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+ - Telomere-Lengthening Procedure Turns Clock Back Years in Human Cells-> 2

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new procedure to increase the length of human telomeres. This increases the number of times cells are able to divide, essentially making the cells many years younger. This not only has useful applications for laboratory work, but may point the way to treating various age-related disorders – or even muscular dystrophy."
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+ - The Quantum Experiment That Simulates A Time Machine

Submitted by KentuckyFC
KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "One of the extraordinary features of quantum mechanics is that one quantum system can simulate the behaviour of another that might otherwise be difficult to create. That's exactly what a group of physicists in Australia have done in creating a quantum system that simulates a quantum time machine. Back in the early 90s, physicists showed that a quantum particle could enter a region of spacetime that loops back on itself, known as a closed timelike curve, without creating grandfather-type paradoxes in which time travellers kill their grandfathers thereby ensuring they could never have existed to travel back in time in the first place. Nobody has ever built a quantum closed time-like curve but now they don't have to. The Australian team have simulated its behaviour by allowing two entangled photons to interfere with each other in a way that recreates the behaviour of a single photon interacting with an older version of itself. The results are in perfect agreement with predictions from the 1990s--there are no grandfather-type paradoxes. Interestingly, the results are entirely compatible with relativity, suggesting that this type of experiment might be an interesting way of reconciling it with quantum mechanics."

+ - Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers Bridge the Airgap-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Hacked has a piece about Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers keylogging from a distance using the electromagnetic radiation of CPUs. They can reportedly do this from up to 6 meters away. In this video, using two Ubuntu laptops, they demonstrate that keystrokes are easily interpreted with the software they have developed. In their whitepaper they talk about the need for more research in this area so that hardware and software manufacturers will be able to develop more secure devices. For now, Farraday cages don't seem as crazy as they used to, or do they?"
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Comment: Tech needs more such new companies (Score 2) 570

by nikkipolya (#48867485) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Google and Android are now getting old. And so are Apple and its iPhone's and Mac's. It's about time we see newer companies like Microsoft, Xiaomi etc. come up with amazing new products. Although I do agree that it will be hard for a new and small company like Microsoft to break-in into big markets, but so were Google and Apple many years ago. I wish companies like Microsoft, Xiaomi all the best.

Comment: Re:Arrow of Time (Score 1) 107

by nikkipolya (#48557087) Attached to: 2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

I think the article is referring to time-translational symmetry. Which is what results in conservation of energy. If you claim that time translational symmetry is violated, then you are also claiming the violation of the conservation of energy. Although nothing forbids either, but it would have been big news. And I haven't heard it!

Comment: Here's the Pope's new version of how it all began (Score 1) 669

by nikkipolya (#48308159) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

God and his room-mate Chugs were arm wrestling. When...
Chugs: You're going down, man.
God: Pprrrrrrrrrrrrr (farts)
Chugs: Oh, dude, that is sick.(God wins, thanks to the stink)
God: Yeah! Undefeated! Oh, wait, wait, wait. Here comes another one. Quick, give me your lighter.
God: Pprrrrrrrrrrrrr (farts outreal loud. A big bang is heard)
God: You smell that?

Then, over millions of years, evolution took its course.

Comment: Re:Um, no! (Score 1) 534

by nikkipolya (#48035921) Attached to: Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Not true. The dharma-karma reincarnation point of view is not mandatory in Hinduism, its but one point of view. One of the earliest schools of Hinduism was the Samkhya school. Which is an atheistic school with adherents even to this day in India. The later schools range between various shades of atheism to theism. Jainism and Buddhism are off-shoots of Hinduism and both are largely atheistic.

Comment: Re:Fund an institution (Score 1) 224

by nikkipolya (#48000347) Attached to: Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

1. Hey but Nick Leeson is making a killing out of it. He was convicted and jailed. And so is Kevin Mitnick and a host of others. The whistleblower should go beyond the facts of his whistleblowing and start from his childhood. How he dreamt of freedom and how fiercely he fought to save it on his school playground. Defending the hapless kids from the bullies.... blah blah blah... That makes a wonderful story. Then he can go about narrating his life after he lost his job, making ends meet. How he was determined to fight it out, all alone vs the state. How he survived the fallout... How he is the savior of morals and values. Of courage, grit and determination. blah blah...

2. At least they should make an attempt. Even if the book doesn't fly and the movie never happens, they can become a public speaker. If not in the US, definitely abroad. They can get into talking about leadership skills, entrepreneurial skills, self help blah blah blah... there is a big market for it. I know of people who have not done anything noteworthy in their lives but are making a killing by going to companies and talking about leadership, emotional intelligence, x habits of a leader, innovation and bull like that. These guys atleast have some real life story to tell.

3. Mitnick, Leeson are on the top of my head. He can walk clear of those states where such laws exist. In fact they can walk out of US and not bother. Nothing much there anyways. Earth is a big planet.

4. Launch a fight against the ammo in full public view and make a story out of it too!! Like we read on slash the other day of that Italian restaurant that came up with a neat idea to fight the extortion attempts of Yelp!

One has to look out for engineers -- they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb. -- Marcel Pagnol