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Sep 7, 2017

New Senolytic Drugs Reverse Aging — “Can Transform Medicine” Says Leading Researcher

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Senolytic compounds hold promise to reverse aging in humans. Researcher James Kirkland publishes a list of senolytics in a review published yesterday. Two of the senolytics are currently in clinical trials. [Cover photo: Can Senolytic Drugs Reverse Aging? Credit: Getty Images.]

Imagine if you were able to reverse aging and bring your body back to its original health and vigor.

Researchers have already discovered a group of drugs called senolytics which perform this miraculous transformation in mice and are testing them in humans as we speak.

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Sep 7, 2017

Hackers Gain Direct Access to US Power Grid Controls

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Hackers who hit American utilities this summer had the power to cause blackouts, Symantec says. And yes, most signs point to Russia.

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Sep 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma Leaves Scientists At ‘Loss For Words’

Posted by in category: climatology

Storm makes landfall on U.S. Virigin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday as Florida Keys evacuation order takes effect.

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Sep 7, 2017

Kalashnikov Unveils New Anti-Drone Weapon

Posted by in categories: drones, terrorism

Trouble with spying neighbors? Annoyed by teenage pranks? Concerned about terrorists? Kalashnikov has the answer — the new REX-1 Drone Killing Gun — “Looking at the market, I think the civilian version of our system could cost around $5,000…”

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Sep 7, 2017

Michio Kaku on The Singularity

Posted by in category: singularity

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Sep 7, 2017

UCLA Team Genetically Manipulates Mitochondria to Extend Fruit Flies’ Lifespan

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

UCLA scientists working with middle-aged fruit flies say they were able to improve the insects’ health while markedly slowing down their aging process. The team thinks its technique could eventually help delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related diseases in humans.

The researchers zeroed in on mitochondria, which often become damaged with age. When cells can’t eliminate the damaged mitochondria, they can become toxic and contribute to a wide range of age-related diseases, said David Walker, Ph.D., a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology, and the study’s senior author.

Dr. Walker and his colleagues found that as fruit flies reach middle age—about one month into their two-month lifespan—their mitochondria change from their original small, round shape.

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Sep 7, 2017

Should We be Cautious about Envisioning Dystopias?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, ethics, existential risks, futurism, human trajectories, media & arts, philosophy, transhumanism

How will our relationship to technology evolve in the future? Will we regard it as something apart from ourselves, part of ourselves, or as a new area of evolution? In this new video from the Galactic Public Archives, Futurist Gray Scott explains that we are a part of a technological cosmos. Do you agree with Scott that technology is built into the universe, waiting to be discovered?

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Sep 7, 2017

Unexpected Futurist: Ben Franklin envisions 2776 — and Cryonics

Posted by in categories: aging, cryonics, education, entertainment, futurism, health, human trajectories, innovation, media & arts, science, time travel

In Unexpected Futurist, we profile the lesser known futurist side of influential individuals. This episode’s unexpected time-traveler: Benjamin Franklin. Ben Franklin was an inventor, observer, electricity pioneer, and serial experimenter, so it’s not entirely surprising he looked to the future. But it turns out he was looking to the far, far future. In 1780 he wrote a letter to a friend in which he lamented that he was born during the dawn of science.

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Sep 7, 2017

CGI keeps getting better and better!

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

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Sep 7, 2017

Nanomachines can destroy cancer cells in just 60 seconds!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

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