Calorie Restricted Telomerase Enhanced Mice Live Longer and Healthier

Fightaging reports that researchers have tried out calorie restriction (CR) on their transgenic telomerase-enhanced (TgTERT) mice, with a wild-type (WT) control group. Apparently calorie restriction somewhat synergizes with the effects of additional telomerase, and thus calorie restricted TgTERT mice live longer than their ad libitum peers. Beyond that, this is also a study of how …

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First criticality for Hongyanhe nuclear reactor and China’s Nuclear Energy plans

Unit 1 of the Hongyanhe plant in Liaoning province in northeast China has moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction. The 1080 MWe reactor achieved first criticality on 16 January, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Co (CGNPC) and China Power Investment Corp (CPI) reported. Construction of Hongyanhe 1 – the first of four …

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US Navy’s Newest Ships are $670 million Pinatas

Wired Danger Room provides an update on the deployment of the first US Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) around Singpore. The ships costs $670 million each and the Navy plans to get 55 of them. The ship currently has some big problems related to operating after taking one good hit, shooting accurately and performing the …

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Michelle Simmons illustrates how to build single atom qubit quantum computers

The smallest transistor ever built – in fact, the smallest transistor that can be built was created using a single phosphorous atom by an international team of researchers at the University of New South Wales, Purdue University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. A controllable transistor engineered from a single phosphorus atom …

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Highend Asus laptops and desktops will Bundle in Leap motion gesture control

Leap Motion’s sensors and software will be packaged with some “high-end” laptops and PCs. The bundled products will appear in the first quarter of 2013, says Leap, around the same time the standalone Leap Motion device, priced at $70, is due to begin shipping. Nextbigfuture believes that the Leap Motion gesture control device will be …

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Controlled clockwise and anticlockwise rotational switching of a molecular motor

Researchers have made a reversible rotor that sits on a ruthenium atomic cal bearing. Nature Nanotechnology – Controlled clockwise and anticlockwise rotational switching of a molecular motor The design of artificial molecular machines often takes inspiration from macroscopic machines. However, the parallels between the two systems are often only superficial, because most molecular machines are …

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Car pollution killing millions in China and India

An explosion of car use has made fast-growing Asian cities the epicentre of global air pollution and become, along with obesity, the world’s fastest growing cause of death according to a major study of global diseases. In 2010, more than 2.1m people in Asia died prematurely from air pollution, mostly from the minute particles of …

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