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Oct 11, 2020

A Milestone for Small Modular Reactors (SMR 2020)

Posted by in category: nuclear energy

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Oct 11, 2020

RAADfest 66 minute version for COPL

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

I will be 49 tomorrow. I always like to find some sort of life extension vid for my birthday. And boy did I hit it. Here comes Bill Faloon to drown you in info. Fruit flies 48% increase at 4:30, George Church at 9:00, C. Elegans 5X increase 15:30, 114 year old blood cells reprogrammed ti pluripotent at 18:40, epigenetics at 22:30, Senile plasma at 24:30, Dr Mike West 4 paragraphs to summarize at 21:00, 44:00 minutes is Vitality in Aging Interventions Trail which anyone can join. Enjoy.

Oct 11, 2020

Every Otaku’s Dream: Companion AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

In the modern world, there is currently a loneliness epidemic. However, recently, nations like Japan have made *cough* advances with technologies such as the Gatebox that provide companion AIs. In this video, I will dive deeper into the concept and practicality of such companion AIs.

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Oct 11, 2020

This All-Electric Robotic Combat Vehicle May Accompany Army Units into Battle

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Textron announced it will deliver an all-electric version of its M5 Ripsaw Robotic Combat Vehicle for experimentation.

Oct 11, 2020

Japan : Future floating sustainable cities

Posted by in categories: governance, sustainability

A future man-made, self sufficient floating city to be called green floats or botanical cities is dreamt by Shimizu Corp., a Japanese firm working with State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute.

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Oct 11, 2020

The Most Sensitive Optical Receivers Yet for for Laser-Beam Based Space Communications

Posted by in categories: internet, space

Communications in space demand the most sensitive receivers possible for maximum reach, while also requiring high bit-rate operations. A novel concept for laser-beam based communications, using an almost noiseless optical preamplifier in the receiver, was recently demonstrated by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

In a new paper published in the scientific journal Nature: Light Science & Applications, a team of researchers describes a free-space optical transmission system relying on an optical amplifier that, in principle, does not add any excess noise — in contrast to all other preexisting optical amplifiers, referred to as phase-sensitive amplifiers (PSAs).

The researchers’ new concept demonstrates an unprecedented receiver sensitivity of just one photon-per-information bit at a data rate of 10 gigabits per second.

Oct 11, 2020

The Pentagon Wants to Send Cargo Rockets Around the World in Minutes—with Elon Musk’s Help

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, military, space travel

The Pentagon’s Transportation Command and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are teaming up to examine using rockets to ship cargo through space. The plan raises the prospect of sending urgently needed supplies to U.S. troops anywhere on Earth, within minutes. While the idea is technically feasible, there are several factors, including cost and preparation time, that could make it unworkable.

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Oct 11, 2020

Twin of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Now on the Move

Posted by in category: space

Did you know Perseverance has a twin on Earth, OPTIMISM, that helps engineers test hardware and software before commands get sent to the rover?

Join NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for an Instagram live on Oct. 7 in the 9am PT hour (~noon ET, ~1600 UTC):

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Oct 11, 2020

Tour of the Asteroid Bennu

Posted by in categories: materials, space

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission now knows much more about the material it will be collecting in just a few weeks.

Goddard’s Amy Simon found that carbon-bearing, organic material is widespread on the asteroid’s surface, including at the mission’s primary sample site, Nightingale, where OSIRIS-REx will make its first sample collection attempt on Oct.20.

These and other findings indicate that hydrated minerals and organic material will likely be present in the collected sample.

Oct 11, 2020

What Elon Musk’s 42,000 Satellites Could Do To Earth

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

What Elon Musk’s 42,000 Starlink satellites could do for — and to — earth.