Ray Kamm

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Adult Stem Cells' Role in Disease Management and Anti-Aging

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Since time immemorial, man has searched for the Fountain of Youth. Nothing has changed in that regard, but the methods of inquiry and …

The Hilarious Beer Commercial No Brewery Wants You To See

Beer

Understanding Calico: Larry Page, Google Ventures, and the quest for immortality

Radical life extension is a dream shared by many top Googlers<p>Yesterday, Google CEO Larry Page announced what is perhaps his company’s most audacious project: a life science startup called Calico that will pursue solutions for aging and its associated diseases. As <i>Time Magazine</i> put it, Calico hopes …

A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant

"And the Arab wins Miss America, classic."

The NHL’s line of duty and the story of David Dziurzynski

Guys like David Dziurzynski aren't supposed to attract attention.<p>But there he was last March, seconds into his 10th NHL game, waiting for the puck to drop at the Air Canada Centre – a big, quiet 23-year-old from Lloydminster, Alta., who'd forced his way into hockey's spotlight despite going …

Ice Hockey

Brain-training video games may help reverse cognitive decline in old age

Older people who played a specially designed game improved their multitasking abilities, memory and attention<p>Playing brain-training video gamesmay help reverse the natural decline in cognitive abilitiesamong older people, according to scientists.<p>They found that 60-year-olds who played a …

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

A detailed look at religion in every country, then and now<p>Even if religious doctrine hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, the number of people practicing religion, and the places they worship, can look completely different in only a few short years.<p>This ambitious infographic from …

‘Archer’s’ Doctor Krieger Has Spent His Summer Building A Clone Army. Here’s The Visual Diary.

Just like everyone’s other favorite ISIS employee, Doctor Krieger has also had quite the momentous summer. Except instead of gallivanting around tropical locations, finding trouble and doing Kenny Powers impersonations, Krieger has locked himself in the lab hellbent on creating an army of clones …

Cancer Drug That Shrinks All Tumors Set To Begin Human Clinical Trials

Researchers are one step closer to uncovering a cancer treatment that could be applicable across the board in killing every kind of cancer tumor.<p>After successful trials in mice, the cancer drug that so far has shrunk or cured all types of tumors it has been tested against will now move to human …

Obama unveils brain mapping initiative and calls for further research

Barack Obama has launched an ambitious plan to map the human brain for the first time, in an attempt to seek vital clues for treating diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.<p>The Brain Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) will launch with $100m of federal …

How robots are eating the last of America’s—and the world’s—traditional manufacturing jobs

Baxter, the affordable, humanoid industrial robot recently unveiled by Rethink Robotics, is so easy to program that I once did it one-handed and drunk. We were at a party at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he was standing in the corner, looking lonely. No, really—Baxter has …

Manufacturing

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality

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Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

The Siren Call Of The Wilderness Can Be Heard On Mars, Too

<i>You step down from the all-terrain camper and out into the bright sunlight. Your boots crunch on the cold desert soil. It's been three solid months in the office with just Sundays off (at best). But now, finally, you are out in the open once again. Above you the sky is its usual brown-hued</i> …

4-Billion-Pixel Panorama From Curiosity Rover Brings Mars to Your Computer Screen

• Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<br>• Date of Publication: 03.28.13. 03.28.13<br>• Time of Publication: 1:59 pm. 1:59 pm<p>Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

Will we ever… simulate the human brain?

A billion dollar project claims it will recreate the most complex organ in the human body in just 10 years. But detractors say it is impossible. Who is right?<p>For years, Henry Markram has claimed that he can simulate the human brain in a computer within a decade. On 23 January 2013, the European …

Personal Organizing

World’s top supercomputer from ‘09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled | Ars Technica

IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop machine, goes offline today.<p>Five years ago, an IBM-built supercomputer designed to model the decay of the US …

Super-powered battery breakthrough claimed by US team

<b>A new type of battery has been developed that, its creators say, could revolutionise the way we power consumer electronics and vehicles.</b><p>The University of Illinois team says its use of 3D-electrodes allows it to build "microbatteries" that are many times smaller than commercially available options, …

University of Oxford

Low-Cost Robot Hand Can (Almost) Change A Tire

DARPA's three-fingered artificial hand is great at grasping, but can't quite manipulate tools.<p>The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on making dexterous robot hands to search for explosive devices, use tools, provide amputees with helpful replacements, and maybe even change …

NASA’s ex-CTO built a cloud in a box and he wants you to buy it | Ars Technica

Nebula's OpenStack-based hardware turns servers into an Amazon-like cloud.<p>Private clouds are all the rage for businesses seeking to recreate the …

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

The Cellphone Turns 40: Remembering Martin Cooper’s Historic Call

Four decades ago, Martin Cooper—inspired by Captain Kirk—made the first public call. By Sean Macaulay.<p>On this day, April 3, in 1973, a man called …

Modern geoengineers are part rainmaker, part Dr Strangelove – Adam Corner | Aeon Essays

At a small conference in Germany last May, I found myself chuckling at the inability of the meeting organisers to control the room’s electronic …

Boston Dynamics Robot Dons Gas Mask and Camouflage

Boston Dynamics dressed its PETMAN robot is a gas mask and camouflage. Boston Dynamics says its robot used to test the performance of protective …

FYI: What Would It Feel Like To Travel At Warp Speed?

It wouldn’t feel like much of anything.<p>If it were really possible to build a warp drive, using it wouldn't make you fly back into your seat as in a science-fiction movie. "Inside the spaceship, it would feel absolutely normal," says physicist Dave Goldberg of Drexel University. "You would be …

Robot truck platoons roll forward

Convoys of wireless-linked semi-autonomous vehicles could soon be hitting our roads, giving drivers a chance to put their feet up on the morning commute.<p>Imagine cruising down a three-lane highway and rounding a bend to find four trucks rolling along in single-file. They are all traveling close …

Autonomous Cars

Tomorrow’s World: a Horizon Special, BBC Two, review

Sarah Rainey reviews Tomorrow’s World: a Horizon Special, an edition of the BBC Two science series in which Liz Bonnin looks at some of the radical inventions of the 21st century.<p>If you tuned in to <b>Tomorrow’s World: a Horizon Special</b> (BBC Two) hoping to see black-and-white reruns of Raymond Baxter …