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Jan 21, 2020

The FDA Just Expanded Access to MDMA as a Therapy for PTSD

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Under the FDA’s Expanded Access program, more folks can legally get access to medical-grade MDMA for psychotherapy.

Jan 21, 2020

Killer T-Cell Discovery Could Mean ‘Universal’ Cancer Treatment

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new type of killer T-cell could serve as “one-size-fits-all” cancer therapy.

Researchers at Cardiff University in Wales discovered a different kind of T-cell receptor (TCR)—one that recognizes and kills most human cancer cells while ignoring healthy ones.

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Jan 21, 2020

What are the ethics of creating new life in a simulated universe?

Posted by in categories: alien life, ethics

Circa 2017(article) essentially higgs mode could help be a developer mode for creating life or universes really anything creating unparalleled technology even invulnerable metals or nearly impossible properties.

In this book, Merali explores the possibilities of creating an infant universe in a laboratory. Read on.

Jan 21, 2020

‘India took only five years to move from USD 2 to USD 3 trillion economy’

Posted by in categories: economics, space travel

It took us nearly 60 years after independence to achieve USD 1 trillion mark. It took 12 years to achieve our second trillion (dollar economy). And it has taken only five years, 2014 to 2019, to achieve the third trillion economy,” Indian Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said in his address to the Indian-American community. Washington: India took only five years to move from a USD 2 trillion to USD 3 trillion economy, the Indian envoy to the US has said as he exuded confidence that the country would touch the USD 5 trillion mark in the coming years. In 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, India was the 11th largest economy in the world. Five years down the line, India is either the fifth or sixth-largest economy of the world, the Indian Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said “This is a result of the leadership of the prime minister and the political stability in the country,” Shringla said in his keynote address to the 2019 Annual Gala of Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania. “It took us nearly 60 years after independence to achieve USD 1 trillion mark. It took 12 years to achieve our second trillion (dollar economy). And it has taken only five years, 2014 to 2019, to achieve the third trillion economy,” Shringla said in his address to the Indian-American community. The prime minister envisions an India that becomes a USD 5 trillion economy, meaning jumping by another USD 2 trillion in the next five years to come, Shringla said. “Soon, we will have the largest productive workforce in the world,” he said. Referring to the fact that India is only the third country to send a satellite to Mars, he said the average age of the scientists working on that mission was 29 years. Observing that India has developed unique ties across the world, he said New Delhi had extended its hand of friendship in its neighbourhood. India-US relationship is one of the paradigms of such co-operation, friendship, and partnership, he said. In last 10–15 years, this relationship has become very multifaceted and comprehensive. The United States, today, is not only India’s largest trading partner, but most importantly, the two countries enjoys excellent people-to-people contact, Shringla said. Indian-Americans, he said, have played a vital role in this relationship, he told the audience. Referring to the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston on September 30, Shringla said that the prime minister addressing 50,000 Indian-Americans, along with US President Donald Trump, was a proud moment for the community. “It also reflects the partnership between the two countries,” he said.

Jan 21, 2020

Keeping Track of the World’s Highest-Intensity Neutrino Beam

Posted by in categories: cosmology, cybercrime/malcode, particle physics

Essentially neutrino lasers could take out missiles and also hack missiles or nukes rendering them inert in defense practices.

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Jan 21, 2020

UW team refrigerates liquids with a laser for the first time

Posted by in category: futurism

Circa 2015

Since the first laser was invented in 1960, they’ve almost always given off heat — either as a useful tool, a byproduct or a fictional way to vanquish intergalactic enemies.

But those concentrated beams of light have never been able to cool liquids. University of Washington researchers are the first to solve a decades-old puzzle — figuring out how to make a laser refrigerate water and other liquids under real-world conditions.

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Jan 21, 2020

Bioinvasion Triggers Rapid Evolution of Life Histories in Freshwater Snails

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution

Am Nat. 2017 Nov;190:694–706. doi: 10.1086÷693854. Epub 2017 Sep 5.

Biological invasions offer interesting situations for observing how novel interactions between closely related, formerly allopatric species may trigger phenotypic evolution in situ. Assuming that successful invaders are usually filtered to be competitively dominant, invasive and native species may follow different trajectories. Natives may evolve traits that minimize the negative impact of competition, while trait shifts in invasives should mostly reflect expansion dynamics, through selection for colonization ability and transiently enhanced mutation load at the colonization front. These ideas were tested through a large-scale common-garden experiment measuring life-history traits in two closely related snail species, one invasive and one native, co-occurring in a network of freshwater ponds in Guadeloupe. We looked for evidence of recent evolution by comparing uninvaded or recently invaded sites with long-invaded ones.

Jan 21, 2020

Identity-Switching Neutrinos Could Reveal Why We Exist At All. But Can We Find Them?

Posted by in category: particle physics

Scientists are searching for a ghostly neutrino particle that acts as its own antiparticle. If they find it, the discovery could resolve a cosmic conundrum: Why does matter exist at all?

Jan 21, 2020

Evolutionary consequences of epigenetic inheritance

Posted by in category: genetics

  • Editorial
  • Open Access
  • Published: 05 July 2018

Jan 21, 2020

A Clock that Will Last Forever

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Circa 2012

Imagine a clock that will keep perfect time forever or a device that opens new dimensions into quantum phenomena such as emergence and entanglement.

Imagine a clock that will keep perfect time forever, even after the heat-death of the universe. This is the “wow” factor behind a device known as a “space-time crystal,” a four-dimensional crystal that has periodic structure in time as well as space. However, there are also practical and important scientific reasons for constructing a space-time crystal. With such a 4D crystal, scientists would have a new and more effective means by which to study how complex physical properties and behaviors emerge from the collective interactions of large numbers of individual particles, the so-called many-body problem of physics. A space-time crystal could also be used to study phenomena in the quantum world, such as entanglement, in which an action on one particle impacts another particle even if the two particles are separated by vast distances.

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