New weight loss discovery moves us closer to ‘the Pill’ for obesity by reducing Klotho protein

An important discovery in mice may make a big difference in people’s waistlines thanks to a team of Harvard scientists who found that reducing the function of a transmembrane protein, called Klotho, in obese mice with high blood sugar levels produced lean mice with reduced blood sugar levels. This protein also exists in humans, suggesting …

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Saudi Arabia and OPEC should lower oil prices to reduce political unrest in the middle east

Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations should lower oil prices to reduce political unrest. The reason is that high oil prices are increasing the price for food and inflation and high costs of basic items is one of the driving forces behind the political unrest that threatens Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and the OPEC nations …

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Engineered cells could usher in programmable cell therapies

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have engineered cells that could solve one of the key challenges associated with the procedure: control of the cells and their microenvironment following transplantation. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have engineered human mesenchymal adult stem cells to contain tiny depots that can influence the behavior of the …

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Techonomy – Reinventing Financial Markets

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Reinventing [financial] Markets Speakers: J. Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext Barry E. Silbert, SecondMarket Moderator: Justin Fox, Harvard Business Review What is wrong about financial markets today ? trust has been destroyed Nothing new is being created other than products the public …

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White Graphene and Other Graphene Developments at Rice University

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Hexagonal boron nitride sheets may help graphene supplant silicon for electronics. What researchers might call “white graphene” may be the perfect sidekick for the real thing as a new era unfolds in nanoscale electronics. But single-atom-thick layers of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), the material under intense …

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Carnival of Space 164 – solar sails and earth sized exoplanets and a new biggest star

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Update for a missed submission: Cheap Astronomy presents the second of its epic two part podcast series on stellar archaeology. 1. Centauri Dreams sends “The Solar Sail in Context”: This is one of four pieces I wrote this past week covering one aspect or another of …

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My 2010 Singularity University Presentation on the Latest Developments and Current Capabilities in Nanotechnology

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software I gave a talk on July 16, 2010 for the Singularity University which going on at a building at the Mountain View, California NASA facility. Overview of the talk on Latest Developments and Current Capabilities in Nanotechnology- 2D and 3D Nanoscale patterning and manufacturing (the kind …

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Hybrid Porsche With Magnetically Loaded Flywheel Almost Won the 24 Hour Nurburgring Race

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Magnetically Loaded Composite (MLC) technology was invented by engineers at British Nuclear Fuels and Urenco working on the design of uranium enrichment centrifuges. Instead of using discrete permanent magnets to form the rotor of a flywheel’s integrated motor/generator, magnetic powder is mixed into the composite matrix. …

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Indian Fast Breeder On Track for September 2011

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software With another critical component set to join the Rs.5,600-crore ($1.25 billion) fast-breeder reactor at Kalpakkam, some 80 km from Chennai, scientists at the 500 mw nuclear power plant said the project will be up and running, as scheduled, by September next year. The component that will …

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Brooke Greenberg and Anti-Aging Research

Dr Richard Walker who studies Brooke Greenberg (a girl who is now 17 but has the development of a one year old) and believes Brooke may hold the key anti-aging therapies. Here is a 61 page presentation by Dr Walker This site has featured the case of Brooke Greenberg before with videos and other information. …

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Dimmer Switch Built for Superconducting Quantum Computing and US Army Research Solicits Quantum Computer Technology

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Colorized micrograph of superconducting circuit used in NIST quantum computing research. The chip combines a quantum bit (pink) for storing quantum information, a quantum bus (green) for transporting information, and a switch (purple) that “tunes” interactions between the other two components.Credit: M.S. Allman/NIST 1. Scientists at …

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