Genome Pioneer, X Prize Founder Tackle Aging



Craig Venter, who managed to make science both lucrative and glamorous with his pioneering approach to gene sequencing and synthetic biology, is taking on a new venture: aging...

...He also took a crack at creating artificial life...

...The new company doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

“The challenge is when you live into your 80s, 90s, to 100, living in a way that is decrepit and old is of zero value,” Diamandis said...

Doesn't this sound a heck of a lot like Alliance Digital Studios' KNOWLEDGE? We don't know what's creepier--the name of this new company "Human Longevity Inc." (the fictional company in KNOWLEGE is Gen-Lon--short for Genetic Longevity Inc.) or that this guy looks like an older version of our very own Production Manager, David Kennedy. {Cue Twilight Zone music.}

Read the full story here:
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/aging/genome-pioneer-x-prize-founder-tackle-aging-n44461

Posted on 10 Mar 2014, 13:21 - Category: CoolStuff
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How the Amazon Warehouse Works



Ever wonder how Amazon sends out MindScans DVD's? Watch here:



Really cool!
-Vic

Posted on 5 Mar 2014, 18:18 - Category: CoolStuff
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Batman could fly, but he'd die horribly on landing, science students conclude



Batman could fly using just his cape but would suffer serious injuries when trying to land, a study of the aerodynamics of his winged attire has concluded...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9386940/Batman-could-fly-but-hed-die-horribly-on-landing-science-students-conclude.html

Posted on 10 Jul 2012, 19:09 - Category: CoolStuff
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As DVD sales decline, Walmart.com adds Vudu streaming



It’s been about 18 months since Walmart bought Vudu, but as demand for physical media declines, the big box retailer is finally marrying the online video service with its website. By doing so, it’s hoping to introduce its customers to a new way of watching movies and getting them to spend money on digital copies instead of buying the DVD...

http://gigaom.com/video/vudu-walmart-website/

Posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:49 - Category: CoolStuff
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Anatomy of a computer virus explained



Motion designer Patrick Clair tells the story of Stuxnet, "a Microsoft Windows computer worm discovered in July 2010 that targets industrial software and equipment." Unlike many viruses and worms, Stuxnet was designed with a specific target — Siemens Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems — and left any other systems unharmed. Stuxnet could then increase pressure in nuclear reactors and turn off oil pipelines, all the while showing monitors everything was fine...

http://flowingdata.com/2011/06/28/anatomy-of-a-computer-virus-explained/

Posted on 28 Jun 2011, 13:08 - Category: CoolStuff
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Mr. Brown's Marvelous Machine



A cool article for fellow Steadicam ops and fans.

http://technorati.com/technology/article/mr-browns-marvelous-machine/

Posted on 25 May 2011, 20:36 - Category: CoolStuff
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Photopic Sky Survey



Nothing to do with movies, but it's just too cool not to pass along. We're starting a new category for these entries.

Interactive 5,000 Megapixel Image of Night Sky Stitched Together from 37,440 Exposures.

http://skysurvey.org/

Posted on 10 May 2011, 17:23 - Category: CoolStuff
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The World's Tiniest Camera



+ Number of pixels: 250 x 250
+ Frame rate at full resolution: 44
+ Resolution: 10bit
+ Sensor Size: 1mm x 1mm
+ Size with Lens: 1mm x 1mm x 1.5mm (W L H )

http://www.awaiba.com/en/products/medical-image-sensors/

Posted on 10 May 2011, 17:21 - Category: CoolStuff
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