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Sep 16, 2015

Atlantis Rising: Why Floating Cities are the Next Frontier (Joe Quirk)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, governance, innovation

Is seasteading the wave of the future? Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute thinks floating cities will allow micro nations to compete for people — providing better life options and innovations. “Aquapreneurs,” says Quirk, can save humanity from disease, environmental harm and maybe even war.

Voice & Exit is a dynamic, transformative festival of the future. Exiters are dedicated to maximizing human flourishing for individuals, communities and our world.

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Sep 16, 2015

Here’s a group that’s pushing for a universal basic income in the United States

Posted by in category: economics

A new lobbying group focusing on the universal basic income has been launched in the United States.

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Sep 16, 2015

New quantum dot could make quantum communications possible

Posted by in categories: encryption, quantum physics

Real world quantum encryption and communication may just have gotten a whole lot closer, with a new super-accurate quantum dot.

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Sep 16, 2015

That theory about LED lightbulbs transmitting data? It’s true. Li-Fi is here.

Posted by in category: internet

Yes, multiple tests have shown that LED lighting fixtures can transmit wireless data at very competitive high speeds. A commercial product started shipping several months ago.

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Sep 16, 2015

ORIGIN UNKNOWN

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Fantastic!


Proof of Concept Teaser for ORIGIN UNKNOWN.

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Sep 16, 2015

Swarms of smart nano-satellites may offer global connectivity (With video)

Posted by in category: internet

One day we may have global connectivity — even in the remotest parts of the world — thanks to teams of tiny, intelligent, swarming satellites called CubeSats.

In an industry that doesn’t like change and definitely doesn’t like to rely on the latest and greatest in technology, CubeSats appear to be changing the game for the space industry.

And one of the things these cube-shaped satellites could be changing in the next 10 years is how to help people in impoverished or remote parts of the world get long-sought Internet access.

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Sep 16, 2015

The Duke, the Landscape Architect and the World’s Most Ambitious Attempt to Bring the Cosmos to Earth — By Alina Simone | Atlas Obscura

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“Last fall, a hand-picked group of the world’s top theoretical physicists received an invitation to a conference about the multiverse, a subject to which many of them had devoted the majority of their careers.”

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Sep 16, 2015

In The Genes: Longevity Secrets From Long-Lived Smokers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

If you want to increase your risk of multiple diseases, then smoking is one of surest ways to do it; it can even accelerate aging. So how do some long-term smokers beat the odds?

Long-lived smokers are fascinating. Not only do they live a long time, but they also appear unaffected by their habit. For most of us, smoking has been confirmed to be ‘toxic’, but these outliers somehow overcome this. So how can these people reach old age despite having smoked most of their life? Scientists predicted they must have some unusual genes, and they were right.

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Sep 16, 2015

‘Super-antenna’ could let Mars rover talk directly with Earth

Posted by in category: space

An amazing new antenna prototype from UCLA has the potential to make Mars missions a whole lot easier to run.

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Sep 16, 2015

Filling a void in stem cell therapy

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

Stem cells coming along nicely, Stanford demonstrate how creating artificial stem cell niches improve grafting and regeneration of bone and it should have a broad application for other tissues. Properly developed we could regenerate organs and tissues by injecting enough stem cells in these manufactured protective niches.

One could potentially take it a stage further and modify the stem cells with genes of interest to make them more robust. Ex-vivo cell manipulation is also considerably cheaper than in-vivo therapy.


New porous hydrogel could boost success of some stem cell-based tissue regeneration, researchers say.

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