According to Noah Stephens-Davidowitz
The simulation of quantum systems is an awesome application. I think it gets less hype than it deserves because it just doesn’t sound cool to say “quantum computers can simulate quantum systems.” This fact sounds trivial, boring, and/or esoteric, but it’s simply none of those things. This will likely have huge effects on society via physics, engineering, materials science, molecular biology, etc. Good popular articles about quantum computers should probably focus on this almost entirely.
According to Brady Hartman
Having conducted parabiosis experiments for years, the Conboys noticed that the most significant changes occur in the younger mice in response to the old blood. These rodents became weak like their elderly counterparts. Their results suggest that it may not be factors in the young blood that are rejuvenating, but rather that old blood has pro-aging molecules. While young blood has slight rejuvenating properties, the primary goal of rejuvenation is to remove bad actors from old blood.
Therefore, a more efficient approach would be to figure out which specific factors in old blood are pro-aging and find a way to clear them from the body. This could have profound implications for the treating the chronic diseases of old age, including metabolic changes, frailty, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other forms of dementia.
To accomplish this, the Conboys are planning a plasmapheresis process to scrub aged blood and then return it to the patient.
Or maybe more likely, medication to stop the older body from creating those factors in the first place.
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According to Lorraine Boissoneault in “There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever”
In fact, “There weren’t that many people involved and the economic repercussions were pretty minor,” Goldgar says. “I couldn’t find anybody that went bankrupt. If there had been really a wholesale destruction of the economy as the myth suggests, that would’ve been a much harder thing to face.”
That’s not to say that everything about the story is wrong; merchants really did engage in a frantic tulip trade, and they paid incredibly high prices for some bulbs. And when a number of buyers announced they couldn’t pay the high price previously agreed upon, the market did fall apart and cause a small crisis—but only because it undermined social expectations.
“In this case it was very difficult to deal with the fact that almost all of your relationships are based on trust, and people said, ‘I don’t care that I said I’m going to buy this thing, I don’t want it anymore and I’m not going to pay for it.’ There was really no mechanism to make people pay because the courts were unwilling to get involved,” Goldgar says.
But the trade didn’t affect all levels of society, and it didn’t cause the collapse of industry in Amsterdam and elsewhere. As Garber, the economist, writes, “While the lack of data precludes a solid conclusion, the results of the study indicate that the bulb speculation was not obvious madness.”
According to Frank Acland
After many years of research and development, Dr. Andrea Rossi is ready to make a formal presentation of the latest version of his Energy Catalyzer (“E-Cat”) which will be filmed and shared on the internet.
Scheduled for 9am California time on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 with details to be provided at http://e-catworld.com/demo .
Most people say the “Rossi effect” is a scam, but I say it’s real. Only time will tell.
The US government has just published their Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I
This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990.
Start with the Executive Summary.
In 2009, I blogged about the common-sense hero Stanislav Petrov, “a retired Soviet military officer, [who] is credited with preventing the start of World War III and the nuclear devastation of much of the Earth”.
I’m sad to report that Petrov died in May 2017 at the age of 77, as reported by the Smithsonian in “Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Annihilation Dies at 77“.
He decided to go with his gut, and reported the incident as a false alarm to his superiors.