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Apr 20, 2019

‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

older woman in a swimsuit and cap flexing her muscles at the beach. Rochester researchers have uncovered more evidence that the key to the “Fountain of Youth” may reside in a gene that is found to produce more potent proteins in species with longer lifespans. (Getty Images photo)

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Apr 20, 2019

Amazing Future Opportunities in Our Technological Revolution

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

This week, I discuss something rarely talked about, how human beings have an advantage over AI and automation and the great opportunities that this technology revolution will bring.

The good news is, this is a time of great opportunity, but it’s also a time of massive change and disruption for many people and a lot of companies.

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Apr 20, 2019

Is Lockheed Martin working on a nuclear fusion-powered fighter jet?

Posted by in categories: military, nuclear energy

Circa 2018

Lockheed Martin quietly obtained a patent for what could be a game-changing nuclear fusion reactor, one that could potentially fit into a fighter jet.

If the latest patent from defence manufacturing giant Lockheed Martin is anything to go by, nuclear fusion technology could revolutionise the future of travel.

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Apr 20, 2019

MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative to Jet Engines

Posted by in category: transportation

Circa 2013

A team from MIT are developing thrusters powered by ionic wind as an efficient alternative to current conventional atmospheric propulsion technologies.

Apr 20, 2019

Manuka Honey Is Killing Every Kind Of Bacteria Scientists Throw At It, Even The Super-Bugs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

The health benefits of raw, unprocessed honey are well known, but in Australia, scientists recently made a startling discovery – that one particular, obscure type of honey is capable of killing just about everything scientists throw at it, including some of the worst bacteria known to man.

The findings were published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (June 2009 edition), and could hold special significance at a time when many of the world’s top antibiotics are failing, especially against resistant “superbugs”.

The honey in question is known as manuka honey, which is produced in New Zealand and also goes by the name of jelly bush honey.

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Apr 20, 2019

This Quantum Computer Can See the Future — All 16 of Them

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Researchers have built a quantum computer prototype that can show 16 possible futures at the same time.

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Apr 20, 2019

Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery

Posted by in category: energy

Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing an organic cathode that dramatically improves both stability and energy density.

The improved performance, reported in the journal Joule, is related to two key findings:

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Apr 20, 2019

A Heavy-Metal Planet Orbiting a Dead Star May Foretell Our World’s End

Posted by in category: space

The iron core of what was once a world has been found around a white dwarf star, shedding light on the final days of planetary systems—including our own.

  • By Jonathan O’Callaghan on April 4, 2019

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Apr 20, 2019

MicroSD Cards Packing 1TB of Storage Arrive This Spring

Posted by in category: computing

They’re in the works at Micron and Western Digital, but they won’t be cheap. WD’s card arrives in April for $449.99; Micron has not yet announced pricing.

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Apr 20, 2019

Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption

Posted by in categories: energy, physics

Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental laws of physics.

If you put a teapot of boiling water on the kitchen table, it will gradually cool down. However, its is not expected to fall below that of the table. It is precisely this everyday experience that illustrates one of the fundamental laws of physics—the second law of thermodynamics—which states that the entropy of a closed natural system must increase over time. Or, more simply put: Heat can flow by itself only from a warmer to a colder object, and not the other way round.

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