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May 23, 2024

China unveils its first full-size electric running humanoid robot

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Tiangong is a full-size humanoid robot from China that stands as tall as an average human, can jog and is capable of running on electric power.

May 23, 2024

Searles_wager (1).pdf

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Searles wager.


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May 23, 2024

Butterfly effect

Posted by in category: futurism

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.

May 23, 2024

Ian Barbour — Why is Emergence Significant?

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Watch more videos on complexity and emergence: https://shorturl.at/QLrfUEmergence is how the world works differently at various levels or hierarchies of orga…

May 23, 2024

How the Ascension cyberattack is disrupting care at hospitals

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, health

With IT systems down, staff at Ascension have to use manual processes they left behind some 20 years ago. It’s the latest in a string of attacks on health care systems that house private patient data.

May 23, 2024

A Biblical Case for Annihilation — Dr. Bart Ehrman

Posted by in categories: education, neuroscience

Annihilationism is the belief that unbelievers will not experience an eternity of suffering in hell, but will instead be “extinguished.” Dr. Bart Ehrman discusses why Jesus and Paul believed in annihilation. Full video: • Exploring Early Christian Narratives…

Dr. Bart Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has taught thousands of students and won numerous awards.

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May 23, 2024

The Physics of Portals (Made With Love)

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Learn science on Brilliant — it’s fast and easy. First 30 days are free and 20% off the annual premium subscription when you use our link ➜ https://brilliant.org/sabine.

I’ve spent too much time thinking about how portals could work in the real world and, yes, I guess that is somewhat weird, but well. From energy conservation to momentum conservation to moving portals, I have it all sorted out for you. And the cake is not a lie.

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May 23, 2024

WileyK_NondestructiveMindUploadingAndTheStreamOfConsciousness_2023.pdf

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Nondestructive mind uploading and scan and copy.


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May 23, 2024

Long-Wear, Noise-Canceling, And Wireless: How Earphones Damage Our Hearing

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Earphones may be convenient, but convenience doesn’t come without a cost.

May 23, 2024

Swiss scientists invent healthier and more sustainable chocolate

Posted by in category: sustainability

Good news for whom? Producers or consumers? On a scale 1 to 10 is this healthier or not from traditional dark chocolate.


Cocoa fruit contains other valuable ingredients that have been underutilised until now, the researchers say.

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