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Sep 16, 2016

This is the worlds first airbag for cyclists!

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Sep 16, 2016

MRI scanner sees emotions flickering across an idle mind

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, habitats, neuroscience

As you relax and let your mind drift aimlessly, you might remember a pleasant vacation, an angry confrontation in traffic or maybe the loss of a loved one.

And now a team of researchers at Duke University say they can see those various emotional states flickering across the human brain.

“It’s getting to be a bit like mind-reading,” said Kevin LaBar, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke. “Earlier studies have shown that functional MRI can identify whether a person is thinking about a face or a house. Our study is the first to show that specific emotions like fear and anger can be decoded from these scans as well.”

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Sep 16, 2016

Tiangong-2 is a Chinese Space Laboratory representing the second stepping stone by the China National Space Agency on a path to establishing a modular space station toward the beginning of the next decade

Posted by in category: space travel

Tiangong translates literally to ‘Heavenly Palace’ and is China’s first space station program which, in its early stages, is not unlike the early Salyut space stations and the American Skylab – launched with equipment and supplies for a finite mission duration already on board and not serviced by cargo resupply vehicles.

China’s first Heavenly Palace arrived in orbit in late September 2011 after a flawless launch atop a Long March 2F rocket. Orbiting Earth over 300 Kilometers in altitude, Tiangong was first visited two months after launch when the uncrewed Shenzhou-8 spacecraft completed China’s first automatic docking in space.

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Sep 16, 2016

A Visual Introduction to SENS Rejuvenation Research

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

Detailed commentary on the new SENS Research videos about aging and rejuvenation biotechnology.


The SENS Research Foundation has assembled a set of narrated cellular biochemistry animations that serve as an introduction to the various distinct projects that make up the field of rejuvenation biotechnology. The videos outline the forms of cell and tissue damage that are the root cause of aging and age-related disease, as well as the classes of therapy that could, once constructed, either repair that damage or bypass it entirely. Since aging is exactly an accumulation of damage and the consequences of that damage, repair of the damage is the basis for rejuvenation, the reversal and prevention of degenerative aging and all age-related disease. The goal for the near future is to align ever more of the research community and its funding institutions with this goal, and make real progress towards bringing an end to the pain, suffering, and disease of aging.

Introducing SENS — Metabolism, Damage, Pathology

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Sep 16, 2016

This robot has learned how to balance itself on one leg like a real human being

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Sep 16, 2016

Asteroids Will Be Rest Stops on the Journey to Mars, Says NASA Chief

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission will enable us to mine asteroids, exist in cislunar space, and facilitate the journey to Mars.

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Sep 16, 2016

VIDEO: Self-replicating machines and galactic supremacy — Looking at von Neumann probes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, space travel

A look at the concept of Self-Replicating Machines, Universal Assemblers, von Neumann Probes, Grey Goo, and Berserkers. While we will discuss the basic concept and some on-Earth applications like Medical Nanotechnology our focus will be on space exploration and colonization aspects.

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Sep 15, 2016

5 Epic Inventions You MUST SEE! ▶8

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

New amazing inventions, cool gadgets, futuristic new technology, and things you didn’t know exist. Mind blow!

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Sep 15, 2016

Let’s formulate the task of life extension slightly differently

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

Something like this…How can we extend sex appeal?

Gyms and beauty salons are in charge of this question now. There is some success, but it’s mostly superficial. Plastic surgery only masks, but doesn’t delay the processes of aging.

Expanding sex appeal is a complex task. Its aspects include both beauty and the activity of the brain. To be sexually attractive we have to be smart and fun. One cannot solve the problem of dementia with makeup.

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Sep 15, 2016

Brain-sensing tech helps people with movement disorders communicate via text

Posted by in category: neuroscience

New Stanford tech enables typing directly from brain signals.

How many monkeys does it take to type a passage of Shakespeare? One monkey, equipped with brain-sensing technology.

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