Saturday, March 23

Current aerogels used in spacecrafts crack under extended exposure to high temperatures, requiring scientists to frequently replace the insulator or abandon the technology altogether. The new aerogel called hBN aerogel that can withstand quick temperature changes. (Courtesy of Xiangfeng Duan and Xiang Xu)
Current aerogels used in spacecrafts crack under extended exposure to high temperatures, requiring scientists to frequently replace the insulator or abandon the technology altogether. The new aerogel called hBN aerogel that can withstand quick temperature changes. (Courtesy of Xiangfeng Duan and Xiang Xu)

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Researchers develop more accurate method of determining age of death

UCLA researchers have developed a new tool to predict when someone will die, but don’t start planning your funeral yet. In a study published last month in the journal Aging, researchers in the lab of Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics, developed a new method of predicting the population lifespans that is 14 percent more accurate than previous methods. Read more...

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