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Jan 2, 2016

RAND Summer Institute

Posted by in categories: economics, health, life extension, policy

Are you a current or aspiring researcher working in the #aging field? Then you may be interested in the 23rd annual RAND Summer Institute in Santa Monica. This July, institute participants will attend a series of master lectures that offer insights into the science of aging, and the relationships between the aging field and health, economic status, and public policy. Register by March 15.

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Jan 1, 2016

Wormholes are just quantum entangled black holes, says new research

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics, quantum physics

Interesting, but older…


Two separate research groups, one of which is from MIT, have presented evidence that wormholes — tunnels that may allow us to travel through time and space — are “powered” by quantum entanglement. Furthermore, one of the research groups also postulates the reverse — that quantum entangled particles are connected by miniature wormholes.

A wormhole, or Einstein-Rosen bridge to give its formal name, is a hypothetical feature of spacetime that exists in four dimensions, and somehow connects to another wormhole that’s located elsewhere in both space and time. The theory, essentially, is that a wormhole is a tunnel that isn’t restricted by the normal limitations of 3D Cartesian space and the speed of light, allowing you to travel from one point in space and time, to another point in space and time — theoretically allowing you to traverse huge portions of the universe, and travel in time.

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Jan 1, 2016

Food delivered by drones, driverless cabs and cyber PAs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, drones, food, robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence is moving so fast that within a decade, we will even be able to swallow computers so they can perform internal operations and release drugs.

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Jan 1, 2016

We will someday transform into immortal cyborgs, claims Zoltan Istvan

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, genetics, life extension, transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan, you re in the Daily Mail.


California-based, Zoltan Istvan, is leader of the Transhumanst party, and believes that mind uploading, cyborg body augmentation, and genetic manipulation could help us live forever.

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Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, Sydney!

Posted by in category: futurism

Sydney welcomes in 2016 with a spectacular fireworks display across the harbour.

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Jan 1, 2016

Contaminants, Explosives, and Diseases Can Now Be Detected With Just One Molecule

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

It is now possible to detect just one molecule of a substance, and we can detect said substance whether it is a solid, liquid, or gas.

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Jan 1, 2016

Teslasuit: This Full Body Suit Lets You Feel Virtual Reality

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Now you can “feel what you play,” with this full body virtual reality suit that simulates everything from temperature to hugs.

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Jan 1, 2016

Interesting Futurism Animation 12

Posted by in category: futurism

Cheers to a new year!

Gif Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxA3q7_09Rc

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Jan 1, 2016

The World Is Racing to Build a Moon Base — Here’s What It Could Look Like

Posted by in category: space

It’s a global space race to live on the moon. Around 26 nations want to figure out what that’s going to look like.

In the past, NASA has been a big fan of expandable, inflatable modules, like the ones made by Bigelow Aerospace. The ESA’s concept art shows buildings made out of the natural elements found on the lunar surface. This idea isn’t far-fetched; product designers have used sand to print in the past.

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Jan 1, 2016

Potential delay for first test flight of India’s spaceplane demonstrator

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) may have to delay the first test flight of its experimental Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) spaceplane. The unmanned sub-orbital spacecraft, which is similar in design to the US Air Force’s X-37B, was scheduled to be launched in February, but technical difficulties may put back the flight to the first week of April.

According to a report in the New Indian Express, a minor leak in the flight systems of the RLV-TD led to the potential setback. K Sivan, director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), where the craft is being developed, told the paper that the spacecraft needed to be reassembled, which could cause a significant delay if more problems occur.

The RLV-TD is a two-stage scaled prototype of India’s Avatar spacecraft designed to drastically reduce the cost of launching payloads into orbit from US$5,000 per kilogram (2.2 lb) to US$500. RLV-TD is a winged technology demonstrator for testing flight and propulsion systems that will allow the completed Avatar to return to Earth for a controlled landing like a conventional aircraft.

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