ICO will fund resetting epigenetic aging clock to prolong human lives by over 30%

Youthereum Genetics believes aging is ultimately controlled by the hypothalamus, just like all other aspects of ontogenesis. The information for this article is from an interview at Fightaging. This concept dates back to the 1950s and is described in detail in the works of Dilman, Frolkis and Everitt’s. Recent research by Dongsheng Cai and his …

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Fourth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

Unit 4 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China’s Guangdong province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced on March 15, 2017. The loading of fuel assemblies into the core of the 1080 MWe CPR-1000 pressurised water reactor was completed on 21 November …

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Gallium Nitride almost as wear resistant as diamond

Gallium nitride (GaN) has emerged as one of the most important and widely used semiconducting materials. Its optoelectronic and mechanical properties make it ideal for a variety of applications, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), high-temperature transistors, sensors and biocompatible electronic implants in humans. Four Lehigh engineers have reported a previously unknown property for GaN: Its wear …

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Ice exoplanets and moons can have habital deep oceans

Water-rich planets are obvious candidates for finding life and have attracted increasing attention in recent years. The surface H2O layer on such planets (containing a liquid water ocean and possibly high-pressure ice below a specific depth) could potentially be hundreds of kilometers deep depending on the water content and the evolution of the proto-atmosphere. A …

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US Army 2025-2040 will be shaped by leap forward technology

“Shaping the Army Network: 2025-2040,” is a guiding document to provoke thought and a means to inform and shape research, development and experimentation to ensure that the US Army maintains a technology edge in future conflict. The five main focus areas are dynamic transport, computing and edge sensors, data to decisive action, human cognitive enhancement, …

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Light Weight Multifunctional Planetary Probe

The Tension Adjustable Novel Deployable Entry Mechanism (TANDEM) is a specially configured tensegrity structure that is designed to act as the frame of a deployable heat shield. TANDEM combines the infrastructure used for the Entry, Decent, and Landing sequence as well as on-the-ground locomotion into a single multifunctional system. Reusing the same infrastructure for every …

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Get Answers to questions about the Dwave Quantum Computer at the #quantumchat that starts in a few minutes

Join quantum computing experts from Lockheed Martin, the University of Southern California and D-Wave Systems as they “borrow” their companies’ Twitter accounts to discuss the latest in speedy qubits and the quantum evolution. Nextbigfuture announced this last week. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian …

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An F-16 fighter jet has been converted into an unmanned drone

As a pilotless F-16 roared into the sky last week at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., members of Boeing’s QF-16 team and the U.S. Air Force celebrated. Two U.S. Air Force test pilots in a ground control station at Tydall remotely flew the QF-16, which is a retired F-16 jet modified to be an aerial …

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India aspires to be a Superpower but must overcome incompetence, bureaucracy and corruption

Der Spiegel – Poverty is still rampant in India and chaos remains a defining characteristic. But the country is also a global leader in high tech, has become the world’s leading weapons importer and is planning a mission to Mars. On the way to superpower status, India must first overcome deep-seated corruption and internal division. …

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Robert Zubrin on Technological Slowdown and the Need For Abundance And How A Space Frontier Would Help Make Our Society A Better Place To Live

A guest post  by Joseph Friedlander for Brian Wang’s Next Big Future  (excerpts, rearranged for effect) from  http://www.nss.org/settlement/mars/zubrin-frontier.html  read the whole thing there— ”Between 1903 and 1933 the world was revolutionized: Cities were electrified; telephones and broadcast radio became common; talking motion pictures appeared; automobiles became practical; and aviation progressed from the Wright Flyer to the …

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Wimax 2 Will Start Rolling Out mid-2011 from Samsung and 2012 from Intel

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The IEEE 802.16m standard is the core technology for the proposed Mobile WiMAX Release 2, which enables more efficient, faster, and more converged data communications The 802.16m system can support both 120 Mbit/s downlink and 60 Mbit/s uplink per site simultaneously and has a mximum speed …

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