Sunday, 29 September 2013

How Advanced Races of Intelligent Beings Could Live in Black Holes




How Advanced Races of Intelligent Beings Could Live in Black Holes

As a species, we all contemplate the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations living in the far reaches of the universe, and we imagine that they have mind-boggling technology that we can’t even begin to drum up using our collective imagination. So far though, there have been no clear indicators (well, depending on who you ask) that there is anything beyond homosapiens, which is equal parts depressing and terrifying. After all, if aliens were real, surely there would be some clear signs of their existence, right? Well, there are all sorts of theories put forth in the Fermi paradox that postulate why there may be no signs... everything ranging from our technology being so basic compared to theirs that we are unable to pick up whatever radio signals they have sent out into the abyss, to E.T.’s knowing we are here, but choosing not to reach out to us to avoid hindering our progress. However, a new theory has been put forth that, frankly, makes all of the alternatives seem kind of lame.

References, sources, and further reading can be found herehttp://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/how-advanced-races-of-intelligent-beings-could-live-in-black-holes/

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Water Found On Mars...


Researchers have confirmed the existence of water on Mars. Curiosity took samples of sand from Rocknest, analysed it with an instrument called SAM, and discovered that Martian soil is 2% water. What does this mean? Microscopic life may have once existed on Mars.

Click here to discover more about this finding: http://bit.ly/1fLC4Z9

Friday, 27 September 2013

Breakthrough discovery links blue-green algae with motor neuron disease


While neurodegenerative and motor neuron diseases like#Alzheimer's, #ALS, and #Parkinson's involve aggregates of misfolded proteins accumulating and affecting neurons, there has been limited exploration of environmental factors that can cause protein misfolding.
An international team of researchers have investigated a widely known link between exposure to blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in water and foodstuffs and an increased incidence of motor neuron diseases such as ALS. They have identified that a non-protein amino acid produced by blue-green algae known as BMAA (β-methylamino-L-alanine) can cause protein misfolding. During protein synthesis, they found the body mistakes BMAA for the amino acid L-serine and incorrectly inserts it in its place, causing the protein to misfold. These faulty proteins build up in neurons (including motor neurons, pictured) and eventually cause it to degenerate or die. However, the researchers also discovered that L-serine can be used to block the incorporation of BMAA into proteins. Further work can be done to evaluate this finding and design potential therapies for ALS.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1745a27
Journal article: The Non-Protein Amino Acid BMAA Is Misincorporated into Human Proteins in Place of l-Serine Causing Protein Misfolding and Aggregation. 

Link between algae and MND (MOTOR NEURON DISEASES)


related....to MOTOR NEURON DISEASES

Blue-green algae produce a neurotoxic amino acid that has been linked to several motor neuron diseases (MND), such as the one that affects Stephen Hawking, researchers have found.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1aqEhFx

Thursday, 26 September 2013

WORLD'S FIRST CARBON NANOTUBE COMPUTER


In a world’s first, a team of researchers built a computer with a central processor made out of carbon nanotubes. The processor has more than 170 transistors and can switch between tasks, keep track of them and fetch data from and to an external memory. The team believes that carbon nanotube electronics are a viable replacement for silicon-based ones.

Read more: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24232896
                   http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/25/4769658/stanford-scientists-create-worlds-first-carbon-nanotube-computer

              http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/september/carbon-nanotube-computer-092513.html

Seeing Light in a New Light: Scientists Create Never-Before-Seen Form of Matter


A new form of matter that behaves like a lightsaber? Photons are considered massless particles that don’t interact with each other, but scientists managed to clump them together to create a never-before-seen form of matter. This finding could help researchers build quantum computers, as photons still are the best means to carry quantum information.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1bGZq1Y

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Brain fertility control unravelled




Researchers have found that the kisspeptin-Gpr54 signalling, which occurs in a tiny population of nerve cells in the brain plays an important role in fertility and is also vital for ovulation. Mice without the Gpr54 receptors were infertile but were rescued back to fertility after the scientists inserted the Gpr54 gene. This finding will help in the development of new treatments for infertility and new classes of contraceptives.

Read more: http://bit.ly/16yxc1w

World Record Solar Cell With 44.7% Efficiency


The new world record for solar cell efficiency is 44.7%, scientists announced a few days ago. They achieved this by using new solar cell structures with four solar subcells. This is a major step towards reducing solar electricity costs. The previous record was 43.6%.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1gW93Yh

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Moon Is 100 Million Years Younger Than Thought


New methods for dating rocks from the Moon's crust have placed its birth between 4.4 and 4.45 billion years ago - not 4.56 billion years ago as previously believed. The Moon was formed when a Mars-sized body smashed into the Earth, and this new discovery could change our understanding of how the Earth formed, too.

