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Apr 22, 2017

Noah’s Ark 2.0

Posted by in category: life extension

For two decades, the architect Stephen Valentine has been designing, planning and developing — though not yet building — a structure quite unlike anything built before. He calls the building Timeship and describes it as a repository for the technologies and people working to stretch the boundaries of being human, a Silicon Valley for life-extension research.

It’s the first take on an architecture of immortality, but is cryogenics hub Timeship a grand delusion or looming reality?

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Apr 21, 2017

Google says it is on track to definitively prove it has a quantum computer in a few months’ time

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

The search giant plans to reach a milestone in computing history before the year is out.

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    Apr 21, 2017

    ‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University

    Posted by in category: physics

    We are one step closer to actually creating an Alcuberre FTL drive…

    Experimental images of an expanding spin-orbit superfluid Bose-Einstein condensate at different expansion times (credit: M. A. Khamehchi et al./Physical Review Letters)

    Washington State University (WSU) physicists have created a fluid with “negative mass,” which means that if you push it, it accelerates toward you instead of away, in apparent violation of Newton’s laws.

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    Apr 21, 2017

    Thomas Pesquet, Space Photographer | Thales Group

    Posted by in category: space

    “Over the last few months, Thomas Pesquet has been able to bring Space into thousands of households, especially their younger members.”

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    Apr 21, 2017

    Special Address: Rajiv Shah, President, Rockefeller Foundation | Global Philanthropy Forum

    Posted by in category: innovation

    “Rockefeller Foundation president Raj Shah discusses today’s “watershed moment for philanthropy.””

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    Apr 21, 2017

    How Global Value Chains Push and Pull U.S. Companies on Climate Action — By Emilie Prattico | Business for Social Responsibility

    Posted by in categories: business, energy, environmental

    “But for most companies operating within global value chains, the pull and push of climate action also comes from abroad, and many U.S. companies now understand the potential to demonstrate global leadership through climate action.”

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    Apr 21, 2017

    Quantum Cryptography Is Unbreakable. So Is Human Ingenuity — By Joshua Holden | Singularity Hub

    Posted by in category: security

    “But that’s not really true. What is true is that pretty much anyone can get hold of software that, when used properly, is secure against any publicly known attacks. ”

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    Apr 21, 2017

    Breakthroughs arise from a precise mix of old and new knowledge, say scientists — By Eoin O’Carroll | The Christian Science Monitor

    Posted by in category: science

    Analysis of millions of studies and patents found that the most influential science draws a clear line to the work of previous generations of scientists, a pattern that was ‘nearly universal in all branches of science and technology.’”

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    Apr 21, 2017

    Daisy Robinton — The Fight Against Aging

    Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, food, genetics, life extension, neuroscience

    Primarily talking about CRISPR.

    Daisy Robinton explores bioengineering and its potential to end ageing.

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    Apr 21, 2017

    Shanghai planning huge vertical farm, looking to change the way it feeds its 24 million residents

    Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

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    As Shanghai continues to expand outward, replacing agriculture with urbanization, a US-based design firm is looking to reimagine the way that Shanghai grows food to feed its 24 million people.

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