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Molecules’ made of light may be the basis of future computers

Monday, 14 September 2015 by System Administrator

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Photons could travel side by side a specific distance from each other — similar to how two hydrogen atoms sit next to each other in a hydrogen molecule — theoretical physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (with other collaborators) have shown.

“It’s not a molecule per se, but you can imagine it as having a similar kind of structure,” says NIST’s Alexey Gorshkov. “We’re learning how to build complex states of light that, in turn, can be built into more complex objects. This is the first time anyone has shown how to bind two photons a finite distance apart.

CI Board of Directors election results

Monday, 14 September 2015 by System Administrator

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Congratulations to the reelection of CI's Board of directors

* Connie Ettinger 161

* Pat Heller 135

* Joe Kowalsky 138

* Paul Hagen 123

David Stodolsky 14

* Elected

Stem Cell Shots Reverse Aging

Sunday, 26 July 2015 by System Administrator

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Stem Cell Shots Reverse Aging
By CARRIE GANN, ABC News Medical Unit

Injecting younger cells into aging bodies could help people live longer -- and stronger -- at least according to new research performed on mice.

Scientists said the research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, offered provocative new clues about the potential to treat aging and ailing cells, but it doesn't mean they've uncovered a new fountain of youth.

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center genetically altered mice to make them age faster, making them old and weak in a span of 17 days. The scientists then injected the mice with stem cell-like cells taken from the muscle of young, healthy mice.