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Feb 18, 2021

Could Earth Soon Be Swallowed Up by a Black Hole?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Circa 2019 o.o

Feb 18, 2021

Bundex Film Archive 1990’s

Posted by in categories: education, evolution, food, holograms, mobile phones

Blog — Bundex Film Archives coming to posthuman university.

As editor, sound engineer and roadie with director Bunny Dexter’s “Bundex Films”, the three of us (Eugene Smith was cameraman) travelled to various parts of the world making political, environmental and quirky documentaries during the first age of digital video. Bunny was also a judge at some international film festivals, and we actually won an award in Poland for one of our films. At NY film school, Bunny’s teacher was Marty Scorsese, who would call at Bunny’s flat sometimes when in London. We made two versions of a 3D hologram of Marty, of which he has one and I the other. After Bunny’s passing I inherited the huge shoulder-harnress digital camera which remains in my garage and has less capability than a modern smartphone, digital tape-decks and lots footage together with all rights, except for the lost Orson Welles tapes matter and story of his aristocratic Sicilian producer. More about this and other films later. I have boxes to sort through, and am sure I have forgotten some projects which will come as a surprise when I rediscover them. Will post at posthuman university side when sorted, this footage give unique insights from a period of very rapid evolution and transformation in film-making.

Documentaries include the Homeless and their Dogs, Gipsy persecution in Hungary, a study of Tattoo’s and Tattoo artists, Momento Mori – a film of an elderly lady after her death, and our pursuit of Cocoa plant agricultural sabotage in Brazil. There is unseen footage from these and other films, and interviews with Bunny before her death which I will edit together. She had an interesting life including appearances in Andy Warhol movies, and early success with a short film with Hollywood beckoning. Woody Allen was in her NY film school class, and many of her friends went on to become big stars, but B was too much of a socialite, and was unable to get her screen plays produced. At least one political biography that I have is very good, I might update it for sub-Hollywood production in the future. Anyway, Bunny had an interesting “career” and was close friends with Yoko & John Lennon from her guerrilla art days, Jimmy Hendrix, also Graham Chapman and some of the Pythons.

Feb 18, 2021

Recogni raises $48.9 million for AI-powered perception chips

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI, transportation

Recogni, a startup developing a perception system for autonomous vehicles, has raised $48.9 million in venture capital.

Feb 18, 2021

Op-ed | Space initiatives in Africa offer a canvas of opportunity

Posted by in category: space

More than ever before, the promise and potential in space is available to those with the ambition to reach for it. Nowhere is this story more exciting and compelling than in Africa.

Feb 18, 2021

Native elders of the Arctic alert NASA – “Moon, Sun, and planet Earth are changing as we speak”

Posted by in categories: space, sustainability

All of the Eskimos met at the Copenhagen Global Warming Summit and together they asked for NASA’s focus. In the end, they managed to get the publicity they wanted, and with it, they carried out a deadly premonition. They claimed that the atmospheric patterns of the earth are increasingly shifting, being changed by emissions to the extent where we’re not going to have much longer on this planet if we don’t change our way. The Sun is no longer rising from where it is meant to or so they say, and they state that the day no longer seems usual.

Feb 18, 2021

Nervous system-like signaling in plant defense

Posted by in category: futurism

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Feb 18, 2021

Watch NASA’s Perseverance Rover Land on Mars!

Posted by in category: space

Thu, Feb 18 at 11:15 AM PST.

Join our community for a special Mars rover landing watch party. The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will make history when it lands on the Red Planet at 12:30 p.m. PST.

Feb 18, 2021

Quantum computing poised to transform big-data landscape

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Problems that defy traditional computing can be solved by quantum solutions.

Feb 18, 2021

Engineers develop polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Rice University engineers have suggested a colorful solution to next-generation energy collection: Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) in your windows.

Feb 18, 2021

Altered Brain Connectivity After Prolonged Anesthesia

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Prolonged anesthesia significantly alters the synaptic architecture of the brain, regardless of age.

Source: Columbia University