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Sep 24, 2020

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect Aging Brains

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A common type 2 diabetes drug called metformin may have an unexpected, but positive, side effect: New research suggests that people taking the drug appear to have significantly slower declines in thinking and memory as they age.

“Our six-year study of older Australians with type 2 diabetes has uncovered a link between metformin use and slower cognitive [mental] decline and lower dementia rates,” said study author Dr. Katherine Samaras. She’s the leader of the healthy aging research theme at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in New South Wales, Australia.

“The findings provide new hope for a means of reducing the risk of dementia in individuals with type 2 diabetes, and potentially those without diabetes,” Samaras said.

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Sep 24, 2020

Northrop Grumman’s CRS-14 Mission to the International Space Station: What’s on Board

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, virtual reality

On Sept. 29, we are launching science, tech demos, & products to the International Space Station!

🌱 Growing radishes in space
🧬 Cancer therapies
🚽 Space toilet
🌊 Water recovery
🎥 A Felix & Paul Studios Virtual Reality camera
💫 An Estee Lauder serum.

Sep 24, 2020

Who was the first astronaut in space?

Posted by in category: space

Watch yourself!! #SpaceExploration

Sep 23, 2020

Swedish technology aims to allow truck drivers to work from home

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A Swedish company is developing technology that could allow truck drivers to work from home.
Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Sandhult in southern Sweden.

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Sep 23, 2020

Programming Without Code: The Rise of No-Code Software Development

Posted by in category: energy

Microsoft’s Power Apps, Oracle’s Visual Builder, and other tools let you create software without needing to code.

Sep 23, 2020

Nanostructures with a unique property

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, particle physics, quantum physics

Nanoscale vortices known as skyrmions can be created in many magnetic materials. For the first time, researchers at PSI have managed to create and identify antiferromagnetic skyrmions with a unique property: critical elements inside them are arranged in opposing directions. Scientists have succeeded in visualizing this phenomenon using neutron scattering. Their discovery is a major step towards developing potential new applications, such as more efficient computers. The results of the research are published today in the journal Nature.

Whether a material is magnetic depends on the spins of its atoms. The best way to think of spins is as minute bar magnets. In a where the atoms have fixed positions in a lattice, these spins can be arranged in criss-cross fashion or aligned all in parallel like the spears of a Roman legion, depending on the individual material and its state.

Under certain conditions it is possible to generate tiny vortices within the corps of spins. These are known as skyrmions. Scientists are particularly interested in skyrmions as a key component in future technologies, such as more efficient data storage and transfer. For example, they could be used as memory bits: a could represent the digital one, and its absence a digital zero. As skyrmions are significantly smaller than the bits used in conventional storage media, data density is much higher and potentially also more energy efficient, while read and write operations would be faster as well. Skyrmions could therefore be useful both in classical data processing and in cutting-edge quantum computing.

Sep 23, 2020

Online learning cannot just be for those who can afford its technology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education

The dramatic shift to online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic risks widening educational inequalities.

Sep 23, 2020

Targeting the Mechanisms of Aging Across Species

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

Targeting Mechanisms of Aging Across Species — I am joined on this episode of ideaXme by Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, Professor of Pathology, Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Oral Health Sciences, University of Washington, to discuss his research focus on cross-species mechanisms of aging, in order to facilitate interventions that extend healthspan and improve quality of life — #Ideaxme #Health #Wellness #Longevity #Aging #LifeExtension #Rapamycin #MTor #CElegans #ExtracellularVesicles #Geroscience #GenomicInstability #AlzheimersDisease #Neurodegeneration #Parkinsons #MitochondrialDysfunction #OralHealth #SystemsBiology #DogAgingProject #Science #Transhumanism #Innovation #Immortality #IraPastor #Bioquark #Regenerage The Dog Aging Project.


Ira Pastor, idea me life sciences ambassador and founder of Bioquark, interviews Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, Professor of Pathology, Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

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Sep 23, 2020

Boxer George “Monk” Foreman III talks of Compassion and Everybody Fights!

Posted by in categories: business, life extension

Boxing, Business, and Well-Being — I am joined on this episode of ideaXme by George Foreman III; entrepreneur, professional boxer, trainer, coach, son / business partner of former two-time heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, and founder of EverybodyFights, a rapidly expanding chain of high-end, state-of-the-art boxing and fitness gyms — #Ideaxme #Health #Wellness #Boxing #GeorgeForeman #Fitness #Gyms #Nutrition #Longevity #Aging #Healthspan #Lifespan #LifeExtension #Business #Entrepreneurship #Innovation #Startup #IraPastor #Bioquark #Regenerage


Ira Pastor, ideaXme life sciences ambassador, interviews George “Monk” Foreman III; entrepreneur, professional boxer, trainer, coach, and Founder of Everybody Fights.

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Sep 23, 2020

Remote-control VR robots to start working in Japanese convenience stores this summer

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Family Mart’s robots will still be controlled by human employees.

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t find ourselves stopping into one of Japan’s many convenience stores to grab a bite to eat or something to drink. But while we’ve come to expect tasty onigiri rice balls and tempting dessert beverages when we walk through the door, soon we might be seeing robots.

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