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Oct 9, 2017

NASA may alter the DNA of astronauts who journey to Mars

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space travel

NASA’s acting chief technologist, Dr Douglas Terrier, made the comments ahead of an appearance at the Codex innovation summit, held in London.

One of the techniques currently under development that it is following is NMN, a compound expected to enter clinical trials after it was shown to rejuvenate elderly mice in laboratory tests.

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Oct 9, 2017

Auriens: Today I’m usually the oldest in the room by about 15 years

Posted by in category: physics

I don’t feel any different being 77 years old, though I know I’m not going to be here forever. On a day-to-day basis, I still write papers, solve physics problems and interact with other physicists. I may be the only one in the world that doesn’t know that I’m senile, but I continue to contribute to physics. The principle thing is that I am still having fun.

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Oct 8, 2017

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, space travel

Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system seems to produce thrust, despite the fact it’s ‘impossible’ according to one of the most fundamental laws of physics — Newton’s third law of motion.

Now a team of physicists have put forward an alternative explanation — it turns out the EM drive could actually work without breaking any scientific laws, if we factor in a weird and often overlooked idea in quantum physics — pilot wave theory.

For those who need a refresher, the crux of the problem here is that the EM, or electromagnetic, drive appears to produce thrust without any fuel or propellant.

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Oct 8, 2017

DeadSocial — Social Media for the Deceased

Posted by in category: futurism

“No one knows when their life will end, therefore it is important to prepare for death both physically and digitally for when the time comes.” Prepare Digitally?

A digital memorial service tied to your social media accounts so you can communicated with friends and family when your deceased. This is interesting!

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Oct 8, 2017

CRISPR Is on the Cusp of Eradicating a Host of Diseases

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Thanks to the gene editing tool CRISPR, the global medical community is on the brink of treating a host of serious diseases, if not eradicating them.

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Oct 8, 2017

She Sorts C-Cells by The Seashore

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Using sound waves, scientists sort markers for cancer and other diseases such as kidney disease, neurodegenerative diseases and other conditions.

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Oct 8, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Programming Language for Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

At its Ignite developer conference yesterday, Microsoft announced that it has developed a new programming language designed to not only run on current computers but on the most advanced machines of the future: quantum computers. Ignite is running from Sept. 25–29 in Orlando.

Like many other of the world’s largest tech companies, Microsoft has been working to develop quantum computers that could handle massively complex problems in minutes or seconds. Unlike today’s conventional devices that use the digital bits “0” and “1,” quantum computers use qubits that can act as 0s, 1s or both simultaneously.

Microsoft said its new quantum computing language, which has yet to be named, is “deeply integrated” into its Visual Basic development environment and does many of the things other standard programming languages do. However, it is specifically designed to allow programmers to create apps that will eventually run on true quantum computers.

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Oct 8, 2017

These Dutch roads can repair themselves

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

And charge electric cars.

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Oct 8, 2017

Age Reversal Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The cure for aging is coming

Perpetual Life

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Oct 8, 2017

This giant New Jersey farm uses no soil

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

The future of food?

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