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Taurine-like chemical restores cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's

Tests show compound, similar to that found in energy drinks, clears amyloid beta plaques, which build up in the brain in early stages of Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a chemical that destroys toxic plaques which build up in the brain in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Preliminary …

Dementia

Physicists Send Particles Of Light Into The Past, Proving Time Travel Is Possible?

I'm in!<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Switch on a Dormant Gene in Human Red Blood Cells

Welcome to the future of genetic editing.<p>Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have used a world-first technique to …

Genetics

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success<p>As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, one …

Renewable Energy

The Biggest Solar Breakthrough You've Never Heard Of

You were probably expecting this story to be about a breakthrough at the bleeding edge of solar technology. It is not. Instead, the breakthrough in this story is not –technically speaking – a technical one.<p>The breakthrough is a business model used to integrate distributed energy technologies into …

New York State

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

Scotland is about to become home to the world’s largest floating wind farm

The Scottish government has approved the construction of the UK’s first ever floating wind farm, planned for the country’s northeastern coastline.<p>A 30-megawatt (MW) pilot wind farm will be made up of five 6-MW turbines, which could power up to 20,000 homes. Because they are not attached to the sea …

Hydroelectric Power

The world's leading futurist wants to live forever — here's why

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil says humans are just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. During a visit to our office, the Google director of engineering talked to us about the future of health and medicine and his case for why we should live …

Swatch-controlled battery company might offer IPO, because VW

And George Clooney Is A Shareholder of Benelos Clean Power<p>This Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal can make some folks do the darnedest things. Take Swatch, that fashion plate of decades past, for instance. Swatch Group AG CEO Nick Hayek and his board is looking at possibly taking a battery company …

Battery Bottleneck Slows Drive To Deploy Electric Weapons

After devoting billions of dollars to research and development over the course of several decades, the U.S. military has finally begun to field the first generation of electric weapons.<p>Conventional weapons rely on chemical or kinetic energy to do their dirty work. Bombs explode and bullets …

Copper foam might revolutionize batteries

You're not dreaming because it may be a reality in the not-too-distant future, powering everything from electric cars to smartphones.<p>And speaking of dreams, the device from Prieto Battery Inc. in Colorado is made of copper foam.<p>Prieto Battery is a startup founded by Amy Prieto based on her research …

Egypt finds way to make salt water drinkable with half the energy

Egyptian researchers have discovered a new way to desalinate and clean water that uses less than half the energy of comparable desalination …

Water

Solar Panels & Tesla Powerwall Batteries To Power Vermont Park

<b>Published on</b> October 26th, 2015 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>8<p>October 26th, 2015 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>Originally published on <i>Solar Love</i>.<p>Vermont’s first “ePark” …

Motor Mouth: Is the end (of gasoline engines) near?

Even released in the maelstrom that is the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, it was stunning news: Last week, Toyota committed to reduce the carbon …

Vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson is buying experimental battery startup Sakti3

Dyson, the UK-based home appliance manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Sakti3, a seven-year-old Michigan startup working on an experimental solid-state approach to advanced batteries.<p>Dyson will pay $90 million cash for the company, according to a merger document seen by Quartz, which specifies the …

General Motors

How Yellowstone's renewable energy program ended up running on old car batteries

Solar power at Yellowstone’s Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus is stored in used hybrid batteries recovered from Toyota dealers. Here’s how it happened<p>When the first Prius hit the road in 1997, it was considered niche. As of the end of last year, Toyota has sold more than 2m Prius hybrids, more than …

Renewable Energy

Boeing robots build jets in world's biggest building

<b>The BBC has visited the world's biggest building, as part of the Intelligent Machines season.</b><p>Boeing's giant factory near Seattle in the US uses robots to construct the new aircraft it churns out.<p>Read and watch more from our series of articles about artificial intelligence<b>:</b>

Intense beet juice ups strength after heart failure

Drinking concentrated beet juice, which is high in nitrates, increases muscle power in patients with heart failure, a new study shows.<p>“It’s a small …

Washington University

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Startup Thinks Its Battery Will Solve Renewable Energy’s Big Flaw - MIT Technology Review

A former Sony TV factory near Pittsburgh is coming to life again after lying idle for four years. Whirring robotic arms have started to assemble a …

Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient In Pilot BioHub Trial

MIAMI, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School …

Diabetes

Porsche's new Mission E electric vehicle packs 600+ horsepower and recharges in 15 minutes

Rumors have been circulating that Porsche is developing a rival to the Tesla Model S – and the automaker just gave the world a preview with its new …

Elegant Kirigami Solar Cells Generate 36% More Solar Energy

By borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed solar cells that can …

Scientists explain underlying cause of unhealthy brain aging

Doctors commonly recommend patients increase their intake of calcium as a means of combating osteoporosis for aging bones.<p>But calcium also plays an …

Neuroscience

Solar panels just broke another record in the U.S.

The market to install solar panels on the roofs of homes in the U.S. set another record in the second quarter of this year, indicating a shift in the …

Fast Track Trampoline Sidewalk Takes Your Commute to a Whole New Level

Talk about extreme walking! How about using a trampoline to get to work instead of a boring concrete sidewalk? Fast Track is a springy trampoline …

The coming battery boom will need better software, sensors & data

Lithium-ion batteries have become the power backbone for our always-on gadgets, laptops and cell phones. Now, thanks to Tesla Motors, they’re moving …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …