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Sep 5, 2018

Volvo’s 360c concept car is a fully autonomous bedroom on wheels

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The Volvo 360c fully autonomous, all-electric concept car is a conversation starter. It envisions the replacement of short-haul flights with luxuriously comfortable car travel, while also proposing ideas for a more efficient work commute.

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Sep 5, 2018

Robots on the Rise: 5 Examples of Innovations in Industrial Robotics

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

From picking fruit to driving architectural progress, innovations in industrial robotics could launch a new machine age—one that could help humanity solve some of its biggest challenges.

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Sep 5, 2018

Asteroid miners could use Earth’s atmosphere to catch space rocks

Posted by in category: space

Aerobraking could slow near-Earth asteroids enough for humans to exploit their resources.

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Sep 5, 2018

Analog Astronauts Wanted 🚀 Photo

Posted by in category: space

To complete our international analog astronaut corps we are seeking for six volunteers between 25 and 45 years.

🖋️ http://classof2019.oewf.org

#classof2019 #WednesdayMotivation

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Sep 5, 2018

Building Quantum Computers With Photons

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Silicon Chip Creates Two-Qubit Processor.

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Sep 5, 2018

An Interview With David Gobel

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

An interview with Methuselah Foundation’s founder David Gobel.


David Gobel is an inventor, philanthropist, futurist, and passionate rejuvenation advocate and supporter; he’s known for co-founding Methuselah Foundation with Dr. Aubrey de Grey and for proposing the intriguing concept of “longevity escape velocity”, but his achievements and successes extend far beyond that. David has kindly granted LEAF a most interesting and detailed interview.

If you’re not familiar with the Methuselah Foundation, it is possibly the oldest organization active in the field of rejuvenation advocacy and support; it also works as an incubator for startups working in rejuvenation research and has helped kickstart many of the projects we talk so much about on our website. If you like, you can find more information on Methuselah Foundation in our older article.

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Sep 5, 2018

Globally, 1.4 billion adults at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity

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

More than a quarter (1.4 billion) of the world’s adult population were insufficiently active in 2016, putting them at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers, according to the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time. The study was undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in The Lancet Global Health journal.

Together, these estimates demonstrate that there has been little progress in improving levels between 2001 and 2016. The data show that if current trends continue, the 2025 global activity target of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity will not be met.

“Unlike other major global health risks, levels of insufficient physical activity are not falling worldwide, on average, and over a quarter of all adults are not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity for good health,” warns the study’s lead author, Dr. Regina Guthold of the WHO, Switzerland.

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Sep 5, 2018

Can sustainable development co-exist with current economic growth?

Posted by in categories: economics, mathematics, sustainability

New research confronts the elephant in the room—the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability—and reveals the vast incompatibility of current models of economic development with environmental sustainability.

Using data collected from across the globe, national economies and natural resource use were closely examined by an international team of scientists using a mathematical model.

The results suggest that as long as our economic system retains its current structure, and if continues, both high- and low-income countries will fail to achieve environmental sustainability.

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Sep 5, 2018

NAD+ Repletion Shows Potential Against Aging

Posted by in category: life extension

Science is advancing rapidly, and the field of aging research is no exception. Our understanding of aging has grown a great deal in the last decade, and we are now reaching the point at which the first therapies that target aging are starting to arrive. Unlike the snake oil of previous years, some of these might actually work; today, we are going to have a look at NAD+ repletion, one such promising therapy.

In the near term, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is showing potential for addressing some of the aging processes. NAD+ levels decline significantly during aging in both humans and animals, and studies on old mice have shown that restoring NAD+ levels causes them to look and act like younger mice while increasing their lifespan.

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Sep 5, 2018

Researchers outline game-theory approach to better understand genetics

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

Principles of game theory offer new ways of understanding genetic behavior, a pair of researchers has concluded in a new analysis appearing in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Its work opens the possibility of comprehending biological processes, and specifically biochemistry, through a new scientific lens.

The exploration considers signaling , which involves sender and receiver interactions with both seeking payoffs.

“The view of as players in a signaling game effectively animates genes and bestows simple utilities and strategies—thus, unique personalities—on them,” explains Bhubaneswar “Bud” Mishra, a professor at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, who co-authored the analysis with Steven Massey, an associate professor at the University of Puerto Rico. “In this view, the genome possesses characteristics of a molecular society, complete with deception, imitation, cooperation, and competition—not unlike human society. This adds a grandeur to a traditional view of life and the interactions it is made up of.”

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