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Sep 7, 2018

Optical fibre made in orbit should be better than the terrestrial sort

Posted by in category: futurism

It will have fewer flaws and longer lengths.

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Sep 7, 2018

NASA’S STUNNING BREAKTHROUGH: Its First Warp Drive…Is a TRUE Mindblower!

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

A few months ago, physicist Harold White shocked the very wide range of aeronautics industry when he announced that his team at NASA was in the process of developing a faster-than-light warp drive. His design could one day transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks.

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Sep 7, 2018

From Within Your Own Failing Shell

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

What does it feel like when you know your doctor can’t really help you?


Some time ago, I noticed a stock photo of an old lady seeing her geriatrician, who was a much younger woman. Nothing special was happening in the picture, which showed just two people talking; however, it made me wonder what it must feel like to be an elderly person consulting a geriatrician.

One initial assumption could be that it isn’t much different than seeing a GP, but that seems unlikely. If you are seeing a GP, the odds are your disease or ailment is not debilitating, let alone life-threatening. Whatever it might be, you went to see your doctor knowing that, most likely, he or she would be able to cure you; especially if you are young, it’s probable that just taking a medicine for some time, or doing physical therapy, will make you better. You know that you will recover, and the discomfort or the suffering you’re going through is destined to go away. You will get back to your life as it used to be, healthy as ever.

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Sep 7, 2018

Happy Weekend

Posted by in category: futurism

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Sep 7, 2018

Dr. George Church and I Discuss the Woolly Mammoth, Human Aging, DNA Data Storage, and Other Amazing Projects Coming Out of His Lab with Advice for People Getting Started

Posted by in categories: alien life, computing, life extension

Lowell interviews the always fascinating Professor George Church in this new podcast series about aging research. Lifespan.io will be appearing on the show soon too so watch this space bigsmile


Harvard & MIT Professor, author of Regenesis, methods for 1st genome sequence (1994) & 10M-fold improvements (NGS, nanopore), genome editing, writing and recording. In this episode, we get to talk about Genghis Khan, Woolly Mammoth, storing data in DNA, advice for people getting started, and more all in under one hour!

George is one of the most interesting and down to earth people you’ll read about (might be from the future or an alien, but cannot confirm). He is always working to make all of our lives better. Anytime you are looking for inspiration, do what I do, and learn about what he and his team are working on. I always feel like I can do anything after reading or listening to the current things he is working on. I hope to one day contribute like he does! As a side note: I am working on something that was inspired from our discussion, so we shall see how that goes. If anyone is inspired after listening to him talk, please email me and let me know. We can start a fan group around George and scientists in general. Scientists are the unsung superheros of our society! Also, scroll down to the bottom to see the breadth of his work. I felt like it should be put here in it’s entirety. Hyperlinked show notes will go up tonight for this episode and the previous ones that are lacking them!

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Sep 7, 2018

Why Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Are A National Security Risk And Also An Opportunity For Progress

Posted by in categories: education, government, security

A career’s worth of intelligence work for the U.S. Government has taught me one key lesson: national security is a lot like playing a game of chess. You have to anticipate your opponent’s every move in order to remain one step ahead.

Disclosing your strategy will be used against you. But if you recognize certain opportunities, you can win the match.

When I headed the government’s highly sensitive Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), I worked with a team to assess whether a particular chess piece — in this case in the form of an unfamiliar aerial technology — was a threat to our side of the chess board.

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Sep 7, 2018

Joe Rogan Experience #1169

Posted by in category: futurism

https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=q2Xik23w9pI&u…ture=share

Musk on Rogan’s show. Full disclosure, I only got 15 minutes in as I am off to work. Enjoy.

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Sep 6, 2018

Study Uncovers the Genes That Extend Human Lifespan

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution

A study published in Molecular Biology Evolution provides new insight into why humans are able to live as long as we do identifying a handful of genes that were so strongly conserved millions of years ago, that they continue to influence our lifespans today…

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Sep 6, 2018

Evolutionary Study Uncovers the Genes That Extend Human Lifespan

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution

A study published in Molecular Biology Evolution provides new insight into why humans are able to live as long as we do identifying a handful of genes that were so strongly conserved millions of years ago, that they continue to influence our lifespans today…

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Sep 6, 2018

New Synthetic Protein May Kill Cancer Cells Without Harming Healthy Tissue

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The new protein combined with a fat molecule could be particularly effective in fighting brain cancer.

Destroy cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.

That’s the goal of cancer treatment.

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