July 2017

Health
Can You Live Hundreds of Years?
July 21, 2017 0 Comments

Author: Sean Illing Source: Vox (https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/5/4/15433348/aubrey-de-grey-life-extension-aging-death-science-medicine) Scientists are waging a war against human aging. But what happens next? “I understand it takes a certain amount of guts to aim high.” —Aubrey de Grey We all grow old. We all die. For Aubrey de Grey, a biogerontologist and chief science officer of the SENS Research Foundation, […]

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Technology
Elon Musk was Wrong?
July 21, 2017 0 Comments

Author: Will Sabel Courtney Source: The Drive (http://www.thedrive.com/opinion/12606/elon-musk-is-wrong-about-the-future-of-self-driving-electric-cars-in-america) Last weekend, Elon Musk jetted off to Providence, Rhode Island to serve as the keynote speaker for the National Governors Association meeting. During his question-and-answer session with Nevada governor Brian Sandoval in front of the gaggle of governors, Musk touched on many of his usual favorite topics: […]

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Technology
Mad Scientist Invents Hoverbike
July 21, 2017 0 Comments

Author: David Moye Source: Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mad-inventor-colin-furze-invents-working-hoverbike-and-we-want-it-badly_us_57227b8ce4b0f309baf05a0d?utm_hp_ref=weird-science) If anyone wants to know when the future arrived, tell them April 28, 2016. That’s when British inventor Colin Furze unveiled a gas-powered hoverbike that manages to do at least do the most basic requirement of something with that name: It actually gets off the ground. It’s amazing […]

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Paleontology
The World’s Best Preserved Dinosaur
July 21, 2017 0 Comments

Author: Ashijfa Kassam Source: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/15/alberta-canada-museum-unveils-best-preserved-armoured-dinosaur-in-the-world-nodosaur#img-1) It has been compared to a dinosaur mummy, a lifelike sculpture and even a dragon from Game of Thrones. Now, 110 million years after it died, the 18ft-long nodosaur – hailed as the best-preserved armoured dinosaur in the world – has been unveiled at a Canadian museum. “Normally […]

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Miscellaneous
The Ig Nobels: Harvard Makes Fun of its Wacky “Discoveries”
July 21, 2017 0 Comments

Author: David Moye Source: Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2016-ig-nobel-prizes_us_57e2bbb3e4b0e80b1b9fa978?utm_hp_ref=weird-science) The awards honor “discoveries that cannot, or should not, be reproduced.” Some scientists who make astonishing breakthroughs win a Nobel Prize. But there are others whose discoveries make people think, “Wow, it’s astonishing someone actually thought to study that.” Things like how polyester pants affect the sex life […]

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Space
Are Aliens Trying to Contact Humans? Weird Signals Detected
July 20, 2017 0 Comments

Author: Mike Wall Source: Space.com (https://www.space.com/37516-strange-radio-signals-red-dwarf-star.html) Strange radio signals have been spotted coming from the vicinity of a nearby star — but don’t get your hopes up that aliens are responsible. On May 12, the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected “some very peculiar signals” apparently emanating from Ross 128, a […]

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For Students by Students
Google’s Tango AR Creates Interactive Educational Experiences
July 20, 2017 0 Comments

Author: Ryan J. Daniels Source: HS Insider LA Times (http://highschool.latimes.com/windward-school/googles-tango-ar-creates-interactive-educational-experiences/) Augmented Reality (AR) is taking on a more defined format for the consumer market: mobile devices. Google sees AR’s potential for educational uses. At the Augmented World Expo (AWE), I met with Jared Finder, a Google software engineer working on Tango, the company’s new augmented […]

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Paleontology
The Biggest Dinosaur Footprint Ever Found
July 20, 2017 0 Comments

Author: The Guardian Source: The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/28/worlds-largest-dinosaur-footprints-discovered-in-western-australia#img-1 The largest known dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Western Australia, including 1.7 metre prints left by gigantic herbivores. Until now, the biggest known dinosaur footprint was a 106cm track discovered in the Mongolian desert and reported last year. At the new site, along the Kimberley shoreline in a […]

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Health
Head Transplant Planned for 2017
July 20, 2017 0 Comments

Author: Hannah Osborne Source: Newsweek (http://www.newsweek.com/head-transplant-sergio-canavero-valery-spiridonov-china-2017-591772) Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has announced further details about the plan to carry out the world’s first head transplant surgery. In a turn of events, the operation will no longer be performed on Valery Spiridonov, a Russian man suffering from the muscle-wasting Werdnig-Hoffman’s disease, with whom Canavero has been […]

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For Students by Students
IMAX Films Inspire Students
July 19, 2017 0 Comments

Author: The Tech Museum of Innovation Source: The Tech Museum of Innovation (https://www.thetech.org/educators/IMAX) Through IMAX, students can journey to unbelievable places without leaving their seats Canyon Crest Academy students recently screened two documentaries they created using a $5,000 grant the Carmel Valley school received last year from IMAX’s Big Picture In Focus program, created to […]

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