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May 30, 2021

This is the year the first baby will be born in space

Posted by in category: space

A permanent Moon colony could become a reality in a few decades.

May 30, 2021

U.S. Transhumanist Party Virtual Enlightenment Salon with Ryan O’Shea — May 30, 2021

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, ethics, geopolitics, health, robotics/AI, space, transhumanism

Today, Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, join us for a U.S. Transhumanist Party Virtual Enlightenment Salon with Ryan O’Shea, as we discuss the state of the transhumanist movement, life-extension advocacy, biohacking, Ryan’s Future Grind podcast, and more!

Watch on YouTube here:. You will be able to post questions and comments in the live YouTube chat.

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May 30, 2021

DEBUNK ANGRY vs BEZOS Pt2

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Part II of the response:


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May 30, 2021

Trillions of pounds of trash: New technology tries to solve an old garbage problem

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sustainability

The recycling industry has struggled with a trillion-pound global landfill issue, but breakthrough plastic package replacements and recycling robots are here.

May 30, 2021

Sonothermogenetics Can Control Behavior

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

New Tool Combines Ultrasound, Genetics to Activate Deep Brain Neurons Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St.

May 30, 2021

Stephen Hawking’s office and archive to be preserved in UK

Posted by in categories: futurism, government

Papers and a diverse range of personal items belonging to the late British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking have been acquired by Cambridge University and a UK museum group.

Under an agreement between Cambridge University Library, the Science Museum Group and the UK government, the entire contents of the world-renowned scientist’s office and archive will be preserved for .

The £4.2 million ($5.9 million, 4.8 million euros) deal means 10000 pages of Hawking’s and other documents will remain in the university city of Cambridge in eastern England where he died in 2018.

May 30, 2021

How Nvidia plans to own the data center with AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Nvidia Corp. wants to transform enterprise computing completely by making data centers run 10 times faster at one-10th the cost.

Nvidia Chief Executive Jensen Huang (pictured) is crafting a strategy to re-architect today’s on-premises data centers, public clouds and edge computing installations with a vision that leverages the company’s strong position in artificial intelligence architectures. The keys to this end-to-end strategy include a clarity of vision, massive chip design skills, new Arm-based architectures that integrate memory, processors, I/O and networking, and a compelling software consumption model.

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May 30, 2021

A rogue killer drone ‘hunted down’ a human target without being instructed to, UN report says

Posted by in categories: drones, government, military, robotics/AI, terrorism

Oh, joy. You can take the drone out of 2020, but you can’t take the 2020 out of the drone.


A “lethal” weaponized drone “hunted down a human target” without being told to for the first time, according to a UN report seen by the New Scientist.

The March 2020 incident saw a KARGU-2 quadcopter autonomously attack a human during a conflict between Libyan government forces and a breakaway military faction, led by the Libyan National Army’s Khalifa Haftar, the Daily Star reported.

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May 30, 2021

Extinct giant bird claw with the flesh still on it resurfaces online

Posted by in category: futurism

The claw belonged to a moa, an extinct flightless bird from New Zealand.

May 30, 2021

New tool activates deep brain neurons

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, health, neuroscience, wearables

Using a mouse model, Chen and the team delivered a viral construct containing TRPV1 ion channels to genetically-selected neurons. Then, they delivered small burst of heat via low-intensity focused ultrasound to the select neurons in the brain via a wearable device. The heat, only a few degrees warmer than body temperature, activated the TRPV1 ion channel, which acted as a switch to turn the neurons on or off.


Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.

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