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Sep 15, 2017

AgeMeter Reaches Initial Fundraising Goal

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

We are delighted to announce that the AgeMeter project has reached its initial funding goal and development of the device can now begin thanks to the support of the community. As a result, we will soon have a great aging biomarker system available to the healthcare professional and home enthusiast alike.

We would like to thank Longecity for running a matching fund and for making a big contribution to the project by purchasing an AgeMeter for their affiliate labs program. This means that their affiliated researchers will have access to an AgeMeter for their aging research in the near future and is another great example of how we as a community are helping support scientists working on the front lines.

So far two Longecity affiliates have already expressed an interest in using the AgeMeter:

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Sep 15, 2017

A nuclear fusion reactor has been successfully tested in the UK

Posted by in category: nuclear energy

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Sep 15, 2017

SanDisk Breaks Storage Record With 400GB microSD Card

Posted by in category: futurism

A new microSD card delivers far more storage than previously available, with support for full HD videos and photos.

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Sep 15, 2017

This incredible pen will digitize all your notes and drawings straight onto your phone

Posted by in category: mobile phones

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Sep 15, 2017

3D-Printed Wind Turbine Blades Could Bring ‘Sci-Fi’ Level of Performance

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, energy, sustainability

(3Ders.org) The rapid advance of 3D printing technology means that hybrid-material wind turbine blades complete with metal mesh inserts are no longer the stuff of imagination. These energy savers with “sci-fi-level” performance could become reality in as soon as two years. Philip Totaro of Totaro & Associates, “The greatest challenge for wind turbine blade structural and manufacturing engineers is to implement the idealized performance and noise mitigated designs of aerodynamics engineers,” explains Totaro. “Limitations of previous generations of manufacturing technology and the reliance on lower cost materials have limited the type of spar/shear web structures which could be utilized.” But 3D printing could be about to change all that, Totaro says.

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Sep 15, 2017

Facebook Has Developed AI That Can React Naturally to Human Expression

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The Facebook AI lab has developed an animated bot that learned to respond naturally to human facial movements during conversation, so much so that volunteers rated its reactions as natural as a human’s.

Most of us are able to intuitively understand human facial expressions: in conversation, millions of tiny muscle movements change our eyes, mouth, head position and more to signal to our fellow humans what we’re thinking. These unconscious movements are what make us human, but they also make it exceptionally difficult for robots to imitate us — and make those that try seem creepy, as they enter the “uncanny valley.”

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Sep 15, 2017

HowStuffWorks: There’s nothing quite like cruising down the freeway, blasting your favorite tunes at top volume

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

But once your car starts to get older, the speakers start to fade. Worse yet, they might buzz against a loose panel in your door, causing a distinctly un-rocking rattle every time the bass comes in. But a new design from Continental actually uses those vibrating door panels to great effect, and could simultaneously make car speakers obsolete and cut down on the weight of our cars in the very near future.

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Sep 15, 2017

Fat cells converted into stem cells can repair any damaged tissues

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Sep 15, 2017

Scientists Grafted Eyes Onto a Blind Organism’s Back, and It Could See

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Scientists at Tufts University were able to graft eyes to the tails of blind Xenopus, giving the tadpoles the ability to detect colors, focus on objects, and consistently follow patterns.

In a breakthrough for regenerative medicine, researchers have developed working eyes attached to the tails of blind Xenopus tadpoles. The tadpoles were able to process visual information from their environment upon the augmentation, helping scientist understand the process of promoting innervation (a part of the body’s nerve supply) in regenerative medicine.

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Sep 15, 2017

Beautiful pair of white, ghostlike giraffes were found in the wild

Posted by in category: futurism

These white giraffes look like magical creatures.

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