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Aug 1, 2019

Rejuvenation Roundup July 2019

Posted by in category: life extension

Last month was arguably the busiest of all for everybody on the LEAF team, given that our second NYC conference was taking place—and, by the way, it was a great success! Today, we’re offering a detailed account of the conference as well as all that has been going on with us in July, including, of course, a recap of the latest news from the aging research and rejuvenation community.


Aug 1, 2019

Could There Be Life? This Newfound ‘Super-Earth’ May Be Habitable

Posted by in category: space

An international group of astronomers discovered the planet using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) earlier this year in the constellation Hydra, about 31 light-years from Earth, according to a statement by NASA. (One light-year is the distance light travels in a year, about 6 trillion miles, or 10 trillion kilometers.)

Aug 1, 2019

Mind the Staph: London Is Crawling with Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The bacteria are not a major threat, but they could transfer their resistance to more dangerous pathogens.

  • By Karen Weintraub on August 1, 2019

Aug 1, 2019

Facebook funds AI mind-reading experiment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, robotics/AI

Facebook has announced a breakthrough in its plan to create a device that allows people to type just by thinking.

It has funded a study that developed machine-learning algorithms capable of turning brain activity into speech

It worked on epilepsy patients who had already had recording electrodes placed on their brains to asses the origins of their seizures, ahead of surgery.

Aug 1, 2019

This autonomous bicycle shows China’s rising expertise in AI chips

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

It might not look like much, but this wobbly self-driving bicycle is a symbol of growing Chinese expertise in advanced chip design.

Look, no hands: The bike not only balances itself but steers itself around obstacles and even responds to simple voice commands. But it’s the brains behind the bike that matter. It uses a new kind of computer chip, called Tianjic, that was developed by Luping Shi and colleagues at Tsinghua University, a top academic institution in Beijing.

Two in one: The Tianjic chip features a hybrid design that seeks to bring together two different architectural approaches to computing: a conventional, von Neumann design and a neurologically inspired one. The two architectures are used in cooperation to run artificial neural networks for obstacle detection, motor and balance control, and voice recognition, as well as conventional software.

Aug 1, 2019

Since photons can’t think, we don’t have to worry too much about their existential horror of experiencing neither time nor distance

Posted by in category: futurism

Aug 1, 2019

‎Yhtomit Teluob‎ to Punk Rock Libertarians

Posted by in category: futurism

Juggalo or juggalette makeup features a black and white face that actually distorts the facial features that the devices pick up on in order to identify an individual, particularly the jawline.

Just don’t try it @ Walmart!

Aug 1, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein, a Narcissistic Transhumanist

Posted by in category: transhumanism…shumanist/ the author of the article is a dummy and a hypocrite. By his criteria, then God and Jesus and all Christians, Jews and Muslims as well as pretty much all the world’s religions are narcissists etc., Because every world religion I can remember believes in an eternal afterlife.

Jeffrey Epstein’s deep dive into transhumanism.

Aug 1, 2019

Fairy-sized astronauts made in test tubes ‘will explore the universe for us’ by 2100, expert claims

Posted by in categories: genetics, space

FAIRY-SIZED astronauts will become humanity’s weapon of choice when it comes to exploring the universe.

That’s the shock claim made by one expert, who reckons by the end of the century we’ll be creating tiny people with wings to travel to new worlds for us.

Dr Ian Pearson, a “futurologist” – someone who specialises in predicting future tech trends – says we’ll soon be able to genetically engineer folk of all shapes and sizes.

Aug 1, 2019

Spanish scientists create human-monkey chimera in China

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The team led by Juan Carlos Izpisúa injected stem cells into the animal embryos as part of research aimed at finding a way to grow organs for transplants.