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Nov 26, 2017

Bali volcano shuts down flights, sends residents scurrying to safety

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This one and one in iceland! wow!


Volcanic eruptions on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have prompted officials to cancel flights and move about 24,000 residents out of the way as a thick ash cloud from Mount Agung, thousands of meters high, drifts east and southeast along the archipelago.

Residents were evacuated from 224 points around the island while Lombok International Airport on Pulau Lombok, the island due east of Bali, has closed temporarily, said Ari Ahsan, spokesman for Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.

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Nov 26, 2017

170813 RAADfest final panel

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

On August 13, 2017, during the final day at RAADfest 2017.

Q&A session with an extraordinary group of gerontologists, futurists, speakers, scientists and advocates of Radical Life Extension (RLE):

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Nov 26, 2017

The world’s most polluted cities

Posted by in category: futurism

Four of 10 are in india.

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Nov 26, 2017

World’s 1st robot citizen wants her own family, career & AI ‘superpowers’

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

The world’s first robot citizen wants to start a family and have a career, but also believes AI will grant her ‘superpowers’ in the future.

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Nov 26, 2017

Bright fireball over England

Posted by in category: futurism

Bright fireballs seen over southern England by dozens of people. Watch videos here: https://asteroidday.org/11-26-2017-bright-fireballs-…of-people/

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Nov 26, 2017

Fukushima’s radioactive water grows

Posted by in category: futurism

By 150 tons a day and Japan doesn’t know what to do with it. Scientists vs fishermen and locals conflict.

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Nov 26, 2017

Japan is embracing nursing-care robots

Posted by in categories: health, robotics/AI

Japan leads the world in advanced robotics. Many of its firms see great potential in “carerobos” that look after the elderly. Over a quarter of the population is over 65, the highest proportion of any country in the OECD. Care workers are in desperately short supply, and many Japanese have a cultural affinity with robots.


AT SHINTOMI nursing home in Tokyo, men and women sit in a circle following exercise instructions before singing along to a famous children’s song, “Yuyake Koyake” (“The Glowing Sunset”).

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Nov 26, 2017

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

See if you can get your head around this.

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Nov 25, 2017

DARPA Wants to Use Genetic Modification to Turn Plants into Spy Tech

Posted by in categories: genetics, military, robotics/AI, surveillance

DARPA has a new surveillance program in the works, and it doesn’t involve training human agents or AI operators. Instead, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense wants to genetically engineer plant-based sensors as battlefield spy tech.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the think-tank that’s under the U.S. Department of Defense, recently announced that it’s working on a new project that could change how pertinent information is gathered on the battlefield. The project, dubbed the Advanced Plant Technologies (APT) program, examines the possibility of turning plants into next-generation surveillance technology.

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Nov 25, 2017

Iceland drafts emergency evacuation plans as volcano rumbles after centuries of inactivity

Posted by in category: futurism

A volcano that has been dormant for centuries could be about to erupt on Iceland’s southeast coast. Officials are now preparing evacuation plans.

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