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Video: The Archimedes Screw

May 2, 2016
Video: The Archimedes Screw

From Chapter 4 of the book Super You – p.131 In the 1980s, physician inventor Rich Wampler visited Egypt and witnessed local workers using a hand-turned Archimedes screw to pump water up a river bank for irrigation. He realized that if a screw could move water against gravity, perhaps it could move blood against pressure.

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Neuroscientist Greg Gage

April 11, 2016
Neuroscientist Greg Gage

A TED talk by neuroscientist Greg Gage.

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Metformin Off Label Usage for Longevity FAQ

December 22, 2015
Metformin Off Label Usage for Longevity FAQ

After extensively researching the longevity chapter in our book Super You: How Technology is Revolutionizing What it Means to Be Human, (written with my wife Kay Svela and longtime collaborator Sean Carruthers) I came upon the drug Metformin. It’s a pharmaceutical drug used to treat Type II diabetes, however in a series of studies it […]

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Photos with cell phones removed send wrong message about technology

October 16, 2015
Photos with cell phones removed send wrong message about technology

The other day I took a 15 minute Facebook break mid-work as I usually do when I need to stop writing and let my mind wander. (You know what I mean, you do it to!) Appearing on my social feed was a CNN article that featured the photographic work of Eric Pickersgill, a collection he […]

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Need a hand? Prosthetic limb can be printed or $25

October 14, 2015
Need a hand? Prosthetic limb can be printed or $25

Gino Tubaro wants to provide 3D printable prosthetic hands to anyone who wants one  for free. Atomic Labs, his company, has designed a simple prosthetic hand that can be printed in  3-D by anyone with access to a 3D printer.  Read more: [CLICK HERE]

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Daily habits that will boost brain power: infographic

October 5, 2015
Daily habits that will boost brain power: infographic

How do you become started? Engage in these 24 daily activities to boost your intelligence: Click for the full infographic from Business Insider. [Sourced from http://www.businessinsider.com/24-daily-habits-that-will-make-you-smarter-2015-6]

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Get ready for hybrid thinking: Ray Kurzweil

October 1, 2015
Get ready for hybrid thinking: Ray Kurzweil

Two hundred million years ago, our mammalian ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue – when wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut – is the key to what humanity has become. Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap […]

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These Russian scientists are working to extend life

October 1, 2015
These Russian scientists are working to extend life

Zhavoronkov views aging not as inevitable, but a failure of science to give people a few more years. “Large pharma doesn’t view aging as a disease yet,” he complains. It’s questionable if extending life in itself is a particularly commendable or noble goal of scientific research. There are already a lot of people in the […]

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Are you a singularity denier?

September 9, 2015
Are you a singularity denier?

Do you think all this talk about the singularity is ridiculous? You know, that a moment in time sometime between 2035 and 2045 where progress is so rapid it outstrips humans’ ability to comprehend it. Some suggest at this point, the future of mankind will be redesigned by non-human intelligence. Do you think that’s bunk? Impossible? […]

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Arthur C. Clarke’s 2014 predictions

September 9, 2015
Arthur C. Clarke’s 2014 predictions

Watch author Arthur C. Clarke predict the future in 1964 – see what he says about 2014 in this two part video:  

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