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Ageing in Human Cells Successfully Reversed in the Lab

https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/articles/ageing-in-human-cells-successfully-reversed-in-the-lab-307820 The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. We still don’t fully understand why cells become senescent as we age. Reversing aging is still a long way from reality, but this latest laboratory experiment seems to show that scientists have reversed the ageing of human cells.

Landmark UN Climate Change Report: Act Now To Avoid Climate Catastrophe | IFLScience

https://www.iflscience.com/environment/landmark-un-climate-change-report-act-now-to-avoid-climate-catastrophe/ The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has unleashed their Special Report on the impact of global warming reaching 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. “This IPCC report is set to outline a rescue plan for humanity,” “1.5°C is the new 2°C,” If we stick to Paris Climate Agreement commitments, we could still see a global

Scientists Have Connected The Brains of 3 People, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts

https://www.sciencealert.com/brain-to-brain-mind-connection-lets-three-people-share-thoughts This is fancy as one science fiction coming reality! Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people share their thoughts – and in this case, play a Tetris-style game. The team thinks this wild experiment could be scaled up to connect whole networks of people. It works through a

Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45513012 Some science news for this Friday: Riding on some types of roller-coaster is an effective way of removing kidney stones is the conclusion of research that has won this year’s Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine. The Ig Nobels are spoof prizes that recognise achievements that make people laugh but also then think for a

Scientists Have Successfully Reversed The Aging Of Human Cells In The Lab | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-have-successfully-reversed-the-aging-of-human-cells-in-the-lab/ This looks interesting: The researchers were able to reverse the aging process of some old human cells by delivering a specific molecule to their mitochondria, the structures within cells where energy is produced. This approach stops the cells from becoming senescent, a point at which they can no longer duplicate. Some researchers believe that

This 3D-printed AI construct analyzes by bending light | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/26/this-3d-printed-ai-construct-analyzes-by-bending-light/ Machine learning systems, which we frequently refer to as a form of artificial intelligence, at their heart are just a series of calculations made on a set of data. The calculations themselves aren’t particularly complex. Researchers from UCLA show that those calculations can be implemented optically with 3D-printed layers of transparent material, imprinted with

New Solar Cell “Most Efficient Ever”

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/4803 For the first time, scientists have produced a photovoltaic (PV) cell with a conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported. The breakthrough cell was developed using a structure called a “multi-junction solar cell.” The technology may allow for lower PV system installation costs ($3 per watt) and lower electricity

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Here are some news related to addictive gaming: Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO   http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42541404 Gaming can be too addictive to some people. Now gaming addiction is to be listed as a mental health condition for the first time. The World Health Organisation’s 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition