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MIT DISCOVERS LIFE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
Life in 100% Hydrogen Atmosphere
Source: NASA's Hubble Telescope
Big Impact on Search for Life in Space
Scientists at MIT have made a major discovery.
They've found that microorganisms - life - exists in
an atmosphere of 100% hydrogen. In fact, organisms
found on Earth can survive in environments
previously considered inhospitable and composed
of 100% hydrogen.
Expanding the Search for ET
The findings have a big impact on the search for
life in space. A significant number of exoplanets, or
orbiting stars, contain atmospheres with large amounts
of hydrogen. These exoplanets have been ignored
in the search for alien life until now. Award-winning
astrophysicist MIT Professor Sara Seager, who led
the study, is urging astronomers to expand the types
of planets where they are searching for ET.
Prof. Seager also discovered that worlds in space, even at
a distance ten-times away from a star with a hydrogen-rich
atmosphere, would be capable of containing life
because of hydrogen's warming effects. Hydrogen
make the planets warm. She says, it makes Super
Earths - planets similar to Earth but up to 10 times
bigger - prime candidates for alien life.
MIT Research Conclusions
The MIT scientists have proven that life survives and
thrives in a hydrogen world. Life could exist in
worlds whose atmospheres were previously thought
too harsh and hostile to sustain life. And alien life
may be present on many more planets than scientists
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
DARPA's Biostasis Program Aims "To Slow Life to Save Life"
The program is to buy extra time for soldiers' battlefield injuries as they await medical care. DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working to develop treatments that slow down the body's biochemical reactions, tipping it into a slowed or suspended state until medical help arrives. For those critically injured, time is a matter of life and death.
Biological Suspended State
This program is inspired by nature. Wood frogs and microscopic creatures called "water bears" can survive extreme radiation, dehydration and freezing. They do so by entering a state called cryptobiosis. All metabolic processes appear to have stopped but the organism is still alive.
Long Term Research
This DARPA program is just getting started. They're beginning at the cell and tissue level. Then they'll scale up to the whole organism. It will be considered a success when it sl…