SRT-1720 protects mice against obesity and extends life by 44 per cent

(a) Kaplan-Meier survival curves of mice fed a standard diet (SD) or a high-fat diet (HFD) supplemented with SRT1720 at either a low (HFD-L) or high (HFD-H) dose. Mean and maximum lifespan in weeks and the hazard ratio for mortality are represented below. In the parentheses the increases in maximum lifespan from birth and then …

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A Mix of spider silk, Goats milk and human skin can stop a reduced speed 22 caliber bullet

A mix of spiders silk, goat’s milk and human skin can stop a reduced speed 22 caliber bullet from a rifle. Dutch scientists recently brought this combination to life, pushing the limits of science. The project is called “2.6 g 329m/s” which is the standard weight and velocity that a Type 1 bulletproof vest can …

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Ultrathin Zirconium Disulfide Nanodiscs

Journal of the American chemical society – Ultrathin Zirconium Disulfide Nanodiscs We present a colloidal route for the synthesis of ultrathin ZrS2 (UT-ZrS2) nanodiscs that are 1.6 nm thick and consist of approximately two unit cells of S–Zr–S. The lateral size of the discs can be tuned to 20, 35, or 60 nm while their …

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New Gene Therapy to Reverse Heart Failure Ready for Human Clinical Trials

Reporting in the online July 20 issue of Science Translational Medicine, cardiology researchers have demonstrated feasibility, the long-term therapeutic effectiveness and the safety of S100A1 gene therapy in a large animal model of heart failure under conditions approximating a clinical setting. Cardiac dysfunction (from a heart attack) was reversed in this pre-clinical heart failure model …

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Biologically-Inspired Massively-Parallel Architectures – computing beyond a million processors

Biologically-Inspired Massively-Parallel Architectures – computing beyond a million processors (10 pages) Steve Furber, who was a principal designer of the BBC Microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor, is a leader of the Spinnaker project. The SpiNNaker project aims to develop parallel computer systems with more than a million embedded processors. The goal of the …

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High Energy Lasers getting ten times smaller and direct diode lasers

1. The goal of DARPA’s High-Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) is to develop a 150 kilowatt (kW) laser weapon system that is ten times smaller and lighter than current lasers of similar power, enabling integration onto tactical aircraft to defend against and defeat ground threats. DARPA recently completed laboratory testing of a fundamental …

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Rossi’s E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) Press Conference in Greece set for June 23

Defkalion Green Technologies, who has world rights (minus Americas and military) to sell, distribute, and license Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer), recently sent out invitations to certain individuals to attend a press conference about the technology on June 23 in Greece. Several places are covering the announcement of the press conference. By combining Hydrogen and …

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