Read more: http://bit.ly/16lfyou 

Monday, 23 September 2013

NASA ADMITS ALCUBIERRE DRIVE INITIATIVE: FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT.....IT'S AWESOME




NASA Admits Alcubierre Drive Initiative: Faster Than The Speed Of Light

NASA is currently working on the first practical field test toward the possibility of faster than light travel.
Traveling faster than light has always been attributed to science fiction, but that all changed when Harold White and his team at NASA started to work on and tweak the Alcubierre Drive.

Link:http://myscienceacademy.org/2013/07/13/nasa-admits-alcubierre-drive-initiative-faster-than-the-speed-of-light/

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Covert operations: Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought


Researchers at Virginia Tech have found that neurofeedback can increase the signal-to-noise ratio in our thoughts, and this increase can be detected on fMRI. In new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers had study participants engage in a neurofeedback task where they had to control a needle on a computer screen using only their thoughts. When the participants were actively controlling the needle with their thoughts, the fMRI showed sharper, more intense brain activity and less "white noise" than compared to study participants who merely observed the needle. These results could help researchers develop better neurofeedback techniques to help people recover from a variety of neurological injuries.

Read more: http://bit.ly/16f32H4
Journal article: Brain–computer interfaces increase whole-brain signal to noise. 

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein


Jake has an IQ believed to be higher than Einstein's, but at the age of two he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and doctors told his mum he'd likely never speak or read. She refused to give up on his education and he's now taking his Master Degree at Waterloo's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada.

Read more: http://huff.to/10iAjvn

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Worm research: Right combination of sugars regulates brain development


Proper brain development requires the right combination of sugars, according to new research published in Science. Researchers at the#UniversityofCopenhagen have found that a molecule known as mir-79 is crucial to the development of the nervous system in C. elegans. Their experiments showed that mir-79 works by controlling the addition of certain sugars to particular signaling molecules. When nerve cells in the developing worm brain come in contact with these sugar-transmitters, they know where to migrate. Remove mir-79 and this migration stops working properly. Humans carry a version of this molecule known as mir-9, and the researchers say that these results are important in not only understanding neural development early in life, but also in figuring out how to help the brain repair itself after an injury.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1bvIQli
Journal article: An Epidermal MicroRNA Regulates #NeuronalMigrationThrough Control of the Cellular Glycosylation State. Science, 2013 

Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells.



 Precision Epigenetics


Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells. 
“The dirty little secret of epigenetics research is that we report quantitative differences from a cell 
 population,” says Andrew Feinberg, a professor of molecular medicine at Johns Hopkins University who was not involved in the study. “If you really want to understand mechanisms, you also need to measure individual cells.”


Read more.......http://bit.ly/14K0L0g

Coma: Researchers Observe Never Before Detected Brain Activity


When physicians find that a coma patient's EEG has flatlined, they declare the patient brain dead. But new research out of the University of Montreal has shown that brain activity can continue, even when there is no observable activity on an EEG. After a physician observed cerebral activity in a coma patient with a flatlined EEG, researchers recreated the situation in cats. Using isoflurane, the researchers placed the cats in a very deep (but reversible) coma. Although the cats had a flatlined EEGs, the researchers were able to observe regular cellular activity in the hippocampus. These oscillations were similar to what the physician had observed in the human patient. Lest people worry that coma patients had been inadvertently killed when life support was switched off, the researchers say that this isn't the case. Brain death is one of only many criteria factored into the decision to remove a patient from life support.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1a8EUDk
Journal article: Human Brain Activity Patterns beyond the Isoelectric Line of Extreme Deep Coma. PLoS ONE, 2013.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation











could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole and ejected debris.

he standard theory is that the universe grew from an infinitely dense point or , but who knows what was there before?

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-goodbye-big-black-hole-theory.html#jCp

Did a hyper-black hole spawn the Universe?


Cosmologists have formulated a new theory that suggest the universe didn’t start with the Big Bang. They believe the birth of the universe happened after a 4D star collapsed into a black hole and ejected debris, which helps explain why the universe has an almost uniform temperature.

 
Read more: http://bit.ly/158iwvM via Nature

Uncovering Cancer’s Inner Workings




Uncovering Cancer's Inner Workings by Capturing Live Images of Growing Tumors.

