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Sep 2, 2015

NASA created a material that can heal itself in seconds—even from bullets

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It could save the lives of tomorrow’s astronauts.

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Sep 2, 2015

Drone Catches Fish | Outside Magazine

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“Derek Klingenberg—a farmer in Kansas, according to Popular Mechanics—pulled a bluegill out of his pond by baiting a fishing line attached to a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, Popular Science reported. Klingenberg told Popular Science that he used a fake worm as bait, and it took about 10 minutes of drone fishing to catch the fish.”

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Sep 2, 2015

Britain’s battleship of the future

Posted by in categories: drones, futurism, military

Britain’s battleship of the future: torpedoes that travel at almost 350 mph, an electromagnetic rail gun, drones made on board and a holographic control room.

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Sep 2, 2015

Transplant Surgeons Revive Hearts After Death

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

New Device Brings ‘Dead’ Hearts Back to Life.

“Heart transplants only come from brain-dead donors whose hearts are cut away while their bodies are still healthy. Without a device such as this, hearts from dead donors are considered by surgeons as too damaged to use. With the device, the heart gets the essential infusion of blood to restore its energy.”

Video Credit: TransMedics.

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Sep 2, 2015

Physicists Discover “Hidden Chaos” Lurking Everywhere

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It appears that the standard tools used to identify chaotic signatures might be missing lots of hidden chaos — especially in systems that seem like they’re not chaotic at all.

Chaos theory is famously associated with so-called “strange attractors,” marked by a telltale butterfly-wing shape (see above). But according to a new paper by two University of Maryland mathematicians, sometimes chaos looks more like “a strange repeller,” or something else entirely.

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Sep 2, 2015

60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built

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A new international report lays out the challenges to building Earth’s next great mega-project — and they’re more surmountable than you think.

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Sep 2, 2015

20 kilometer high space elevator tower planned

Posted by in categories: energy, space

By Jim and Drury Ambitious plans to build a twenty kilometer (12.4 miles) tall space elevator tower have been announced by a Canadian space technology firm. Although this distance is a mere fraction of that reached in space missions, Thoth Technology says its ThothX Tower will make a major cost reduction in space flights by helping navigate the difficult first 50 kilometers (31 miles) of travel that traditionally requires rockets. In addition to needing to carry sufficient fuel to get a payload into orbit, they need extra fuel in order to carry the required fuel to reach that point in the first place. Despite first being proposed more than a century ago, the idea of a space elevator has always appeared fanciful. Thoth Technology has been granted a United States (US) patent for the elevator, which is pneumatically pressurized and actively-guided over its base.

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Sep 2, 2015

AI Robot Learns Words In Real Time & Tells Human Creators It Will Keep Them In A “People Zoo”

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Scary conversation with an AI


These days, robots are being developed with some absolutely amazing technology. Indeed, robotics technology has become so impressive that the notion of the whole Terminator scenario (robots taking control of the human race) becoming our reality is starting to seem a lot less far-fetched. Not only are they beginning to look incredibly realistic, they are starting to develop the capacity to think for themselves as well.

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Sep 2, 2015

Can You Help Promote Healthy Life Extension? Enter This Short Film Competition

Posted by in categories: health, life extension

Heales, The Healthy Life Extension Society, is dedicated to promoting and informing the public about life extension and longevity breakthroughs. In this spirit, Heales has announced a Short Film Competition with a grand prize of €3.000. Heales wants you to capture why living longer, healthier lives will be something to celebrate, not fear.

We caught up with Didier Cournelle, director of the society, to find out more about the competition:

Why do you think there are so few positive portrayals of longevity and life extension in the media? In general, the press prefers bad news to good news. Good news concerning longevity is difficult to describe because it is often made of small, incremental progress. Another aspect is that the idea of radical life extension looks fringe to many people. Last aspect: to speak about longevity is to speak about death and unconsciously, we tend to avoid what reminds us of our own death.

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Sep 2, 2015

6 billionaires who want to live forever

Posted by in category: life extension

Cool article on longevity science:


The search for the fountain of youth continues in Silicon Valley.

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