New technology could slow down biological time to save injured soldiers’ lives

March 5, 2018 by  
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Sometimes the difference between life and death is a matter of time. For injured soldiers in the field, the minutes that pass before a medic can treat them can make all the difference. That’s why DARPA is looking into ways to slow biological time in order to give medics an extra advantage in the battle to save lives. We can learn a lot from life around us. For instance, some organisms like tardigrades can essentially suspend animation when conditions are hostile to life. DARPA wants to tap into that ability to do something similar for soldiers. The trick is to figure out how to slow down every cellular process concurrently, and how to return everything back to normal without doing any damage. Related: US govt developing brain implants that give humans the ability to never forget According to DARPA, “When a Service member suffers a traumatic injury or acute infection, the time from event to first medical treatment is usually the single most significant factor in determining the outcome between saving a life or not.” To tackle that problem, DARPA just launched a 5-year Biostasis program that is developing biochemicals that can help slow down cellular activity so that medics can provide help before vital systems start shutting down. It’s still in the early stages, but if they can develop a viable technology, it could not only save soldiers’ lives, but it could have massive implications for medical science as a whole. “Nature is a source of inspiration,” program manager Dr. Tristan McClure-Begley said. “If we can figure out the best ways to bolster other biological systems and make them less likely to enter a runaway downward spiral after being damaged, then we will have made a significant addition to the biology toolbox.” Via Engadget Images via Deposit Photos ( 1 , 2 )

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US govt developing brain implants that give humans the ability to never forget

November 19, 2015 by  
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Supported by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), scientists are hard at work on a brain implant that will grant humans the ability to never forget. The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) project is focused on restoring memory abilities to veterans of the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If successful, RAM could have an enormous positive impact on the lives of over 300,000 veterans who have returned home with brain injuries. Read the rest of US govt developing brain implants that give humans the ability to never forget

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German Researchers Create a Robo-Ape for Work in Space

June 27, 2013 by  
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The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence has created a robotic system based on an ape that aims to improve the locomotion and mobility characteristics of robots. It is the latest animal-inspired robot to be designed, following the Cheetah and the BigDog  – if the trend continues, we’ll soon have an entire animal kingdom of robots. The  Robo-Ape was created as part of a project aimed at developing intelligent structures for application in mobile robot systems, with a special focus on walking machines. Read the rest of German Researchers Create a Robo-Ape for Work in Space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bigdog , biomimicry , Boston Dynamics , cheetah , darpa , German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence , iStruct , robo-ape , robot , robots        

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Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars

June 27, 2013 by  
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Drayson Racing just set a new land speed record for electric cars , reinforcing its position as one of the world’s top EV manufacturers. With chief executive and former science minister Lord Drayson behind the wheel, the Lola B12 69/EV hit a top speed of 204.2 mph at a racetrack in Yorkshire. In setting the new record, Drayson shattered the previous record of 175 mph that was set by Battery Box General Electric nearly 40 years ago. Read the rest of Drayson Racing Sets 204.2 MPH World Land Speed Record for Electric Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Drayson , Drayson EV , drayson racing , electric cars , electric race car , electric vehicle , ev , EVs , Lord Drayson , world land speed record        

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Perkins+Will Completes UW School of Medicine with an Undulating Glass Facade

June 27, 2013 by  
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Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

June 27, 2013 by  
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Jaguar just unveiled its streamlined, sexy C-X75 supercar , which features the company’s first carbon composite monocoque chassis and a plug-in hybrid powertrain with over 850 horsepower. The vehicle is designed to showcase the advanced technologies that will eventually show up in future Jaguar models, and it can go from 0-100 mph in under six seconds. Read the rest of Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , green car , green sports car , jaguar , jaguar C-X75 , Jaguar hybrid , Jaguar hybrid sports car , Jaguar plug-in hybrid , Jaguar sports car , plug-in hybrid        

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IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy Efficiency Record

March 13, 2013 by  
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The supercomputers of the future will be capable of amazing feats such as modeling global climate scenarios , running molecular-level simulations of cells, and designing nanostructures. In order to for these “exascale computers” to operate, they will need to be able to run an enormous amount of data quickly while keeping power consumption under control. Scientists at IBM in conjunction with DARPA have created an ultra-high-speed prototype optical link that sets a new energy efficiency record. The researchers are set to describe their invention at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) being held in Anaheim, CA from March 17-21. Read the rest of IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy Efficiency Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anaheim , California , darpa , energy efficient , exascale computer , ibm , jonathan e proesel , optic link , Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference , record breaking , soi cmos , sumimoto electric device innovations usa , supercomputer , vcsel

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The supercomputers of the future will be capable of amazing feats such as modeling global climate scenarios , running molecular-level simulations of cells, and designing nanostructures. In order to for these “exascale computers” to operate, they will need to be able to run an enormous amount of data quickly while keeping power consumption under control. Scientists at IBM in conjunction with DARPA have created an ultra-high-speed prototype optical link that sets a new energy efficiency record. The researchers are set to describe their invention at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) being held in Anaheim, CA from March 17-21. Read the rest of IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy Efficiency Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anaheim , California , darpa , energy efficient , exascale computer , ibm , jonathan e proesel , optic link , Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference , record breaking , soi cmos , sumimoto electric device innovations usa , supercomputer , vcsel

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Off-Grid Snowboard Cabin is a Perfect Retreat for Powder Hounds on Vancouver Island

March 13, 2013 by  
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