Atomic Map of Quantum Dots Will Enable Guided Atom by Atom Manipulation of Properties

An atomic-scale map of the interface between an atomic dot and its substrate. Each peak represents a single atom. The map, made with high-intensity X-rays, is a slice through a vertical cross-section of the dot. University of Michigan physicists have created the first atomic-scale maps of quantum dots, a major step toward the goal of …

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Near Term Prospects for Increased Longevity

NY Times: “In five or six or seven years,” said Christoph Westphal, Sirtris co-founder [Sirtis was bought by GlaxoSmithKline for $720 million], “there will be drugs that prolong longevity.” [H/T Michael Annisimov, Accelerating Future] SRT-501, the company’s special formulation of resveratrol, is being tested against two cancers, multiple myeloma and colon cancer that has spread …

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