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Predicting the End August 11, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.
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Speaking of ends-of-lives, a pair of UK physicists have come up with a way to measure your likely remaining lifespan:

A laser that predicts when you are going to die has been invented by scientists.

The beam is painless and can also be used to test for diseases including cancer and dementia.

It comes in a wrist watch-style device that analyses tiny cells inside the ­capillaries – the smallest blood vessels – to work out how quickly the body will age.

The laser examines how well these cells function and generates an estimate of how long a person will live.

Three years until you start seeing these in doctors’ hands, though I’m really curious as to how reliable the results are. Seems like environmental factors, diet, and exercise might constantly change the answer, doesn’t it?

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