10 Quotes from the late Leonard Nimoy, a Man Who Lived and Very Much Prospered

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For many of us, it feels as though we’ve lost a very dear long-time friend. Farewell, Leonard Nimoy – you certainly lived, and you very much prospered. And  what a life to be proud of.

At 8:40am this morning,  Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series, he went onto make multiple appearances in other films, and later became a director, poet, singer and photographer. Born to Orthodox Jewish immigrants in Boston, Massachusetts he struggled as a young actor taking various jobs to support his education. For quite some time, he delivered newspapers to pay for his acting classes enduring harsh New England winters. He was no stranger to hard work, and played more than 50 small parts in B movies before finally landing larger roles that would later land him his iconic role in Star Trek. (Wikipedia)

His gentle personality, philanthropic work and active involvement in current events continued to resound with both older and younger generations.

In the wise words of William Shatner:

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LLAP, Leonard Nimoy.

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We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He will forever be remembered as a gifted performer, director and writer. To many of us, he felt like a very dear friend.

“I have been and always shall be, your friend… LLAP”.

Career Lesson: Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

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Career Lesson: Work until your idols become your rivals.

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Behold, the World’s Largest Airplane (Larger Than A Football Field)

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

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When reading the specs about Paul Allen’s plane, it’s almost too incredible to wrap your mind around. The largest plane ever made to date, it boasts a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan and is a combined weight of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg). It’s purpose? To carry and launch giant rockets into space (Gizmodo). The gargantuan vehicle is being named the “Roc” by its engineering team, after the giant bird of prey in Middle East mythology.

At the helm of this project is Paul Allen,  former Chief Engineer of the Science and Mission Systems of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. His investment in this project indicates considerable promise for its future use.

Check out the video below to see more detailed info about the plane’s twin fuselage:

More pictures to follow below; note the scale of part of the tail sections compared to the humans in the pictures. The plane literally dwarfs everything it is near.

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Carbon Material Graphene May Be Able to Neutralize Cancer Stem Cells

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This certainly is the kind of news you want to wake up to.

According to researchers at the University of Manchester, graphene may be able to target and neutralize cancer stem cells. Invented at the University, this 2D carbon material is modifiable into “graphene oxide” – a compound that can act as an anti-cancer agent, inhibiting the formation of the basic tumour sphere that grows during the onset of cancer (Gizmodo). The two researchers involved in the study – Professor Michael Lisanti and Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan – claim the stem cells under testing went on to form non-cancerous cells.

When testing the compound on cancer cell formulations in the breast, pancreatic, lung, brain and prostate, flakes of the new material appear to block the surface processes through which cancer stem cells join together. Results of the study were recently published in the Scientific Journal Oncotarget.

The researchers are now looking into whether  graphene oxide could be used alongside other treatments to help encourage tumour shrinkage, in addition to inhibiting the spread of cancer and its recurrence post-treatment.

While it’s not quite time to celebrate, the scientists are optimistic that this could lead to an exciting breakthrough in the future. “Naturally, any new discovery such as this needs to undergo extensive study and trials before emerging as a therapeutic,” explains Vijayaraghavan. While we could still be years away from a conclusive observation, this finding is a positive step in the direction of fighting this terrible disease.