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Sep 15, 2017

Keith Comito on the SCIQ on TYT show talking about why policy needs science to make wise and accurate decisions regarding how society is managed

Posted by in categories: policy, science

It is critical that those responsible for running our nations have scientific knowledge in order to make the right decisions instead of making them based on misunderstandings of what the real science is.

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Sep 15, 2017

The application of nanotechnology to cardiovascular nanomedicine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Nanostructured systems have the potential to revolutionize both preventive and therapeutic approaches for treating cardiovascular disease. Given the unique physical and chemical properties of nanostructured systems, nanoscience and nanotechnology have recently demonstrated the potential to overcome many of the limitations of cardiovascular medicine through the development of new pharmaceuticals, imaging reagents and modalities, and biomedical devices. A recent review offers an outline of critical issues and emerging developments in cardiac nanotechnology.

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Sep 15, 2017

Study Investigates Vaccine and Oral Medication to Stop Alzheimer’s Years Before it Begins

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

Summary: Researchers are testing a new vaccine and oral medication that could delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease from developing in those with a genetic predisposition.

Source: Keck Medicine USC.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC launches a study exploring whether two different therapies can prevent a leading cause of death.

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Sep 15, 2017

This man dressed as a car seat in the name of self-driving science

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science, transportation

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Sep 15, 2017

The futuristic Audi car that should worry Tesla—if it ever gets made

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

https://youtube.com/watch?v=A9SlPXvSS9Y

It’s called the Aicon, and it’s sure to turn heads.

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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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