Lifeboat News: The Blog Safeguarding Humanity Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:42:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AgeX Therapeutics anticipates a ‘revolution’ in aging in next 10 years Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:42:48 +0000

AgeX Therapeutics Inc (NYSEAMERICAN: AGE) CEO Michael West sat down with Proactive’s Christine Corrado at the Biotech Showcase 2020 in San Francisco. The Alameda, California biotechnology company is developing a cell therapy treatment for metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes.

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Spacewalkers to complete another round of solar array battery replacements Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:02:47 +0000

SpaceX simulated an in-flight emergency Sunday to verify the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft has the capability to catapult itself away from a failing Falcon 9 rocket.

The in-flight abort test demonstrated the human-rated capsule can safely and rapidly fly away from a Falcon 9 rocket experiencing a failure.

As intended, the Falcon 9’s engines prematurely shut down around 84 seconds after liftoff Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center. The automated Crew Dragon capsule fired its own thrusters to escape the rocket before it disintegrated in an orange fireball high over Florida’s Space Coast.

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Mitsubishi Electric data may have been compromised in cyberattack Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:29:17 +0000

Major defense contractor says it suspects Chinese hacker group.

January 20, 2020 11:15 JST Updated on January 20, 2020 14:00 JST.

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CRISPR-edited chickens made resistant to a common virus Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:28:36 +0000

CRISPR gene editing has created chickens that resist a common virus. It may be possible to use the same technique to make poultry resistant to bird flu too.

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A List of 10 Largest Stars In The Universe Discovered So Far Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:27:47 +0000

Author at The Secrets of the Universe, I am a Biology and Chemistry high school student from Poland. I love writing about conquest and research in space and future possibilities for Humanity and Astrophysics.

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Could Scientists ‘Hack’ the Zika Virus to Kill Brain Cancer? Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:27:05 +0000

Could Zika be used as a cancer treatment?

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Updated DJI rumors Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:26:35 +0000

Here are our updated DJI rumors. We will share with you all the info we currently have on the DJI Matrice 300 (M300), the DJI Mavic 3, the DJI Mavic Air 2 and even other DJI aircraft.

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Iceye releases dark vessel detection product Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:26:06 +0000

SAN FRANCISCO – Radar satellite operator Iceye released a product Jan. 20 to detect dark vessels, ships at sea that are not identifying themselves with Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders.

Iceye combines observations from its constellation of three synthetic aperture radar satellites with other data sources to provide customers with radar satellite images of vessels that are not broadcasting their identification, position and course with AIS transponders. The technology is designed to help government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and commercial customers curb drug and human trafficking, find illegal fishing vessels and enforce rules against illegal transshipment of goods, Finland-based Iceye said in a Jan. 20 news release.

Dark vessel detection is a popular application for radar satellites which gather data day, night and in all weather conditions, Pekka Laurila, Iceye co-founder and chief strategy officer told SpaceNews. With three satellites in orbit, Iceye offers customers the ability to frequently revisit areas of interest. In addition, the company has developed machine learning algorithms to speed up dark vessel detection, he added.

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DJI Matrice 200 drones used by police fell out of the sky during rain Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:25:38 +0000

A report by UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch found that DJI Matrice 200 drones used by police were falling out of the sky in the rain due to a technical fault. The drone pilots lost full control and power of the drone causing it to fall straight down to the ground while in use by police.

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Astronomers just got a deep peek at a black hole Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:24:43 +0000

Using a technique akin to echolocation, scientists were able to map the region around a distant black hole’s event horizon in unprecedented detail.

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