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Aug 23, 2017

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change.

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Aug 23, 2017

New Recipe For Heating Nuclear Fusion Plasma Boosts Ion Energy Output 10 Times

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, particle physics

Extracting useful amounts of energy from the merging of atoms is tricky business, not least thanks to the challenges of controlling squirming clouds of ultra-hot plasma.

Our clean power fusion goals could be a step closer now researchers have tweaked their fusion recipe to add a new ion to the mix. This allows researchers to get a better grip on how high-energy charged particles move not just inside reactors on Earth, but potentially provide insights into how they behave in stars.

A team of researchers at MIT have used data from experiments conducted on a type of fusion reactor called a tokamak to explore how adding a third ion to the more traditional two-ion plasma mix shakes things up.

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Aug 23, 2017

139 Countries Could Move to 100% Clean Energy Under Researchers’ Plan

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

A research group based at Stanford University has drawn a plan for nations to reduce global warming by relying on solar and wind power.

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Aug 23, 2017

Colorado School of Mines plans to launch space mining graduate program

Posted by in categories: economics, education, law, policy, space

You can go to school for space mining.


GOLDEN, Colo. — The Colorado School of Mines plans to launch a new graduate program that could help people inhabit other planets some day.

The school is working to launch the space resources graduate program that will teach students how to explore, extract and use resources not only on Earth but also on the moon, Mars, asteroids and more.

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Aug 23, 2017

What a Driverless World Could Look Like

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, robotics/AI, transportation

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology to design the transit systems of the future. In this forward-thinking talk, preview exciting concepts like modular, detachable buses, flying taxis and networks of suspended magnetic pods that could help make the dream of a dynamic, driverless world into a reality.

“Some people are obsessed by French wines. Others love playing golf or devouring literature. One of my greatest pleasures in life is, I have to admit, a bit special. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy watching cities from the sky, from an airplane window.”

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Aug 23, 2017

Climate change to be a crisis for the 1%?

Posted by in category: futurism

Point discussed at 1:31 in the video: https://youtu.be/VJ_qtKf64Is?t=1m3s

From the conference text at: https://www.academia.edu/34323947/Mont_Order_July_2017_Conference_Text

  • “Climate change not likely to be stopped, likely to result in a crisis. No resources may be left for next generation.“
    • “Crises occurred in the past, and the 1% lost the most. The 99% are likely to survive climate change by struggling through anything (droughts, resource shortages, food shortages, economic crashes etc.) whereas the 1% could lose everything.”
    • “If the elite crack under pressure as Donald Trump does, this supports the above. The future of the 1% during a climate change crisis could be a larger scale version of the insanity that grips people who suffer a financial loss and become homeless after a relatively normal life.”
    • “As above, the Great Depression did not impact average person, but drove stockbrokers and other wealthy people to ruin or suicide.”

Aug 23, 2017

Autophagy and How it Aids Longevity

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Autophagy means “eating of self” (“auto”= self; “phag” = eating)[1]. Although its name might sound harmful, autophagy appears to have longevity-promoting effects[2]. Here, we will explain what autophagy is, how it works, its benefits, and how it plays a role in aging.

What is Autophagy?

Autophagy is the way cells break down misbehaving or nonfunctional organelles and proteins in the cell[1,2]. This means autophagy can consume organelles such as, mitochondria, peroxisomes, and the endoplasmic reticulum[1].

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Aug 23, 2017

Antoxerene closes $1.5M for drug discovery in aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Antoxerene performs pipeline testing for small molecule drugs that target protein-drug and protein-protein interactions. The platform is based on a patent-pending production technology, which enables manufacturing of impossible to express protein targets in biologically active form, at scale.

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Aug 23, 2017

Introducing Rejuvenaction Italia and other news

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The Italian version of Rejuvenaction is up and running! If you know Italian speakers who would like to know about rejuvenation biotechnologies and advocacy, please let them know!


I’m pleased to announce the launch of Rejuvenaction Italia, the Italian version of Rejuvenaction. As you might know, Italian is my native language, and while I have neglected/postponed online advocacy in Italian for over two years now, I realised that, as the topic of rejuvenation starts to reach broader audiences, there’s a necessity to make information available in several languages, for the benefit of those who don’t speak English. Regardless of one’s native language, the questions people have about rejuvenation are always the same: How do you do it? Why? Have you thought of overpopulation? And tyrants living forever? and so on. Thus, Rejuvenaction Italia (henceforth officially nicknamed RJi, and accordingly Rejuvenaction will be simply RJ) is essentially a clone of RJ, except in Italian. The blog won’t be nearly as lively as that here on RJ because, you know, there are only 24 hours in a day. I will translate some of the most substantial posts or important news from RJ to RJi, though, and there will be RJi -specific posts that won’t be worth translating into English.

If you speak Italian and/or know someone who does, it may be worth checking out RJ’s Italian clone and share the news on your social media. I would appreciate that very much. 🙂 There’s a link to RJi at the top of the sidebar.

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Aug 23, 2017

Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What’s Quantum Internet?

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics, space

That’s because so much of the technology is still in its infancy. Physicists still can’t control and manipulate quantum signals very well. Pan’s quantum satellite may have been able to send and receive signals, but it can’t really store quantum information—the best quantum memories can only preserve information for less than an hour. And researchers still don’t know what material makes the best quantum memory.


A Chinese physicist hopes that quantum communications will span multiple countries by 2030. So… what’s it for?

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