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Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off 'switch' in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue, even in old age.
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APOD: 2014 September 2 - Holometer: A Microscope into Space and Time

APOD: 2014 September 2 - Holometer: A Microscope into Space and Time | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
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The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near-Secrecy For 30 Years

“We’ve been keeping a very low profile, mostly intentionally,” said Doug Lenat, President and CEO of Cycorp. “No outside investments, no debts. We don’t write very many articles or go to conferences, but for the first time, we’re close to having this be applicable enough that we want to talk to you.”
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Staggering Promise of Exponential Technologies in a Succinct 5-Minute Video

Staggering Promise of Exponential Technologies in a Succinct 5-Minute Video | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to explain exponential technology to someone—but didn’t know where to start? We’ve got a video for you.

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Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-death project

Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-death project | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
The latest full-time addition to Google's secretive anti-aging initiative, Project Calico, is Cynthia Kenyon, a high-profile biochemist and biophysicist at the University of California, San Francis...
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Video: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxSalford

A true maverick, Aubrey de Grey challenges the most basic assumption underlying the human condition - that aging is inevitable. He argues instead that aging is a disease - one that can be cured if it's approached as "an engineering problem." His plan calls for identifying all the components that cause human tissue to age, and designing remedies for each of them - forestalling disease and eventually pushing back death.
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Smaller and simpler lens-free cameras could have cameras smaller than a pencil point that cost pennies each

Eventually, tiny cameras can being built into all kinds of things, from wearable gadgets to security systems to toys, without having to add to the cost or bulk of a camera with a lens. “Our aim is to add eyes to any digital device, no matter how small,” he says.
The point is not to build high-resolution cameras like you’d want on a smartphone but rather to build the smallest, cheapest, easiest-to-make optical sensor that can still capture enough information to show what’s going on.

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“Negropodamus” disses Internet of Things, predicts knowledge pills

“Negropodamus” disses Internet of Things, predicts knowledge pills | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it

In a way, it was the perfect way to end the talk. The audience was presented with something rather unlikely, and Negroponte had just spent the last 20 minutes showing us why we shouldn’t scoff.

 

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Ten Expert Economists' Wild Guesses About the World of 2114

Ten Expert Economists' Wild Guesses About the World of 2114 | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
In an intriguing new book, In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future, climate change plays a prominent role in most forecasts
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Meet the Teams Who Are Building the World's First Medical Tricorder

Meet the Teams Who Are Building the World's First Medical Tricorder | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
Wouldn't it be amazing if we all had a personal medical scanning device like Star Trek's tricorder? Now the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is hoping to make it happen. We spoke to some contestants to learn how they're planning to win part of the $10 million in prize money.
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How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute

How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
And you thought you were too busy for War and Peace.
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Programmable material: Sheet metal that never rattles

Programmable material: Sheet metal that never rattles | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich in Switzerland have succeeded in producing a prototyp
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The Quantum D-Wave 2 Is 3,600 Times Faster than a Super Computer

The Quantum D-Wave 2 Is 3,600 Times Faster than a Super Computer | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
Quantum computing is being hailed as the future of data processing, with promises of performing calculations thousands of times faster than modern supercomputers while consuming magnitudes less electricity. And in the span of just two years the only commercially available quantum computer, the D-Wave One, has already doubled its computational power. Kiss your law goodbye, Mr. Moore. Quantum computing differs from classical computing at its most fundamental level. While traditional computers rely on the alternate bit states of 1 and 0 to store data, quantum computers exploit the fuzzy effects of quantum mechanics, allowing its "qubits" to exist as a 1, 0, or both simultaneously, a.k.a "superposition." So while a traditional computer will sequentially explore the potential solutions to a mathematical optimization problem, the quantum system looks at every potential solution simultaneously, known as quantum annealing, and returns answers--not just the single "best" but nearly 10,000 close alternatives as well--in roughly a second. What's more, unlike traditional computers which rely on logic gates to manipulate bits, the D-Wave system uses an adiabatic, which reads out the ground state of its qubits to find a solution.
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Win a Space Adventure Trip with Land Rover and Virgin Galactic

Discover Land Rover's adventure partnership with Virgin Galactic which marks the launch of the New Discovery Sport. Find out how you can win a trip to space.
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The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever

The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments. When the mountain blasting and the mirror polishing are all done, we will have the clearest and most detailed views of outer space ever.
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Fractal Art App That Will Blow Your Mind - SERIOUS WONDER

Fractal Art App That Will Blow Your Mind - SERIOUS WONDER | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
Fractal Art App That Will Blow Your Mind - Gray Scott for SERIOUS WONDER
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What Ray Kurzweil Is Doing at Google

What Ray Kurzweil Is Doing at Google | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
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Honda’s experimental smart home is so efficient it actually creates surplus power

Honda’s experimental smart home is so efficient it actually creates surplus power | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
Using a combination of solar power, an intelligent energy management system, and high-efficiency appliances, Honda's "Smart Home US" goes beyond zero impact
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This Robotic Surgeon Climbs Inside Astronauts' Belly Buttons

This Robotic Surgeon Climbs Inside Astronauts' Belly Buttons | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
If you're an astronaut on your way to Mars, there aren't too many options if your appendix bursts. That's why a Nebraska-based technology company has developed mini robot space surgeons that can actually climb inside of astronauts' bodies. The first zero-gravity tests on the machine are about to begin.
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IBM's Newest Invention Mimics the Human Brain on an Atomic Level

IBM's Newest Invention Mimics the Human Brain on an Atomic Level | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
Here's a headline you've probably seen before: "IBM creates brain-like computer chip." Here's a more exciting one: "New IBM circuit works in three dimensions, flips switches with atoms."
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G.E. Has Found a Way To Cool a Fridge With Magnets

G.E. Has Found a Way To Cool a Fridge With Magnets | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
At one time giant blocks of ice were the best solution we could come up with for keeping food cold. That primitive approach was eventually replaced by electric refrigerators using compressors and chemical coolants. Now, almost 100 years later, G.E. thinks it's found a better way to cool a fridge using a water-based fluid and magnets.
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Tiny Ultrasonic Device to Travel Arteries and Image Coronary Blockages

Tiny Ultrasonic Device to Travel Arteries and Image Coronary Blockages | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
There’s a rule of thumb in surgery—the less invasive the procedure, the better. Less invasive surgeries reduce patient discomfort, foster
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These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants

These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
Designer Fabienne Felder teamed up with Cambridge scientists to explore solar cells that use moss to generate electricity.
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Moon shots: the far-out space suits of past, present, and future

Moon shots: the far-out space suits of past, present, and future | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it

Space suits have come a long way since they were first used to protect pilots venturing just outside the earth, but they still have quite a ways to go.

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NASA Holds on to ISS, Mars, Orion, and Europa in No-Growth $17.5B Budget

NASA Holds on to ISS, Mars, Orion, and Europa in No-Growth $17.5B Budget | Tomorrow Starts Today | Scoop.it
U.S. space agency outlined its plans for FY2015, reaching for the planets while cutting some programs closer to home
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