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Researchers Turn Back The Aging Clock on Adult Stem Cells

Posted: September 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler, Favorite New Thought, Michael Courtenay, Science, Science News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Researchers Turn Back The Aging Clock on Adult Stem Cells

Ageing, it’s one of those things we’ve simply grown accustomed too: we’re born, we live, we get old and we cease to live. Ageing is a complex process that involves every cell and organ in the body and that leads to the deterioration of many body functions over the lifespan of an individual.

With age, for example, the skin loses its elasticity and injuries heal more slowly than in childhood. The same holds true for bones, which turn brittle with age and take much longer to heal when fractured :: Read the full article »»»»

Harnessing Ambient Electromagnetic Energy: Power From Thin Air!

Posted: July 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Cankler, Engineered Life, Science, Tecnoid | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated - at the IEEE conference July 6 - technology capable of harnessing ambient electromagnetic energy that pervades our modern world. By taking advantage of the transmitters that are already covering modern cities power is extracted from thin air. In a sense turning mobile phone base stations, tv transmitters and radio station transmitters into micro power stations. While this technology only provides very small amounts of power it is enough to power simple sensors and devices, eventually as the technology develops more advanced electronics may be powered, we may eventually see self-powered bumper stickers telling us to back the f off.

“There is a large amount of electromagnetic energy all around us, but nobody has been able to tap into it,” said Manos Tentzeris, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering who is leading the research. “We are using an ultra-wideband antenna that lets us exploit a variety of signals in different frequency ranges, giving us greatly increased power-gathering capability.” Read the full article »»»»