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Scientists Say They’ll Soon Extend Life ‘Well Beyond 120’

Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Scientists Say They’ll Soon Extend Life ‘Well Beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of aging is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions are pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications

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From Pygmies To Hipsters, Scientists Find Music Really Is Universal

Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
From Pygmies To Hipsters, Scientists Find Music Really Is Universal

Whether enjoyed by a hipster in a dive bar in downtown Montreal or at a Pygmy ceremony in the depths of the Congolese rainforest new research has found that music can emotionally affect different groups in precisely the same way.

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Neuroscientists Peel Back the Veil of Human Imagination

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Neuroscientists Peel Back the Veil of Human Imagination

neurological imagining may soon be able to tell us whether someone is actively in the process of recalling memories rather than constructing a new narrative.

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Top 10 Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta, DNA Breakthrough, Ancient Cave Art, Minibots, Brain Implants, and More

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Archaeology, Earth & Space, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Top 10 Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta, DNA Breakthrough, Ancient Cave Art, Minibots, Brain Implants, and More

When looking back at 2014’s biggest moments, don’t forget to take a look at the biggest innovations in science. From monumental gains in space exploration to DNA and ancient dinosaurs, intrepid intellectuals made great discoveries. RT’s Lindsay France has more.

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These Infrastructure Advances in the Rest-of-the-World Will Blow Your Mind

These Infrastructure Advances in the Rest-of-the-World Will Blow Your Mind

While we’re “debating” torture, access to basic health care and the veracity of climate change, the rest-of-the-world is simply advancing transformational infrastructure like you would not believe. In Switzerland, the world’s longest rail tunnel — straight through the Alps — is about to open. Italy now boasts Europe’s fastest high-speed train — capable of speeds up to 400 km/h (249 mph) — that will cut travel times between Rome and Milan — about the distance between Washington, D.C. and Providence — to two hours and some change. Meanwhile, Amtrak still has no concrete plan — and no government support — to bring true high-speed rail to our most densely-populated, north-south corridor. Our “high-speed” Acela train runs slower than most “regional” trains in Europe and Asia.

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Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth’s Forests in 3D

Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth’s Forests in 3D

A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth’s forests. The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser technology, to create detailed 3D maps and measure the biomass of forests.

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Mind Over Matter: Imagining Exercise Produces Stronger Body and Mind

Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Mind Over Matter: Imagining Exercise Produces Stronger Body and Mind

New research suggests muscles respond to simple thoughts of exercise; simply imagining exercise can trick the muscles into delaying atrophy and even getting stronger. It’s further proof that brain and body, which evolved together, are more intwined than separate.

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First Scientific Report Shows Police Body-Worn-Cameras Can Prevent Unacceptable Use-Of-Force

Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
First Scientific Report Shows Police Body-Worn-Cameras Can Prevent Unacceptable Use-Of-Force

As President Obama pledges investment in body-worn-camera technology for police officers, researchers say cameras induce ‘self-awareness’ that can prevent unacceptable uses-of-force seen to have tragic consequences in the US over the past year—from New York to Ferguson—but warn that cameras have implications for prosecution and data storage.

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Scientists Discover How Red Wine ‘Miracle Ingredient’ Resveratrol Helps Us Stay Young

Posted by on December 23, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 3 Comments
Scientists Discover How Red Wine ‘Miracle Ingredient’ Resveratrol Helps Us Stay Young

A substance found in red wine may protect the body against age-related diseases by stimulating an ancient evolutionary defence mechanism that guards human cells against genetic damage, scientists said.

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Invisibility Cloaks: “We’re Closing In… It’s Well Within the Laws of Physics” – Michio Kaku

Posted by on December 21, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Invisibility Cloaks: “We’re Closing In… It’s Well Within the Laws of Physics” – Michio Kaku

“We don’t have the Harry Potter invisibility cloak yet. However, we’re closing in and we now realize that it’s well within the laws of physics.”

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How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

The THRIVE Movement has received over 500 breakthrough projects in the past three years, both technological and social innovations. This excerpt from the ThriveTogether event describes the potential for Open Source and 3D printing in getting new energy technologies out to the world.

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World’s First ‘Three-Parent’ Babies Could Be Born In the UK

Posted by on December 18, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
World’s First ‘Three-Parent’ Babies Could Be Born In the UK

A further step towards creating babies using DNA from three people has been taken by the UK government with the announcement of new regulations to be put before parliament. The move was hailed as a “milestone” by the head of one charity representing those affected by mitochondrial diseases, which thecontroversial fertility technique aims to prevent.

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The Rosetta Stone of Body Language

Written by on December 17, 2014 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
The Rosetta Stone of Body Language

The Rosetta Stone of the Body Studies are popping up all over – showing that the language of the body is sound. Invisible sound waves are the body’s secret communication system! Understanding the “Rosetta Stone of body language” will unlock untold breakthrough for health.

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Become a Force For Good in Your Neighborhood with Free Peacekeeper App

Posted by on December 14, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Become a Force For Good in Your Neighborhood with Free Peacekeeper App

The Peacekeeper app is designed to change how people think and feel about emergency response by building tools, relationships and training that empower individuals to take action within their own communities,

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Quantum Teleportation Reaches Farthest Distance Yet

Posted by on December 9, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Quantum Teleportation Reaches Farthest Distance Yet

In a recent experiment, the quantum state (the direction it was spinning) of a light particle instantly traveled 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, becoming the farthest successful quantum teleportationfeat yet. Advances in quantum teleportation could lead to better Internet and communication security, and get scientists closer to developing quantum computers.

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