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Sep 7, 2019

Happiness is a hybrid

Posted by in category: futurism

On a cool, overcast morning in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, a chunky and colorfully painted ferry waits at a dock as a stream of passengers clambers aboard. It’

Sep 7, 2019

1st Age Reversal Results—Is it HGH or Something Else?

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

Yesterday, the TRIIM study was described in science news headlines around the world, though, through a glitch, the original research paper is not yet on the Aging Cell web site. (You saw it first here.) I refer you to the writeup in Nature’s News section for a full summary of the paper, and in this column I will add my personal framing, and what I know about the study from private connection to its authors and one of the subjects. The big news is setback of the epigenetic clock, by several methylation measures. Instead of getting a year older during the trial, nine subjects got a year younger, on average, based on the version of the Horvath methylation clock that best predicts lifespan. The study had been originally designed to regrow the thymus. (Loss of thymus function has been linked to the collapse of the immune system that occurs typically before age 70.) Imaging showed that the functional part of the thymus expanded over the course of the trial, and blood tests confirmed improved immune function. The treatment included.

Sep 7, 2019

Geologists uncover history of lost continent buried beneath Europe

Posted by in category: futurism

Most of “Greater Adria” is now trapped in Earth’s mantle, but some of its rocks ended up high in the Alps.

Sep 7, 2019

Researchers 3D Print Functional Components of Human Heart

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

Go modular or even get an upgrade:


A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University just 3D printed functional components of the human heart — including small blood vessels and large beating ventricles.

“We now have the ability to build constructs that recapitulate key structural, mechanical, and biological properties of native tissues,” said Adam Feinberg, a professor at Carnegie Mellon and the co-founder of 3D printing company FluidForm, which built the tech the team used, in a statement.

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Sep 7, 2019

Lançamento do livro “O fim do envelhecimento”

Posted by in category: futurism

Em sua visita ao Brasil em junho de 2019, o cientista brit nico Aubrey de Grey lançou o livro “O fim do envelhecimento” e explicou as ideias centrais deste clássico da moderna ciência do rejuvenescimento.

Este é o vídeo completo do evento, tendo sido cortadas somente as traduções consecutivas feitas por Nicolas Chernavsky.

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Sep 7, 2019

Longevity: A Radical New Science

Posted by in categories: genetics, life extension, science

Getting old is an unavoidable truth of life. And yet, for most of modern history this mortal coil has baffled scientists. Over the past decade, however, researchers have made great strides in understanding the cellular, molecular, and genetic tableau of aging—which has brought the next question into sharp focus: Can aging be stopped? While a full answer remains elusive, recent advancements have opened the door for significantly extending the human lifespan. One controversial researcher even claims that the first person who will live 1,000 years has already been born. Mainstream researchers are decidedly more cautious in their predictions, but the prospect of postponing mortality, even in modest ways, raises important ethical, social, and practical questions. How would we control an increasingly out-of-control global population? Does life have meaning without death? Even if we could live forever, would we want to?

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Sep 7, 2019

Tesla patents new battery cell for faster charge, better longevity, and lower cost

Posted by in categories: chemistry, energy, sustainability

Tesla’s battery research group led by Jeff Dahn in Halifax has applied for a patent that describes a new battery cell chemistry that would result in faster charging and discharging, better longevity, and even lower cost.

Jeff Dahn is considered a pioneer in Li-ion battery cells. He has been working on the Li-ion batteries pretty much since they were invented. He is credited for helping increase the life cycle of the cells, which helped their commercialization. His work now focuses mainly on a potential increase in energy density and durability.

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Sep 7, 2019

Stunning 1st image of Black Hole

Posted by in categories: astronomy, general relativity, gravity, physics, science, space
Eight of 347 scientists: Their achievement is above the fold in major newspapers

Yesterday (Sep 5, 2019), the Breakthrough Prize Foundation awarded $21.6 million US dollars to the scientists behind a stunning achievement. They imaged a black hole. Although the image was announced and released 5 months ago, the story is still unfolding.

Yesterday (Sep 5, 2019), the Breakthrough Prize Foundation awarded $21.6 million US dollars to the scientists behind a stunning achievement. They imaged a black hole. Although the image was announced and released 5 months ago, the story is still unfolding.

The Breakthrough Prize is funded by Russian-Israeli billionaire Yuri Milner. It is the highest-paying science prize for researchers in life science, math, and physics.

There are many black holes in our galaxy and some small ones in our own galactic “neighborhood” . Yet the EHT team* focused on M87, a black hole in the center of another Galaxy, 55 million light years from our solar system.

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Sep 7, 2019

The Rise of AI (What Is Deep Learning | Deep Learning Basics)

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI2gXFFPloM

The Rise of AI :


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Sep 7, 2019

SECURITY: Report reveals play-by-play of first U.S. grid cyberattack — Friday, September 6, 2019 -.net

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, energy

A first-of-its-kind cyberattack on the U.S. grid created blind spots at a grid control center and several small power generation sites in the western United States, according to a document posted yesterday from the North American Electric Reliability Corp.

The unprecedented cyber disruption this spring did not cause any blackouts, and none of the signal outages at the “low-impact” control center lasted for longer than five minutes, NERC said in the “Lesson Learned” document posted to the grid regulator’s website.

But the March 5 event was significant enough to spur the victim utility to report it to the Department of Energy, marking the first disruptive “cyber event” on record for the U.S. power grid (Energywire, April 30).