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Jul 19, 2019

Virtual reality glove system takes shape in digital realm

Posted by in categories: electronics, virtual reality

A glove focused on user experience in interacting with virtual objects is in the news. This virtual reality glove is the topic of a research article. The researchers described their virtual reality glove in detail in their paper, “Pneumatic actuator and flexible piezoelectric sensor for soft virtual reality glove system,” in Scientific Reports.

No, this is hardly the first instance of researchers able to reproduce texture but this attempt is noteworthy. As pointed out in natureasia.com, the glove system in this instance is one that allows the wearer to manipulate a virtual hand, pick up an object in virtual reality and feel its shape.

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Jul 19, 2019

Regenerage International, IIMET, and Bioquark Inc. to Collaborate on Clinical Study in Biologic Age Reversal of Photodamaged Skin

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, chemistry, DNA, genetics, health, life extension, science

https://www.prweb.com/releases/regenerage_international_iime…449142.htm

Pretty girl applying moisturizing cream in front of mirror

Jul 19, 2019

Byar Volta is a shaft-driven e-bike that might never need charging

Posted by in category: transportation

Test-riding Byar’s chainless electric bike with all-in-one hub motor and integrated lock.

Jul 19, 2019

Self charging car batteries mean you’ll never need to plug in

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

(21 Oct 2017) LEADIN:

Forget plugging in to charge up your new electric car, engineers are now working towards a future where you never need to plug in ever again.

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Jul 19, 2019

Astrocyte Senescence Leads to Neurotoxicity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

In a recent study, a group of researchers from Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Tel Aviv University examined astrocytes in mice and found that these cells exhibited a senescent phenotype that led to neurodegeneration and neurotoxicity [1].

Age-dependent increase in senescent astrocytes adjacent to Aβ plaques

Cellular senescence, discovered in 1961 by Leonard Hayflick and Paul Moorhead, is a state in which cells no longer perform their functions, instead emitting harmful chemicals that turn other cells senescent… These cells are caused primarily by telomere shortening and DNA damage, they are known to contribute to many diseases, and this is not the first study that links them to neurodegeneration.

Jul 19, 2019

New moon: What lunar living will look like in 100 years

Posted by in category: space

A whole new moon

Lava tubes. Cave cities. Extreme sports. The next century of lunar settlement is wilder than you think.

by Chris Taylor

Jul 19, 2019

Permanent liquid magnets have now been created in the lab

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

The rules about what makes a good magnet may not be as rigid as scientists thought. Using a mixture containing magnetic nanoparticles, researchers have now created liquid droplets that behave like tiny bar magnets.

Magnets that generate persistent magnetic fields typically are composed of solids like iron, where the magnetic poles of densely packed atoms are all locked in the same direction (SN: 2/17/18, p. 18). While some liquids containing magnetic particles can become magnetized when placed in a magnetic field, the magnetic orientations of those free-floating particles tend to get jumbled when the field goes away — causing the liquid to lose its magnetism.

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Jul 19, 2019

TRUMP CELEBRATES MOON LANDING: Pres

Posted by in category: space

Trump meets with astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and the family of Neil Armstrong to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Jul 19, 2019

‘Trojan horse’ anticancer drug disguises itself as fat

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors.

Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted drug activates, immediately suppressing tumor growth. The drug also is lower in toxicity than current chemotherapy drugs, leading to fewer side effects.

“It’s like a Trojan horse,” Northwestern University’s Nathan Gianneschi, who led the research. “It looks like a nice little fatty acid, so the tumor’s receptors see it and invite it in. Then the drug starts getting metabolized and kills the tumor cells.”

Jul 19, 2019

Google Has an Astonishing Advantage In Its Smart New Plan to Dominate This $140 Billion Industry. (The Entire Thing Is Hiding in Plain Sight)

Posted by in category: entertainment

Hardcore gamers predict Google’s no-console Stadia video games will fail, but Google doesn’t need them. The real target: the 57% of gamers who don’t want to buy a console.