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Dec 16, 2016

Is it Possible to Defeat Death? SENS Research Over 9000!

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

Dr. Aubrey de Grey on the case again in this amusing video.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey in a new video where people ask questions via Twitter. It is a bit tongue in cheek and sorry about the title but hopefully you will enjoy it,

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Dec 16, 2016

Cellular reprogramming reverses signs of aging

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

An interesting but predictably hyped research study currently doing the rounds. Epigentic changes are one of the Hallmarks of Aging and this study reinforces their importance despite the usual media hype.

Graying hair, crow’s feet, an injury that’s taking longer to heal than when we were 20—faced with the unmistakable signs of aging, most of us have had a least one fantasy of turning back time. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have found that intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age.

This approach, which not only prompted in a dish to look and behave young again, also resulted in the rejuvenation of with a , countering signs of aging and increasing the animals’ lifespan by 30 percent. The early-stage work provides insight both into the cellular drivers of aging and possible therapeutic approaches for improving human health and longevity.

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Dec 16, 2016

The United Kingdom Has Approved a ‘3-Parent’ Fertility Procedure

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, transhumanism

In September, a doctor named John Zhang announced that a baby, created via a complicated fertility treatment involving DNA contributions from three people, was successfully delivered the previous April. Now the U.K. has opened the way for more attempts at creating babies with three parents.

The fertility treatment involves sperm, an egg from the prospective mother, and an egg from a donor and has been used to help women who have mitochondrial issues with their eggs, replacing the nucleus DNA of those eggs with that of donor, either before or after fertilization. The embryo then carries the donor’s mitochondrial DNA, which amounts to less than 1% of the resulting child’s genes. CBS News reports that on Thursday, Britain’s fertility regulator, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, approved the technique.

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Dec 15, 2016

The Military Wants To Control Killer Drone Swarms With Video Games

Posted by in categories: drones, entertainment, military

New DARPA project aims to build a universal remote for hundreds of tiny drones.


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Dec 15, 2016

Scientists Evidence: Negativity Literally Makes Cancer Grow Inside the Body

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

We already know that excessive amounts of stress long term can cause certain individuals with certain predisposition cancer genetic mutations can cause cancer such as breast cancer. So, not surprise to see this.

In some situations, people who got hurt, replay the disturbing moment in their heads for many times and for many days. Every repetition you make usually causes more intense feelings making the situation worse.

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Dec 15, 2016

Mutations Linked to Early-Onset Colon Cancer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Mutation tied to Colon Cancer has been identified.

A third of mutations not covered by testing guidance.

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Dec 15, 2016

It’s now illegal in the US to punish customers for posting bad web reviews

Posted by in category: law

Consumer rights law forbids retaliation for poor scores.

Woman thumbs down, image via Shutterstock

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Dec 15, 2016

Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, singularity

The future is here… or is it?

With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI (artificial intelligence), it’s no wonder that we believe that the future — which is full of robots and drones and self-driven vehicles, as well as diminishing human control over these machines — is right on our doorstep.

But are we really approaching the singularity as fast as we think we are?

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Dec 15, 2016

3D Printed Circuit Boards: First PCB 3D Printers Available Soon

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, electronics

For makers, 3D printed circuit boards are no longer a mere dream. 3D printers. which can do DIY PCB printing, will become commercially available soon.

The making of DIY circuit boards is a complex task. First, you’ll have to plan the PCB, make a 2D print of the layout, cut a copper plate, transfer the PCB layout to the copper plate, iron the circuit, go through the process of etching, cleaning, disposing… and after some hours of manual labor, you should be ready.

There must be a way to do this more efficiently, right? Wouldn’t a 3D printer be perfect for that job? Fortunately, the first PCB 3D printers will become available soon. Currently, these machines are able to 3D print electronics.

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Dec 15, 2016

4D bioprinting: adding dynamic actuation

Posted by in categories: 4D printing, bioprinting

Improving Synbio through 4D.

A topical review in Biofabrication examines the potential of 4D bioprinting for creating biostructures with controllable motion.

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