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May 9, 2019

Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well.

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May 9, 2019

Tomorrow’s Space Suit: Personal “Gravity Pack” Comes Standard

Posted by in category: space


Compact gyroscopes could help astronauts live and work in space.

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May 9, 2019

Denver Voters Support ‘Magic’ Mushrooms

Posted by in category: law enforcement

Voters in Denver, a city at the forefront of the widening national debate over legalizing marijuana, have become the first in the nation to effectively decriminalize another recreational drug: hallucinogenic mushrooms.

The local ballot measure did not quite legalize the mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound. State and federal regulations would have to change to accomplish that.

But the measure made the possession, use or cultivation of the mushrooms by people aged 21 or older the lowest-priority crime for law enforcement in the city of Denver and Denver County. Arrests and prosecutions, already fairly rare, would all but disappear.

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May 9, 2019

BioViva — First Gene Therapy To Treat Biological Aging — Patient Zero — Liz Parrish

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

Longevity technology number one, according to the Longevity Impact Forum rating, proven by Patient zero.

Liz Parrish, CEO of BioViva USAa short clip from her gene therapy that she took in 2015 against biological aging. This is the first step to curing diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, kidney failure and cancer. If we work toward this goal quickly we could save almost 8 billion people from inhumane and expensive deaths.

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May 9, 2019

In The Future You May Use Computer-Assisted Telepathy To Communicate

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

Telepathy is no longer the stuff of science fiction, so long as you have a brain-computer interface.

In the first episode of NPR’s Future You with Elise Hu, see how brains directly interact with each other — bypassing the need for language.

May 9, 2019

“I don’t plan to die:” The immortality movement is going mainstream

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, life extension, space travel

In his 1971 State of the Union address, president Richard Nixon promised to kick off what would soon come to be known as the War on Cancer, asking congress for a $100 million appropriation to launch a campaign for finding a cure. “The time has come in America when the same kind of concentrated effort that split the atom and took man to the moon should be turned toward conquering this dread disease,” he said. “Let us make a total national commitment to achieve this goal.”

Welcome to the War on Aging, where death is optional.

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May 8, 2019

Innolith brings 1,000 km electric vehicle within range

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Innolith AG, a world leader in rechargeable inorganic battery technology, has announces that it is developing world’s first 1,000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery. Under development in the company’s German laboratory, the new Innolith Energy Battery would be capable of powering an electric vehicle for over 1,000 km on a single charge. The new Innolith battery would also radically reduce costs due to the avoidance of exotic and expensive materials combined with the very high energy density of the system.

In addition to its range and cost advantages, the Innolith battery will be the first non-flammable lithium-based battery for use in electric vehicles. This battery uses a non-flammable inorganic electrolyte, unlike conventional EV batteries that use a flammable organic electrolyte. The switch to non-flammable batteries removes the primary cause of battery fires that have beset the manufacturers of EVs.

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May 8, 2019

How a particle racing through a vacuum leaves a trail of blue light

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Thanks to a quirk of quantum theory, subatomic particles can emit light as they travel through a seemingly empty vacuum.

Blue-tinged Cherenkov radiation could help to illuminate quantum interactions between light and matter.

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May 8, 2019

Jeremy Rifkin on How to Manage a Future of Abundance

Posted by in categories: climatology, economics, habitats, sustainability

Get ready for a future in which most things you need to live, food, housing, transportation, and information, are free or nearly free.

The influential economic theorist looks ahead to a world of virtually free energy and zero marginal cost production, and to a desperate race against climate change.

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May 8, 2019

Nothing to be blue about as werewere-kōkako mushrooms spotted in Rotorua scenic reserve

Posted by in category: futurism

Blue mushrooms flourishing in Rotorua scenic reserve.

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