Blog

Page 3422

Dec 27, 2015

Could Time Travel Soon Become a Reality? Physicists Simulate Sending Quantum light Particles into the Past

Posted by in categories: evolution, particle physics, quantum physics, time travel

If a time traveler went back in time and stopped their own grandparents from meeting, would they prevent their own birth?

That’s the crux of an infamous theory known as the ‘grandfather paradox’, which is often said to mean time travel is impossible — but some researchers think otherwise. A group of scientists have simulated how time-travelling photons might behave, suggesting that, at the quantum level, the grandfather paradox could be resolved.

The research was carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia and their results are published in the journal Nature Communications. The study used photons — single particles of light — to simulate quantum particles travelling back through time. By studying their behavior, the scientists revealed possible bizarre aspects of modern physics.

Continue reading “Could Time Travel Soon Become a Reality? Physicists Simulate Sending Quantum light Particles into the Past” »

Dec 27, 2015

Transhumanist Party: Immortality would not mean overpopulation

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

Part 3 in this video series on transhumanism. I talk about the #1 concern I hear about when advocating for overcoming death:


Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan from the Transhumanist Party speaks to Ellie Zolfagharifard from DailyMail.com.

Read more

Dec 27, 2015

Major Mouse Testing Program

Posted by in category: life extension

An interesting solution to testing combinations of compounds for longevity effects. As we move into implementing multiple approach therapies eg, SENS, which need several interventions we will need ways to measure their efficacy. Good to see people are thinking about this problem already.


Combination testing can it work? One of the MMTP collaborators Josh Mitteldorf suggests a way we might make it work.

http://majormouse.org/?q=node/152

Read more

Dec 27, 2015

‘Writable’ Circuits Could Let Scientists Draw Electronics into Existence

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics, materials, wearables

Scientists have developed a way to produce soft, flexible and stretchy electronic circuits and radio antennas by hand, simply by writing on specially designed sheets of material.

This technique could help people draw electronic devices into existence on demand for customized devices, researchers said in a new study describing the method.

Continue reading “‘Writable’ Circuits Could Let Scientists Draw Electronics into Existence” »

Dec 27, 2015

Should We Create Superhumans? Q&A with Author James Rollins

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, genetics

Rollins, who has a Ph.D. in veterinary medicine, took some time to talk about genetic engineering, the future of humanity and the ethical limits of science.

(This Q&A has been edited for length and clarity.)

Live Science: A quote from “The Bone Labyrinth” reads, “Research today has become more about seeing if something can be done versus judging if it should. It’s knowledge for the sake of knowledge, regardless of the impact on the world.” Is that you speaking? Is that what you personally believe?

Continue reading “Should We Create Superhumans? Q&A with Author James Rollins” »

Dec 27, 2015

Company Claims To Have Developed 3D Printed Liver Tissue

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, cyborgs, law

3D printing in the medical industry isn’t new. We’ve seen companies 3D print prosthetics and even bones, but now a company in India has claimed to have developed 3D printable liver tissue, which they are hoping that one day will be usable for full-fledged liver transplants, although we suppose there will be quite a bit of legal and regulatory hurdles to overcome.

According to Pandorum Technologies, the company behind the technology, they claim that these 3D printed liver tissues are made of human cells and will allow for inexpensive medical research. This also means that reachers will need to rely less on human and animal trials. The entire process could also save companies millions of dollars which is usually needed in research and development.

Pandorum Technologies’ co-founder Arun Chandru said, “Our 3D bio-printed mini-livers that mimic the human liver will serve as test platforms for discovery and development of drugs with better efficacy, less side effects and at lower costs.” Apart from being used as test platforms, 3D printable liver tissue could also be used for other purposes.

Read more

Dec 27, 2015

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Posted by in category: physics

Old, but interesting……


In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons.

Read more

Dec 27, 2015

These Robots Learn New Tasks

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

In the “RoboWatch” project at Cornell, researchers let robots search the Internet for online how-to videos to instruct themselves on how to complete certain tasks.

Cornell researchers are using instructional videos off the Internet to teach robots the step-by-step instructions required to perform certain tasks. This ability may become necessary in a future where menial laborer robots – the ones responsible for mundane tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and other household chores – can readily carry out such tasks.

Continue reading “These Robots Learn New Tasks” »

Dec 27, 2015

10 Robots That Are Gunning For Your Job

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

More Videos by Vocativ.

Read more

Dec 26, 2015

Part 1: Entrepreneur & Researcher Robert Bradbury

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, computing, life extension, nanotechnology, neuroscience

This came up recently and it occurred I never posted this here. This is a lecture by Robert Bradbury, not not Ray Bradbury. I had the pleasure of exchanging a few emails with him. Unfortunately those emails are lost so I cannot share them. He was an advocate of life extension and he was a big thinker. I’ll post both vids and a link to the M-brain page. He is not with us anymore I regret to say. Ready?


Renown aging expert Robert Bradbury discusses whole genome engineering, evolution and aging and ways to defeat aging. His talk touches on many areas including nanotechnology, biology, and computer science. More information can be found at http://manhattanbeachproject.com Follow updates at http://twitter.com/maxlifeorg

Read more