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Dec 5, 2021

5 Most Promising Anti-Aging Compounds (Updated 2022)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Due to last years success, I am back with an updated list of my 5 most promising anti-aging compounds.

There are more than 200 different geroprotective compounds. Some of these are already available as supplements, some are in clinical trials and some have FDA approval. Which are my top 5 that I think i most promising in terms of their anti-aging effects (so focusing more on healthspan than lifespan). And note the use of “promising” — there is still much work to be done to better investigate the long-term safety, dose and timings of different supplements which you should always bear in mind.

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Dec 5, 2021

Scientists capture highest-resolution image of atoms

Posted by in category: particle physics

Cornell University researchers have recorded the highest-resolution image of atoms ever.

Dec 5, 2021

Amazon brings automated secrets detection to CodeGuru

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Amazon has launched a new secrets detection feature that automatically finds private system credentials “hidden” in public source code.

Dec 5, 2021

Synthetic Organelles Let Researchers Control Cell Behavior

Posted by in category: futurism

A technique that reversibly bundles tagged cargo into artificial membraneless compartments gives scientists the ability to switch cell processes on and off.

Dec 5, 2021

The Metaverse Is Coming, and the World Is Not Ready for It

Posted by in categories: economics, virtual reality

Virtual environments have also shown promise for activists resisting digital authoritarianism. On Minecraft, Reporters Without Borders has sponsored an Uncensored Library where users could see content by dissident writers that had been censored in countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia and Vietnam. It’s possible that the metaverse may bring new promise for freedom and transparency across borders.

But the metaverse’s consequences may be even more radical.

If it becomes as all-encompassing as some predict, the metaverse may foster virtual communities, networks and economies that transcend borders and national identities. Individuals might one day identify primarily with metaverse-based decentralized autonomous organizations with their own quasi-foreign policies. Such a transition could mandate the reconceptualization of geopolitical affairs from the ground up.

Dec 5, 2021

Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, sex

A gene editing technique may prevent the slaughter of animals not needed by the livestock industry.

Dec 4, 2021

Futurists predict how we’ll one day eat, vacation and work

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, mobile phones, privacy, robotics/AI

Forget about Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and all the talk about a metaverse. The real future will be a world that is convenient and scary and fantastical — at least according to futurologists. As this year ends, here’s a glimpse at what life might be like … one day.

Facial recognition is already common for phones, but “In 30 years it’s quite possible that you will not use a key or even a credit card. You’ll use your face or iris to make purchases and open locks. Recognition will be that good,” said Martin Ford, author of “Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence will Transform Everything.”

“The scary thing, though, will be if someone hacks your biometric data. Right now you can call the bank to change your pin or cancel a credit card. But you can’t cancel your biometrics.”

Dec 4, 2021

AI Is Discovering Patterns in Pure Mathematics That Have Never Been Seen Before

Posted by in categories: biological, mathematics, robotics/AI

We can add suggesting and proving mathematical theorems to the long list of what artificial intelligence is capable of: Mathematicians and AI experts have teamed up to demonstrate how machine learning can open up new avenues to explore in the field.

While mathematicians have been using computers to discover patterns for decades, the increasing power of machine learning means that these networks can work through huge swathes of data and identify patterns that haven’t been spotted before.

In a newly published study, a research team used artificial intelligence systems developed by DeepMind, the same company that has been deploying AI to solve tricky biology problems and improve the accuracy of weather forecasts, to unknot some long-standing math problems.

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Dec 4, 2021

Ben Goertzel On The Crypto Singularity, UBI & Inflation

Posted by in category: singularity

Ben Goertzel, founder of SingularityNET, sits down with Cryptographic Asset founder Justin O’Connell to discuss the crypto singularity at CoinAgenda 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada at The New York, New York Hotel & Casino.


Dec 4, 2021

Pythagoras’ Revenge: Humans Didn’t Invent Mathematics, It’s What the Physical World Is Made Of

Posted by in categories: mathematics, particle physics, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

Graphene consists of a planar structure, with carbon atoms connected in a hexagonal shape that resembles a beehive. When graphene is reduced to several nanometers (nm) in size, it becomes a graphene quantum dot that exhibits fluorescent and semiconductor properties. Graphene quantum dots can be used in various applications as a novel material, including display screens, solar cells, secondary batteries, bioimaging, lighting, photocatalysis, and sensors. Interest in graphene quantum dots is growing, because recent research has demonstrated that controlling the proportion of heteroatoms (such as nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorous) within the carbon structures of certain materials enhances their optical, electrical, and catalytic properties.

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