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Jun 22, 2017

Reefboard makes snorkeling more accessible

Posted by in category: futurism

This boogie board has a window so you can snorkel while you float.

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Jun 22, 2017

Smart Paint Harvests Energy

Posted by in category: energy

This paint can absorb energy.

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Jun 22, 2017

Scientists Demonstrate “Liquid Light” at Room Temperature for the First Time

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, quantum physics

Researchers from Italy and Canada have made liquid light at room temperatures for the first time. The work paves the way for studying quantum hydrodynamics further and for future applications of this new type of matter in electronics devices.

Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in discovering new types of matter that posses unique properties — like the famous metallic hydrogen and the bizarre time crystal. The discovery of such materials leads to a wide range of potential applications in electronics. One of these is the so-called “liquid light,” a strange matter which researchers from the CNR NANOTECH Institute of Nanotechnology in Italy and the Polytechnique Montréal in Canada recently formed at room temperature for the first time.

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Jun 22, 2017

The End of Car Ownership

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Ride sharing and self-driving vehicles will redefine our relationship with cars. Auto makers and startups are already gearing up for the change.

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Jun 22, 2017

The Future Of Eyelashes Is Here with Interactive LED Eyelashes

Posted by in category: futurism

These eyelashes light up and change their patterns when you move around. Send to your extra AF friend who would definitely wear these.

For more info check out: http://flashes.se/

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Jun 21, 2017

World’s First Three-Parent Baby Born Using Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Doctors have successfully created worlds first three-parent baby using Pronuclear transfer technique used in mitochondrial replacement therapy.

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Jun 21, 2017

Fattened, Genetically Engineered Algae Might Fuel the Future

Posted by in categories: energy, genetics

Scientists have built an algae that spits out more than twice as much fat as wild algae.

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Jun 21, 2017

NASA Wants to Collect Solar Power Directly From Space

Posted by in categories: military, solar power, space travel, sustainability

Space-based solar power has had a slow start, but the technology may finally take off in the next few decades. Since its inception, solar power has had a severe limitation as a renewable energy: it only works when the Sun is shining. This has restricted the areas where solar panels can be effectively used to sunnier, drier regions, such as California and Arizona. And even on cloudless days, the atmosphere itself absorbs some of the energy emitted by the Sun, cutting back the efficiency of solar energy. And let’s not forget that, even in the best of circumstances, Earth-bound solar panels are pointed away from the Sun half of the time, during the night.

So, for over half a decade, researchers from NASA and the Pentagon have dreamed of ways for solar panels to rise above these difficulties, and have come up with some plausible solutions. There have been several proposals for making extra-atmospheric solar panels a reality, many of which call for a spacecraft equipped with an array of mirrors to reflect sunlight into a power-conversion device. The collected energy could be beamed to Earth via a laser or microwave emitter. There are even ways to modulate the waves’ energy to protect any birds or planes that might wander into the beam’s path.

The energy from these space-based solar panels would not be limited by clouds, the atmosphere, or our night cycle. Additionally, because solar energy would be continuously absorbed, there would be no reason to store the energy for later use, a process which can cost up to 50 percent of the energy stored.

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Jun 20, 2017

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signs deal with South Korea to begin building system

Posted by in category: transportation

Construction could potentially start in 2018, according to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO Dirk Ahlborn.

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Jun 20, 2017

Liz Parrish on Therapies to Slow and Reverse the Effects of Aging

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

Excellent lightning round questions below the audio. Between Dune and Hitchhikers Guide, Liz is indeed a nerd.


In this episode we talk about aging. It’s a condition that everyone experiences and indeed, one thing is certain: when it comes to aging, our condition is terminal. Our guest today is challenging that and fighting aging head on. We’re speaking with Liz Parrish, the CEO of BioViva, a biotech company dedicated to advancing gene and cell therapies to treat the diseases of aging. We dive into her work and learn about the results of the treatment that she received to slow and maybe even reverse the effects of aging.

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