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Apr 6, 2016

We have a very real opportunity to change how we age, be part of that change!

Posted by in category: life extension

Dear Friends,

This month we at the MMTP are launching our crowdfunding campaign on Lifespan.io. Our Senolytics research is very important to the field of aging and longevity research and if we successfully raise sufficient funds, we will be ready to make a significant impact on aging!

We are seeking like minded groups and organisations to show their support, by becoming our official supporters. Showing your support means your logo will be displayed on some of our official media and website, demonstrating you are standing with us to get this vital work underway.

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Apr 6, 2016

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, military, space travel, sustainability

SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.

In late October 2001, Elon Musk went to Moscow to buy an intercontinental ballistic missile. He brought along Jim Cantrell, a kind of international aerospace supplies fixer, and Adeo Ressi, his best friend from Penn. Although Musk had tens of millions in the bank, he was trying to get a rocket on the cheap. They flew coach, and they were planning to buy a refurbished missile, not a new one. Musk figured it would be a good vehicle for sending a plant or some mice to Mars.

Ressi, a gangly eccentric, had been thinking a lot about whether his best friend had started to lose his mind, and he’d been doing his best to discourage the project. He peppered Musk with links to video montages of Russian, European, and American rockets exploding. He staged interventions, bringing Musk’s friends together to talk him out of wasting his money. None of it worked. Musk remained committed to funding a grand, inspirational spectacle in space and would spend all of his fortune to do it. And so Ressi went to Russia to contain Musk as best as he could. “Adeo would call me to the side and say, ‘What Elon is doing is insane. A philanthropic gesture? That’s crazy,’” said Cantrell. “He was seriously worried.”

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Apr 6, 2016

Planes Drop Seed Bombs

Posted by in category: sustainability

Seed Bombs = Aerial reforestation to foster new growth on damaged land.

Via Reuters.
Via Next Animation Studio.

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Apr 6, 2016

Famous Movie Scenes Before And After Visual Effects

Posted by in category: entertainment

Dima Koslowski.

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Apr 6, 2016

New Discovery May Allow Us to Harness the Power of a Photon’s Spin

Posted by in category: particle physics

A strange new property of light, which correlates the spin of a light wave’s electric field with its momentum, could usher in a new age in photonics.

A new discovery links the spin and momentum of light waves, and could mean a major advance in the development of new photonic and spintronic devices.

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Apr 6, 2016

Salesforce: Future Works

Posted by in categories: finance, neuroscience

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Apr 6, 2016

I4is featured in Aerospace America: PROXIMA CENTAURI

Posted by in category: space travel

Interesting…


BY 2099.

The April issue of Aerospace America, the flagship journal of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), features an article on interstellar travel. Among the topics presented, i4is’ Project Dragonfly.

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Apr 5, 2016

Programming Language Creates Body-healing Bacteria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

A new programming language allows scientists to custom-code bacteria that can measure the health of other cells, and administer drugs when necessary.

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Apr 5, 2016

Taiwanese research institute is wrapped in an undulating skin of 4,000 aluminum fins

Posted by in categories: energy, innovation

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is located at Central Taiwan Innovation and Research Park in Nantou, Taiwan. It is expected to become the central facility of the Science Park to be built in this region. Noiz Architects and Bio Architecture Formosana won the competition to design the building in 2010. During the development phase, the project site had to be relocated once during the design development phase, and the construction finally completed in September 2014.

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Related: Japanese research center fuses natural design elements with energy efficiency.

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Apr 5, 2016

Introduction: Explaining the Future of Synthetic Biology with Computer Programming’s Past

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, computing, genetics, information science, mathematics, Ray Kurzweil, singularity

Like this article highlights; we will see a day soon when all techies will need some level of bio-science and/ or medical background especially as we move closer to Singularity which is what we have seen predicted by Ray Kurzweil and others. In the coming decade/s we will no longer see tech credentials relying strictly on math/ algorithms, code, etc, Techies will need some deeper knowledge around the natural sciences.


If you are majoring in biology right now, I say to you: that was a good call. The mounting evidence suggests that you placed your bet on the right degree. With emergent genetic recombination technologies improving at breakneck speed alongside a much deepened understanding of biological circuitry in simple, “home grown” metabolic systems, this field is shaping up to be a tinkerer’s paradise.

Many compare this stage of synthetic biology to the early days of microprocessing (the precursor to computers) when Silicon Valley was a place for young entrepreneurs to go if they needed a cheap place to begin their research or tech business. One such tech entrepreneur, the founder of O’Reilly media, Tim O’Reilly — who also coined the term “open source” — made this comparison in an interview with Wired magazine., O’Reilly further commented on synthetic biology saying, “It’s still in the fun stage.”

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