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Jan 22, 2019

“Mind-Controlled Skateboard”

Posted by in category: futurism

Posts about “mind-controlled skateboard” written by Jimmy Jones.

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Jan 22, 2019

The Top Biotech and Medicine Advances to Expect in 2019

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

2019 will likely see gene drives used in the wild, a universal flu vaccine, further advance of brain-machine interfaces, and more.

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Jan 22, 2019

Longevity & Vitality Part 2: A Renaissance of Drugs and Genomics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

With the dramatic demonetization of genome reading and editing over the past decade, and Big Pharma, startups, and the FDA starting to face aging as a disease, we are starting to turn those answers into practical ways to extend our healthspan.

Here, in Part 2 of a series of blogs on Longevity & Vitality, I explore how genome sequencing and editing, along with new classes of anti-aging drugs, are augmenting our biology to further extend our healthy lives.

In this blog I’ll cover two classes of emerging technologies:

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Jan 22, 2019

Asteroid Impacts Increased Around Time of Largest Extinction Event

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Dinosaurs never stood a chance once asteroid impacts more than doubled some 290 million years ago.

By studying the Moon, an international team of scientists revealed that the number of asteroids crashing into Earth and its satellite increased by two to three times toward the end of the Paleozoic era.

Contrary to popular belief, most of the planet’s more primitive asteroid-produced craters were not erased by erosion and other geologic processes.

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Jan 22, 2019

Fecal Pills Could Restore Gut Microbiota

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Would you try a fecal pill to treat your medical condition?

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Jan 22, 2019

Announcing Hyperledger Grid, a new project to help build and deliver supply chain solutions!

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, computing, cryptocurrencies

While I’m not a big supporter of cryptocurrency, I am a supporter of utilizing blockchain technology in other areas. For example. logistics. The Linux Foundation announced the creation of the Hyperledger Grid project just for that purpose. However, as they state, this isn’t a software project, but a platform project.


Supply chain is commonly cited as one of the most promising distributed ledger use-cases. Initiatives focused on building supply chain solutions will benefit from shared, reusable tools. Hyperledger Grid seeks to assemble these shared capabilities in order to accelerate the development of ledger-based solutions for all types of cross-industry supply chain scenarios.

Grid intends to:

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Jan 22, 2019

An Appointment with Death

Posted by in category: life extension

The intercom in Death’s office buzzes. With a slightly frustrated sigh, Death lifts his skeletal head from the newspapers he was reading, takes a puff of his cigar, stretches out a little, and presses a button on the intercom.

— I swear, all this work is going to kill me one day. I said I didn’t want to be interrupted, Miss Coffins; what is it?

— I’m sorry, Mr. Death, but Mr. Aging insists that he needs to see you right now. He says it’s urgent.

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Jan 22, 2019

Facebook’s Plans for Space Lasers Revealed

Posted by in category: satellites

The technology giant appears to be quietly building laser satellites for global communications.

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Jan 22, 2019

Why your new heart could be made in space one day

Posted by in categories: materials, space

Microgravity is ideal for making a range of materials, but will space manufacture ever be cost effective?

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Jan 22, 2019

We Can Now Grow Perfect Human Blood Vessels in a Lab

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

They’ve already yielded a new lead in the hunt for better diabetes…

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