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Oct 25, 2017

Toshiba lithium-ion battery could offer EVs 200-mile range after 6-minute recharge

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Toshiba’s next-generation SCiB lithium-ion battery could give electric cars a 200-mile range after recharging for just six minutes.

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Oct 25, 2017

A sneak peak at radical future user interfaces for phones, computers, and VR

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, virtual reality, wearables


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Oct 25, 2017

Elena Milova “I am the Lifespan”

Posted by in category: life extension

Elena Milova shares her #IAmTheLifespan story for Longevity Month. Tell us your story too!

Longevity Month 2017 — Tell Us Your Story!

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Oct 25, 2017

New Algorithm Could Let Us Reprogram Any Cell Into Any Other Cell Type

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science

One of the most defining scientific discoveries in recent decades is the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, which lets scientists revert adult cells back into an embryonic-like blank state and then manipulating them to become a particular kind of tissue.

But now a new model could do away with this time-consuming process, taking out the middle step and directly programming cells to become whatever we want them to be.

“Cells in our body always self-specialise,” explains bioinformatics researcher Indika Rajapakse from the University of Michigan.

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Oct 25, 2017

Stem Cell Clincial Trials Show Remarkable Results Against Age-related Frailty

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The first results of two human clinical trials using stem cell therapy for age-related frailty have been published, and the results are very impressive indeed. The studies show that the approach used is effective in tackling multiple key age-related factors.

Aging research has made significant progress in the last few years, with senescent cell clearing therapies entering human trials this year, DNA repair in human trials, and a number of other exciting therapies nearing human testing. We are reaching the point where therapies that target aging processes are no longer a matter of speculation; they are now an undeniable matter of fact.

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Oct 25, 2017

Prototype Moon Base May Be Built in Hawaii

Posted by in categories: government, space

Human settlement of the moon may go through Hawaii.

Earlier this month, an International MoonBase Summit (IMS) brought together representatives from academia, government and the private sector to help lay the groundwork for a base on the lunar surface.

“Because of its geography, geology and culture, Hawaii is the perfect place to build a MoonBase prototype,” said Henk Rogers, an entrepreneur based in Hawaii and the organizer of the IMS. [Lunar Colony: How to Build a Moonbase in Images].

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Oct 25, 2017

Google moon shot stands to give industrial 3D printing a boost

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, finance, robotics/AI, space travel

In what promises to be one small step for space travel, and one giant leap for the next generation of manufacturing, an Israeli startup is planning to land a vehicle on the moon that has crucial parts made using 3D printing technology.

SpaceIL is among five teams vying for Google’s $30 million in prize money to get a spacecraft to the moon by the end of March. One of the startup’s suppliers, Zurich-based RUAG Space, advised turning to 3D printing to manufacture the legs of its unmanned lunar lander. With financial stakes high and a tight deadline, SpaceIL engineers were at first deeply skeptical, according to RUAG executive Franck Mouriaux. They finally acquiesced after a lot of convincing.

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Oct 25, 2017

Toyota Wants Cars to Predict Heart Attacks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, wearables

Toyota envisions smart cars and wearables saving lives in car crashes by working to predict heart attacks or diabetic blackouts among drivers.

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Oct 25, 2017

The most ingenious gadgets of 2017

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI

Robots, smartphones, computational cameras, and a true pop culture phenomenon round out the list.

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Oct 25, 2017

Octopuses Edit Their Genetic Code Like No Other Animal

Posted by in categories: evolution, genetics

Cephalopods can make sweeping changes to their RNA, favoring individual adaptations over species-level evolution.

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