Rejuvenate Bio Reprogrammed Genes to Double Remaining Life of Old Mice

Rejuvenate Bio systemically delivered AAVs (gene therapy delivered via altered virus shells), encoding an inducible OSK system, in 124-week-old mice extends the median remaining lifespan by 109% over wild-type controls and enhances several health parameters. Treated mice lived another 18 weeks, on average, while control mice died in nine weeks. This was a doubling of …

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ChatGPT Has a Human Team Train It to Be a Lot Better

The ChatGPT team has a 68-page paper that describes their training language models follow instructions with human feedback. Human labelers rank the ChatGPT outputs from best to worst. The result is a new labeled dataset, where the rankings are the labels. The size of this dataset is approximately 10 times bigger than the curated dataset …

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Some Old Oil and Gas Fields Have Lithium Rich Water

Some oil and natural gas well sites are good locations for economically extracting lithium from produced water, according to observers of the nascent sub-sector of the oil and gas industry. This depends on the basin, since produced water mineral presence and concentrations can vary widely play-by-play, and even within the basins themselves, depending on the …

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Twitter Filing to Become a Paypal-like Payment Platform

The Financial Times reports Twitter has been applying for the necessary licenses to become a payment platform in the US. Esther Crawford, Twitter’s Director of Product Management, has been working on the infrastructure of the new service. When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork https://t.co/UBGKYPilbD — Esther Crawford …

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Holtec Nuclear for Faster and Cheaper Upgrade of Existing Coal Plants

Holtec International’s SMR-160 (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor) can be a drop in replacement of the boilers at coal plants. Most of the existing coal plants physical assets can be saved and they just replace their boilers with Holtec’s SMR-160 nuclear steam supply system. They will use multi-stage compressors which are capable of uprating SMR-160’s relatively …

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X-Energy SPAC and Other Funding

On December 6, 2022, X-energy has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Ares Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: AAC), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company. The SPAC is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2023, the combined company will be named X-Energy, Inc. and its common equity securities and warrants are expected …

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Going Beyond Regular Limits of Optical Imaging By Using Quantum Information

Researchers are going beyond normal limits of optical resolution by using the best of classical and quantum information. [Above]Results of the joint deconvolution algorithm fusing both classical and quantum information for 2 photon absorption. Insets (A) and (D) are the highest resolution images using classical information (k = 1, q = 4) for a mean …

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