Scientists seeking new ways to fight cancer often try to understand the subtle, often invisible, changes to DNA, proteins, cells, and tissue that alter the body's normal biology and cause disease. Now, to aid in that fight, a team of researchers has developed a sophisticated new optical imaging tool that enables scientists to look deep within tumors and uncover their inner workings. In experiments that will be described at Frontiers in Optics (FiO), The Optical Society's (OSA) Annual Meeting, Dai Fukumura and his colleagues will present new optical imaging techniques to track the movement of molecules, cells, and fluids within tumors; examine abnormalities in the blood vessel network inside them; and observe how the tumors were affected by treatments.

Read more: http://goo.gl/xzggNo

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

‘Terminator’ polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours


The material is comprised of a poly elastomeric matrix and when cut in half with a razor blade at room temperature it healed itself with 97% efficiency in just two hours. To heal spontaneously in this context means that the material needs no outside intervention to cross-link and mend itself.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1gtc6XH via ExtremeTech

Monday, 16 September 2013

Human Brain Analysis ~ Man vs. Woman

1. MULTI-TASKING

Womens brains designed to concentrate multiple task at a time. Women can Watch a TV and Talk over phone and cook. Mens brains designed to concentrate only one work at a time. Men can not watch TV and talk over the phone at the same time. they stop the TV while Talking. They can either watch TV or talk over the phone or cook.

2. LANGUAGE

Women can easily learn many languages. But can not find solutions to problems. Men can not easily learn languages, they can easily solve problems. That's why in average a 3 years old girl has three times higher vocabulary than a 3 yeard old boy.

3. ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Mens brains has a lot of space for handling the analytical process. They can analyze and find the solution for a process and design a map of a building easily. But If a complex map is viewed by women, they can not understand it. Women can not understand the details of a map easily, For them it is just a dump of lines on a paper.

4. CAR DRIVING.

While driving a car, mans analytical spaces are used in his brain. He can drive a car fastly. If he sees an object at long distance, immediately his brain classifies the object (bus or van or car) direction and speed of the object and he drives accordingly. Where woman take a long time to recognize the object direction/ speed. Mans single process mind stops the audio in the car (if any), then concentrates only on driving.

5. LYING

When men lie to women face to face, they get caught easily. Womans super natural brain observes facial expression 70%, body language 20% and words coming from the mouth 10%. Mens brain does not have this. Women easily lie to men face to face. So guys, do not lie face to face.

6. PROBLEMS SOLVING


If a man have a lot of problems, his brain clearly classifies the problems and puts them in individual rooms in the brain and then finds the solution one by one. You can see many guys looking at the sky for a long time. If a woman has a lot of problems, her brain can not classify the problems. she wants some one to hear that. After telling everything to a person she goes happily to bed. She does not worry about the problems being solved or not.

7. WHAT THEY WANT

Men want status, success, solutions, big process, etc... But Women want relationship, friends, family, etc...

8. UNHAPPINESS

If women are unhappy with their relations, they can not concentrate on their work. If men are unhappy with their work, they can not concentrate on the relations.

9. SPEECH

Women use indirect language in speech. But Men use direct language.

10. HANDLING EMOTION

Women talk a lot without thinking. Men act a lot without thinking
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A 1,476-foot tower is WORLD 1st Iinvisible buliding equipped with its very own cloaking device


The world’s first invisible tower is being built in South Korea—and once completed it will become the third highest observation deck in the world. The invisibility illusion will be achieved thanks to a reflective façade equipped with LED technology that will work as a reflective skin—a sort of invisibility cloak that will blend the tower with the skyline.

read more.....http://io9.com/a-1-476-foot-tower-equipped-with-its-very-own-cloaking-1300809867

all the explaination how  all this tower was made invisible by using LED technology...is made understood in link i've provided 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Researchers Grow 3-D Human Brain Tissues


Researchers have grown brain tissue with distinct regions that mimic different functional structures of the developing brain.
Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have grown three-dimensional human brain tissues from stem cells. The tissues form discrete structures that are seen in the developing brain.

read more on....http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518716/researchers-grow-3-d-human-brain-tissues/

Beam Me Up: Bits of Information Teleported Across Computer Chip


Recently, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich made a step toward building a workingquantum computer byteleporting bits of informationacross a computer chip. The results of the study were detailed Aug. 15 in the journal Nature.
Creating such a circuit is an important milestone, said Benjamin Schumacher, a professor of physics at Kenyon College in Ohio. "Everybody really knows if you are ever going to make a real quantum computer, it must be solid state," said Schumacher, who was not involved in the new research. "Solid state" refers to computers built with single-piece transistors — with no moving parts and with components that are self-contained. 

