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Jun 16, 2016

Learning: we’re doing it wrong

Posted by in category: education

The old-style educational system gives you an ‘A’ and demotes you when you do something wrong. The gaming world gives you a 0 and rewards you when you do something right.

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Jun 16, 2016

The Anti-Aging Pill

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Facing a long wait for evidence, a longevity researcher takes an unusual path to market.

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Jun 16, 2016

Chinese Surgeon Planning the World’s First Full Head Transplant

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A Chinese surgeon has announced that he will conduct the world’s first transplant of an entire human head within the next year, much to the dismay of medical leaders across the globe.

Thomas Manning, Implant Patient

© AP photo/ sam riley, mass general hospital via AP.

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Jun 16, 2016

MMTP — Major Mouse Testing Program — Interview with David Gems

Posted by in categories: health, life extension

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We are testing a combination of compounds which clear out dysfunctional cells in the body, called Senolytics, to see if we can extend maximum lifespan and healthspan in mice. Please subscribe, share, and fund our campaign today!

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Jun 16, 2016

Scientists Say They’ve Unearthed A Completely New Kind Of Meteorite

Posted by in category: futurism

Scientists say that in a Swedish quarry, they’ve uncovered a meteorite unlike any other documented on the planet.

Its chemical makeup is unique among the 50,000 meteorites known on Earth, as Birger Schmitz of Sweden’s Lund University tells The Two-Way. “This does not resemble anything … even if we look at the big types that exist today and look at the broad ranges, this one falls completely outside of everything,” he says.

The black holes were 14 and 8 times the mass of the sun. As they spiraled together, they sent out gravitational waves.

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Jun 16, 2016

Interesting Robotics/AI Animation 4

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Now, that’s a robot!

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Jun 16, 2016

Secrets of the Creative Brain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

I often never am amazed when I see people who are both geniuses and gifted not follow society’s view on how they should look, present themselves, or speak, etc. I found this article a bit funny and some comments very short sighted. A real gifted and genius knows to never prejudge things ever because they themselves are already going against society’s label.

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.

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Jun 16, 2016

Aggressive, sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines with high efficiency

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, transportation

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility are helping to develop sparkplug-free engines that will help meet ambitious automotive fuel economy targets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

They are working on low-temperature gasoline combustion (LTGC) operating strategies for affordable, high-efficiency engines that will meet stringent air-quality standards.

Sandia researchers Isaac Ekoto and Benjamin Wolk said the goal of the LTGC project is an engine in which chemically controlled ignition initiates the combustion of dilute charge mixtures.

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Jun 16, 2016

Rolls Royce of the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars introduces the car of the future.

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Jun 16, 2016

Media Reports: Xinjiang Residents Must Present DNA To Obtain Passports

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, policy, privacy, terrorism

Biometrics using DNA along with other recognition technology brings additional identity protection; however, is it just me or are others understanding the risk with our DNA and other bio info being online given the existing weak infrastructure and under pinning technology. Without a QC secured internet and infrastructure; I would hesitate having my bio/ DNA information online for hackers and terrorists.

Once your identity with the DNA is online; it will be extremely hard to do a reset button on your identity because things like an id number such as a US Social Security number, etc. can be changed; but DNA identity is not that achievable even with CRISPR.

The official Yili Daily reported that from the first of June, residents of the Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in China’s far northwest must present the police with DNA samples, fingerprints, voice prints and a “three-dimensional image” when applying for travel documents.

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