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Oct 2, 2017

Inktober2017: Creating Unique Artwork to Support Research

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, media & arts, transhumanism

A great initiative by Laura Katrin Weston one of our amazing volunteers. She is supporting research fundraising using the wonderful artwork she produces at Black Cat Studios.

Black Cat Studios is a small private recording, music production and art studio in Leicestershire, UK, providing a range of services for musicians, broadcasters, and game developers. It is really great to see the community starting to use their talents and passions outside of longevity to help support research. All proceeds will go to Lifespan.io and we will use them to support cutting-edge medical research projects such as MouseAge.

Laura will be producing artwork based on 31 themes all with a longevity or transhumanist flavor to them based on this list:

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Oct 2, 2017

Meet the Extensionists: People Who Believe Immortality Is Possible

Posted by in categories: biological, genetics, life extension, neuroscience

Leading women’s magazine Marie Claire has a feature story on life extension out this month (approx 1.5 million circulation):


Forget about life after death. More and more, women around the country are seeking another kind of miracle: not dying at all.

What if you could hit the pause button on aging? Live to 120 without feeling a day over 80? More radical still, what if you could cheat death? Would you do it?

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Oct 2, 2017

MouseAge Longevity Month Updates — Extension, Matching Funds and More!

Posted by in category: life extension

To coincide with our initiatives for Longevity Month, we are happy to announce some exciting updates for the MouseAge campaign to create a visual biomarker for mouse aging and speed the pace of longevity-focused mouse trials.

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Oct 2, 2017

We are celebrating Longevity Month and what better way to do so than to share each other’s stories about why we care about research to end the diseases of aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

This year we want to continue this tradition by doing something special, making a video to showcase you, our community, as it is only with your outstanding help that we have been able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time.

To learn more visit our website today: https://www.leafscience.org/longevity-month-2017-tell-us-your-story/

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Oct 2, 2017

Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?

Posted by in category: futurism

“Facebook has grown so big, and become so totalizing, that we can’t really grasp it all at once. Like a four-dimensional object, we catch slices of it when it passes through the three-dimensional world we recognize. In one context, it looks and acts like a television broadcaster, but in this other context, an NGO.”

- “Not even Zuckerberg himself seemed prepared for the role Facebook has played in global politics this past year.”

- “In which case, how can we be assured that Facebook is really safeguarding democracy for us and that it’s not us who need to be safeguarding democracy against Facebook?”

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Oct 2, 2017

The New Monopolists

Posted by in category: innovation

While innovations in information technology have transformed how people live, work, and connect, the IT industry’s growth pattern has contributed to a widening gap between rich and poor. Addressing it will require new taxation schemes and modernization of antitrust legislation.

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Oct 2, 2017

The ability to create designer babies is here thanks to the gene therapy called CRISPR via Nameless.tv

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics

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Oct 2, 2017

Color-changing tattoos monitor blood glucose at a glance

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, privacy, wearables

Tattoos are fast becoming more than just a means of self-expression: soon they could be used for more practical applications, like tracking blood alcohol levels or turning the skin into a touchscreen. Now, a team from Harvard and MIT has developed a smart ink that could make for tattoos that monitor biometrics like glucose levels, and change color as a result.

Currently, bodily biomarkers can be monitored through a wardrobe-load of wearables, but they usually need batteries for power and wireless communication systems to transmit data. Using biosensitive inks (bio-inks), the Harvard and MIT design is self-contained, and since it works on simple chemical reactions it doesn’t require power for any data processing or transmission.

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Oct 2, 2017

Rio Tinto Steams Ahead With First Driverless Ore Train

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Trains autonomously hauling iron ore across Australia’s arid Pilbara region were meant to transform the mining industry, but the technology proved trickier than expected. Now, Rio Tinto says it has completed a driverless pilot run, operated by people hundreds of miles away.

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Oct 1, 2017

How Mozart Might Have Played Metallica, According to Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

This system applies subtle stylistic techniques gleaned from a musician’s work to samples of another artist, suggesting how one musician would likely have played another’s music.

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