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Feb 20, 2016

Upcoming Technology to Pump Air in the Tyres

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

If you ride a bike, motorbike, or drive an automobile, you know that from time to time you need to pump air into those tires, at least if you need to ensure an optimum ride, you do. It’s a known fact that we do get lazy and at times ignore. But there is a good news, especially for a cyclist, there could be a solution out there for you personally.

Benjamin Krempel has come up with an invention called Dubbed the PumpTube, the idea here is that the inner tube on your motorcycle’s tires will be able to self-pump, meaning that as you cycle, it’ll continuously pump air in your tires to ensure that it really never deflates and that it’ll be at the pressure that you have set.

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Feb 20, 2016

Robotic cockroach

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Scientists came up with some wild experiments to build a robotic cockroach.

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Feb 20, 2016

Now this is an “outsider candidate”: Zoltan Istvan, a Transhumanist running for president, wants to make you immortal

Posted by in categories: business, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

A story from Salon on transhumanism:


While we have a rare combination of candidates with a real chance of taking the White House — a woman, a Jewish socialist and a real estate magnate — there’s another you probably haven’t heard about: a Transhumanist.

Zoltan Istvan, 43, the leader and founder of the Transhumanist party, has entered the race as a third-party candidate promising the “facilitation of immortality.” Istvan, who lives in California, first made headlines when he set out on a cross-country campaign tour in a bus shaped like a hearse last September. His main philosophy: enliven America’s technological advancement by combining humans with machines, to improve and prolong life.

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Feb 20, 2016

Army selects 3D printed unmanned aircraft systems concept for future experiment

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, transportation

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 5, 2016) — Each year, the U.S. Army conducts a series of technology demonstrations known as the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments, or AEWE. The event is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s live, force-on-force experiment.

AEWE places technologies under development by industry and Army researchers into the hands of Soldiers for early and credible feedback from the end-user.

In January, the AEWE 2017 team selected a project submitted by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for inclusion in its next round of experimentation: On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS. It is one of 50 technologies slotted to participate in the experiment with 14 from government researchers and 36 from industry.

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Feb 20, 2016

Robot playing Violin

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

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Toyota have unveiled a new robot that can play the violin.

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Feb 20, 2016

DARPA’s Top 3 Predictions For The Future

Posted by in category: futurism

DARPA already has proven that it will make its dreams into reality — not the reality everyone agrees with, but we should take note of their predictions.

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Feb 20, 2016

Richard Branson has big plans for Virgin Galactic, including Internet from space

Posted by in categories: internet, space

Richard Branson wants Virgin Galactic involved in everything from orbital flights to internet from space.

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Feb 20, 2016

Interesting Futurism Animation 23

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Feb 20, 2016

Ray Kurzweil: Why We Should Live Forever

Posted by in categories: life extension, Ray Kurzweil

“I believe our civilization is going to be vastly more intelligent in the decades ahead,” Kurzweil told Time. “You can argue how we got here, but we are the species that goes beyond our limitations. We didn’t stay on the ground. We didn’t stay on the planet. Our species always transcends.”


The famous inventor and tech pundit shares a few words on why he thinks humans will soon live forever.

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Feb 20, 2016

Study identifies specific gene network that promotes nervous system repair

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Whether or not nerve cells are able to regrow after injury depends on their location in the body. Injured nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system, such as those in the arms and legs, can recover and regrow, at least to some extent. But nerve cells in the central nervous system—the brain and spinal cord—can’t recover at all.

A UCLA-led collaboration has identified a specific network of genes and a pattern of gene expression mice that promote repair in the peripheral nervous system in a mouse model. This network, the researchers found, does not exist in the central nervous system. The researchers also found a drug that can promote in the central nervous system.

The study appears in the of the journal Neuron.

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