Intelligent Machines to Space Colonies: 5 Sci-Fi Visions of the Future


WASHINGTON — Humanity has reached a bottleneck this century: Technical developments could cause catastrophic damage to the planet, or they could save humanity from its man-made quandary.
The future of civilization could be a dystopia of ruined ecosystems and malevolent machines, or a paradise of eternal life and intergalactic culture. At a symposium on the longevity of human civilization here at the Library of Congress Thursday (Sept. 12), several of the nation's leading scholars and futurists predicted what the coming centuries may bring.
"Everything I say today will probably be wrong," Scientific American journalist David Biello said at the start of the event

Intelligent Robots Will Overtake Humans by 2100, Experts Say


Are you prepared to meet your robot overlords?

The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the plot of "The Terminator" or "The Matrix," but many experts say the idea isn't far-fetched. Some even think the singularity — the point at which artificial intelligence can match, and then overtake, human smarts — might happen in just 16 years.

But nearly every computer scientist will have a different prediction for when and how the singularity will happen.

some believe in a utopian future, in which humans can transcend their physical limitations with the aid of machines. But others think humans will eventually relinquish most of their abilities and gradually become absorbed into artificial intelligence (AI)-based organisms, much like the energy making machinery in our own cells. [5 Reasons to Fear Robots]

Singularity near?

In his book "The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology" (Viking, 2005), futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted that computers will be as smart as humans by 2029, and that by 2045, "computers will be billions of times more powerful than unaided human intelligence," Kurzweil wrote in an email to LiveScience.
"My estimates have not changed, but the consensus view of AI scientists has been changing to be much closer to my view," Kurzweil wrote.
Bill Hibbard, a computer scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, doesn't make quite as bold a prediction, but he's nevertheless confident AI will have human-level intelligence some time in the 21st century.
"Even if my most pessimistic guess is true, it means it's going to happen during the lifetime of people who are already born," Hibbard said.
But other AI researchers are skeptical.
"I don't see any sign that we're close to a singularity," said Ernest Davis, a computer scientist at New York University.
While AI can trounce the best chess or Jeopardy player and do other specialized tasks, it's still light-years behind the average 7-year-old in terms of common sense, vision, language and intuition about how the physical world works, Davis said.
For instance, because of that physical intuition, humans can watch a person overturn a cup of coffee and just know that the end result will be a puddle on the floor. A computer program, on the other hand, would have to do a laborious simulation and know the exact size of the cup, the height of the cup from the surface and various other parameters to understand the outcome, Davis said. [10 Cool Facts About Coffee]

Infinite abilities

Once the singularity occurs, people won't necessarily die (they can simply upgrade with cybernetic parts), and they could do just about anything they wanted to — provided it were physically possible and didn't require too much energy, Hibbard said.
The past two singularities — the Agricultural and Industrial revolutions — led to a doubling in economic productivity every 1,000 and 15 years, respectively, said Robin Hanson, an economist at George Mason University in Washington, D.C., who is writing a book about the future singularity. But once machines become as smart as men, the economy will double every week or month.
This rapid pace of productivity would be possible because the main "actors" in the economy, namely people, could simply be replicated for whatever it costs to copy an intelligent-machine software into another computer.

Earth's destruction?

That productivity spike may not be a good thing. For one, robots could probably survive apocalyptic scenarios that would wipe out humans.
"A society or economy made primarily of robots will not fear destroying nature in the same way that we should fear destroying nature," Hanson said.
And others worry that we're barreling toward a future that doesn't take people into account. For instance, self-driving cars could improve safety, but also put millions of truck drivers out of work, Hibbard said. So far, no one is planning for those possibilities.
"There are such strong financial incentives in using technology in ways that aren't necessarily in everyone's interest," Hibbard said. "That's going to be a very difficult problem, possibly an unsolvable problem."

Human devolution?

Some scientists think we are already in the midst of the singularity.
Humans have already relinquished many intelligent tasks, such as the ability to write, navigate, memorize facts or do calculations, Joan Slonczewski, a microbiologist at Kenyon college and the author of a science-fiction book called "The Highest Frontier," (Tor Books, 2011). Since Gutenberg invented the printing press, humans have continuously redefined intelligence and transferred those tasks to machines. Now, even tasks considered at the core of humanity, such as caring for the elderly or the sick, are being outsourced to empathetic robots, she said.
"The question is, could we evolve ourselves out of existence, being gradually replaced by the machines?" Slonczewski said. "I think that's an open question."
In fact, the future of humanity may be similar to that of mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of cells. Mitochondria were once independent organisms, but at some point, an ancestral cell engulfed those primitive bacteria, and over evolutionary history, mitochondria let cells gradually take over all the functions they used to perform, until they only produced energy.
"We're becoming like the mitochondria. We provide the energy — we turn on the machines," Slonczewski told Live Science. "But increasingly, they do everything else."

