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Jan 8, 2017

Cell Renewal, Naturally

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

RenovaCare, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on developing first-of-their-kind autologous (self-donated) stem cell therapies for the regeneration of human organs.

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Jan 8, 2017

A blast of sound helps bones heal faster and can be used at home

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government

http://www.exogen.com/sites/default/files/resources/download…_paper.pdf

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Jan 8, 2017

The Message of Thomas Friedman’s New Book: It’s Going to Be O.K

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, law, sustainability

Friedman argues that man is actually a fairly adaptable creature. The problem is that our capacity to adapt is being outpaced by a “supernova,” built from three ever faster things: technology, the market and climate change.

Man has sped up his own response times. It now takes us only 10–15 years to get used to the sort of technological changes that we used to absorb in a couple of generations; but what good is that when technology becomes obsolete every five to seven years? The supernova is making a joke of both patent law and education. Governments, companies and individuals are all struggling to keep up.


Friedman’s main cause for optimism is based on a trip back to St. Louis Park, the Minneapolis suburb where he grew up. This is perhaps the most elegiac, memorable part of the book — a piece of sustained reportage that ranks alongside “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” Friedman’s masterly first book about the Middle East. He points out that the same communal virtues that made Minnesota work when he was young have survived — and are still useful. But somehow, the passages that lingered with this reader were the ones about the good old days that have disappeared — when baseball used to be a sport that everybody could afford to watch, when local boys like the young Friedman could caddy at the United States Open, when everybody in Friedman’s town went to public schools.

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Jan 8, 2017

The World Seems To Be Preparing To Say Goodbye To FM Radio

Posted by in category: futurism

With Norway and other countries switching away from FM Radio, how long until it’s gone completely?

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Jan 8, 2017

Universal Quantum computers could replace supercomputers within 5 years

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, supercomputing

Some researchers are predicting that the market for “universal” quantum computers that do everything a supercomputer can do plus everything a supercomputer can not do — in a chip that fits in the palm of your hand — are on the verge of emerging. The rise of quantum computing may be as important a shift as John von Neumann’s stored program-and-data concept.

Here are some of the scientists and breakthroughs that will enable this shift.

Robert Schoelkopf (Yale, Quantum Circuits inc) claims a number of “world’s firsts,” the latest of which is the longest “coherence time” for a quantum superposition.

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Jan 7, 2017

Stem Cell Therapy Injections

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Stem Cell therapy, is one form of Comprehensive Prolotherapy available for arthritis treatment, and other chronic pain conditions at Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services. Our same-day procedure utilizes a person’s own mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow or fat cells to treat degenerated joints. In this video, the stem cell therapy treatment is demonstrated on an athlete with severe osteoarthritis of the knee, by Ross Hauser, MD. Dr. Hauser has specialized in comprehensive Prolotherapy and Orthobiologic treatments since 1993 and treated tens of thousands of patients with excellent success, even patients who have failed surgery, knee replacement, or other treatments for arthritis and pain. To make an appointment with one of our specialists or for an opinion on your case and to learn more about our Stem Cell Prolotherapy, visit us at http://www.caringmedical.com/stem-cell-therapy/

Contact our team to tell us more about your case and see if you are a good candidate for our treatments:

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Jan 7, 2017

Cardboard house

Posted by in categories: futurism, habitats

This 100% recyclable house is almost entirely made of cardboard. And no, it won’t melt when it rains.

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Jan 7, 2017

Peter Diamandis Thinks We’re Evolving Toward “Meta-Intelligence”

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution, neuroscience, Peter Diamandis

In Brief

  • Peter Diamandis, founder and chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, thinks the human species is headed for an evolutionary transformation.
  • The evolution of life has slowly unfolded over 3.5 billion years; but its pace has rapidly increased in recent years. Diamandis believes this heralds the next, exciting stages of human evolution.

In the next 30 years, humanity is in for a transformation the likes of which we’ve never seen before—and XPRIZE Foundation founder and chairman Peter Diamandis believes that this will give birth to a new species. Diamandis admits that this might sound too far out there for most people. He is convinced, however, that we are evolving towards what he calls “meta-intelligence,” and today’s exponential rate of growth is one clear indication.

In an essay for Singularity Hub, Diamandis outlines the transformative stages in the multi-billion year pageant of evolution, and takes note of what the recent increasing “temperature” of evolution—a consequence of human activity—may mean for the future. The story, in a nutshell, is this—early prokaryotic life appears about 3.5 billion years ago (bya), representing perhaps a symbiosis of separate metabolic and replicative mechanisms of “life;” at 2.5 bya, eukaryotes emerge as composite organisms incorporating biological “technology” (other living things) within themselves; at 1.5 bya, multicellular metazoans appear as eukaryotes are yoked together in cooperative colonies; and at 400 million years ago, vertebrate fish species emerge onto land to begin life’s adventure beyond the seas.

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Jan 7, 2017

The Lifeboat Foundation and LEAF join Forces

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, existential risks, life extension, lifeboat, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

I figured they would post it themselves but I got too excited and decided to spread it around.


The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the promotion and advancement of science while helping develop strategies to survive existential risks and the possible abuse of technology. They are interested in biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics and AI and fostering the safe and responsible use of these powerful new technologies. The Life Preserver program is aligned with our mission to promote and develop rejuvenation biotechnology capable of combating age-related diseases.

We believe that a bright future awaits mankind and support the ethical and safe use of new medical technologies being developed today, thus we consider the goals of the Lifeboat Foundation to be compatible with ours and are pleased to move forward with them in official collaboration. As part of our commitment to the ethical progress of medical science LEAF promotes scientific research and learning via our crowdfunding website Lifespan.io and our educational hub at the LEAF website. A number of LEAF board members are already on the Scientific Advisory board for the Lifeboat Foundation and we look forward to working closely with them in the coming year.

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Jan 7, 2017

Cancer-fighting startup Grail is about to get a billion dollar boost

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Grail, a company that aims to use a blood test to spot cancer, has announced a massive round of funding for its experimental approach.

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