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Feb 23, 2019

Dutch Researchers Just Discovered 300,000 New Galaxies

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Thanks to The Netherlands-based Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), 300,000 new galaxies have just been discovered.

LOFAR, a massive radio telescope network, was designed to pick up low radio frequencies, which are invisible to other telescopes. Using this method, it found traces of radiation that forms when galaxies are merging.

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Feb 23, 2019

Diving into Earth’s interior helps scientists unravel secrets of diamond formation

Posted by in categories: climatology, space

Understanding the global carbon cycle provides scientists with vital clues about the planet’s habitability.

It’s the reason why the Earth has a clement stable climate and a low dioxide atmosphere compared to that of Venus, for instance, which is in a runaway greenhouse state with high surface temperatures and a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere.

One major difference between Earth and Venus is the existence of active plate tectonics on Earth, which make our environment unique within our solar system.

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Feb 23, 2019

Scientists Have Witnessed in Real-Time a Single-Celled Algae Evolve Into a Multicellular Organism

Posted by in category: biological

Most of us know that at some point in our evolutionary history around 600 million years ago, single-celled organisms evolved into more complex multicellular life.

But knowing that happened and actually seeing it happen in real-time in front of you is an entirely different matter altogether.

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Feb 23, 2019

U.S. Transhumanist Party Virtual Meeting and Q&A — February 2019

Posted by in categories: education, evolution, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

U.S. Transhumanist Party Virtual Meeting and Q&A – Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time. Join us for an extensive 2-hour discussion! Watch it and view the agenda here:

The U.S. Transhumanist Party invites many of its Officers and Ambassadors to discuss recent activities and plans for 2019, including the upcoming Presidential nomination process. The meeting will include a question-and-answer portion where inquiries from members and the general public will be addressed.

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Feb 23, 2019

Scientists Develop a Material That Kills 99.9% of Bacteria in Drinking Water Using Nothing But Light

Posted by in categories: materials, sustainability


Researchers in China have developed a new way to remove bacteria from water that they say is both highly efficient and environmentally sound.

By shining ultraviolet light onto a two-dimensional sheet of a compound called graphitic carbon nitride, the team’s prototype can purify 10 litres (2.6 liquid gallons) of water in just one hour, killing virtually all the harmful bacteria present.

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Feb 23, 2019

When the next recession comes, the robots will be ready

Posted by in categories: business, economics, robotics/AI

This next wave of automation won’t just be sleek robotic arms on factory floors. It will be ordering kiosks, self-service apps and software smart enough to perfect schedules and cut down on the workers needed to cover a shift. Employers are already testing these systems. A recession will force them into the mainstream.

Robots’ infiltration of the workforce doesn’t happen gradually, at the pace of technology. It happens in surges, when companies are given strong incentives to tackle the difficult task of automation.

Typically, those incentives occur during recessions. Employers slash payrolls going into a downturn and, out of necessity, turn to software or machinery to take over the tasks once performed by their laid-off workers as business begins to recover.

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Feb 22, 2019

Masterpiece: “The Syntellect Hypothesis”

Posted by in categories: alien life, evolution, life extension

Foreword to the Syntellect Hypothesis.

I had the honour of writing the foreword of Alex Vikoulov’s recently published masterpiece and bestseller “The Syntellect Hypothesis”. Hereunder you can read my foreword:

“If you picked up this book, it is not unlikely that you may have heard of the early 20th century philosophical movement of Cosmism. This movement, which originated in Russia, was striving for conquering the planets and stars, for radical life extension, immortality and resurrection of our loved ones by the means of technology. Perhaps one of its most important pioneers was Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, whose aspirations did not only venture into the realm of the Macro, but also explored the Micro. He spoke of the atomic world as being animated and can thus be considered a kind of cosmist-panpsychist.

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Feb 22, 2019

The human body might survive a mission to Mars better than our minds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space travel

Though astronaut Scott Kelly’s year in space showed us spaceflight can change the human body, new research suggests the bigger concern should be our minds.

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Feb 22, 2019

This Fast Food Drive-Thru Is Now Using AI to Take Orders

Posted by in categories: employment, food, robotics/AI

We already had a robot that could make fast food burgers. And now we have an artificial intelligence that can take your order for one. Earlier this month, Colorado-based startup Valyant AI announced the launch of a voice-based AI customer service platform, which is now taking customer orders at the drive-thru at Denver’s Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard.

The AI is reportedly not taking jobs from humans, either.

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Feb 22, 2019

Hayabusa2 has touched down on Ryugu!

Posted by in category: space travel

Touchdown occurred at about 22:49 UTC on 21 February, and the spacecraft is healthy.

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