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Sep 16, 2015

Alzheimer’s: One Disease? « Michael Fossel

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Another excellent blog by Dr Michael fossel PhD, md. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other related diseases could be treated potentially using telomerase.


Alzheimer’s: One Disease?

Date posted: 25.08.2015.

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Sep 16, 2015

Your Body is Younger Than You Think

Posted by in category: neuroscience

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/02/science/your-body-is-young…think.html

Edit: some have commented asking about neurons. Please see the article linked above and the following articles for more information. We probably should have tried to clarify the unknowns more in the image itself. Apologies.

Jolene

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Sep 16, 2015

10 Crazy Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

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Scientific discoveries that remain unexplained… (HD — 03/2015)

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Sep 16, 2015

Here’s how the first humans will live on Mars — and why traveling the 140 million miles to get there will be the easy part

Posted by in category: space

It’s not going to be easy.

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Sep 16, 2015

8 Printable Martian Habitat Designs That We Want To Live In

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Day One: Arrive in lander. Day Two: Print out a habitat.

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Sep 16, 2015

Future’s 10 Mind-Blowing Scenarios for Interstellar Travel

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Time for Humanity to discover what’s outside the backyard… (HD — 12/2014)

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Sep 16, 2015

AsapSCIENCE Photo

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Sep 16, 2015

Nanodiamonds Formed In A Carbon Cage

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Scientists have successfully synthesized diamond-like nanomaterials in the hollow of a carbon nanotube.

| September 16, 2015 | In the Lab.

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Sep 16, 2015

MIT creates diode for light, makes photonic silicon chips possible

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, mobile phones, transportation

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are a cornerstone of consumer tech. They make thin-and-light TVs and smartphones possible, provide efficient household, handheld, and automobile illumination, and, of course, without LEDs your router would not have blinkenlights. Thanks to some engineers from MIT, though, a new diode looks set to steal the humble LED’s thunder. Dubbed a diode for light, and crafted using standard silicon chip fabrication techniques, this is a key discovery that will pave the path to photonic (as opposed to electronic) pathways on computer chips and circuit boards.

In electronics, a diode is a gate that only allows electrons to pass in one direction (and with an LED, it also emits light at the same time). In this case, the diode for light — which is made from a thin layer of garnet — is transparent in one direction, but opaque in the other. Garnet is usually hard to deposit on a silicon wafer, but the MIT researchers found a way to do it — and that’s really the meat of this discovery.

Diode for light diagramBasically, it’s now possible, with regular chip-fab tools, to create an integrated silicon circuit with optical, rather than electronic, interconnects — both internally, and between other chips. Photons, moving through the kind of transparent metamaterials that would be required to make such a circuit, move a lot faster than electrons. Furthermore, optical channels, through wavelength-division multiplexing, can carry a lot more data than electric signals. At the moment, hundreds of copper wires connect the CPU, northbridge, and memory — with on-chip photonic controllers, a motherboard might only have 10 or 20 channels.

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Sep 16, 2015

New Solar Panels That Work At Night

Posted by in categories: materials, nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability

Nighttime solar panels, night solar panels, night photovoltaics, Solar cells, solar power at night, idaho national laboratory, solar technology, solar film, nanotechnology solar, nanoantennas, New Solar Panels Can Harvest Energy After Dark

Despite the enormous untapped potential of solar energy, one thing is for sure- photovoltaics are only as good as the sun’s rays shining upon them. However, researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory are close to the production of a super-thin solar film that would be cost-effective, imprinted on flexible materials, and would be able to harvest solar energy even after sunset!

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