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Feb 9, 2018

Observatory Spots Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Zooming Through Space (Video)

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

The Tesla Roadster and its mannequin driver that launched into space aboard SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (Feb. 6), has been spotted by a telescope on the ground.

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Feb 9, 2018

Dentists May Soon Regenerate Teeth Using GSK3 Antagonists

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

What if I told you that we could regenerate our teeth? Well, that may soon be a possibility thanks to new research showing that teeth can be encouraged to regrow. Rather than drilling holes into teeth and plugging them with artificial fillers, dentists in the near future may be able to rebuild your teeth with a new technique.

Stimulating stem cells

Professor Paul Sharpe, a scientist based at King’s College in London, and his team have found a way to do just this in mice. They published a study last year that described this new approach[1].

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Feb 9, 2018

Major Psychiatric Disorders Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds

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

Major psychiatric disorders like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar appear to have more in common than we thought they did. A new study finds that they have important similarities at a molecular level.

And understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar is hopeful, because it could help in developing better treatments for them.

These psychiatric disorders are diagnosed by how a patient behaves. There are no clear signs on a brain “that you can see with your eyes or most microscopic techniques,” says Dan Geschwind, a professor of neurogenetics at UCLA. His team’s findings were published in Science this week.

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Feb 9, 2018

First human eggs grown in laboratory

Posted by in category: futurism

The feat could lead to new ways of preserving women’s fertility.

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Feb 9, 2018

NASA breaks a record with New Horizons photos—never has a camera been so far from Earth

Posted by in category: electronics

The photos broke the record of the famous 1990 photo of the “Pale Blue Dot.”

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Feb 9, 2018

3D printable tools to study astronaut health

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, life extension, space

If humans are destined for deep space, they need to understand the space environment changes health, including aging and antibiotic resistance.

A new NASA project could help. It aims to develop technology used to study “omics”—fields of microbiology that are important to human health. Omics includes research into genomes, microbiomes and proteomes.

The Omics in Space project is being led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The project was recently funded by NASA’s Translational Research Institute for Space Health four years of study. Over that time, NASA hopes to develop 3D printable designs for instruments on the International Space Station (ISS), that can handle liquids like blood samples without spilling in microgravity. These tools could enable astronauts to analyze biological samples without sending them back to Earth.

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Feb 9, 2018

New Device Could Drive MicroLED Displays, Li-Fi

Posted by in category: futurism

The gallium-nitride HEMT-LED lets voltage control light, replacing typical LED support circuitry.

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Feb 9, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Reader’s Digest — Signs Your Body Is Aging Faster Than You Are

Posted by in categories: aging, biological, biotech/medical, business, chemistry, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, innovation

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/signs-body-is-aging-faster-than-you/

Feb 9, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Transform U! Show — Ira S. Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, business, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, neuroscience, transhumanism

Feb 9, 2018

Putin calls to create powerful international research centers in Russia

Posted by in categories: economics, education

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for expanding scientific cooperation with other countries and establishing powerful international research centers in Russia.

“Of course, we were actively involved in preparations to set up these [international scientific] centers. We are currently working there, and working successfully,” he said at a meeting of the Council for Science and Education. “However, we need to establish such centers of our own.”


The president recalled the proposal to establish one of such centers in Novosibirsk. “I believe that’s the right idea,” he stressed. “We will be sure to think about this and implement this project.”

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