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Oct 21, 2017

Scientists reverse aging in human cell lines and give theory of aging a new lease of life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Can the process of aging be delayed or even reversed? Research led by specially appointed Professor Jun-Ichi Hayashi from the University of Tsukuba in Japan has shown that, in human cell lines at least, it can. They also found that the regulation of two genes involved with the production of glycine, the smallest and simplest amino acid, is partly responsible for some of the characteristics of aging.

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Oct 21, 2017

Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Once, robots assisted human workers. Now it’s the other way around.

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Oct 21, 2017

World’s First Human Head Transplant Will Take Place in December

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Last year, Dr. Sergio Canavero created quite the ruckus (to put it mildly) when he vowed to be the first person to transplant a human head onto a deceased donor’s body. Yes, he is planning on attempting the world’s first human head transplant (or body transplant, depending on how you look at it).

In fact, it has been about a year since his initial proclamation, and the Italian neurosurgeon still stands firm on his declaration, despite claims from other experts that it is nothing but a PR Stunt (at best) or a hoax. Some have even hypothesized it’s all just a plot meant to promote Metal Gear Solid.

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Oct 21, 2017

Survival pod can protect you during a tsunami

Posted by in category: futurism

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This pod can protect you during a tsunami and can hold provisions for 5 days.

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Oct 21, 2017

Google’s artificial intelligence computer ‘no longer constrained

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.

Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve superhuman abilities “with no human input”, they reported in the science journal Nature.

Dubbed AlphaGo Zero, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) system learnt by itself, within days, to master the ancient Chinese board game known as “Go” — said to be the most complex two-person challenge ever invented.

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Oct 21, 2017

Trust My Science

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, science

Transmedics, une machine qui permet de « réanimer » un coeur ayant cessé de battre. Une belle avancée pour augmenter considérablement le nombre de greffons disponibles pour les transplantations!

Via Explore Science

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Oct 21, 2017

Does Artificial Intelligence Need More Innate Machinery?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Debate between Facebook’s head of Artificial Intelligence, Yann LeCun and Prof. Gary Marcus at New York University. The debate was moderated by Prof. David Chalmers and recorded Oct 5th, 2017.

A “nature-nurture” debate took place in the foundations of artificial intelligence. Advocates of deep learning, including Yann LeCun, held that to create advanced artificial intelligence systems, general mechanisms for learning from the environment would play the most important role.

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Oct 21, 2017

Here’s How Pharma Is Using AI Deep Learning To Cure Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, robotics/AI

LEF has access to blood tests from its customers who take the product. That means data should be available in less than a year. If it works, we can expect other DNN-developed geroprotectors.


In 2011, scientists made one of the most important discoveries in the history of AI development. They found that graphics processing units (GPUs) are far better at simulating biological learning than central processing units (CPUs).

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Oct 21, 2017

Chinese and Chinese-American billionaires’ philanthropy rising at ‘astounding’ rate

Posted by in category: economics

That the surge in philanthropy is a natural consequence of the rapid wealth creation was a sentiment echoed by a number of the high-net-worth individuals speaking at the conference, including Ronnie Chan and John Long, founder and CEO of investment company Highridge Partners. China is now home to 609 billionaires, more than the 552 in the US.


Chinese entrepreneurs in China itself, Hong Kong and America are giving back to society in ways unheard of even a few years ago, with Ronnie and Gerald Chan and Li Ka-shing among the big donors.

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 October, 2017, 6:45pm.

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Oct 21, 2017

Researchers Discover Why Our Metabolism Slows Down As We Age

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Why our metabolism slows down as we age and the diseases it contributes to.


Researchers discover reasons for our age-related metabolic slowdown and show that metabolic changes lead to disease and aging.

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