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Feb 23, 2021

Scientists Now Testing Fuel for Giant New Fusion Reactor

Posted by in category: nuclear energy

British engineers are preparing to test the fuel mix that could one day power the largest nuclear fusion experiment in the world, as Nature reports.

Feb 23, 2021

Introducing This Band Isn’t Real, a metal band name generator that uses artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Band names often come about in weird and wonderful ways. Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler named the band after a Boris Karloff horror flick, while Led Zeppelin took inspiration from a prediction about how the group might fare (Keith Moon apparently said they’d go down “like a lead balloon”). And then there’s Nickelback, excitingly named after a tradition in which singer Chad Kroeger – then a Starbucks employee – would give his customers a “nickel back” in change.

Sometimes finding the inspiration that will define your band isn’t always such a natural process. Step in This Band Isn’t Real, a Twitter account that generates fake band names and fake album titles via artificial intelligence. It even generates the appropriate artwork.

Feb 23, 2021

First-in-human clinical trial confirms HIV vaccine approach

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, IAVI and Scripps Research announced today. The vaccine showed success in stimulating production of rare immune cells needed to start the process of generating antibodies against the fast-mutating virus; the targeted response was detected in 97 percent of participants who received the vaccine.

Feb 23, 2021

Researchers grow artificial hairs with clever physics trick

Posted by in category: physics

Things just got hairy at Princeton.

Feb 23, 2021

Interview with Harold Katcher

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.07.082917v1.…e=youtu.be

Hi everybody. Around 10 days ago, I participated in an online conference about aging, organized by HEALES and ILA, and Harold Katcher was one of the speakers. As each speaker had only 15 minutes for their presentation (and Harold spoke only for 10 minutes because he had some technical issues with Zoom), I thought that it would be a good idea to make an interview with him so that he has more time to speak about his rejuvenation therapy with E-5, the test with dogs, the timeframe for the arrival of the therapy for humans, and, above all else, his theory of aging. So, it’s a more informal conversation, but I think it helps everybody to know more about Harold Katcher, maybe one of the most (if not the most) influent people in human history.


Harold Katcher, one of the discoverers of the human breast cancer gene and possibly the discoverer of the greatest rejuvenation therapy to date, talks to Nicolas Chernavsky about his rejuvenation therapy with E-5, his carreer and his theory of aging. 2020 paper on experiments with E-5: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.07.082917v1.…1.full.pdf Harold’s 2013 paper on aging: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S0006297913090137 Conboy’s 2005 paper on parabiosis: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.07.082917v1.…ature03260 1994 paper on human breast cancer gene: https://courses.washington.edu/gs466/readings/miki.pdf Find out more about Nicolas Chernavsky and NTZ on www.ntzplural.com #rejuvenation #aging #biotechnology #health #science.

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Feb 23, 2021

Human Body 2.0 Project

Posted by in categories: bioprinting, biotech/medical

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As of 2015940 million people suffer from a form of visual impairment. Today, some forms of blindness can be cured by cornea implants and other procedures. Other forms of blindness like glaucoma (where the issue is related to the optic nerve) are beyond our abilities to fix. Despite advances in bioprinting and camera miniaturization, the issue of optical connection remains when attempting to replace the human eye. So far, technological progress has largely not risen to the challenge that 2.0 poises.

Feb 23, 2021

She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She’s Set to Be the Youngest American in Space

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space travel

St. Jude Hospital and Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur, selected Hayley Arceneaux for a trip to orbit in a SpaceX capsule.

Feb 23, 2021

Mathematicians Set Numbers in Motion to Unlock Their Secrets

Posted by in category: mathematics

A new proof demonstrates the power of arithmetic dynamics, an emerging discipline that combines insights from number theory and dynamical systems.

Feb 23, 2021

Tesla’s Elon Musk shares brief update on Cybertruck’s final design

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, Elon Musk, transportation

Elon Musk recently provided a quick update on the highly-anticipated Cybertruck’s development, with the Tesla CEO noting that the all-electric pickup’s final design is looking good. Musk shared his thoughts on Twitter after he visited the vehicle at Tesla’s studio.

The Cybertruck is arguably Tesla’s most radical vehicle to date, thanks in part to its unorthodox brutalist design and angular exoskeleton. Starting at less than $40000, the Cybertruck has the potential to break into one of the most lucrative vehicle segments in the United States. But to accomplish this, the Cybertruck must have the necessary balance between all-electric performance and classic pickup characteristics.

Final design is looking👌 Was just in the studio.

Feb 23, 2021

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon performing ‘beautifully’ on ISS as NASA eyes a backup ride

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA’s human spaceflight chief said SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is performing “beautifully” on the ISS as the space agency looks for a backup Soyuz astronaut seat as a safety net.

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