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Oct 28, 2018

A Next-Generation Particle Accelerator

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

In early 2020, the FACET-II facility aims to open for use by scientists across the world. Plasma accelerators are compact accelerators that are more affordable. FACET-II will be the upgraded version of the current FACET facility. Where the aim of the upgrade is to get the electron beam brighter by about 100 or even 1000 times. FACET-II will be the home of experiments that will add to medical and x-ray science, and particle physics. Currently, potential users are submitting proposals for experiments they would like to carry out at FACET-II. A program advisory committee will evaluate the proposals and select the most exciting ones with the largest impact in science for the upcoming experimental runs.

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Oct 28, 2018

An IBM AI Invented Perfumes That’ll Soon Sell in 4,000 Stores

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

These fragrances were dreamed up by Waton’s creative cousin, Philyra.

It has no nose, and yet it must sniff.

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Oct 28, 2018

A Lightning Storm Seen From Space

Posted by in category: climatology

The ISS captured this massive lightning storm over China.

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Oct 28, 2018

Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

Posted by in categories: ethics, robotics/AI, transportation

Who should a self-driving car kill?

The infamous “trolley problem” was put to millions of people in a global study, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures.

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Oct 28, 2018

In a Transhumanist Future, Everyday Could Be Halloween

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, habitats, health, nanotechnology, transhumanism

In the spirit of Halloween, where ghouls, ghosts, and vampires walk among us, our perception of reality will soon transform as well, forever possessed by the specter of Transhumanism!

Last year, I wrote about how people could transform themselves into one of my favorite horror creatures—a real-life werewolf—using modern science and tech. This merely scratches the surface, however, in terms of how far an individual can go. In a Transhumanist future, you’ll be empowered to not only question the extent of your humanity but equally put those questions into action.

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Oct 28, 2018

How BrainNet Enabled 3 People to Directly Transmit Thoughts

Posted by in categories: internet, neuroscience, space

For a remarkably social species, we’re not particularly effective communicators.

Finding the right words to clearly, efficient transmit our thoughts to another consciousness—even something as simple as driving directions—can be a challenge, especially in-the-moment and under pressure.

What if we could do away with words altogether? What if, rather than relying on an intermediary, we could directly transmit our thoughts through a digital, internet-like space into another mind?

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Oct 28, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Life Of A Fighter Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, innovation, life extension, neuroscience…dcast-138/

Oct 28, 2018

The Cubli a cube that can jump up, balance, and walk

Posted by in category: futurism

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Oct 28, 2018

China’s 1st private rocket fails after launch

Posted by in category: space

Made in…?

The first attempt by a private Chinese company to send a rocket into space has failed.

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Oct 28, 2018

Biostorm: A Story of Future War

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030–2050 project at Small Wars Journal. Based on ideas developed in the SciTech Futures Technology Foresight Game: Bioconvergence and the Soldier of 2050, which was conducted by the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. Supported by the SciTech Futures Technology Effort under the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research & Technology). The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect official views or policies of the United States Army.


The US and its remaining NATO allies are engaged in a limited war with the Mektigfolk, an ultra-nationalist techno-state that emerged from northern Europe during the reactionary upheavals that swept the continent in 2026.

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