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Jan 14, 2017

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A synthetic cardiac stem cell (left) mirroring a real cardiac stem cell (right), offering therapeutic benefits without the associated risks (credit: Alice Harvey/NC State University)

Scientists have created the first synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell, offering therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells — but without the risks and limitations, according to researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University in China.

The newly created synthetic stem cells cannot replicate. That means they could reduce some of the risks associated with natural stem-cell therapies — including tumor growth and immune rejection. The synthetic stem calls would also avoid the fragility of natural stem cells, which require careful storage and a multi-step process of typing and characterization before they can be used.

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Jan 13, 2017

Researchers Discover a Pomegranate Compound Could Increase Life Expectancy, Reduce Aging

Posted by in category: life extension

Scientists may be able to unlock the potential of a compound found in a common fruit, whose interaction with a certain gut bacteria helps ward off aging.

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Jan 13, 2017

This Material Could Reveal the Link Between Classical Physics and the Quantum Realm

Posted by in categories: energy, quantum physics

https://youtube.com/watch?v=8BhG9ir4-4E

In Brief

  • Scientists are a little bit closer to unlocking the mystery of how the rules of the quantum realm translate to the rules of the classical physics of the observable world.
  • Experts predict that the materials used in this research, topological insulators, will play a key role in furthering this development.

It’s no surprise that quantum physics can be disorienting to the casual observer; after all, it does follow its own set of rules quite different from those of classical physics which rule over our everyday experience. In the quantum realm, things can and cannot be at the same time (to a certain extent) or are continually moving without spending energy. These don’t apply to the physics of macro-level matter.

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Jan 13, 2017

Driverless electric shuttle being tested in downtown Vegas

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985.

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Jan 13, 2017

Invasion Of The Mini Drones!

Posted by in category: drones

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Jan 13, 2017

We Have Overcome the Plant-Animal Communication Barrier, MIT Professor Claims

Posted by in category: futurism

You wouldn’t know it, but plants are constantly taking in information.

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Jan 13, 2017

Squid Tooth Biomaterials Could Make You Stronger

Posted by in category: futurism

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Jan 13, 2017

This Wrist Band Could Replace Your Birth Control Pill

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Jan 13, 2017

Taiwan’s smog-eating twisting tower will feature luxury apartments — take a look inside

Posted by in categories: environmental, habitats, sustainability

I usually don’t post things from business insider since it is broadcasted everywhere already. However, I saw this and we way too cool not to share.


The Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower will include 23,000 trees and shrubs to eat CO2 — nearly the same amount found in Central Park.

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Jan 13, 2017

D-Wave Just Open-Sourced Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

This is amazing.


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