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Brillouin Energy Update on Funding and continued work

Brillouin Energy has been working on low energy nuclear reactions aka cold fusion aka Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) process for many years. Nextbigfuture has covered them for many years. In 2015, Nextbigfuture covered what a 35 page third party …

Rat Head transplant test leading to human head transplant

Researchers from Harbin Medical University in China and controversial neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero built upon earlier head-grafting experiments to figure out how to avoid damage to the brain tissue during the operation, as well as long-term immune rejection. Previously, scientists have …

Mach Effects for In Space Propulsion: Interstellar Mission

NASA is funding Mach effect propulsion in the latest round of advanced concept projects. Nextbigfuture has covered Woodwards Mach effect propulsion in dozens of articles. They propose to study the implementation of an innovative thrust producing technology for use in …

Tsunami prevention with massic deep ocean sound waves

Devastating tsunamis could be halted before hitting the Earth’s shoreline by firing deep-ocean sound waves at the oncoming mass of water, new research has proposed. Dr Usama Kadri, from Cardiff University’s School of Mathematics, believes that lives could ultimately be …

Pan-mTOR inhibitors may be superior to rapamycin for antiaging

Gerosuppression by pan-mTOR inhibitors Rapamycin slows organismal aging and delays age-related diseases, extending lifespan in numerous species. In cells, rapamycin and other rapalogs such as everolimus suppress geroconversion from quiescence to senescence. Rapamycin inhibits some, but not all, activities of …