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Jun 21, 2018

Using Nanoscale Robots to Fight Aging and Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

At least in the developed world, cancer, heart diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases are among the greatest causes of mortality. One emerging and very promising way to prevent or cure these diseases is through bio-nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is the design, synthesis and application of materials or devices that are on the nanometer scale (one billionth of a meter). Due to the small scale of these devices, they can have many beneficial applications, both in industry and medicine. The use of nanodevices in medicine is called nanomedicine. Here, we will look at some applications of nanomedicine in curing or preventing the diseases that are most likely to kill us.

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Jun 21, 2018

What will it take for Bitcoin to be widely adopted?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance

Early adopters, speculators and Geeks are never sufficient to bring a new paradigm to market. Mass appeal and adoption of a mechanism that requires education and a change of behavior is never ‘fait accompli’—until it reaches a tipping point. Once at the tipping point, it can go viral without a structured PR campaign and with risks tied only to technology and scalability.

What about early adopters? Can they drive mass adoption?

Somewhat, but not much beyond market awareness. Generally, early adopters drive mass adoption only for evolutionary inventions. For example:

  • The automobile was an evolutionary change to transportation. Although it changed our behavior (maintenance procedures and frequency / distance of travel), it did not require an educational seminar to ride in a car. You either had access to a horse or a car.
  • Likewise, the audio CD and DVD improved media acquisition and enjoyment. But books and seminars were not needed to understand these inventions. Their purpose and use was very similar to the preceding technology: audio tape, records and video recorders.

But some inventions are different. Their use requires that users become acquainted with a technology or process that they didn’t realize they needed! [continue below image]…

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Jun 21, 2018

How To Turn Mars Into A Green Paradise : Amazing

Posted by in category: space

( via: Hashem Al-Ghaili )

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Jun 21, 2018

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Posted by in category: materials

Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. Hit it with a laser pulse that lasts a millionth of a billionth of a second.

Remarkable things happen.

The glass-like material is transformed ever so briefly into something akin to a metal. And the generates a burst of electrical current across this tiny electrical circuit. It does so far faster than any traditional way of producing electricity and in the absence of an applied voltage. Further, the direction and magnitude of the current can be controlled simply by varying the shape of the laser—by changing its phase.

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Jun 21, 2018

What If All Cars Went Electric

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

Could the electric car save our climate?

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Jun 21, 2018

What If We All Lived on Mars

Posted by in category: space

Would you want to be a Martian?

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Jun 21, 2018

What If We Could Communicate Directly From Brain to Brain?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Would you share your thoughts if we could communicate directly from brain to brain?

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Jun 21, 2018

What If We Terraformed the Moon?

Posted by in category: space travel

Would you move to the Moon?

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Jun 21, 2018

This Solar Plane Will Fly To The Edge Of Space

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

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Jun 21, 2018

A Strange Type of Matter Might Lie Inside Neutron Stars, And It Breaks The Periodic Table

Posted by in category: particle physics

A group of physicists are questioning our understanding of how quarks — a type of elementary particle — arrange themselves under extreme conditions. And their quest is revealing that elements beyond the edge of the periodic table might be fair weirder than we thought.

Deep in the depths of the periodic table there are monsters made of a unique arrangement of subatomic particles. As far as elements go, they come no bigger than oganesson – a behemoth that contains 118 protons and has an atomic mass of just under 300.

That’s not to say protons and neutrons can’t be arranged into even bigger clumps and still remain somewhat stable for longer than an eye blink. But for all practical purposes, nobody has discovered it yet.

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