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Oct 11, 2017

Riding Motorcycle on Water

Posted by in category: transportation

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Oct 11, 2017

With Heavy Vehicles, Self-Driving Is Old Hat

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

Autonomous driving technologies are already established in mining and agriculture thanks to companies such as Caterpillar and John Deere.

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Oct 11, 2017

Modifying Your Own Genes Is Just An Injection Away–If You’re Feeling Lucky

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Biohacker Josiah Zayner wants to create a world where anyone is free and able to experiment on their own DNA.

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Oct 11, 2017

This automated CPR chest band could save lives in remote places

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

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Oct 11, 2017

Immortality is the new IT: Tech moguls chase longevity

Posted by in category: life extension

They made their money by harnessing tech to transform life. Now, they want to use their wealth to extend the limits of life. Longevity is the new frontier for these Silicon Valley barons and they hope to again do what they do best, transform life as we know it and make a killing off it.

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Oct 11, 2017

Intel Accelerates Its Quantum Computing Efforts With 17-Qubit Chip

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, quantum physics

Intel says it is shipping an experimental quantum computing chip to research partners in The Netherlands today. The company hopes to demonstrate that its packaging and integration skills give it an edge in the race to produce practical quantum computers.

The chip contains 17 superconducting qubits—the quantum computer’s fundamental component. According to Jim Clarke, Intel’s director of quantum hardware, the company chose 17 qubits because it’s the minimum needed to perform surface code error correction, an algorithm thought to be necessary to scaling up quantum computers to useful sizes.

Intel’s research partners, at the TU Delft and TNO research center Qutech, will be testing the individual qubits’ abilities as well as performing surface code error correction and other algorithms.

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Oct 10, 2017

Massive Chinese Telescope Discovers Two Pulsars While Still in Trial Stage

Posted by in category: space

After one year of trial operations, China’s 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), a 30-football-field-large radio telescope that is currently the world’s largest, recently discovered two pulsars 16,000 and 4,100 light years from Earth, respectively.

Pulsars are magnetized and rotating collapsed stars that emit electromagnetic beams. Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) confirmed Tuesday that the new pulsars J1859-01 and J1931-01 were discovered on August 22 and 25 while the telescope was scanning the southern galactic plane. Australia’s Parkes radio telescope confirmed the discovery in September, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

Artist’s impression video of the exotic binary star system AR Scorpii

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Oct 10, 2017

Alibaba to Launch a Robotic Gas Station

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Reminds me of that scene from Back to the Future 2, only in China lol.


Alibaba is gearing up to build a new gas station that is staffed with robotic arms.

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Oct 10, 2017

Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.: Rejuvenation biotechnology: Why Age May Soon Not Mean Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Recorded Oct 4th, 2017

Link to the interview, goo.gl/8rQ6YS

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Oct 10, 2017

Deceptively Cunning Cancer Cells Force Healthy Cells to Make Fake Viruses

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new study suggests that cancer cells trick normal cells to produce virus-like particles that help tumor cells to grow and spread.

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