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Oct 17, 2019

Why Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious

Posted by in category: supercomputing

Attempts to build supercomputer brains have not even come close to the real thing.

Oct 17, 2019

Scientists pinpoint how brain activity could be manipulated to slow aging

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience

The human brain is always on—trillions of electric currents and transmissions from neuron to neuron flicker constantly. Surprising new research, from the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, suggests the secret to living longer may lie in this neural activity, which speeds up and slows down as we age.

Over-excitation, or too much activity in the brain, was linked to shorter life spans, a study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature has found. Meanwhile, suppressing neural over-excitation actually extends life. The study, based on data from humans brains, mice, and worms, is the first showing that the nervous system influences longevity.

Oct 17, 2019

The Top 10 Companies Working to Increase Longevity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, food, genetics, life extension, neuroscience, Peter Diamandis, satellites

The core of what we do at Nanalyze is to tell our readers all they need to know about investing in emerging technologies. Sometimes that story is much, much bigger, and what we’re really talking about is investing in emerging industries. NewSpace is one example, launching about 15 years ago with the emergence of companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic. It’s probably only within the last five years that the NewSpace industry has achieved real liftoff, with dozens of startups doing everything from offering launch services to building satellites to developing business analytics from space-based imagery. While we may one day end up living on Mars, we’re more interested in living a long and fruitful life right here on Mother Earth, despite the specter of cancer and dementia. An entire industry is coalescing around human longevity, promising to beat these age-related diseases and extend our lives to biblical proportions.

We’ve been covering the topic of life extension for more than five years, beginning with a profile on an anti-aging company called Human Longevity Inc, whose founders include billionaire serial entrepreneur Peter Diamandis and J. Craig Venter, a leading genomics expert. More recently, we introduced you to nine companies developing products in regenerative medicine, a broad category that refers to restoring the structure and function of damaged tissues or organs. We also tackled the more controversial topic of young blood transfusions earlier this year, as well as covered the 2019 IPO of Precision BioSciences (DTIL), a gene-editing company that wants to fight disease and re-engineer food.

Oct 17, 2019

Brain activity linked to longevity

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience

Long-lived individuals have less excitable neurons. Paul Biegler reports.

Oct 17, 2019

Could Elon Musk’s project erase the night sky?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, satellites

If approved, 12,000 telecommunication satellites could blot out existing stars.

In the coming years, 12,000 or more artificial stars will join the sky.

Oct 17, 2019

As We See It Magazine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Death rates from cancer are down, but the number of Americans dying each year is higher than ever. A new method enables people to achieve higher blood levels of anti-cancer nutrients found in cruciferous vegetables.

Oct 17, 2019

Huge CERN Experiment Detects Two Extremely Rare Particle Decay Events

Posted by in category: particle physics

For several years now, physicists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) have been running a landmark experiment, recording tens of billions of particles break apart in the hopes of catching a few oddballs. And they finally have some intriguing results to share.

This experiment, called NA62, has researchers building and destroying pairs of quarks called kaons, looking for examples of a one-in-10 billion event that could verify some of the predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics. Last year they found one. Now they’ve added another possible two.

The findings were presented at a recent CERN Seminar and were based on data collected in 2017; ten times the amount of data harvested the previous year.

Oct 17, 2019

The ‘blob’: Paris zoo unveils unusual organism which can heal itself and has 720 sexes

Posted by in category: neuroscience

It is bright yellow, can creep along at a speed of up to 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) per hour, can solve problems even though it doesn’t have a brain and can heal itself if it is cut in two.

Meet the “blob,” an unusual organism which will go on display Saturday at the Paris Zoological Park, as part of a first-of-its-kind exhibition intended to showcase its rare abilities.

The slime mold, which is known officially as physarum polycephalum (or “the many headed slime”) is neither a plant, an animal or a fungus. It doesn’t have two sexes — male and female — it has 720. And it can also split into different organisms and then fuse back together, according to a press release from the Zoological Park.

Oct 17, 2019

Neurosurgeon: EMF Radiation Can Cause Leak In Blood Brain Barrier

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, mobile phones, neuroscience

The industry science behind EMF radiation is more corrupt than that of climate science, and has been so since the beginning. With the imminent rollout of 5G, no scientific studies have been done on exposure to humans at any distance. ⁃ TN Editor.

Neurosurgeon and researcher Dr. Leif Salford has conducted many studies on radio frequency radiation and its effects on the brain. Dr. Salford called the potential implications of some of his research “terrifying.” Some of the most concerning conclusions result from the fact that the weakest exposure levels to wireless radiation caused the greatest effect in causing the blood brain barrier to leak.

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Oct 17, 2019

World’s Fastest Ant Has Just Been Clocked at a Breathtaking 855 Millimetres Per Second

Posted by in category: futurism

When you think of fast animals, it’s probably something like cheetahs, or greyhounds. But when measuring in body lengths per second, the arthropod world is unmatched. And now we have a new record-holder — the fastest speed ever measured in an ant.

The winner is the Saharan silver ant (Cataglyphis bombycina), and the speed is 855 millimetres (33.66 inches) per second.

That may not sound like much to you, but that’s 108 times the insect’s body length per second. Even the cheetah can only manage 16 body lengths per second. Usain Bolt’s top speed is 6.2; if he could travel at Saharan silver ant speeds, his top running speed would be around 800 kilometres per hour.