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Jun 12, 2019

Scientists solve the mystery of hardening arteries, and find solution in a common drug

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A landmark study, led by a team of scientists from King’s College London and the University of Cambridge, has described the mechanism responsible for the hardening of arteries. The research also points to a common antibiotic as a potential new treatment to prevent this condition.

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Jun 12, 2019

Ebola makes much-feared jump into Uganda

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Boy from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who crossed border with family has a confirmed infection.

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Jun 12, 2019

Uber Air announces first international city to trial flying taxis

Posted by in category: transportation

Dallas, Los Angeles, and now an Australian city.

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Jun 12, 2019

Lyft has completed 55,000 self-driving rides in Las Vegas

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Lyft and Aptiv completed 55,000 self-driving vehicle rides in their first year.

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Jun 12, 2019

Telescope designed to study mysterious dark energy keeps Russia’s space science hopes alive

Posted by in categories: cosmology, evolution, science

Russia’s beleaguered space science program is hoping for a rare triumph this month. Spektr-RG, an x-ray satellite to be launched on 21 June from Kazakhstan, aims to map all of the estimated 100,000 galaxy clusters that can be seen across the universe. Containing as many as 1000 galaxies and the mass of 1 million billion suns, the clusters are the largest structures bound by gravity in the universe. Surveying them should shed light on the evolution of the universe and the nature of the dark energy that is accelerating its expansion.


Spektr-RG x-ray mission will be nation’s only space observatory.

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Jun 11, 2019

The World Is a Mess. We Need Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food, space

Asteroid mining. Gene editing. Synthetic meat. We could provide for the needs of everyone, in style. It just takes some imagination.

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Jun 11, 2019

Technology Platform

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biological, bioprinting, cyborgs

Kyle Reese: The Terminator’s an infiltration unit, part man, part machine. Underneath, it’s a hyperalloy combat chassis — micro processor-controlled, fully armored. Very tough. But outside, it’s living human tissue — flesh, skin, hair, blood, grown for the cyborgs…


3D bioprinting is the automated fabrication of multicellular tissue via spatially defined deposition of cells. The ability to spatially control deposition in the x, y and z axes allows for creation of tissue-specific patterns or compartments, with in vivo-like architecture that mimics key aspects of native biology.

3D bioprinted tissues exhibit a microenvironment more suited to in vivo-like cellular function in comparison to traditional 2D monoculture (or monolayer co-cultures), as well as maintenance of a more defined architecture than is observed in self-aggregated co-culture models.

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Jun 11, 2019

Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar, of Mass General and Harvard Medical School, started studying meditation by accident. She sustained running injuries training for the Boston Marathon, and her physical therapist told her to stretch. So Lazar took up yoga.

“The yoga teacher made all sorts of claims, that yoga would increase your compassion and open your heart,” said Lazar. “And I’d think, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m here to stretch.’ But I started noticing that I was calmer. I was better able to handle more difficult situations. I was more compassionate and open hearted, and able to see things from others’ points of view.”

Eventually, she looked up the scientific literature on mindfulness meditation (a category into which yoga can fall). She found the ever-increasing body of evidence that shows that meditation decreases stress, depression, and anxiety, reduces pain and insomnia, and increases quality of life.

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Jun 11, 2019

All fields of the standard model and gravity are unified as an E8 principal bundle connection

Posted by in category: particle physics

A non-compact real form of the E8 Lie algebra has G2 and F4 subalgebras which break down to strong su, electroweak su x u, gravitational so(3,1), the frame-Higgs, and three generations of fermions related by triality. The interactions and dynamics of these 1-form and Grassmann valued parts of an E8 superconnection are described by the curvature and action over a four dimensional base manifold.

https://www.researchgate.net/…/2217412_An_Exceptionally_Sim…

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Jun 11, 2019

Scientists Reverse The Age of White Blood Cells In A Female Human Being – They’re Now 20 Years Younger

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

Elizabeth Parris, the CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, has become the very first human being to successfully, from a biological standpoint, reverse the age of her white blood cells, thanks to her own company’s experimental therapies. Bioviva utilizes intramural and extramural peer-reviewed research to create therapies for age-related diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart-disease), and now, they have reversed 20 years of ‘telomere shortening’ in a human for the first time.

Telomeres are short segments of DNA that cap the ends of every chromosome and act as a protective feature against wear and tear, which occurs naturally as the human body ages. As we age, these telomeres become shorter and shorter as our cells continue to divide more and more. Eventually they become too short to protect the chromosome, which is what causes our cells to malfunction and age related diseases to start setting in.

In September of last year, the 44 year old volunteered to partake in two of her own company’s experimental gene therapies; one intended to battle stem cell depletion, which happens when we age and leads to various age related diseases, and the other intended to protect against loss of muscle mass with age.

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