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Jun 14, 2015

Cheetah robot lands the running jump (w/ Video)

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs—making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

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Jun 14, 2015

Man Dated

Posted by in categories: futurism, health, transhumanism

A balanced article on transhumanism and the future in a trendy Hong Kong & Chinese men’s lifestyle magazine. Article in English:

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Jun 14, 2015

China’s Troubling Robot Revolution — Martin Ford | The New York Times

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

“Automation has already had a substantial impact on Chinese factory employment: Between 1995 and 2002 about 16 million factory jobs disappeared, roughly 15 percent of total Chinese manufacturing employment. This trend is poised to accelerate.” Read more

Jun 13, 2015

Meet the people out to stop humanity from destroying itself

Posted by in category: existential risks

More research has been done on dung beetles and Star Trek than human extinction. These people want to change that.

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Jun 13, 2015

Implant Fights Stroke, Tinnitus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Microtransponder’s vagus nerve stimulator uses precisely-timed jolts to help stroke victims relearn movements more quickly

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Jun 13, 2015

Longevity Cookbook Indiegogo Campaign Is the Most Effective Step You Can Take towards Your Longevity

Posted by in categories: genetics, life extension

Something amazing has happened! We have launched our Longevity Cookbook Indiegogo Campaign.

Aging steals away your most valuable resource: time. The Longevity Cookbook is a strategy guide to help you get more time to experience the joy from everything that you like in life. Take yourself on a journey starting with nutrients and exercise regimes that goes on to exploring the usage of genetically modified symbiotic organisms and using gene therapy to boost your own longevity.

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Jun 13, 2015

Genetically Modifying Mosquitoes to Eliminate Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A remarkable scheme to alter the pest’s DNA could change the disease-carrying species for the better — or wipe them off the Earth.

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Jun 13, 2015

DARPA Robots Can’t Stay Standing

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Latest DARPA robotics competition shows how we still have some work to do on independently mobile robots.

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Jun 13, 2015

A Primer on Computing’s Exponential Growth and Where Tech Is Headed [Video] — By David J. Hill Wired

Posted by in categories: futurism, singularity

This presentation is peppered with charts and data from Ray Kurzweil, whose 2005 book The Singularity Is Near mapped out how progress in technology has been accelerating since the beginning, and in recent times, has resulted in computers that will soon rival the processing ability of the human mind.

Recently, Kurzweil announced that the sequel, The Singularity Is Nearer, is scheduled for release around early 2017. Read more

Jun 13, 2015

MX3D

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, futurism, robotics/AI

We are MX3D, a company that researches and develops groundbreaking robotic 3D print technology. Our robots print sustainable materials such as metals and synthetics in virtually any size or shape. Our engineers, craftsmen and software experts bring together digital technology, robotics and traditional industrial production.

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