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Nov 19, 2017

The Moon Express MX-1E Lander Is Heading for the Moon or Bust

Posted by in category: space

Take a close look at the R2-D2-shaped lander that startup Moon Express wants to land on the moon.

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Nov 19, 2017

Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionize technology and spaceflight

Posted by in categories: materials, space travel

Revolutionizing technology and spaceflight.


‘It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at something that’s never existed before’

For nearly 100 years, scientists have dreamed of turning the lightest of all the elements, hydrogen, into a metal.

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Nov 19, 2017

Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

This effects whole families and their emotional well being!


Bill Gates shares his thoughts on Alzheimer’s disease and his hopes for accelerating progress to find a breakthrough.

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Nov 19, 2017

Experts discuss warning signs of eruption at Yellowstone super volcano

Posted by in category: futurism

  • Geology
  • Volcanic Eruption

Experts discuss warning signs of eruption at Yellowstone super volcano

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Nov 19, 2017

Dark cloud over future force with current strain on troops, says DoD’s top personnel official

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

A new survey is worrying the leader of DoD’s personnel and readiness office about how the military will recruit in the future.

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Nov 19, 2017

Pope to lawmakers: Protect all people with health care laws

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, sustainability

“Increasingly, sophisticated and costly treatment are available to ever more limited and privileged segments of the population, and this raises questions about the sustainability of health care delivery and about what might be called a systemic tendency toward growing inequality in health care,” the pope said.


VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday urged lawmakers to ensure that health care laws protect the “common good,” decrying the fact that in many places only the privileged can afford sophisticated medical treatments.

The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation’s health insurance laws.

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Nov 19, 2017

Chinese robot becomes world’s first machine to pass medical exam

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Its developer iFlytek Co Ltd, a leading Chinese artificial intelligence company, said on Thursday that the robot scored 456 points, 96 points higher than the required marks.

The artificial-intelligence-enabled robot can automatically capture and analyze patient information and make initial diagnosis. It will be used to assist doctors to improve efficiency in future treatments, iFlytek said.

This is part of broader efforts by China to accelerate the application of AI in healthcare, consumer electronics, and other industries.

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Nov 19, 2017

First-of-Its-Kind Satellite Launches to Track Earth’s Weather Like Never Before

Posted by in category: satellites

The first in a series of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites launched to space on its third try early Saturday (Nov. 18), turning its watchful eye to improving the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations.

The new Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite, or JPSS-1, launched into orbit atop a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket at 4:47 a.m. EST (0947 GMT), lighting up the predawn sky over its Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The successful liftoff came after two scrubbed launch attempts earlier this week due to high winds and boats inside the launch range restriction zone offshore.

“Things went absolutely perfect today,” NASA launch manager Omar Baez said after the JPSS-1 launch. “The nation’s got another wonderful weather asset up in space.” [The JPSS-1 Weather Satellite’s Mission in Pictures].

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Nov 18, 2017

Transforming Education through Imagination — even for Tech Execs

Posted by in categories: architecture, education, environmental, human trajectories

Why do Silicon Valley technology executives send their children to an almost tech-free school? Several authors have explored this question, including New York University professor Adam Alter. In his book “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked” Alter explores the case of a San Francisco Steiner-Waldorf school where 75% of students are the children of Silicon Valley tech execs. How ironic.

In this piece I propose some additional reasons why imaginative education is becoming an approach of choice for parents wanting their children to become innovative, ecologically aware and even, as Whitehead suggests, to develop genius.

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Nov 18, 2017

New Video Shows a Creepily Human-Like Robot Doing a Backflip

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

And with an apparently adequate battery too! None of the power lines are visible anymore!

Welcome to the NINJA-singularity!

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