The Western Lines

August 3, 2010

The Quest for Immortality

Humanity is on a quest in search of Immortality. Can twenty-first century science develop the means to extend the human life span and maybe eventual grant humanity external life?


Today on Discovery Enterprise we join Jonathan Frakes in another episode of the acclaimed documentary series “That’s Impossible” and explore the efforts being made to prolong life, which include growing replacement body parts in a laboratory, preserving the body through the use of cryonics and creating nanoscale robots which can roam the blood stream in search of deadly disease causing microbes to eradicate them and even affect repair on the cellular level to reverse the aging process.

That’s Impossible – Eternal Life

http://www.youtube.com/p/FDB38B628746B252&hl=en_GB&fs=1

June 9, 2010

Michio Kaku’s Visions of the Future – the Quantum Revolution

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the third episode of Michio Kaku’s magnificent documentary series “Visions of the Future”. Today we enter the realm of the Quantum Revolution with its promise of many technological to come.


The Quantum Revolution could turn many of the ideas of science fiction into science fact – from meta-materials with mind-boggling properties like invisibility through limitless quantum energy. And, room temperature superconductors to Arthur C Clarke’s space elevator. Some scientists even forecast that in the latter half of the century everybody will have a personal fabricator that re-arranges molecules to produce everything from almost anything similar in many ways to the replicator seen in Star Trek known as a Nanoforge.

Michio Kaku’s Visions of The Future – The Quantum Revolution

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=1640775900931232990