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Sep 25, 2018

UK life expectancy progress ‘has stopped’

Posted by in category: futurism

Improvements have ground to a halt for the first time since records began, in 1982, ONS data shows.

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Sep 25, 2018

A nuclear startup will fold after failing to deliver reactors that run on spent fuel

Posted by in category: nuclear energy

Transatomic Power, an MIT spinout that drew wide attention and millions in funding, is shutting down almost two years after the firm backtracked on bold claims for its design of a molten-salt reactor.

High hopes: The company, founded in 2011, plans to announce later today that it’s winding down.

Transatomic had claimed its technology could generate electricity 75 times more efficiently than conventional light-water reactors, and run on their spent nuclear fuel. But in a white paper published in late 2016, it backed off the latter claim entirely and revised the 75 times figure to “more than twice,” a development first reported by MIT Technology Review.

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Sep 25, 2018

INSIGHT HEART — MultiUser

Posted by in category: internet

We are thrilled to announce an incredible new feature in INSIGHT HEART: MULTIUSER

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You are now able to explore INSIGHT HEART with up to 8 users at the same time, connected via WIFI.

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Sep 25, 2018

Futuristic Travel Methods

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

Could this be the future of travel? It beats your usual bus journey!

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Sep 25, 2018

10 Surprising Ways Driverless Cars Will Change The World

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, transportation

When you think about the amount of time we spend behind the wheel today, whether in congestion or helping friends and family getting to and forth, being able to spend this time on other activities whilst on the move opens up a whole host of possibilities.

But not only will we have more free time, driverless cars also promise to make our roads safer and make our journeys faster.

Driverless cars are set to arrive on UK roads by 2021 according to the government and are predicted to change the face of personal mobility forever. Looking past the obvious benefits, Select Car Leasing have looked into the less predictable consequences of driverless cars.

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Sep 25, 2018

Tenfold improvement in liquid batteries mean electric car refuelling could take minutes

Posted by in categories: chemistry, energy, sustainability, transportation

One of the biggest drawbacks of electric vehicles – that they require hours and hours to charge – could be obliterated by new type of liquid battery that is roughly ten times more energy-dense than existing models, according to Professor Lee Cronin, the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, UK.

What’s so special about this liquid, or flow, battery?

“A normal electric vehicle has a solid battery, and when that runs out of charge you have to recharge it by plugging it in to a power socket. This takes half an hour or so if you find a rapid charger at a motorway service station, or up to 12 hours at home. Our battery, however, is made of a liquid rather than a solid. If you run out of charge, you could in principle pump out the depleted liquid and – like a regular petrol or diesel vehicle – refill it with liquid that is ready-charged. And that would take minutes.”

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Sep 25, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Reader’s Digest (15 Cool Future Jobs) — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, life extension, posthumanism, science

Sep 25, 2018

Portable “tricorder” device spots cancer or heart attack biomarkers in minutes

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed a small handheld device that can scan for biomarkers to quickly and easily diagnose people with certain diseases and illnesses. Inspired (as always) by Star Trek’s tricorder, the new “multicorder” is designed to help doctors track the presence or progression of an illness from just about anywhere.

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Sep 25, 2018

“Healthspan” & “Duty to Die” for the Elderly — Bioethicists Push Health Care Rationing

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, law, life extension, policy

A duty to die at 75 by law?! No need to cure one disease because anyway you will die from another after 65?! A new article uncovers the dangers of going to ‘healthy’ and not longer lifespan:


2) A duty to die becomes greater as you grow older. As we age, we will be giving up less by giving up our lives, if only because we will sacrifice fewer remaining years of life and a smaller portion of our life plans… To have reached the age of, say, seventy-five or eighty years without being ready to die is itself a moral failing, the sign of a life out of touch with life’s basic realities.

3) A duty to die is more likely when you have already lived a full and rich life. You have already had a full share of the good things life offers.

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Sep 25, 2018

What China Can Teach the U.S. About Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

If both countries can make these shifts in perspective, then what might look like a zero-sum battle for A.I. supremacy between China and the United States will begin to resemble something totally different: an opportunity to learn across cultures and collectively advance the global project of building A.I. that improves human lives.


Visionary research is no longer the most important element of progress.

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