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Jan 15, 2016

‘Spermbots’ are a bionic suit for your sperm

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

One of the main causes of infertility in men is low sperm motility. That is to say, the sperm are present and alive, but they have the swimming prowess of a toddler that’s afraid to lose its water wings.

In short, they just aren’t fast enough to reach the egg.

It’s hard to fault them, I can’t get to the front door fast enough for the FedEx guy not to leave my package in the bushes these days.

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Jan 15, 2016

Y-3 and Virgin Galactic — Shaping the future of space access

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

https://youtube.com/watch?v=yGi1qz1zWrw

Y-3 in space! We officially announce our partnership with Virgin Galactic to create their future pilot flight-suits.

A pioneering spirit and dedication to pushing the boundaries of possibility- Y-3 announce a space-apparel partnership with Virgin Galactic.We have been developing the intersection of fashion and space, underpinned by a shared approach to design and innovation, as they create apparel system for the world’s first commercial spaceline.

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Jan 14, 2016

Space Oddity (David Bowie + Kristen Wiig) — The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Jan 14, 2016

Obama to Propose $4 Billion for Self-Driving Cars

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The administration hopes driverless cars will solve traffic and pollution problems.

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Jan 14, 2016

100 Years Of Fashion: Women Vs. Men

Posted by in category: futurism

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Jan 14, 2016

A Mysterious Mammoth Carcass Could Change Human History

Posted by in category: futurism

The carcass was remarkably well preserved, but something was clearly wrong. A rounded hole through the interior jugal. Deep incisions along the ribs. Dents in the left scapula. A broken mandible.

This 45,000 year-old mammoth’s life ended violently at the hands of hunters. That wouldn’t be surprising—it’s well known that Pleistocene humans were expert mammoth killers—but for the location. It was excavated from a permafrost embankment at Yenisei bay, a remote spot in central Siberia where a massive river empties into the Arctic Ocean.

That makes this brutalized mammoth the oldest evidence for human expansion into the high Arctic by a wide margin. Its discovery, published today in Science, might push back the timeline for when humans entered the northernmost reaches of the world—including the first entries into North America.

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Jan 14, 2016

Superluminous Supernova Are a New, Strange Way for Stars to Die

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

An international team of astrophysicists has discovered the brightest supernova yet, briefly blazing fifty times brighter than the entire Milky Way galaxy. It’s a strange new way for stars to die.

As described in a new paper in Science, this spectacularly extravagant stellar explosion— part of a classification known as super luminous supernovae —may give us a peek into the death of stars from near the beginning of the Universe, helping unravel the secrets of early stellar evolution. It’s been named ASAS-SN-15lh.

Humans have been spotting the suddenly-bright pinpricks of stars violently exploding in the night sky for thousands of years, with some records even telling of the rapid appearance and disappearance of stars so bright they can be seen by the naked eye even during in the day. Superluminous supernova kick it up a notch, shining a hundred to a thousand times brighter than a normal nova.

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Jan 14, 2016

Bots are buying Adele tickets at Key Arena, and one state senator wants an investigation

Posted by in category: futurism

Even Adele is not immune from the attack of the “Bots”


Washington state Sen. Marko Liias suspects that ticket bots are creating skyrocketing prices for the July 26 Adele concert at Seattle’s Key Arena — and he is asking the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate the matter.

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Jan 14, 2016

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Get ready; Robot fans and Geeks around world! Robot Wars is coming back for a new season on the BBC.


Robot Wars, the competitive TV show about battling bots, is returning to UK screens with a new series and new, improved remote-controlled metallic monsters of mayhem.

The BBC has confirmed that it has commissioned one of the original production companies to resurrect the show in the form of six 60 minute episodes, with a new structure in place and more science facts and behind-the-scenes footage than before.

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Jan 14, 2016

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change War?

Posted by in categories: drones, economics, military, robotics/AI

Davos, US military branches, Time Magazine, etc. are all talking about the Robotic Battlefield.


Automated systems have already reshaped modern warfare, most notably with the widespread use of drones in conflict. Now, experts predict that advances in artificial intelligence could further change how we fight battles.

The new frontiers of warfare are not without ethical questions. Many have already challenged whether the United States should use unmanned drones to kill terrorists.

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