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Nov 27, 2022

This MIT Machine Captures The Dreams You Never Remember

Posted by in category: futurism

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Great artists and thinkers have found inspiration in their lucid “microdreams” for centuries. Now, there’s an interface that can record them for you.

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Nov 27, 2022

We made thousands selling AI-generated books

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Many creative people have been seeing the writing on the wall: AI is coming for your jobs. That is, if you’re one of the lucky ones able to live off your creative work in the first place — which precious few are. We actually think, however, that this is a needlessly fearful and…

Nov 27, 2022

The Difference Between Lifespan and Longevity

Posted by in category: life extension

The terms lifespan and longevity are often used interchangeably, which leads to much confusing and misinformation. Here we explore the difference between the two terms and why making a distinction is important.

Nov 27, 2022

A Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Just Cracked Time Travel—Here’s How It’s Possible

Posted by in category: time travel

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Nov 27, 2022

Billion-dollar meeting for the mega-rich who want to extend their lives

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

The event, which was held at a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps last week, drew some of the world’s richest people along with some of its most controversial scientists.

Harvard Medical School genetics professor George Church, SENS Research Foundation chief of science offices Aubrey de Grey, Buck Institute for Research on Aging president and CEO Eric Verdin, Institute for Ageing Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine director Nir Barzilai, Forever Healthy Foundation founder Michael Greve, Human Longevity Inc. associate professor, internal medicine Evelyne Yehudit Bischof, founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine Alex Zhavoronkov, creator of First Longevity and Longevity. Technology editor-in-chief Phil Newman, and Wei-Wu He, executive chairman of Human Longevity Inc., CEO and chairman of Casi Pharmaceuticals Inc., and founder and chairman of Genetron Health.

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Nov 27, 2022

Tesla sets up semiconductor joint venture with Swiss auto chip company

Posted by in categories: computing, sustainability, transportation

Tesla has plans to ramp its electric vehicle production by a notable degree in the coming years, and with the company’s constant innovations, it would need to secure a lot of resources, from battery raw materials to computer chips.

In this light, reports have emerged suggesting that Tesla has established a semiconductor joint venture in Jinan of eastern China’s Shandong Province. The joint venture is intended to supply automotive chip and electronics solutions. Tesla partnered with Swiss automotive semiconductor company Annex for the joint venture, which boasts a registered capital of $150 million.

As per a report from Chinese tech publication ijiwei, Tesla holds a 5% equity in the company for now, while Annex holds a 55% stake, and the Jinan Zurich Annex Equity Investment Fund Partnership holds a 40% stake. It should be noted that the Jinan Zurich fund acquired Annex this past June in a $5 billion deal.

Nov 27, 2022

In the metaverse and NFT 2.0, marketers should focus on utility and community

Posted by in categories: blockchains, innovation

Check out the on-demand sessions from the Low-Code/No-Code Summit to learn how to successfully innovate and achieve efficiency by upskilling and scaling citizen developers. Watch now.

As we move into the NFT 2.0 technology space, we see a more innovative and accessible approach to creating a user-centric experience where participants can benefit from utility. Web3 marketers are also delving into how brands can position themselves to continue generating profit from NFT ventures while adding value to their products. However, for NFTs to thrive in the Web3 ecosystem, consumers need storytelling and value proposition, especially in an environment where technology is constantly evolving.

Web3 marketing agencies have been carefully implementing brands into the metaverse to build awareness and actual utility for consumers they engage with. However, for a brand to be true to its fan base, its digital assets must incorporate audience and community engagement to create a worthwhile experience and keep consumers coming back.

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Nov 27, 2022

Quantum entanglement: what it is, and why physicists want to harness it

Posted by in category: quantum physics

“Quantum entanglement” is one of several plot devices that crops up in modern sci-fi movies. Fans of the Marvel superhero movies, for instance, will be familiar with the idea of different time lines merging and intersecting, or characters’ destinies becoming intertwined through seemingly magical means.

Nov 27, 2022

Japanese cubesat sends home pics from far side of the Moon

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

JAXA hopes second lost lander can be recovered for radiation experiments.

Nov 27, 2022

Measuring Potency of Cell and Gene Therapy Products

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

CGT are composed of a diverse group of medicinal products. Cell therapies (including ex vivo gene therapies) involve the transfer of cells with a relevant function into the patient. Cells can have different origins, i.e., human (autologous or allogeneic), different differentiation stages, i.e., stem cells or differentiated cells, and can be genetically modified to exert the intended therapeutic effect. In genetically modified cell therapy, a functional transgene is transfected into cells ex vivo using viral (for example, lentiviruses) or nonviral (e.g., electroporation) vectors. Next, the modified cells are administered to the patient where the transgene will promote a therapeutic effect. Examples of these therapies include chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells and genetically modified human stem cells (HSCs).


This article highlights the importance of measuring potency for cell and gene therapies.

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