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Jan 8, 2016

The historical assumption has been that, human aging is a natural process, and one that is non optional with regard to medical interventions

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

Dr Millers paper here hits the nail on the head for me about aging research and how we can speed it up.

“The time spent by gerontologists debating whether aging is a single process or many would be better devoted to trying to figure out the mechanistic links between the master clock whose existence is strongly suggested by the unitarian argument and the many cell-specific, organ-specific, and organism-wide processes that march in crude synchrony at species-specific rates.”

Yes! This is exactly the attitude to take. Too much debate and argument instead of buckling down and getting the research done to prove or disprove aging hypotheses. Cut to the chase and lets just do it.

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Jan 8, 2016

Sun Still Capable Of Monstrous Super-Flares, Say Astronomers

Posted by in categories: energy, satellites

The Sun is still active enough to generate high-energy super X-class flares, according to new multi-spectral analyses of other nearby sun-like stars being presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Florida.

Satellite-destroying X-flares from our own Sun are likely to occur only once every 250 to 350 years, but they could still have catastrophic effects on satellites, astronauts, and power grids, Edward Guinan, a Villanova University astronomer and the research lead, told me from Orlando.

“For the present Sun, statistically, we estimate about one X100 solar flare once per 300 years and a flare ten times larger as [happening] once every 18,000 years,” said Guinan.

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Jan 8, 2016

Michio Kaku: “Star Trek-style teleportation IS possible and we could be beaming to other planets within decades”

Posted by in categories: physics, space, virtual reality

Star Trek is by now said to have encouraged a whole host of current devices from the iPad to the holodeck’s ‘virtual reality’. Now a famous theoretical physicist says that even its teleporter is technically possible, and it could become an actuality before the end of the century. Professor Michio Kaku said that the several breakthroughs required to transport humans rapidly have already been made, and it’s not far when we will be ‘beaming’ across the cosmos. Michio Kaku is a professor at City University in New York. Dr Michio Kaku said “You know the expression “Beam me up Scotty”? We used to laugh at it. We used to laugh when someone talked about teleportation, but we don’t laugh anymore.

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Jan 8, 2016

Apple Acquires a Startup That Can Tell Human Emotions From Facial Expressions

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Analyzing expressions is an increasingly hot topic among tech companies.

It’s not clear what it plans to do with it yet, but Apple has gobbled up a startup whose technology can read facial expressions.

The tech giant has reportedly acquired Emotient, a San Diego-based company that uses artificial technology to detect emotion from facial expressions, Apple confirmed to The Wall Street Journal. The company’s technology has primarily been used by advertisers, doctors, and retailers, though it’s not clear what Apple AAPL 0.66% plans to do with it.

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Jan 8, 2016

This is the first object 3D-printed from alien metal

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, space

So-called ” asteroid mining” company Planetary Resources is built on the belief that asteroids and other objects in space are loaded with resources that we can take advantage of, both here on Earth and as we begin to explore space in earnest. The essentially infinite supply of rocks floating through space, filled with valuable minerals that we’ll eventually run out of on our home planet, sounds like a great resource to take advantage of. But the idea of mining, processing and building with alien metals also sounds like a massive and daunting undertaking.

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Jan 8, 2016

DEF CON 24 Homework Begins!

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

As you know, DEF CON 24’s theme is “Rise of the Machines”. To help you get up to speed on some of the ideas that inspired the theme, and get you thinking about the looming conflict between human and machine intelligences, we’re going to post some books, movies, and other media you might want to check out in advance of the con.

This is the first book post — there will …be more. If you have others you think would be worth looking over before the con, share in the comments!

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Jan 8, 2016

Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped — By Tanvi Misra | The Atlantic CityLab

Posted by in categories: habitats, human trajectories, information science, mapping, sustainability


“[H]alf the people in the world cram into just 1 percent of the Earth’s surface (in yellow), and the other half sprawl across the remaining 99 percent (in black).”

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Jan 8, 2016

This exoskeleton lets you know what it is to age

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, electronics, life extension

An Aging Suit: This Exoskeleton lets you know what it feels like to get older.

Interesting use of the latest tech being shown at the largest consumer electronics show in the world CES 2016.

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Jan 8, 2016

Toyota Demonstrates Wireless Charging For It’s Cars

Posted by in categories: engineering, transportation

More Videos by Wonderful Engineering.

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Jan 8, 2016

Researchers ride new sound wave to health discovery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Yelling at stem cells.

Acoustics experts have created a new class of sound wave — the first in more than half a century — in a breakthrough they hope could lead to a revolution in stem cell therapy.

The team at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, combined two different types of acoustic sound waves called bulk waves and surface waves to create a new hybrid: “surface reflected bulk waves”.

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