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May 27, 2016

A Futuristic Short Film HD: “Telescope” — by The Telescope Team

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

Watch this fantastic futuristic short film directed by talented Collin Davis and Matt Litwiller, written by Eric Bodge and shot by Travis Labella! The year is 2183. Earth is dead. With all evidence of organic life lost, a cosmic archaeologist travels faster than light into deep space to capture images of the once vibrant planet. When his vessel is damaged he must take matters into his own hands, risking his life to witness humanity’s lost home.

Telescope Sound Track — Download Now: http://www.telescopemovie.com/about/2013/11/18/telescope-sou…wnload-now

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May 27, 2016

Bollywood dancing in Harefield Hospital

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Indian dance is being used to help patients with heart and respiratory problems at Harefield Hospital in West London. Here’s what it looks like!

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May 27, 2016

Loop quantum gravity theory offers glimpse beyond the event horizon

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics

In principle, nothing that enters a black hole can leave the black hole. This has considerably complicated the study of these mysterious bodies, which generations of physicists have debated since 1916, when their existence was hypothesized as a direct consequence of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. There is, however, some consensus in the scientific community regarding black hole entropy—a measure of the inner disorder of a physical system—because its absence would violate the second law of thermodynamics. In particular, Jacob Bekenstein and Stephen Hawking have suggested that the entropy of a black hole is proportional to its area, rather than its volume, as would be more intuitive. This assumption also gives rise to the “holography” hypothesis of black holes, which (very roughly) suggests that what appears to be three-dimensional might, in fact, be an image projected onto a distant two-dimensional cosmic horizon, just like a hologram, which, despite being a two-dimensional image, appears to be three-dimensional.

As we cannot see beyond the event horizon (the outer boundary of the back hole), the internal microstates that define its entropy are inaccessible. So how is it possible to calculate this measure? The theoretical approach adopted by Hawking and Bekenstein is semiclassical (a sort of hybrid between classical physics and quantum mechanics) and introduces the possibility (or necessity) of adopting a quantum gravity approach in these studies in order to obtain a more fundamental comprehension of the physics of .

Planck’s length is the (tiny) dimension at which space-time stops being continuous as we see it, and takes on a discrete graininess made up of quanta, the “atoms” of space-time. The universe at this dimension is described by quantum mechanics. Quantum gravity is the field of enquiry that investigates gravity in the framework of . Gravity has been very well described within classical physics, but it is unclear how it behaves at the Planck scale.

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May 27, 2016

Transhumanist visionary Zoltan Istvan believes Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton need him to win

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

Here’s an article on transhumanism in Oregon’s largest paper, The Oregonian: It highlights something I’m trying to create: the impact of a “longevity vote” in the elections to make a difference for the length of people’s lifespans.


Zoltan Istvan is ready to encourage his supporters to vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in November — if one of the major-party candidates agrees to put him to work in the White House.

And they’d better take his offer seriously, because he figures he just might be able to tip the election whichever way he wants.

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May 27, 2016

Techies seek refuge from devices — By Wendy Lee | San Francisco Chronicle

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“This summer, more than 2,000 people, many of them employees of the Bay Area’s tech giants and startups, will participate in six Camp Grounded events in California, New York, North Carolina and Texas as a way to reconnect with fellow human beings without a laptop, smartphone or Apple Watch.”

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May 27, 2016

Two-hundred-terabyte maths proof is largest ever

Posted by in category: computing

A computer has cracked the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem — but is it really maths? http://bit.ly/1sAVMB8

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May 27, 2016

8 Reasons The Business World is Looking For Sustainability Experts

Posted by in categories: business, sustainability

More and more businesses are upping their green game — in both senses of the hue — and are looking to hire people who can help them do it.

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May 27, 2016

The New ‘Deus Ex’ Trailer Is a Scary Dystopian Movie

Posted by in category: entertainment

Next game in the franchise is all about social commentary.

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May 27, 2016

Tesla driver asleep

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

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A Tesla driver was caught sleeping on the highway with his car on Autopilot. https://www.facebook.com/techinsider/videos/514246548773706/

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May 27, 2016

MMTP — Major Mouse Testing Program — Interview with Daria Khaltourina — ILA

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

MMTP Campaign update “Aging is a disease”.

Crowdfunding Campaign: https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/the-major-mouse-testing-program/

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