Fast unthawing using lasers and gold nanopoarticles

The University of Minnesota has made a highly-touted new technology for “cryo-preserving” living biomaterials such as fish embryos available for licensing. Ultimately, the public institution is seeking a commercialization partner for the method hailed as a breakthrough for wildlife conservation and human health research. In 2017, they provided first-ever reproducible evidence for the successful cryopreservation …

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Nectome doctor-assisted suicide and uploading versus Alcor Cryonic resuscitation

Nectome wants to preserve your brain and at some point in the future they would digitize your memories to upload your consciousness. Alcor wants to preserve your brain and body so that when future technology is available your brain and body can be repaired at the molecular level and you can be revived. Nectome wants …

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Fish embryos successfully cryopreserved, thawed and reanimated 10% of them

Scientists report for the first time the ability to both deep freeze and reanimate zebrafish embryos. The method, appearing in the journal ACS Nano, could potentially be used to bank larger aquatic and other vertebrate oocytes and embryos, too, for a life in the future. In the trials, only about 10 percent of the embryos …

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DARPA wants machine learning embedded into devices to collaboratively share wireless spectrum

The $2 million DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) is about getting the billions to trillions of wireless devices to efficiently share the wireless spectrum. Teams will be rewarded for developing smart systems that collaboratively, rather than competitively, adapt in real time to today’s fast-changing, congested spectrum environment—redefining the conventional spectrum management roles of humans and …

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Gene therapy that targeted muscle disease did not require immunotherapy which would greatly reduce the cost and side effects of treatment

One method for gene therapy that targets problem genes in muscles did not require immunotherapy treatment. Removing the need for immunotherapy while still having effective gene therapy greatly reduces the cost and side effects of gene therapy. Journal of Clinical Investigation – Human Treg responses allow sustained recombinant adeno-associated virus–mediated transgene expression Recombinant adeno-associated virus …

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Scientists discover 20 billion to 1 trillion tons of water ice on Mercury

Mercury, the smallest and innermost planet in our solar system, revolves around the sun in a mere 88 days, making a tight orbit that keeps the planet incredibly toasty. Surface temperatures on Mercury can reach a blistering 800 degrees Fahrenheit — hot enough to liquefy lead. Now researchers from NASA, MIT, the University of California …

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Parallel Dip-Pen Nanolithography

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new nanolithography technique that is less expensive than other approaches and can be used to create technologies with biomedical applications. “Among other things, this type of lithography can be used to manufacture chips for use in biological sensors that can identify target molecules, such as proteins …

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Verizon Raising Fiber Speed and Prices

Verizon has announced that they will raise the prices for their Fiber internet service. Verizon is also increasing the speed of the fiber services that they offer. Through the end of 2010, Verizon spent $23 billion on building out its FiOS network. The fastest Verizon FiOS service now is 150Mbps downstream and 35Mbps upstream, with …

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XPrize founder Peter Diamandis talks Asteroid Mining as his Next Big Venture

Peter Diamandis X PRIZE Founder/Chairman on his next big venture (asteroid mining). Forbes – Peter Diamandis’ $10 million X Prize bounty sparked a boom in commercial space tourism. Other Xprizes – * Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin raised $30 million to put a robot on the moon * Bill and Melinda Gates are sponsoring …

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Would be Terrorist will cause a lot of regulations for remote controlled planes

The FBI has charged a would-be terrorist in Ashland, Massachusetts with planning multiple bomb attacks in which radio-controlled planes would have been used as bargain-basement, explosives-packed drones. It could lead to a thicket of regulations on both the vendors and flyers of RC planes in future. Ferdaus ordered and acquired a $6,500 remote-controlled aircraft, an …

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United States joins largest and newest Stellarator fusion project

The USA (Dept of Energy) is investing 7.5 million dollars for the construction of the fusion device Wendelstein 7-X at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald. In the three-year project, starting in 2011, scientists from the fusion institutes at Princeton, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos are contributing auxiliary magnetic coils, measuring …

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