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Gene therapy against human aging successful

April 27th, 2016 at 7:00 am » Comments Off

Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, has undergone a gene therapy, created by her own company that has reversed 20 years of telomere shortening. This makes Parrish the first human to be successfully rejuvenated by gene therapy. Telomere score is calculated according to telomere length of white blood cells (T-lymphocytes). This result is based on […]



Robot Snakes are making underwater maintenance a whole lot easier

April 26th, 2016 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

The new Eelume robot is a self propelled aquatic mechanical snake. The Eelume is designed to do subsea repair and inspection work that is difficult or impossible for humans to do. This robot is perfect for the task because it emulates something that actually lives under the sea.



The need for Lithium has greatly increased with the release of the Tesla Model 3

April 24th, 2016 at 7:23 am » Comments Off

Lithium, the gasoline for Tesla Model 3 electric car, is causing a feeding frenzy that has only just begun. Unveiled on March 31st the car has already received 325,000 orders. Even the market know that this is more than just another electric vehicle, with its record breaking sales in its week one launch. Lithium will […]



Dubai’s New Underwater Rooms are also Sanctuaries for Seahorses

April 22nd, 2016 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

Underwater apartments are the most spectacular thing to come out of Dubai so far this year. Dubai has become well-known for their grand architecture and grandiose, and for good reason. The floating Seahorse, a luxury floating villa, that is partially underwater, costs about 1.8 million dollars and is the latest in ambitious projects to come […]



Transparent wood is the new glass

April 22nd, 2016 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

Wood, an inexpensive and renewable resource, has many applications. Including building materials for high rises, bicycles, and foam insulation. Recently researchers developed transparent wood for potential use in windows, and solar cells, providing a cheaper alternative to silica-based glass. Led by Prof. Lars Berglund at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, researchers chemically remove lignin from natural […]



Carbyne: The strongest material in the world that’s tougher than graphene

April 20th, 2016 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

A new material, stronger than graphene, called carbyne has been created, thanks to a new production technique. A team from the University of Vienna has created carbyne for the first time in s stable form. The tensile properties of the super strong material are 40 times that of diamond and double that of graphene.



Using Games to Further Quantum Computing

April 19th, 2016 at 1:57 pm » Comments Off

There is a battle raging between human and machine. Even though machine consciousness is still a long way away, computed algorithms are making choices that once needed human input. Recently Google’s AlphaGo algorithm beat a professional player in the game Go. An achievement that demonstrates the speed and development of machine capabilities. However, there is […]



Complementary AI-human hybrid intelligence

April 19th, 2016 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

As AI becomes smarter, many are calling for caution, in case science fiction was right about robots destroying their masters. Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking have all called for caution in the development of intelligent systems. When computers can make critical decisions for themselves there is reason to be worried, especially if the […]



Facebook’s Plan For Virtual Reality Is A Killer App for Social VR

April 17th, 2016 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls […]



Skyfarms, Wind-powered, vertical structures, are the future of agriculture

April 15th, 2016 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

The future of farming is coming to the big city. Skyfarm, a hyperboloid tower that combines different farming techniques, from aquaponics to traditional soil based methods, in a bamboo structure that generates wind energy, won an award at the 2014 World Architecture Festival’s Future Projects Experimental category. The design was praised by the jury as a “thorough, […]



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