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 mTOR. Recently we and others demonstrated that pan-mTOR inhibitors, known also as dual mTORC1/C2 inhibitors, …

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Movie Arrival and the Simpsons

Arrival has been out for a while and is actual mostly out of theaters I just want to point something out that I noticed. Minor spoiler. The pair of aliens are called Abbot and Costello. They look more like Kang and Kodos. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger …

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First true brain to brain communication could start in 2017 because of recent huge advances

The first true brain-to-brain communication in people could start next year, thanks to huge recent advances. Early attempts won’t quite resemble telepathy as we often imagine it. Our brains work in unique ways, and the way each of us thinks about a concept is influenced by our experiences and memories. This results in different patterns …

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Robert Zubrin’s Nuclear Salt Water Rocket Design

Robert Zubrin is best known for his advocacy of the manned exploration of Mars. Zubrin also had a design for interplanetary propulsion called the Nuclear Salt Water Rocket. A nuclear salt-water rocket (NSWR) is a theoretical type of nuclear thermal rocket. A conservative design for the rocket would be fueled by salts of 20 percent …

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Russia will test an anti-satellite laser from a modified cargo plane

Russia’s newly-developed combat aircraft A-60 will be capable of destroying enemy targets with a high accuracy laser, an adviser to the deputy CEP of Russia’s Concern of Radio-Electric Technologies (KRET, an affiliate of Rostec), Vladimir Mikheyev, has told TASS. “It will boast super-accurate navigation. The crew are to be able to precisely determine the plane’s …

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