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Jun 26, 2021

SRIC3 Youtube LiveStream Sessions Space Renaissance

Posted by in categories: government, space travel

The 2021 Space Renaissance Congress is going to kick-off today, June 26th, at 13:45 UTC!

5 days of intense discussion on the best strategy to bootstrap the Civilian Space Development before 2025.

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Jun 25, 2021

General Fusion to build its Fusion Demonstration Plant in the UK, at the UKAEA Culham Campus

Posted by in categories: economics, finance, government, nuclear energy, particle physics, sustainability

## GENERAL FUSION (VANCOUVER) • JUN 16, 2021.

# General Fusion to build its Fusion Demonstration Plant in the UK, at the UKAEA Culham Campus.

*Unlike conventional nuclear power, which involves fission or splitting atoms, the emerging fusion technology promises clean energy where the only emission would be helium, and importantly, no radioactive waste.*

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Jun 25, 2021

Amazon acquires encrypted messaging app Wickr

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, encryption, governance, government, military

“We’re excited to share that AWS has acquired Wickr, an innovative company that has developed the industry’s most secure, end-to-end encrypted, communication technology,” Stephen Schmidt, Amazon Web Services’ vice president, wrote. With a nod to the company’s ever-deepening relationships with the military, and Washington in general, Schmidt added that Wickr’s features give “security conscious enterprises and government agencies the ability to implement important governance and security controls to help them meet their compliance requirements.” Schmidt himself has a background in this space: his LinkedIn profile notes he spent a decade at the FBI.

Wickr’s app — like secure messaging competitor Signal — has been popular with journalists and whistleblowers; it’s also been a go-to for criminals, Motherboard notes. It’s unclear if the proximity to the tech monolith will impact the app’s popularity for free users.

In Amazon’s case, Schmidt indicates the acquisition was at least partially influenced by the need to preserve information security while working remotely. “With the move to hybrid work environments, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises and government agencies have a growing desire to protect their communications,” he wrote.

Jun 25, 2021

Baltimore spy plane program was invasion of citizens’ privacy, court rules

Posted by in categories: government, law enforcement, surveillance, transportation

The AIR program was run by a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems with funding from two Texas billionaires. The city police department admitted to using planes to surveil Baltimore residents in 2016 but approved a six-month pilot program in 2020, which was active until October 31st.


The city of Baltimore’s spy plane program was unconstitutional, violating the Fourth Amendment protection against illegal search, and law enforcement in the city cannot use any of the data it gathered, a court ruled Thursday. The Aerial Investigation Research (or AIR) program, which used airplanes and high-resolution cameras to record what was happening in a 32-square-mile part of the city, was canceled by the city in February.

Local Black activist groups, with support from the ACLU, sued to prevent Baltimore law enforcement from using any of the data it had collected in the time the program was up and running. The city tried to argue the case was moot since the program had been canceled. That didn’t sit well with civil liberties activists. “Government agencies have a history of secretly using similar technology for other purposes — including to surveil Black Lives Matter protests in Baltimore in recent years,” the ACLU said in a statement Thursday.

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Jun 23, 2021

The Japanese Government Is Strongly Encouraging Four-Day Work Weeks

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Japan’s workforce desperately needs a break.

Jun 23, 2021

New Research Reveals COVID-19 Leads to Cognitive and Behavioral Problems

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, neuroscience

The research also found that one in 5 patients reported post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with 16% presenting depressive symptoms.

The study, conducted in Italy, involved testing neurocognitive abilities and taking MRI brain scans of patients two months after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. More than 50% of patients experienced cognitive disturbances; 16%% had problems with executive function (governing working memory, flexible thinking, and information processing), 6%… See More.


COVID-19 patients suffer from cognitive and behavioral problems two months after being discharged from hospital, a new study presented at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) has found.

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Jun 22, 2021

Space Development Agency to launch five satellites aboard SpaceX rideshare

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, government, robotics/AI, satellites

The U.S. Space Development Agency has five satellites riding on SpaceX’s Transporter-2 mission scheduled to launch June 25.


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Development Agency has five satellites riding on SpaceX’s Transporter-2 rideshare mission scheduled to launch June 25.

“There’s nothing in the space business that gets your blood pumping like the idea of a launch, especially if you’ve got multiple satellites,” a senior Space Development Agency (SDA) official told reporters June 22. “We’re really excited about what’s going to happen.”

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Jun 22, 2021

Where Will You Go When a Robot Takes Your Job?

Posted by in categories: economics, education, government, health, robotics/AI

Smart strategies like this can help workers learn to embrace technological change. If the government helps people plan their next move if and when they’re no longer needed in their current job, workers will be able to roll with the economy’s punches more easily. Combined with national health insurance, education and retraining assistance — and a robust unemployment insurance system — it could make terror of job loss a thing of the past.


The U.S. government must assuage people’s anxiety about technology upending their working lives, in part by helping them forge new career paths.

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Jun 22, 2021

Longevity, National Security, Pandemic Prevention, And More!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, neuroscience, security, space travel, sustainability

- Progress, Potential, And Possibilities has had another busy month, with another awesome set of guests from academia, industry, and government, all focused on building a better tomorrow — Please come subscribe and enjoy all our current and future guests — Much more to come! # Health # Longevity # Biotech # SpaceExploration # ArtificialIntelligence # NeuroTechnology # RegenerativeMedicine # Sports # Environment # Sustainability # Food # NationalSecurity # Innovation # Future # Futurism # AnimalWelfare # Equity # IraPastor.

Jun 19, 2021

Felix Werth: The rejuvenation field in the ballot in Germany

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, life extension

Hello everybody! In this episode, we interview Felix Werth, a trully hero of the rejuvenation field: in 2015 he created a party in Germany to defend more investments in our field, and his party is contesting the general elections in the country on September 26th 2021! However, he needs our help right now, since his party has until July 19th to collect enough signatures to participate in 14 German states covering 98% of the country’s population. So be sure to check the interview and the party’s website (https://parteifuergesundheitsforschung.de) to see how you can help.


In this episode of ImmortaliCast, Nicolas and Nina talk to Felix Werth, the founder and leader of the German Party for Health Research, a party with a single issue: 10% of the government budget should be spent on research for the development of treatments of age-related diseases. The party will contest the German general elections of September 26th 2021.

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