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alzheimer'sBill Gates believes Alzheimers research is a turning point and is investing $100 million to accelerate progress

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Bill Gates has personally invested $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund—a private fund working to diversify the clinical pipeline and identify new targets for treatment. Most of the major pharmaceutical companies continue to pursue the amyloid and tau pathways. …

alzheimer'sSuccess against Alzheimers and Dementia in mice

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Scientists from the Technical University of Munich has used a BACE inhibitor drug reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brains of mice and restores the normal function of nerve cells and significantly improves memory. Around 50 million people …

alzheimer'sDARPA seeks drone escort for military truck convoys to protect against enemy drones

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DARPA is asking for industry’s help in developing a agile and mobile drone-defense system that can defeat a raid of self-guided, small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that are attacking an important moving target like a high-value convoy. The potential $63 …

alzheimer'sScientists claim maximum human lifespan is 115 years despite records of person living to 122 years and 164 days

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Nature study claims maximum human lifespan is 115 years in spite of Jeanne Calment living to 122 years. The 115-year claim is too much for Prof James Vaupel, the director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. He described …

air pollutionIBM Neuromorphic chip hits DARPA milestone and has been used to implement deep learning

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IBM delivered on the DARPA SyNAPSE project with a one million neuron brain-inspired processor. The chip consumes merely 70 milliwatts, and is capable of 46 billion synaptic operations per second, per watt–literally a synaptic supercomputer in your palm. Along the …

alzheimer'sCurrent Lockheed test pilot says China J-20 stealth fighter will outclass US fourth gen fighters and threaten carrier groups as China narrows stealth tech gap

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Nate “Buster” Jaros is a retired USAF fighter pilot with over 2,000 hours in F-16 C/D/CM and T-38A/C aircraft and over 500 hours in General Aviation aircraft. He is currently a Test Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and LO SME with Lockheed …

alzheimer'sNASA Innovative Advanced Concepts – Directed Energy Phil Lubin laser propulsion for interstellar travel and laser arrays for kilometer sized telescopes

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) had their 2016 symposium on August 23-25, 2016 From 21 minutes of this video up to 50 minutes At 45 minutes, some questions discussing the dopler shifting of the wavelengths. Absorptivity issues are not as …

alzheimer'sNanoscale particle charge and discharge battery secrets

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An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications. In a paper published this week in the journal …

alzheimer'sMoon Express given approval for 2017 lunar mission

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The FAA and the federal government has granted approval for startup Moon Express to send a mission to the moon. Moon Express intends to launch a small, single-stage spacecraft to land on the Moon by the end of 2017. Eventually …

alzheimer'sUS launches $400 million advanced wireless initiative and new spectrum policy

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The US has launched a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new program will enable the deployment and use of four city-scale testing platforms for advanced wireless research over the next decade …