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Dec 18, 2018

Perfect cervical cancer screening results hint at the shadowy role of epigenetics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer for women yet the leading cause of cancer-related death in developing countries, an unfortunate statistic that highlights the importance of access to screening. Through a comprehensive trial involving thousands of subjects, a newly designed test has been found to greatly outperform current screening methods in terms of both cost and accuracy, while also shedding new light on the mechanics at play.

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Dec 18, 2018

World Population Might Go to 40 Billion by 2150 But We Can Already Feed All Those People

Posted by in category: futurism

Well that’s good news.


I see several parts to the problem where many people believe the doomer overpopulation myths.

The fear story resonates with deep caveman fears of starvation. Any individual person can experience hunger. This reinforces and validates the fear of potential starvation.

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Dec 18, 2018

Understanding 3D Printing Tolerances for Engineering Fits

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, engineering

In Tutorials

Tolerance and fit are essential concepts for any engineer designing mechanical assemblies.

Accounting for tolerances ultimately optimizes both the prototyping and production processes, reducing the material cost of iteration, lowering post-processing time, and mitigating the risk of accidentally broken parts.

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Dec 18, 2018

The technology that could end traffic jams

Posted by in category: transportation

With the number of cars clogging roads around the world expected to double in the coming decades, new ways of responding to crashes, controlling traffic lights and creating diversions will be needed to keep traffic moving.

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Dec 18, 2018

Journal Club December 2018 — Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

The topic for the December Journal Club will be the recently published paper – Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan. This commonly available supplement and a plant-based polyphenol appears to influence the aging process in mice by clearing senescent cells, one of the suggested reasons we age.

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Paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197652/

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Dec 18, 2018

Matter Sucked in by Black Holes May Travel into the Future, Get Spit Back Out

Posted by in categories: cosmology, sustainability

Now that’s what I call a proper recycling facility… 😁🙈 The recycled universe ha 🤓 #recyclingholes


A new theory tries to explain the mysterious phenomena that exists at the center of black holes.

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Dec 18, 2018

One-carbon Metabolic Pathway Implicated In Age-Related Immunosenescence

Posted by in category: life extension

A recent study by Harvard Medical School scientists suggests that defective one-carbon metabolism and cellular respiration might contribute to age-related immunosenescence, the decline of immune function typically observed during aging [1].

Abstract

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Dec 18, 2018

The US Military Is Genetically Modifying Microbes to Detect Enemy Ships

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, genetics, military

🤔🧐🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️


The effort is part of a $45 million program across all the branches of the armed forces to figure out military applications for genetic engineering.

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Dec 18, 2018

When Robots Walked the Earth and People Too

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Amber Lab research’s robot locomotion to develop devices that help people with walking difficulties.

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Dec 18, 2018

NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018 — The Year @ NASA

Posted by in category: space travel

2018 was a huge success! We launched a mission to “touch” the Sun, stuck another nearly flawless #MarsLanding, marked our #NASA60th anniversary of opening our doors for business, welcomed NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and began #Apollo50 celebrations! That’s just some of what happened This Year @ NASA — there’s even more at http://www.nasa.gov/2018.