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Nov 3, 2019

50 young scientists awarded Xplorer Prize

Posted by in category: futurism

Fifty young scientists were bestowed Xplorer Prize in Beijing Saturday.

Apart from receiving a trophy at Saturday’s ceremony, each of the 50 prize winners will be awarded a total of 3 million yuan (about 426,000 U.S. dollars) over the next five years by the Tencent Foundation, according to the prize’s sponsor and initiators.

Nov 3, 2019

Epigenetic resetting of cellular age mediated

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

Metabesity 2019: Epigenetic resetting of cellular age mediated by nuclear reprogramming – A new paradigm in overcoming aging and aging-associated diseases.
Featuring Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD, Assistant Professor of Stanford University; Co-Founder of Turn Biotechnologies, USA

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Nov 3, 2019

China’s Nobel ambitions on show as dozens of science laureates meet

Posted by in categories: government, science

Shanghai hosted one of the largest gatherings of Nobel laureates in the world last week, with 44 Nobel Prize-winning scientists in the city for a government-sponsored forum with the lofty goal of discussing science and technology for the “common destiny of mankind”.

Chinese academics and young scientists join global scientific elite to explore frontiers of research.

Nov 2, 2019

The Next Big Thing in ‘Green’ Packaging Is Hemp Bioplastic

Posted by in categories: materials, sustainability

Hemp is poised to become an immense new source of sustainable, domestically produced industrial raw materials.

Nov 2, 2019

These Are the Meta-Trends Shaping the Future (at Breakneck Speed)

Posted by in categories: business, Peter Diamandis

Life is pretty different now than it was 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago. It’s sort of exciting, and sort of scary. And hold onto your hat, because it’s going to keep changing—even faster than it already has been.

The good news is, maybe there won’t be too many big surprises, because the future will be shaped by trends that have already been set in motion. According to Singularity University co-founder and XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis, a lot of these trends are unstoppable—but they’re also pretty predictable.

At SU’s Global Summit, taking place this week in San Francisco, Diamandis outlined some of the meta-trends he believes are key to how we’ll live our lives and do business in the (not too distant) future.

Nov 2, 2019

Nanotechnology breakthrough enables conversion of infrared light to energy

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability

Capturing infrared light for solar cell applications.

Invisible infrared light accounts for half of all solar radiation on the Earth’s surface, yet ordinary solar energy systems have limited ability in converting it to power. A breakthrough in research at KTH could change that.

A research team led by Hans Ågren, professor in at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, has developed a film that can be applied on top of ordinary , which would enable them to use in energy conversion and increase efficiency by 10 percent or more.

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Nov 2, 2019

Legendary futurist explains how he plans to live forever

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

Google’s futurist explains how anyone can extend their life.

Nov 2, 2019

Early Bird special for RAADfest 2020 is expiring Monday

Posted by in category: futurism

Use the code “earlybird” now before you lose!

Nov 2, 2019

Meet the pigs that could solve the human organ transplant crisis

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food, sustainability

On a farm in Bavaria, German researchers are using gene editing to create pigs that could provide organs to save thousands of lives.

Nov 2, 2019

Rotavirus vaccine: A potential new role as an anticancer agent

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Very interesting.

Numerous vaccines, from flu shots to those those that help thwart chickenpox and measles, are widely used to guard against contagion, but researchers in France are proposing a breakthrough role for rotavirus vaccines: deploying them in cancer treatment.

Scientists from throughout France—Paris, Lyon, Villejuif and beyond—are part of a large research team that has asked a tantalizing question: Can rotavirus vaccines be repurposed to overcome resistance in cancer immunotherapy? The team is focusing on resistance that emerges to the form of known as checkpoint blockade immunotherapy.

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