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Aug 20, 2018

Stunning NASA Image Lets You Watch the Sun Explode in Real Time

Posted by in category: space

The surface of the sun is a roiling tangle of magnetism, heat and light, stunning new images reveal.

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Aug 20, 2018

Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Last year, physicists at MIT, the University of Vienna, and elsewhere provided strong support for quantum entanglement, the seemingly far-out idea that two particles, no matter how distant from each other in space and time, can be inextricably linked, in a way that defies the rules of classical physics.

Take, for instance, two particles sitting on opposite edges of the universe. If they are truly entangled, then according to the theory of quantum mechanics their physical properties should be related in such a way that any measurement made on one particle should instantly convey information about any future measurement outcome of the other particle—correlations that Einstein skeptically saw as “spooky action at a distance.”

In the 1960s, the physicist John Bell calculated a theoretical limit beyond which such correlations must have a quantum, rather than a classical, explanation.

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Aug 20, 2018

Stem cell-loaded hydrogel boosts healing process of aging muscles

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that as we get older, our cells gradually lose the ability to heal themselves. Thankfully, at least one aspect of that might be treatable in the near future, if new work from Georgia Tech pans out. Researchers have developed a hydrogel that holds muscle stem cells, and by injecting this near the site of a muscle injury they can get to work repairing it. The team says the technique could be effective at treating injuries in the elderly and people with muscular dystrophy.

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Aug 20, 2018

385 Feet of Crazy: The Most Audacious Flying Machine Ever

Posted by in category: transportation

Alt-aviation wizard Burt Rutan set out to design a plane that could haul rockets to the edge of space. Then he persuaded Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen to build a dual-fuselage beast with a wingspan longer than a football field.

Author: Steven Levy BY

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Aug 20, 2018

Stratolaunch has confirmed what most people have long speculated: it’s developing its own launch vehicles for its air-launch system

Posted by in category: space travel

Stratolaunch has confirmed what most people have long speculated: it’s developing its own launch vehicles for its air-launch system, including a reusable space plane that could eventually carry people.

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Aug 20, 2018

Strange Lakes Are Speeding Up Arctic Permafrost Melt, And That’s Really Bad News

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, sustainability

The Arctic permafrost really should stay frozen. In many places it’s been frozen for tens of thousands of years, locking away greenhouse gasses and ancient diseases.

Unfortunately, our planet’s changing climate is denting permafrosts around the world. And now NASA-funded research has confirmed that the expected gradual thawing of the Arctic permafrost is being dramatically sped up by a natural phenomenon known as thermokarst lakes.

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Aug 20, 2018

6 Flying Cars That You Might Actually be Able to Own (And Fly) in Your Lifetime

Posted by in category: transportation

Just like the way that cellphones used to be only for the rich, soon the idea of taking a personal flying machine to work is going to be a part of everyday life. Don’t believe us? Here are six examples of personal flying cars and even a personal jetsuit that will help us commute.

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Aug 20, 2018

Kelsey Moody — Antibody Mimetic for Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, engineering, life extension

Today, we would like to share with you the talk given by Kelsey Moody, CEO of Biotech Company Ichor, at the recent Ending Age-Related Diseases: Investment Prospects & Advances in Research conference in New York City. In this talk, Kelsey discusses Ichor’s protein engineering platform, how Ichor has used it, and Ichor’s plans for using it to discover new classes of drugs for age-related diseases.

Kelsey is a process-oriented biotechnology executive who has specialized in the study of aging and aging mechanisms for over a decade. Since 2013, he has successfully built Ichor Therapeutics from a living room start-up into a premier, vertically integrated contract research organization that focuses on preclinical research services for aging pathways. Proceeds from this work are used to self-fund R&D initiatives that constitute Ichor’s portfolio companies in enzyme therapy (Lysoclear, Inc.), small molecule drug discovery (Antoxerene, Inc.), and protein engineering (RecombiPure, Inc.) Kelsey has received graduate-level training in medicine, business, and laboratory research.

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Aug 20, 2018

Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy

Posted by in categories: energy, government, sustainability

Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.

Named Reppie, the facility is the first of its kind in Africa, according to the government and the British company Cambridge Industries behind the project, and will turn 1,400 tons of per day into .

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome said at the ceremony that the country “has been investing extensively in , geothermal, wind energy and now biomass to boost the manufacturing sector with a supply of clean, renewable energy.”

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Aug 20, 2018

O tempo passa muito rápido

Posted by in category: futurism

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Valorize as pessoas pelo que elas sao.

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