Harvard, Stanford, and other universities are conducting remarkable studies showing age reversal in animal models. Researchers from these centers of medical innovation are optimistic that this approach might be applicable to humans.”

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Aug 14, 2015

Researchers Are Getting Closer to 3D Printing Brains

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, neuroscience

The complex structure of the brain can be replicated with a simple handheld printer.

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Aug 14, 2015

Living forever is more than just a dream — it’s the reality of the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

At Inman Connect San Francisco, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, the chief science officer at SENS Research Foundation, talked about disrupting death.

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Aug 14, 2015

Universal plaque-busting drug could treat various brain diseases — New Scientist

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, life extension, neuroscience

A universal therapy that targets mis-folded proteins is a very significant step forward if clinical trials in humans translate from animals. Obviously there is more work to be done but it this is the kind of technology we need in order to intervene against biological aging.

It is not hard to see that a therapy like this followed up by another that regenerates the brain eg, the Conboy Lab work by promoting neurogenesis could be a way to repair and restore the brain to healthy function.


A drug that breaks up different types of brain plaque shows promising results in animals and could prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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Aug 14, 2015

New optical chip lights up the race for quantum computer

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, quantum physics

The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionised people’s life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of finances.

Now, researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in Japan, have pulled off the same feat for light in the quantum world by developing an optical chip that can process photons in an infinite number of ways.

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Aug 13, 2015

The Test-Tube Chef — By Bianca Bosker | The Atlantic

Posted by in category: food

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“Hervé This, the father of molecular gastronomy, thinks the meals of the future should be constructed from chemical compounds.”

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