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Jan 28, 2019

Just 161 days after launching from Florida, our #ParkerSolarProbe recently completed its first orbit of the Sun, reaching the point in its orbit farthest from our star

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The NASA Sun Science probe is now preparing for its next solar flyby in April 2019: https://go.nasa.gov/2FSvd5H

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Jan 28, 2019

The emptiness of space has a structure we could use to send messages

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We could send messages by vibrating the structure of the vacuum of empty space — but they could only be read by a powerful laser that rips the vacuum apart.

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Jan 28, 2019

Saturn hasn’t always had rings

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The 2017 Cassini flyby allowed Earth-bound scientists to collect data to determine the weight and age of the planet’s rings.

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Jan 28, 2019

Cancer: A mutation that breaks gene interplay in 3D

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EPFL scientists have discovered how a mutated gene can affect the three-dimensional interactions of genes in the cell, leading to various forms of cancer.

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Jan 28, 2019

All-photonic quantum repeaters could lead to a faster, more secure global quantum internet

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Engineering researchers have demonstrated proof-of-principle for a device that could serve as the backbone of a future quantum Internet. University of Toronto Engineering professor Hoi-Kwong Lo and his collaborators have developed a prototype for a key element for all-photonic quantum repeaters, a critical step in long-distance quantum communication.

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Jan 28, 2019

The American Public Increasingly Desires Life Extension

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Attitudes about life extension have significantly changed within the last decade.


While medical schools have had the idea that aging should be brought under medical control for over a century, the explicit desire to greatly extend one’s life remained rare – until very recently. A new study by YouGov, a market intelligence company that researches multiple topics, found that, today, one in five Americans agrees with the statement “I want to live forever.” Is this the result of some sort of bias, or does it mean that we are reaching a turning point, after which society will start boldly and unambiguously clamoring for the cure for aging?

The desire for a long life

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Jan 28, 2019

The 96-year-old who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics reveals his science-backed secret to staying sharp in old age

Posted by in categories: physics, science

Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person ever awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he’s not done discovering yet. He still works every day.

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Jan 28, 2019

In test of wisdom, new research favours Yoda over Spock

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Wise reasoning does not necessarily require uniform emotional control or suppression, says Igor Grossmann, professor of psychology at Waterloo and lead author of the new study. Instead, wise reasoning can also benefit from a rich and balanced emotional life.


A person’s ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterloo.

The finding clarifies millennia of philosophical and psychological thinking that debates how wisdom is related to the effective management of emotionally charged experiences.

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Jan 28, 2019

C³Harme

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685594.

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Jan 28, 2019

Exponentials at play (and in future contact lenses): increasingly smaller, cheaper & more powerful computation, sensors & cameras will open a realm of possibilities…

Posted by in categories: electronics, futurism

Exponentials at play (and in future contact lenses): increasingly smaller, cheaper & more powerful computation, sensors & cameras will open a realm of possibilities… #xMed

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