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Dec 4, 2022

De Tomaso unveils ‘world’s first’ carbon neutral synthetic-fuel-driven hypercar

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

The vehicle has a 900kg dry weight and 900hp (662kW) output.

Italian performance brand De Tomaso has released the P900, a track-only V12-powered hypercar with a 900kg dry weight and 900hp (662kW) output, according to a report.

The carmaker will produce only 18 units globally of these bad boys and price them at a whopping US $3 million each which will ensure their drivers know they have a truly unique car. Each car will be further customized to the customer’s choices.

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Dec 4, 2022

Airbus unveils zero-emissions hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine

Posted by in category: transportation

On Wednesday, Airbus revealed in a press release that it was developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine as one of the potential solutions to equip its zero-emission aircraft that will enter service by 2035.

The next steps will be for Airbus to start ground and flight testing this fuel cell engine architecture onboard its ZEROe demonstrator aircraft. The A380 MSN1 flight test aircraft is currently being altered to give it the capacity to carry liquid hydrogen tanks and their distribution systems.

Dec 4, 2022

Lab-grown nerve cells to replace those destroyed

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new treatment for Parkinson’s disease that sees stem cells grown in the laboratory and transformed into nerve cells replace those destroyed by the disease will start first trials with patients in the next few months, according to a report by The Observer published on Sunday.

The treatment aims to stop the spread of the disease’s devastating symptoms.

Dec 4, 2022

Elon Musk’s battle against bots: ‘It’s a war and we are gonna win that war’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

More than a million people tuned in to Twitter Spaces to hear the world’s richest man speak while he was flying in his private jet on Saturday.

During the live podcast hosted by some independent media and social personalities following the publication of the “Twitter Files” last week, Elon Musk was questioned by a sizable group of Blue tick holders about a variety of subjects pertaining to the social networking platform.

Dec 4, 2022

Sorry hydrogen, electric cars have already won — here’s why

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Hydrogen fuel cell cars emerged as an alternative to both the electric and combustion engine vehicle in the early 2000s. They were widely considered an avenue toward universal green motoring.

Dec 4, 2022

Tardigrades survive being dried out thanks to proteins found in no other animals on Earth

Posted by in category: futurism

A unique protein found only in tardigrades explains why these tiny animals can dry out completely and survive.

Dec 4, 2022

Fossil discovery in storeroom cupboard shifts origin of modern lizard back 35 million years

Posted by in category: evolution

A specimen retrieved from a cupboard in the Natural History Museum in London has shown that modern lizards originated in the Late Triassic and not the Middle Jurassic as previously thought.

This fossilized relative of living lizards such as monitor lizards, and slow worms was identified in a stored museum collection from the 1950s, including specimens from a quarry near Tortworth in Gloucestershire, South West England. The technology didn’t exist then to expose its contemporary features.

As a modern-type lizard, the new fossil impacts all estimates of the origin of lizards and snakes, together called the Squamata, and affects assumptions about their rates of evolution, and even the key trigger for the origin of the group.

Dec 4, 2022

Man Rescued in Alaska After Activating iPhone 14 Emergency SOS Feature

Posted by in category: mobile phones

A stranded man in Alaska was rescued after using Apple’s new Emergency SOS satellite feature to contact emergency services.

According to Alaska State Troopers (Opens in a new window) on Dec. 1, at 2 a.m. (AST), rescue services were notified that an adult male traveling via snowmachine from the remote town of Noorvik to Kotzebue had activated an Emergency SOS via satellite on his iPhone after becoming stranded. The area did not have Wi-Fi or cellular coverage.

The Apple Emergency Response Center provided Troopers and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator with the GPS coordinates of the stranded man, and four volunteer searchers located and transported him to Kotzebue. No injuries were reported.

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Dec 4, 2022

Guest speaker Aubrey de Grey, PhD, discuss the possibility of extending life on our channel

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

New advances in medical science may improve health of older people and extend lift, perhaps just long enough for more advanced future therapies.#longevity #health #healthspan What is the next step and how can we combine different therapies and test if we can rejuvenate an adult mouse, and humans?Our guest speaker Aubrey de Grey present what may come next.

If you wish to check the links to the sites mentioned in the discussion: https://www.levf.orghealthspanaction.orga4li.orglessdeath.orgTo donate to Longevity Escape Velocity Foundation (LEVF) and to the rejuvenation research:

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Dec 4, 2022

Tim Bayne — Is Consciousness Irreducible?

Posted by in categories: education, neuroscience

Why is consciousness so contentious? Neuroscience can increasingly explain many facets of consciousness, but what about conscious awareness itself? Some philosophers claim that although facets of consciousness—such as how we see edges or colors—can be explained, we have no possibility of explaining, in purely physical terms, the experience of consciousness.

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