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100 year old scientist may have found her own immortality drug

Most centenarians attribute their great age to some magic elixir or other The longevity of the Italian scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who this week became the first Nobel Prize-winner to reach the age of 100, might be the result of a potion that is a little out of the ordinary: Professor Levi-Montalcini, it is said, puts her undiminished mental vigour down to regular doses of [url=http://enwikipediaorg/wiki/Nerve_growth_factor]nerve growth factor NGF[/url] – the discovery that made he

Quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field example - video

Probably the coolest thing you will see Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field More: http://wwwquantumlevitationcom/levitation/Quantum_Levitationhtml [flash=640x360]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/Ws6AAhTw7RA[/flash] Longer Suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor ; a phenomenon called 'Quantum Trapping' [flash=640x360]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/VyOtIsn

Samsung Galaxy S3 specs - dual core 1.8gig machine 12 MP camera

Galaxy S III, the next high-end smartphone in Samsung’s line-up, has leaked some specs It will debut sometime next year, featuring a huge 46-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels Because the Super AMOLED Plus HD display requires high-tech hardware, that’s why Galaxy S III sports a dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 chipset, clocked at not less than 18GHz Despite the high clock signal frequency, the battery drain should not be a problem for the Exynos 42

Natural steriod found in Mustard plants build muscle mass and lose weight

If you are looking to lean out, add muscle mass, and get ripped, a new research report suggests that you might want to look to your garden for a little help That's because scientists have found that when a specific plant steroid was given orally to rats, it triggered a response similar to anabolic steroids, with minimal side effects In addition, the research found that the stimulatory effect of homobrassinolide a type of brassinosteroid found in plants on protein synthesis in muscle cel

What you see is not what it seems....

The human visual system does not generate a picture of what actually exists in front of the viewer at any given moment, asserts a new book by neurobiologists at Duke University Medical Center Rather, the researchers theorize that evolution -- as well as individual experience during development -- have created a visual system in which perceptions represent what a given visual stimulus has typically signified in the past, rather than simply representing what is presently ‘out there’ Despi

The funniest NASA launch failure? Mercury-Redstone 1 Launch video

The video shows the Mercury-Redstone rocket firing and then immediately shutting its engine off Shortly after, the launch escape tower got the signal that the engine had shut down, so it detached itself Then the drogue chute, followed by the main and reserve chutes, were ejected due to the rocket thinking it had finished its course Mercury-Redstone 1 MR-1 was the first Mercury-Redstone mission in the Mercury program and the first attempt to launch a Mercury spacecraft with the Mercury-R

The genetic mutation many men would dream of - super strength

Liam is a three year old by with a genetic mutation, he has super strength Imagine the potential of this kid in the future The article mentions that he was adopted and his biological father also was very strong The father's history would be interesting to see as well, as a predictor of what Liams potential may be Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy, or muscle enlargement, is an extremely rare genetic condition It promotes above-average growth of the skeletal muscles without harming t

You and your bacteria - there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells

We compulsively wash our hands, spray our counter tops and grimace when someone sneezes near us, in fact, we do everything we can to avoid unnecessary encounters with the germ world But the truth is we are practically walking petri dishes, rife with bacterial colonies from our skin to the deepest recesses of our guts All the bacteria living inside you would fill a half-gallon jug; there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells, according to Carolyn Bohach, a microbio

Polar Expedition vehicle plans to cross South Pole in 2 days - video

In December 2011, the Polar Expedition Vehicle will attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the fastest Antarctic land crossing The bio-fueled vehicle uses half the fuel of similar vehicles and also uses solar panels to further reduce its carbon footprint Aside from aiming to break the world record of 2 days, 21 hours, and 21 minutes, the PEV is also pushing the limits of technology, and incorporates the latest in real-time GPS satellite communication and navigation, as well as cutt

Forget Halogen or LED lighting, BMWs will soon have Laser headlights

After LED technology, laser light is the next logical step in car light development BMW engineers are currently already working on the introduction of laser light as a further pioneering technology for series production within a few years Laser light could then facilitate entirely new light functions for even more safety and comfort and at the same time contribute significantly through its higher degree of efficiency towards a saving in energy and fuel respectively No sooner have manuf

26 foot long 1 ton dinosaur chicken

Is this the ulitmate in KFC It took 7 years for this 1 ton, 16 foot tall dinosaur chicken to grow to maturity What would he eat when alive Anything he damn well felt like : Xu Xing, a Chinese paleontologist, puzzled over the thigh bone of a monstrous new dinosaur he and his partners had discovered in the rich fossil beds of the Gobi desert The bone was so big, he said in an e-mail to The Chronicle, that he thought he and his colleagues had merely found another of those familiar pla

Mars crater reveals underground cavern - image

On the slopes of the vast Martian shield volcano Pavonis Mons, a rather odd-looking crater resides that appears to have a black spot in its center, but on closer scrutiny turns out to be the collapsed roof of an underground cavern Similar features have been seen on Mars and the moon before and are commonly referred to as "skylights" However, this skylight is unique in that it formed at the base of a larger crater This Pavonis Mons skylight is approximately 35 meters 115 feet in diamet

New Cinema like 3D head mounted display from Sony - video

Technology giant Sony has unveiled a head-mounted display that takes the wearer into a 3D cinema of videos, music and games The HMZ personal 3D viewer is being targetted at people who prefer solitary entertainment rather than sitting in front of a television with family or friends You can see the future now, sitting in a darkened room, each person with a headset on, not interacting with each other, as the world goes by outside and the cat meows for its dinner Resembling a futuristic vi

Interesting Tricks of the Body

Body tricks to try out when you are bored I really like the toothache one! 1 If your throat tickles, scratch your ear When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you're more discriminating Take that tickle in your throat; it's not worth gagging over Here's a better way to scratch your itch: "When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm,"

Ice magnifier ignites black-powder to create fire - video

Man creates a magnifier out of lake ice, uses it to ignite some black powder and thus create fire So Ice creates fire Just wait till Bear Gryllis see's this, he can eventually drink it [flash=640x510]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/thbSSuo1Z00[/flash]
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