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Aug 25, 2015

Ceres’ Four-Mile Tall ‘Pyramid’ Is Closer Than Ever, Still Puzzling

Posted by in category: space

The closer we get to Ceres, the largest object in our solar system’s asteroid belt, the stranger it becomes.

In June, NASA released a photo of Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft from 2,700 miles away, that showed a several-mile high “pyramid” protruding from the dwarf planet’s otherwise generally smooth surface. And a new photo, taken last Wednesday from only 900 miles away, shows the mountain is four miles high and has a perimeter of previously unseen, reflective streaked slopes.

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Aug 25, 2015

Vote or die? Meet the presidential candidate who wants to live forever

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

A new article from The Daily Dot on transhumanism and my campaign:


The Daily Dot is the hometown newspaper of the World Wide Web, reporting on Reddit, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more.

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Aug 25, 2015

New Camera Chip Provides Superfine 3-D Resolution

Posted by in category: computing

New imaging technology fits on a tiny chip and, from a distance, can form a high-resolution three-dimensional image of an object on the scale of micrometers.

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Aug 24, 2015

Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Forget using dedicated scanners to capture objects in 3D — Microsoft’s MobileFusion would let you use only your phone.

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Aug 24, 2015

A little light interaction leaves quantum physicists beaming

Posted by in categories: computing, physics, quantum physics

A team of physicists has taken a step toward making the essential building block of quantum computers out of pure light. Their advance has to do with logic gates that perform operations on input data to create new outputs.

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Aug 24, 2015

Omnidirectional Virtual Reality Treadmill to Open Up Preorders

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Chinese-based VR treadmill project Kat Walk raised nearly $150,000 on Kickstarter, and the company has announced that non-Kickstarter preorders are coming soon.

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Aug 24, 2015

MIT’s New 3D Printer Can Print 10 Materials Simultaneously

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, materials

Fab news, everyone!

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Aug 24, 2015

‘Information sabotage’ on Wikipedia claimed | KurzweilAI

Posted by in categories: education, internet, open access

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Wikipedia entries on politically controversial scientific topics can be unreliable due to “information sabotage,” according to an open-access paper published today in the journal PLOS One.”

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Aug 24, 2015

In The Future, Space Planes Could Be Powered By Microwaves

Posted by in categories: futurism, space travel

Over half a century after the dawn of the space age, getting to space remains an epic challenge. Twice this year, the first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket met a fiery end on the Atlantic Ocean—both attempts to recover and reuse rockets to reduce launch costs. A third rocket never made orbit, exploding on ascent.

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Aug 24, 2015

We Can’t Find Any Alien Neighbors and Virtual Reality Might Be to Blame

Posted by in categories: alien life, virtual reality

Why haven’t we found alien neighbors? One theory says advanced species don’t colonize outer space, but make virtual worlds and colonize inner space instead.

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