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Jan 8, 2017

How to train your brain for success

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Excellent read for the new year.

We’re all familiar with the concept of sports coaching and personal trainers to help people achieve peak fitness, but what about the idea of a mind coach to help you reach your mental potential?

Some people are now turning to mind training to achieve their goals and see doing “inner work” as one important factor of success.

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Jan 8, 2017

Light can be Used to Control the Logic Networks of a Cell

Posted by in categories: health, neuroscience, quantum physics

Another example where we will see a convergence of tech and bio especially as we emerge QC forward and synbio technology such as gene/ cell circuitry. We are finding so many synergies between Quantum and bio including the brain/ neuro networking, cell technology, human framework and pathways, etc. My guess when we mature these fields along with the minerals fiend we will began to wonder why we didn’t figure this out sooner.

New technique illuminates role of previously inaccessible proteins involved in health and disease.

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Jan 8, 2017

Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

Posted by in categories: education, health, life extension, neuroscience

My grandparents taught me the importance of a power nap; and it does help.

We’re not sure what the boss would have to say about it if you suddenly downed tools and made a decision to have a little sleep, but new research has found that taking an hour’s nap after lunch can have a number of health benefits, including preventing brain ageing.

The study conducted among the older Chinese men by a team of worldwide researchers concentrated mainly on post-lunchtime napping and its impact on the health of elderly people.

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Jan 8, 2017

Nerf Gun prosthetic for Bionico

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

Solving a big problem: how you can play nerf if you miss a hand? We got a solution.

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Jan 8, 2017

Astronomers Have Discovered an Insane Galactic Particle Accelerator, Fuelled by a Black Hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

An international team of astronomers have discovered a ‘cosmic one-two punch’ in the night sky that has never been seen before. In one image, the team managed to spot a supermassive black hole and two gigantic galaxy clusters colliding at the same time.

Matter ejected from the black hole gets caught up inside the violent galactic collisions, turning this dynamic duo into one hell of an enormous cosmic particle accelerator.

“We have seen each of these spectacular phenomena separately in many places,” said team leader Reinout van Weeren, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.

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Jan 8, 2017

Researchers Develop New Porous Graphene Material

Posted by in categories: computing, materials

Stronger Graphene; can you imagine have a car or SUV that is solid like a Sherman Tank and weighs the same or less than your car or SUV does today; or a commercial jet that it’s fuselage remains intact when it crashes while protecting others inside; or a building that does not get ripped apart in a tornado? With this form of graphene it may be possible.

Now a team of researchers at MIT have developed a computer model that simulates fusing flakes of graphene into three-dimensional configurations.

According to the researchers, Graphene is a strong material. As such, the porous graphene material can be used in the construction industry by creating strong and light materials.

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Jan 8, 2017

Iranian researchers optimize fuel cells

Posted by in category: energy

TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (MNA) – Iranian researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) have developed a kind of nano membrane that considerably improves the performance of direct-methanol fuel cells (DMFCs).

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Jan 8, 2017

Networks of the Sea Enter Next Stage

Posted by in categories: government, internet

DARPA’s Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity for U.S. forces when traditional tactical networks are knocked offline or otherwise unavailable. The program now enters the next phase, which calls for the demonstration of a prototype of the system at sea.

TUNA seeks to develop and demonstrate novel, optical-fiber-based technology options and designs to temporarily restore radio frequency (RF) tactical data networks in a contested environment via an undersea optical fiber backbone. The concept involves deploying RF network node buoys—dropped from aircraft or ships, for example—that would be connected via thin underwater fiber-optic cables. The very-small-diameter fiber-optic cables being developed are designed to last 30 days in the rough ocean environment—long enough to provide essential connectivity until primary methods of communications are restored.

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Jan 8, 2017

Watch Video of DARPA’s New Self-Guided Bullets that Turn and Follow Targets in Mid Air

Posted by in category: military

Kind of spooky.

Technological advances in weaponry have increased exponentially over the years, however, this newest advancement tops the cake. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) self-guiding bullet could benefit both expert shooters and those who could use improvement.

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Jan 8, 2017

How a bunch of tech-driven ventures are updating India’s outdated defence setup

Posted by in categories: government, military

For example, the market for hemostats in defence and civil forces alone is 2 crore units. While some startups have got some funding to fuel their expansion plans, not all investors may be keen to back companies targeting the defence market.

“Since the cost of failure is really high in this industry, one needs to invest significant time and effort to ensure development of a world-class product,” says Bhaniramka of the GIS solutions vendor VizExperts.

“This results in higher gestation periods, which typical investors shy away from.” Instead, he and other entrepreneurs argue, longer term investors may be more suited to this field. “This is where the government’s role in supporting innovative technology companies can be a game changer.”

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