Rapamycin used to increase the lifespan of mice

Rapamycin increases lifespan and inhibits spontaneous tumorigenesis in inbred female mice The nutrient-sensing TO R (target of rapamycin) pathway is involved in cellular and organismal aging. Rapamycin, an inhibitor of TO R, extends lifespan in yeast, fruit flies and genetically heterogeneous mice. Here, we demonstrate that lifelong administration of rapamycin extends lifespan in female 129/Sv …

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Applications to make your smartphone a radiation detector and applications to integrate with your car infotainment system

1. WikiSensor dosimeter is an application for Smartphones for measuring radioactivity. Cameras lens, including CMOS sensors, found on most smartphones, are not only sensitive to visible light but also to other types of waves including Gamma and X waves emitted by radioactive sources. Covering the camera with something opaque (electrician tape, thumb of the user …

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Michael Rose talks about different aging theory

Michael Rose key point – Since Aristotle, virtually everyone who has worked on the biology of aging has conceived of it in terms of an underlying cumulative physiological process. But Michael Rose does not think aging is a cumulative process anymore. Michael Rose bred long lived fruit flies that live 4 to 5 times longer …

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Defkalion claims they have an Energy Catalyzer that will commercialized as planned

PESN – Defkalion states that their Hyperion products are a highly engineered advancement of the initial lab version of Rossi’s E-Cat concept, and that Rossi signed off on all their improvements, and that they are preparing to launch product as planned. There are significant differences between an e-cat (as a lab prototype system) and a …

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Apple closes in on being the most valuable company in the world

Apple has a valuation of $369 billion (as the stock price closes on $400 per share) At $449 per share (if Exxon Mobil remained shares were flat), Apple would be the world’s most valuable company. Apple is worth more than Microsoft ($235 billion) and Intel ($122 billion) combined. Apple is close to the value of …

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Spintronic monolayer graphene and spintronic graphene nanoribbons

1. Graphene and ‘spintronics’ combo looks promising Graphene, a two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, is being touted as a sort of “Holy Grail” of materials. It boasts properties such as a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel and, of great interest to the semiconductor and data storage industries, electric currents that can blaze through …

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Heartland Robotics targets a $5000 robot that is an alternative to low wage workers

Scott Kirsner’s Innovation Economy blog reports on Heartland Robotics Heartland Robotics targets a $5000 robot that is an alternative to low wage workers. It will be a hardware platform that will use an iPhone application model to customize its software. The one-armed Obero robot is the basis from which this two armed robot is being …

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Offtopic MMA Showtime kick

The sensational kick Anthony Pettis used to floor Benson Henderson was inspired by the cult martial-arts classic, “Ong Bak.” It’s “an old school Muay Thai move.” He said fighters are taught in “battlefield Muay Thai” to climb an opponent’s leg and then kick. “We have a cage and I thought, ‘You know, why not use …

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LTE Soft Modems Now, Verizon LTE Cellphones and the Near Future of 4G Long Term Evolution

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. Fiercewireless reports that Verizon Wireless is just months away from launching their LTE (Long term evolution) 4G wireless network There are lots of unknowns about how early LTE deployments will perform in real-world scenarios and how quickly the LTE device ecosystem beyond USB dongles and …

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