Friday, 13 September 2013

Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity.....AMAZING ....TECHNOLOGY


What is the future of creativity, manufacturing, and design? How is the Shapeways community and 3D printing enabling everyone to make their ideas real?
This film portrays how the Shapeways 3D printing community and marketplace is enabling everyone to be a creator. All you need is an idea and an Internet connection.
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Cardiac rhythm identification replaces passwords and pin


awesome technology......

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Monday, 9 September 2013

Maleness secrets revealed




New research has identified the key to becoming male is an enzyme that “unravels” DNA to trigger male development of the embryo, a discovery that may give greater insight into intersex conditions, such as hermaphroditism.

Read more: http://bit.ly/17Dgnqu

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology



He is from MIT and is an Indian, he wants to bring about a revolution in the world, with things like motion
sensing, direct link between 2D AND 3D, making iPads on a PIECE OF PAPER, etc.
Editing by me

For More details.......Visit....http://6thsensetech.com/

Student’s flashlight works by body heat, not batteries


Ann Makosinski from Victoria, British Columbia, has an LED flashlight powered by body heat. This inventor has a flashlight that glows when she holds it. The story gets more interesting, though. She is 15 years old and her flashlight has got her into the finalist ranks for the Google Science Fair. Her work is a result of a general interest in alternative energ 
READ MORE......http://awescience.com/2013/07/02/students-flashlight-works-by-body-heat-not-batteries/

Friday, 6 September 2013

Is this the 'FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH'?


A drug that can reduce the rate at which you age? Scientists may be one step closer to developing a compound that could slow down the ageing process after discovering that by improving the stability of rDNA genes they could extend the lifespan of baker’s yeast.


Imagine being able to take a drug that can reduce the rate at which you age. Research by Massey University senior lecturer in genetics Dr Austen Ganley is making this dream one step closer to reality.
A new study, published in the journal Current Biology, provides evidence that ageing works through a special set of genes that everyone has - the rDNA genes.
Dr Ganley was part of an international team, led by Dr Takehiko Kobayashi from the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan. The team found that by improving the stability of the rDNA genes, which are usually quite unstable, they could extend the lifespan of baker’s yeast, a model system for studying cell ageing.
“This work is exciting because it shows that rDNA instability is a new factor in ageing,” says Dr Ganley.
The researchers set out to understand how the Sir2 gene reduces aging in yeast. Sir2 genes shot to prominence as potential human anti-aging genes with the finding that resveratrol, a component of red wine, activates them. However, subsequent research has found that resveratrol doesn’t extend lifespan in mammals.
The yeast Sir2 gene controls rDNA stability, but also has many other targets in the cell. The breakthrough came when the scientists found a way to separate Sir2’s effect on the rDNA from its other effects. This allowed them to show that Sir2’s anti-aging effect comes exclusively through stabilisation of the rDNA genes.
“This is significant,” says Dr Ganley, “because in humans there are seven Sirtuins (the equivalent of the Sir2 gene), and they all behave very differently to the yeast Sir2 gene. In contrast, the rDNA genes are very similar between yeast and humans, therefore rDNA gene instability may be the common factor in aging across life.”

Read more: http://bit.ly/1aRXL9p
 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

NOW SCIENTIST ....LOOKING FOR 2nd PHASE OF AIDS VACCINE


Throughout the 52 week trial, none of the volunteers experienced any adverse reactions, and they all saw a boost in antibodies. This leaves scientists encouraged that Phase 2 will also see great success.

Since it emerged, HIV/AIDS has killed over 35 million people, and 34 million are currently living with it.

More info: http://bit.ly/15yFFIn

AWESOME VOYAGE........INSIDE THE CELL.......IT'S AMAZING


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

HIV Vaccine passses Phase 1 clinal trial.......WONDERFUL RESEARCH.....CHECK OUT ALL LINKS

Wonderful! 

Phase I Clinical Trial of the first and only preventative HIV vaccine has been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all patients, Sumagen Canada Inc and Western University announced. In other words, the vaccine must pass the next two phases (Phases 2 & 3) before it goes on sale. The final phase, phase 4 will be about sentry studies during sales.

Further Details :


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L#2 : http://is.gd/TDeptG
L#3 : http://is.gd/gcK080