Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Researchers from Harvard Medical School just announced that resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound found in red wine, duplicates the life-extending benefits of caloric restriction in a yeast model. In a paper published in the August 24 online edition of the journal, Nature, they report that resveratrol was shown to extend the lifespan of yeast by up to 80 percent.-link

A review of the original investigations into resveratrol.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This video shows that mcdonalds actually uses real edible food for the ads, which many people used to think used nonedible artificial better looking materials. The reality is that careful placing of ingredients, and cooking make for an ideal look.
A very cool looking nasa robot that did not fare to well in the darpa robot challenge of 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Electric lollipop

This a very interesting development. Hopefully more complex tastes can be developed. I can't wait for the consumer version, the idea of being able to taste virtual reality items is very very desirable.

Friday, November 8, 2013

With the use of adapters full monitors, keyboards, and mouses can be connected to the venue 8 tablet. The venue 8 is one of the new high performance tablets featuring full windows 8 for a very low price.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Researchers challenge study that resveratrol lessens exercise benefits for the heart

On October 15, 2013, James M. Smoliga, an Associate Professor with High Point University. and Otis L. Blanchard, a private researcher and President and CTO of Wilmore Labs LLC wrote an editorial; highlighting flaws of the study. Blanchard and Smoliga reviewed the study, saying the conclusions were “incorrect”.-link
Flaws were found on a negative study on resveratrol. Negative studies on supplements have the potential to reduce sales, but there are times when the studies are flawed.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A nice video showing the growing wealth inequality in america. As wealth concentrates more and more and wages stagnate, class differences are becoming more extreme.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dietary resveratrol prevents Alzheimer’s markers and increases life span in SAMP8


Resveratrol is a polyphenol that is mainly found in grapes and red wine and has been reported to be a caloric restriction (CR) mimetic driven by Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) activation. Resveratrol increases metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity, mitochondrial biogenesis and physical endurance, and reduces fat accumulation in mice. In addition, resveratrol may be a powerful agent to prevent age-associated neurodegeneration and to improve cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Moreover, different findings support the view that longevity in mice could be promoted by CR. In this study, we examined the role of dietary resveratrol in SAMP8 mice, a model of age-related AD. We found that resveratrol supplements increased mean life expectancy and maximal life span in SAMP8 and in their control, the related strain SAMR1. In addition, we examined the resveratrol-mediated neuroprotective effects on several specific hallmarks of AD. We found that long-term dietary resveratrol activates AMPK pathways and pro-survival routes such as SIRT1 in vivo. It also reduces cognitive impairment and has a neuroprotective role, decreasing the amyloid burden and reducing tau hyperphosphorylation.-url
Resveratrol seems to extend lifespan in a mouse model of alzheimers, and also in a short lifespan mouse model.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The watson ai managed to beat the top players in jeopardy. This video shows information on this spectacular event.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A video of panta rhei engine. Capcom's new real time engine to be featured in titles such as the playstation 4 game deepdown.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

X-men 2014 video

If I'm not mistaken this is a video that serves as a teaser for the upcoming xmen movie days of future past.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Interesting vids

Bill Gates question and answer video A video were Bill Gates is asked some questions by an audience very nice.

 Star trek videos It appears that the star trek site is hosting all the episodes from all the star treks. It can be viewed easily from the United States, for those outside the USA the extension "Media Hint" should allow regional lock bypass

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nice article on reversible computing

The Fantastical Promise of Reversible Computing Reversible logic could cut the energy wasted by computers to zero. But significant challenges lie ahead. The world of computing is in transition. As chips become smaller and faster, they dissipate more heat, which is energy that is entirely wasted. By some estimates the difference between the amount of energy required to carry out a computation and the amount that today’s computers actually use, is some eight orders of magnitude. Clearly, there is room for improvement. -link
Article commenting on reversible computing a form of computing that could allow for ultra energy efficient computation.