Science & Medicine

Science & Medicine

The Quest To Live Forever

Google’s Ray Kurzweil on the quest to live forever

About 150 (supplements) a day. I test myself on a regular basis, and it’s working. All my measurements are in ideal ranges. I scan my arteries to see if I have plaque buildup, and I have no atherosclerosis. I come out younger on biological aging tests. So far, so good. But this program is not designed to last a very long time. This program is what we call bridge one. The goal is to get to bridge two: the biotechnology revolution, where we can reprogram biology away from disease. And that is not the end-all either.

There isn’t so far fetched as you might think. I myself take Vitamin D, Curcumin, Phosphatidylcholine, Omega-3 and Vitamin E everyday in multiples. But I just find his quest to make it to the Singularity in 2045 fascinating. Hopefully I make it there as well.

Science & Medicine, Technology

September 7, 2013

The 10 commandants for happiness and success

Don’t compare yourself to others.

Only surround yourself with brilliant and positive people.

Don’t be afraid to fail, failure is the best thing that could happen to you.

Find your vocation and have pleasure doing it.

Be careful when listening to people.

Be generous, share when you can.

Stay healthy, eat healthily, exercise and balance your life.

Don’t be afraid to disappoint anyone.

Don’t watch TV and don’t follow the media too much.

Have strong values and stick to them, no matter what.

These are some excellent points that we should all live our lives by. The last one happens to be my favourite.

New connections can allow these cells to operate at solar concentrations of 70,000 suns

“We have discovered that by inserting a very thin film of  into the connecting junction of stacked cells we can virtually eliminate voltage loss without blocking any of the solar energy,” says Dr. Salah Bedair

Essentially, scientists will be able to harness significantly more solar energy in the same square footage of panels. More efficient and effective renewable energy coming soon to a roof near you!

Infectious diseases don’t care about ‘why’ you choose to be unvaccinated

Most people have not lived in a time of plagues or remember their effects. Most people do not read history or look at the morbidity and mortality of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the third world. But the reality is that vaccine-preventable illness are still there and the barriers to prevent their return are surprisingly fragile. It doesn’t take much thinning of herd immunity to allow vaccine-preventable illnesses to come storming back.

Sadly, we live in a time to people in America being too comfortable. We have the likes of Jenny McCarthy wrongly linking vaccinations to her child’s autism.

Tesla Model S outperforms an Aston Martin

It is the future… today. It offers most of the usability of the world’s best luxury saloons, but with no tailpipe emissions and a fraction of the running costs. And it handles too.

Just look at those corner turns and acceleration. Simply exhilarating.

Elon Musk is pretty much Tony Stark

The system uses the Leap Motion controller to track hand gestures. Implementations of the system include a version using 3D glasses, a free-standing glass projection (as seen in Iron Man) and the Oculus Rift headset for the full virtual reality experience. To top it all off, the team then printed the part in titanium using a 3D laser metal printer.

What can’t Elon do? He is so going to Mars in his lifetime.

Pope Francis tells G20 to not engage in military action in Syria

“To the (G20) leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Inspirational, Science & Medicine, Technology

Thoughts on Mining Space

So, you may have heard about this brand new startup called Planetary Resources in the news lately. And it’s the real deal! This organization is being led by some of the affluent billionaires in the world. Individuals such as Eric Anderson, Peter Diamandis, James Cameron and Google CEO Larry Page as well as many more will be out and about in space to harvest precious minerals from near by asteroids.

This venture is going to be revolutionary, it is the film Avatar coming into reality in the search for the conceptual “ubobtainium”. Essentially, Planetary Resources will be out hunting for things platinum and fresh water. Perhaps they can do to platinum what we’ve done with aluminum? Imagine all the breakthroughs in technology and science that could be achieved with vastly cheaper precious metals.

You can also bet that this high-cost mission will reap astronomical rewards for the team as well. Mashable states that all of the elements in certain asteroids could be worth 20 trillion dollars!

What do you guys think of this? Tweet me @SeanChin.